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Grand China Buffet

56 State Route 36, Pathmark Shopping Center, Eatontown, NJ 07724
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Ranked #30 of 52 restaurants in Eatontown
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Chinese
Most recent review
- Mar 4, 2014
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15 reviews from our community

60% Recommend
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Eatontown, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Used to go here about once a week. Nothing special, just a typical Chinese buffet. They raised the price high for what it was but we still kept going because the location was convenient. Our last trip there two of my family members had the octopus and on our 3 minute drive home the both became violently ill vomiting. About... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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242 reviews 242 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
483 helpful votes 483 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

One of the Largest Chinese Buffets I have been to...A very, very large selection of items as well as a dessert & salad bar. If you arrive at dinner time on the weekend it may be crowded, but I saw that the food is always replenished and kept full & hot (except for the Crab legs, which always seemed to... More

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Peekskill, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We read other reviews and they were, meh, but what others failed to mention was that this place should be shut down! We spend $80 (plus tips) for a family of 5. 2 Adults, 1 pre-teen and 2 small children. Okay, so we are going to spend on vacation, but this place was not worth $80. There was a strong... More

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Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

This is just a typical China Buffet nothing special. The place needs some updating. Tiles falling off the walls that are tapes on, wallpaper coming up, bathrooms need fixing, needs paint. Place just seemed a little dirty. The food was ok. I really was craving crab Rangoon but they didn't have anywhere. What Chinese buffet doesn't have crab Rangoon. I've... More

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Brogue, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

I was super impressed with the quality and variety of food. I entered prepared to get my favorite, General Tsos chicken...but with all the other choices, I never got to the chicken. The salt and pepper crabs were out of this world. l am from Baltimore, and grew up eating crabs in everyway imaginable, or so I thought. The salt... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

The place for a quick lunch or dinner. Quality is still good and I have been going here for a number of years, off and on. Very reasonable prices and the wide menu means that everyone in a group can be satisfied.

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Long Branch, NJ
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

The Chinese buffet concept was novel a few years ago, but this outpost has deteriorated of late. Fried items seem leaden; the "non-Chinese" offerings are not too good. Still, a decent value if you're hungry for Chinese food, and who isn't.

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Dover, Delaware
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328 reviews 328 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
2,262 helpful votes 2,262 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Another favorite when I come to the shore to visit family. This buffet is huge. Both Chinese style and American offerings can be had on the buffet. They do have shrimp and crab legs, those go fast, but the staff is pretty good in replenishing those items. I think their soups taste watered down and overly salty, and I would... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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388 reviews 388 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

This is a very good Chinese buffet. They have a wide variety of Chinese food and a large seating area so that you are not waiting for a table for more than a few minutes. They also have many staff working there that replenish any of the buffet stations once it runs out. This place can get very crowded on... More

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New Jersey
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74 reviews 74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Grand China Buffet has been arounf for awhile and they have a good selection of food and a nice setup. The staff is friendly and the dining area is kept clean. The only negative would be that they are a bit too pricy on the weekend pricing considering they are not giving you much of a different selection than during... More

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