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Chen's Mongolian Buffet

1880 S Atherton St, State College, PA 16801-7649
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“noodles” (12 reviews)
“sauce options” (4 reviews)
“sushi” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Chinese, Asian, Mongolian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1880 S Atherton St, State College, PA 16801-7649
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Was disappointed with this place after expecting much better having seen so many positive reviews. Meats (frozen) are very thin and easily overcooked. Food is brought out to you super hot, but the quality of the meat is lacking. And people mention seafood but popcorn...More

Thank BBandFam
Reviewed 12 July 2017

My family and I eat here pretty often. My son and I usually pick it when it's just the two of us looking for somewhere to eat. It's a favorite of ours. This restaurant is a stir-fry style buffet. I love it so much I...More

1  Thank MommaCCC
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Had a great meal with family. So many choices and combinations. Since it's all you can eat, you can go back and try different combinations. Also there are so many sauces to try too. Just try not to over eat!!!

Thank Wendy L
Reviewed 5 July 2017

First off, this isn't the buffet you may be used to. This is more like a Mongolian version of the Japanese Hibachi grill. You get a stick with your table number then grab a plate and pick your veggies then pick your meat then pick...More

Thank SandCrawler
Reviewed 31 May 2017

but after graduating from PSU 40 years ago & having retired, there's really no point. The reason would be to go more often to Chen's than I can now, which is whenever I happen to be passing through or by State College. This place was...More

1  Thank fried003
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

While visiting Penn State to support our son competing at the Big Ten Championships, we decided to treat him to dinner. Our hotel recommended the local Mongolian place. The only option is an all you can eat buffet. The buffet items were limited at best,...More

Thank RoniD394
Reviewed 25 April 2017

You can always tell how good an Asian restaurant is by the number of Asians (not Asian-Americans) eating there. Most of the clientele at Chen's the night we visited were Asian students and their families from the nearby university. There was a wide variety of...More

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

First trip to sushi bar was good, 2nd trip not so good. Cold, you could tell it came from fridge. Buffet items good, not much help from cooks about sauces to use (been in others that tell you good combinations). Good prices, friendly. Probably worth...More

Thank TheOriginalBubba
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Very fast, affordable lunch. Food is very good and service is quick and pleasant. Excellent choice for a different lunch and to avoid fast food.

Thank Jonathan K
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Fresh and good variety of vegetables meats starches and really good variety of sauces. It may take a little experimenting to find your perfect combination. I absolutely love this place! I like my food very spicy and hot and they have the sauces and spices...More

Thank Randy M
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Questions & Answers
Reginald G
8 April 2017|
Response from Raymond T | Reviewed this property |
No they do not serve alcohol
Reginald G
8 April 2017|
Response from Randy M | Reviewed this property |
No but you can byob.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1880 S Atherton St, State College, PA 16801-7649
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: 814-861-6666
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