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China First Buffet

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618 SE US Highway 19, Crystal River, FL
+1 352-795-5445
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

What more is there to say. This place is closed. Restraunt is no longer in business. Their is no food to try. Phone number does not work. Place is borded up. For sale sign on door.

Thank Chris F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

But this was beyond bad! It is Chinese buffet so I was never expecting fine dining---but edible would have been nice!

Thank Regina C
Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2015

Once again the restrooms had a smell to them. Womens was not so bad my wife said but the mens were terrable.

Thank John C
Crystal River, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

There wasn't a good selection on the buffet and what was there was so dried out, it was just gross, will never go back

Thank JaymieAnderson
Homosassa, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2013

Super fast service and large portions!! Prices are spot on with other restaurants. We always get great service, a big smile, and know that our experience will be positive.

1 Thank Rachel H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2013

They have an excellent buffet with a large assortment of dishes at quite reasonable prices,Pretty good & right on time to hit that hunger craving during the middle of the day. I didn't come here with high expectations of of authentic Chinese food like else where. It did exceed my expectations being i haven't been here in forever. There was... More 

1 Thank Quertyr
Crystal River, Florida
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2013

This place has gotten more expensive and the food quality stinks. We have been here a few times since we moved here in June 2012. We will never go back. The place is seldom busy, which means the buffet items are normally not fresh. The price is continually going up and it just isn't worth it. Very disappointed!!

Thank Amother23
Tampa, Florida
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80 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2013

I do not eat Buffet here, but I do get take-out food from China First Buffet. The food is very good and the prices is VERY REASONABLE. The couple owners are from Mainland CHINA,(the man cooks in the kitchen, and the nice young woman waits the tables and manages the cash register). The Buffet looks GREAT, but I prefer to... More 

Thank WorldTravelerTampa
Freelton, Ontario
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59 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2012

An average lunch experience. Buffet had many options and they do cook your pick of choices from the buffet. They have sushis which was good.

Thank Doug G
Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2012

...I think the cook forgot how to cook, if he ever knew how. Not one item was what it was supposed to be. What was out there when we arrived was old, and tough. What was brought out as "fresh", was completely sad. Poor excuse, this is one of the worst I've seen. The place was as dirty as it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
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  • Address: 618 SE US Highway 19, Crystal River, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Crystal River
  • Phone Number: +1 352-795-5445

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?