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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Had lunch here and was very impressed. The food was delicious. They keep everything hot and fresh. Constantly bringing out new stuff. Quite a big selection of everything. Including American food.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I've been eating here off and on for 10+ years. It's a buffet, so I have realistic expectations: quantity is key here, not quality. Nevertheless, in the past few months, the quality of the food has deteriorated. A waiter told my table that many of the long-term wait staff quit, and the menu's being changed to eliminate more-expensive items, such... More 

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Manhattan, Illinois
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100 reviews 100 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Whole aisle of fried foods enough to clog your arteries just looking at it, but many other options were available in other aisles to satisfy hunger without feeling guilty. Sushi made to order station available. Something for everyone, young and old. Plum wine and other beverages available. Ate well, enjoyed the surroundings, and walked back across the street to hotel.

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Madison, WI
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Has dramatically went downhill. This was a place where you could take clients for a business lunch/dinner.. Lack of food during dinner rush, no service whatsoever, and having to ask at the cash register for your bill is pretty sad.

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Brodhead, Wisconsin
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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

I am surprised at some of the higher reviews for this incredibly disapointing buffet. I had high hopes upon surveying the buffet because it had some interesting differences from the standard buffet fare, for example, different kinds of noodles with your choice of broth and fluffy, white, chinese dumplings. Then we tried to eat it. Cold and old. Off flavors.... More 

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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

Dirty bathroom, terrible service, spiders in corners. Brown raw beef being serviced. Food on buffet cold. Terrible all the way around. Wish I could give it negative stars!!!!!!

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Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I don't go to a Chinese Buffet expecting gourmet cuisine, I just want a reasonably priced, fast, filling meal of not-so-authentic Asian food. The food at China One West, was just terrible. There wasn't an edible item to be found anywhere. Most of the food looked like it had been sitting out for hours, if not days. Even the few... More 

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Madison
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I loved the Dim Sum in China One Buffet! They serviced very authentic Hong Kong food. Meanwhile, China one buffet had a great service. The manager always prepared some typical sweet soup or desert as a gift for customer who ate Dim Sum! In addition, I loved the Mongolian grill and sushi in China one buffet. I think it is... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Definitely the Best Chinese Restaurant in Madison Area. I was surprised about this restaurant. I thought it was a buffet style just like the name, China 1 Buffet. But we decided to try order traditional dishes instead of buffet. With variety of drinks, it was a great experience. The food is Hong Kong-style. Surrounding is clean and neat. There even... More 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013 via mobile

I've visited this place off and on for years and it's always been decent. It had been a few months between visits and things have changed. On my most recent visit, it was somewhat busy, but much of the food wasn't as warm as it should have been. Most of the mainstays--egg rolls, hot and sour soup, etc.--seemed like they... More 

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Address: 518 Grand Canyon, Madison, WI 53719
Phone Number: (608) 833-5288
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
Cuisine: Chinese

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