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25 Depot Square, Lexington, MA 02420
(781) 861-6030
11:30 am - 10:15 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:15 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:15 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:15 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:15 pm
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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133 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is large, so you can usually get a table. That's about it. Other than that, it's just not that special. There are much better places in the area that are smaller but feel more like "fresh food". This feels like a chain restaurant, with typical food, given mediocre cooks in the kitchen..... A friend of mine who is very... More 

Thank Lolabowla
Waltham, Massachusetts
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143 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

If you like to be treated with no respect then this is the place to go. The site is in dire need of a renovation. However, the food is deplorable. Their main ingredient on all of their dishes is salt, slat, and more salt. Can still taste it two days later. They give you plenty of food off their menu.... More 

Thank Harvey G
Aurora, Colorado
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49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Three of us went for a late lunch (230P) on a Wed. Seat-to-eat time was about 20 min. The restaurant was relatively empty 2 -3 other tables were finishing up. The buffet was, for all intents and purposes, done. The background music was "soothing." The server was efficient, although not particularly personable. We had Spicy Sechuan Chicken, Chicken & Cashews,... More 

Thank DaCookman
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

The food was plentiful at the buffet but with little flavor. I loaded up on food but since nothing had much taste it was actually hard to distinguish what I was eating. I hope never to go here again.

Thank Jonthearchitect
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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73 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

came here for dinner and the buffet was pretty good. Sure, I could have used boneless spare ribs, but the number of choices was plentiful and while some dishes were a bit too tepid, all in all it was a good meal. Place is spacious and clean, and staff were not all up in your face when you go up... More 

Thank monal_m_patel
Sudbury, MA
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Valentine's Day dinner before a local show was straight up awful. We'd been to the restaurant a very long time ago (30 years ago) and we remembered it as being always crowded and very tasty, so we thought we'd try it now. We walked in at about 5:30 p.m. and were seated right away, as the restaurant was pretty much... More 

Thank Dmurr
Boston, Massachusetts
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The buffet generally has a wide variety of options, and my only complaint is that on a slow night the food will sit and get old on the buffet table. Food is fresher on a busy night! Food quality is typical Chinese, a little greasy but usually flavorful. This restaurant does excel at the weekend dim sum. This includes the... More 

Thank 60745Mary
Brookline, Massachusetts
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94 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I dined at this restaurant with a large group of people. People in the group wanted to have the buffet, so I went along with them. There were good offerings on the buffet to appeal to most Chinese food lovers. The hot and sour soup was very good. I thought the choice of the entrees on this evening where good... More 

Thank Voyager2480
Stoneham, Massachusetts
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82 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

One of my spot for quick lunch. The buffet is good, and price is reasonable. I go there for the chicken wings. I am a wing nut. The lunch buffet comes with a soup. The staff is courteous and fast. Great place if you're on a time crunch.

Thank luv2winedine
Carson City, Nevada
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163 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Easy in, easy out, fast service. We had the dinner buffet with wide variety of options. The food was hit and miss. I hated the ravioli but I really liked the rice noodles and vegetables. Won Ton soup was tasty but BBQ ribs were very tough. My girl friend liked the Egg Drop soup and enjoyed the spring rolls and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:15 pm
11:30 am - 9:15 pm
11:30 am - 9:15 pm
11:30 am - 9:15 pm
11:30 am - 9:15 pm
11:30 am - 10:15 pm
11:00 am - 10:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Depot Square, Lexington, MA 02420
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: (781) 861-6030

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