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“Matches the best Chinese I've had in the past”

Mandarin Palace Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #37 of 104 Restaurants in Lismore
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Coffs Harbour, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Matches the best Chinese I've had in the past”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

great food, not too much deep fried stuff. Good choice & good service. Would go back again when in Lismore

Visited January 2013
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English first
Lismore, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A taste of childhood.”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

Remember how good it was to go to the local Chinese restaurant when you were young. It was special, it was exciting and fun and you got to have chicken and sweet corn soup with prawn crackers. I still have this for starters every time I come here and its just as good.

This is my local chinese and I wouldn't go to any others in this area. The owners Simon and Sam are two of the most lovely people you will ever meet. I always bring friends here when they visit from the city, the food is consistently good, and is just what you would expect from a small town Chinese restaurant ...everything you had as a child is on the menu and it doesn't disappoint. The decor is kitch and makes the whole experience even more reminiscent of childhood memories. I really love the whole experience of eating here. Its not fine dining, its an experience with great food. My recommendation for food as well as the soup is the champagne chicken...its really good and comes on one of those sizzling plates...dont you just love those?

This place is nearly always busy, has friendly helpful staff, and cheap lunch time deals.

Visited August 2012
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Lismore, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Average Food”
Reviewed July 22, 2012

The food was okay for a small town, nothing to write home about though. The service was pleasent and prompt. Portions are only small so bring your wallet.

  • Visited June 2012
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Gladstone, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Just a chinese resturant”
Reviewed July 1, 2012

Service is great and food is average chinese food. Is nice to dine in and the variety is good.

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Lismore, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Quick but standard Aussie Chinese”
Reviewed March 17, 2012

This place has been around for at least 40 years so it must be doing something right. That something is providing your standard Australian Chinese quickly, affordably and child-friendly-ly. The Honey Prawns are good, the Mongolian Lamb, and the Sweet and sour pork. The beer is cold, the restaurant air-conditioned.

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