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“Great find”
Review of Mandarin

Mandarin
Ranked #834 of 1,295 Restaurants in Newcastle upon Tyne
Price range: US$45 - US$45
Cuisines: Chinese, Seafood, Thai
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Newcastle's Mandarin Restaurant is easy to spot from the street, being colourfully fronted with greens, reds and gold in traditional Chinese style. The colours continue inside, creating a relaxed atmosphere of authenticity in which to enjoy your meal. As well as offering pre and post-theatre dinners, the Mandarin also has its famous banquets that offer dishes such as lamb with ginger and spring onions, king prawns in black bean sauce chilli and garlic fish - all for a fixed price; the Jade banquet costs £15 per person. The Mandarin uses fresh ingredients and is very popular locally.
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Visited this restaurant on a recent visit to Newcastle. Whilst we were a bit concerned that it was fairly quiet, we were delighted with our choice in the end. The menu is huge and there is a great variety of dishes available. The service was great and everyone had a thoroughly enjoyable Chinese meal. Would definitely recommend!

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1  Thank AnonymousBelfast
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

Decided upon here as it said it accepted Taste Card and we were very tired after a long drive up from Blackpool.

We get inside and we're the ONLY ones in..On a bank holiday Friday that's poor really. Anyway.. We've never let that stop us. The menu is big. Lots of choice... We settled on lots of starters no mains.
(Also just to add it was roasting inside! I stepped out for some icey northern air. Think the fish tanks they have cause it to be quite hot- sub tropical temps! That and we were sat directly under 2 spot lights...HOT)

Dumplings
Meat mix and lettuce leaves
Wonton soup
Ribs
Golden bag (fried wontons)
DRINKS
1 PNT coke...half pnt stella.

Dumplings: Good.. sui mai. and har kau

MM Lettuce: Our fave. Really good savoury blend. So tasty

Wonton soup: The wontons let it down really... odd tasting wontons like they'd been frozen in a glacier for a millennium. Broth ok but lacked taste. Good veg..lots of it. Lots of soy sauce needed. Not many wontons either.

Ribs: The worst part of it. Over fried.. bitter and way too salty. Gave us salt burned mouths. REALLY hard to grab a bit off them without really gnawing at them with your teeth. You could taste the cooking oil too. We left half of them

Fried wontons: Again ok but not great! Lacked any chinese flavour i swear there were just sausage inside it. Odd.

It was meant to be a cheap meal too 2 for 1...we paid nearly £25 for 5 starters ALL under £5 and 2 drinks one soft one a half a stella. We were just too darn tired to argue..paid..and left. We wont be back.

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3  Thank vickystyle
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

We had a lovely meal here on Friday 14th March. We decided late to book using the 'tastecard' app to see what restaurants ere around that we could use with the taste card. the mandarin took the card and gave us a lovely meal. Good quality ingredients and great service. Would highly reccomend for visitor or resident.

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1  Thank gary_edin
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

Had a lovely visit about two weeks ago with a friend of mine. We ordered off of the Thai menu and both of our dishes were fantastic. I ordered the chilli thick noodle and it was great. I am disappointed to see some of the negative reviews on here about the food being tasteless. Maybe order from the Thai menu next time because our dishes were plenty flavourful. Our waitress was lovely as well so we will certainly return.

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Thank Chantal M
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

Been here on and off over the last 25 years. There are lots more Far Eastern outlets to choose from now both in Stowell Street and Newcastle generally. Menu is OK but not a lot for vegetarians and nothing to really mark it out as special. Service was OK but at 6pm on a Friday night we were the only people in the place

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2  Thank Dave T
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