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117 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3503
414-272-1688
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • 3
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Not as bad as locals lead you to believe

Was at the Milwaukee Rep for a workshop. Freezing cold, didn't want to walk anywhere so chose to go across the street to this restaurant for lunch. The warnings from locals were unfounded. Had Kung pao chicken. Only complaint - spicy has anew level of meaning. It was hoy - but delicious. Quick... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2013
roadrun50
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Rochester, New York
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20 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Milwaukee, WIscons
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The China Gourmet Buffet is a great way to try some old favorites and new entrees. The staff is friendly, the food is good.

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Draper, Utah, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This place is terrible, the food is not edible. I called China Gourmet immediately after my food arrived at my place to tell them to come back and pick up the food and give me my money back, he repeatedly said he has never had a complaint about the food and argued and yelled at me "we make food, we... More 

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Rochester, New York
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181 reviews 181 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Was at the Milwaukee Rep for a workshop. Freezing cold, didn't want to walk anywhere so chose to go across the street to this restaurant for lunch. The warnings from locals were unfounded. Had Kung pao chicken. Only complaint - spicy has anew level of meaning. It was hoy - but delicious. Quick service. Attentive server. For most servers -... More 

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Chesterland, Ohio
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77 reviews 77 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

The service was good - perhaps it was the chicken dish I ordered - but the food was bland. I ordered later in the evening after arriving back to my hotel after a late meeting. I was happy for the service. However, the prices are high and I expected a better tasting dish! Oh well - at least they delivered... More 

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East Troy, WI
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Been here a couple of times and both times food was horrible. Not very hot and didn't seem authentic. Others who ate here with me felt the same way. Save your money eat elsewhere.

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milwaukee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Oh my god. Get the stuff from a can. Get ramen noodles. Get something else. Or go here and eat paste.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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121 reviews 121 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

During buffet hours, you're give 2 forks. If you leave your fork on the plate when the bus-person takes your plate away, fork goes too. Now you're left with one fork. Once that fork gets taken, that's it, you're done eating because they will not give you another fork!

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Egg Harbor, Wisconsin
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127 reviews 127 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012 via mobile

Wife and I went early on a Monday night. Waited on by owner who did fabulous job with service. Highly recommended: hot/sour soup, vegetarian chicken app (you will not believe it's tofu) tomato fried rice w/ shrimp, mixed seafood in hot bean sauce and maple custard for dessert. Tea beer & wine.....total for two $56 I would eat here weekly... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Second best Mai Tai I've had in Milwaukee. Oddly, the best I find in the lounge at the tiny Alchemist Theatre. Food is always fresh. Buffet remains well stocked all the way until lunch ends. Staff is alert without being hovery. And if you ask, they'll let you sit out back where you get a view of the famous Bronze... More 

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Thiensville, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

Stopped here last minute before a show at the Pabst. The host was an older Chinese man & he was friendly and funny. He worked hard and took time to show my kid how to use chopsticks. The hot and sour soup was excellent. The sweet and sour chicken was flavorful with a light, airy, crispy coating. The buffet was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 117 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3503
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 414-272-1688

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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