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China China

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Queen's Quarter
Chinese, Indian, Asian, Malaysian
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1 University Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland (Formerly Masala Masala)
02890320100
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Description: Eat as much as you like Buffet restaurantOpening time: 1200 noon - 1100 pm...
Eat as much as you like Buffet restaurantOpening time: 1200 noon - 1100 pm - Seven daysLunch: £5.99 from 12 noon to 5 pmHappy Hour: £7.99 from 5 pm to 7 pmGrand Dinner: £ 9.99 from 7 pm till closeGrand Dinner on Friday and Saturday nights: £ 10.99 from 7pm till closeBuffet prices are based on the time you leave the restaurantChildren under 5 years old eat for FreeChildren 5 - 11 years old eat for Half PriceSenior Citizen get 20% discount on normal buffet prices (sit is only)
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Friendly, lively and good value

I regularly visit China China with my kids and it's always consistently good value, always busy, with friendly and helpful staff. It is what it is, I guess, so you couldn't claim the food is awesome - but it's plentiful, well prepared, and sufficiently varied - and in particular the Lunch Buffet up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
David S
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here with friends for the first time. They're regulars. There are 3 sittings lunch till 5 pm with a limited range for £5.99, 5-7pm £7.99 & full menu from 7pm £10.99 It's was packed Saturday night so best to book in advance at busy times. As long as you understand it's a buffet not a standard Chinese restaurant you... More 

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Thank Jayne E
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I regularly visit China China with my kids and it's always consistently good value, always busy, with friendly and helpful staff. It is what it is, I guess, so you couldn't claim the food is awesome - but it's plentiful, well prepared, and sufficiently varied - and in particular the Lunch Buffet up to 5pm represents a really good deal.... More 

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Thank David S
Ballyclare, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my wife to this restaurant as i have heard good reviews from friends. Well we where not disappointed. The food is great and the staff very friendly there is a great feature off getting pancakes made fresh at the counter. There is also a chef making fresh food at a certain time of day. I would highly recommend... More 

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Thank Minion_mark
Northern Ireland
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263 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've upped my rating based on a number of visits which have shown a consistency of good service, good food and an overall good dining experience. In its class, compared to similar buffets it deserves a five star rating. The range improves after 7pm when the Teppanyaki display cuisine starts and more exotic dishes introduced for those paying the higher... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

was here tonight for dinner. food was ok. dessert was lovely. very crowded. a group of students were in and making a lot of noise. we were shown to a table where the area of the restaurant was overcrowded where there was an area which was quieter and would have priefered to have sat there. it did to be honest... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a meal Sunday 17th Jan.most of the food containers empty.when I informed a young man about this he was very rude asking me what I wanted.i told him that the food should be refilled but he wasn't much help.my partner was angry as well as other diners.I used to tell people about china china but never again.need to... More 

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Thank david s
Banbridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This is not a la carte dining and doesn't try to be. Extensive choice of takeaway favourites and something to suit anyone used to 'Northern Ireland chinese food'. Fill your box is great value and you can see before you buy what looks fresh and tasty.

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Thank Jason B
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

How this place can charge for such disgusting food os beyond me. Staff are rude. Food is greasy, sweetened and all tastes the same. Never again.

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Thank charamy2006
Maghera
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Went lastnight with the wife and in laws for dinner...food was poor after struggling to eat one plate I was not going near it for more in fact non of us did...went home feeling ill(not because I ate to much) and on to bed...woke up later gasping for some water....salt content most been through the roof. Also some staff were... More 

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Thank Blain D
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

10 out of 10!! Warm atmosphere, tasty food and very helpful staff!! Thanks a lot to Max, our waiter, a very friendly Romanian fellow. I think you definitely get much more than you pay for! Keep it up guys and well done so far

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 University Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland (Formerly Masala Masala)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast>  > Queen's Quarter
  • Neighborhood: Queen's Quarter
  • Phone Number: 02890320100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Indian, Asian, Malaysian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children

Description

Eat as much as you like Buffet restaurantOpening time: 1200 noon - 1100 pm - Seven daysLunch: £5.99 from 12 noon to 5 pmHappy Hour: £7.99 from 5 pm to 7 pmGrand Dinner: £ 9.99 from 7 pm till closeGrand Dinner on Friday and Saturday nights: £ 10.99 from 7pm till closeBuffet prices are based on the time you leave the restaurantChildren under 5 years old eat for FreeChildren 5 - 11 years old eat for Half PriceSenior Citizen get 20% discount on normal buffet prices (sit is only)

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?