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China Star

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1004 Division St, Waite Park, MN 56387-1001
+1 320-255-5588
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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North Port, Florida
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2016

The buffet has a wide variety of foods, so everyone can find something they enjoy. You can also get takeout.

Thank Minnesotatnorthport
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2016

Ok so maybe it's just because we went on a Weekend, but it was about 85% seafood. Being allergic to almost anything in the water, that's not a good thing for me personally, and maybe I'm a spoiled American, but the point of a buffet (at least to ME) is that there should be something for everyone. These guys need... More 

Thank keviefriend
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2016

When I wanted Chinese, this was my go to place, usually meeting a friend for lunch. Went for dinner and was disappointed. Most of my favorites were no where to be found. But there was plenty of seafood options on a Thursday evening. Didn't know it had turned into a seafood buffet for dinner. Will stick to lunch buffet.

Thank Rockinbonnie
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2016

You start by walking in the side door because the main door is locked for some reason. You walk into a place with trash all over the floor and empty gumball machines. Not a very good first impression! You walk up these stairs into the restaurant and are greeted by people eating and a big fish tank with a large... More 

Thank joey7777777
Grey Eagle, Minnesota
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586 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 606 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2016

We stopped on a Sunday afternoon and found that there is nothing special offered on their buffet than any week day- it just costs more. The only thing I found that might raise the price was a type of crab. But it was processed and cut in pieces and mushy. This restaurant has been here for many years. I'm sure... More 

1 Thank minneapol
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87 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2016

We love Chinese food, so when we go, this is the place. The food is always hot, has a huge variety of chinese food, as well as salads and desserts. The price is very reasonable for both the lunch rates, as well as dinner rates. Beverages are extra

Thank roomchecker
Huntsville, Texas
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341 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed December 22, 2015

I eat at Chinese buffets a lot when traveling, and this one was pretty good for the price. Keep in mind, it's not a top of the line buffet--it's fairly routine and the lo mein and egg rolls were nothing special, but overall the lunch price and choices were good. They even had something they called a taco, that was... More 

Thank Tony9876
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed December 16, 2015

This is a better than average Buffet. A good choice of plates to choose from. But the selection doesn't change.. Its been the same for years... Time for a change..

Thank GuyMoto
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2015

I've gone to lots of buffets in St. Cloud and this one is by far one of the best. The only other one that can compare is Phoenix BUT it isn't a grand buffet like China star. They have great close to authentic Chinese food. When I first moved here, I was searching for crawfish, they had it when I... More 

Thank dtbyne
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed July 24, 2015

worst experience I've ever had at any business in my life. I'm on a special diet for health reasons and I let the waitress know when I got there that I wouldn't be eating or drinking anything I asked for two highchairs for the kids since I went with my family and the waitress gave an attitude and never brought... More 

Thank jessie19872015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1004 Division St, Waite Park, MN 56387-1001
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Waite Park
  • Phone Number: +1 320-255-5588

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