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Mandarin Palace

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791 S Jefferson Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-4028
10:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:30
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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9 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

food was was not good at all some of it was cold, and what my son and niece ate made them sick wont ever go again.

Thank Deborah Sue D
Rock Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

You won't leave hungry from here. While the sushi is okay for the price, the overall selections are very nice. They have some unusual items I've never seen before made from a filo dough and coconut that is outstanding, and something for everyone on this buffet. Or, you can use the Mongolian type cooking chef.

Thank rocketslady
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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30 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

While there was only a small selection of food, the sushi bar and the Mongolian BBQ were adequate for a small town.

Thank deputydawg13
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

Changed owners and quality is going down fast. Use to go there once a week, now we find other places to eat.

Thank Marc B
Grimsley, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

The Mandarin is first and foremost a buffet type restaurant. However they also offer a big menu of typical Chinese dishes and a pretty decent Mongolian BBQ and even a fresh sushi bar. All are included with your meal except items ordered off the menu. It is a very large and spacious place, clean with friendly staff. The prices are... More 

Thank onegypsytraveler
Culleoka, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

New sign outside..."Super Hibachi Grill Buffet"...yep...more super inside. Great sushi and cook to order station right up front. Good was full, fresh, and tasty. Service was good. Nice upgrades!!!

Thank PioneerTW
Dahlonega, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

Clean buffet, well maintained and stocked. Decent variety of sushi. Overall, food was OK. Not bad for $10.53.

Thank Travelingfrom865
Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2015

Wow. Places like this amaze me. So for $9.95 pp adult dinner you can get pretty much any Chinese/Japanese/Sushi food you can think of...and good too? Huge grill where you can pick your steak, fish, veggies plus rice and have them cook it up in a few minutes. Very good variety. Would recomend. Ya luch is cheaper!

Thank Bill85210
Metropolis Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015

We were absolutely stuffed by the time we waddled out of this location. Our Days Inn clerk turned us on to this eatery, so glad we went here. Too much food to even chose from! Hibachi & Sushi also available for those looking for fresh as well.

Thank acupateaacres
Huntington, Indiana
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38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2014

Lots of food to choose from. Lobby has a large pond with fish. You can purchase a cup of food to feed the fish. Friendly staff....English not first language. Recommend.

Thank John G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Sushi, Asian, Japanese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 791 S Jefferson Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-4028
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville

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