A Mandarin buffet typically features a wide range of food items, including Chinese, Japanese and American cuisine, along with a salad bar, desserts and Mongolian barbecue. Mandarin buffet restaurants exist independently throughout the United States, and menu items may vary depending on the location.
In addition to a buffet, Mandarin Buffet I in Coon Rapids, Minnesota offers a fixed-price menu for to-go orders and express dine-in. Patrons enjoy traditional Chinese dishes, such as sesame chicken, pork fried rice, mushroom egg foo young and spicy walnut shrimp.
The Mandarin Buffet and Grill, located in Redmond, Washington, serves a diverse selection of food items on its daily buffet, including Chinese dishes such as steamed dumplings and fried rice, American favorites including pizza, a variety of sushi and an extensive salad bar. This buffet also features a wide range of seafood, including octopus, eel and oysters. At the Mongolian bar, diners choose fresh meats, vegetables and noodles as cooks prepare their choices while they wait.
The Mandarin Buffet in Chelsea, Massachusetts has daily buffets for lunch and dinner, as well as a dine-in or take-out menu. The buffet features a sushi bar, salad bar, and American and Chinese food bar, as well as a barbecue grill, ice cream machine and dessert bar. Menu items are limited to traditional Chinese-American dishes.