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“Great Chinese in Geneva”
Review of Le Mandarin

Le Mandarin
Ranked #639 of 1,707 Restaurants in Geneva
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
montreal
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Chinese in Geneva”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

This restaurant is easily located & has terrific food. The staff were very welcoming & the menu was extensive enough to find just about anything you are craving in Chinese cuisine. They even have an outdoor terrace & they are right across from the Information office on Chantepoulet street at the intersection of Mont Blanc street. Everything we ordered came in a timely manner & each dish was very tasty. If you're looking for Chinese food in Geneva & don't want to be ripped off then you should definitely try Le Mandarin. You know a restaurant is good when a Chinese tour bus shows up to feed it's passengers there. A really great dining experience!

  • Visited August 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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Geneva
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great dim sum”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

I would suggest to go there on the weekend cuz they have a dim sum menu. The regular menu is good too. Service is way above the mark for Geneva standards. Best Chinese food in geneva at the right price. Try the steamed fish.

  • Visited August 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Outstanding chinese dim sums - better than in China !”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

The only restaurant in Geneva where more than half of the customers are Chinese! Each time I went I saw 70-80% of customers being Chinese. This time a Chinese Friend even told me that it's better than in China. And as I was the day before in China I can confirm this.

Background : this restaurant is doing small Chinese plates every week-end, all day long, each one being small and cheap and you choose many of them. That's called "dim sum" and it's very good. But in "Le Mandarin", they are just outstanding !

The restaurant is providing a small book with photos and French explanation of all available dim sums, which means you can order without knowing Chinese, even if you can also order in Chinese as seen on my photo.

The staff is very friendly and they are always available when you need anything, and they speak Chinese, French and English.

I especially recommend the dishes on the provided photo, like the shrimp crepe, or the coco dream dessert (西米露 Tapioca à la noix de coco) and all dumplings. I just found that their website is very detailed about it.

Everything is home-made and very fresh, each plate has a perfect taste, everything has so much taste : the vegetables are fresh and cracking, the meat is of good quality, everything is served hot and perfectly cooked.

And last but not least, prices are very low ! This is the best authentic chines restaurant I know, and it's clearly cheaper as normal swiss prices.

Note : dims sums are available all-day long, but only Saturday and Sunday, as far as I know. The rest of the week it's a normal Chinese restaurant.

Location : by the way you have a great location, the restaurant is almost 360 degrees view at first floor in the center of Geneva (historic post office and a church), which means it has much light and you see around.

  • Visited May 2013
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