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“Good every time”

China Lights Oriental Cuisine
Ranked #474 of 885 Restaurants in Anchorage
Cuisines: Chinese
Neighborhood: Downtown
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Downtown
Yelm, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Good every time”
Reviewed February 11, 2012

I was in Anchorage for business, and the China Lights was just down the strtt from where we were meeting. We ended up thre times there in a week, twice for luch and a third time for dinner. It's buffet style so it's quick, easy in and out, and all you can eat. Everything I tried was just fine, and I heard no complaints from my coharts. When we were ready to take a break and grab a meal everybody was happy with going to the LIghts.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank pdsexton
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
San Antonio, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“If you like buffets, this just might be the place for you”
Reviewed June 11, 2011

First, I want to start out by saying that I came here as a guest of a family friend- and far be it from me to complain when getting a free meal! What I want to accomplish by writing this review is to give you a glimpse of my experience. I am a visitor to Anchorage, and this was the first Asian restuarant I have been to, so I cannot compare it to other Asian restaurants in town.
PROs: Easy to find; convenient if you are staying in or visiting south Anchorage; plenty of free parking; clean eating area and restrooms; four large buffet tables with a wide variety of mostly Asian food with a few American food choices; kids menu; pleasant, attentive service; nice atmosphere and decor, with a glass case of beautiful jade sculptures and tea sets.
CON: Average food- at best. I have had better in other places. Nothing was exceptionally good or bad. Kind of disappointing, given all the positives.
I would recommend this place if you are not picky about your food, and like to eat at buffets because that style of eating is a good value for your money. Ordering of the menu is an option- but as a guest, the host ordered the buffet for me.

  • Visited May 2011
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Thank flabbytabbycat
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