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16572 W. Greenway Rd., #115, Surprise, AZ 16527
623-266-3328
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
First time!

I saw the advertising for it however even through it close to home I never stopped by. Friend from work gave a recommendation to try. Was very happy I did. Got a lunch special which was very affordable and very good. The menu has the dish and describes it. Looking forward to going back... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Marty R
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Surprise, Arizona
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Buckeye, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Nice, clean place with a good lunch crowd. Maybe I ordered the wrong thing. I asked the waiter what the best dish at lunchtime was and he said the Orange Peel chicken. The hot and sour soup came with the dish and it was alright but not interesting -- no tofu and something was missing. The chicken came with fried... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We have found Chinese food in AZ is nothing like the east coast. Big Budda is about the closest we have come. The "hot" items on their menu are fairly mild, and the soups are nothing to rave about, but the appetizers & entrees are tasty and well prepared.

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Surprise, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I saw the advertising for it however even through it close to home I never stopped by. Friend from work gave a recommendation to try. Was very happy I did. Got a lunch special which was very affordable and very good. The menu has the dish and describes it. Looking forward to going back. Affordable, friendly, and good old fashion... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Service is good, food is always excellent.nothing bad to say about this restaurant. Love the egg foo ying pork. Nice beer selection. Crab puffs are excellent.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

we found this place two years ago and were happy to see it so highly rated and still in business yesterday. The lunch specials are great and come with soup, fried wonton and an egg roll. My husbands orange chicken seems to be the most popular dish, it comes as a chicken breast battered, fried and sliced on the diagonal... More 

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Buckeye, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

With all the positive reviews, I expected better food, especially for Chinese New Year dinner. Deeply disappointed that all dishes (3) tasted the same (mostly like salt), the oil used for egg rolls and wontons tasted old, and the ingredients were fairly unrecognizable. I guess we got last year's leftovers for New Year's dinner.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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357 reviews 357 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We stopped in for lunch at Big Buddha on a Tuesday at 12:15 PM. We were seated quickly and our waiter arrived pronto. Lunch menu had a great selection, and we chose Sesame Chicken and General Pau Chicken, with a mild spice sauce. Each lunch order came with soup, egg roll and crab cheese puff. I also had hot Oolong... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Just moved to the west valley from Scottsdale. I have been very disappointed in restaurant choices. I was very happy to have found this restaurant. Best Chinese food I have had in the west valley. The service was great, food excellent and it was clean. We will be going back often.

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Surprise, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Their food is very good, well prepared, and served by a pleasant wait staff. One of the best Chinese restaurants in the west valley. Usually no wait, but the last time we were there, we had to wait about 10 minutes or so for a table, and there is not much space to wait in. Overall, I still rate it... More 

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Sun City West, Arizona
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226 reviews 226 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

To be very very honest, this place get a B minus all the way around. Average food, average service, fair prices, but I shall not return. Sorry, I won't dump on them but I can't recommend them either.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16572 W. Greenway Rd., #115, Surprise, AZ 16527
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Surprise
  • Phone Number: 623-266-3328

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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