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China Buffet

500 S Taft Ave, Mason City, IA 50401-1510
+1 218-829-8939
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good16%
  • Average32%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible16%
22 Jul 2018
“Good food at a reasonable price.”
3 Sep 2017
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
500 S Taft Ave, Mason City, IA 50401-1510
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

My wife and I went there for dinner. Nice place. Reasonably clean. The food was good with a wide selection of items. The hibachi bar was limited on item choices but the output was good anyway. VERY reasonable price.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Steven B
Reviewed 4 September 2017

The food I ate was typical mediocre Chinese buffet food. Some items not labeled so no idea what I was getting. Some American food on buffet, but again average, but not great. Help was prompt in getting dirty plates off of table. Not a fan...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank iowaway
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I stopped by the China Buffet in Mason City on a Wednesday evening around 7:30. I've had good experiences at other China Buffets in the Midwest so I figured I couldn't go wrong. Big mistake on my part. Over half the main course items were...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank 466Steve
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

China Buffet has a large parking lot and is newly remodeled. They added on to provide more seating,too. Great place for large groups. Nice environment--lots of cool artwork. Friendly workers. They have sushi and hibachi grill in addition to the usual Chinese food.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank DMF_515465
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Newly remodeled, great atmosphere. Has hibachi grill and sushi. Love the seafood. Staff is friendly. I've been a customer for over 10 years. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank DMF_515465
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The place was not up to standard as other restaurants of its kind! It could use a little work! It could be better!

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank Mike D
Reviewed 20 October 2016

After eating chinese food all over this country, and a majority being buffets, I can say this place wasn't bad, but it certainly wasn't very unique. I didn't really understand why the hibachi chef made such a fuss about separating food, never seen that at...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank primalclaws1974
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We had not eaten here for seven or eight years now. It has changed dramatically for the better. A little bit of everything from Chinese to American to Pizza, etc. Price of about $8 includes drink and ice cream and other desserts. The service was...More

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank Jim G
Reviewed 5 September 2016

My wife, younger grandson & I ate dinner at China Buffet on September 2, 2016. It was recommended by the desk clerk at our hotel (Carlson Country Inn & Suites). The restaurant was very clean. Workers kept buffet areas clean and well stocked. There was...More

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank John G
Reviewed 30 August 2016

In Mason City there is always a big competition with Chinese food and china buffet has been around for well over 20yrs while other Chinese food restaurants have come and gone when they shut down I thought they had then thrown in the towel also;...More

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank tamaram651
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 S Taft Ave, Mason City, IA 50401-1510
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Mason City
  • Phone Number: +1 218-829-8939
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