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1500 W Fayette Ave, Effingham, IL 62401-1900
217-342-3188
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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
Dining options: Buffet

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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2013
Phil G
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Palmetto, Florida
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Prairieville, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I have never had such amazing Chinese in my life!!! The veggies were big and perfectly cooked, the sesame chicken perfect, the fried rice so very flavorful and it came with a cream cheese filled crispy snack and a sweet desert. It was fabulous.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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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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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
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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 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

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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Ohio
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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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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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1500 W Fayette Ave, Effingham, IL 62401-1900
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Effingham
  • Phone Number: 217-342-3188

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
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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