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“King crab & service” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mandarin Restaurant

Mandarin Restaurant
Ranked #31 of 427 Restaurants in St. Catharines
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $24
Cuisines: Chinese, Sushi, Asian, International, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Award-winning buffet featuring delicious Chinese, Canadian, and International dishes - all prepared fresh daily. Serving over 150 all-you-can-eat items including soups, salads, sushi, grilled items, hot entrees, and desserts. Also offering a-la-carte, take-out and delivery.
St. Catharines
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“King crab & service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

The all can you eat menu has King Crab which is a big favourite . The consistency of the preparation of King Crab needs improving . Many times the crab is cold, over salted and not presented as an obvious favourite.
Servers/ waitress's/ waiters need training to better help them when serving customers needs and have a good understanding of food / beverages availible.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Robert D
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
St. Catharines, Canada
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355 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
“It's a Buffet - Lots of Choices but Nothing Special”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

Recently went for lunch having a hankering for good Chinese food. We got the Chinese food and there's lots of it. But nothing struck us as being worth going back for. Tons of choices including salads, grilled meats, french fries and onion rings (?), soups, sushi (or close equivalent), lots of desserts. If you are going for bulk, it is a huge spread and you won't be disappointed. But if you are going for hot food with great taste, you might be disappointed. Don't get me wrong - nothing is offensive but nothing is outstanding.

Service is very prompt and friendly and if you are a senior (and the majority in the huge multi-room restaurant seemed to be), you get a 20% discount off the $14 lunch for being 65 or over. But bring your i.d., no discount without it no matter how old you look

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Dogswood
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St. Catharines, Canada
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lots of variety”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

You will find something here to please every pallet. Good service, clean and lots of food. Always busy so make sure you allow enough time to enjoy.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Jeannine C
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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245 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Impressed for a buffet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013 via mobile

There were so many choices but they were all fresh and there was an ample staff to keep it stocked and clean. Drinks are always full, hands always clean, and you walk away stuffed. And its very pretty inside. They can accommodate large parties or just you.

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Thank Laura99IN
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Derby, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Never disappoints”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

We have been coming here for years when we visit family and it never disappoints. There seemed to be even more choice this time with al the usual delights. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the sweets had upped their game, something often of a let down in Chinese buffets.

The cost of the drinks were reasonable for this type of establishment and the whole bill for 4 adults and 3 kids was only around $80.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Rupert E
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