The Mandarin Gourmet: Best Kept Secret

12
Sep
2013
The Mandarin Gourmet is a Page, Arizona best kept secret. You won’t want to miss this Chinese restaurant, located on South Lake Powell Blvd near the intersection of Highway 89. Tucked in the Plaza next to Page Lumber, you’ll see the signature yellow Mandarin Gourmet sign. This restaurant accommodates a variety of groups in table seating as well as private booths. The waiters are courteous and the environment is bright. This a family restaurant with a children’s buffet price — a local favorite.

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Don’t forget to ask for chopsticks

Best Buffet in Town for Less than a Burger and Fries

For lunch and dinner, you have the option of serving yourself to the Mandarin Gourmet’s huge buffet of Chinese dishes and fruit salad. In a hurry? Get a healthy lunch at the best buffet in town for less than a burger and fries. How do they offer so much while keeping their prices so low?  You will find owner George Hsu overlooking every aspect of the operation along with his wife and son. As a family, they run a tight ship.

Hunan, Szechwan and Mandarine Chinese Cuisine

In addition to their grande buffet, you may also choose from a menu of traditional Hunan, Szechwan and Mandarin combinations. Many sumptuous vegetable and tofu selections are available and prepared without MSG upon request. Some of their most popular dishes are Kung Pao Szechwan, Sesame Chicken or Beef, and Moo Shu Chicken. Dishes arrive steaming hot with fresh, al dente vegetables, flavored sauces with meat and white rice.

Imported beer–Tsing Tao, Kirin, and Corona–are on the menu along with domestic Bud, Coors and light. Wine by the glass and bottle are offered at reasonable prices as well as Sake. Traditional tea is available hot or cold as well as refreshing raspberry iced tea.

My recommendation is to go with a few friends, order a variety of dishes, and have a feast! Don’t forget to ask for chopsticks.

Keep your fortune in your wallet.

–Kerry K is an enchilada and apple pie foodie who has a fascination with small town restaurants in the Southwest.