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China China

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Queen's Quarter
Indian, Asian, Malaysian
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1 University Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland (Formerly Masala Masala)
02890320100
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout, Buffet, Late Night
Description: Eat as much as you like Buffet restaurantOpening time: 1200 noon - 1100 pm...
Eat as much as you like Buffet restaurantOpening time: 1200 noon - 1100 pm - Seven daysLunch: £5.99 from 12 noon to 5 pmHappy Hour: £7.99 from 5 pm to 7 pmGrand Dinner: £ 9.99 from 7 pm till closeGrand Dinner on Friday and Saturday nights: £ 10.99 from 7pm till closeBuffet prices are based on the time you leave the restaurantChildren under 5 years old eat for FreeChildren 5 - 11 years old eat for Half PriceSenior Citizen get 20% discount on normal buffet prices (sit is only)
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Eat til you bust

Chinese feasting frenzy. Lots to choose from. Service is very good and food is excellent. Don't eat too much you might burst.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Davytin
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Londondery
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
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169 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Londondery
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Chinese feasting frenzy. Lots to choose from. Service is very good and food is excellent. Don't eat too much you might burst.

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Belfast
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We really enjoyed our meal in china China, this is only the second time visiting the first was in the afternoon but this time night and although it was slightly dearer I found the food to be better and I will be returning. We had a great variety of food for all courses and the food was lovely and hot.... More 

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Armagh, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The restaurant was packed and rightly so the food was abundant nice and tasty. We avoided the live dessert station due to the amount of people at it. A wonderful meal.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The food here is fantastic value and is actually quite tasty! The red chicken curry is especially nice. However, the staff are way too quick to lift your plate!! My husband was finishing off his meal when a waiter came over and asked if he was finished so that he could swipe the plate...hands off the plates guys until the... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Having checked out the website I thought there was a good selection but was let down. For example the salad starter consisted of lettuce and coleslaw. We were shown to a table far away from the buffet, under the air conditioning, not ideal in February. Food wasn't the warmest. Being in early lunchtime we thought we'd get the fresh food.... More 

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Northern Ireland
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115 reviews 115 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The overriding reason to dine here is because of the excellent value for money buffet so you wouldn't necessarily expect excellence of service. The rushed-off-their-feet staff are more attentive and cheerful if you increase the restaurants profit margins through regular drinks orders probably in the expectation that this also makes for bigger tips. Nevertheless the restaurant is, popular, almost faultless... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Have been a few times. Hit and miss re heat of food. Food not hot enough to meet legislation re food poisoning. I was afraid to eat the supposed to be hot courses. Opted for safety. Heath inspectors would definatley have an issue re heat of hot food served.

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belfast
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92 reviews 92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

after the over indulgence at Christmas could not decide where to eat so decided on Chinese buffet. the place was packed and staff very run off their feet, yet remained very pleasant. the buffet was just what our taste buds needed. tasty Chinese food. nothing more or less and for £7.99 can not fault it. perfect when you cannot make... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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389 reviews 389 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The BFM and a select few from the Queens University Theatre Takeover Film Festival, had our annual Christmas Dinner at China China. 1 University St Belfast BT7 1FY United Kingdom 028 9032 0100 http://www.chinachinaorientalbuffet.co.uk Being the last Friday before Christmas I thought that town and restaurants would have been really busy, but it was surprisingly quiet!!! As was China China,... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Great selection and a very popular eatery. Great early offers and the staff will let you choose your own style of pancakes and make them for you fresh. Never disappointing and have visited over a dozen times. Staff always very friendly

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 University Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland (Formerly Masala Masala)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast>  > Queen's Quarter
  • Neighborhood: Queen's Quarter
  • Phone Number: 02890320100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Indian, Asian, Malaysian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget

Description

Eat as much as you like Buffet restaurantOpening time: 1200 noon - 1100 pm - Seven daysLunch: £5.99 from 12 noon to 5 pmHappy Hour: £7.99 from 5 pm to 7 pmGrand Dinner: £ 9.99 from 7 pm till closeGrand Dinner on Friday and Saturday nights: £ 10.99 from 7pm till closeBuffet prices are based on the time you leave the restaurantChildren under 5 years old eat for FreeChildren 5 - 11 years old eat for Half PriceSenior Citizen get 20% discount on normal buffet prices (sit is only)

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