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“Terrible”

The Chinatown Buffet
Ranked #29 of 77 Restaurants in Elgin
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Terrible”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2013 via mobile

The food is discustin i had sickness and dirria and i seen ants on the bar i was very discusted i asked to speak to the manager and he said that if i dont like the food i should go else were that is not how u treat customers im not happy i will never go there again the hygiene is discusting

  • Visited December 2012
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English first
Lhanbryd, null, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Brilliant food, just a shame no one uses the restaurant.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2013 via mobile

The food was brilliant, the decor and cleanliness was very good, more people needed in there to create a good atmosphere.

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1 Thank Jane W
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Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A good find!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2013

I went in on a quiet Monday lunch time in January, we were the only people in the whole place. At the end of January not many places are particularly busy so having the place to ourselves was great.
The buffet in the evening is meant to be better as there's more of a selection of food, although a smaller menu is always to be expected at lunch. What was offered was a good selection and we tried everything except the soups. The food was great! This place offers the best lemon chicken I've had in this area.
Prices were reasonable. I think it was around £8 for 2 courses and £9.90 for 3 courses, I can't quite remember.
The only staff member that we saw was fantastic and was on hand to deal with everything promptly. I especially liked that he didn't feel the need to rush us along as I've experienced this a few times in buffet style restaurants before.
I'd certainly go back.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank SN4321
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“horrible, dirty”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2012

would not touch or even go again, had the runs and vomiting the next day, my chicken was not cooked when i told the head chef his attitute was if you dont like it go away, portion sizes has got smaller, do your self a favour and stay away.

Visited November 2012
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2 Thank Susan P
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Elgin, United Kingdom
1 review
“Really poor delivery service - don't do it, customer service nil !!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2012

Waited over 2 hours for order to be delivered.....3 phone calls later offered £2 discount and cold food. Worst service ever had....

Visited August 2012
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Thank Leahfin17
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