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Chinatown Cafe

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2317 W University Dr Ste A1, Denton, TX 76201-1699
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Koror Island, Palau
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything clicks here. Service, food, parking, convenience, clean, well keep buffet. great part of Denton. Just Go!

Thank Craig T
El Paso, Texas
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I wish I had heard about Chinatown Cafe long before we visited. This is not your typical buffet spread. The Oysters on the Half Shell and Garlic Shrimp were two of my favorites. All the food was very fresh and flavorful. Surprisingly, I did not take to their Egg Roles, but due to the quality of their other selections, it... More 

Thank Jessica M
Hollis, Oklahoma
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140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

It is a typical buffet but it has oysters on the half shell and boiled shrimp. Alot of different choices. I liked all of the chicken dishes but every beef selection had a funky taste to it. Large selection of desserts including hand dipped ice cream. I thought that the $10.99 price for lunch was a bit expensive. It's good... More 

Thank Paladine5
Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Went at 11:00 AM on Sunday. Lots of items to choose from. Food needed to be hotter. Wait staff was good. Some dishes that should have a sauce accompanying them were left dry. Probably won't return but choice of Chinese restaurants in Denton seems limited to the mediocre.

Thank Marilyn P
Dallas, Texas
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

We stopped by without time to do the buffet. Did the take-out and are more than happy. Egg drop soup is flavorful and lots of eggs. Could use some veggies. Vietnamese egg rolls are huge! There is no meat/fish in them, but the veggies are super fresh and the sauce is good. (no peanuts). The crab ragoon is crisp and... More 

Thank Andrew P
Diss, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Again another business lunch which opens at 11.30 and I advise you to get there before 12.15 before it gets busy/ The food is all you can eat and I mean AYCE! The selection of trays with different varieties of dishes to help yourself is good, and they're regularly checked by the staff. If you have a special requirement the... More 

Thank globetrotter237
Ohio City, Ohio
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

Buffet style restaurant. We went on a Sunday afternoon, most of the food was fresh. They had a lot of seafood, sushi and I like that they had Mongolian style serving. There were also typical Chinese dishes. The dessert selection was ok.

Thank Andres0611
Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We enjoyed our dinner very much. Has a wide selection to choose from. Also has a Mongolian Grill. Not to mention a wide variety of desserts to choose from. The service was friendly and fast.

Thank DasRaven
Dallas, Texas
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207 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We are always in the search for a good buffet and think we found it here. The staff is friendly, the variety is good and the prices are even better. The place was very clean and for the first time I did not get sick after eating at a Chinese buffet nor was I grossed out by their restrooms.

1 Thank Frances V
Denton, Texas
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The buffet is large, but the food bins are not kept up well; it's clean, just not kept topped off with fresh food. The food appears, it my experience, to have been sitting in the bins for a long enough time that it is evident. I've been on several occasions over the years and have been only moderately satisfied. Much... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Chinese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Buffet
Good for
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 - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2317 W University Dr Ste A1, Denton, TX 76201-1699
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Denton
  • Phone Number: 9403828797

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