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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Take Out

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
Janie M
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London, GB
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  • Families with children
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London, GB
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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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Kalamazoo County, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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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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Otsego, Michigan
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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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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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South Haven, Michigan, United States
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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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South Haven, Michigan
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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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Bloomingdale, Michigan
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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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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Tom's is unlikely to win any prizes for best Chinese cuisine on a national scale, but on a local scale it's actually one of the better restaurants in town. We often go there for lunch. If you get the buffet, make sure not to miss out on the Chinese doughnuts.

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Bangor,MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Good food, Wonderful selection of food on their Buffet.Friendly people.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children

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