I go here for the soft shell crabs that are really good! Most of the rest of the food is sub-par. Not really very tasty. I went for dinner last week...not any better, The sushi is fair with maybe only 3 very dull rolls and one type hand roll.The girl making them couldn't give a dam if we were alive or dead. The soups are good and I tried the mussels that were plump with not too much of that gross mayo! Big fish with what looked good...wasn't...very bitter! Plenty of cheap can't mess up fruit and veggies. All buffets have the ice cream machine...you'd think they would do better than the two boring choices? Not eve sprinkles! I like the service, but don't go too late as they rush you out at 9:30 and take away all the food ...they close at 10. When I think of the place..it's the soft shelled crabs.... so I'll go again just to empty the trays!
My friends and I frequent Mandarin King at least once a week for dinner. We are welcomed with a smile the minute we walk into the restaurant. We have a great experience every single visit. If we want to change up a dish they are happy to make the adjustment. I recommend ordering Steamed Vegetables with Chicken in Black Pepper Sauce, Chicken and String Beans in a Garlic Sauce, Mushroom Beef, Beef and Broccoli, Pork Chung King and did I mention the egg rolls are wonderfully crunchy. My friend is always impressed with the artful way our waiter rolls the Moo Shi Pork in a thin moo shi pancake. Great food, large portions, accommodating/attentive staff and reasonable prices is what keeps us coming back.
I read the review by the guy above me and have to say that maybe there happened to be an issue on that particular day but that's definetely not the normal atmosphere. I eat at Emle's probly once every 2-3 weeks and enjoy the food everytime. I've been for lunch and dinner (heard breakfast is great too but haven't had a chance to try it) and the food is good every time. Also, the prices are normal---entrees start around $7 and go up from there, but nothing drastic. Overall, the food is very good and a great change from the usual chain restaurants.