We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mrs Chen's Chinese Restaurant

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
6125 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-4028
941-924-0039
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 99 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
END OF AN ICONIC RESTAURANT

Mrs Chen's opened in 1994. We started going there in 1995. We were always treated so well and we really enjoyed the small fresh Chinese buffet. We were living in Parish at the time. This was the first restaurant in Sarasota that we took our newly adopted Chinese daughter to on Jan. 1, 2004. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
C s
,
Sarasota, Florida
Add Photo Write a Review

99 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Sarasota, Florida
Level Contributor
82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Mrs Chen's opened in 1994. We started going there in 1995. We were always treated so well and we really enjoyed the small fresh Chinese buffet. We were living in Parish at the time. This was the first restaurant in Sarasota that we took our newly adopted Chinese daughter to on Jan. 1, 2004. We moved to Sarasota and became... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sarasota, Florida
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Couldn't believe it! Drove by last night and it was turned into something called "Pho Noodle". I just had lunch there a few weeks ago! It was delicious as usual... great food and unpretentious unlike other places in town. This is the restaurant where I learned to enjoy chinese food over 20 years ago, and now it's gone! Mrs. Chen's... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sarasota, Florida
Level Contributor
92 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We will miss you and the staff! Imagine our shock when we showed up and it was closed! We always loved coming, everyone so friendly. Nice small buffet, keeping it fresh, tasty and great was much better than the big "Chinese" buffets with pizza and mac & cheese!?! Good luck to all of you, we wish you the very best!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Bowie, Maryland
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We've eaten here on a number of occasions and always enjoyed the buffet. Sadly, when we drove by today the sign had changed to a Pho restaurant and Mrs. Chen's had posted a sign in the doorway saying they had closed a couple weeks ago and thanking patrons for many years of business.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sarasota, Florida
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

They have the best chinese food in Sarasota....my onk4y complaint is sometimes the food is lukewarm versus hot. Worth a try...I love it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Massachusetts
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This used to be my favorite Chinese restaurant but recently my experience has been that the food tastes like left overs. Won Ton soup was very salty.The food selection and the price is not competitive compared to other establishments in the area. Service was good.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

I love Chinese food but this was bad. Was expecting good fresh seafood. Tasted like the cheap imitation stuff. Was thinking I just went on a off night but it was a Saturday night :(. The fruit and ice cream were good. Also the staff were pretty nice.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is a regular call while visiting Siesta Key. Food is always hot, tasty and fresh. Hot and sour soups is a particular favourite.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sarasota, Florida
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is by far my favorite place to eat Chinese food. The buffet is always hot and the food is excellent. Love there coconut shrimp and soups. We go there at least 2 or 3 times a month.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sarasota, FL
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Excellent buffet. The variety is excellent and always nicely presented. It has been voted best Chinese buffet in Sarasota for several years.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3

Travelers who viewed Mrs Chen's Chinese Restaurant also viewed

Sarasota, Southwest Gulf Coast
Sarasota, Southwest Gulf Coast
 
Sarasota, Southwest Gulf Coast
Sarasota, Southwest Gulf Coast
 

Been to Mrs Chen's Chinese Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Mrs Chen's Chinese Restaurant

Address: 6125 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-4028
Phone Number: 941-924-0039
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Chinese

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6125 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-4028
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: 941-924-0039

Price and Cuisine

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Mrs Chen's Chinese Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?