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Mandarin Reading Restaurant

296 Salem St, Reading, MA 01867-1952
+1 781-942-8200
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“sushi” (29 reviews)
“chicken” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:45 PM Hours
Chinese, Sushi, Asian
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
296 Salem St, Reading, MA 01867-1952
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have takeout from this restaurant on a regular basis. The food is always cooked as expected and fairly fast. The front desk staff is courteous as well, but hard to understand sometimes (language barrier). Eating in the restaurant there is a nice buffet at...More

Thank CinBol01867
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We were there this afternoon for lunch & it was great. They kept replenishing all the food. Love the idea it is so fresh. They had a wonderful dessert table also.

Thank Betty M
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Whether you go for the buffet on Sunday evening, order in from the menu, or order take-out the Mandarin will not disappoint. The buffet is always well stocked and replenished with delicious and freshly made selections; from sushi to meats to fish to vegetables. There...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 18 April 2018

My family, my friends, and I have been going to the Mandarin Reading for years, for lunch or dinner, as well as for family birthday celebrations and other occasions. Without exception, the buffet offered a nice variety of delicious food at a reasonable price, and...More

Thank ReC1982
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Although it is in my hometown, I often eat my Chinese food in Cambridge Ma which has a wider selection of type of really great restaurants. Today due to a late change in plans, we went to the Mandarin. They have a good menu, we...More

Thank Buppa1
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

I am never disappointed when I go here. The “all you can eat” buffet is available daily at lunchtime and at both lunch & dinner on Sunday. The food is clean and always tasty. The menu includes Chinese, Japanese and sushi. The buffet includes a...More

Thank Teacher_Mother
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The Mandarin Reading Restaurant has one of the best luncheon buffets on the North Shore. I would highly recommend this restaurant. They have a few rooms for seating whether it is sushi or chinese food, they have it all.

Thank X3948DZmarys
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Of all the Chinese Buffets on the North Shore, this one is at the top of the list. It may no be the largest but the food is always fresh and the dishes are not always the same each day. The staff are attentive and...More

Thank Mitchinmass
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Hard to go wrong with any selection here. Especially like their Snow Mountain Maki. Sunday buffet is also a great value. Pleasant atmosphere and friendly staff. Reasonably priced.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We enjoy the Mandarin whether we go along or with several of our friends. The good is always delicious and the staff is very accomodating.

Thank Carol2010
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27 September 2017|
Response from Mitchinmass | Reviewed this property |
Not sure of the price but I think last time I was there it was $12.95. The hours, Monday through Friday are 11:30 to 2:00 P.M.
26 February 2017|
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Response from Rick H | Reviewed this property |
Unsure to both questions.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:45 PM
11:30 AM - 9:45 PM
11:30 AM - 9:45 PM
11:30 AM - 9:45 PM
11:30 AM - 9:45 PM
11:30 AM - 10:45 PM
11:30 AM - 10:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 296 Salem St, Reading, MA 01867-1952
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +1 781-942-8200
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