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Mandarin Restaurant

28 Fairview Rd, Barrie, Ontario L4N 4P3, Canada
+1 705-727-1000
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crab legs” (39 reviews)
“sushi” (59 reviews)
“cotton candy” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 3:00 PMAll hours
Chinese, Sushi, Asian, Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
28 Fairview Rd, Barrie, Ontario L4N 4P3, Canada
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11 - 20 of 786 reviews

Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

This is the place that put so many all-you-can-eat Chinese food places out of business in town by simply being better!

Thank Ken R
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

I've been to other mandarins and they fall way short of this one. This barrie location is the best in my take. Great food selection. Clean. Hot. And the service is very good. Everything about this place is a ten. I don't eat at buffets...More

Thank Johnny N
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant again on November 16th and enjoyed our meal. The children were more aptly priced this time and drinks were refilled at no extra cost. Food was great and it was fun to watch it being cooked fresh at the grill station....More

Thank Amanda B
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Worth the money everytime!!! It is the best mandarin that I’ve been too in Ontario. I love the mussels!!

Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

These guys are like a well-oiled machine. They smoothly move quite a few people through the buffet and keep everything well stocked. I visit them once every couple years when I visit Ontario and they never disappoint!

Thank Alice_the_Camel1982
Reviewed 10 November 2017

For regular Chinese food you can't beat The Mandarin. There is a vast amount of food to choose from. The hot tables are really great, laden with the regular items you would expect to find ... chow mein, spareribs and the like. The cold tables...More

Thank Snowbird2002
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Long wait for a table Restaurant was not up to my clean standards Not much room to move around Most of the food tasted the same

Thank KIM T
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This Mandarin is almost identical in layout, ambience, spread and food. You almost don't feel the difference. The buffet is huge, well laid-out and constantly refilled. But where it scores a little less is on the service in which department the Mississauga branch on Matheson...More

1  Thank cuudlybear69
Reviewed 9 November 2017

If you love Chinese food, this is to me the best. Service is fast. If it's busy, it usually is, you might wait a bit. Reservations recommended. A great selection with a buffet. Unlimited food at a reasonable price. Water is endless as is napkins....More

Thank Bob373
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Mandarin is overpriced we went here and its too busy of a restaurant - we had reservations for 45 and they were not able to seat us when we had requested the tables are too close together to eat comfortably - when paying these fees...More

Thank Doug C
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25 September 2017|
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Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
There isn't any formal dress code, but that being said, I wouldn't show up in my bathing suit and flip flops either. Jeans, shorts, t-shirts should be the baseline then go up from there....Hope I've helped...the food is... More
13 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
20 August 2016|
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Response from Honestandbrunt | Reviewed this property |
On weekends they have all you can eat crab!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
3:45 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:15 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:15 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:15 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:15 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:15 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
3:45 PM - 10:30 PM
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 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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