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1003 W University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-2326
(509) 925-4140
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Ellensburg, Washington, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love Chinese buffet .here has little bit food in buffet compre with other chiness buffet in U.S. My husband and I eat lot ..so when we go get plate .buffet became empty though. Wish more competioner chineses buffet in Ellensburg.

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Thank Ayu T
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Sticky soy sauce and siracha, dirty tables, slow service, thanks but no thanks, we won't be coming back. We really used to enjoy lunches here on the weekend, but I'm thinking we're going to find another place for hot and sour soup.

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Thank MzmmB
Ellensburg, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We always order the China Inn special fried rice and pot stickers. My husband is kind of a picky eater,and he always enjoys the food we get here. We normally order take out,and the food is always fresh and hot when we pick it up. The owners are always welcoming to us.

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Thank Mary L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

They have such great food. The buffet is so so I'd recommend ordering off the menu. They are great for takeout too. Service is attentive and the gals are funny. We usually get the family meals This last time it was the Hunan. YUM!!!

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1 Thank RedKO_13
Burbank, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Took the grandkids here for dinner. Did the buffet. Absolutely overpriced for little kids. 8.95 for a 5 yr old! Minimal selection of food on the buffet! Won't visit again

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Thank maryannhubbard
Cheney, Wa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Sub-par for even Asian buffet standards. This was evident by a very sparse crowd on a Friday evening, when it should have been packed with morbidly obese locals. All your favorites were here: sauces laced with sugar and MSG; Beef & Broccoli, which should have been called Broccoli with some Beef pieces; a whole tray of nothing but FSA chow... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We have gone in twice attempting to get buffet to-go. The first time I just thought it was a fluke but it is very clear now: We asked how much a to-go box was and they told us that it was the price of buffet plus a dollar. After we filled up and went to check out they ended up... More 

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Thank Alex A
Long Beach, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Decor somewhat nice except for untidy pile of newspapers and magazines. Food is hit and miss. Sometimes it's very good, and other times dried out rice. Servers always appear to be really unhappy.

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Thank Dianna S
Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We have visited many times, we regularly come after church on Sunday. They have a decent selection on their buffet, by no means do they have their whole menu out but enough to keep our family happy, and there is always the option of ordering off the menu if the buffet is not something you want. It would be nice... More 

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Thank Tina S
Kennewick, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The meal wasn't necessarily bad, just not impressive at all. We're new to the area and this had the best reviews out of all the Chinese options in town. You walk in and see two islands of entrees but at a closer look there isnt much to choose from. And, since there isn't that much I tried a little of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1003 W University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-2326
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ellensburg
  • Phone Number: (509) 925-4140

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