We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Mandarin House Chinese
Ranked #23 of 115 Restaurants in Opelika
Cuisines: Chinese
Restaurant details
Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in with friends when passing through. Had never been before but if we're ever down there again I'll be glad to back in and eat.
I had the wonton soup and it was a big bowl for the price. My friends ordered off the menu and got a large portion or delicious food. I rated just very good because the place seemed kind of dirty and dark. The outside could have been spruced up a bit and interior lightened up as well. All in all it was a good place to eat. The waiter was super friendly and very prompt.

Thank Countrybears174
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (45)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

20 - 24 of 45 reviews

Reviewed March 14, 2014

Went with the family and wasn't overly impressed. Nothing was bad though and nothing was dried out or appeared to have been sitting for a long time either. The staff was friendly enough and service was good. They had a good variety on the buffet. Didn't try the sushi so I can't comment.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Robert C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 5, 2014

We have a standing joke that started with an old Checkers commercial from a few years back, wherein the semi-popular eatery highlighted the rivalry between the crews that manned their right-and-left side drive thrus. Ever since then, "Left or right side drive thru" has become shorthand for comments pertaining to the duality of some institution. One such place is M-House. The right side drive thru is generally frequented by broke college kids, belly-busters, and young families with children of less-discriminating tastes who desire a dining experience "closer to the fishies." It's all you'd expect of a lo-cost Chinese buffet: fried stuff, American stuff nobody likes, a few Chinese and Thai dishes, and weird syrup-y canned fruit, or when it's in an unnatural hue, froot.

As he has in a number of places around town, our own Junior Musclechest has earned himself the dread Lifetime Ban from the right-side drive thru and I'm unclear as to whether this applies to the left side as well. He claims that this one was not his fault- He reached for something and the tabletop, not well-secured, hurtled through space. The right side booths take a lot of abuse. And cannon-balling. Stick to the left side, which is a classy, old-Asian style of place with very acceptable grub. If you are buffet-inclined, there are better options nearby.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Flex M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Had dinner here on a Saturday with spouse for first time in several years. My good memories were really tested. He chose the chinese buffet, where the chicken (in several presentations) was overcooked/dried out) and egg rolls greasy. I chose sushi (2 rolls) and while presentation was lovely, the fake seafood filling (crab?, was supposed to be snow crab) was way too salty, and my wasabi looked and had the texture of an old eraser. And the prices were too high for the quality now. The decor has also seen better days--peeling paint, wobbly tables, worn flooring. This was the best chinese restaurant years ago; I will not return now.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank knittermom
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

This place is the dank! Don't be cheap. The people that complain about this place eat on the buffet side for $9.99.

Fresh food cooked by someone who cares and the very best service in Opelika/Auburn. Owner always ensures the highest standards in food prep and quality.

1  Thank Wurlitzer420
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Mandarin House Chinese also viewed

 

Been to Mandarin House Chinese? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing