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905 E Lancaster Ave, Downingtown, PA 19335
(610) 518-5188
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Buffet

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Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Typical chinese buffet food and ambience, reasonably priced

The food is generally fresh, and for ambience, they have a repeating playlist that I've heard at other chinese restaurants. I've been there a number of times, both on weeknights and weekdays, and haven't ever seen anyone at the Hibachi station. They have a mix of standard items - soups, wontons... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
484harrietl
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I WISH 0 STARS WERE AVAIALBLE **DO NOT GO HERE*** WORST EXPERIENCE EVER AT ANY RESTAURANT***** The food is always old, cold and they don't put ANYTHING on the buffet that is fresh or hot. If they run out of something and you ask them to put more out they don't. the dinner buffet crab legs are horrible and cold.... More 

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Thank Dave W
Cypress, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

You pay for what you get. The soups are watered down. The food is carried out in big troughs and fed to the masses. The place is dirty.

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Thank Bobby B
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The food is generally fresh, and for ambience, they have a repeating playlist that I've heard at other chinese restaurants. I've been there a number of times, both on weeknights and weekdays, and haven't ever seen anyone at the Hibachi station. They have a mix of standard items - soups, wontons, rice, lo mein, spare ribs pieces, beef with broccoli,... More 

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1 Thank 484harrietl
Pennsylvania
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83 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

I've eaten at King several times in the past but my trip today was far different. This place is dirty! The tables are sticky, the upholstery is riped, there was a poor selection on the buffet and what there was wasn't very good. Most items where dried out and didn't look fresh. The wonton soup had three wonton swimming in... More 

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1 Thank ndally
West Chester PA
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20 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

There were lots of choices on the buffet, many of them fried.The crab legs, a specialty, took a LONG time to get replenished, and then disappeared within minutes. They were not replaced even when asked. The desserts were stale. The shrimp was tough. The variety gave opportunity for most people to find something they like.

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Thank vineyard57
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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317 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I have eaten here many times and have always had a good experience. This isn't a buffet in a casino which is used to lure you into losing a bunch of bread (pun intended), so I don't expect that kind of experience. I could hop in my car and take a long drive to a gambling joint so I could... More 

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1 Thank bruce l
Montgomery, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Crab and lobster day....it is a bait and switch..lobster will be out every couple of 30 mins. It is a wast of money.

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Thank Deepta1980
Philadelphia area
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365 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This used to be one of our favorite go-to places for a weekend evening meal, in part because they had fresh oysters aplenty on the buffet but in general because the food was well prepared. However, we hadn't been in a few years. It must be under new management and not for the best, for there were no oysters (or... More 

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1 Thank NorthArrow
Cypress, Texas
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

Lots to choose from but not good quality. The soup is very watered down. Lots of fried food that doesn't look very healthy.

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Thank Bobby B
Downingtown
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

The review written on January 2014 could have been written by me. On New Years Day a group of five friends had a terrible experience. Totally understaffed, it was difficult to get beverages even though there were only about 5 tables occupied. Trays on the buffet were empty...with promises of "soon". Even the Wonton soup was missing the wontons and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 905 E Lancaster Ave, Downingtown, PA 19335
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Downingtown
  • Phone Number: (610) 518-5188

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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