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436 Broadway, Ste 10, Methuen, MA 01844-2061
+1 978-685-9688
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Salem, New Hampshire
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I decided to try CHINA BUFFET on Rt. 28 in Methuen, Massachusetts. We had been there years ago and didn't like it so we hadn't been there for quite a while. Some of our friends and people we know kept telling us how good the food was here whenever CHINA BUFFET was discussed. We went on a... More 

Thank JANE H
Salem, NH
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120 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Very much enjoyed the cold shrimp, clams and sushi as an appetizer. Actually would pay more elsewhere just for that, before even digging into the main buffet. Then plenty of variety from the buffet, with a few shrimp selections, crab legs and fish. A bunch of Chinese choices, but stayed away from the American. I also love the hot and... More 

Thank Charlie G
Boston, Massachusetts
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150 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The overall buffet is average--food is hot and the place is always busy. Varied selection with a section of American food too. Soups available and the dessert section - well - avoid that. But the sushi is so good! The sushi chef is always making more creations and it's so good! I was pleasantly surprised at how great the variety... More 

Thank scarymary73
Level Contributor
34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Restaurant is very busy, so they turn the food over constantly. Food is fresh and well cooked. The sushi offerings have been reduced recently and is fairly pedestrian. They did away with the hibachi station. That being said, I like their hot and sour soup, baby octopus and grilled meat station. I can typically find some sushi as well. Very... More 

Thank Fred C
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89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016

I stopped in on a whim and just wanted something small to eat. They have an extensive buffet as well. The food was very good and I was impressed. I will be back! Highly recommend

Thank crittercat1205
Derry, New Hampshire, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 January 2016

The food was very average...place is dirty compared to others.....The bartender was the most ignorant person we have ever accounted in a restaraunt...he was rude to my wife and actually ridiculed a 85 year old woman....he is disgusting and should not serve public...bathroom was disgusting also......

Thank Dave D
Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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162 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

I was here in January & February and will never be back! This place needs a major overhaul and cleaning all you need to do is look around!! Does the Board of Health check this place out???? Bathroom-The mens room is dirty, and disgusting. Calking coming off the urinals which are separated from the walls Dirty Glass, Fish Tank, separator... More 

Thank frank f
Howland, Maine
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687 reviews
542 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2015

by far the worst place ever . food looked good but had no tast . the waiter was vert good thats why the 2 stars not one. the place was clean that was the only plus .has gone down hill over the past few years

1 Thank thedipman
Methuen, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2015

Food is always old and overcooked, very greasy. The restaurant has been very dirty the last 3 times we went. We will never go back.

2 Thank Carl M
Andover, Massachusetts
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112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2015

We were there for a dinner buffet. They have variety for sure but pretty much everything looked, tasted cheap. Most waiters can't speak English and can't help you. Place didn't look clean either. Try the Chief Wok down that road in Salem.

1 Thank Mydeen Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Japanese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 436 Broadway, Ste 10, Methuen, MA 01844-2061
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Methuen
  • Phone Number: +1 978-685-9688

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