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1004 Division St, Waite Park, MN 56387-1001
+1 320-255-5588
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Today
16:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:30
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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North Port, Florida
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The buffet has a wide variety of foods, so everyone can find something they enjoy. You can also get takeout.

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Thank Minnesotatnorthport
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Ok so maybe it's just because we went on a Weekend, but it was about 85% seafood. Being allergic to almost anything in the water, that's not a good thing for me personally, and maybe I'm a spoiled American, but the point of a buffet (at least to ME) is that there should be something for everyone. These guys need... More 

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Thank keviefriend
Minnesota
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

When I wanted Chinese, this was my go to place, usually meeting a friend for lunch. Went for dinner and was disappointed. Most of my favorites were no where to be found. But there was plenty of seafood options on a Thursday evening. Didn't know it had turned into a seafood buffet for dinner. Will stick to lunch buffet.

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Thank Rockinbonnie
Mpls
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

You start by walking in the side door because the main door is locked for some reason. You walk into a place with trash all over the floor and empty gumball machines. Not a very good first impression! You walk up these stairs into the restaurant and are greeted by people eating and a big fish tank with a large... More 

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Thank joey7777777
Grey Eagle, Minnesota
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515 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 577 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

We stopped on a Sunday afternoon and found that there is nothing special offered on their buffet than any week day- it just costs more. The only thing I found that might raise the price was a type of crab. But it was processed and cut in pieces and mushy. This restaurant has been here for many years. I'm sure... More 

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Minnesota
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78 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

We love Chinese food, so when we go, this is the place. The food is always hot, has a huge variety of chinese food, as well as salads and desserts. The price is very reasonable for both the lunch rates, as well as dinner rates. Beverages are extra

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Thank roomchecker
Huntsville, Texas
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283 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

I eat at Chinese buffets a lot when traveling, and this one was pretty good for the price. Keep in mind, it's not a top of the line buffet--it's fairly routine and the lo mein and egg rolls were nothing special, but overall the lunch price and choices were good. They even had something they called a taco, that was... More 

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Thank Tony9876
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

This is a better than average Buffet. A good choice of plates to choose from. But the selection doesn't change.. Its been the same for years... Time for a change..

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Thank GuyMoto
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

I've gone to lots of buffets in St. Cloud and this one is by far one of the best. The only other one that can compare is Phoenix BUT it isn't a grand buffet like China star. They have great close to authentic Chinese food. When I first moved here, I was searching for crawfish, they had it when I... More 

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Thank dtbyne
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

worst experience I've ever had at any business in my life. I'm on a special diet for health reasons and I let the waitress know when I got there that I wouldn't be eating or drinking anything I asked for two highchairs for the kids since I went with my family and the waitress gave an attitude and never brought... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1004 Division St, Waite Park, MN 56387-1001
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Waite Park
  • Phone Number: +1 320-255-5588

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