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“Incredible variety of oriental food including seafood and sushi”
Review of Chinatown Buffet

Chinatown Buffet
Ranked #195 of 361 Restaurants in Champaign
Cuisines: Chinese
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Reviewed 14 October 2015

I Have been to many Chinese buffets but this one tops them all for variety! Many kinds of sushi in addition to crab, clams, octopus, shrimp, salmon...beef, chicken...etc. and they were always eing replenished. I will definately go back again!

1  Thank catladyKC
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Reviewed 11 August 2015

When we walked into the restaurant, we were excited. There were so MANY dishes, and a large number of them looked scrumptious.

Looks aren't reliable, however.

Ordinarily committed to eating healthier food, I reverted to old habits and tried the sweet/sour chicken--only to discover that it was completely tasteless! I honestly may not have been able to tell it was chicken had I not read the label. That experience was echoed throughout our meal. Many dishes appeared tasty, only to prove either tasteless or at best barely acceptable. The only thing that made the otherwise bland and tasteless hot/sour soup appetizing, for example, was the addition of large quantities of hot chili sauce. And steaks of a large but unidentified fish were totally filled with bones and actually tasted bad! I didn't take a second bite.

I THINK I'm being honest when I assert that the best part of the meal was the soft-serve ice cream we had for dessert.

There is a lot of food, so anyone who is focused on quantity should be happy. We, however, do not plan to return.

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Thank Brian M
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Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

The Chinatown Buffet was right near my hotel and after a long drive, I was looking for decent food with no wait, and I figured that a Chinese food buffet in a college town would work. I definitely hit it right, as the food was good, the restaurant was busy so the food stayed fresh, and the options were plentiful. The server kept removing plates quickly and made sure I had plenty to drink. I would go again in Champaign.

2  Thank tarmonster1
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Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

the worst food my wife and I has ever eaten in our life this place should be under investigation for serving lunch at dinner time old food not new food we had to pay $20 for what little bit we had and we didn't want to pay for anything because the food was bad all of it was...it should be shut down forever the place is filthy the floor is filthy the food is healthy I never seen such a horrible place in my life we willl never eat Chinese food ever ever ever ever again...Yack ! I am asking everyone to boycott this place to have it shut down for us filthiness..I have become very ill and might have to see a doctor on account of this..

Thank loadston
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Reviewed 27 December 2014

Oil everywhere floors, tables, chairs, food, and everything else.Bread has too much oil. Lo Mein is loaded with oil. Unclean bad service and mean waiters. I was going there as 2 adults, 2 kids and one 2 month old. We wanted a booth of but the waiters said we had to sit with a table of chairs, They made us put the 2 month old on the table. Ice cream was okay but I have to say water was the best thing. Everywhere made me throw up it was Horrible. When my dad went to get chopsticks the waiters just yelled and pointed. That was 1 star already. The Ribs were disgusting tasting like expired. Bathrooms are okay but when the total came it is 40 dollars!!!!! 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Thank Philpher L
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