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The Chinatown Buffet

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High Street, Elgin, Scotland
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Dining options: Dinner, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 14
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  • 6
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  • 1
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
see past the decor and just enjoy the food

A surprisingly good meal, walked in and tried the buffet. No problem with a non-standard order, menu was adjusted to fit what we wanted, quick (but not suspiciously quick) service and helpful (but not annoying) waiter. Ignore the dangling ceiling lights and poor decor, chef and waiter will work... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2015
Andrew K
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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely disgusted with Chinatown this time round.where to start well we were told the order would of been with us in 30 to 45 minutes so we waited & 2 hours later it arrived & all the food was cold & tasteless. I would not recommend this Chinese to anyone. Disgusted. I say get things together. Golden sea all the... More 

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Thank Andrew C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

A surprisingly good meal, walked in and tried the buffet. No problem with a non-standard order, menu was adjusted to fit what we wanted, quick (but not suspiciously quick) service and helpful (but not annoying) waiter. Ignore the dangling ceiling lights and poor decor, chef and waiter will work together to provide a really good meal. Drinks from the fridge... More 

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Thank Andrew K
Falkirk, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Pancake roll starter awful, 2 small stodgy pancake rolls. Mixed starter poor value... 2 pieces prawn toast, 2 chicken wings, 2 mini spring rolls and 2 ribs, £8!!!!!!!!! Mains better but nothing to get excited about, chips looked and tasted as if reheated several times. All in all an experience never to be repeated.

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Thank 57lynf
Cupar, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Went for a meal here last night, Table had seen some spills for a Tuesday night with very few people in I can only assume they weren't fresh, Food was hot and ok but the place could do with a revamp, Would try another in the area before I went back, But food was ok.

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Thank skippy4469
Elgin, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Ordered a take away got told it would be one hour two hours later phoned them got told another half hour so cancelled order . So don't know what the food is like but I am still starving !!!

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Thank Sandycaroline2015
Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

We got the buffet to order, which is all you can eat from a menu. Good choices but need more main courses for vegetarians!

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Lovely buffet cooked to order, very quiet though as not sure if many people know that it's a restaurant as well as a take away ...food is of a high standard and cooked well. Very tasty and would go back.

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Thank Tracy Y
Elgin, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Arrived on Elgin high street at 9pm, expecting either Chinese or Indian food. Quismat was almost empty, china town buffet closed! Asked at take away if they had stopped the buffet. They opened it up for us. The buffet for £16.90 per person was extremely good value and the food all freshly prepared. We were served by the owner who... More 

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Thank Sheila M
Elgin, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

i have never been to a restaurant before where the staff thought it acceptable to serve a requested pint of lager - IN THE CAN - no offer of a glass at all !! Dubious though we were the starters were ordered, the hot plates on which to serve them duly arrived at the table - about 10 minutes before... More 

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Thank Holidaymaker1058
Elgin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

One of the better Chinese restaurants in Elgin but the food when opting for a home delivery tends to be cold and requires reheating.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: High Street, Elgin, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Moray  >  Elgin

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic

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