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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: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 40
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 5
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I have visited the buffet many times, as well as ordered takeout at night quite frequently. Food is always fresh and tastes great. The service is always friendly, and the owner gets to know everyone on a first name basis and even remembers what you order. I won't order Chinese from anywhere else in Rapid City. Is this the same... More 

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Monterey, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We headed to China Luck for lunch. The advertised $1 beer specials were highly visible. The ads may have been a hint that you better enjoy some alcohol with your meal to make it better. The host/cash register area was cluttered and appeared unorganized. The decor was below average. As we headed to the buffet line, we saw a number... More 

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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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