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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    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
Very Good place to eat buffet

I have had lunch here about 4-5 times. Each time was very good. Pretty good selection. They fill their empty dished very quickly. Also checking the levels and refilling frequently. Good service from staff, very attentive and very friendly. The staff seems to know their regulars. Both chicken and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 14, 2015
Goldwinger59102
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Billings, Montana
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I was really happy when I found this place after moving to rapid city - it was one of the better chinese places, HOWEVER - a couple of months ago it was taken over by a new owner. My husband and I werent aware of this when he went and got takeout a couple of months ago, I ordered Bourbon... More 

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Thank LMayo7514
Minnesota
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

This restaurant was right around the corner from our hotel, and had a great lunch buffet. The variety and flavors were excellent. When the kids finished eating, they enjoyed looking at the fish in the tank.

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Thank Flowergirl1165
Billings, Montana
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

I have had lunch here about 4-5 times. Each time was very good. Pretty good selection. They fill their empty dished very quickly. Also checking the levels and refilling frequently. Good service from staff, very attentive and very friendly. The staff seems to know their regulars. Both chicken and beef selections. Egg and spring rolls are both very good. Fried... More 

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Thank Goldwinger59102
Brooklyn park
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Found this gem on a whim.... The owner is as friendly as friendly gets. $1 beers on Saturday .... Enough food to feed an army. Good prices ! A nice meal while on vacation.

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Thank Leewee24
Louisville, Kentucky
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We had our picky eaters in from out of town but took the chance knowing how delectable the food was that they may like it. We were right!! Mongolian beef was a hit with out American food loving guest and our high maintenance eater loved the cashew chicken, in fact that's the most food I've ever seen them eat. I... More 

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Thank Brandi R
Chicago, United States
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149 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 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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Thank Timothy O
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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Thank Raj D
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

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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88 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 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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Thank webdarter
Montana
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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