Mandolin Kitchen

4.4
108 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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We are exticed to announce that we are open!! We would love to invite you to experience best Mediterranean cuisine! We cant wait to see you!
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek
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Hours of operation
Daily 11:00 am–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(404) 705-8880
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 108 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.2
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

We have eaten here often. The service and the food has gone downhill. The wait staff doesn’t bring Anything unless you ask for it. Then it takes too long to get it. Our server had an attitude when we asked for plates for appetizers. I’m sorry—we don’t eat with our hands and off the appetizer plates. I had the Doner. It was dry and not good at all. Very disappointed. Service and the food needs to get better.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Food and service was good
I will definitely go back

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2018

We were seated next to a large group of four adults and six noisy children and were glad when they left. Our server was great, the wine was great, but the food was below average. My dolma were not like any grape leaves I have ever had, but maybe the Turkish style is different from The Greek. My chicken avogoliemo soup was inedible. It tasted like it had huge lumps of flour in it, but I guess it was supposed to be rice. There was no flavor, let alone lemon flavor, and the chicken was barely there.

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3.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Servers were really nice, dirty place settings, food just ok. Have had better at other area restaurants.

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Great service interesting menu great food. We will definitely come back.

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3.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Mandolin is a fine restaurant and if it was in my neighborhood I might go every once in awhile. But since it is right next door to Rumi’s Kitchen, without a doubt I would pick Rumi’s every time!!!!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Fabulous Turkish food. Addictively delicious. Don’t miss it!

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Our waiter Sharif could not have been more accomodating. The food is absolutely outstanding and everyone is extremely pleasant from the manager to the valet parkers. I will recommend them to all my friends and will continue my support!!

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3.0Dined on July 9, 2018

We were sat on the patio between two occupied tables when there other areas that would have felt more private...then ordered a trio of dips. Dips were good but the $4 veggies that cam with them since we asked for a bread substitution were pathetic.
Lamb kabob and zucchini pancakes were tasty. My husband ordered lamb donor (recommended by the waiter) and it was shards of meat rather than nice strips and (looked like mall food) and gave him horrible indigestion...don't think we will be back.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

The food was fresh, properly prepared and a great value for the price. We highly recommend it. Reception and all service staff were very helpful and cordial.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

The food and service were terrific and our waiter was extremely good. This was our second time and the food was consistently good

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Always great! Love taking people that have not been to Mandolin, but live here; they are as impressed as we are and make it a destination for themselves. We are doing our best to promote our new favorite Sandy Springs restaurant!

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

We love to eat in our Sandy Springs neighborhood. Mandolin Kitchen is a great mediterranean
restaurant. Food and ambiance is great.

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Great Mediterranean cuisine. Nice variety. Large portions

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

With my husband and loved it

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Excellent!

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4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Great food and service. Ample portions with appetizer. Requiring valet parking during lunch hour seemed unnecessary.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Well prepared and large portions. Will visit again.

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Sooo delicious! Turkish recipes rather than Lebanese or other Mediterranean cuisine. My friend who was a first timer, but adventurous, loved it. Extraordinary beet salad, Albanian liver bites, zucchini pancakes that were an herby yummy hearty meal, a smokes eggplant dish that was ok, but shadowed by others. Piece de resistance was a paatry dessert they had to make for us:kortefe?? Shredded pastry stuffed w a special stringy cheese (whose name I think is also kortefe, make into a little pie, baked & drizzled w honey based syrup. O My!!!
Make there own yoghurt, some of their cheeses, phyllo . Small gem! Very helpful w menu. Outstanding!

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Outstanding Turkish food. A real gem. Good price point. Lovely gregarious manager. Go foodies and adventurers ( if you are somehow shy about Turkish food). Much of this menu will be very familiar to you.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Loved it. Great mediterranean food. Will be returning.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

It was a fabulous meal and exceeded our expectations. We will definitely be back soon!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The service at Mandolin has always been great!! The food is creative, and s ring as there are other Persian restaurants near by , I enjoy the unique Turkish dishes

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Try the Lamb you will not be disappointed..... OUTSTANDING!!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Wow is all I can say. What a wonderful experience

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Good experience over all but no kids menu or kids friendly food, other than that fantastic place!

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Excellent food & service the second time. The calamari was very tender, with a delicately spiced breading. The lamb shank and lamb kebab were both well-prepared and tasty. The salmon and tiger shrimp were also excellent

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

My wife celebrated our anniversary and the staff could not have been more accommodating. We felt like we were family the way they took care of us. If you like seafood dishes, Mandolin Kitchen is great.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Tasty generous portions ,excellent service,great neighborhood restaurant

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Graduation

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Mandolin Kitchen NEVER fails to impress! I've visited about 3 times total and every time I go I fall in love with the food even more than the time before. It's authentic Turkish food run by Turks and Middle Eastern people who KNOW their product and know how to make it just like home. It's fairly quiet during the afternoon, but can get very busy for dinner. Their sujok and pastirma pide is to die for, tastes like home! Fair enough to say everything on the menu is incredible and everyone should try it out!

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

We arrived at Mandolin Kitchen and they were waiting for us with wheelchair accommodations.
From the beginning of our meal to the wonderful birthday desert for our birthday friend they were attentive and happy to serve us. The food was delicious and ample size. We took home "doggie" bags for another meal.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

This was our first Turkish experience. Extremely pleased— will be back with friends! One of Atlanta’s best kept secrets!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

My family and I were pleasantly surprise by the quality and delicious food. Will be back soon.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We went on mother’s Day, wanting Persian food because of a positive experience at Rumis kitchen. (Rumis kitchen was booked). The food was cheaper and quality was excellent, maybe almost up to Rumis. The service however was very slow (maybe because of the holiday). The main reason for the 3 star review was the music. It was loud, very high energy music that my son described as international dance music. Most of the clientele were older (not in their 20s) and I was wondering how they could enjoy the intensity of the sound. The tables were also quite close together. If the dining experience had been more relaxing and the service better it might be up there with rumis kitchen.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Having grown up in Turkey, I am a tough critique for Turkish restaurants in the US. Mandolin did not disappoint. (I must add that it was Mother's Day and they were slammed) I am planning to go back with friends. It is nice to have a good Turkish restaurant so close.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Overall, a great meal and a nice time. Started off with being out of the wine we selected. Then they were out of one of the entrees that was selected by a guest. However, the food that we did order was delicious. We had forgotten the AJC review said that it was a good idea to share entrees. Would recommend and will go back.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Love eating at Mandolin but 180$ lunch in the back yard of a house? I recommend having dinner here very nice ambience at night

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

The food here is authentic and beyond delicious, service is attentive and fantastic across the board, ambiance is lovely.

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Good food large portions. Friendly staff.

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