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1506 S 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen, TX 78550-8118
+1 956-425-6511
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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San Benito, Texas
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

I've never had a bad experience at this restaurant. The food is consistently above average. I never hesitate to suggest Great China when asked where should we go. Fresh, hot, well prepared each time I've been there. I'm not sure where people are getting the idea that this is a buffet place. I've never seen a buffet set up at... More 

Thank sharonregan
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Not very good, the service was okay but the food just doesn't taste good. I've tried several dishes, on there different occasions and it just not any good I'm sorry.

Thank c c
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142 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We hadn't visited this restaurant in a while, and once we were there, we remembered why. Buffets are difficult to keep clean. While the food offerings were numerous, the variety good, we couldn't help but notice some issues with the "self-service". In particular, the ice cream. The buckets are so low, one has to really bend over to reach them.... More 

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Mission, Texas
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190 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We chose to eat here and the buffet was constantly being filled with fresh offerings. Each dish was cooked well.

Thank Teddy D
Harlingen, Texas
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

I used to go to Great China almost every day with my colleagues when I worked in Harlingen, TX. Now I go from time to time but I still love what this place has to offer. The food is great, the taste is excellent and it's all fresh food. I highly recommend this place for families, friends, couples, and kids.... More 

1 Thank crisace
Miami, Florida
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

I am not particularly fun of buffets, but I was very impressed with this one. They only have two stations of food and 1 for desserts. Food is international, not only chinese, and they have some sushi too. Food was varied and good quality. Vegetables in particular and the grilled salmon were fantastic!! Service was friendly, restrooms good and they... More 

1 Thank 765gladysm
1 review
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

The food had no flavor they charged $4.00 for a cup of rice? Had no idea it was an additional charge. The lady ringing us up was rude and continued to roll her eyes as we tried telling her this was our first visit to the restaurant. Where's the customer service ? I will definitely never come back to this... More 

Thank Sally M
St Paul MN
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Looking for a place to lunch my wife agreed on this place without a real affection for Chinese food. Turned out to be excellent food not really Chinese but a wide variety of seafood, chicken... everything at a very reasonable price. Very popular place and I can see why. I highly recommend this place.

Thank Lowteck
Texas Panhandle
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99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

I have written many trip advisor reviews, and I don't remember EVER giving a place a "Terrible" rating. But, here goes: Came in for dinner this evening, after having read the mixed reviews on Trip Advisor. Ordered General Chow's Chicken and a version of Happy Family. The chicken was tasteless; the sauce was sick sweet. The dish which was supposed... More 

Thank Cobwebs11
Mission, Texas
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207 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

This place keeps it real simple with only 2 Buffett stations and nothing but the good stuff . Other places overwhelm you with choices of stale cold food but not here. Trays are constantly changed and the service is down right spectacular. I recommend the wings and crab which were my favorite. Price is decent at just over 20.00 for... More 

1 Thank mrmoparhemi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1506 S 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen, TX 78550-8118
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Harlingen
  • Phone Number: +1 956-425-6511

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