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China Buffet King

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1192 U.S. 31 North, Petoskey, MI
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98 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here and almost couldn't leave because of si much I ate every single food in display tastes amazing and to end it up with an ice cream machine with cup or ice cream cones only paid $18 for 2 great buffet , clean, great staff quick

Thank venomnyc
Henderson, Nevada
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Food was alittle over-cooked in my opinion but they did offer a big selection of items. Price was very reasonable. Service was good.

Thank gvlady
No Name Key, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant used to be our favorite Chinese food. Not anymore..... We thought that maybe we were coming in just after a big rush because the dining room was somewhat on the dirty side. But now we know that isn't so. The same "dirtiness" is there every time. Booths, plates and especially the bathrooms. The help stay on their cell... More 

Thank 9064ever
Bay City, Michigan
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36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch. Seated right away. Staff very friendly. The food on the buffet was very warm and they had a lot to choose from. They had the best egg rolls and crab Rangoon. Plenty of options to choose from. Dessert too.

Thank Jill K
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

After a long day hanging out on the beach, this was the perfect restaurant to satisfy my craving for some good Chinese food. The buffet area is a bit cramped and you can't quite read the food labels, but you can identify what they are if you've been to enough Chinese buffets. I got an eclectic mix of fried rice,... More 

Thank Jenison123439
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

the worst, un friendly service, I have ever had. won't ever go back, Dirty dishes were pointed out, we got a addatude with us, they need a class on customer service.

Thank Barbara W
Jerusalem, Israel
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180 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Excelent chineese buffet with lots of choises. We loved extreamly the tugfo soup. Lots of visitors so the food is fresh. The price is right and seniors are welcomed also with even better prices.

1 Thank menachemle
Saint Louis, Missouri
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32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

We ate here twice because we loved it so much. Their prices was good and they also offer a senior discount.

1 Thank Terry F
Petoskey, Michigan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Everything here appears to be pre-packaged, probably right out of containers bought from a distributor. The decor leaves a lot to be desired, could use a thorough cleaning. Like another reviewer mentioned, it was disconcerting to see employees standing around scrolling through their cell phones. There are better options in town if you want Chinese or Thai food.

Thank dre51
Beverly Hills, Michigan
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161 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

For a quick meal we stopped in the buffet. The restaurant is somewhat rundown. All of the windows are fogged. The staff's English is very limited. The girl at the cash register could get off her bedazzled phone for 2 seconds to say thank you. The food was average at best. Cost $11 for dinner per person.

1 Thank Clark W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1192 U.S. 31 North, Petoskey, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Petoskey
Telephone # 231-439-5988Fax # 231-439-5989

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