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740 Mountain View Rd, Rapid City, SD 57702-2519
605-399-1859
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Numerous Choices in Buffet

We ended up at the China Buffet for lunch by accident; were hungry so decided to try it. Buffet had numerous choices, especially chicken and pork dishes. Food was hot and fresh. Menu choices were limited though. Husband was looking for tofu dishes on menu, but there were none. Staff went out of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Melbourne, Florida
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Chicago, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

After reading reviews and seeing where others rated this place very good, we decided to give it a try. Well the menu was very limited, the server wasn't very familiar with how thing were prepared, and we didn't care for the Chefs recipe for some standards. The fried rice was not flavorful and the Mongolian beef was not very tasty.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

After my meetings (I worked through lunch) i looked up reviews for a Chinese restaurant in town. I have had good luck with a few in town before. This one came up and I had not been here before so I checked it out. The place was thinned out since it was 3.45. The server was very nice. Ordered chicken... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This was the worst Chinese food I have ever had. There were few vegetables and what they had sat in a congealed sauce. It wad a bunch of deep fried junk that had sat in it's own grease for a long time. The only reason I could think of that it could be highly rated was the people in there... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We ended up at the China Buffet for lunch by accident; were hungry so decided to try it. Buffet had numerous choices, especially chicken and pork dishes. Food was hot and fresh. Menu choices were limited though. Husband was looking for tofu dishes on menu, but there were none. Staff went out of their way to accommodate his vegetarian diet.... More 

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Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

My goodness, this was great. Not the usual "just like any Asian restaurant " either, the meals were beautifully done, and well composed. One order would serve two people, I think. Unlike many places, this one does not drown the meal in sauce. Service is fantastic as well.

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Gainesville, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

I was visiting Rapid City and was craving Chinese food. I was going to order from Golden Phoenix, but my husband thought it might be further and a reviewer said he thought China Luck was better. I ordered the Schezuan Beef, Ma Po Tofu, and wonton soup. When I opened the container and saw the food, I was already disappointed.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We like to stick to 1 Chinese food restaurant in fear of getting sick. We went out on a limb and decided to try here. Actually shocked me! Amazing egg rolls. Great chicken and tender beef. Clean establishment. Give it a try!

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Union Center, South Dakota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

May try again. Stopped in here for first time just as buffet ended, and didn't really know they had one until it was too late. It looked great as they were clearing it off. My bad. Partner thought her Chinese meal was good. I ordered a hamburger. It was big, but no flavor or garnishings. Didn't finish. Won't try that... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Came here for lunch buffet on a Tuesday. Food had been sitting out for so long all the fried foods were rock solid and inedible. All the sauced main dishes were gelatinous goop that all looked the same. Had probably been sitting out a long time as well. Did manage to try a fresh egg roll - shouldn't have bothered.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've been several times for lunch and fine their food delicious. The selection is large and diverse. I did find their sushi to be dried out but was there late for lunch.

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Additional Information about China Luck

Address: 740 Mountain View Rd, Rapid City, SD 57702-2519
Phone Number: 605-399-1859
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Rapid City
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
Cuisine: Chinese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 740 Mountain View Rd, Rapid City, SD 57702-2519
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Rapid City
  • Phone Number: 605-399-1859

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
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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