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2011 S Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454-7886
+1 805-928-6881
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 23:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Lompoc, California
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The food was fresh, hot and delicious. The green beans are firm and fresh, not withered like some places. The shrimp is my personal favorite. The chicken and broccoli is so good. The servers are always friendly.

Thank HappyKathy805
Santa Maria, California
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We enjoy eating here. They have a great buffet bar, noodle bar, and the regular foods from the menu. We love the buffet when we want to try a bunch of different foods, nice to sample a little bit of everything. They also make a great Mu-shoo pork, hot ans sour soup, Tangerine beef, fried shrimp, and raw shrimp and... More 

Thank RandyNewton
So Cal
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512 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Yes, this place became Jumbo now known as V Star, is a buffet with Chinese food that permeates many places in America now. The food, honestly is in the middle, depending on what you get. If its the American stuff, yes it meh. I would skip it. But for an Asian guy on a work trip who hasn't had his... More 

Thank d l
Gainesville, Florida
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119 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Have been to this place each time I visit my family in Santa Maria. The food is good. There is a buffet and a regular menu. Good service.

Thank Paca S
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Worst Chinese food I've ever had. Should have sent it back as the chicken in my dish was inedible. Plus it was overpriced. Won't ever go back.

Thank kayakersandcat
Santa Maria, California
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

I am a big fan of Asian buffet dining and enjoy V Star Buffet on S. Broadway a couple of times a month at minimum. Its been a while for Ming Dynasty so I decided t drop in for lunch. Sorry to say it was a huge mistake and I wont be back unless it is to try a different... More 

Thank Dan C
Santa Maria, California
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Not bad, helpful and curtious staff. Food is good but not a high end. You will find all the basics, no reason to go more expensive menu route. Open room with booths and tables. There are worse places in town.

Thank Michael T
Solvang, California
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2014

We took our office staff out for lunch and we had a big group. Service was very friendly, good selection of food (fresh fruit, salads, three soup choices and the basic Chinese buffet food). Tea and dessert included. Good deal for lunch. And buffet is fun when you can't decide what you want to eat!

Thank MsMoch
Elk Grove, California
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151 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2013

We wanted some chinese food and landed at Ming Dynasty. The waitress kept pushing the buffet since the entree items were expensive, so we bit. It was just another buffet-nothing special, and for $60 for a family of five, I think we could have done better elsewhere.

Thank Dan C
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110 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2013

The service was great. Chin (waitress name) was very friendly and she sure could talk up a storm. The food was good. Had a good variety. Sometimes it's a bit scary walking into a new place. Nice and quiet. It was definitely clean.

Thank Ricky300m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
23:00 - 21:00
23:00 - 21:00
23:00 - 21:00
23:00 - 21:00
23:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2011 S Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454-7886
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-928-6881

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