We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

RATINGS
Food
Service
Value

Details

CUISINES
Chinese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Reviews (17)
Filter reviews
17 results
Traveler rating
6
4
4
2
1
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
Traveler rating
6
4
4
2
1
See what travelers are saying:
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed August 7, 2019

They have great food and a good selection at a good price. The quality is consistent. We generally go here once or twice a month for their buffet.

Date of visit: July 2019
Helpful?
Reviewed May 16, 2019 via mobile

The food quality is very good. They keep the buffet filled and fresh and hot. The service is good and friendly all the time

Date of visit: May 2019
Helpful?
Reviewed October 1, 2018

The couple that owns this restaurant are very sweet and hospitable to their diners. The food is American Chinese (not authentic Chinese), but it is still very good.

Date of visit: September 2018
Helpful?
Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed a nice local Chinese Buffet here on the way to Kansas City. Its a small but nice clean venue offering all the selection that most any larger buffet might offer. The food was all hit and typically delicious. The venue was simple with...Chinese decor. The staff was equally helpful, too. Great parking. I will be back.More

Date of visit: March 2018
Helpful?
Reviewed March 22, 2018

Just visited this restaurant for the first time. Pretty much what I expected. Typical Chinese buffet. They do have a menu that you can order off of but I was not aware of this until I went to the counter to pay after my meal....At the counter, I found their menu. Upon entering I was immediately directed to their buffet. No offer of a menu. I was there for dinner. The lunch buffet price is lower than the dinner buffet price. I arrived at about 5:15 pm and the food was all hot and fresh and the buffet pans were well stocked. I was the only customer at this time. Service was adequate.More

Date of visit: March 2018
Helpful?
Reviewed September 13, 2017

This is a decent place for Chinese food. The buffet offers a lot of choices, but the quality is only average at best. We have gotten take out several times here and the food is much better. We usually ask them to tweak things some...how which I think requires them to make it fresh. That seems to make a difference. The price is right for a quick dinner.More

Date of visit: August 2017
Helpful?
Reviewed August 28, 2017

We ate at their buffet. The food was hot, well stocked, and tasted very good. There was also a small dessert buffet with ice cream that reminded me of my grandma's homemade soft serve! The staff were very friendly, and did a great job of...checking on you for drink refills, empty plates or anything else, yet were not annoying about it and we did not feel rushed. I thought the price was very reasonable.More

Date of visit: August 2017
Helpful?
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Menu offers an adequate selection of oriental food. Self service or order from the menu. Good selection and quality is good.

Date of visit: August 2016
Helpful?
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has been around for years. Buffet is a good value and they have it stocked all the time. We like it for quick takeout. 15-20 minutes from when you call and it's ready. Sometimes quicker. Love the Crab Rangoon, and all the dinners...are good. Good local food and they are nice people.More

Date of visit: July 2016
Helpful?
Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

For a small town of 8,000+ residents they provide an admirable experience. I spent $10.60 on a pretty good Tuesday night buffet. There is ample parking with a nice big Chinese marque above the door. Upon entering I observed a wholesome Chinese ambiance. It seemed...very "Chinese" in decor. I was greeted immediately by a young Asian girl who seated me. In a small town I expected a demur offering but instead was pleased to see a bit more selections than some in larger towns. The food was good, as well as hot, and seemingly fresh. The service was excellent. I think Smithville is fortunate to have this restaurant in their midst, and should support it more. I would challenge anyone to find better for the price. I will be back again later this week.More

Date of visit: May 2016
Helpful?
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Super 8 By Wyndham Smithville Lake
137 reviews
1.26 miles away
Quality Suites Kansas City International Airport
180 reviews
7.60 miles away
Super 8 by Wyndham Kansas City Airport
465 reviews
7.68 miles away
Four Points by Sheraton Kansas City Airport
570 reviews
7.70 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Chop's BBQ & Catering
45 reviews
.22 miles away
La Fuente
34 reviews
.00 miles away
Three Link Gallery and Coffee Shop
7 reviews
.17 miles away
Family Traditions Cafe
12 reviews
.44 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Ladoga Ridge Winery
65 reviews
1.20 miles away
Tanner's Platte City
12 reviews
9.99 miles away
Northland Outdoor Adventures
7 reviews
.21 miles away
The Springs Aquatic Center
10 reviews
9.77 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from West Lake Chinese Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about West Lake Chinese Restaurant

Yes, West Lake Chinese Restaurant offers takeout services.

Yes, West Lake Chinese Restaurant offers delivery services.

West Lake Chinese Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5