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Mandarin House

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314 Merchant Dr, Knoxville, TN 37912-3547
+1 865-689-4800
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Erlanger, Kentucky
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

When I see a restaurant with a lot one star rating but they also have a number of 4 and 5 stars I just have to go to find out the truth. The truth my wife and I travel all over the eastern US we normally have one dinner in each city at a Chinese Buffet. When you visor so... More 

Thank Ken S
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

My husband was craving Chinese food after watching "The Christmas Story". This restaurant did not disappoint. The buffet had so many selections. Salad bar, hot food, desserts, pizza, french fries. Everything we had was hot and delicious. Would recommend to travelers and locals. Great deal for lunch during the week, $7 for the buffet!

Thank Karla W
Ashland, Kentucky
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 December 2016

This restaurant is kind of hidden from the road, but the food is delicious! Huge buffet. Wish I had a bigger stomach lol. Friendly wait staff. Will definitely return.

Thank Todd N Carrie H
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102 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

It makes me sad to write a bad review but this place is terrible. If they invited me back and said my meal would be free, I still would not go. It's not easy for the owner of a once successful place to step back and objectively reassess what they are doing - but that is what needs to be... More 

Thank Suetooyoo
andersonville, tn
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

This is my favorite Chinese restaurant. The food is always fresh, and there is a huge variety. The only complaint I have, (and it's a very trivial complaint) is that the iced tea could have been a little bit sweeter for my taste.

Thank mizzfrizz
Columbus, Ohio
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177 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Pulled off the highway and thought to try this place. I wish I would have picked something else. Everything I tried, and I mean everything tasted as if had been left out from lunch time, and I was eating dinner. I love this type of food, but this was the absolute worst I have had when it comes to an... More 

Thank BolasdeMadera
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

The food and facility all need refreshed. The buffet had little variety. Everything appeared to need a better wiping or washing. This use to be one of the best, but not anymore.

Thank Runningrhinos
Level Contributor
440 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015

The place is ran down and dirty. The food..some of them were mediocre at best and most of them were not very good.

Thank Gaspard_de_la_nuit
Vineland, New Jersey
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

Let just say... If you rated this place more than a 1....stop rating places because you obviously have no taste buds!! This place was THE worse place I think I ever ate at. $45+ for my family of 4....should of just ate at McD's....just move on to the next Chinese Resturant and do yourself a favor!

Thank Richard L
Millville, New Jersey
1 review
Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

worst tasting food ever. only gave it one rating because there was no lower option. Soup tasted like it was bad, and other food looked like it was reheated and served several days. i have learned to believe these reviews. Avoid at all costs!!!!

Thank Jersey168

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 Merchant Dr, Knoxville, TN 37912-3547
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-689-4800
Phone number is (865) 689-4800.

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