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US$19 - US$28
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Chinese, Asian, International
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Reviewed October 2, 2022

Went with a large group for lunch and service was excellent, especially considering we were a large group. One waiter even ran and got an item for me, instead of me getting it on my own,. The variety of good was fabulous, everything you would...want or wish for. Their cold shrimp with cocktail sauce is one of the best around. Not usually a fan of buffets but will be back to this oneMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Mandarin_Restaurant, Owner at Mandarin Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2022

Dear jaytee4349, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this amazing review. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and hope to serve you again soon!

Reviewed August 27, 2022

i love the restaurant it is the best all you can eat buffet ever. i love the desert zone. it even has ice cream.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Mandarin_Restaurant, Owner at Mandarin Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2022

Thanks for being a Mandarin fan, robM3554LR! We appreciate your positive feedback about your experience. We take pride in serving our customers and hope to serve you again soon!

Reviewed December 10, 2021

This was our first experience with the Mandarin in Burlington, we've visited Mandarins in other Cities before. They were careful with the Covid Protocal and we felt at ease. The food was good - not exceptional - not "hot" just "warm" but still good. The...restaurant is very clean and organized. Nice to get back to the buffet after so long away from it. Mandarin food is very good and it has a good selection - definitely a place we visit frequently - price is worth it- service is good - what more could you ask for?More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Mandarin_Restaurant, Owner at Mandarin Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2021

Hello bmchickMississauga, Thank you for your positive review! We hope next time we can provide you with a 5-star experience! Thank you for visiting and we hope to serve you again soon.

Reviewed April 10, 2021

Last night we ordered take out from the location in Burlington and every item on the menu was horrible. I couldn't believe how bad i was. I had been going to the location pre covid for the buffet for 12 years. We had chowmein with...beef(it smelled and tasted burnt and was inedible, the spareribs were rock hard and for sure days old, the eggrolls were terrible. The worst was the shrimp was fishy and was absolutely the worst old disgusting shrimp we have ever had. My wife and I were both sick and on the toilet from just a few bites we actually tried. Lemon chicken was gross and stale. Every thing we ordered was worse than the next. It was a $63.00 order and there nothing we could eat. Complete and utter dissappointment. Never order or eat here is you want anythng fresh or that taste like food.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Mandarin_Restaurant, Owner at Mandarin Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2021

Dear 643denisn, Thank you for your review. Sorry to hear you had such a disappointing experience. We appreciate you bringing this matter to our attention. We would like to investigate your feedback further. Please contact us at info@mandarinrestaurant.com with your contact information. We will work...More

Reviewed January 30, 2021

We order ribs with our order they were gross very old empty bones it looked like wood chips no more.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Mandarin_Restaurant, Owner at Mandarin Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2021

Hello Tana, We are sorry to hear about the quality of food you experienced during your recent order. Quality food and exceptional customer service is our top priority. Please contact us at info@mandarinrestaurant.com and provide us with your contact information. We will have a representative...More

Reviewed June 7, 2020

We ordered take out food during the lock down. Sad to see this large restaurant empty, with one employee manning the front desk. We are on healthy food diets so appreciate the calorie counts on the menu. We could choose low cal chicken with almonds...and sliced vegetables, shrimp with mixed vegetables, and two Spring Rolls. Food was ready for pickup in 30 minutes, and it was fabulous. Actually made two meals each for 2 that were excellent. We were really pleased because 2 weeks before we ordered from a local Chinese Food place and gave them 1 star....so nice to see we can always count on the Mandarin.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed January 25, 2020 via mobile

We dined on a Saturday night with our grandchildren, their mom and dad to celebrate my 71st birthday. Buffet style Chinese food was the cuisine. The food was fresh and very tasty. The selection was broad enough to allow 3 or 7 year-olds to eat...(see the dessert and ice cream bars) as well as more adult tastes. Table care and service was timely and very polite.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 1, 2020 via mobile

Food was not worth the money chowmain very dry, shrimp very greasy and dishes were dirty, had to go through 4 plates before I got a clean one, other foods tasted off

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 29, 2019 via mobile

The food seemed about average at best. Looks like the Mandarin has taken a step down in quality. Service was good but not congenial. Price for the smorgasbord was high.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 22, 2019 via mobile

Enjoyable lunch all the time. Great selection of foods. Try to go once a month, whether alone or with family and friends

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 19, 2019

The waitress was attentive and personable. Tries to be all things to all people. Better to reduce the selection and do them well. Reasonably priced for seniors who do not have the appetite to go to the buffet numerous times.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed November 4, 2019 via mobile

You get a hankering for Mandarin every few years and every time you go you regret it. The quality of the food has gone down year over year. Instead of having 200 items maybe reduce it to 100 items even and do them better. Poor...quality meats with poor quality ingredients. If this was $14.99 all the time I’d go occasionally.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed November 4, 2019

So many choices that you could not possibly try everything. Options for carnivores and vegetarians alike...the staff always appear to be busy, whether they're serving or prepping and resupplying the buffet. I'm also happy that the cold food is cold and the hot food hot.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed November 1, 2019

Great selection of Chinese food. Good hot and sour soup. Great Suchi. Nice selection of salads. Great pot stickers.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed October 14, 2019

We were joined by our sons, daughter-in-law and granddaughter for a Thanksgiving Day lunch. Absolutely no complaints! The buffet offered plenty of Chinese favourites together with many other hot dishes, salads and desserts. Everything was very fresh. The wait staff were very attentive, friendly and...didn’t let used dishes and cutlery sit for very long. Mandarin Burlington is highly recommended.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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MANDARIN RESTAURANT, Burlington - 1881 Fairview St - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Food Delivery & Takeaway - Tripadvisor

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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4