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500 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-1838
Today
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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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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  • 11
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Buffet

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
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Whidbey Island, Washington
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34 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Whidbey Island, Washington
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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176 reviews 176 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
2 reviews
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Southern Cal
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134 reviews 134 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

It is so so but we all have a fave Chinese at home. You won't be disappointed and certain dishes are great. Just don't expect it to be better than you're favorite Chinese back home. Jello desert and sliced oranges speak volumes but the fried food is not greasy and they have a primal salad bar.

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Fresno, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

This is a nice buffet of chinese food. The price is fair and the food is good. If you like Chinese food and you are hungry, go here. You won't be disappointed.

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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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