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Mrs Chen's Chinese Restaurant

6125 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-4028
941-924-0039
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Ranked #310 of 829 restaurants in Sarasota
Cuisines: Chinese
Most recent review
- Aug 1, 2014
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English first
Sarasota, Florida
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115 reviews 115 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The buffet idea was scary at first - but after trying a bit of everything I was pleasantly surprised and loved every bite. The price is beyond reasonable and the line to get was long but moved along very quickly. The place has been around a long time and I am happy that we finally gave it a try. You... More

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Gainesville, FL
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The service is great. It is a small buffet without a lot of variety, but the dishes are always good.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

As title says, I've been holidaying in Sarasota for the past 21 years, often more than once a year so consider myself almost a local. I have to admit, despite having built quite a good rapport with the manager due to us going to this place for so long, the service has always been perfect. This restaurant has always been... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I try to get there once a week,much to my wife's dismay! Not that she dislikes it ,it's just that she Thinks we go there too much! We order from the menu, not being buffet people and have never been disappointed in the food or service and judging from the plates piled high with food coming from the buffet neither... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Nothing special or especially good. For those all you can eat fans. Everything is pretty bland and lacks imagination and flavor.

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Ottawa, Canada
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13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

We love good Chinese food and come from a city that has a lot of fine and varied Chinese restaurant choices. So when we've been away from home for a while and need to get our Chinese-food fix, we seek out (often via TripAdvisor) the places everyone seems to be talking about -- like Mrs. Chen's in Sarasota. This was... More

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Palmetto, Florida
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84 reviews 84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

This is a good spot that's been around for a long time. Friendly staff and more choices than you'd find at your typical Chinese buffet (eg. crawfish, steak, some Thai and other Asian dishes). I would definitely go back.

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Siesta Key, Fl
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Great buffet. Superior service in a relaxed family atmosphere. They have the best hot and sour soup I've ever had. I would pay the reasonable price of the buffet for that alone. Not one bad dish on the buffet. I go there every trip and cannot wait to move back to Sarasota again to experience Mrs. Chen's more often. Best... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We had the buffet for 4 adults for under $30!! That's less than a trip to McD's. The food was all fresh and excellent. It was voted best Chinese Food in Sarasota for a very good reason. We would highly recommend Mrs Chen's to all comers. While the restaurant was busy, it didn't feel crowded and was not loud. Very... More

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Sarasota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We went to Mrs. Chen's Chinese Buffet tonight. We were greeted, ordered beverages, asked if we wished to partake of the buffet and we answered "Yes". When we returned with our plates we were directed to a different table. We two were originally seated in a booth for four. When we returned to the table we'd been changed complete with... More

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