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“Looks Can Be Deceiving.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Lim's Chinese restaurant

Lim's Chinese restaurant
2412 E. Greenway Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85032-4317
602-971-7830
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Ranked #1,080 of 2,426 Restaurants in Phoenix
Cuisines: Chinese
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Looks Can Be Deceiving.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

One of the smallest Chinese buffets I've ever been to and I'm so glad I went. This isn't one of those 100 dishes to eat with no substance. Lim's isn't about quantity, but it is about quality. They have on a good night maybe 15 dishes to choose from. The Sesame Chicken it great. The Orange Chicken has that citrus flavor all the other places are missing. The Sweet and Sour Pork has just enough sweet and sour and its distinctly better then your run of the mill buffet. Crab Puffs...yum. This is a no brainer. For quality Chinese buffet food Lim's is the place to go.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Don't judge a book by its cover”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We saw some great reviews of Lim's and decided to try it. From the parking lot, it seemed like an old hole-in-the-wall, but we went in anyway. Most of the items on the buffet were delicious. The egg roll, beef & broccoli and sweet & sour pork were particularly good. There is not as large a selection as many other buffets, but there were plenty of tasty choices. The restrooms, however, left a lot to be desired.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“My Favorite Chinese Buffet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Lims has been around for as long as I can remember.
The selection is not huge like other Buffets,but the items they do have are tasty, memorable and unique.
They are one of a only a few that offer Sweet and Sour Pork. It has a light coating and is in a great sweet and sour sauce.

The Sesame Chicken has a tempura like coating and then has a sweet flavoring. This is my favorite item and no other Buffet or Chinese restaurant has anything comparable.

On Friday's they add Fried Fish and it also has a Tempura like coating - The fish puts most other restaurants to shame.

They recently added Orange Chicken and it's a more citrusy taste and unique from the Orange Chicken that I get from other restaurants.

As a comparison, I also like Hibachi Grill at MetroCenter, Chen Wok on 7th St and My Corner on Union Hills.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best sesame chicken”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

This place have the best sesame chicken.Is a really small place, the look is not modern and the price is average.The variety of the food is not the best, but the flavor of the food is worth it.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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