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House Of China

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4008 N 10th St, McAllen, TX 78504-3001
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Harlingen, Texas
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I honestly felt disappointed when I visited this place because the propaganda is so good that I expected more. The place is like an average Chinese food restaurant that has been around for many years. However, the food is not that great. I went to House of China with my colleagues after a long morning meeting, and we were actually... More 

Thank crisace
McAllen, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has been a favorite place for 30 years and gets better with time, probably due to the number of other Chinese buffets offering competition in the area. Servers have always been pleasant and helpful. Lots of regular customers go for lunch since it's fast, but you are welcome to linger if you like. Very reasonably priced and good quality... More 

1 Thank Irene19Hermansen
Mission, Texas
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138 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We took another couple with us to enjoy this buffet. It is amazing to have so many choices and each item is cooked to perfection.

1 Thank Teddy D
Edinburg, Texas
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

This has been our Chinese restaurant of choice for many years. We have noticed the food is starting to lose it's flavor. Not like before....

1 Thank J Robert G
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110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

It's an average chinese takeout/buffet restaurant like you will find everywhere. All in all it's nothing special on food, quality and service...it's just an option if you are looking to calm to hunger.

2 Thank Juan Carlos M
Kathmandu, Nepal
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181 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

The food was mediocre and we had to go through many plates to find a clean to use. Service was fair; but the food not very good. Definitely not go there again.

1 Thank Joseph S
Concord, Michigan
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94 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Nothing fancy and nothing to write home about. The place was clean but it seemed the food had been sitting out awhile. (We arrived at about 5PM) I was expecting more considering the radio ads they put out. They advertise sushi but it was actually just some rather bland california rolls. With the exception of our waiter, the staff was... More 

1 Thank Kathy D
San Antonio, Texas
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

When this place first opened up and was smaller, it was good. Now that they've grown you can tell the owner doesn't care anymore. Food is average at best. My wife really didn't want to eat there but she took one for the team. Needless to say, I thanked her for two things: One for letting me eat there, because... More 

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Edinburg, Texas
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175 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

You would think I would have learned from my first trip here. Last time it was delivery; this time we had take out. We were disappointed to see the food dished out of sort of like a buffet line. As far as we could tell, none of the food was fresh cooked. It was all mediocre food. Last chance for... More 

1 Thank Deb D
McAllen, Texas
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My family has eaten at House of China several times and its great for my teenage boys because they eat a lot and its a buffet restaurant. They like the food there. For me, a lot of the dishes taste similar to each other so it's not my first choice for Chinese food, but if we're in a hurry we... More 

2 Thank mkziegler

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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
$7 - $9
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Buffet, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4008 N 10th St, McAllen, TX 78504-3001
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McAllen
  • Phone Number: 19566310188
We have a buffet only dining area, together with a separate combo plate menu area and an optional dine in area, take out, or drive through.

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