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China Buffet


3720 Mayfair St
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 403-7878
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Photo of RS Ruybal RS Ruybal
Mar 5, 2022 5

The best Chinese buffet I’v experienced in NC! The sushi and bowl stations just enhance the selection. The price for all you can eat is only one of the reasons I keep returning!

Photo of Stefany Stefany
Dec 26, 2021 4

Employees aren’t the nicest, they don’t really talk to you or greet you mainly because the ones in front are kids. Place is clean though and food is good, doesn’t smell bad like other China buffets.

Photo of justin carpenter justin carpenter
Nov 18, 2021 4

Needed a quick lunch and this was a close by option. Large inside seating no outside seating that I could tell on our visit. The buffet style food was ok nothing special but it was clean and everything in the restaurant was well cared for. The staff were ok and at the end of the day the cost wasn’t bad. Is it something I’d go again for probably not but one time maybe here and there sure. Group favorites desserts, the lomein, and generals chicken. Cheers!!!

Photo of Robert Mallory Robert Mallory
Nov 8, 2021 4

Decent selection didn't even know they had an hibachi grill til I went or desert. Would suggest advertising the hibachi better or move it out towards the buffet tables where it can be seen more easily.

Photo of Myo Z. Oo Myo Z. Oo
Oct 15, 2021 4

I went there a couple time. The 🍱 food are alright. But the soup is suck. Other then the soup every is good.

Photo of April H April H
Sep 3, 2021 4

Good food but slightly overpriced. Flavor of their dishes is tasty. I prefer this location over other buffets. Hopefully they start using original plates soon.

Photo of Thomes? Thomes?
Jul 18, 2021 5

If you go to this place you have an obligation to tip the sushi guy. I'd go to this place even if the only thing they had was the sushi. Been eating at this place for years and have never been disappointed. Keep it up!

Photo of Arlen Diaz Arlen Diaz
Jul 3, 2021 4

Really good food. I have come here with friends a lot of times its really good. Good service as well. But they should restock the food more often but other than that its a great place.

Photo of Vhzx919 Vhzx919
Jun 6, 2021 3

Great food love the hot plate area only down side are the bathroom they have a very strong pungent smell when entering

Photo of Erica Booker Erica Booker
Jun 15, 2021 3

Love the food but get a schedule and stick with it. Clearly the web page say close at 9 pm as well as the sign on the door. And yes I know Covid is still affecting businesses, but just make it clearly that you are closed on a certain or you close at a certain time on a certain. People are burning gas to come to your business as well as their time.

Photo of Austen Winkler Austen Winkler
Jun 3, 2021 5

Not a bad buffet for the price, only thing I wished for was more options for beef as there was 7 chicken dishes and only one beef dish. Other than that, all around good food. Love that they have a fresh ramen bar and a great hibachi station.

Photo of jonathan cabrera jonathan cabrera
May 21, 2021 5

Great food every time we go can’t never go wrong with this place

Photo of David Chang Villacreses David Chang Villacreses
Apr 4, 2021 4

Pretty decent assortment for a good price. The crab and cheese thing is phenomenal. We'll probably be back.

Photo of Aislinn Martinez Lopez Aislinn Martinez Lopez
Apr 5, 2021 5

Great service, they keep all customers safe and comfortable. All employees are very nice and friendly, but also the food is absolutely delicious. I recommend it.

Photo of Jesus Mendez Jesus Mendez
Mar 12, 2021 5

Friendly service, reasonable prices and very safe self serve practices. Food quality is above most similar buffets.

Photo of Timothy Aull Timothy Aull
Mar 17, 2021 4

Good price for an all you can eat buffet. They are doing an awesome job with cleaning after every patron and everyone has to wear gloves and use a new plate at the buffet while getting food.

Photo of teh.D4rkn3s5 teh.D4rkn3s5
Nov 8, 2020 4

The sushi is really good I keep going back just for the sushi. The rest wasn't bad by any means, the jalapeno chicken is really good.

Photo of Michael McDonald Michael McDonald
Oct 11, 2020 5

China Buffet has re-opened their full buffet. Was great, some items a little over cooked. But over all was great. All items were on the buffet. Very careful on the Covig19 protocol. All employees had a mask and was given gloves upon each time to the buffet. Try them out recommended 👌.

Photo of Chad Stinner Chad Stinner
Aug 9, 2020 5

For those that support local businesses, they are open again! While typically a buffet, they've made a to-go method that lets you get almost any of your favorites and they don't skimp on the portions. $12 gave me enough for three meals. When you walk in you'll see a grid of choices that you get to pick 4 from. I've been twice now and they fill it to the brim. If you're looking for some of the rarer fare they have I suggest calling ahead so you don't have to wait as long.

