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King Buffet

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905 E Lancaster Ave, Downingtown, PA 19335-3328
(610) 518-5188
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a weird place to eat with marginal Chinese dishes and a pretty dirty eating area. I would suggest they enhance the food and clean up the place to make it more palatable!

Thank Richard B
Leeds, United Kingdom
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

We have been here many times and is always a place we fall back on when we need a good sized meal when we are in the area. Good selection available and regularly refilled but they are the usual standard Chinese options and don't change year on year. Not the best quality but that is reflected in the price you... More 

Thank Martyn N
Coatesville, PA
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

I've been going there, a few times a year, for several years. Having not been there in awhile, I found a significant change ... for the worse. I give it 2 stars instead of 1 because the people are still very nice. Because of the reduction in food quality and cleanliness (see other reviews) i will not go again.

1 Thank BikeLike
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

First impression of the place it looks like a normal Chinese buffet. I decided to look at the fish pond in the front of the store and the water was filthy. Should have left then. Ordered a hot tea, mug came out filthy. The food was not fresh or tasty at all. One plate had a large black hair. Then... More 

1 Thank Tony G
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

I like Chinese food and like a variety of new things to try and sample. I have been coming here for years and it has really take a turn for the worse. I feel like with a buffett YOU MUST KEEP THE FOOD FRESH!!!!! That is rule #1. If you can't keep the food fresh that's a big problem. People... More 

Thank kobe c
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I WISH 0 STARS WERE AVAIALBLE **DO NOT GO HERE*** WORST EXPERIENCE EVER AT ANY RESTAURANT***** The food is always old, cold and they don't put ANYTHING on the buffet that is fresh or hot. If they run out of something and you ask them to put more out they don't. the dinner buffet crab legs are horrible and cold.... More 

Thank Dave W
Cypress, Texas
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

You pay for what you get. The soups are watered down. The food is carried out in big troughs and fed to the masses. The place is dirty.

Thank Bobby B
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The food is generally fresh, and for ambience, they have a repeating playlist that I've heard at other chinese restaurants. I've been there a number of times, both on weeknights and weekdays, and haven't ever seen anyone at the Hibachi station. They have a mix of standard items - soups, wontons, rice, lo mein, spare ribs pieces, beef with broccoli,... More 

1 Thank Harriet L
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

I've eaten at King several times in the past but my trip today was far different. This place is dirty! The tables are sticky, the upholstery is riped, there was a poor selection on the buffet and what there was wasn't very good. Most items where dried out and didn't look fresh. The wonton soup had three wonton swimming in... More 

1 Thank ndally
West Chester PA
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11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

There were lots of choices on the buffet, many of them fried.The crab legs, a specialty, took a LONG time to get replenished, and then disappeared within minutes. They were not replaced even when asked. The desserts were stale. The shrimp was tough. The variety gave opportunity for most people to find something they like.

Thank vineyard57

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    2 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Buffet
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 905 E Lancaster Ave, Downingtown, PA 19335-3328
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Downingtown
  • Phone Number: (610) 518-5188

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