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9 California Street, Valley Springs, CA
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Large buffet with Chinese food and sushi

They have an extensive selection of Chinese entrees on their large buffet. You may go back to get a clean plate and get as many refills as you want. I'd grade the Chinese food at an 8 or 9 out of 10. They also have a sushi bar. Since I don't usually eat any of that, I don't have an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Copperopolis, California
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Merced
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A group of us went here for lunch today. It's AMAZING. They have a large buffet which is what we ordered from. You can start with salads and soups and work clear through dessert. Our server took great care of us and was extremely attentive. I drove over an hour to get here and wasn't disappointed a bit! Would go... More 

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Jackson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The food is always varied and fresh. The buffet allows you to try new things. The last time we were there two of the fellows sitting by me tried the frog legs. I encouraged them teasing that they were probably "Frog Jump" losers. I have only eaten there when I have been with a group of 8 or more. The... More 

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Mokelumne Hill, California
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We go to Good Friends just about every time we get to Valley Springs. It is affordable and they have a good selection of foods and sushi. It is usually busy when we go so the food is changed out often. The atmosphere isn't anything to write home about but the building that it is in has a colorful history... More 

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Copperopolis, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

They have an extensive selection of Chinese entrees on their large buffet. You may go back to get a clean plate and get as many refills as you want. I'd grade the Chinese food at an 8 or 9 out of 10. They also have a sushi bar. Since I don't usually eat any of that, I don't have an... More 

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southcarolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

I think it's the only Chinese place around. It is buffet style and doesn't seem to be that busy every time I have been though I only go when I visit my friend there which is not very often. He lives there and does go often with his wife. It is affordable, it is buffet with an average selection. They... More 

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Valley Springs, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Me, my wife, daughter and Granddaugher, age one went to this restaurant for dinner and saw a roach crawling on the both seat in the TV dining area. When we brought this to the attention of the staff, they did nothing. They may have said "sorry", it has been a few month. However since this happen, I have not went... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I love starting out with the hot/spicy soup, but was disappointed in that the soup temperature was barely warm. I mentioned this to our wait staff, but not sure she understood my English language. This restaurant seems to have undergone staff changes recently, and not for the better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A great buffet. It's fast and easy and you just get to enjoy the time spent there. Everyone loves it , in fact we even went 2 days in a row when we had company. We have a friend that was raised in this area and he remembers taking his grandmother here every time he visited. Last time we even... More 

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Valley Springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My Family goes once a week. We like the food The people who work there are real friendly . It is a little over priced.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The selection and quality of Sushi has continued to deteriorate, at least for those of us who enjoy traditional as opposed to New Age sushi which leans towards Cream Cheese, Imitation Seafood, Avocado and such. On the last several visits the 1 or 2 selections of "real" sushi (i.e. raw fish) were gone and there was no effort to replace... More 

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Address: 9 California Street, Valley Springs, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Valley Springs
Cuisine: Chinese

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  • Address: 9 California Street, Valley Springs, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Valley Springs

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

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