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Mandarin Small Eats

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Mandarin Small Eats

Has anyone tried the new Mandarin small eats dine in menu?

Menu online? I tried couldn't find one.
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antigua1999 wrote: Has anyone tried the new Mandarin small eats dine in menu?

Menu online? I tried couldn't find one.
Here, with no prices, (lol) are the new small eats choices:

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Never tried it, but friend told me prices ranged from $1 to $5.99 for individual dishes. Could end up more expensive than pre covid buffet, but it depends on how much one consumes i guess.
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blackcoffeetings wrote: Never tried it, but friend told me prices ranged from $1 to $5.99 for individual dishes. Could end up more expensive than pre covid buffet, but it depends on how much one consumes i guess.
Incorrect.
The highest price is $4.99. The lowest is $1.99. Their biggest mistake is not showing prices in the above video. (to help one get a rough idea of what they might be spending)
It makes me wonder if it's cheaper to just order delivery instead, maybe?
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This might be a good deal if you go with around 5 people or more. As there is a more likelihood, a few people at the table will eat less than the others, making up the difference in cost in value of what you're eating than paying AYCE price.

- 1 or 2 people = ripoff
- 3 or 4 people = slight ripoff to break even
- 5+ people = might be worth it

- A group of overweight friends/family = Major ripoff
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Allen84 wrote: This might be a good deal if you go with around 5 people or more. As there is a more likelihood, a few people at the table will eat less than the others, making up the difference in cost in value of what you're eating than paying AYCE price.

- 1 or 2 people = ripoff
- 3 or 4 people = slight ripoff to break even
- 5+ people = might be worth it

- A group of overweight friends/family = Major ripoff
I can tell you right now it's $3.99 for only 3 chicken balls. Each person wanting a soup? $2.99 for each bowl of soup.
If you have a group of 6, that's one chicken ball each @ $7.98. $1.33 just for a chicken ball???
Maybe some of the other food will make up for a rather expensive chicken ball...?
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Chinese Tapas...what a concept. A great way to compensate for no buffet.
It will make their profits go up and wastage disappear.

Almost like all day Dim Sum :)
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playnicee1 wrote: I can tell you right now it's $3.99 for only 3 chicken balls. Each person wanting a soup? $2.99 for each bowl of soup.
If you have a group of 6, that's one chicken ball each @ $7.98. $1.33 just for a chicken ball???
Maybe some of the other food will make up for a rather expensive chicken ball...?
I dont find value in Mandarin for these prices. I can literally go anywhere for this type of pricing, so why go to Mandarin? Werent you the one who goes to Mandarin for their hidden steaks? Is it on the new menu
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Why doesn't Mandarin adapt to August 8 style?

Then again even before Covid19 we rarely go there.

Since dine in was allowed we've been to August 8 six times now, we were there last night.
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badOne wrote: Werent you the one who goes to Mandarin for their hidden steaks? Is it on the new menu
Four strips on a plate for $4.99.
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Pete_Coach wrote: It will make their profits go up and wastage disappear.
Really?
Friday night used to mean phone ahead to reserve a table or wait 30-60 minutes to get one.

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playnicee1 wrote: Really?
Friday night used to mean phone ahead to reserve a table or wait 30-60 minutes to get one.

Not really against what he said though. You can't compare now vs pre pandemic.

It's really about when nobody comes for buffet, what should you do to survive and increase your profit ( compared if you don't do it)

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