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China Chef

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901 Milwaukee Ave, South Milwaukee, WI 53172
+1 414-764-1966
11:00 - 21:30
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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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Milwaukee, WI
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We make regular visits to China Chef--for dinners and for their excellent lunch buffet. The variety and quality of the buffet is unbeatable and is low-priced, too!

Thank Fun44Milwaukee_WI
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Nothing was fantastic here. Just the usual "american" chinese food. Good egg rolls. Dining room is decorated nicely - definately the right atmosphere. Service was fast and pleasant.

Thank LoriMilwaukee
Oak Creek, Wisconsin, United States
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224 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

This is actually some of the better Chinese food in the area, which does not say much. There was much worse across the street but they went of out of business. The food is not bad and quite quick with awesome customer service. Mostly a take out business but the atmosphere to dine in seems quite authentic, lots of bamboo... More 

Thank Jeanne V
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Everything we ordered was fresh and delicious. Cool bamboo plants everywhere. Can't wait to go back. Brought a togo package for my son, his friend tasted and had to go get an order for himself.

Thank Jim F
Racine, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

We have been here twice with our oldest son's family, once making use of the buffet and the other ordering from the menu. The food was delicious, and the portions were large.

Thank Jan P
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

I am not a fan of Chinese food nor am I fan of buffets. But this cute little gem was good. We came here for a family dinner on NYE. Clean environment. Super friendly attentive staff. WE all had the buffet for $10 each. I would definitely go again if I'm ever in the mood for Chinese.

Thank wise_cinderella
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

Lunch buffet is fresh and inexpensive. Buffet Rangoons are made with thin wrap and filled full. Off the menu Rangoons are made with a thicker wrap, not as good. Other that that, always been a good experience.

2 Thank Paul M
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121 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

China Chef offers fresh Chinese food for a reasonable price. The people are usually pretty nice and the place is reasonably clean. It is the best low cost Chinese I've found in the Milwaukee/South Milwaukee area.

Thank Sarah O
Oak Creek, Wisconsin, United States
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

The food was average, even with a chef from China at the helm. It's a nice family spot, has a decent lunch buffet and selection. The food was good, but slightly lacking. Not enough snow peas in Beef Chop Suey, carrots were in huge slices, and seemed to need more beef and soy sauce. Prices were a bit on the... More 

Thank Brian T
Honolulu, Hawaii
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

Some co-workers and I were on town for military training and I saw this place on Google maps so we headed for it, knowing that the buffet would be quick and easy. I enjoyed the atmosphere, friendly staff, and delicious food. My favorite was the honey sesame chicken.

Thank Hdyer3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
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: 901 Milwaukee Ave, South Milwaukee, WI 53172
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  South Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-764-1966

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