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Mandarin Restaurant

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Elizabeth St, Goroka 441, Papua New Guinea
732 2999
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Lae, Papua New Guinea
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Often I visit that Restaurant - this is because of limitations in Goroka. It is centrally localted - opposite the Bird of Paradise Hotel. This in advantage. The food is only average. One of the most annoying parts of this restaurant ist, that you cannot order an entree and the main course, that you have the entree first and later... More 

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Goroka, Papua New Guinea
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Was there with a colleague and my personal opinion - well for someone who knows Asian food, I would say it's just ok. I wouldn't go back simply because it's not to my personal taste. The portions are huge and suitable for the locals. I would not recommend it to fellow expats. The staffs are ok, I guess. Make sure... More 

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Thank KiwiExpatinPNG
Dallas, Texas
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

We decided to be adventurous despite the nasty appearance and smell. One person in my group got horrendously ill from food poisoning and no one else was particularly impressed with their meal. If they clean up the facility it might be a decent place to eat.

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Thank megustaleer
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929 reviews
357 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 376 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

The environment seemed OK - there was the smell from the greasy food in the takeaway section but it wasn't unpleasant - but the food was pretty bad. Vegetables that were pretty tasteless but covered in some sickly sweet greasy concoction. The mongolian lamb seemed gelatinous with greasy sauce. I did have a decent pork mince and tofu dish but... More 

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Thank mrdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

We couldn't eat two of the three dishes because they had a rotten smell. Waitress said the meat was fine and it was the sauce causing the smell. We still asked for them to make us something else. The replacement dishes were better. I paid with a Visa that I don't use for anything else and immediately afterwards I got... More 

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Thank PNGhighlander
Melbourne, Australia
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2015

Pretty simple, was told by locals the food is very nice. 4 of us walked in and reviewed the menu. We all looked at each other as we all noted a terrible smell. looked big and clean, but no way any of us were eating with that smell (this was at 5:30pm before any customers or cooking, place was empty)... More 

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Thank Jarrod S
Dublin, Ireland
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013

Only ate there once,food was average had a dodgy stomach the next day. Would prefer to stay in Bird of Paradise for dinner instead not the safest walk over late at night.

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Thank Brian M
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2012

Situated in downtown Goroka it does not give the greatest apperance from outside and to the uninitiated they may be put off. The security has to slip you through the front door but then it opens up into a large chinese resaurant. Looks a bit tired but has that special atmosphere that you only get in these places. Then comes... More 

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Thank Muruk
Port Moresby
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

good food,decent price,renovation is done every two weeks,probably the best location.

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Thank theresa356
Sihanoukville, Cambodia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2011

It ok - good Chinese for a small town - when ordering just order small cos all sizes are basically the same!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese
Meals
Dinner
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Elizabeth St, Goroka 441, Papua New Guinea
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Papua New Guinea  >  Highlands Region  >  Goroka
  • Phone Number: 732 2999

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?