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Chen's Mongolian Buffet

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Chinese, Asian, Mongolian
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1880 S Atherton St, State College, PA
814-861-6666
Today
11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here the other night. Well stocked buffet with plenty of veggie and meat options. Once you make your plate and add a ladle or two-- or three-- of sauces, you hand it off to the chef who prepares it on the Mongolian grill. There are numerous sauces that make the meal including Mongolian, Thai, Sweet, Spicy and everything... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

While out clothing shopping today we looked up food near us and this place popped up. I've passed it numerous times but never knew it was a Mongolian Grill. My girlfriend thought it was just another Chinese buffet. The place wasn't busy which surprises me now for the quality of the food. Hands down some of the best Mongolian I've... More 

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Thank canman749
Huntingdon
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Bar-B-Q in the name was confusing to me, but the food and service was excellent. You go through and pick out your own veggies; meats and sauce and it is prepared fresh and brought to your table. The staff is attentive and do a good job of keeping your table cleaned off and drinks refilled. Although the decor is... More 

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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

They have a good variety of items on the buffet and very good sauces for them to grill up your meal. I suggest starting with smaller portions so you can try several different sauce combos. Also, if you ask, they do have white rice. The wait staff did a good job of keeping the plates cleaned off the table and... More 

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1 Thank Electraglide2005
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

my first time trying mongolian food. It was a very pleasant experience. Lots of veggie choices, noodles, rice, egg and sauces. Put everything you want on a plate, sauce i a bowl and they cook it up for you. It arrives at your table pipping hot and ready to eat. Many, sauce types so experiementing with different flavors is easy.... More 

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1 Thank Kathy3217
State College, Pa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

An all-you-can eat buffet with mixed Chinese-Mongolian theme. You fill your plate with ingredients and then such is cooked with your choice of several sauces and then brought to your table. Meats include beef, pork, chicken, crab, and shrimp. One can also have white or brown rice brought to the table. Some desserts and sushi. NIce atmosphere, attentive staff, reasonable... More 

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Thank wegoustay
State College, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Some other reviewers may be confused. This is not a traditional Chinese Buffet, with lots of different dishes on the buffet line. This restaurant does have a regular menu which you can order from, but you have to ask to see it or use Order Up web-based delivery service to access it online. Their buffet line consists of numerous fresh... More 

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1 Thank Kingston L
State College, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

This restaurant have a Chinese - Mongolian buffet all you can eat. You chose the ingredients and they cook them for you. There is also sushi, and dessert. For lunch the price is really good, not sure for dinner though. Staff is friendly. The most difficult thing will be chose your sauce. I will come back. The location is not... More 

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Thank Marco148
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

This is a good Mongolian Buffet, slightly better than other places in town. Mostly because I like how you get to served your own meat. They also have other buffet and soup items (soups, California rolls, fruits, and desserts). The quality of those dishes are poor and not worth eating.

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Thank Manuel J
central pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

you choose your ingredients and sauces; they grill it for you. Discount for late afternoon or seniors. Not great; not bad.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Mongolian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1880 S Atherton St, State College, PA
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: 814-861-6666
Description
Zip:16801

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?