We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

CUISINES
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Seating, Takeout
Reviews (22)
Filter reviews
21 results
Traveler rating
4
3
3
4
7
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
Traveler rating
4
3
3
4
7
See what travelers are saying:
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed August 28, 2019

The food was gross, luke warm at best. The wait staff seem unconcerned that food wasnt up to proper standards/ temperature, people can get sick. When spoke to waitstaff it took forever for the manager to come and speak to us. We will not come...back.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed November 9, 2017

My cousin and I went there yesterday 11 8 17 it was nasty warm dried out food the waitress/ hostess did not refill our drinks or bring extra napkins the only good was the doughnuts and then another customer wanted the Mongolia grill the cook...came out of the back rang the bell to tell him he was done not professional never again I will go to a real Chinese buffet in omaha at least it's fresh thereMore

Date of visit: November 2017
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

Almost all the food was cold. The Mongolian Barbeque needed cleaned as for tasted scorched. Usually judge a Chinese restaurant by how good their hot and sour soup was. Unfortunately there's was about a 2 out of 10. Highly doubtful I'd ever come back.

Date of visit: August 2017
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed May 23, 2017

We went through the buffet and had a hard time finding anything that was more than warm on the buffet. I would not recommend this place until their temps are consistent with "hot food".

Date of visit: October 2016
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

Nice buffet, basic buffet fare. Buffet was hot and well tended, clean and we'll stocked. Good server. Very good small crab Rangoon.

Date of visit: April 2017
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

Everything was cold. Restrooms not very clean. Seats in booths were very worn. And you sank down in them. I love chinese food but it was pretty rough her

Date of visit: February 2017
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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 less full food trays. We were fine with the average food to appease our hunger. But we felt uneasy dinning in such an old restaurant. Its stale smell, old furniture, overused carpet, and lack of typical Chinese restaurant decors.More

Date of visit: June 2016
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed April 26, 2016

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

Date of visit: March 2016
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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.

Date of visit: March 2016
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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!

Date of visit: July 2014
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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 redeem themselves. Instead they were adamant about charging us. Never again will we randomly try a buffet again. We even looked around first to see if it looked good. Visually yes it did. What a waste of money. We ended up eating dinner at a reputable place. If you go,,, good luck.More

Date of visit: October 2013
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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 manger or an owner. NEVER WILL I GO BACK OR RECOMMEND TO ANYONE!More

Date of visit: May 2013
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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.

Date of visit: April 2013
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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!More

Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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 food is usually pretty mild unless you add some of their spicy sauces on it. Usually there are two or three non-chinese items on the buffet.More

Date of visit: November 2011
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Quality Inn & Suites Council Bluffs
248 reviews
1.77 miles away
Best Western Crossroads Of The Bluffs
60 reviews
1.85 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Council Bluffs - Conv Ctr Area, an IHG Hotel
236 reviews
1.87 miles away
Super 8 by Wyndham Council Bluffs IA Omaha NE Area
328 reviews
2.00 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Mo Fish
47 reviews
.95 miles away
Primo's Mexican Restaurant
65 reviews
.69 miles away
Hog WIld Pit Bar-B-Q
16 reviews
.14 miles away
Runza Restaurant
40 reviews
.35 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Lewis and Clark Monument and Scenic Overlook
136 reviews
.72 miles away
Pottawattamie County Squirrel Cage Jail and Museum
134 reviews
.99 miles away
Bayliss Park
20 reviews
.97 miles away
Tom Hanafan River's Edge Park
23 reviews
.91 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Bluffs China Buffet staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing