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“Was descent”
Review of #1 China Buffet

#1 China Buffet
Ranked #24 of 58 Restaurants in Ontario
Cuisines: Chilean, Chinese
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Rockport, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Was descent”
Reviewed April 5, 2012

Egg drop soup had to many green peas and other vegetables in it. the buffet was cold and old. the mongolian grill person was not friendly and not a good choice on the grill either.

Visited March 2012
1 Thank whitemouse66
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English first
Longview, Washington
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210 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Lots of uninspired food”
Reviewed August 1, 2011

It seems there is a Chinese buffet in every town I visit. Since I like Chinese food, I usually give them a try and have come to the following conclusion. 95% of the time they are all identical. Formula food, lots of it at a good price, well done but uninspired. The China Buffet in Ontario fits the "formula" perfectly. I swear the recipes are identical to the Chinese buffet in the last town, and the town before that. Please understand that does not mean it's bad, just the same dishes tailored to American tastes.

Having eaten there a few times in the past two years, I have found the place is always clean, the waitstaff attentive, and the selection large. If you plan on consuming a lot of food, you can do it there beginning with sushi, then all standard Chinese dishes you would expect and ending with cookies and ice cream. All for about $10

If I come off the road tired and don't want to bother with a menu, this place does the trick. Grab a plate and wander around the serving area. From that aspect, it's great.

Will go back

  • Visited August 2011
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1 Thank challenger27J
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