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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Home delivery

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
19Graham68
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Elgin, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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English first
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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Elgin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 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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Port Washington, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Imagine even someone like me who isn't particularly fond of buffets enjoying a buffet? Well, if all buffets were made to order and fresh, perhaps we'd think differently about them. For 16.95 Pounds Sterling, the food is fresh, and you can order as much as you want from an extensive array of soups, appetizers, entrees and desserts.

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Come here a lot with both friends and my partner. Great quality food served quickly even when busy! everything cooked to order so is hot when received. only suggestion i would have it that they leave the plates on a hot surafce a bit longer as you get a cold plate and hot food!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I have used China town for a good year now for a takeaway every so often this time I had ordered chicken balls and chicken chowmain chips I ate my meal chicken was a bit cold but thought nothing of it when I Sat down I instantly started houking so ran to sink and spewed up all of my meal... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We had good value for money and enjoyed the authentic asian atmosphere and the pleasant welcome. It was good value for money and the service came with a smile. Will be going back the next time we are in Elgin

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This restaurant is generally for buffets but we wanted a quick early meal so we went off the menu. The food was served very efficiently and was excellent - very tasty, hot and a good portion size. There is lots of choice on the buffet so if what we had was typical, it is a good place to visit.As we... More 

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Spean Bridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Being in Elgin yesterday and fancying chinese food we checked tripadvisor and this restaurant had the best scores so we thought we would give it a try. We arrived just gone 5 so where the first in that night. The staff where nice enough on being seated we where given a bowl of slightly soggy prawn crackers but they where... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Advertised on the shops window open 12pm on a Monday, we were here at 12.30pm and it was closed. No answer on their phone either.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Buffets often mean food kept warm for hours on a hotplate; here, dishes are made to order and this makes all the difference. So, freshly prepared food and as much as you want of it. This is fine for meat eaters, but the vegetarian selection is rather limited and there is no tofu or seitan. The set meal is £16.90... More 

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Address: High Street, Elgin, Scotland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Moray  >  Elgin
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: Chinese

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic

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