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25 Depot Square, Lexington, MA 02420
(781) 861-6030
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11:30 am - 10:15 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:15 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:15 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:15 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:15 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 8
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  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
If you are hungry and you know it, go to the buffet!

The buffet generally has a wide variety of options, and my only complaint is that on a slow night the food will sit and get old on the buffet table. Food is fresher on a busy night! Food quality is typical Chinese, a little greasy but usually flavorful. This restaurant does excel at the weekend... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
60745Mary
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The buffet generally has a wide variety of options, and my only complaint is that on a slow night the food will sit and get old on the buffet table. Food is fresher on a busy night! Food quality is typical Chinese, a little greasy but usually flavorful. This restaurant does excel at the weekend dim sum. This includes the... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I dined at this restaurant with a large group of people. People in the group wanted to have the buffet, so I went along with them. There were good offerings on the buffet to appeal to most Chinese food lovers. The hot and sour soup was very good. I thought the choice of the entrees on this evening where good... More 

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

One of my spot for quick lunch. The buffet is good, and price is reasonable. I go there for the chicken wings. I am a wing nut. The lunch buffet comes with a soup. The staff is courteous and fast. Great place if you're on a time crunch.

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Thank luv2winedine
Carson City, Nevada
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135 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Easy in, easy out, fast service. We had the dinner buffet with wide variety of options. The food was hit and miss. I hated the ravioli but I really liked the rice noodles and vegetables. Won Ton soup was tasty but BBQ ribs were very tough. My girl friend liked the Egg Drop soup and enjoyed the spring rolls and... More 

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Thank carsonguy
Boston, Massachusetts
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87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

A colleague and I meet at this Chinese restaurant probably once a month for dinner. It is convenient to our offices, and offers an extensive buffet. The service is quick and attentive, and it is so large that we can get a table in a corner where we can talk privately. The food is good, sometimes excellent; rarely, there is... More 

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Thank badbacktraveler
Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

I love Chinese food and I love my new community, but this place deserves a pass. I even speak a bit of Chinese and that was no good. Either way, the food is generally fried, mass-produced garbage that one could get anywhere. And that's too bad for a place that has so many proper Asians, like Lexington. Either way, avoid.... More 

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Thank Taylor S
Boston, Massachusetts
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131 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We love the lunch buffet as well as the sit-down menu. This is delicious Chinese cuisine steps from Lexington Green and the rest of historic downtown Lexington. Very fresh, very delicious.

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Thank Bill H
Indianapolis, Indiana
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Here's the thing -- if you and yours are hungry, craving some Chinese food, and aren't expecting haute cuisine, then this is a fun place to go, especially for the weekend buffet. Almost all of the offerings range on a spectrum that goes from "Nothing all that bad about this ...." to "Hey,that's tasty!" A few things are just a... More 

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Thank passingbyagaindc
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Tasty buffet for those not watching waistlines. The restaurant has occupied this location for decades and is frequented by a diverse crowd. The buffet is large, offerings are frequently refreshed and includes soup and dessert. Price is moderate at $15.95 pp. Conveniently located in the center of Lexington, it's a great meeting place. My preference is their sister restaurant in... More 

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Thank BvH62
Lexington, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Buffet lunch and dinner are good choices, even for people, who are not familiar with Chineese food. The location is perfect, in the center of Lexington, close to the parking lot and if you are lucky in front of the door. The restaurant is already many years in Lexington and run by the same family. The complete evening buffet dinner,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 Depot Square, Lexington, MA 02420
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: (781) 861-6030

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:15 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:15 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:15 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:15 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:15 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:15 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:15 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?