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3420 S Bristol St, Santa Ana, CA 92704-7248
+1 714-957-2688
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Yes there was active construction at night resulting in loud banging noises. Maybe the parking lot was super dark & borderline sketchy. Ok some of the seafood was low quality & smelled funny. But the massive variety of all you can eat Chinese entrees in addition to the pho bar, tasty sushi choices, pizza, fries & soft serve ice cream... More 

Thank bwbwbwbw
Kauai, Hawaii
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Basic Chinese food buffet. Most items were very tasty. Especially liked the made to order pho. Good selection of food for the price.

Thank Alan H
Redding, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2015

Lots of the normal stuff you see at a china buffet, the Orange chicken was good, the mushroom chicken too. Everything was pretty much average, nothing jumped out as something I needed 2nd or 3rds of. It was all good, just not outstanding. With tip it was $10 for lunch, with no drink. As with most buffets, hot tea is... More 

Thank Julie J
Orange County, California
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62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2015 via mobile

Went with a friend of mine one Friday evening as we were passing by. There was a decent sized buffet but all the food was mostly fried and a lot of prepackaged desserts. I think we paid $12 a person to get in so I guess you get what you pay for

Thank Kyle W
Cary, NC
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

I read some reviews on this restaurant and they all seems relatively positive. The rating was above 4 so I took the chance. The place needs a face lift. The paint, decor, signs, just need to be renovated and placed so it doesn't look cluttered. The food wasn't bad. My first round was the orange chicken, Peking chicken, Lo mein,... More 

Thank Bill J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3420 S Bristol St, Santa Ana, CA 92704-7248
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: +1 714-957-2688

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