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The Chinatown Buffet

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High Street, Elgin, Scotland
+44 1343 552332
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74 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So looking forward to eating today as a welcome relief from all the Xmas and New Year cooking I'd done. Friends had warned me that it wasn't good and this worried me but dear husband read the Trip Advisor reviews and said they were favourable. We entered restaurant for a 6pm booking for 5 adults and the place was empty... More 

Thank WeeblondeElgin
Moray, United Kingdom
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236 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We tried a variety of dishes for takeaway. It was a very long wait for the food (more than 40 minutes wait for takeaway) the evening we were there. (We'd recommend ringing ahead for your order.) All of the dishes themselves were good, except for one: a hong-kong style sweet and sour chicken. I've ordered this dish from numerous Chinese... More 

Thank fiona07
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Went to this restaurant with my family on friday night , and very valuable price for the food, nice and fresh food , kindly staff , the crispy duck was really really tasty , the honey chilli chickeb was fantastic, quite busy for the take away when we were there , £16.99 is very good price for the buffet ,... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Boston, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Very good value buffet - plenty of choice that comes in large portions. You will not leave here hungry......The waitresses were superb, polite, chatty and great at their job. Top marks for customer service.

Thank 37saxons
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Really good buffet, cooked to order and fresh to your table. Good choice and very good quality and price. Ribs are mouth watering.

1 Thank Ange R
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Have been here numerous times before I just love coming back to this place! The buffet is all freshly cooked as you order and you can order as much as you like. You start with starters then duck then mains and then pudding if you want any! The service is always good and you don't feel rushed in between courses... More 

Thank Claire A
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

We visited the restaurant were the staff were extremely welcoming, the buffet menu provided a wide selection of Chinese food including starters, soups, duck and a wide variety of mains. They are all cooked on the spot and delivered to the table in a most efficient manner. The time taken to provide the next course was slower than normal due... More 

Thank Londonloon103
Forres, United Kingdom
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283 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Picked up a takeaway here, of special fried rice and curry sauce. Sauce wasn't as tasty as from other places, but was ok. Big portion, which did me 2 meals. Tasty, but rice a little poached, rather than crispy fried. Having said that, it was heaving with meat and prawns ! Cost £7.40 with curry sauce. Good value? Yes, I'd... More 

Thank Maria W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Hi all! Love the restaurant and often get takeaway. Very good place to go and would certainly recommend, but today I got a takeaway vegetable Singapore noodles and was very disappointed when it was too spicy to eat, and when I say this I mean it completely burned my mouth. I did not order it with extra spice and have... More 

Thank Eleanor C
Durham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Called in on spec to try the buffet advertised outside the restaurant. Cosy place - more like a café than restaurant - but clean and comfortable. Friendly waitress attended to our needs cheerfully, and willingly, even encouraging us to eat more!! The menu offered a fairly varied choice from the buffet, and was served quickly. The food was tasty, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Elgin, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Moray  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: +44 1343 552332

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?