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1113 7th Ave, Marion, IA 52302-3403
319-373-9888
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10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: Lunch Buffet...amazing food, family run

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  • 2
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
My first visit

I met a friend at China King and enjoyed a lunch. I ordered the Happy Family and it was very good, not the best Chinese meal I've ever had but it was good and I will likely return to this place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
mdhinder
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Looked up this place on tripadvisor and went out of my way to eat at a highly rated Chinese restaurant. Turned out to be only average.

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Thank Jim N
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I met a friend at China King and enjoyed a lunch. I ordered the Happy Family and it was very good, not the best Chinese meal I've ever had but it was good and I will likely return to this place.

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Thank mdhinder
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

Being new to the area and knowing how difficult it can be to find a good Chinese carry out restaurant, we relied on the reviews and decided to give it a try. We went on a week night and were 1 of 3 people getting carry out. The servings were generous. The food was fresh. Egg rolls are good sized.... More 

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Thank Crbr S
Carroll. Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I ate here for the first time just the other day. I had the buffet and was pleasantly surprised at how the food was fresh, tasty and hot. The dining area is very non-descript, so the atmosphere is lacking. However, the cost of the meals can't be beat. It was around $22.00 for three adults and 2 preschool aged children.... More 

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Thank squatch52302
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great little Asian restaurant. The food is excellent and you can enjoy the buffet or order from the extensive menu. Owners are very friendly and remember their customers.

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Thank Cynthia M
Marion, Iowa, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Selection of items on the buffet is often lacking. As is usual with this type of restaurant, the owners are afraid of having to throw anything away at the end of lunch, so they are slow to add items at the beginning of lunch and stop replenishing items toward the end of lunch. The price is right, though. About $7... More 

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Thank 185Craig
Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Everything here is fresh and quality ingredients. They are very nice family who runs the business and strive to please their customers. Their young son, who works the register, is outstanding! Delicious food.

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Thank Elle563
Dubuque, Iowa
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

The minute I walked in and saw fresh chicken being chopped with a clever; I knew it was going to be good! It appeared the whole family was there. The kitchen was in plain sight (which is always reassuring) and looked clean and effecient. The menu is the Chinese restaurant standard. The three dishes we had were all delishious. The... More 

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Marion, Iowa, United States
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This place has great food at a good price. All the staff are very personable and good at what they do. This is the only Chinese i eat around here and the location is very convenient. It's a nice little place to take the family.

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Thank Jeffrey D
Marion
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195 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I go frequently & its always fresh and good! The lunch buffet is good and very reasonably priced. We have also eaten in the restaurant at night, but majority is carry out. This is our go to Chinese restaurant!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1113 7th Ave, Marion, IA 52302-3403
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Marion
  • Phone Number: 319-373-9888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Lunch Buffet...amazing food, family run
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?