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Mandarin House

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1-201 Fourth St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 1T3, Canada
+1 250-754-1470
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 16:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Living in Winnipeg and travelling for work, I have an opportunity to dine in several restaurants and try different things. I have been a fan of the Mandarin House when I used to live here in Nanaimo and often went there for the Singapore Noodles. The dish is fairly priced and it's an abundance of flavours with the right amount... More 

Thank Peter E
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I have eaten at Mandarin house in the past, and the food used to be good. But the meal I just had, was quite tasteless and generally, poorly made. The quantity was very small, we spent over $100.00 and we all had very small plates and am still hungry. I in all honesty can not reccomend this restauranain.t, and will... More 

Thank Graham E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

You pay extra for no MSG! Other than this the staff is really nice. I'd recommend this place for some good eats!

Thank Nanaimo A
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Worst Chinese food I have ever had. Sweet & Sour pork was bland, Chicken Chow Mein was tastless, Almond Chicken was over deep fried & tough, the deep fried Prawns were ok. Will never go back!

Thank Jovi13
Nanaimo, Canada
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

The people that run this restaurant are great. The service is really friendly and the lunch or dinner buffet is a fair deal for sure. Many desserts to choose from too all included in the buffet price. The food is not the best Chinese in town, but it is the best I know of in the hardwood area and overall... More 

1 Thank NutsoLonsdale
Nanaimo, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

Ordered delivery based on other positive reviews as we just moved to Nanaimo. Spring rolls had no discernible filling, wontons had more wrap than filling in an insipid broth, lemon chicken was dripping with grease and soggy, not crispy. Bland chow mein, and mediocre fried rice completed the disappointment. The only good thing in our $70.00 meal was the BBQ... More 

Thank 99corinneh
Vancouver, B.C.
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

I heard that the restaurant had changed hands and the food wasn't the same, or as good as it used to be. So I ordered in and the quality of the food was reasonable. Not the old Mandarin House style but OK in a pinch. That being said, I won't be ordering in again. Maybe dining in is better ?

Thank MJ N
Vancouver Island, Canada
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

Food is decent at reasonable prices. Staff are very friendly and the restaurant is clean. (We checked the VIHA Food Facility & Inspection website,) We have had the buffet and takeout with no complaints. It won't be the best meal you have ever had but ai good choice on a night that you don't feel like cooking.

Thank backroads_wandering
Victoria, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

Three of us chose the Buffet. OK, but some dishes were a bit tired. Others bland. Would I come again? Maybe, but only if the next-door Viet restaurant is closed (quite good) and I'd choose from the menu to ensure fresh-cooked items, and choose spiciness. Quite a few pick-ups, so I guess they have a local following. Ambience OK, not... More 

Thank RKAngelInFlight
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2014

I am customer for 20 years, lunch always fresh, dinner is not. Server and cook always changing, and restaurant is cold.

1 Thank Maria J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-201 Fourth St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 1T3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-754-1470

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