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“Love it” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mandarin Buffet

Mandarin Buffet
Ranked #751 of 1,040 Restaurants in Belfast
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Belfast, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Love it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

This has to be one of the best chinese buffets ever - great value for money and great variety and quite spacious too so you aren't all bumping into each other. Will definitely be back.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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UK
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72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“surprisingly good!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

i have been here twice this year. the first time i went was with my mother as we were coming out of the cinema in the dismal cityside/yorkgate complex. we wanted something quick to eat and couldnt be bothered with going into town and we dont do take-aways nor fast food.so when mum suggested we go in to Mandarin Buffet i shuddered as from the outside it looks like just another one of the many cheap and tacky dives we have as "chinese buffets" that are increasingly appearing in and around the UK and Ireland.
but i was really surprised at this place. the food is very tasty and they have an extensive wine and beer list, including asian beers. it is perfect for a quick meal and while it is not the greatest chinese food i will ever taste in belfast or anywhere else, it is just as good, if not better than other chinese restaurants and takeaways.and the staff are absolutely charming!

as the name suggests, Mandarin Buffet is a chinese buffet so id say avoid Mandarin Buffet if you want fine dining,but as far as cheap and cheerful goes, id give it 10/10 for service and for value for money,i would happily spend my money here again and again!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mary-domino
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Has to be the best value and choice buffet in Northern Ireland.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

Excellent food none pushy staff, and the the 2 for 1 on a Monday lunch has to be the best food deal in the North of Ireland. Great selection with giant king prawns and even duck. Puts the rest of the buffets in Belfast to shame. My partner and I with my 3 year old daughter ate and had 2 soft drinks and a pint of lager for less than £14. Great value great choice great food.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank mark_rennie
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Nice birthday Treat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

I enjoyed this place. Went here for my Birthday before heading to the cinema upstairs. Food was good. Lost of variety. Prices are ok. The Chicken Curry is particularly tasty. The staff are pleasant and attentive. Unlike some other Chinese Buffet's I have been too I didn't feel rushed. Good Selection of choices available and even managed to squeeze in some chocolate fudge cake and ice cream for dessert. I have been here about 5 or 6 times now and never had any issues with the place. They also offer a takeaway service which is quite good too.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Steve_In_Ulster
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