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China Buffet

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5983 Andrews Road, Mentor, OH 44060
(440) 257-8883
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Never Coming Back

Honestly, and purely disgusting. My family has visited this "establishment" on few occasions, and got brutally sick after each visit. The majority of the food is utterly gross, and probably one of the most un-appetizing meals I have ate.

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2014
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Bountiful, Utah
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10 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We were staying a nearby hotel and craving chinese food. We asked three different locals for the best chinese restaurant around. They all recommended China Buffet. I feel sorry for Mentor if this is the best chinese food they can get. The food was bland, greasy, buffet food. The restaurant was filthy and our waitress was very rude. I can't... More 

Thank Allen H
Painesville, Ohio
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Previously wrote a review and gave 4 stars, but after the last four visits I have to demote this restaurant to 2! Each time we visited lately the food is grossly over cooked! In addition, it just didn`t taste fresh. I don`t know what has changed, but we are not going back until we hear things have improved.

Thank Gregg T
Wickliffe, Ohio
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82 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I think I can understand why some people might not be happy with their visit (especially about 30 minutes afterwards) but I don't think there is anything wrong with this China Buffet. There food is not especially good, but for the price I don't expect amazing food. I mean, for like $4.85 or so you can get all that you... More 

Thank Shane R
Painesville, Ohio
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I don`t think I`ve ever given a buffet more than three stars. This one gets four! I liked everything I tried, and I tasted a dozen items. The food was hot, fresh, and plentiful! Our family enjoyed our Sunday afternoon excursion. This price was remarkably low also! We will definitely be returning.

Thank Gregg T
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Honestly, and purely disgusting. My family has visited this "establishment" on few occasions, and got brutally sick after each visit. The majority of the food is utterly gross, and probably one of the most un-appetizing meals I have ate.

Thank BelindaBuss
Painesville, Ohio, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We brought our family.myself wife 4 year old and 2 year old.bill was 14.40 drinking water. Place was packed around 1 on this Sunday afternoon. The food was hot and looked amazing.so many things I have never tried.let me mention.they also do a great job with decor.best Chinese I've ever had.

Thank Johnathan H
Lockwood, California
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We went here with friends. It was good for the price. I liked what I got, and they were very good about refilling drinks.

Thank Lynsdeyblack11
Madison, Ohio
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

My parents son sister and I made our second trip to China Buffet. For an inexpensive dinner - the food is good. Unlike most buffets the waiter asked if we needed anything refreshed which was very nice. The items we wanted were filled quickly. We enjoyed the green beans, seafood delight, walnut shrimp, pot stickers, steamed clams, rice and strawberry... More 

Thank Diane S
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Even though it was busy, the food was not fresh. The lo mein noodles were overcooked and the chicken was greasy and hard. My girlfriend ate one bite and was done. I approached the manager at the register and informed her we did not have a pleasant experience. I said I would pay for our drinks but not the food,... More 

Thank 123me2
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139 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

SO that all of you know, this buffet reopened next to Marc's in the next plaza. The other china buffet is going by this one obviously to get their business, but don't be fooled. It is not that good. Same owners and same waitresses work next to Marc's and it is called The New China Buffet Sushi and Hibachi. Enjoy!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5983 Andrews Road, Mentor, OH 44060
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Lake County  >  Mentor
  • Phone Number: (440) 257-8883

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese


Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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