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364 Broadway St, South Haven, MI 49090-1459
269-639-1666
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Dining options: Dinner, Buffet, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Chinese Buffet

Always enjoy the weekend buffet with all you can eat crab legs. The food is fresh and Tom makes his own egg rolls so they are really good and fresh.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
202lynnef
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Urbana, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was worried that the quality has suffered as some recent reviews indicated, but I was happy to see that the quality was a good as ever. We went on a Friday night, so it was crab and steak at the buffet. All you can eat crab legs at that price (I think it was around $15) is something you... More 

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Thank ze44
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Always enjoy the weekend buffet with all you can eat crab legs. The food is fresh and Tom makes his own egg rolls so they are really good and fresh.

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Thank 202lynnef
London, GB
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170 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I loved their vegetable and mushroom lo mein - full of flavour and not oily. The prawns from the sweet and sour prawns were delicious - like tempura prawns. I have to admit I didn't try the sweet and sour souce (it comes separate), as it looked a bit too orange, but the noodles were moist and tasty enough that... More 

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Thank Janie M
Kalamazoo County, Michigan
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The food was dried out from sitting on the buffet too long. The Chinese was "American Chinese"--not authentic or creative. At least the service was good.

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Michigan
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We love Tom, owner and chef here. Although the buffet is limited, the food that he puts out is basic and very good. The last few times we were there though the quality and supply had tapered off. I know that Tom has expressed a wish to retire for some time now and maybe he's just tired. When we have... More 

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Thank Rendell W
Otsego, Michigan
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Very clean restaurant with nice décor. Very friendly staff. Outside landscape needs maintenance to create a good first impression. The food......we came into the restaurant at about 5:30 p.m.. I had the Hot & Sour soup which was good. The rest of the Buffet was cold and tasteless. Their recipe book needs some big time help. The good things about... More 

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Thank JR1224
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

The service has good. They didn't have coffee ready and brewed a fresh pot for me. The kids drinks were refilled when needed. This was a small buffet with limited dishes that were replenished when needed. I just didn't think the food was very good.

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Thank Craig E
South Haven, Michigan, United States
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170 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Nice family owned restaurant. We really enjoy the lunch buffet. Not very large, but really good food. The Crab Rangoon is one of my favorites. Roomy, wonderful staff, and a quiet place for lunch or dinner. Reasonably priced.

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Thank Jeffrey D
South Haven, Michigan
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Terrible oriental food but the locals love it. Iffy service, kinda grotty. I really have given several tries. Too expensive for the food unless you want to eat a mess of crab legs that arent very good.

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Thank Donna W
Bloomingdale, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

It's been a staple in South Haven for years. All the locals know Tom and we love his food. They even catered my graduation party.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 364 Broadway St, South Haven, MI 49090-1459
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Van Buren County  >  South Haven
  • Phone Number: 269-639-1666

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Business meetings

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