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Mandarin Cuisine

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238 Highland Ave, Ste 4, Needham, MA 02494-3029
+1 781-455-8801
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Boston, MA
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84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

we ordered for carry out vegetarian steamed dumplings, vegetable lo mein and Peking sesame beef. The dumplings dough was dyed a strange green and were so dense that we could not eat them. The beef was very chewy and the lo mein hardly had any vegetables. We will not go back. The pro: the woman taking the order was very... More 

Thank kazuzu111
Boston, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We love dining at Mandarin Cuisine. The people are great and the food is good. My only concern is that there is no baby-changing table in any of the restrooms. Trying to change a little baby or on chairs is no way to go. A small improvement would make me give this spot 5 stars.

Thank Bethberrie
Boston, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Hard to find the NYC style Chinese I grew up with and Mandarin Cuisine is it. The perfect weekend comfort food we can eat all week and the scallion pancakes are deadly.

Thank Paul M
Needham, MA
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109 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We live in the area and Mandarin is our go to for Chinese food. Consistent and always good. We usually do take out or delivery . Service is always quick when we eat in. Great traditional dishes and some low cal/ steamed options. Great spare ribs and Peking ravioli. Our go to Chinese restaurant for over 16 yrs!!

Thank downhillskier17
Walpole, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Takeout - plenty of food, no taste or flavor. Looked good, but flavorless. Waste of money, won't be back.

Thank Mike B
MandarinCuisine, Manager at Mandarin Cuisine, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on your recent order. I am so sorry to learn of the issues you experienced. I have shared your comments with my kitchen so they can revise our procedures to ensure a better experience moving forward. I'd like to make this up to you and regain... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

High quality American Chinese food. Particularly good for takeout. This is my go to spot for basics like general tso's, fried rice, or Lo mein.

Thank Danny B
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016

My husband and I have eaten here many times. The food is sooooo fresh. There is always someone to greet you with a BIG SMILE. The wait staff is wonderful. They keep coming back to make sure your all set. We usually order the Poo Poo later for two - which we devour, and only a morsel is left. You'll... More 

Thank angel8730
Boston, Massachusetts
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

This was good find in terms of location but it is not worth the money. You can get mall food for $8 and be better off than a $15 meal at this restaurant. The food lacks flavor and spice. We asked for Sichuan food and were warned that it was spicy (the main reason for ordering it). It was bland... More 

Thank MDalmauDonato
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Being a true-blue Asian, I was awfully deprived of Asian food after a week in the States for Business. The location is great as it's just beside Sheraton Needham where I was staying, easy for me to just pop by. Service was friendly and quick for me to get take-out in between lunch and dinner breaks. The food is very... More 

Thank _giN_SG
Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The interior of the restaurant is very unique. Think only one kind in the world, you will feel like in Tibet. Service is very good. And of course, the food is superb. As I'm on a business trip and the event organizer was not providing vegetarian food. Luckily can find this restaurant and have been eating here for straight 3... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 238 Highland Ave, Ste 4, Needham, MA 02494-3029
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Needham
  • Phone Number: +1 781-455-8801

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?