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3174 Route 9 S, Rio Grande, NJ 08242-1019
+1 609-465-8830
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Good place take the family or friends with fair pricing when first opened it was top notch buffet but the food quality has declined a lil bit since then the coconut glazed chicken is good tho

Thank Justin S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

This place was an absolute disappointment. The hot stuff was cold. They need to turn up their heat on the buffet. I believe it was too tepid to be legal. Wasn't very impressed. I ate fresh fruit (which wasn't ripe enough).

Thank MAG5683
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

It doesn't ever bode well for a buffet customer when there's next to no heat at the steamer tables. EVERYTHING on the buffet was tepid, dried out or swimming in grease. Even the vegetables were awful The staff completely ignores every customer they can and if you're lucky enough to get their attention, they all act like they don't speak... More 

2 Thank Kathy N
Villas, New Jersey
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

This place was really good when it first opened. As time has passed the quality of the food has declined substantially. I very rarely eat there anymore and when I do I'm very careful about what I eat. The place has plenty of parking and the staff are nice but that only gets you so far.

1 Thank Mike B
Boca Raton, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

First off, this restaurant uses "MSG" and there are no signs that say that when you walk in. Some people (including myself) cannot tolerate "MSG"...After I ate there, I began to feel sick, and I asked the manager if the "so-called chefs" use "MSG". He said "NO WE DO NOT!!" in a very rude way, which tells me they do... More 

1 Thank Steve M
Rio Grande, New Jersey
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104 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

As large Chinese buffets go, this one is mediocre. Easy parking . good price but the food quality is just so-so

Thank Gary R
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

I found the food to be cold and not very good. The best thing at most was our server. Very limited selection of sushi. The hibatchi foods looked old. The buffet is small and not very good. Everything was cold even the broth for soup was cold. Will not be a return diner.

Thank Linda D
Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

So we were at the store next door and decided to go to this place and have a quick dinner. It was three of us. As we dont enjoy getting up multiple times in order to get food, we all got two plates of food (plates are small). During the course of the meal we found a hair in one... More 

2 Thank Anthony K
Cape May, New Jersey
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

Pleasant atmosphere. Large selection of choices. For example, u peel, fried and shrimp delights. Raw mussels, sushi, salmon, peppered steak, boneless ribs, fried chicken wings, soup, salads and desserts. Worth the money. You will not leave hungry.

Thank ClermontFl
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

Everything I tried was ok. Some stuff was by far better than others but that was because of my personal taste. The only thing that was bad was the sushi. Just way too much rice in the rolls.

1 Thank Jonathan H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3174 Route 9 S, Rio Grande, NJ 08242-1019
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Rio Grande
  • Phone Number: +1 609-465-8830

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