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314 S State St, Fairmont, MN 56031-4139
507-235-8999
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

I don't know how they did it. New cook possibly? We've eaten here many times, and it's been predictable and kind of bland. I have to say, last night's take-out was amazing! Combination lo mein, shrimp fried rice, pot stickers and crab rangoon. My biggest regret was not ordering more lo mein! Good job! Whatever you are doing, keep doing... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The first time at China Buffet was a simple mistake as we were naïve and assumed it couldn't be that bad... shame on them. But then the second time at China Buffet happened... shame on us as we knew better. Not good.

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Thank Maggie F
Ocala, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I love Chinese food and this place did not disappoint. We were there at lunch and the food was good and plentiful!

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Thank Donna W
Hermosa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Before the Asian Palace it was the only Oriental Restaurant in town, and we had to put up with the dirty dishes and subpar Chinese. Only teenagers, who typically dont look at how dirty the cups and plates are would be okay with this place. Go to Asian Palace, or the Chinese restaurant in Blue Earth!!

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Thank Jason K
Fairmont, Minnesota
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

They put out small portions so it is always fresh, with many items to chose from. They are friendly and will work to make your visit enjoyable.

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1 Thank James B
Farmington, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Very good food, clean restaurant. Ice cream selection was very good. Will definitely come back to eat here. Highly recommended!

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Thank Brian S
Fairmont, Minnesota
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I love going to the China Buffet for either lunch or supper. I actually prefer the lunch buffet because I love their green beans and pot stickers. They have consistently great food. We have never been disappointed.

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1 Thank Lolly50
Kearney, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Have not been here prior and probly will not return. Food items mostly pretty good, but not amazing selection or prep standards...in my opinion. I was here past prime time noon hour, about 2pm. There were quite a few people here however. I did come in, apparently, the wrong door from inside mall area. That seemed to really throw everything... More 

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Thank KMagnuson
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Clean. Good assortment including fresh salads. Reasonably priced. Took a stroll in the mall afterwards, some nice shops.

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Thank MelRuthie
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

Restaurant was clean and the food was good. Was pretty busy when we visited, but they kept up quite well.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 S State St, Fairmont, MN 56031-4139
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Fairmont
  • Phone Number: 507-235-8999

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