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“Much better, service and food just 6 miles away in Lexington....” 2 of 5 stars
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Canton Chinese Restaurant
2172 Sycamore Ave, Buena Vista, VA 24416-3126
540-261-1886
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Ranked #5 of 14 restaurants in Buena Vista
Cuisines: Chinese
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Buena Vista, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Much better, service and food just 6 miles away in Lexington....”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

While the good folks at Canton seem to try, the family run business suffers from a lack or organization and cleanliness. Once I ordered a take out order, waited the thirty minutes as directed, showed up to pick up my order. the teenage daughter who appeared to be trying to run things said, "Sorry- we've been very busy." I said, "No problem- I can wait a bit." she replied- "No- we don't have time to make your food." True story!
The food, when you can get it , is adequate but there are better places over in Lexington.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Lexington, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Not clean.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Being a local to the area, I have eaten at Canton on several occasions. And although the food is actually pretty good and the people who run it are extremely nice, the place is DIRTY. Not once, but on two separate occasions I have found a roach in my lo mein. After the first incidence I quickly stopped eating and threw away the remaining food. I kid you not when I say it was several years before I gave them another shot, only to find ANOTHER roach in the same dish again! Needless to say, no matter how good I thought the food to be or how great the lady that owns it is, I will not eat here again. Fool me once, shame on you, foll me twice.....

  • Visited October 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Raphine, Virginia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Excellent, authentic Cantonese food in a small town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

My wife and I come from the Detroit area where excellent Chinese restaurants are plentiful. However, it has been difficult finding a Chinese restaurant in the Shenandoah Valley that meets that level of quality. Canton exceeds that level. While the atmosphere is not the most elegant, and they would do well to keep the television off, all of their food is excellent. Their egg rolls are crisp, hot and sour soup is very well prepared, and their shrimp, beef, and chicken dishes are all authentic and delicious. I suggest their combination plates which are very reasonably priced, even during dinner time.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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