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New Century Buffet

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735 N Courtenay Pkwy, Merritt Island, FL 32953-4651
+1 321-453-1117
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Certainly not the best buffet I've ever been to and I've been on the island long enough to know this establishment's SORDID history...but it's okay. I'd say the food is 50/50 with mongolian beef, pepper chicken, and coconut shrimp leading in terms of freshness and taste. Sushi is pretty rank, burned my hand on a serving spoon in a tray... More 

Thank KnirpsLyn
Palm Bay, Florida
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153 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Looking for a lunch place. Saw the sign "ichiban buffet'. Wasn't sure whether it's Chinese or not. And it was. The place looks outdated and dark but clean. The food no so fresh and less choices compare to similar Chinese buffet in Melbourne. Am definitely not going back there.

Thank Tongansailor
Annapolis, Maryland
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234 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

As far as Chinese buffets go - this one is just average....some food was not that hot...they charge extra for crab legs

Thank WxmanMD
Fohnsdorf, Austria
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63 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

It is good. The restaurant is large and there were several open seats to choose from. The staff was friendly. The do have a Mongolian bbq-style section (select raw food and they cook it for you), but the selection was very limited and did not look appealing. They have crab legs at an additional $5.00, but the crab were small... More 

Thank skjarzo
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113 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

I didn't read reviews prior but stumbled upon this place after leaving Sonny's because they were out of ribs and on my way to Publix. I placed my to go order and came back after shopping at Publix. When I got to hotel about two miles from restaurant it was still hot. I ordered the Chicken Chow Fun (thin white... More 

Thank M-FHotelHopper
Rockledge, Florida
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95 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

I was a little bit nervous about coming here. Looking at some of the reviews online, most of the more recent ones weren't good. But I decided to make my own decisions of the place. As soon as we walked in, I noticed it was very warm in there. I had seen a review that talked about the a/c being... More 

Thank Julie N
Orlando, Florida
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Shrimp and Crab were hard to find Christmas Eve when we were there. While the grill was not active; as soon as I expressed an interest, it was turned on and 15 minutes later I was enjoying a well prepared selection of vegetables and Chicken. The grill is not what I think of as a Mongolian grill [ flames shooting... More 

Thank WDG123123
Orlando, FL
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

To begin, the biggest disappointment were the Chinese donuts that tasted like they had been fried in the same oil as the seafood. Ichiban had just opened at 11 am and the green beans were shriveled. I used to eat here about once a month but after poor ratings from the health department, I had not been back in a... More 

Thank Martha N
Merritt Island, Florida
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79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015

My husband loves this place. I do not. it's a hit or miss thing. Sometimes the food is plentiful and hot, sometimes it's slimey and cold. People let their kids run amuck screaming and carrying on and no one says anything. If you want good hot Asian food, go to Wabi Sabi or Pacific Rim. But if you like Chinese... More 

Thank debby w
Merritt Island, Florida
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56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

If you like Chinese food this buffet is a winner. The selections are fresh, the grill will cook what you want and the salad bar is well done. Prices for lunch are under $7.00 and you will find some pretty good sushi and seafood and there's seating for 180 people. The staff is very friendly and attentive.

Thank a1911a

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 735 N Courtenay Pkwy, Merritt Island, FL 32953-4651
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brevard County  >  Merritt Island
  • Phone Number: +1 321-453-1117

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