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2987 Skaha Lake Road, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 6G3, Canada
250-492-8338
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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Voted best buffet, when? Very average food. Some dishes over cooked or greasy. Stick with known dishes if you eat here. Desserts are terrible especially the rice pudding & almond cookies (not sure if they were almond).

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Sunworshiper54
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Burnaby, BC, Canada
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Penticton, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We've always seen the sign "Voted Best Early-Bird Special" so we thought we'd give it a try. We were hungry at 6:00 p.m., so we eagerly went in. OMG! What a disgusting "meal" if you can call it that. My husband ate most of his, but he'd had a hard time finding anything edible...and he'll eat anything. I left much... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Hadn't read any reviews, so I had no idea what to expect. We were passing through Penticton and decided on a whim to give this place a try, for something different from our usual spots. Really disappointing. Nothing was good except the large teapot, but it was actually a bit too large for one tea bag. Most of the food... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Our family of four (two adults, two tweens) just ate here, and it was disgustingly dirty and bad food. Bad enough that I felt I needed to post my first review to save others from the same experience. I wish I'd read the reviews before we went in. I didn't notice the disgusting tile and carpet when we walked in,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Have been here a few times. Seems to go up in price and down in quality, yet parking lot seems full when we drive by. Why?? Maybe 10% off before 5 pm??? Price is now $15.00 senior $14.00.children over age 12 pay $15.00. It has better food than China Palace Buffet further north,that's for sure.,but nothing to rave about. May... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I have no idea how people are rating this restaurant so high? Very odd tasting food. The roast beef floating in a pan of water??? Then eating it with all these extremely weird spices which don't go with roast beef. Little tiny dishes of sauces?? A lot of pans were almost empty. I have no other words to say but... More 

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Burnaby, BC, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Voted best buffet, when? Very average food. Some dishes over cooked or greasy. Stick with known dishes if you eat here. Desserts are terrible especially the rice pudding & almond cookies (not sure if they were almond).

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We stopped at this buffet as it was close to our hotel and advertised as the 'best buffet.' It turned out to be one of our least favourite stops on our vacation. The selection was good, it was indeed a large buffet. However most of the group did not enjoy the food. One person had a pepper allergy and found... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The dinner buffet was $15 and good value. There were lots of choices including roast beef, baked fish, chicken and the expected Chinese dishes for a Chinese buffet. Especially enjoyed the wonton soup. It was just like I would make at home and they didn't scrimp by making the wonton balls small, or double wrapping them. In the summer heat... More 

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Penticton, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I've never written a review before, but I wanted to save other people the same grieve I encountered. Well anyone looking for good Chinese food should avoid this place like the plague. I should have known better when it said buffet, however the reviews said it was the best in town?? The meal went off the rails when we got... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

After reading the previous post about the Won Ton soup we had to try. Glad to say she was right... This has got to be the best buffet west of the Niagara Falls Mandarin Restaurant. Small selection but at lunch time you don't need as much.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2987 Skaha Lake Road, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 6G3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Penticton
  • Phone Number: 250-492-8338

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

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