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455 Merrimac Trl, Ste E, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4867
+1 757-565-1915
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

My daughter bought home food from this place and the chinese food was plenty tasty good,the rice was cooked right.

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Thank Lester W
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Yes it was inexpensive, but so is a soup kitchen. Man i shoulda just did a 180 n left, but i did not n paid for it bout 30 minutes after i had my 2nd plate of chef's delight. Got stuck in traffic on I 64, good thing i was alone, ruined my day after crapping my pants!!!

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Thank Joe S
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We actually stopped someone on the street and asked them for a recommendation to a Chinese buffet. This was recommended. There is a huge variety to choose from including sushi and everything was served hot and fresh. Food was not excellent, but it was very tasty and definitely worth the money.

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Thank mlmiles1941
Williamsburg, Virginia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

I frequently order take out from Happy Buffet. They do an excellent job. Usually, I order chicken with broccoli with a spicy white sauce (usually that dish is in a regular brown sauce). I also like their chicken fried rice, and pan fried dumplings. It is difficult to find good Chinese take out in Williamsburg, and I have been pleased... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

Inexpensive buffet and take-out. Slightly better than the average Chinese take-out and an excellent value for the buffet.

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Thank Jason C
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

Don't waste your time or money. Never going back. Food wasn't fresh & there wasn't any variety. Ran out of plates & didnt have any ready to replace them, so we couldn't eat more even if we wanted to.

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1 Thank Alex G
New York
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128 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Food was fresh !!! Loved the seafoods !!! I like the affordable price . So many variety of food to choose !!!

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1 Thank NycVen13
Williamsburg, Virginia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015 via mobile

Worst buffet I've ever been to. Food was hours and I mean hours old!!! When I say this I mean a majority of the food that was in the buffet. Sad.

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Thank chris g
Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015

Found a piece of plastic in my soup. I called the manager and he did not care. He just took the piece of plastic and never removed the soup from the buffet. Customers were stunned as much as I was.

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Thank rich s
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015 via mobile

I don't even know where to start this place is horrible. It was a snow storm and everywhere was closed so even after walking in and being appalled we read others reviews and it was the only thing open so we stayed. I don't know what we ate most things where not labeled and nothing had taste. It was the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 455 Merrimac Trl, Ste E, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4867
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-565-1915

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