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China City Buffet

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40 Riverton Commons Dr, Front Royal, VA 22630-6718
+1 540-636-8889
10:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sitting at the restraint now. Two of the hot table items are ice cold. Has completely turned me off. Never will eat here again.

Thank Lawrence R
Mission, Texas, United States
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Convenient location with ample parking, I was surprised to find such a nice Chinese buffet in the little town of Front Royal. The place looked clean and there was lots of different offerings on the buffet. My all time favorites, pepper chicken, coconut chicken, peanut chicken, General Tso's. and lots more. The only reason i didn't give the resturant 5... More 

Thank Kathy D
Shepherdstown, West Virginia
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80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

China City Buffet was clean with nice decor. The bamboo shoots everywhere were kind of neat, giving it an appropriate ambiance. For a Saturday afternoon, it was not very busy. This was reflected in the food, in that many of the dishes sat for long periods of time, drying out, and getting old.There were lots of offerings for a small... More 

Thank World-Wide-Badger
Front Royal, Virginia
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

The food was not fresh on the buffet, though it was very typical chinese buffet foods. It is inexpensive and a good place to go for a decent amount of food.

Thank jlwot1959
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64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Our family enjoyed a tasty dinner in a nice environment. The buffet has a wide variety of samples for every taste! Even a picky eater will find something delicious. Give it a try!!!

Thank joanstrassner
Marlinton, West Virginia
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Sunday for an early dinner. Seated promptly and the buffet items were all very good. Very reasonably priced.

Thank doggiemom3
Front Royal, Virginia
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Plastic grapes and vines decorate the high ceilings lending a bit of an Italian touch to China City. Lots of imitation crabmeat and potato dishes on the buffet. Fish floating in water. Dried-out sushi. Dried-out wasabi. Luke-warm soup. Desserts of pudding, Jell-O, and tasteless cookies. Not my idea of a Chinese restaurant.

Thank Renee H
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

This place never disappoints. They have endless options to chose from and the food is down right delicious. I have yet to find a Chinese buffet any better than this one! The food is always hot and fresh. If something happens to get low on the buffet, they are quick to bring out more fresh food. The service is also... More 

Thank tdw2010
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48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

The food was ok nothing special. Seems like they use hot sauce to make some food spicy and not chili's which they should use. The egg roll was terrible really needs to be changed. Wonton soup was probably the best thing I had. I'll probably be back for the green beans and vegetables.

Thank Parrot C
Front Royal, Virginia
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78 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

I dont like warm food or scraping the pan to get the last little scraps . To me a buffet means fresh appealing food served hot. It wasn't there. Im glad my hot tea was hot. The lomein was warm, the baked seafood was greasy. Im not sure if the general so chicken was chicken..it was like chewing 3 day... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Chinese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Riverton Commons Dr, Front Royal, VA 22630-6718
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Front Royal
  • Phone Number: +1 540-636-8889

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