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Mandarin House Buffet

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1200 S Beeline Hwy, Payson, AZ 85541-5419
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Pine, Arizona
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103 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We always get pleasant service, and the hostess usually offers to have the kitchen make something for us if we don't see it on the buffet line. They've added egg drop soup, which was much-needed. There is a wide variety of meat and vegetables dishes, as well as rice and noodles. The beef with mushrooms and garlic is especially tasty.

Thank Nancy P
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

ok,some items were spicy that were not supposed to be spicy, old oil used gave bad flavor to cooked items, no shrimp were in any dishes, cream cheese ragoons were dredful, thats the mrs take, some good points= all food seemed to be cooked fresh veggies were good, surprise spicyness was in stuff that it shouldnt have been, in all... More 

Thank stanroy b
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 November 2016

We stop here alot, when passing through Payson & love their Asian food. If you like vegetable dishes, this is a very nice, affordable easy dining restaurant. It is not high dollar so be prepared for perhaps only easy family affordable dining, yet there is food for children also.

Thank Marlene C
Buckeye, Arizona
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

I really wish I could give this place a better review, but I can't. It was really terrible. We had beef with snow pea pods, which tasted okay, but the beef was so tough, I almost choked on it. I've never had tough meat in this dish (one of my favorites) before. The sesame chicken was even worse. The chicken... More 

Thank Barb S
Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

The food here is plentiful and good tasting. The decor is not the greatest but is acceptable. It is way on the south end of town, kind of hidden.

Thank Hiker w
Payson, Arizona, United States
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

I have not eaten in this restaurant in probably 20 years. I heard it was under new management so my husband and I decided to give it a try again. Walked in there was hardly anything on the buffet they did bring more food out it was pretty terrible if you ask me. I believe it was their son who... More 

Thank Debbie M
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

Don't know why people have given this a bad rap. Older type building, quaint and clean arrived just after noon, and buffet was totally stocked. About 5 different types of chicken three types of pork and a couple of beef dishes, also egg flower soup. Buffet dishes are as fresh as it gets, they replace them immediately as they are... More 

Thank Joe B
Ajo, Arizona
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

We were in the mood for Chinese food when we visited Payson, and found Mandarin House. It was very busy while we were there, and the staff was having a hard time keeping food in the buffet. None of the dishes were labeled, and I could not figure out what some of them were. If you could catch the person... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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92 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

This restaurant confused me. It's difficult to find, and when you do, it doesn't look to be open. I went inside and the staff was friendly. The buffet table looked anemic. Most of the trays were empty and the selection was generic and not very appealing. Over the course of the next twenty minutes though, everything changed. The buffet trays... More 

Thank rene l
Strawberry, Arizona
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 August 2015

If you want mediocre, cold food that is over-priced, then you've come to the right place. Tried the lunch time buffet which was skimpy and picked over. Will NEVER go back!

Thank eachfloyd1

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Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
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  • Address: 1200 S Beeline Hwy, Payson, AZ 85541-5419
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Payson

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