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China Buffet

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180 Main St Ste 5, Saugus, MA 01906-4502
+1 781-231-1588
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Portland, Maine
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230 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Stopped in after leaving Boston. They offered quite a variety of fish on their buffet but most of the food was warm at best. The service was good, the restaurant area was clean the women's bathroom was lacking overall cleanliness and it also served as a janitor closet, the men's bathroom (from my husbands view) was nasty. The food wasn't... More 

Thank Cher1999
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151 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Let me tell you what this place is not. It is not fine dining. It is not like the authentic Chinese restraurants in Malden. It is an average Chinese buffet in a suburban setting. HOWEVER, my wife and I enjoyed our lunch. As we were there for lunch, there was no peel your own shrimp or crab legs. But for... More 

Thank retiredorange
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Used to go to China Buffet a lot and it was pretty good. Had not been in a while and the last time I went the food quality was much worse than it used to be. I think most people go there for the crab legs which I don't really like. So I can't comment on that, but the rest... More 

Thank Rum_Runner99
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great selection typical of any good Chinese food buffet place, but this place was a little better than most. I really enjoyed having a beer (TsingTao) with my meal, and the sushi choices were really good. Most impressive for me was the broad selection of seafood dishes. I'll be back!

Thank K0h3u1
Columbia, South Carolina
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The food at China Buffet is your normal buffet. Not outstanding but not bad either; however, I was surprised in the limited choices available for this type of buffet. Usually there are multiple sections with a generous variety but this restaurant only had one bar of the buffet food and one bar with desert and fruit options. They also had... More 

Thank tommygoss
West Point, New York
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Same old dingey run down Chinese buffet, but with fewer choices and much more expensive. We paid over $50 for the four of us. Definitely would not go back again.

Thank James M
North Reading
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489 reviews
411 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015

I have gone there several time and I went there again today. The food is very good and it is always hot. The buffet tray are always full. The service is fast and friendly

Thank Joe V
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

Been there 3 times last yr, ok food, busy on weekends, not much choices, i think ppl sud try for some other place for chinese buffet.

Thank Sayuj P
Saugus, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015

This is the worst chinese food ever. Terrible terrible old food sitting on a buffett. Yoru better of getting mall take out. There are so many great chinese food locations in Saugus, please DONT choose here

Thank JMAR0024
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Serves the purpose of quenching hunger, but definitely far from good. The seafood does not taste as fresh as it should be. Waiter gave us the check well before we are ready to leave.

Thank Frank D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 180 Main St Ste 5, Saugus, MA 01906-4502
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Saugus
  • Phone Number: +1 781-231-1588

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