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Hunan Garden Restaurant

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900 Emerald Bay Road, CA 96150
(530) 544-5868
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 5
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food

Typical Chinese buffet with lots of chicken, beef, pork and seafood dishes. The crunchy green beans are the best I've tasted. We ordered the salt and pepper calamari to go but it was so good we ended up eating everything at the restaurant. Would love to have more sushi and dessert choices though... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2015
mimimarines
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Legaspi, Philippines
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

We did not expect much. This restaurant came as a pleasant surprise. Affordable and reasonable price for buffet. Tiramisu is very yummy. Good spread of protein and fibers. Highly recommended for people looking for Asian food in Lake Tahoe

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Thank siangl2014
Legaspi, Philippines
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Typical Chinese buffet with lots of chicken, beef, pork and seafood dishes. The crunchy green beans are the best I've tasted. We ordered the salt and pepper calamari to go but it was so good we ended up eating everything at the restaurant. Would love to have more sushi and dessert choices though. Good food at a great price. Definitely... More 

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Thank mimimarines
Los Angeles, California
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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Stayed at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel and dad wants to eat Chinese. Not much choices as this is a small place. A few tables and one line of food choices. Whatever they have are good and tastes "clean" as well. Waiters are pretty old and may not be able to anticipate your needs. Just give them a wave and they... More 

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Thank HonestDaddyReviews
NEW YORK, NY
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49 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Stop in here for lunch buffet after a long morning hike or bike ride. Nice variety and enough healthy choices. Recommended!

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Thank SAYHEYKID
Houston, Texas
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Hunan Garden has very good Chinese food at reasonable prices. We did not have a menu, so we just called and told them what we wanted. The service was prompt and very friendly. Delivery is not available, but the restaurant is easy to find and get to if you have transportation. Takeout looked to be a better option than dining... More 

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Thank Don K
Clearfield, Pennsylvania
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138 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Fresh, delicious & huge portions is what you will find at the Hunan Garden Restaurant in South Lake Tahoe. We have been going there for years and they have a great buffet, but we like take out so we can eat out on our deck. Everything is good and if you order $20 or more, you get a free appetizer.... More 

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Thank debfannin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Buffet is under $12. Nothing overwhelms you but nice choices. Different types of shrimp, mussels, and chicken dishes. Two soups and typical appetisers. Simple dessert cookies & cakes. Vegetarian, sushi, fresh fruit and other choices.

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Thank Ted L
Oakley, California
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Hunan Garden has been a fixture on South Shore for many years while other restaurants in the area have come and gone. The food is better than average for Chinese buffets. They have limited amounts of food in the serving trays and continually refill them so it is fresh and hot. You can also order off the menu. The wait... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I live in the Bay area and would say that the food at the dinner buffet is almost comparable to many restaurants back home. For $11.50, you get steamed clams, mussels, fried whole shrimp, coconut shrimp, sushi and the usual Chinese buffet items and desserts. The taste of the food was well-balanced, not over-salted like most cheap Chinese buffets you... More 

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Thank Kai L
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant has been open for many years and their food is always fresh and very tasty. The buffet they offer is excellent value and is constantly refreshed so there is no old stale food. I recommend it. The service is fast and friendly also.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 900 Emerald Bay Road, CA 96150
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)
  • Phone Number: (530) 544-5868

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?