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Main Chinese Buffet

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5580 Martin Way E, Lacey, WA 98516-6326
+1 360-455-8899
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11:00 - 21:30
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Olympia, Washington
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoy dinning at this Chinese Buffet & it's become one of our favorites. The food always looks & tastes fresh, and yummy! The restaurant is clean, and maintained. A large selection of Chinese & Japanese dishes, as well as a Caribbean flare of fried sweet plantains (love these)! Good selection of desserts including ice creams, pastries, jello, and fresh... More 

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Thank tswift2016
Shelton, Washington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was amazing! A huge array of various dishes to choose from. All very good. We will be coming back soon.

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Thank Schoolbutterfly5
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We wanted Chinese for dinner, this was the first place i found in the area we were staying, and was very pleasantly surprised. There were lots of seafood and many tasty dishes, but for me, the sushi was very good for a buffet, lots of flavor and tasted very clean, i would definately come back!

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Thank j-man1970
Tumwater, Washington
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This is my favorite Chinese buffet in the Olympia area. Great selection, delicious food! Those that choose to give low ratings based solely on Inspectors' reports are missing the boat! Hot food is always hot, cold food cold, etc. Eaten here many times and never had any issues. This is THE place if you want Chinese!

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Thank WashingtonHuskerFans
Vancouver, Washington
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126 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

My 13 years old Grandson told us this was his favorite place to eat and, since he was the MVP in his football game, we went there to celebrate. Parking is plentiful. Entrance is clean and hospitable. In the foyer a small aquarium hosts few gigantic Koi which have no room to turn around in, a turnoff. The staff were... More 

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Thank Collins M
Wiesbaden, Germany
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is the only asian buffet that I know of that actually serves sashimi. It also has a good variety of nigiri sushi both raw and cooked. Crab, shrimp, salmon, and a good variety of Chinese food that's actually pretty good. Went there on a Sat. eve around 5:30 when most of the sashimi plates were being replenished as was... More 

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Thank 808imiloa
Lacey, Washington
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

I wonder if the judgment of those giving high reviews can be trusted. Here is what the county inspector had to say (100 red ratings has to be a record!): Date in Publication 10-Feb-16 Establishment Main Chinese Buffet Address 5580 Chinese Buffet Date of Inspection Jan. 21 Type Routine Red 100 Blue 21 Comments Red — On self-serve lines, melons... More 

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Thank Deskandchairs
Baja California, Mexico
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Great sushi and sashimi selection, including tuna, salmon, yellowtail, eel, scallops and oysters. The regular buffet items were also fresh and delicious. What a great experience.

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1 Thank SanDiegoCatherineG
Shelton, Washington
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

So I've always had the MOST BOMB sushi from the main. Never had a bad time there. I did read in the paper they had some issues with fish not being at the correct temperature, but I've never been ill after eating there. Everything is always on point with the exception of a rogue unripe avocado that sneaks it's way... More 

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1 Thank Derick D
Yelm, Washington
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82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

We went there for lunch. It was just as they opened at 11am. Since we are old we wake at the crack of dawn and are starving for lunch by 11. Went there right after the doors open. They have added a sushi bar. Oysters were really fishy...ick. The rest of the sushi was really good. I was surprised. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5580 Martin Way E, Lacey, WA 98516-6326
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Lacey
  • Phone Number: +1 360-455-8899

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