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China Star Restaurant

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3601 South 1st St., Abilene, TX 79605
325-677-2000
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Buffet

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best Chinese style buffet food in Abilene

I have been to China Star multiple times. Lunch and Supper both. Dined in and taken out. Always consistently good, way above average for Chinese buffet. If you want a fancy (read - expensive with ambiance), this isn't the place for you. However, if you want some of the best Chinese buffet I have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 5, 2014
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I have heard mixed reviews about China Star, but as of right now (I've eaten there twice) I have had good experiences both times. Highly recommended!

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Abilene, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Seriously I bet they go through 50lbs a day! It's a buffet. Oh say more? Ok well it's all you can eat? It's relatively cheap? Ya get what ya pay for.

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Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Love love love it! Best hot and sour, best rice noodles, never dissatisfied , great service, super friendly, hot & delish

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I have been to China Star multiple times. Lunch and Supper both. Dined in and taken out. Always consistently good, way above average for Chinese buffet. If you want a fancy (read - expensive with ambiance), this isn't the place for you. However, if you want some of the best Chinese buffet I have had in 50 years of eating... More 

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Clyde, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I am from the Abilene area and it's a phenomena that people think this is the best Chinese food ever. This was the first Chinese food buffet in Abilene and was opened when Chinese food buffet style was a fairly new thought in this area because there were no other Chinese food buffet until Texas China buffet opened in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

If you love Chinese and you are on a budget this is a great place to be I personally know the owners of the restaurant and they are very sweet people the staff is very friendly sometimes it can get busy but not really busy but they've been voted best place to eat in Abilene Texas love it gotta try... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Best, and now only Chinese buffet in town. Always voted #1 or runner-up in Reader's Choice from our local paper. The food is excellent and there is a good variety on the buffet. My children love coming to this restaurant because they are treated like little people. The service is always good and the servers friendly. This place usually stays... More 

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SAN ANGELO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I wasn't feeling so good, but I wanted some soup. Their egg drop soup is hot, good for the unsettled stomach. The next few times I was feeling better and had a variety of their dishes. It is a good variety and fairly decent service when it is busy. The servers I have had are always friendly and helpful.

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Gorman, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Probably the best Chinese buffet I have had. A great selection of delicious items. I have eaten here many times growing up and eat here almost every time I go to Abilene. I would highly recommend it if you are thinking Chinese.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

the place has been here forever, due mainly to the fact that it's consistent. the food has always been not to good, but not to bad. Best selling point is alot of food for the money.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3601 South 1st St., Abilene, TX 79605
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Abilene
  • Phone Number: 325-677-2000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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