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  • Mandarin Restaurant

  • 3.5 stars
    (47 reviews, average rating: 2.7/5)
  • Cuisines: Buffet
  • (519) 680-5000
  • 387 Wellington Road London, ON N6C 4P9
  • Neighbourhoods: Highland
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McLovin
6 Reviews
2012/11/19
  • Weekday Lunch Special - Packed!
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • there are obviously way better authentic Chinese Food places elsewhere, however, if you want cheap AYCE lunch. Line up at the trough like the rest of us and load a few plates to the top - Enjoy and deal with the gluttony later!

  • Order: AYCE
 
CCL
5 Reviews
2012/11/02
  • Fast Food & Sugar
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 4
  • FOOD-Each and every canadianized chinese food item is jam packed with fat, grease, and sugary sauces which spike your insulin levels and cause cholesterol levels to soar. Buffet food is indeed over processed junk; with a display of a variety of items like fried meat and battered this and breaded that heck even the veggies are splashed with over generous amounts of artery clogging oil! Those who prefer quality spend your money elsewhere. MSG IS NOT HEALTHY ! For those with food intolerance or food allergy issues.........stay away from this junk it will be more harmful to body. Nothing tasted good even the suishi was awful. Dessert forget about it unless you want frozen crap defrosted. Nothing is fresh. This was last time going with friends- after spending hours sick from Mandarin :(
    SERVICE- Good
    DECOR-Bland and much older crowd,

  • Order: Buffet
 
2012/11/05

Recent Comment by: AmandaH

They don't use MSG...

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RDT
3 Reviews
2012/07/25
  • Pricey & Noticed Fewer Choices
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 4
  • This buffet is getting pricey. I expect more choice with higher cost.
    Would be nice if they asked if you would prefer a quieter table.
    ** Hint:** Do NOT go early (Lunch or Dinner) to avoid the crush. Hang back 90 minutes or so.
    The food is generally good, although several popular items, like the Roast, the mini steaks, Ribs & even the Lemon Chicken can be dry.
    Golden Fish is getting too small & over-breaded at times. Torpedo shrimp can be very oily. Shrimp choices without breading are better.
    Grilled meats (most) are very good.
    Dessert highlights include Apple pie, Lemon cake, cream pies, cheese cake.
    Ice cream is often too hard and the kiddies really mess it up scooping...... totally unappetizing
    ))Suggestion:
    Think outside the box...Install a self serve Soft Ice Cream machine. That way nobody gets their hands into the ice cream.

  • Order: Buffet
 
MarianaS
1 Review
2012/04/10
  • Never ging back again!!
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 4
  • So around my fourth time beibg there thinking it was a great placa great food and " clean".. I find in my plata after taking a bite .. A cockroach covered in sauce fron the food.. Most disgusting think that has ever happened to me.. My luck.. Never going back.

  • Order: Lots
 
2012/05/07

Recent Comment by: Justagirl

I think it's funny how you can spell longer words correctly and all of the shorter words are typos.

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rman
21 Reviews
2011/12/15
  • Good deal/meal for a buffet
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 3
  • Ok, it's a buffet with a LOT of variety. It's up to you to make it count. I like the variety so I take very small portions. Quarter bowl of Hot and Sour soup mixed with a couple of wontons from the Wonton soup. Stay away from the rice unless you want to fill up. People go crazy over the crab legs, they don't impress me none. Prime rib station is the first walk by. If you like Med Rare this is a necessary step. They may have some Med rare, if not judge by the size when you will need to come back or ask the server. Sometimes they have lamb,,, same question for server. The sushi rolls are okay and the Grill station(chicken, sausage, gyoza) is worth some plate space. The green beans are good when they first come out from the kitchen. I skip the desert. A man has got to know his limits. Discounts for seniors with ID and yes, they ask for it. Can get very crowded on weekends. Reservations are a smart idea, the waiting room at this location can get filled up and there is maybe 10 chairs.

  • Order: Although you can order a la carte,, people are here for the buffet.
 
Love4Food
8 Reviews
2011/07/31
  • Lot's of Food!!
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • It's the Manderin it's Buffet, Lot's of food and you leave there stuffed!

    Great selection that caters to even the pickiest of people, Besides the Oriental Staff the food is about as Oriental as I am but overall good tasting grub!

    Great place for the family! My kids love it.

  • Order: Buffet
 
prophecy
18 Reviews
2011/05/25
  • average
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 3
  • They need to get new decorations, introduce some taste into their otherwise salty food and make their primrib more tender.
    I also think that they should lower their prices for half of the clients and increase it for their clients who are twice the size of the rest.
    The average size folks are currently subsidizing the obese-ones.

  • Order: buffet
 
2011/06/03

Recent Comment by: Justagirl

you are very rude, some people are larger not because of what they eat but because of genetics. Some smaller people eat a lot more than larger. Your logic isn't very relevant.

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NagyMorgis
5 Reviews
2011/03/21
  • What should I say?
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 4
  • The food was ok, but very overpriced!
    The food choices are so unhealthy,
    and the service is horrible.
    NOT RECOMMENDED!
    Harmony Grand Buffet is better!

  • Order: Dinner buffet, Lunch buffet
 
MikeH
2 Reviews
2010/07/29
  • Better than I thought it would be
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 8
  • We had to wait 30 mins for a table, but service was prompt after that. On the way to the table, I looked at the food on offer and was ready to beeline for certain items.

    I do eat Chinese food but on this occasion, I didn't eat anything Chinese at all.

    For first course, I had a good thick slice of beef from the Canadian station, and some roasted chicken, potatoes (large home fries really) and mussels.

    Second course was much the same, third course was a plate of mussels, and for desert a small bowl of strawberries.

    Next time, I will try the Chinese food..

  • Order: Dinner buffet
 
foodcritic
73 Reviews 1 Helpful
2010/06/25
  • below average standard
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 4
  • Going here on a Weekday for dinner was less busy than weekends. We went in and waited about 3 minutes to be seated for our table. When we were greated by the wait staff we were asked for our drink order. We just chose ice water as it had been a hot day. We were served warm water with about 1 or 2 mostly disolved cubes. Water was still warm.
    this happened 4 times during our dinner and we finally had to ask them for the ice portion as the water was warm. The food was typical buffet style and had lots of selection. They had prime rib on the buffet so we had a small piece and tried some mash potatoes. the beef was average but slightly dry. The potatoes were totally gross. They tasted like powdered and were not edible. On to the other selections. The cihnese food was average and tasted ok. We had to ask for soy sauce and it finally came at the end of our meal. I guess we were supposed to use if for our desert. The fact that there were not overly busy did not explain the poor level of service and the substandard customer care. I would think twice before spending almost twenty per preson to go here again.

  • Order: buffet
 
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