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“Disaster given price and past experiences.”
Review of Mandarin Kitchen

Mandarin Kitchen
Ranked #1,373 of 22,564 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese, Seafood, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Notting Hill
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Disaster given price and past experiences.”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Overcooked, reused cooking oil, crumbling interiors, poor service made up of completelly disinterested and bored staff.

  • Visited March 2014
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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london
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Traditional dishes with old fashioned service”
Reviewed 25 February 2014

A group of us celebrated Chinese New Year here. Food preferences varied, but there was plenty for everyone to choose from. The famous lobster noodles did not live up to their reputation- lobster fine but noodles in a gloopy, tasteless sauce. The traditional dishes such as fried tofu with greens, chicken and pork in a pot, sizzling beef, braised greens, were delicious. Monks vegetables and the scallops were tasty too. The service is good and efficient. Venue perfect as it is across the road from Queensway Tube. A meal for 6 with lots of Chinese tea and 2 bottles of wine came to £40 per head. This would have been much cheaper with more modest dishes. It has whetted our appetite for a return visit.

  • Visited February 2014
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Delicious Lobster”
Reviewed 10 February 2014

I have visited Mandarin Kitchen on several occasions and have never been disappointed. The Lobster is delicious as are the oysters. The staff have always been helpful and service good. We were even advised on one occasion that we had ordered too much food and the waitress made her recommendations accordingly. This place is always busy, reservations are essential.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Lindafromnorwich
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Gorgeous food, shame about the service”
Reviewed 9 February 2014 via mobile

When asked for a table for 3 we were greeted with a very stern 'have you booked' when I responded no I expected to be turned away, only to then be offered a table! Our order was taken by a miserable waiter who insisted on looking at other tables when taking our order apposed to making eye contact with us, no smile no please or thank you!? Our main meals we're deleivered whilst we we're still eating our soup and dishes and spoons whipped out of our hands!!? We had to ask 3 times for the bill and in the end had to get up and walk to the cash desk to pay!!!?? Food was however delicious but spoilt by such poor service :(

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Thank lellis81
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London, United Kingdom
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“Reservations?”
Reviewed 9 February 2014

We booked a table knowing it was going to be busy on a Saturday evening. Arrived and we were asked to wait another 15 minutes. Ok no problem..45 minutes later still no table!! I think that was our cue to go elsewhere! So no comments about the food I'm afraid.

  • Visited February 2014
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