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West Lake Chinese Restaurant

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101 Highway 169, Smithville, MO 64089
+1 816-532-4166
11:00 - 21:00
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Smithville (Kansas City), MO
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Menu offers an adequate selection of oriental food. Self service or order from the menu. Good selection and quality is good.

Thank CLGone
Smithville, Missouri
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has been around for years. Buffet is a good value and they have it stocked all the time. We like it for quick takeout. 15-20 minutes from when you call and it's ready. Sometimes quicker. Love the Crab Rangoon, and all the dinners are good. Good local food and they are nice people.

Thank Mark and Lisa M
Denver, Colorado
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398 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

For a small town of 8,000+ residents they provide an admirable experience. I spent $10.60 on a pretty good Tuesday night buffet. There is ample parking with a nice big Chinese marque above the door. Upon entering I observed a wholesome Chinese ambiance. It seemed very "Chinese" in decor. I was greeted immediately by a young Asian girl who seated... More 

Thank jvboyle
Kansas City, Missouri
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85 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016

We were new in town and ate here before talking to other people. No one else in the entire restaurant. We were the only ones. Food looked like it had been on the bar all day, and it was only a little after noon. Not a good buffet. Quality of food is very lacking, service wasn't good either. They weren't... More 

Thank LiSammy
North Kansas City, Missouri
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2015

food was fresh and hot, it was good but nothing that stood out from the typical buffet. They do have a menu that you can order from but it wasn't given to us as an option, we were just told to go to the buffet

Thank MKPierce2007
Edgerton, Missouri
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2015

This restaurant could use an upgrade all around. We went at about 6:30 and some of the food was dried out like it had been sitting a while. There weren't very many patrons so maybe that's the problem. If nobody is eating the food it sits and dries out. There wasn't a big selection of items on the buffet which... More 

Thank jfregia
Deer Lodge, Montana
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238 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014

This is some of the worst Chinese food I have ever had. It was bland, cold and not much variety. Next door to a Mexican restaurant...should have eaten there.

1 Thank Marc D
Kansas City, Missouri
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2014

We stopped here for lunch after a morning fishing at Smithville Lake. The first thing we noticed is that the rice didn't look right. It's hard to explain but it looked dried out too much. Next we noticed there was no fish. This is what my wife was really wanting and we thought there would be some fish at a... More 

1 Thank ktc2
Kansas City, Missouri
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2013

This is a sit down restaurant, but we always eat the buffet. It was remodeled not long ago and if you haven't been since then, you are in for a treat. The food is hotter than it used to be and a bigger variety. I really enjoy it The help is always friendly and willing to get anything you want.... More 

1 Thank JantyK
Kansas City, Missouri
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2012

This is a great small-town Chinese buffet. They recently remodeled, which improved the layout of the restaurant. They have a decent selection of food, but if there aren't many customers, you may have to ask them to refill some of the buffet items for you. They are always happy to do that.

4 Thank Mark M

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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Highway 169, Smithville, MO 64089
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Smithville
  • Phone Number: +1 816-532-4166

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