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Chinese, Asian
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Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed October 1, 2019

my wife and I go here a few times a month, we drive from Ephrata. The food and the service are very good. I recommend to my friends. G & xiuying

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

If you like Chinese Food, then you just have to try this place. My wife just loves it. I go along for the Egg Rolls and Fried Rice. We love this place...

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2017 via mobile

Kept hoping the poor experience was the exemption not the rule, unfortunately this one is not worth your time. Food is ok but the hostess/cashier has terrible customer service and was rude both times.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed November 17, 2017

Could be fabulous, lots of variety of dishes but most were cold if they needed to be warm and warm if they needed to be cool. Was rushed to a table immediately without a greeting.

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

Dark and poorly lit probably trying to hide something from the health inspector that has already sighted for some issues of infestations. Limited buffet. Go to the Dragon on Fruitville pike in Lancaster beside the old Kmart.

Date of visit: December 2016
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

There are several large heated tables of Chinese food. One cold table with salads, jello, desserts, sauces, desserts. Also grill that they will cook your food while you wait if you would rather do that.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed September 26, 2017

I ate at this location a few years ago. It is going down hill fast. The food is seriously over cooked. The food quality is low. I don't know how they can still be in business. The cashier was - well - rude and aloof.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed March 15, 2016

We go here at least twice a month. The buffet is always well taken care of, refilled often, nice variety, and always hot. Meals ordered from the menu also arrive quickly and are well done.

Date of visit: March 2016
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Reviewed September 6, 2015

This is my go to place for buffet. The only real complaint is that instead of chicken on a stick, it'd be nice to have beef!

Date of visit: July 2015
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Reviewed September 1, 2015

This may be the best Chinese buffet in this city. There are dozens of dishes to be sampled, as little or as much as one likes. White and fried rice await the diner in electric crocks at the rear of the buffet. Dessert items, from...pastries to fruits to ice cream, await the visitor on one side, under a gigantic transparency of a scene in China. If you are so adept, as I am, you may request chopsticks in lieu of the usual flatware; I was cheered by the waitress when she remarked of my expertise with them. There is also a Mongolian grill, where you can select components of your entree and watch them being prepared in your presence. For value-minded attendees, there is a punch card reward system that allows a free premium after the required number of visits. No matter what your taste, it is difficult not to leave full and happy from this excellent eatery.More

Date of visit: August 2015
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Reviewed July 8, 2015

Dark and gloomy inside. Food OK but lost my appetite when the board of health closed them down for multiple food preparation violations including bugs roaches and rodents!

Date of visit: August 2014
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Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Between rude service, reusing food, being closed by food inspectors on more than one day, I would give it 0 out of 5 if I could

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Reviewed November 25, 2014

Came with my son, the buffet had a nice selection for my son and I. They recently remodeled and everything looks beautiful on the inside. Definitely should check it out

Date of visit: November 2014
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Reviewed November 21, 2014

This place was recently closed to the dirty kitchen, cock roach infestation, and bad food. We tried it several years ago, it was going down then, but we thought we would give it a second try as it had been some time. It was worse!...The food was either dried out or not fresh, there was no rotation of the selections. The service seem to pick up the bad vibes from the food and was not much better. I really do not think I need to say more, this is one place I have no compunction about saying...do not go here!More

Date of visit: July 2014
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Reviewed October 2, 2014

Thought I would go back and give it another shot because they did have some good peanut butter chicken at one time. Well was I mistaken. I will not go back to that place. We were there at 6:15pm and you would have thought they...ere getting ready to close. The food was dried out and had no taste. When ordering the soda, they filled it from a two liter bottle cause the machine must have been broken. This place is VERY DIRTY and I hope a food inspector goes into that place to examine the kitchen and closes their doors. Had a sick feeling in my stomach when we left. For the 25.00 bill for the two of us, you would think in was quality food but it was PATHETIC. I should have just thrown the money out the window. WORSE CHINESE BUFFET EVER.More

Date of visit: October 2014
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Yes, South China Buffet offers takeout services.

South China Buffet is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 2.5
  • Value: 2