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12921 Olive Arcade Plz, Creve Coeur, Saint Louis, MO 63141-6149
(314) 878-6660
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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94 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

This was a above average buffet at a reasonable price,with good selecton of dishes,nice place to eat

Thank Hugh M
Chesterfield, Missouri
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332 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

The restaurant has been around for decades. The food is not consistent. On one visit, the food is luke warm and sitting under the lights too long. Inconsistent service as they are slow to refill the buffet. Veggies are often undercooked, the gravy is starch city and the soup is the only thing bringing me back. Prices have gone from... More 

Thank Stu K
Mascoutah, Illinois
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

Great selection on their buffet! Food was delicious and hot (temperature wise). Waitress didn't have to do anything really so it was fast & easy! I will definitely eat there again.

Thank RonRobin
Saint Louis, MO
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111 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

For well over a decade, I've loved the Happy China Buffet for office lunches and evening/weekend dinners. I was a bit skeptical when the old owners sold because a number of things were changed by the new people. Re-orienting the buffet tables was a great touch and instituting a real dinner check/receipt was promising. However after over a dozen visits... More 

Thank khiservice
Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

My mom and I went here on a Friday night around 6:30 pm, and this was not busy at all. Maybe 5 tables, and maybe 25/30 people. The buffet had quite a few choices, ranging from the typical Chinese fare to American, and even sushi. The Chinese was excellent, although the food wasn't exactly hot, but what do you expect... More 

Thank ScottSTL
Saint Louis, Missouri
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328 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

It's been more than a decade since I've been to Happy China, so I wasn't sure what to expect. Our party of eight enjoyed our lunch and thought the food was really good. There was crab rangoon, egg rolls, chicken wings, several dishes each with beef, chicken, and pork, white rice, and stir-fried rice and much more. The restaurant was... More 

Thank Janet L
Anchorage, Alaska
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

Food was terrible and will not go back. Staff nice. The food made me wonder if my family or I will get sick.

Thank Valerie G
Saint Louis, Missouri
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We used to visit regularly. The last time it was so disappointing I won't return. The food preparation was poor.

1 Thank Bobby_Bee0
Smithton, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Don't be put off by the bad reviews. Our visit wasn't horrible at all. Decided to come where late in the evening on the way home with family. We stopped in to check the place out. It was DELICIOUS! The staff was very friendly. The place wasn't crowded at all (an hour or two before closing) only a handful of... More 

Thank BornRaised314
Richmond, Virginia
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Usually I write reviews to help people decide if they want to visit the establishment. In this case, I doubt it will be open much longer. I should have known by the welcome sign being on the floor outside the main door that trouble would be inside. The restaurant was almost empty, trays were not refilled nor was food hot,... More 

1 Thank farrah40

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
Chinese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Buffet, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12921 Olive Arcade Plz, Creve Coeur, Saint Louis, MO 63141-6149
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis  >  Creve Coeur
  • Phone Number: (314) 878-6660

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