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China First Buffet

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618 SE Hwy 19, Crystal River, FL
(352) 795-5445
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

But this was beyond bad! It is Chinese buffet so I was never expecting fine dining---but edible would have been nice!

Thank Regina C
Pensacola, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Once again the restrooms had a smell to them. Womens was not so bad my wife said but the mens were terrable.

Thank John C
Crystal River, Florida
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

There wasn't a good selection on the buffet and what was there was so dried out, it was just gross, will never go back

Thank JaymieAnderson
Homosassa, Florida, United States
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Super fast service and large portions!! Prices are spot on with other restaurants. We always get great service, a big smile, and know that our experience will be positive.

1 Thank Rachel H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

They have an excellent buffet with a large assortment of dishes at quite reasonable prices,Pretty good & right on time to hit that hunger craving during the middle of the day. I didn't come here with high expectations of of authentic Chinese food like else where. It did exceed my expectations being i haven't been here in forever. There was... More 

1 Thank Quertyr
Crystal River, Florida
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

This place has gotten more expensive and the food quality stinks. We have been here a few times since we moved here in June 2012. We will never go back. The place is seldom busy, which means the buffet items are normally not fresh. The price is continually going up and it just isn't worth it. Very disappointed!!

Thank Amother23
Tampa, Florida
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76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

I do not eat Buffet here, but I do get take-out food from China First Buffet. The food is very good and the prices is VERY REASONABLE. The couple owners are from Mainland CHINA,(the man cooks in the kitchen, and the nice young woman waits the tables and manages the cash register). The Buffet looks GREAT, but I prefer to... More 

Thank WorldTravelerTampa
Freelton, Ontario
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

An average lunch experience. Buffet had many options and they do cook your pick of choices from the buffet. They have sushis which was good.

Thank Doug G
Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

...I think the cook forgot how to cook, if he ever knew how. Not one item was what it was supposed to be. What was out there when we arrived was old, and tough. What was brought out as "fresh", was completely sad. Poor excuse, this is one of the worst I've seen. The place was as dirty as it... More 

Thank BlipBlapGoopGirl
Homosassa, Florida
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

The last time I went here, I believe I got sick on some cucumbers. The food that was out was not that good and the price had gone up. Have not been there since.

Thank Judy M

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 618 SE Hwy 19, Crystal River, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Crystal River
  • Phone Number: (352) 795-5445

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