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“Good every time” 4 of 5 stars
Review of China Lights Oriental Cuisine

China Lights Oriental Cuisine
9220 Old Seward Highway, Anchorage, AK (Downtown)
(907) 522-5888
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Ranked #371 of 683 Restaurants in Anchorage
Cuisines: Chinese
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Neighborhood: Downtown
Skagway
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Good every time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

I was in Anchorage for business, and the China Lights was just down the strtt from where we were meeting. We ended up thre times there in a week, twice for luch and a third time for dinner. It's buffet style so it's quick, easy in and out, and all you can eat. Everything I tried was just fine, and I heard no complaints from my coharts. When we were ready to take a break and grab a meal everybody was happy with going to the LIghts.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Miami
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“If you like buffets, this just might be the place for you”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2011

First, I want to start out by saying that I came here as a guest of a family friend- and far be it from me to complain when getting a free meal! What I want to accomplish by writing this review is to give you a glimpse of my experience. I am a visitor to Anchorage, and this was the first Asian restuarant I have been to, so I cannot compare it to other Asian restaurants in town.
PROs: Easy to find; convenient if you are staying in or visiting south Anchorage; plenty of free parking; clean eating area and restrooms; four large buffet tables with a wide variety of mostly Asian food with a few American food choices; kids menu; pleasant, attentive service; nice atmosphere and decor, with a glass case of beautiful jade sculptures and tea sets.
CON: Average food- at best. I have had better in other places. Nothing was exceptionally good or bad. Kind of disappointing, given all the positives.
I would recommend this place if you are not picky about your food, and like to eat at buffets because that style of eating is a good value for your money. Ordering of the menu is an option- but as a guest, the host ordered the buffet for me.

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