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“Best Chinese buffet in Eastern PA!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of China Grill Buffet - CLOSED

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China Grill Buffet
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Chinese, American, Asian, Sushi
Dining options: Lunch, Buffet, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Buffet, Seating
Philadelphia area
Level Contributor
424 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
“Best Chinese buffet in Eastern PA!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

This has become a favorite place. Always, they have at least one type of broiled fish and always seaweed salad as well as varied sushi, peelers, fried plantains, and many many well-flavored other options. It is possible to have a fine meal here with no breaded items. But, if you crave General Tsao's and other breaded crusine you'll find it as well.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank NorthArrow
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30 reviews from our community

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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Kentucky
Level Contributor
90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Food is OK, place is dirty!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2012

I raelly think the folks who own this place do not know how to clean. They were vacuuming the floor while we were there, but don't seem to realize their bathroom tile walls are filthy, their tables are sticky, and the handle for the brown rice steamer - OMG - sticky and dirty!There are boxes stacked against the walls, and a cart with dirty plates sitting in the middle of the dining area.

Food was pretty good, desert modest, price was higher than I expected for the overall experience.I won't be back.

    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CheapWorldTraveller
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Media, PA
1 review
“Pathetic! Do not even dare to go close to this place!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2012

Quality of food - horrible, Service - Rude, Choice - nothing. We reached there at 8:45 PM for dinner on Sat eve. No one else in the restaurant except employees eating. We should have made a call not to eat but somehow the kids felt like eating chinese so we decided to eat. Forget the warm welcome but seemed like the attitude was - we were burden on them. Employees started wrapping up all desserts even when we were eating main course. The waitress got the check even before we finished dinner. Waitress stood next to us to sign the check..waiting for us to just leave the place.....The whole experience was unbelievable!!! Not sure how is this restaurant surviving in the affluent neighborhood like exton. Will not be surprised if this place closes soon.....

  • Visited April 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank SPK-foodlover
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PA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“GHASTLY!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2012

The place is very dirty!!! I have never been to any Chinese buffet restaurants as filthy as China Grill. The food was tasty but you will lose your appetite when you see what's around you. Pile of boxes all over the place, trays and rice cooker are dirty, ice cream machine needs some thorough scrubbing, paints peeling off the walls, bathroom faucet has mildew,floors looks like it's never been mopped for years!!! This is the first time I ever write a review.. The place is really gross!! If you don't believe me, go see for yourself! I guarantee you will never return to that place not unless you are dirty yourself like those people managing that place!!! Yuck!!!!

    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank ELLAPa
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lots of choices and a good price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2012

We have been to this restaurant on a few occasions now. I have to say, I usually don't eat enough for a buffet price to be cost effective. This restaurant doesn't charge as astronomical amount to eat and the food is tasty and plantiful. They switch up the menus depending on the day and they are always bringing out fresh food. I like the variety and the stmosphere. They have a desert station too. Another bonus feature for you chocolate lovers - FONDUE!!!!! They have a big flowing tower that you can dip pretzels and fruit in. They do put a coupon out to eat cheaper. We will definitely continue to return.

Visited May 2011
Helpful?
Thank Sam B
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