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“Simple and compact, but always fresh.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of King's Oshawa Buffet

King's Oshawa Buffet
600 Grandview St S, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
905 432 7520
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Ranked #154 of 303 Restaurants in Oshawa
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Buffet
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Dining options: Buffet
Courtice, Canada
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Simple and compact, but always fresh.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This has been my go-to option for Chinese for several years. The buffet is not huge compared to some other chinese restaurants, but as a result the turnover on the table is fast, so the food is always fresh. Only once in the 5-6 years I have ate at Kings Oshawa did I ever have what I would consider a sub-par experience and it was late in the evening on a particularly quiet evening.

Service is good and efficient. The owner/manager is always there and is always pleasant.

Visited July 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Bowmanville, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Highway robbery!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We went there for lunch on Father's Day. Sign said one price for lunch and another price for dinner. We've been there before and dinner starts at 3 pm. We arrived at approx. 2:15 pm.
Food was lukewarm and tasted like left overs. When I received my bill, they had charged us the dinner price instead of lunch. I complained and was advised that dinner started at 2:30 pm. They changed the time because it was Father's Day. There was no sign anywhere showing that the times were changed. We were never told either when we were seated. We complained to no avail.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Elora, Canada
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38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“It'll fill you up”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Went here by GPS thinking it would be one of the new King's Buffets but it was not. An old style Kings with a small buffet. The food was mediocre at best. Noodles & chop suey we over cooked as was the rice. Some of the fried food was also over fried and dry. The bathrooms were dingy and dirty looking but smelt nice. The iced tea was real iced tea and was tasty. And the staff was friendly and attentive.
If I hadn't been to a new Kings I wouldn't have as high an expectation, so I guess I'm ruined for the old style Kings now !!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Bowmanville, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good Food, Good Price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

First, this is no Mandarin. The food is not the same quality and there is not nearly the same selection. This being said, the price is great. The food always tastes good and the quality is there. You get your money's worth here.

The restaurant is very old and it shows, however they do their best to keep it clean. Staff is always friendly.

Visited October 2012
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Nassau, New Providence Island
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“Quite Pedestrian Food -- Filling and Cheap”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We had a get together located at King's Oshawa Buffet. It was paid for in advance, and the cost per plate was quite reasonable.

It was no better or no worse than any other Chinese, all you can eat buffet. The place was very crowded which is a good sign. Service was slow (asking for drinks) but it did eventually come.

Good price, good value. Everyone left full and happy. Pork and chicken dishes were the tastiest of a fairly pedestrian offering. Dessert menu is a bit limited but there was a good variety of meat and vegetable dishes.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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