We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ming Cafe

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
3268 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14214-1334
Improve this listing
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 8 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 5
  • 2
    Very good
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars

I had a great experience with this place. I had a pretty good meal and the service was good as well. This place broke my expectations in a good way and I am happy that I had a great meal here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2014
George J
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Add Photo Write a Review

8 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Level Contributor
15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I had a great experience with this place. I had a pretty good meal and the service was good as well. This place broke my expectations in a good way and I am happy that I had a great meal here.

Thank George J
Mexico City, Mexico
Level Contributor
44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

I have known this restaurant since they open. Now I live different place, but whenever I come back to Buffalo, Ming Cafe always provide my confort foods. My favorite dish is " singapore noddle", a little spicy, but the cheff add varieties of ingrediants like shrimp, porkm eggs and fresh vegetables. A little curry flavour makes me get hungry. Another... More 

1 Thank Oralpath
buffalo, ny
Level Contributor
141 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

Tiny and very elegant, the aromas welcome you as you enter. The menu offers many of the highlights of the late lamented Ming Teh of the old days in Fort Erie. The hot and sour soup was excellent, more hot than sour, but not overwhelmingly so. Hearty and complex with lots of yummy ingredients. The pork dumplings, pan fried, were... More 

4 Thank rovingcarole
Buffalo, NY
Level Contributor
42 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2010

One of the best places for Chinese Food. It does have the staple American-Chinese items, but also has various traditional Chinese dishes. True to Buffalo form, their food is much more spicy than the any of the American Chinese food restaurants.

Thank Disco_Aboyeur
Buffalo, NY
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2009

I've been here many times and the food and service are consistently excellent. It's run by a Chinese couple who definitely do things their way. Definitely not your typical Chinese take-out. And that's a very good thing.

2 Thank BuffaloChuck
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2009

great food and amazing atmosphere. it was a great dinning experience and i will definitely eat there again soon. I hope others will enjoy it as much as i did.

Thank buffalocontributor
East Amherst NY
Level Contributor
78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2009

salty very average food with high prices.Will never go back

1 Thank tita955
Troy, NY
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2008

Really awsome authentic chinese food. the place is full of hand carved woodwork by the owner, really beautiful. you dont feel like your on main st anymore thats for sure. $15-25

Thank bagels654

Travelers who viewed Ming Cafe also viewed


Been to Ming Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3268 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14214-1334
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: 716-833-6988

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Seafood, Vegetarian
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ming Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?