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400 Capital Cir SE, Ste 24, Tallahassee, FL 32301-3802
(850) 656-2882
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great taste, great selections, great prices, great location, easy in and out, prompt seating and a wide range of hours.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

This food is the worst... i mean the worst i have ever seen in my experience. .. this hole in the wall is definitely hanging by a thread.. all the seafood is old and fishy... the sushi has been sitting there the whike time i have been here.. 1 hour... the staff is rude ...

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Thomasville, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The buffet had a large selection, unfortunately, all of it was terrible. The rice was almost inedible: a big glob of goo and I was there at the height of lunchtime, so they were refilling and replacing trays quickly, It wasn't as if the food was sitting out on the steam table "aging" rapidly. It was just bad. Even my... More 

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Tallahassee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is a big buffet. Still they keep it fresh and well-attended. The items available are the old familiar Chinese-American buffet items, but there are a lot of them and the kitchen has taken care to do a good job on them. I'm especially partial to the quality of the soups and appetizers. I like to drop a wonton or... More 

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tallahassee, fl
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

In good Chinese restaurants, hospitality is important and quality is prized. Not so much here. This place used to be great. The guy at the counter was snarly with me. They reheated the awful egg rolls, and the grease actually was oozing out the side. Disgusting. I bought the carry out buffet anyway bc I was hungry. The place was... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

Used to be a great buffet but the food has declined. I wasn't impressed with the selection. The wonton soup was watered down. The food had been sitting out on the stream tables too long.

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Crawfordville, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We stopped here for lunch. The last time we were here it was not too good. We gave it another chance...still not good. Most foods cold, seems like they have more and more fried food. Very few steamed veggies. The peanut chicken tasted like garlic oil. Service is good, but no smiles in this place. The cooks add new bowls... More 

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Curtis Mill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I must say the quality of the food has improved from our last visit. All the food I placed on my plate was seasoned and cooked well, everything was hot and tasty. The meat was tender and not tough as I have had in the past. All in all it was a pleasant experience and we shall return.

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Curtis Mill
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The service was what I was great as usual, however; the food left a little to be desired. The sesame chicken was tasteless and tuff, the egg rolls were tasteless and cold, the Kung Pao chicken was tuff and cold. In other words it was not what I have experienced on other occasions. Hopefully it will be better next time.... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

This used to be a good place long ago, but now, it cuts corners everywhere possible. They refuse to bring out fresh food near closing time or when there's not a lot of people. They constantly pour fresh food into old and stir, so you could be eating food that's hours old. I'm used to the lack of manners. When... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Capital Cir SE, Ste 24, Tallahassee, FL 32301-3802
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Tallahassee
  • Phone Number: (850) 656-2882

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