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364 Broadway St, South Haven, MI 49090-1459
269-639-1666
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Dining options: Takeout, Buffet
Good for:
Families with children
Doing business

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cheap Buffet

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.

2 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2014
Rick H
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Kalamazoo County, Michigan
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Kalamazoo County, Michigan
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Otsego, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 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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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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South Haven, Michigan, United States
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113 reviews 113 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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South Haven, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 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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Bloomingdale, Michigan
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 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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Chicago
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

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

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South Haven, MIchigan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Good Chinese food reasonably priced. Great Buffet owner is always checking freshness of what is out. Can order and pick up-use this service a lot quick and always done on time.

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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: Families with children, Doing business

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