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“Most Authentic Chinese Food in the City”
Review of Mandarin

Mandarin
Ranked #597 of 736 Restaurants in Jerusalem
Cuisines: Chinese
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Reviewed June 12, 2014

Have visited Mandarin dozens of times over the years. Most authentic Chinese food and experience in the city (we are regular patrons of China town in Chicago and Boston, and recently spent 3 months traveling in China). Not kosher. Late hours are great, and centrally located. Usually filled with tour groups from various Asian countries, and can be loud at times, but worth it!

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Reviewed June 12, 2014

My wife and I had been walking around Jerusalem on the Sabbath and the Mandarin was one of only about two restaurants open in the area for lunch. Both liking Chinese food we went in. To find the restaurant door, which was not obvious, you have to go round the left of the building. Once up the stairs, the restaurant itself is open, airy (on a very hot day) and spacious with all the tables set up for guests. It is well decorated, more flavour of China than many UK ones I have visited. We were the only people there and the waitress came over with the menus almost as soon as we had sat down. There was a good variety of food and drinks, but we settled for Chinese tea in view of the weather - it was very refreshing. I ordered Lemon Chicken, which I really enjoy, and my wife had beef noodles. The Beef was well cooked and tasty, as were the noodles. The Lemon Chicken, one of the largest and most lemony portions I have had, was accompanied by some green salad. The portions were so large that we did not do justice to anything else on the menu, but left very satisfied. If it is the Sabbath, you like Chinese and you are in the area of Jaffa/Yofa Street, then I would recommend it.

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Reviewed June 9, 2014

After a few days in Jerusalem, we were craving for Chinese noodles or any Chinese food. again this restaurant was recommended by our Tour Agent, who obviously may have not known a real Chinese meal! We came at 1 pm, only to be told that they were fully booked, then we returned after 2 pm, the restaurant was completely empty. We ask the waiter about the crispy duck and he said that it is very crispy, so we did order a one crispy duck, spicy eggplant, and noodles. when the crispy duck came it was covered in flour, indeed crispy but tasted so bad the spicy eggplant was spicy enough but the eggplant was again covered in flour and you can hardly taste the eggplant . The noodle was just ok. we didn't touch the crispy duck, so when we asked for the bill, the waiter noticed that we didn't eat the duck, and i just said that the taste was not what we expected. He spoke to the the restaurant manager or owner, and they decided not to make us pay for the duck. I thought that was very considerate an sensitive of him. we left and thank the waiter, and never again ! we have informed the Tour agent on the quality of food .

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Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

Looks not clean ,old .as if you are eating food from the street.
Never,never again
Highly not recommended
Used to be one of the best but unfortunately not any more

2  Thank Basel K
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Reviewed May 11, 2014

We have been coming regularly for special occasions like birthdays. The business special is only somewhat more expensive than the least expensive. The food (Chinese) is great, with plenty of variety to choose from. The service is very efficient.

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