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The Chinatown Buffet

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High Street, Elgin, Scotland
+44 1343 552332
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Moray, United Kingdom
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225 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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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 

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Boston, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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.

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Thank 37saxons
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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.

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1 Thank Ange R
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29 reviews
25 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 

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Thank Claire A
Lossiemouth
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54 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 

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Thank Londonloon103
Forres, United Kingdom
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283 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 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 

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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 

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Thank Eleanor C
Durham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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Thank lyndacoolcook
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Food is really good, and good portion size. Never been to buffet part but always takeaway! Don't use any other apart from this one, often they do get my order wrong of phoning in tho!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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?