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1901 S Signal Butte Rd, Mesa, AZ 85209
(480) 986-7799
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10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • 10
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    Very good
  • 4
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  • 5
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Better Buffet

Had lunch here and enjoyed the food. There is quite a selection of buffet items as well as fresh sushi and a Mongolian Grill. All the food was tasty and prepared well. It is an older restaurant, but well maintained. The wait staff is fast, friendly and efficient, and the food is put out fresh.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Bill R
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Mesa, Arizona
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Mesa, Arizona
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128 reviews 128 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Had lunch here and enjoyed the food. There is quite a selection of buffet items as well as fresh sushi and a Mongolian Grill. All the food was tasty and prepared well. It is an older restaurant, but well maintained. The wait staff is fast, friendly and efficient, and the food is put out fresh.

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Regina, Canada
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54 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Most of the food was fresh, cooked correctly and tasty. The selection was extensive. The prices were very reasonable. On the downside, the beer selection was 20 years out of date and the crab legs and crab sections were grossly overcooked. Overall, we'll be back to try some additional dishes.

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Apache Junction, Arizona
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This is our go-to Asian restaurant. Only down side is that you are only served your drink and the dishes are cleared. But, hey - that is exactly why I like this place. No surly waitstaff to deal with, no waiting for your food. We visited yesterday for lunch and the place was packed. And yet, we were seated immediately.... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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154 restaurant reviews
460 helpful votes 460 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We tried this place Sunday after a day at the Renaissance Festival. We had to be wait to be seated because no hostess present, finally a server sat us and got our drinks. They had a very nice selection which all tasted great including sushi and Mongolian Grill. The server were very attentive and the sushi chef had no problems... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The hot food was good. We really enjoyed the cocnut shrimp. You can have a combination of Chinese Food, Sushi, and/ or Mongolian BBQ. The portions of ice cream for dessert are put in containers which meant you did not have to handle it. They have a seniors discount. I also liked the lychees, cheese mussels, and salad choices.

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Nampa, Idaho
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56 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I never would have just stopped at this restaurant as I couldn't have gotten past the cheesy name and terrible picture on the sign. It did come highly recommended so I braved it and I'm glad I did. There was tons of food including Mongolian BBQ, sushi, seafood, salad and Chinese food. The oysters and crab legs were not good,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The food was very fresh, hot and I am sure there was well over 150 items if not more! We are in Mesa for the winter and we wanted a good chinese buffet. This has chinese food and much more! We would recommend highly! For two seniors for the buffet and a huge pot of tea it was $27.

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new england
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26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My husband and I enjoy good food especially seafood and fish. We could not eat the oysters on the half shell, and we have eaten them in many places, but those served at the buffet were horrible as well as the crab. Even the Chinese food was awful. We actually left without eating anything. The buffet had a lot of... More 

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Arizona
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78 reviews 78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a great place if you can really do a buffet justice because there is a lot of food here. It is a pretty good value and the food is replenished quickly.

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Sun City, Arizona
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175 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

There was a large selection to choose from but quality varied. It was about what you get at most Chinese buffets. We were satisfied but not singing their praises. Will try to find some place better.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1901 S Signal Butte Rd, Mesa, AZ 85209
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Mesa
  • Phone Number: (480) 986-7799

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm

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