The Mandarin provides the perfect lunch buffet for overindulging on freshly prepared Chinese food. In typical self propagating fashion, the Mandarin has a full lunch crowd every day of the working week. But would you want it any other way? Large crowds result in good turnover at the buffet, hence fresh food is always being prepared and served. The accompanying soups are very good, but avoid the soup and you leave more room for the buffet. Pricing is around $10/person at lunch. Take out at dinner is very good. Next time, I will have to try eating in!