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Main Chinese Buffet

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5580 Martin Way E, Lacey, WA 98516-6326
+1 360-455-8899
11:00 - 21:30
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently moved back to the area after being away for 15 years, and the Main Buffet is as good as it was when we went regularly nearly 20 years ago after they opened. I have been to better Chinese buffets in the meantime, and a lot (most) that were worse, but overall I rate this one near the top.... More 

Thank BobybC
1 review
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Not as good as it used to be. Smell of fish overwhelms you walking through the door. And you leave smelling like fish until you shower. Ugh. Lots of "meat options" but very little carb options. Good selection of sushi if you like sushi. Chocolate fountain really? Seems silly

Thank Jennifer W
Lacey, Washington
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Food always hot, or cold... Complete sushi bar... Great for all ages, wheel chair accessable... The best host Eric... Always have time... Never feels the "get em in get em out" rushed feel

Thank Tom R
Yelm, Washington, United States
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103 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Ugh...not much good to say about this place...the best thing there is the Crab Ragoons...and fresh fruit, which tells you a lot about the rest of the food...I LOVE crab and i go to a chinese buffet for the crab...granted there was plenty of it, but it was neither cold or hot but luke warm, room temperture and it did... More 

Thank RichandJen H
1 review
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped for a quick bite when we walked in lady said it's dinner service..Which triggered me to look at price sign which clearly said dinner at 330 it was 320 and at 330 price almost double when I ask All she would do is repeat it's dinner time

Thank Gordon C
Aberdeen, Washington
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Our Thanksgiving plans fell through at the last minute, so we went here for dinner and to our surprise we had to wait a few minutes for a table. This was the first my daughter and I had sushi for Thanksgiving, and it was some of the best we've eaten. Their turkey with all the fixings were also available and... More 

Thank Mert T
Olympia, Washington
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We enjoy dinning at this Chinese Buffet & it's become one of our favorites. The food always looks & tastes fresh, and yummy! The restaurant is clean, and maintained. A large selection of Chinese & Japanese dishes, as well as a Caribbean flare of fried sweet plantains (love these)! Good selection of desserts including ice creams, pastries, jello, and fresh... More 

Thank tswift2016
Shelton, Washington
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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 November 2016

The food was amazing! A huge array of various dishes to choose from. All very good. We will be coming back soon.

Thank Schoolbutterfly5
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We wanted Chinese for dinner, this was the first place i found in the area we were staying, and was very pleasantly surprised. There were lots of seafood and many tasty dishes, but for me, the sushi was very good for a buffet, lots of flavor and tasted very clean, i would definately come back!

Thank j-man1970
Tumwater, Washington
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This is my favorite Chinese buffet in the Olympia area. Great selection, delicious food! Those that choose to give low ratings based solely on Inspectors' reports are missing the boat! Hot food is always hot, cold food cold, etc. Eaten here many times and never had any issues. This is THE place if you want Chinese!

Thank WashingtonHuskerFans

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5580 Martin Way E, Lacey, WA 98516-6326
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Lacey
  • Phone Number: +1 360-455-8899

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