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“Quite possible the best Chinese ever”
Review of Mandarim

Mandarim
Ranked #681 of 4,304 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$150
Cuisines: Chinese, Delicatessen
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 12 January 2014

This is the best Chinese restaurant that I have ever been to - bar none!

I first came here eons ago when it opened because it was deemed to be the best Chinese in town. Not a big surprise considering that its billionaire owner Dr. Stanley Ho brought in a chef from Hong Kong to run it. Whether or not that particular chef remains I do not know, but the dishes are as tasty now as back then. The Dim-Sum lunch is probably my favorite!

What make this restaurant particularly enjoyable, at least for me, is that it is impeccably clean, tastefully decorated and the staff is super friendly and efficient.
And while I am not trying to bash other Chinese restaurants, I have some serious concerns as to the hygiene and decor of some.

The prices are not all that bad, actually quite reasonable when you consider the caliber of the place.

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1  Thank Mark J
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

Definitely the best chinese food restaurant you'll find in Portugal. This restaurant, under the casino is glamorous and the food is very good.

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Thank MartaWadsworth
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

Lovely décor: quite an elegant setting. Menu is extensive. Fresh fish and lobsters etc. by the gram and is expensive. Rest of the menu is reasonable considering such an upscale setting. Tried this venue on 2 occasions and came away very disappointed. If you are desperate for Chinese food this will do. But do not expect terrific authentic cuisine.

Thank Samuel L
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Reviewed 16 September 2013 via mobile

Starters were fine, we were seated outside when main course was brought iut from kit hen it was left sitting on a middle table for 5 minutes before being brought to out table, the other waiter was taking and delivering drinks orders to other tables and continually walked by our food. When it arrived our food was cold and my main course was wrong! Could not recommend this restaurant.

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Thank colpatIreland
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

Said by the guidebook to be the best Chinese restaurant in Portugal, we were tempted to try it and weren’t disappointed. The surroundings were rich, the seats were comfortable, the service was attentive yet unobtrusive, the food was good - especially its presentation, and the price seemed reasonable. Whether it beats any other Chinese restaurant in Portugal is hard to say, but we enjoyed it – and the dancing illuminated fountains made it an evening to remember.

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1  Thank Martin T
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