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“Feast of a Lunch”

Mandarin Restaurant
Ranked #29 of 471 Restaurants in Kingston
Price range: USD 6 - USD 24
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Dining options: Dinner, Buffet, Delivery
Description: Award-winning buffet featuring delicious Chinese, Canadian, and International dishes - all prepared fresh daily. Serving over 100 all-you-can-eat items including soups, salads, sushi, grilled items, hot entrees, and desserts. Also offering a-la-carte, take-out and delivery.
Reviewed 5 August 2018

What a selection. Hot and cold: everything from the salad station to sushi; then eggrolls, springrolls, rice, noodles and the meat and fish selections. I started with a plate of sushi. The sushi chef was behind the sushi station, rolling and cutting the sushi and replenishing the serving plates. After that, a variety of hot foods: General Tao's chicken, noodles, lemon chicken, springroll and more sushi. Last plate was more sushi. :) For dessert: one piece of chocolate-covered BACON. Crispy bacon, completely covered in dark chocolate. Soooooooooooo good.

1  Thank Avon Penny I
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Reviewed 31 July 2018

Staff were friendly and helpful. All food was freshly prepared and delicious. Good wine selection. As we were finishing our meal one of the managers came and introduced himself and asked for our comments. Very nice!

1  Thank nchantraine
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Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

The rumour I had heard was that the Mandarin had expensive takeout, but it was worth it.. the truth is, they have expensive takeout and it’s only OK.

Some dishes are worth it, the black pepper steak for example was awesome and easily the best dish we ordered. The egg rolls were also really good.

On the bad side the Cantonese chow mein was blank and the pork spare ribs were dry as if they had been pulled off the buffet.

I wouldn’t order take out again but will visit the restaurant for an inside look.

1  Thank Rob E
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

The Mandarin buffet restuarants are usually a sure bet for a good Chinese buffet meal but last night it wasn't the case. We frequent several of these restaurants and this location is not one of the best. To start with the service was great friendly and welcoming. The food is another story, there is no limit of choices however, the taste is lacking. The salad bar I must say was well stocked and good but salad is not what we went to eat at Chinese restaurant.
Many of the main dishes needed to be replenished and when they arrived they were barely warm. Guests should not be waiting around and asking for dishes to be refilled.
Maybe we just visited on an off night but we did not enjoy our meal and the usual quality we have had at other Mandarin locations.
The meal was way over priced for the quality.

1  Thank Sunny1707
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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

It was good and lots of variety but pretty over priced. The food was hot and tasty. But i wish it was cost friendly for those who have low income.

1  Thank Secret-Travel-Lady
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