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China Lights Oriental Cuisine

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9220 Old Seward Highway, Anchorage, AK
+1 907-522-5888
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We travel to Anchorage every week, and have limited time while there. China Lights is always a good stop for fresh, tasty and healthy meals. Being on the road so often makes it important to avoid typical fast food, and a buffet can be the answer - as long as the food is fresh and healthy! The sushi is decent,... More 

Thank dxdcurtis
Homer, Alaska
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Have gone to the buffet for lunch and dinner. So many choices, so no matter what you like to eat, their is something to choose. Sushi on buffet is real good also, don't expect $30 sushi rolls on a buffet, but the sushi they didn't have was very solid. Price is right given the choices and that it is all... More 

Thank Ryan A
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Food was terrible. It was old and nasty. Also when the food was ran out at 8PM, they stop refilling the buffet. The cook came to the front and was very rude. The server pretend they dont know anything about it. In a word, terrible place,maybe good for once or twice, but its not the place to go for you... More 

Thank 思源 唐
Humble, Texas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Buffets are organized bunches of entries and desserts. This buffet is a mess. Under stocked - potatoe salad between desserts?! Staff excellent,bathrooms clean. Food mediocre and not well stocked , 1/3 of dishes empty or near gone.

Thank eviegal
Anchorage, Alaska
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101 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

The price of this place is ridiculous. The food choices on the buffet are not that great. The sushi is terrible. The whole time I was there I was wishing that I had gone to China King Restaurant instead. I won't waste anymore money here again.

Thank A-Eland
Anchorage, Alaska
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78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

i been here twice and they have a huge buffet. i am so impressed with the foods they have out. everything i tried had such flavour. if a person is into american style chinese food. this is one place worth stopping at. its not far from Dimond mall. just go south on the Old Seward highway just past the auto... More 

Thank Thamara T
Anchorage, Alaska
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84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

We hit this place a couple of times a month. They have a good selection of sushi rolls and fresh rolls with pickled ginger and all the wasabi you can stand. They also have a wide selection of various Chinese dishes, a salad bar, kimchi, and soup. And for la piece de la resistance, they have a soft ice cream... More 

Thank Marc B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

I visited with friends and we enjoyed the wonderful buffet and wide selection. Great service! The kimchee and salads were tasty and several soups made us come back for seconds several times.

Thank Tony N
Anchorage, Alaska
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

China Lights used to be a pretty good buffet place, but lately, I have not had a great experience. My biggest concern is the food temp. My last visit many of my hot dishes were only warm, and some were room temp at best. And, while $14 per person for lunch isn't bad on the week days, beware the weekends... More 

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54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

This restaurant features a good sized dining area catering to a large buffet with a bar. We opted for take out and it was of comparable quality with other Asian spots. White rice comes with all entrees; we opted for the House Special Fried rice, which was quite good except perhaps for the chicken. However, the Sweet & Sour Chicken... More 

Thank Smedley68

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9220 Old Seward Highway, Anchorage, AK
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 907-522-5888

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