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The Chinatown Buffet

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High Street, Elgin, Scotland
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really good buffet, cooked to order and fresh to your table. Good choice and very good quality and price. Ribs are mouth watering.

1 Thank Ange R
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Have been here numerous times before I just love coming back to this place! The buffet is all freshly cooked as you order and you can order as much as you like. You start with starters then duck then mains and then pudding if you want any! The service is always good and you don't feel rushed in between courses... More 

Thank Claire A
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We visited the restaurant were the staff were extremely welcoming, the buffet menu provided a wide selection of Chinese food including starters, soups, duck and a wide variety of mains. They are all cooked on the spot and delivered to the table in a most efficient manner. The time taken to provide the next course was slower than normal due... More 

Thank Londonloon103
Forres, United Kingdom
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205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Picked up a takeaway here, of special fried rice and curry sauce. Sauce wasn't as tasty as from other places, but was ok. Big portion, which did me 2 meals. Tasty, but rice a little poached, rather than crispy fried. Having said that, it was heaving with meat and prawns ! Cost £7.40 with curry sauce. Good value? Yes, I'd... More 

Thank Maria W
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Hi all! Love the restaurant and often get takeaway. Very good place to go and would certainly recommend, but today I got a takeaway vegetable Singapore noodles and was very disappointed when it was too spicy to eat, and when I say this I mean it completely burned my mouth. I did not order it with extra spice and have... More 

Thank Eleanor C
Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Called in on spec to try the buffet advertised outside the restaurant. Cosy place - more like a café than restaurant - but clean and comfortable. Friendly waitress attended to our needs cheerfully, and willingly, even encouraging us to eat more!! The menu offered a fairly varied choice from the buffet, and was served quickly. The food was tasty, and... More 

Thank lyndacoolcook
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Food is really good, and good portion size. Never been to buffet part but always takeaway! Don't use any other apart from this one, often they do get my order wrong of phoning in tho!

Thank Natalieandcraig
Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

My wife and I finally managed to get to China Town's buffet after several months of trying to find the time and opportunity. When we did get there we got fast service, friendly atmosphere, a wide range of food, all of which was freshly prepared and increasingly delicious. The only problem was that we were the only customers for most... More 

Thank Derek S
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Had a curry but found it very bland with not much curry taste. The food looked good but the taste wasn't there.

Thank Tina B
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

A surprisingly good meal, walked in and tried the buffet. No problem with a non-standard order, menu was adjusted to fit what we wanted, quick (but not suspiciously quick) service and helpful (but not annoying) waiter. Ignore the dangling ceiling lights and poor decor, chef and waiter will work together to provide a really good meal. Drinks from the fridge... More 

Thank Andrew K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Elgin, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Moray  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: 01343552332

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?