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5030 Valley View Blvd NW, Roanoke, VA 24012-2038
540-265-8848
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
what's not to like?

Large buffet but the food is pretty good. The staff is friendly and welcoming and aim to give you a good dining experience. The kitchen keeps cranking out delicious dishes for hungry customers who enjoy dining here. Variety and presentation are good. Enjoy it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 5, 2015
Jeff S
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Richmond, Virginia
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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to eat if you are ever in Roanoke. The food was delicious, fresh, and plentiful. The staff was also very friendly and gave great service. I will seek it out the next time I'm in Roanoke.

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Thank MikePatton61
Roanoke, Virginia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When ever I just don't feel like cooking lunch or dinner, Red Palace is one of my favorite places to dine in or take out. I usually get the same things when I go to Red Palace. I either get the pepper steak and fried rice or the house low mien, both are delicious and at a good price.

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Thank Glenn B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

I eat lunch here several days a week ....it's good food, friendly atmosphere, and great prices. Food is always fresh & hot!

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Thank Traci N
Roanoke, Virginia
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

My wife and I love to go to Red Palace whenever we have a craving for Chinese. The buffet has a large selection of items and it is always good. The food quality is good every time we go. We've eaten there dozens and dozens of times and the waiters all know us. We always take friends and family from... More 

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Thank Timothy F
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Spousal unit likes predictable old-fashioned Chinese dishes, so this place makes him happy. The buffet is big with pretty good variety, but freshness and flavor-wise there was no dish to write home about. As a vegetarian I had very few options. No tofu or faux meat that I could locate. The staff are gracious. We needed dinner, we were getting... More 

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Thank Roadddmom
Stollings, WV
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

The building is beautiful and inviting but don't let that full you. The staff is friendly and helpful but don't let that fool. The buffet is relatively small and the selection poor. The food was overcooked and some of it was dried out. The seasoning and taste was just meh. Even the doughnuts had a sour taste.

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Thank Ramiedugan
Leesburg, Virginia
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100 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

This restaurant has the "feel" of a place that used to be great, but now is pretty ordinary. We're not sure why, but as Chinese Buffets go, this is basically average with the usual selections - most of which are pretty familiar and standard. One positive note - the selections are regularly replenished.

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Thank novaroadtraveler
Richmond, Virginia
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242 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Large buffet but the food is pretty good. The staff is friendly and welcoming and aim to give you a good dining experience. The kitchen keeps cranking out delicious dishes for hungry customers who enjoy dining here. Variety and presentation are good. Enjoy it!

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Thank Jeff S
Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

You know what to expect when you go to a place like this and we thought it was a good example of a Chinese buffet with good selection, frequently refreshed. Wide choice, good taste and friendly attentive staff. No alcohol, if that's a problem, rubbish music, but overall a pleasant enough evening. Also for us it was within walking distance... More 

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Thank dobson278
Rocky Mount, Virginia, United States
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45 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

When in town, we often visit Red Palace. It's easy to get in and out. The décor is a bit dated and starting to show some age. Needs a bit of sprucing up. That being said, it's pretty clean and a decent value. It's an all-you-can-eat buffet that keeps the bars well stocked with hot items. Good variety that changes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5030 Valley View Blvd NW, Roanoke, VA 24012-2038
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
  • Phone Number: 540-265-8848

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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