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China Buffet

1500 W Fayette Ave, Effingham, IL 62401-1900
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English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We stopped in recently and was not pleased with our experience. Since it was a late dinner (some dishes were low in supply) we decided to order from the menu and the waiter said fine and passed us their menu. This waiter chatted with us a little bit leaving us believe that she was the owner and she was very... More

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Palmetto, Florida
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141 reviews 141 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We tried this as only one of two Chinese Restaurants in town. I am not a great fan of buffets but this one was not any better than average. Most of the entrees were fried and those that were not ran low at lunch with refills either missing or late. The hostess was screaming at the kitchen to get the... More

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Olathe, KS
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

When you walk in "you pay first" so you can't see what terrible food you are about to try ....This buffet is so limited in quality that you are wasting your money

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5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

Read reviews on this Chinese place on our trip we were hungry for Chinese food..this place was one of best Chinese places we've ever ate at & very inexpensive $5.95 all you can eat. A+

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21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

Sign when you first walk in- pay first! which is not what i'm used to but I actually liked it better than having to wait for my bill. Don't expect crab legs or sushi on the dinner like other buffets, if you want crab legs go down the street on Fridays to Raintree restaurant.

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Greenup, Illinois
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6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

Nice people. Good delivery service. Buffet with some variety. Mostly fried stuff. Good if you drank too much last night.

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Effingham, Illinois
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12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

Only chinese buffet in town.. so it is ok. Never had anything bad. Have been to better buffets in other towns, but have been to worse too. Food is usually somewhat fresh and typically pretty good. If in mood for buffet typically head there.

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Shelbyville, IL
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6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

While I do like a good meal of Chinese cuisine, it would be hard for me to recommend the China Buffet to someone who wasn't a local or hadn't been there before. When the place opened it was a great eatery, but as the years have passed it has declined. The dining room is starting to look dated, the whole... More

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Park Hills, Missouri, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

Thought it was gonna be small when we walked in about actually had a large variety of food and was good. wish they would update there place a little was afraid to sit down cus of the seats looked old and dirty. I over ate there lol

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4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011

Nasty and overpriced. The food is so nauseating, you literally get sick after you eat it...this is not how good Chinese food is supposed to taste. Nasty bathroom, too....again, don't go there!!

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