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“You'll get the feeling you have been here before” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Chen's Chinese Buffet

Chen's Chinese Buffet
26051 Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs, FL 34231
941-925-0996
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Ranked #96 of 151 Restaurants in Bonita Springs
Cuisines: Chinese, Sushi
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“You'll get the feeling you have been here before”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

7pm on a Thursday. Parking lot virtually empty. Mmmnn,,,,,,,,,,,,,this means luke warm and half empty trays doesn't it? Oh yes, that's exactly what it means.

Reasonable selection of food, but the pizza was actually curling up in embarrassment at the time it had been standing around. The guys working on the hibachi grill where you make yourown stiry fry do a good job This is the best option to my mind.

Desserts we tried were actually quite good. Pecan pie and the egg custard. Drinks were served in plastic cups and mine was cracked right down the side.

You can get this sort of thing anywhere across the US. Worse than some and better than a few but not that many.

Average is what it is. Typical Chinese style buffet.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“An Average Chinese Buffet Restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I tried Chens on the advice of a friend who accompanied me there for dinner. I usually do not try Chinese Buffets because the food does not sit well waiting to be eaten. They have a stir fry station and a sushi station as well as many varieties of Chinese and American food. I was satisfied but I do not think I will go there for dinner again and pay the extra $6.00. A plus was one of the waitresses who I found to be extremely pleasant and was well worth the extra tip that I gave her personally. Do not expect too much and you will not be disappointed, come there hungry and eat your moneys worth of average buffet food.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Naples, Florida
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“Chen's Chinese Buffet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

A good variety; you will find something you like.
Price for lunch buffet $7.49, use to be $6.99 a week ago then 6.49, then 5.99 they keep raising their prices if you eat on the week end it's a dollar more. (same food)
I hope they don't price themselves out of business because I do enjoy going there.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Best buffet in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

I have dined at literally a hundred Chinese buffets throughout the US.
They are all pretty much the same.
What sets chens apart is the excellent sushi.
It's not like the sushi you get at most buffets, it's like sushi you expect from a sushi restaurant.
The service is fast and polite.
I have eaten here at least 20 times. One of my favorite places to eat lunch.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Naples, Florida
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“Chinese Buffet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

I dine there for lunch at least 4 times a month, the prices during the week M-F are $1.50 less than on the week-end.

The food is plentiful with a good variety, they also have Sushi and a grill where they will cook it in front of you.

They even put out a Pizza and Chicken Wings.

One of my favorites is the ice cream station, hard ice cream with 4 flavors, Vanilla, Chocolate, Pistachio and Butter Pecan.

I recommend you try Chens at least once to see if it's to your liking, and may your fortune cookie be the best one yet.

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