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2007 16th Ave, Lewiston, ID 83501-4028
208-746-7876
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Dining options: Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Great Chinese buffet!

I am usually not a fan of Chinese buffets, but I really enjoy their lunch buffet. At first the selections looks minimal, but they continue to bring out hot, fresh food. Their salt and pepper chicken is awesome!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
Mary S
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Kendrick, Idaho
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Kendrick, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I am usually not a fan of Chinese buffets, but I really enjoy their lunch buffet. At first the selections looks minimal, but they continue to bring out hot, fresh food. Their salt and pepper chicken is awesome!

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Lewiston, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This is one of my lunch/dinner go to's. While the atmosphere is not always friendly the food is usually good. I would not suggest the lemon chicken, it was very overwhelming in artificial flavor. But everything else I have had there was delicious.

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Thank Mindy J
Moscow, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Fantastic place, with wonderful owners-Tony and Wanda. I recommend the China Inn Chow Mein, but everyone can find something they like in this restaurant. Best Chinese food in Lewiston!

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Thank Kjel B
Lewiston, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

The food here is excellent and the lunch buffet is quick and of excellent quality. Dinner is also of fine quality and service is wonderful.

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Thank Sheridan G
Lewiston, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

My favorite place to get chinese cuisine- close to home, they deliver and the portions are generous. Very tasty!

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Thank Becki M
Miami, Florida
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15 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Dripping OLD grease! Yuck! Run down, smelly health hazard. Left after 2 bites and still got the runs.

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Thank M B
Emmett, Idaho
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We should've known this was not a good restaurant when we first pulled in do to the fact that there were no other vehicles there. The service was good and the place was clean, but the food was by far the worst Chinese food we've ever eaten. Even the fried rice tasted and felt like it had a ton of... More 

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Thank FrankandTresa
Lewiston, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Just another Chinese restaraunt? NO WAY! This place is incredible, by far, in my opinion the BEST place in town to eat! Great service, and the owners are friendly and directly involved with customers! I'm lucky enough to live across the street!

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Thank Idaho4me
Bend, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

If I could give this restaurant zero stars I would. Their lunch buffet was not only extremely disappointing, the food quality and taste was awful. Very little food was put out at the buffet table; it looked as though they had run out of food (this is at 11:45am). I later saw them bringing out food; only a few bites... More 

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Thank Amber A
Ferndale, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The Buffett was very bad, we felt pressure to sit before looking at the Buffett. My buddie had a bug floating in his water. The best time I had was paying the bill so I could get out if there.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2007 16th Ave, Lewiston, ID 83501-4028
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Lewiston
  • Phone Number: 208-746-7876

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

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