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Grand China Buffet

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56 State Route 36, Pathmark Shopping Center, Eatontown, NJ 07724-2508
+1 732-460-1234
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Springfield, Virginia
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257 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We were looking for Chinese because we wanted lots of vegetables. We certainly found that. Also lots of other choices. We particularly liked the hot and sour soup and the selection of chicken and beef dishes. If you like crab legs, this is a great option here.

Thank Robin B
Little Silver, New Jersey, USA
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106 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I was excited to see the size of the buffet and number of great dishes available. Traditional Chinese options, American Chinese options, sushi, seafood, hibachi, and even American comfort foods like mac & cheese, NE clam chowder, french fries, etc. Six buffet tables about 25 feet long and 2 side tables for desserts & such all packed with lots of... More 

Thank GoingWherever
Ocean, New Jersey
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Hot food was cold Cold food was warm Dirty dishes everywhere it seemed like they never cleaned up after the lunch crowd. It looks like they should be introduced to a vacuum cleaner. Floor was messy. Why in Gods' name would I ever come back here?

Thank jnvpulv
Tinton Falls, NJ
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88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

My boys go here all the time and I can't figure out why. They talked me into joining them and I will not return. I got the "make your own Mongolian buffet" and the sauce was tomato based an sweet. NOT the soy flavor I expected-I didn't eat it. The rest of the food was completely average and there was... More 

1 Thank xraysta
Bradley Beach, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 December 2016

There is no place better on EARTH than THE GRAND CHINA BUFFET on Christmas, New Years, Valentines, Mothers and Fathers days. THE BEST TASTING LOBSTER in the bufet anywhere.

1 Thank ozestate
eatontown nj
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

went there 15 years ago-tried again-arrived at 5:30-6:00-on afriday evening thinking food would be fresh and hot-EVERYTHING WAS COLD AND NOT GOOD-charged almost $50 with tip-2 groups of 4 guys harrassed my 14 year old daughter throughout our meal-asked mgr to do something-nothing done-IWILL NEVER EAT HERE AGAIN

1 Thank fusemaster
New York City, New York
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890 reviews
606 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 354 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Just stopped in here on a whim. Incredible assortment of food – needless to say, it wasn't with me Chinese food by any stretch but most of the items were tasty and fairly good. My only wish was that the food was hotter. Good deal for $10.49 per person

Thank Sockster
Old Bridge, New Jersey
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

I am cautious about buffets, I generally do not like them. This place was very clean, food selection was good lots of choices and they constantly has workers cleaning up and refreshing the buffet. Typical Chinese buffet fare but much cleaner than most I've gone to.

Thank TFW21
Toms River, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

They have a good selection of food, but it was barely warm. The hibachi guy was eating food with his hands as he worked. (disgusting) Our server stood in front of us and was looking at his tip. It was overpriced. When my husband told the woman at the front desk about the hibachi guy, she just played stupid, like... More 

2 Thank DebbieWF
Clark, New Jersey
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

The food was yummy so much to choose from the server was great at cleaning our table once are plates where empty and go up and get more great food very clean !

Thank Diane M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Chinese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 State Route 36, Pathmark Shopping Center, Eatontown, NJ 07724-2508
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Eatontown
  • Phone Number: +1 732-460-1234

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