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China Buffet

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205 Plain St, Lowell, MA 01852-5119
+1 978-937-8868
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

I've been to a couple really nice Chinese buffets, but this is definitely not one of them. They have more American food than Chinese food and the Chinese they do have isn't top quality. A lot of the food wasn't even room temperature, none of it was hot. I lost my appetite completely when I found a piece of bone... More 

Thank Emily P
Acton, MA
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Went for dinner last weekend. Had to wait 5 minutes for a table. All you can eat buffet for 13.49 is a deal. The sushi selection is excellent. The fish was very fresh - shrimp and salmon. Also offered crab but did not have. Salad was ok. Lots of fried food but avoided. Chicken dishes were good. Broccoli/chicken good. Hot/sour... More 

Thank jbcampo
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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147 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Went there for lunch. Most of the food was fried or a mish mush of vegetables. Not very tasty. Didn't like the selection.

Thank Bryna289
Lowell, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

went there during lunch rush and with about 50 people (not including staff) walking around the buffet tables there were still roaches running around the food. Staff seemed less than surprised and just picked them off and stepped on them. When I said something up front (as I wanted to get out of there immediately) the manager asked if they... More 

Thank c m
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

I usually go here once a month, & have never had a really bad experience, though sometimes a few items, that should be hotter, are just barely warm. And if you go near closing, then you find some of the buffet items have run out, & are not available.

Thank 273ChrisH
Tewksbury, Massachusetts, United States
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252 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2014

Definitely not my choice. Thought a Buffet dinner would be the way to go.Did fill our bellies with a large assortment Couple items were good. Establishment appeared clean and cared for. Not many patrons, and the Servers do not speak, not even whn I continued to thank them.. I did not try the sushi Never have YET...

Thank Weevaluate
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

My wife, two toddlers, and I all came here for lunch. The price was very reasonable: $8.50 per adult and $2.50 per child (ages 2-5). The place was clean and the service was very good. I've been to many other similar buffets and this one is definitely near the top. They had a good variety of food and it was... More 

Thank Cody C
North Billerica, Massachusetts
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40 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

The price was very reasonable; $13.95/adult and the variety was good. The rest of the review heads straight down hill. There was no friendly greeting from the Waitress, simply a question...can I get you something to drink? Ummm...can we have a menu? She returned with ONE dirty drink menu...ok. We tried to make small, friendly chatter, but she had no... More 

Thank MiaVal
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2013 via mobile

Buffet food most be kept out of the thermal danger zone (40-140 degrees F) to prevent bacteria from growing. Sadly, all the "hot" items were at room temperature - well within the danger zone. I've been here a few times in the past year and it's this way every time so it's not a one day equipment failure. The buffet... More 

Thank David V
Boston, Mass.
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2012

We frequent this restaurant at least once a month, as a family or with friends. The surroundings are pleasant and very clean. The staff is friendly and the service is quick.

Thank Herrd

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
12:00 - 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: 205 Plain St, Lowell, MA 01852-5119
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lowell
  • Phone Number: +1 978-937-8868

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