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Golden Buffet

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Hwy 12, Baraboo, WI
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10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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Chinese food

If you hit it right (when everything is fresh) this is a great place to have chinese food. If you don't hit it just right the hibachi is about all that is tasty. The price is very good and the service is okay.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2016
Steve P
Baraboo, Wisconsin
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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

If you hit it right (when everything is fresh) this is a great place to have chinese food. If you don't hit it just right the hibachi is about all that is tasty. The price is very good and the service is okay.

Thank Steve P
Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I will admit that we did get here a little late in the lunch service. We arrived a few minutes after 1 and the place only had one other group eating. The food seems very processed and americanized. Open the box, heat the contents and put it on the buffet. Even with that the food was cold and in many... More 

1 Thank Jason S
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I stop here on my way the state capital and on road trips to the southern part of the state and am Satisfied every time I do .! :) The ambiance is very relaxed as most chinese restuarants are , nice music and alot of pan-chinese culture with art work, fans, and even a hibachi flat iron where a chef... More 

1 Thank ssreconn
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

I mean, you don't really go to Baraboo for China Buffet, but overall it's not too bad. Like one reviewer said, it has potential. I feel like they aren't putting the effort in. Everything I had tasted fine and was fresh. I feel like if they put a little more effort in, their food could be soooo much better.

Thank Kapanda
Baraboo, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This Chinese buffet is typical Chinese buffet food but with more options than the other buffets in Baraboo. The Mongolian grill options have been cut back, I assume, due to cost...but today only 5 or 6 veggie options an 3 meat options: chicken, shrimp and egg. Gone were the pea pods, beef, and pork. Kind of sad. You must pay... More 

Thank David H
Black River Falls, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is possibly one of the worst decisions ever! I wish I would have read reviews first. Fried rice taste like white rice, no flavor to nothing at all. And you call this place a buffet?!! There's only like 5 food items to choose from! And of course we had to go on the most expensive night. I'm very disappointed!... More 

Thank Ariell P
Springfield, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Nice young woman at the register. I was doing take out, and one pays by the pound. I suppose that is normal, but I've never done take out in a buffet before. The selection of food was narrower than I'm used to seeing. Next time I'm in Baraboo I'll try some place else.

Thank Banjoist76
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

None of the food is ever consistent! When they 1st opened we went in for the buffet and the 1st time up it was good, then they brought new food out and it was very different and unpleasant. We thought getting take out would be better and once again one time it was ok and the next was very different.... More 

Thank Eaglemanmike
Portage, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

If you go for lunch the bins are usually full, if you go for Supper some of the time the tubs are almost empty. We need to keep mentioning to them to keep them full. Food price is about the same as in any of the other area Buffets.

Thank Bob J
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We have eaten here about 6 times and the food really isn't bad, the problem is there tubs are full for lunch. Supper is hit and miss, sometimes the tubs are full of food and the next time there's hardly any. They need customers to mention this and I think they will get the idea that they need to keep... More 

Thank Bob J

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hwy 12, Baraboo, WI
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Baraboo
  • Phone Number: 6083559089

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm

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