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Chinese, Asian
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Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Peanut Butter Chicken is the best Chinese dish I’ve ever had in my life. The Sweet and Sour Chicken is also very very good. The lunch combos with rice and egg roll are a great value! I’ve never had a bad meal here

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed March 8, 2024

The food on the buffet looked like it had been sitting there for a while, I proceeded to still get food and when I ate it it was cold, when I mentioned to the waiter the food was cold she asked” you want me to...microwave it?” I then went to the salad bar and got some shrimp I notice black spots of mold all over, I mentioned it and no manger came and talked to me. Terrible service, old and cold, coke was good. Health department will be called, terrible.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed June 28, 2023

Had takeout. Hostess was very friendly. Cashew chicken was made with white sauce. Bland. Sweet and sour sauce was extremely vinegary, did not enjoy to eat it. Crabbit rangoon made in triangles, also bland. Broccoli beef, wonderful tasting sauce. The beef itself was very tough....Very very disappointed in the food.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed May 18, 2023

Ate here on 5/19/23 and it was horrible. Food was dry and overcooked, like it had been sitting on the buffet line for several days. Do yourself a favor and avoid this place.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed May 3, 2023 via mobile

The buffet has a great selection of dishes and they are good quality. The service was very good. The only reason I rated them a 4 instead of a 5 was that the dishes could have been warmer. We will definitely dine with them often.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed April 9, 2023

By far, the worst Chinese food that I’ve ever eaten! When I got home with my carry out order of Cashew chicken and fried rice, I was disappointed by what I found—very few cashews, soggy fried rice that had even less taste than plain white...rice, and chicken and plain vegetables. No flavorful taste at all. In fact, I don’t believe that the “chicken” was actually chicken—just huge, identical, spongy white cubes. I spent $15 on my meal, and ended throwing almost all of it away.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed November 25, 2021 via mobile

Stopped in here because our usual place was closed. I ordered Sesame chicken, which turned out to be red/pink sauce on breading. No sesame flavor and very little meat. One small tired piece of broccoli. My friend had combination lol mein. Supposed to be noodles...with three meats. We saw a couple small pieces of chicken and pork but no seafood. Definitely mostly noodles.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed July 28, 2021 via mobile

Great food a d efficient service. Reasonable prices and good selection. My favorite is the Black Pepper Chicken…….very tender and flavorful. My husband has liked everything he’s tried.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed August 12, 2020

We've have been coming to China Fair for years. Prices are good, food is delicious and the staff is friendly.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed August 11, 2020

My wife and I have been in Traverse City for 33 yrs. We have seen Chinese restaurants come and go but the mainstay is China Fair. Must be a reason. Our opinion is the food has always been very good and service good as well....Just make sure you get to the buffet earlier rather then later. This is because like all buffets, the food is fresher early on. We have tried different restaurants in this area and find China Fair to be our favorite of that cuisine.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed May 13, 2019 via mobile

My mom loves Chinese food! So I thought we would try a Chinese restaurant here in Traverse city. This place was disappointing. The service was poor. The food was mediocre. The sweet-and-sour soup was extra thick and had no flavor. The buffet had a lot...of items on it and seemed like it had been there for a while. In the hour or more we were there and nobody touched the buffet. We ordered off the menu.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Best chinese in TC area if not all of northern Michigan. Buffet is excellent and the cheesy crab is the best. Great menu too, but the buffet is what you want! Henry, the owner, often comes into the dining room and mingles with guests...nice touch...something...you don't often see in other restaurants. Always a great experience...been there many times.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

China fair is the best. My wife and I come here when we’re in the area if we’re craving a good Asian dish. Food and service is very good and food is done to perfection. They also have a buffet in the back. A lot...of Chinese buffets are mediocre but this one is by far different and really great. Great food and great service. Will be returning.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I have eaten dinner here a few times. The food and service is is very good and the best Chinese restaurant in the TC area. They have a great menu with many selections and also have a nice buffet. At first when...I heard of them having a buffet I thought it was going to be cheap food but, that wasn’t the case. Food is very good, vegetable cooked perfect, and meats fresh and hot. You’ll like this place if you’re craving some Chinese food. Very nice people who work there too.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

Taste pretty good just the food are a bit cold for our liking. Fried chicken wings kinda bland, other wise it's okay:). Fishes are good and tasty, crab cake taste really good but not sure if its a real crab meat. In general it's pretty...good and tasty. Be coming back again :).More

Date of visit: February 2018
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China Fair is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3
  • Atmosphere: 3