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791 South Jefferson Ave, Cookeville, TN
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10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:30 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best Chinese buffet food in Cookeville, TN

They have an impressive buffet lineup. Most of the different types of items to pick from are fresh and very tasty. The hot and sour soup is incredibly delicious. The egg foo young is probably my second favorite item on the bar. The one minus are the egg rolls. They are tiny and mostly bread.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 26, 2013
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Sparta, Tennessee
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Huntington, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Lots of food to choose from. Lobby has a large pond with fish. You can purchase a cup of food to feed the fish. Friendly staff....English not first language. Recommend.

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Sparta, Tennessee
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65 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

They have an impressive buffet lineup. Most of the different types of items to pick from are fresh and very tasty. The hot and sour soup is incredibly delicious. The egg foo young is probably my second favorite item on the bar. The one minus are the egg rolls. They are tiny and mostly bread.

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Booneville, Mississippi
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102 reviews 102 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The food here was good Chinese food. The selection was good and varied. All was fresh and warm. There were no problems and the food was very enjoyable.

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We were thrilled to pay $10.99 and the buffet included crab legs! We paid dinner price to get the crab legs even though we were there in time for lunch. We then went back another night and brought a friend and did the dinner again. We also paid for the four kids between us, making our bill over $80. When... More 

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New Lebanon, Ohio
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230 reviews 230 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

We come here for the Mongolian grill and I come for the sushi. Fresh ingredients really make the grill and sushi great. There is the usual spread of Chinese Buffet food, my favorite being the coconut shrimp at dinner. There is a whole buffet table with American food, as well, so you don't have to love Chinese food to eat... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

the restaurant is very spacious and the food was excellent and it is on the main street in cookeville.

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Hilham, Tennessee
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19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Not much Chinese about this place. All the food has cheese melted all over it. YUCK. Went once, Never been back.

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2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Food was Fresh. Service and price were great. I would rather pay a dollar or two more per person and leave satisfied. The only down side we thought of was none of the food had the spice/heat/flavors you expect from dishes such as General Tso... Everything was just sweet. That maybe what some reviews were referring to when they called... More 

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Tn.
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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

When in Cookeville I enjoy eating here. Clean, friendly, fresh food, always good. Have given up on the buffets in our town, nice to find a clean buffet restaurant.

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Crossville, Tennessee, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

At Mandarin Palace, I have found the food to always be hot, fresh and delicious! (Until I went to this restaurant, at the insistance of my sister-in-law, I had stopped going to Chinese Buffets, since the food always seemed lukewarm.) On top of the vast array of food, and how well attended the food on the buffet is, there is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 791 South Jefferson Ave, Cookeville, TN
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm

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