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“Great buffet” 4 of 5 stars
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Ming Dynasty Buffet
626 State Highway 72, Manahawkin, NJ 08050
609-978-2251
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Ranked #44 of 64 restaurants in Manahawkin
Cuisines: Chinese
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Manahawkin
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“Great buffet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Where can you go and eat all the u=peel shrimp and perfectly done crab legs for less than $18 ?
Ming Dynasty Buffet. When you have your fill of these, you can sample many different Chinese dishes, soups, salads, sushi, and a Mongolian grill where you pick ou all the ingrediants and they cook right in front of you....fresh. This is our go to place when we don't feel like cooking, but don't want to wait for table service food. Excellent choice if you are near Long Beach Island on the Jersey shore.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Stroudsburg, PA
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“Don't waste your money”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Saturday night dinner buffet was almost $16 (includes a drink). The best part of the buffet were the crab legs and the sushi. The hibachi food was gross and filled with little black bits of other peoples burned food because the grill was not cleaned. The buffet itself was very limited in food choices and what they had lacked any flavor. The service was good. I would not go back to this buffet.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Just awful now”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

When Ming Dynasty first opened several years ago they were delicious. They had the best sauce for the dumplings and everything was fresh and hot.
Back then they did a ton of business. The place was always packed. They were also one of the only Chinese Buffets in the area.

Every time we drive by them now, the parking lot is nearly empty even during lunch and dinner time. My dad wanted to go there for lunch one day recently so I caved in and decided to try them again after not eating there for over a year.

It was worse than the last time I went. The buffet pans were half to a quarter full and some were just empty(and never got refilled the entire time we were there).
Some of the food I took was not as hot as it should have been.

The dumpling sauce that used to be delicious is now a weird color and very greasy(and doesn't taste very good).
They also have some weird(cheap) things on the buffet like those link breakfast sausages that are like 98cents a box at WalMart.

On the plus side the servers are always nice and very attentive. The restaurant was hot last time we were there like they didn't want to put the air conditioning on.

If you want a great buffet with twice as many items for the same price do yourself a favor and head down to Mays Landing to the Hibachi Buffet that's what we do now.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Waretown, N.J.
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“This was my own experience and no relationship to any one at this restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

They have the Mongolian Grill. I like that the best because I can pick out the food I wast them to cook.

Visited October 2011
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“Chinese buffet”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

I give it average because it is basically like most buffets but I do love the crab legs. Sushi is nice touch.

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