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Shanghai Avenue
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Topeka, Kansas
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184 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“OK”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

Just OK. I've eaten at worse and much better oriental restaurants. Probably wouldn't go back if I had another chose to go to.

Visited February 2012
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17 reviews from our community

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English first
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Not the worst, but close”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

Went with spouse and 3 kids. One son went back for fourths on the fried rice, another did the same on the pizza. Chicken on a stick was so dry it was like jerky. Soup noodles had a strong flavor of petrolium. There was a thick egg roll thing that was mealy and awful. The sauteed mushrooms had good flavor but were steamed not seared. Of the other offerings, nothing else stood out as good or bad. We tried it because it was nearby, but we won't be back.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Bad food and an absolutely filthy restaurant...avoid at all costs!”
Reviewed February 16, 2012

Bland tasteless food. Buffet mismarked as to what you were eating in several areas. But the overall worst part was how absolutely flithy the place was from the dining room to the restrooms. I would hate to see the kitchen. Moldy ceiling tiles, peeling wall paper, exposed cleaning chemicals in a 5 gallon bucket in the men's room. Buckets of dirty dishes sitting in bus trays in the middle of the restaurant within a couple of feet of the dessert station. We're pretty sure my son came down with food poisining from eating here. AVOID THIS PLACE AT ALL COSTS.

  • Visited February 2012
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Longmont, Colorado
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“If I don't want a second plate, that's bad...”
Reviewed January 25, 2011

I eat all around the country, and occasionally try to hit up chinese restaurants. They usually aren't fine dining but I like to try their variety and their take on the same dishes (hot and sour soup, egg rolls, sesame chicken, etc.). I believe that, by far, this was the worst chinese buffet I've been to so far. The foot was bland and tasted old, chicken and shrimp dishes were chewy, even the soup tasted watered down. Compared to other buffets there wasn't a lot of options, so I think I'll try elsewhere next time.

  • Visited January 2011
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Oklahoma
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“good restaurant”
Reviewed February 26, 2009

good variety, good egg rolls, good egg-drop soup

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