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Mandarin Restaurant

28 Fairview Rd, Barrie, Ontario L4N 4P3, Canada
+1 705-727-1000
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crab legs” (32 reviews)
“sushi” (54 reviews)
“cotton candy” (8 reviews)
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Chinese, Sushi, Asian, Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
28 Fairview Rd, Barrie, Ontario L4N 4P3, Canada
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161 - 170 of 697 reviews

Reviewed 26 June 2016

Hard to justify the prices on holidays and weekends but the food is generally good, not overly greasy or heavy. Excellent dessert bar and decent selection of fresh foods anytime.

Thank irssid99
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Large buffet with plenty of food to suit everyone's tastebuds. Restaurant has many tables but it is very busy. I suggest to make reservations to avoid the wait time with children.

Thank aliveandsmiling
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Too busy, lots of noise and the food was just OK. We always see people lined up all the time, so we thought we'd give it a try, it wasn't great and for the reasons I mentioned above, we won't be going back.

Thank Brawnetml
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Hassle free reservations for a large group.Something g for every taste from prime rib to snow crab.Pleasant,efficient service.Great dining experience.

Thank bryant323
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Not bad not excellent, went for a family party and tried a little bit of everything. Cooked well and nothing soggy over done. Some of the meats were a little tough at the back where they grill it fresh.

Thank helooo99
Reviewed 3 June 2016

We went for lunch at the Mandarin. The service was great but the food was a big let down. I got some pizza and it tasted like cardboard. The french fries were very salty. The food just didn't look appealing. I got a waffle for...More

1  Thank furyexplorer
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

The price isn't cheap but the value is excellent. We had a party of 14 people for a family dinner. We made reservations and were seated promptly. The staff are extremely friendly and helpfully. The food was fresh and plentiful. Lots of variety, something for...More

Thank DerekandDella
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Manager Carolyn Xavier went to every table introduced herself, left a card. This is by far the best Mandarin Buffet we have been to. The servers were on top of everything, water glasses filled, plates removed and very professional. Food was excellent, well presented, never...More

Thank reesor
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Love this place anyone visiting us want to go great variety some thing for every one.If you leave there hungery some thing wrong with you they have salad fresh fruit large variety of Chinese dish hot station. Best of all the desserts amazing even things...More

Thank madelynprendy1
Reviewed 25 May 2016

great selection, everything is fresh & hot, It is the only buffet style restaurant I will even consider. they keep it clean and plentiful, nothing is questionable, which is not usually the case with buffets. They are always busy so it works well by nothing...More

Thank NICHILL888
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Are the food options the same for lunch and dinner?
12 April 2017|
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Response from Sean C | Reviewed this property |
There are differences depending on events they may be having. For instance, sometimes they have crab legs available. As far as I know there are slight differences between dinner and lunch. Dinner has some more choices which... More
Samantha T
I would like to know if they do a crab fest or lobster fest and if so when
19 August 2016|
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Response from Honestandbrunt | Reviewed this property |
On weekends they have all you can eat crab!!!
Freda M
What days are mandarin restaurant closed?
26 April 2016|
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Response from Michael S | Reviewed this property |
I believe they are open everyday of the week..you can verify by calling or visit the website as they list hours of operation there
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
15:45 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
16:15 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
16:15 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
16:15 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
16:15 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
16:15 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
15:45 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Fairview Rd, Barrie, Ontario L4N 4P3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Barrie
  • Phone Number: +1 705-727-1000
  • E-mail
Award-winning buffet featuring delicious Chinese, Canadian, and International dishes - all prepared fresh daily. Serving over 150 all-you-can-eat items including soups, salads, sushi, grilled items, hot entrees, and desserts. Also offering a-la-carte, take-out and delivery.