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China First Buffet

618 SE Hwy 19, Crystal River, FL
(352) 795-5445
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Ranked #75 of 92 restaurants in Crystal River
Cuisines: Chinese
Most recent review
- May 10, 2014
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43% Recommend
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English first
Crystal River, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

There wasn't a good selection on the buffet and what was there was so dried out, it was just gross, will never go back

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Homosassa, Florida, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Super fast service and large portions!! Prices are spot on with other restaurants. We always get great service, a big smile, and know that our experience will be positive.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

They have an excellent buffet with a large assortment of dishes at quite reasonable prices,Pretty good & right on time to hit that hunger craving during the middle of the day. I didn't come here with high expectations of of authentic Chinese food like else where. It did exceed my expectations being i haven't been here in forever. There was... More

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Crystal River, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

This place has gotten more expensive and the food quality stinks. We have been here a few times since we moved here in June 2012. We will never go back. The place is seldom busy, which means the buffet items are normally not fresh. The price is continually going up and it just isn't worth it. Very disappointed!!

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Tampa, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

I do not eat Buffet here, but I do get take-out food from China First Buffet. The food is very good and the prices is VERY REASONABLE. The couple owners are from Mainland CHINA,(the man cooks in the kitchen, and the nice young woman waits the tables and manages the cash register). The Buffet looks GREAT, but I prefer to... More

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Freelton, Ontario
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

An average lunch experience. Buffet had many options and they do cook your pick of choices from the buffet. They have sushis which was good.

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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

...I think the cook forgot how to cook, if he ever knew how. Not one item was what it was supposed to be. What was out there when we arrived was old, and tough. What was brought out as "fresh", was completely sad. Poor excuse, this is one of the worst I've seen. The place was as dirty as it... More

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Homosassa, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

The last time I went here, I believe I got sick on some cucumbers. The food that was out was not that good and the price had gone up. Have not been there since.

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Inverness, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Best chineese food in Citrus County i have had Just like N Y's best take out Love anything with mixed vegtables

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

We were told by a contractor working for us to try this place. The spinch and cheese was hard as a rock and when I told the woman who seemed to be "incharge", she took a large spoon to it, smashed it, literally, and said to me (and I quote) "It gets real hard if it sits here, because of... More

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