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“Amazing food, Amazing service”

Mandarin Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 634 Restaurants in Markham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $24
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, 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.
Markham, Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Amazing food, Amazing service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

Not only was everything fresh and hot, but the waitresses were on the ball! I went to grab food and they had a refill waiting for my drink at my table. For a buffet, the one I experienced, well... I know where i'll be going this weekend!

Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Kat W
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Food Bar Fest”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012

An all you can eat, mass produced Chinese formula food. A lot of variety to chose from, but sadly not much taste.

Visited May 2012
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1 Thank ridesfar
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Hideous”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

That one word sums up a nightmarish experience with their takeout - worst Chinese food I have ever encountered, by a wide margin. Presumably they were recycling old food from their buffet - still incredible that even leftovers could be so atrocious.

Ribs were just fat and gristle, not pork at all; beef was a sickly grey and spit out after a single bite as inedible; lemon chicken was stale and the sauce had a ghastly acrid flavor; rice was salty and of very low quality.

All in all one of the worst meals I have ever NOT eaten.

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  • Visited October 2012
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3 Thank MotleyCow
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Richmond Hill
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“If this is good Chinese to you...visit McDonalds”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

Just bland and overpriced food. Sitting for how long? If you live or visit Toronto and love Chinese food, your options are so huge, why would you go to this poor excuse for Asian cuisine? To stuff your face with buffet all you can eat? If that's for you, please enjoy.

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4 Thank filebay
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Toronto
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Mandarin Markham keeps getting better”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

After the change of management, this Mandarin is vastly improved! The food is super excellent and their service is outstanding. I recommend their sweet and sour fish, squash soup, salmon, chicken curry, roast beef... oh, have you seen their dessert bar????!!!! Unlike other Chinese buffets where you know their desserts are of low quality, Mandarin's is of another standard. Their ambience is also amazing. The kids love it here for their atmosphere.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Jose C
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