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“Best Buffet, not just Chinese food”

Mandarin Restaurant
Ranked #63 of 3,155 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 6 - USD 24
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.
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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 2 November 2017

I had considered leaving a 4.5 review because of some dried up spare ribs ;
I mentioned that the Ribs were hard and within minutes,
a new bin of steamy hot and fresh Ribs appeared.
thanks to Ellena and Staff for this '5star experience'.
Tip:speak up if something is off- they react quickly and fix it
Tip: Mon-Thursday for supper , get there early at 5-5:30
65+ seniors get 20% discount. Lunch Mon-Fri is just $17

Date of visit: November 2017
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1  Thank John R
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

My twins were turning 25 and we celebrated with family here. The food was amazing, staff were superior! They each got cake with a candle and the staff sang Happy Birthday. Also the staff took 2 group photos and framed them and gave them to the twins to take home. All unexpected but totally made our celebration!
(PS) If you can't find something that will appeal to your taste buds here, there's something wrong with you. This place has everything!!!

Date of visit: October 2017
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1  Thank Roseann L
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Definitely the best Chinese Buffet Restaurant in Ottawa. The restaurant is quite large with several separate rooms for the dinners, an excellent feature. We were a group of 6 ( 2 senior grandparents, 1 son and daughter-in-law and 2 grandkids). Dining was certainly enjoyable...the first impressive touch was the provision of hot towels to wipe your hands. The buffet menu was quite varied and tasty. We were there on a Sunday at 4:30 pm...could not reserve a table for 5, 5:30 or 6... the next available time was 7. So if you plan to dine there during the weekend, book your reservation very early. The weekend menu includes all you can eat snow crabs and more upgraded dishes. The price per person was a little steep at $33 for adults, 20% off for seniors, and 50% off for children....however when you consider that you can have soup, appetizers, salad, main meal, and desert, the price is acceptable. During the weekday the adult price is $25 and the seniors still get 20% off.
We had soup ( the hot and sour soup was excellent), sweet and sour ribs, lots of sauteed large shrimps, slice from a large prime roast beef, etc. All in all, the food was plentiful and fresh. Our grandkids love the shrimp torpedoes and the abundant deserts. They say they want to eat there again.
The final touch was hot towels again at the end of the meal. Classy!

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Claud C
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Always reluctant to go to buffets because let’s face it food is sitting under lamps and is dry and not good! HOWEVER, Mandarin is very very fresh! All the dishes are fresh, hot and bursting with flavour!!! Staff are very friendly and look after customers the whole time you are there! Can’t wait for the one closer to home is built to have a shorter drive!

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Linda K
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

This my first visit to this restaurant but I have always enjoyed going to Mandarin restaurants in Brampton, Cambridge, Mississauga, Pickering and Oshawa. Never a complaint. Today was much the same. Candy was a very personable and efficient waitress. Food was good and hot. I could not find my favourite cold shrimp salad but other than that, no complaints.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Thank PerthDarter
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