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Mandarin Village Restaurant

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207 5th St, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 1J5, Canada
+1 250-334-3412
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Port Moody, Canada
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

As others have noted, the owner is so friendly! She has been on the island since 1970 and has run the Courtenay restaurant for 26 years. We were somewhat taken aback by the dated nature of the restaurant but would return for the conversation. The food is typical of Western Chinese but it curbed my Asian cravings...I can only eat... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Tried this place one night near closing. The lady was very nice and even made us a favorite dish from their dim sum menu (despite dim sum being a lunch thing). We ordered -BBQ pork fried rice -Sesame red bean balls -Chicken Corn soup The fried rice and balls were awesome! The soup was alright, but I'm jaded to that... More 

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Courtenay, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Don't let the atmosphere fool you. This building is almost 100 years old and the family has run the restaurant for over 25 years. The interior is tired and worn, our first instinct was to turn around. However being on a quest for good Chinese food we took a chance and were pleasantly surprised, staff was friendly and the food... More 

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Visited again several times. The food was superb. Just to mention a few dishes - Special chow mein, Chicken Hot pot, Sweet and sour fish. Just to tell the person who mentioned flies below - windows are full of plants, never any flies. The restaurant is in vintage decor, and so lovely.

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Thank Ljiljana K
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

Having read previous comments, we went with opened mind. For those who like an intimate atmosphere, lovely interior, and excellent Chinese food, this is the place for you. Order from the menu, no buffet here, which means, you will get freshly made food, cooked with love, just for you.. You will not be disappointed.. I used to work in hospitality... More 

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Courtenay, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

We don't know how they stay in business. Food is boring. Place not clean. Dead flies in the windows are off-putting.

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Thank Gotoutofafrica
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

We were running late and looking for a place to eat. We saw the Mandarin Village and decided to try it. It was about 8:30 PM, and they were to close at 9:00 PM that night. There was no one else in the restaurant, and this did not surprize us being close to close and I think it was a... More 

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CAMPBELL RIVER
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

Having seen this place on the corner for years we bravely ventured in. Our immediate impression was a "dirty" smell. At 5:30 p.m. there were no other diners in the restaurant except for another party that arrived when we did. The place is not well decorated and the staff/owners sure don't dress like they're running a business. The menu is... More 

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Qualicum
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2010

My family went here late last year. The first clue should have been the place was empty at 5:30 pm. The owners were very friendly and obliging but the food was terrible,.The chop suey was 70 percent celery[and not fresh]some old pieces of broccoli and some cauliflower. Unattractive looking and terrible to eat. The sweet and sour pork was also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese
Meals
Dinner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 5th St, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 1J5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Comox Valley  >  Courtenay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-334-3412

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?