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Chang Jiang Buffet

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1223 E Oakton St, Des Plaines, IL 60018-2101
847-296-2188
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
this was a very good restaurant but!

this restaurant was a very good one all the way around from the staff to the food to the way the place was kept up. but it closed up within the last 2 weeks, with no signs as to if it moved to another location. if anybody out there knows if it just closed or moved could you reply that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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chicago
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

this restaurant was a very good one all the way around from the staff to the food to the way the place was kept up. but it closed up within the last 2 weeks, with no signs as to if it moved to another location. if anybody out there knows if it just closed or moved could you reply that... More 

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Probably the worse Chinese food I have ever had. Even for a buffet style it was terrible. The egg rolls were soggy from sitting in pans on the serving line too long. Tried some of the other items and was equally disappointed.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I go to this restaurant with my family often. Great value for money, a very large selection of food and polite wait staff. The owner is very pleasant and the restaurant is family friendly. The people who use this restaurant range from differing backgrounds, and everyone always seems to get on and have a great time.

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Changzhou, China
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184 reviews 184 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This place is your standard phomonena that is the American Chinese Buffet, the menu at this place is a little larger but it is all in all like the others in terms of menu, the thing is that this place does it the BEST of any other I have been too in the USA. Love this place!

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

The price is right (less than $11/person before tax, including drink--cheaper on the week days) and the food is good. I've had better Chinese food--in China. For the US, I would definitely recommend this buffet. The service was excellent. The servers were very pleasant. There are lots of choices.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Been there a couple of dozen times, know the staff. Food is always decently fresh, especially during busy times, the food is constantly being re-stocked. Has three double sided serving stations with just about everything you would want including non-Asian fare like pizza, fried chicken and french fries. Sushi is fresh, has a nice dessert platter with cheesecake at dinner... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

I have been visiting the Chang Jiang Buffet for many years with my family, and have always had fast and friendly service. Unlike some buffets, we have found the seating to be comfortable, and it did not give the impression of a huge dining hall, as some do. There are dividers and walls which provide some quiet sections, as well... More 

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Burlington, IA
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132 reviews 132 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

There are lots of "come eat a lot of average food" Chinese buffets around and we typically avoid them. However, we were hungry for Chinese food so we came here after checking them out on Trip Advisor and a local recommendation. They have a large variety of food, excellent crab ran-goon, and friendly service at a good price.

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Kane
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

This place was great. Had plenty of choices and the kids loved it. It was clean, the staff was nice and friendly too. Just an overall great experience....nothing bad to say at all.

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

If you're looking for a Chicnese buffet and are in the area - this may be your stop. There's a lot of food - the buffet price is inexpensive - and if you play FourSquare, there's usually a "Special" that you can claim (we got free drinks). About the food - it's typical, but has a good variety - Chinese,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1223 E Oakton St, Des Plaines, IL 60018-2101
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
  • Phone Number: 847-296-2188
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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