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2220 Nicholasville Rd, Ste 102, Lexington, KY 40503-2449
+1 859-275-4300
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

There is an old saying that one saying that you should only eat Chinese food in China and Japanese in Japan. Mandarin can make you eat those words. Their environment is not the newest but their food is excellent. If you allow wait staff to RUSH you, they will. I don't know why they do it because the Sushi and... More 

Thank Y8099NPstephenw
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393 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 380 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Mandarin is worth checking out for the Sushi & Oriental specialties. Food quality has been up and down; we enjoyed a good meal with very good service.

Thank gadgetguy11
Lexington, Kentucky
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015

For the first time ever my sons and I thought we would do the traditional Christmas lunch at a Chinese restaurant. I ordered the Teriyaki Scallops, my sons had General Tsao's and Orange Beef. We ordered Teriyaki chicken on a stick for an appetizer which was only 3 pieces but delicious. We all thought the food was served very quickly... More 

Thank Susan D
Frankfort, Kentucky
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170 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

I stopped in for a quick lunch and was pleasantly surprised. The dining room was tasteful and clean and I was greeted immediately upon arriving. Service was good and the food was really good and fast. Very inexpensive lunch specials--$5.30 for a good sized plate of chicken curry with rice and a great egg roll.

Thank pinkmoongirl
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

The quality of this restaurant has gone way down hill. Sushi rolls were bland and didn't taste the freshest. Also was very over priced for the quality. Soups were the best part and they were nothing special. Fried rice seemed like a premade and frozen mix. I gave it 2 stars because the people that work there are nice and... More 

Thank Bryan C
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

Excellent Chinese food. Perhaps the best in Lex. In my opinion. Service friendly and efficient. Ambiance comfortable. Egg foo yung delicious. Wok my way has great flavor and veggies. Strongly suggest trying this restaurant.

1 Thank Rhonda61
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

Was very good, fried rice and sesame chicken and Sweet and Sour chicken, YUM. Enjoyed, very nice setting and great ambience. Next must try sushi.

Thank Indio6363
Lexington, Kentucky
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014

We rarely eat Chinese food, and we never go to a Chinese restaurant. But after our visit to Mandarin, I'm asking myself, 'Why did we wait so long?" Mandarin, sandwiched between a coffee shop and a consignment store in Zandale Center, surprised us when we walked in. The atmosphere was much nicer than we anticipated, fancier than you would imagine... More 

Thank BluegrassBrad
Lexington, Kentucky
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2014

The Mandarin has something for everyone. Best sushi in town made by sushi chef who is an artist! Try the Red Devil Roll. Great Chinese food as well, and top notch service. Don't miss this dining experience.

Thank Susan P
Troy, Ohio
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2012

We love Asian food and always look up the TripAdvisor top-rated Chinese restaurant when visiting a new city. So we tried Mandarin and... meh. It's average Chinese food at best that's priced too high for being nothing particularly special. The staff was disinterested and bordering on rude except when dealing with customers who were clearly regulars. When we asked for... More 

Thank SweetJLee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian, Japanese, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2220 Nicholasville Rd, Ste 102, Lexington, KY 40503-2449
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-275-4300

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