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“OK Chinese”
Review of China Buffet

China Buffet
Ranked #736 of 2,261 Restaurants in Manchester
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Ottawa, Canada
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63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“OK Chinese”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

Had a pleasant eating experience here.
Food was hot and varied, whilst the staff were friendly and prompt.
Tasty spare ribs!

  • Visited February 2013
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Isle of Man
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151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Perfectly fine”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Basic decor, a bit cramped but really hit the spot for us on a busy Saturday evening! We had fussy teenagers to feed. Some of us were starving and others not very hungry at all so it suited all of us totally.

I completly undestand the small plates issue- it must be awful for buffets to chuck out food left by people with 'eyes bigger than their bellies'- all you ned to do is get off your tush and go and get some more!.

Good selection including vegetarian, all hot and tasty.Labelling good so I knew what I was chosing .My only critiscim is that the kids didn't like the "coke" which must have been made from Syrup. Bottled beer was fine.

  • Visited December 2012
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Dublin
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“value for money”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

Good meal, plenty of choice, central location. Great value. Nice place as well, not your usual uncomfortable buffet chairs and tables, nicely decorated and good atmosphere,

Visited January 2012
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Thank Sandie M
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Salford, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“A great little find”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

All of the food we tried was hot, delicious and well prepared. The buffet was regularly refreshed and the meals we had were very tasty.

OK, it's not the most beautiful restaurant, but actually knocks spots off many in London's China Town.

The staff are industrious and plates are cleared immediately. I noticed one criticism that the plates were small. This is an 'all you can eat' buffet - ie, you graze for as long as you wish and you use a fresh plate each time you return to the buffet. Small plates seem an entirely sensible option to avoid both wastage and food going cold.

We were very happy with both the service and the food. We paid only £7.50 each for a Chinese meal we would have paid a lot more for from our local takeaway. When we left a tip the waitress was so surprised we thought she would cry. We got the impression that many restaurant users have little respect or consideration for these very hard working people and do not leave even a cursory tip.

I firmly believe that good service should be rewarded. We will absolutely return and we will ensure the staff know their work is appreciated.

  • Visited November 2012
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Lancs
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28 reviews
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“Overall pretty good”
Reviewed November 19, 2012 via mobile

Was a little weary of some of the reviews but we bit the bullet.

Food - very good , good selection and was continuously topped up.

Place - small but well laid out , the decor was ok and clean , nothing posh but its the food we were there for.

Staff - a couple of the female staff looked like they didn't want to be there , they did their job of clearing plates and maintaining the buffet , but their people skills were pretty poor. A smile would have made all the difference.

Overall - I would return , the food was great and very reasonably priced along with the drinks .

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Thank LancsAlan
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