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Ming Cafe

3268 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14214-1334
+1 716-833-6988
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good20%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible20%
26 Feb 2018
“Never Again”
20 Apr 2017
“Local gem”
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Chinese, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
3268 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14214-1334
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Very unfriendly service. She was quite animated with some other customers who apparently we're regulars, but only one word answers for us. We wanted authentic Chinese food, not American-Chinese. She said it was authentic. Food that was served was neither. I really wanted some authentic...More

1  Thank Gregory G
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I'm going to start with the negatives: They only take cash. They are open when they're open. This is a restaurant owned and run by a couple who close when they travel or when they don't feel like being open.It's not cheap and it's definitely...More

Thank M Z
Reviewed 7 January 2014

I had a great experience with this place. I had a pretty good meal and the service was good as well. This place broke my expectations in a good way and I am happy that I had a great meal here.

Thank George J
Reviewed 7 June 2012

I have known this restaurant since they open. Now I live different place, but whenever I come back to Buffalo, Ming Cafe always provide my confort foods. My favorite dish is " singapore noddle", a little spicy, but the cheff add varieties of ingrediants like...More

2  Thank Oralpath
Reviewed 21 January 2012

Tiny and very elegant, the aromas welcome you as you enter. The menu offers many of the highlights of the late lamented Ming Teh of the old days in Fort Erie. The hot and sour soup was excellent, more hot than sour, but not overwhelmingly...More

5  Thank rovingcarole
Reviewed 6 May 2010

One of the best places for Chinese Food. It does have the staple American-Chinese items, but also has various traditional Chinese dishes. True to Buffalo form, their food is much more spicy than the any of the American Chinese food restaurants.

Thank Chef_Nomad62
Reviewed 21 November 2009

I've been here many times and the food and service are consistently excellent. It's run by a Chinese couple who definitely do things their way. Definitely not your typical Chinese take-out. And that's a very good thing.

2  Thank BuffaloChuck
Reviewed 5 April 2009

great food and amazing atmosphere. it was a great dinning experience and i will definitely eat there again soon. I hope others will enjoy it as much as i did.

Thank buffalocontributor
Reviewed 8 March 2009

salty very average food with high prices.Will never go back

1  Thank tita955
Reviewed 1 May 2008

Really awsome authentic chinese food. the place is full of hand carved woodwork by the owner, really beautiful. you dont feel like your on main st anymore thats for sure. $15-25

Thank bagels654
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3268 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14214-1334
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-833-6988
Experience traditional Chinese cuisine like nowhere else in Buffalo. Located near the UB South Campus on Main Street, Ming Café serves high-quality, made-to-order meals in a relaxing atmosphere. Our cooking style is traditional “Peking” with some hot & spicy dishes on the menu. We serve a variety of high-quality teas imported from Hong Kong. The menu has something for everyone, including vegetarians. The traditional “tea house” design reflects the owner's love of Chinese culture and art, with antique Chinese art and woodwork on display. Ming Café has been reviewed and recommended by food critics from The Buffalo News, Buffalo Spree, Buffalo Rising, Buffalo Chow, and UB Spectrum. Visit, relax, & enjoy Ming Café.
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