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Bluffs China Buffet

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1702 W Broadway, Ste 23, Council Bluffs, IA 51501-3830
+1 712-388-0388
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Ankeny, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

On the way to the west coast, we wanted to find a place for a quick lunch at the IA/NE border, and we found this one, by the Interstate 80. Its lunch buffet bar items seemed no different from other Chinese restaurants across the country. Its wait staff were doing good jobs in serving us and filling out empty or... More 

Thank Will Z
Council Bluffs
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

This restaurant has a small buffet which is not bad. They keep it stocked quite regularly. Very attentive wait staff.

Thank Linda B
Council Bluffs, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

Bluffs China Buffet has an excellent buffet and also most days a cooking grill where you can select ingredients and have it cooked. Food is very good and the staff is friendly.

Thank 11814
Council Bluffs, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

The food was cold and not very good, and it was during the lunch rush. Not a very big selection of food either, would not recommend this place!

Thank Dynaglide05
Mason City, Iowa, United States
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

Cold food, old food, we complained nicely and quietly. They charged us a little over 20$$. We told them all we did was taste some food, took a couple bites and were disappointed. We didn't want to pay for two dinners,we were willing to pay for only one. They did not try to make us feel better or try to... More 

Thank Linda L
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

The food was old and tasted terrible. I asked the cashier if they made their food fresh every day because the food I ate you could tell was reheated and old. The cashier said it was fresh everyday...they NEVER reheated. I was told not to come back and they refused to let us have a number to reach the General... More 

1 Thank Denise W
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

Great value for the food, I come here almost every week, it tastes always great, especially the seafood combination and the honey chicken. Compare to other Chinese buffet in town, I consider this is the most cost efficient one.

Thank James27035527
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

The food was old and tasted horrible. We paid $19.98 for two buffet meals and it was not worth it. Jack up the price on a holiday? Food tasted disgusting and the it smelled of urine and vomit throughout the whole restaurant! I would not recommend this place to anyone with an appetite!

Thank Tiffany72800
Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2011

I like the buffet for the price. For about $8 at lunch you get a buffet and a mongolian grill too. The price also includes your drink. Most places with the buffet , grill and drink are almost twice the price. The staff keeps your drinks full and picks up the empty plates quickly. The buffet is kept stocked. The... More 

Thank Hapkidodave
Omaha, Nebraska
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2011

We have been there couple times. It is great, a lot of selections ,even has a mongolian grill.The price is fair,nice dining experience. will be back for more.

Thank gary j

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1702 W Broadway, Ste 23, Council Bluffs, IA 51501-3830
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Council Bluffs
  • Phone Number: +1 712-388-0388

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?