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5 Piscataqua Dr, Newington, NH 03801
(603) 559-9880
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 11
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  • 6
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  • 4
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
It was ok.

My husband and I stopped for a late lunch. The food was ok. There was a lot of food but it was ok. The attention we received from the waitress was very good. She was polite and helpful.

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2015
Kathy S
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Rochester, New Hampshire
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a classic low quality all you can eat Chinese buffet. If you want a lot of bad food for a low price, this is the spot for you. Personally, I would take a higher quality, more expensive location.

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Thank mess_axp
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Being an overweight guy, I love a good buffet and this place was it for quite a while. Not GREAT mind you but OK especially for the lunch price however last night that all changed. Had my mom, my dad and son in town so it seemed an easy choice...lots of options, 14 bucks a head...not bad HOWEVER the cockroach... More 

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Thank Shawn F
Rochester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The Great Buffet has a very good selection including Chinese food, fish, chicken, sushi, salad, soup, desert. The vegetables are fresh and tasty. The sushi bar is good. Fish for fish lovers.... plus food for children and comfort food. Nice atmosphere and good seating. I have eaten here several times for lunch and will return again and again.

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Thank 1salam1
New Hampshire
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Have NEVER had a bad experience here and the food is awesome!!! Sooo many selections to choose from. The beer is more than reasonable and so are the mixed drinks.

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Thank SnarlinKitten
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

They always add water to the old dishes instead of making a fresh dish to serve makes it look like soup for most of the dish's so who knows how old the food really is. Tables are always sticky.

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Thank Bob H
Barrington, New Hampshire
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I don't know what's wrong with this place. Nothing is ever very good enough to come back, though the kids will go and eat pizza and chicken fingers for $18/each. We don't go there any more.

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Thank FoodCriticNH
Rochester, New Hampshire
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stopped for a late lunch. The food was ok. There was a lot of food but it was ok. The attention we received from the waitress was very good. She was polite and helpful.

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Thank Kathy S
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I have been to many chinese buffets and this place was disgusting! No variety and everything was so old and bad tasting. I felt ill by the time I was done trying to get at least a few of the items down my throat. No one at my table could find one item they could enjoy not even dessert. I... More 

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Thank Navymarriedhoney
Buxton, Maine
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This was our third visit and oh my goodness, they slid so far downhill, there's no coming back. Where to start? My husband loves oysters; they had them on ice, so we thought they would be good. They were spoiled and even after telling them, they wouldn't remove them from the buffet. The food was little better than tepid; some... More 

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Thank Common-Gourmet H
North Reading
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324 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The buffet is fantastic. There must be 30 choices on it. The food is hat and very good. The service is great also. We went right at lunch time and there was always hot food in all the trays. For about $8.00 it can not be beat.

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Thank Joe V

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Piscataqua Dr, Newington, NH 03801
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Newington
  • Phone Number: (603) 559-9880

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Sushi, Asian

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