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500 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-1838
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Passable Chinese food

Came here for a quick dinner almost at closing time. There was a buffet but we chose to order from the menu.The service was quick, the food passable. For a small place like Morro Bay, I guess this is good. The restaurant was just next door to the hotel we stayed at.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The buffet had a great selection, all of which was tasty. Nothing had that typical msg taste to it. Decor is a little dated but with big comfy booths, good food, and a really nice waitress that didn't matter. Really reasonable price. Highly recommend

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Cayucos, California
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The birthday girl in our party was in the mood for Chinese food and chose this restaurant. We all opted for the buffet after seeing the great selection. The only downside was that we all over-ate. They also have an extensive off-the-menu list to choose from. We would definitely return.

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Whidbey Island, Washington
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Convenient location (next to Embarcadero Inn), great value and selection of very tasty food with the all-you-can-eat buffet (including for vegetarians), very friendly customer service.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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36 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Came here for a quick dinner almost at closing time. There was a buffet but we chose to order from the menu.The service was quick, the food passable. For a small place like Morro Bay, I guess this is good. The restaurant was just next door to the hotel we stayed at.

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Merced
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Not the largest but one of the best Chinese buffets at which I have dined. The steamed barbecue was a delightful surprise. Reasonably priced.

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Washoe Valley
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Affordable, open late, offering a buffet of very good Chinese foods. From fried rice to some California rolls and real Almond cookies, the buffet is a great value. Family of four get out the door for less than $50.

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Great Chinese buffet on our one night stopover on our road trip down the PCH driving the camaro convertible.food was plentiful and changed out regularly . Good service and a very cheap price compared with the rest.Morro bay is a very expensive place for hotels and most things.

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CLERMONT
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53 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We chose the buffet for $9. each for lunch. The preparation of the dishes reminds both my husband & I of what we ate 45 years ago when restaurateurs really cared about the taste. Wonderful soup, fantastic seafood salad (I went back for more of this). A very good variety of dishes and vegetables. Unique in flavor back to the... More 

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We went for a dinner there on the day after Christmas. Apparently this was the only restaurant open, there were a lot of people. The food was good, but nothing special. Popular with locals, too. The price is fair but don't expect anything fancy.

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Wolf Creek, Montana
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Its not bad food, but its not good food either. Average, nothing special. The rule of thumb for me on a Chinese Buffet is, if there are few customers then the buffet can't be fresh, and if the Buffet is not fresh then there can't be a lot of customers. There was not a lot of customers at 6:30 on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 500 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Morro Bay
  • Phone Number: (805) 772-1838

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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