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900 Emerald Bay Road, CA 96150
(530) 544-5868
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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: Lunch, Dinner

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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
Good Value Buffet

Its a great place to go to when you are in a large group or not feeling very decisive to deal with a long menu card. The choice is immense. As long as you are OK with Asian food, you will find enough to feed yourself. Not the greatest of ambience but clean. The Sushi section is nothing to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2014
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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Oakley, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

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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Stateline, Nevada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I've lived in the Tahoe area for four years and I'd never been to Hunan Garden until tonight. At the time of this writing, 10/17/2014, the price for an adult is $11.50 for the dinner buffet. The food was excellent, all of it, and I had a small sample of almost every one of their main dishes (there were 22... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is the buffet at south lake Tahoe near the Y. Very small place and nothing for kids, not even a simple icecream, all cheap food and price like any other buffet. Very low quality food. Honest I regret visiting this place and do yourself and your children a favor. Do not go if you have kids, they will hate... More 

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Isle of Man
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Phew, thank goodness this place keeps on going! It is our favorite value/quality Oriental eatery in Tahoe basin and yes, we have already been to eat twice this trip. The lunch buffet is our thing, such a wide variety that no normal person could try even 2/3rds of what is on offer at $9.75. Well, except vegetarians who might feel... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Its a great place to go to when you are in a large group or not feeling very decisive to deal with a long menu card. The choice is immense. As long as you are OK with Asian food, you will find enough to feed yourself. Not the greatest of ambience but clean. The Sushi section is nothing to write... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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457 reviews 457 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
537 helpful votes 537 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Pretty standard Chinese buffet place - mainly the usual Chinese or other Asian food. The price is quite low for all you can eat buffet. This place is very clean and well organized. Food is tasty and service is good too.

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Central Point, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Good cheap Chinese buffet food, not the greatest tasting but not the worst either. They need to vacuum a little more in there because it was somewhat dirty.

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Palm Springs
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183 reviews 183 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Good food in buffet style, or daily plate specials and regular menu choices...a little of everything; lots of choices from sushi to fruits & pastries.

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Additional Information about Hunan Garden Restaurant

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

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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, Hunan
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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