The Great Wall of China was constructed to keep roving packs of ancient pandas from absconding with the local cuisine. Succeed where the bears failed with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $25 worth of classic Chinese fare at Mandarin Cuisine in Needham.
Mandarin Cuisine's expansive menu is filled with classically made Chinese dishes. Break in your chopsticks with an order of crunchy crab rangoon ($4.95) or Peking ravioli ($5.50). Flavorful Far East imports include crispy orange chicken ($11.50) and Mongolian-style beef with scallions and onions ($12.75). Like Penn & Teller, the honey-glazed chicken with chili garlic ($12.75) is an irresistible combination of sweet and spicy. For a meal worth untangling, try the house specialty rice noodles with chicken, pork, shrimp, and veggies ($9.25). Mandarin Cuisine also offers a range of low-calorie dishes ($9.25–$13.50).
The walls at Mandarin Cuisine are splattered with myriad vibrant patterns in red, orange, blue, and green, accented with tasteful hangings of Chinese calligraphy. An enormous aquarium, in which colorful fish frolic and play backgammon, divides two of the dining rooms. A surplus of lanterns adorning the ceiling and the tactile cork collage in the entryway give the eatery a festive flair that turns regular meals into celebrations and celebratory meals into parades.
This Groupon is valid for dine-in only.
Mandarin Cuisine received a 4.5-star average rating from Yelpers: