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Grand Mandarina Restaurant

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Grand Mandarina presents an elaborate and sophisticated dining experience in a premier and private environment. With many years of experience in Chinese culinary art, our chefs infuse local contemporary innovation into rich Chinese flavours, breathing new life into traditional cuisine.
Our signature dish is The Empurau Fish (忘不了), it is a sight to behold and a treat for the tastebuds.
Brightly colored scales adorn this majestic looking fish with barbels at the tip of its mouth. Long regarded as a talisman by the natives of Indonesia, many believe the Empurau, also known as the King of the River, brings special blessings and good fortune to those who are lucky enough to touch it.
 
At the table, the wild Empurau tantalizes with edible scales and delicate flavors of wild fruit. Reserved for the most special of occasions, Grand Mandarina is proud to deliver this exquisite delicacy to our exclusive clientele.

Daily: 11:30 - 14:30

Daily: 18:30 - 22:00

$76 based on 16 submissions
Birthdays (5 votes), Business Dining (5 votes), After Work (4 votes)
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A Spectacular Dining Experience

Full Grand Mandarin Restaurant review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2014/06/grand-mandarin-restaurant-tasting.html

Located just outside Outram Park MRT Station Exit H, the 1-month old Grand Mandarin Restaurant is already making waves in the Chinese Zi Char fine dining scene for its beautifully presented dishes, professional and discreet service, absolutely tasty food made with fresh premium ingredients, and posh ambience.

I will flat out admit that dining at Grand Mandarin Restaurant is probably the best meal I've had in 2014, and likely among the top / best meals I've ever had in my life!

Ambience at Grand Mandarin Restaurant impresses the minute you step in. High ceilings adorned with elegant, modern chandeliers, flanked by jet black walls with gold trim and glossy surfaces exude sophistication and elegance.

Service at Grand Mandarin Restaurant is impeccable. Staff are well trained and professional, knowledgable when asked about items, and serving and clearing tables rather discreetly.

Overall, the food at Grand Mandarin Restaurant is delicious, presented as a work of art, with portion sizes suitable for one. Fresh, premium quality ingredients are used in the making of each dish.

As befitting the fine dining quality, average prices at Grand Mandarin Restaurant aren't cheap, and their diners tend to be upper-middle class, to the very rich. Budget about SGD $60 - $150 per person for a typical meal, and about SGD $200 - $300 per person for a meal with premium dishes, high-end seafood or fine wine.

I still dream about the Honey Glazed Barbecued Pork Loin (SGD $15) to this day, probably THE best char siew I've ever eaten! A soft, tender, succulent, and savoury piece of pork, with just a thin silver of fat. The exterior is roasted to perfection, not dry at all, without any red dye, just the deep, amber red colour of good roast. Each strip is dipped in honey for a touch of sweetness, then hand-torched, giving it a thin, crisp, candied coating. Out of this world taste, and I highly, highly recommend this!

Loved the presentation of the 3 Cups 'San Bei' Cod Fish With Spring Onion, Chili, And Thai Sweet Basil (SGD $40), so pretty! The actual cod fish itself was fresh, savoury and succulent, enhanced with the flavour of the soft shimeji mushrooms, ginger and spring onion sauce, and Thai sweet basil. Sadly, the pretty red basket made from flour, while adding the perfect aesthetic, is tasteless. Still, I highly recommend this dish for the fish and mushrooms alone!

An off-the-menu dessert, the Chilled Green Apple Jelly Served In Dragon Fruit (SGD $?) was absolutely outstanding, and got top marks from our group. This unique dessert is presented in a hollowed out dragon fruit, with some of the flesh in the middle scooped out to make room for the sweet apple jelly and garnishes of strawberry and blueberry. Scoop along the sides to get some of the dragon fruit, along with the apple jelly in each spoonful! I highly recommend it!

The HGW community like this place for...

  • char siew5 votes
  • Stir-Fried Wagyu Beef Cubes with Red Wine and Black Pepper3 votes
  • Wok-fried glass noodles with pork neck3 votes
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nice food
19 Dec 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Good to service

food and services very good
28 Oct 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

WORST Restaurant - Don't Visit!

WORST RESTAURANT...Expensive and lousy quality....$3.5 per pax for chinese tea - way over-priced...
Hardly anyone eating. Only 1-2 tables taken on weekend.
Honey Glazed Barbecued Pork Loin
28 Sep 2014 • 119 reviews • 0 follower

Grand Mandarin Restaurant: Singapore 御华庭 – Gather for Fine Dining!

Grand Mandarin Restaurant is strategically located right next to the MRT station and is surrounded by offices and shop houses, with an open car park next to the restaurant. No problems with accessibility at all – definitely an ideal location for an F&B establishment!   We were invited to sample the fine dining menu that comes with a price tag of $174++ per pax.   Our favorites :   1. Honey Glazed Barbecued Pork Loin ($15 per order) Every famous restaurant must have their signature dish. For Grand Mandarin Restaurant, it is the Honey Glazed Barbecued Pork Loin. The crimson red roasted meat was glistening with a fine layer of oil, with a lovely light charring from the caramelization of the honey; it was aesthetically pleasing and appealing.   2. Double-boiled chicken soup with nassarius and gastrodia tuber ($20++ per pax) The double-boiled soup was packed with quality herbs and seafood. Each sip immersed us in a potent and luscious broth.   3. Gr
illed lamb ribs with egg in Mongolian style ($48++ per pax) One of the more unique dishes we have tried, the lamb ribs were grilled to a perfection, topped with a lava egg that when pierced and flowing over the lamb, coated the well grilled lamb chop with its gooey yolk added another dimension to the taste – a delicate and exquisite flavour.   4. Chilled bean curd pudding with Mango puree served with coconut ice cream ($10++ per pax) The traditional mango pudding was given a further twist with the inclusion of melt-in-your-mouth soybean curd. Good innovation and harmonized well with the main courses.   Overall, Grand Mandarin Restaurant presented each dish impeccably in terms of both taste and aesthetics.   Please refer to www.ieatandeat.com for details review.  
25 Sep 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Pricey Meal and worst service

The char siew was simply impeccable.

The service of the restaurant does not measure up to the quality of the food. We started off by ordering several dishes on the menu, and re-confirming our order. After all the dishes except for the empurau were served, we asked the server Rachel for the fish. She then told us that she forgot to place the order. We were fine with waiting for the fish and proceeded to order our desserts(glutinous rice ball, durian with coconut ice-cream and mango puree). When the desserts arrived and everyone was served, Rachel this time told us that the kitchen would be unable to serve the glutinous rice ball. This blunder caused very awkward situation, whereby everyone had to wait for the individual to order another dessert.

After finishing our desserts, the empurau was still not ready and everyone was feeling quite dissatisfied at the pace of the dishes.

When the bill came, instead of being apologetic, Rachel tried to hard sell the Grand Mandarin membership card, which did not alleviate the frustration that we experienced at the dinner.

The membership cost at least s$500.00 at least.
24 Sep 2014 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Not worth a 2nd visit

Went to this place with friends for dinner.
to start with we have some friends that were vegan and there were almost no choices for them. Food was average at best. Considering the dish prices it did not offer value for money