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£8 - £16
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Chinese, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 16 June 2022 via mobile

Well priced, quick delivery and food done well, customer service is great I managed to add to the order with no problem cannot complain

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 26 February 2022

To my knowledge, they have recently changed a new boss and I was expecting the new owner to provide same standard of food but unfortunately, I saw the kitchen and saw how disgusting the kitchen was. They accidentally got rid of some food ingredients and...put them into the bin, but they then realised that it was a mistake and put it back into someone’s meal box. 🤢The staff even sneezed without covering their mouth. And it went everywhere and extremely loud. I am really glad that I saw that. The hygiene was terrible there. And the staff were very rude, unexpectedly, and they were not busy at all. I am really really surprised and this is the one I’ve been using for the past 3 years and because of what happened today, I will never come here again.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 8 November 2021

we visited here with a few friends one evening and had a great time and enjoyed some very nice food, the only negative thing for the whole evening was feeling like we were overstaying our welcome with constant staff visiting the table to offer more...food 5 minutes after our last serving, overall it was a very clean place with lovely food. we will be returning.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 May 2021

Really is a hidden gem. It's worth it vaule for definite £18.95 per person for all you can eat. The good thing also you get a menu and can pick as much items as you want. The food is always hot and tasty. The service...is brilliant as well. Definitely worth a try if visiting or even stay local. Am probably the world's worst person to go out and eat with as am so fussy 😂 been here a few times now and even to the take awayMore

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 18 September 2020 via mobile

Had the food off the buffet menu which is served to your table good service with great food plenty to choose from couldn’t find any faults worth the money stand out dish for me the chilli garlic prawns would go back

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 3 December 2019 via mobile

Having been to all the Chinese takeaway's in Elgin China town is the cheapest by far most dishes are up to a £1 cheaper than all the others the food is the really good and good quality and if you have delivery it's very fast...and the driver is really friendly and polite we have also been into the buffet it's an all you can eat but it's cooked fresh when your order it so it's not sitting under hot lamps for hours going dry I recommend this place we love itMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 28 October 2019

A hidden gem on the High Street of Elgin, Amazing value from the buffet menu with a huge selection of freshly prepared dishes served to your table. Not only that, the service is outstanding with Michelle definitely worth a mention, her personality is guaranteed to...make your night even more special. The food is truly amazing with incredible flavours. Definitely worth a visit.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 21 October 2019 via mobile

We popped in for a takeaway after a long day at work and were very pleasantly surprised. Food was very tasty and very reasonable. Portions were generous and nobody was left hungry. Will definitely be back

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 18 October 2019

Disappointed with the sauces sweet and sour and satay sauces strange taste best part of meal was the noodles and rib starter wish it was better sorry

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 13 October 2019

Staying in Elgin and don't really know the area so just looked for somewhere to eat on Trip Advisor with good reviews. We were not disappointed. We had the all you can eat buffet, the member of staff was really helpful and friendly, she told...us exactly how it all worked and made us feel relaxed. As a previous review stated don't be put off by the look of it outside or the dated decor, the food and service are top notch. There was plenty of choice and felt it was great value for money. Would definitely recommend and only wished we lived nearer as I feel we would be regulars here.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 28 September 2019 via mobile

Had a meal for two to take away. As usual it's substantial and of fairly good quality. Unfortunately on this occasion the duck and orange sauce had gone down hill and was very undiluted in flavour and very heavy on sweetener. This is a shame...as most other dishes retain their usual quality. I hope they done let things slide, especially if they are busy and start taking short cuts.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 23 September 2019 via mobile

We are in Elgin on business from Glasgow so looking for somewhere to eat, would have probably been put off by the look of the outside and the general decor, however reviews were good. Well we were absolutely not disappointed this is a fabulous concept,...a buffet without food lying out being ‘hot held’ and touched by others. The food was well presented, plentiful, tasted delicious and just as much as you wanted without waste. The girl serving could not have been more lovely and the price was well worth it. Fabulous experience Thank youMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 13 August 2019 via mobile

Highly recommend this place,booked in advance 10% off bill,food cooked to order,great choice great value and great service,fantastic family eating,would highly recommend this restaurant

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 11 August 2019

Found this restaurant by accident - was actually planning to go to Indian next door, but was too early! Thought we would give this one a try instead, as it was open, and we were hungry! Very quick service . Ordered our drinks and were...given the buffet menu to choose which dishes we would like. We ordered 4 different items and they were served within 5 minutes - freshly cooked and presented well. Next course followed just as fast - excellent dishes and very friendly waitress. Choice of ice cream, banana fritter or fruit salad for pud. Definitely be back again next time we are in Elgin. This wee place deserves it!! See u in next few weeks guys!! 😁More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 16 June 2019

We reserved a table with only 30 minutes notice in early evening. We were seated, welcomed and served with our drinks very efficiently. The table-served buffet was explained and we selected several starters. Every item was delicious and well presented. We decided against extra starters,...moving on the crispy aromatic duck course. This too was beautifully prepared and served. Main courses we selected and served, everyone shared and tasted and all were found to be delicious. We even had desserts - which were also freshly prepared and also very tasty.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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THE CHINATOWN BUFFET, Elgin - Restaurant Reviews, Photos & Phone Number - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about The Chinatown Buffet

Yes, The Chinatown Buffet offers takeaway services.

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The Chinatown Buffet is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3