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“Garlic dinner !!”
Review of Mandarin Kitchen

Mandarin Kitchen
Ranked #1,176 of 23,571 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: American, Chinese, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Notting Hill
Reviewed February 5, 2013

We ate at the Mandarin kitchen and were unimpressed.
Service was friendly but everything here is cooked with too much garlic !!!!! . i think this place is overated.

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Thank abgolf
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

I ate a rather small meal but would definitely go back. The food was competent and well balanced Chinese style. I drank memorable water - "Hillsdon".

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Reviewed February 2, 2013

fantastic sea-food.
the menu is very assorted. you can find almost anything you like, but the lobster noodles are out of this world.
amazing!!!

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Reviewed January 28, 2013

The food was excellent. The four wait staff watching us eat the entire time was slightly off putting. The seafood was really fresh and well prepared.

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Thank A O
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

You have to go and have the lobster noodles here- with ginger and spring onion. The portion is enough for two people and is so worth it. The lobster is delicious and you get a large portion, the noodles provide a perfect accompaniment. This dish is what the restaurant is famous for however the other food is also very very good, much better than your average Chinese.

The scallops, steamed with ginger and garlic are lovely and the pork belly is yummy. I have never had a bad meal here and I am v fussy.

Right the bad bits well I suppose the restaurant could do with a lick of paint but it is in no way unpleasant and somehow adds to the character of the place. The service is a bit hit and miss sometimes but overall not bad. There is a waiter there (think his family may own it) and he always come over and says hi which adds a really nice personal touch - so you know what I can overlook the rest

Give the lobster a go!

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Thank RebeccaNieto
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