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The Chinatown Buffet

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High Street, Elgin, Scotland
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Dining options: Takeout, Delivery, Buffet
Good for:
Families with children
Romance

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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
An interesting find in a quiet hamlet

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
RichBrody
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Port Washington, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
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30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Port Washington, New York
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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108 reviews 108 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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97 reviews 97 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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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118 reviews 118 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Came here looking for a good Chinese meal, and wasn't disappointed. There is an option of either a buffet or 'A la Carte'. We went for the buffet (minimum of 2 people) and was not disappointed in the slightest. The available choices was varied enough, and all cooked to order. Very nice fresh food. Thoroughly recommended, and if visiting Elgin,... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We were encouraged to book early for our Christmas staff night out and were offered a deal at £11.99 per head for the buffet option. This proved to be exceptional value as elsewhere in town was charging £19.99 a head for similar. The service was fast and attentive and the food was excellent. Would recommend this to anyone. The only... More 

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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, Romance

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