Photo of William May William May
Sep 10, 2020 5

Food is great

Photo of Ebony K Ebony K
Sep 19, 2020 3

Went during Lunch Food was good for a local Chinese buffet. Service was good too! Food had cold parts hence the 3 star rating.

Photo of sam Huson sam Huson
Sep 18, 2020 4

This place offers a wide variety

Photo of Charon Frye Charon Frye
Sep 7, 2020 5

Go to the Chinese place on 15-501 all you can eat buffet they have everything and anything you want . and also cook in front of you. Sushi 🍣. You will love it.

Photo of Cesar Garcia Cesar Garcia
May 12, 2019 5

My favorite Chinese buffet. Great food and I reccomend the hibachi it's really good👍

Photo of Samuel Morton Samuel Morton
Mar 12, 2020 5

Best Chinese buffet in town. Go during busy hours, though. They serve some simple dim sum for dinner on weekends, I recommend!

Photo of Dan Selleck Dan Selleck
Feb 20, 2020 4

While I am not a fan of all you can eat Chinese buffets, this one is decent and my kids like it. There is enough variety that everyone can find something they like. Their sushi is good and they will cook a hibachi dish for you.

Photo of Mandy G Mandy G
Jan 11, 2020 5

Food was excellent!! Well priced for all of the options available. Great service and very clean!

Photo of Sreedhar Gudur Sreedhar Gudur
Dec 27, 2019 3

Giving only 3 stars because of staff behavior. All our family 2 adults and 3 kids went to eat dinner today and told the waitress that one of my 7 year old kid don’t eat any food and see if we don’t get charged for him and we can pay 3 adults and one kid. But he apparently ate one cookie and I asked the service person one lady since he ate only one cookie do you still charge and that person talk to another person and told something to cashier. And the guy cashier coming to us telling straight we have seen your kid ate many items and is all “video recorded”. The moment I see this is not a restaurant to revisit. Doctor himself was not finding cause why my son won’t eat any food except only 3 items of home food and this guy was saying he ate many food items as if I am telling something lie and trying to cheat them for one kid meal price. Then I have challenged him to show the video if he ate then I will pay double the total price and he is changing the words that another lady told he ate. If he would have told us that we have to charge if he eats one cookie I would not have mind to pay but the above behavior made me to write this review. As you see other reviews the food is good for few items and few of them are not good. Trash is next to food area. I was trying to scoop the ice cream and it is like frozen not able to scoop. Sushi is just there and I don’t see anyone trying to take it.

Photo of Josef Pauli Josef Pauli
Dec 16, 2019 5

Cleaner than most Chinese buffet restaurants I have been to. Also had some selections I had never seen before that were very good. Very attentive service on clearing plates and drink refills especially for a Saturday night

Photo of A C A C
Dec 18, 2019 5

Awesome establishment! Our family has been coming here for years and everyone loves it! Always hot and great food choices. Most of the staff are nice, friendly, and outgoing. Thanks so much!

Photo of Hugo Alonso Hugo Alonso
Oct 27, 2019 5

Definitely the best Chinese buffet in the area. The location could use some sprucing up.. but the food is good!!

Photo of Sarah Wilson Sarah Wilson
Nov 14, 2019 5

Best Chinese buffet I've ever been to. We go every time we want Chinese. There is no better Chinese in Durham and it's a buffet!! All you can eat of the best Chinese? Yes please!!

Photo of Ray Is My Name Ray Is My Name
Oct 4, 2019 3

Went here for my father's birthday, food was meh. Definitely not aesthetic food, even tho some places sell the best non aesthetic Chinese food. Just another one of those cheap places. Go here if you're hungry, by all means.

Photo of Cathy Michelle Cathy Michelle
Sep 1, 2019 3

Not very pleased ... Food was cold. Service was not very good ... A little over priced for the quality of food and service ....

Photo of Jenna Riley Jenna Riley
Jul 27, 2019 5

We go almost once a week. We moved back to NC and were glad to find something like this close to us. Great selection, comfortable surroundings, and friendly wait staff. It is a place we recommend to friends and family.

Photo of Alisa Dansai Alisa Dansai
Jul 14, 2019 5

My friend took me for lunch. I love the soup it’s taste good. Would love to go back again next time when I visit my friend

Photo of Payden Reed Payden Reed
Jul 27, 2019 3

I found this place extremely average, and was quite disappointed after all of the good reviews. We ate at 6pm and food was not hot, selection is mostly fried, flavorless American style Asian. We did not try the hibachi or soup but my boyfriend really enjoyed the sushi and thought it was good value. They do have a good selection of seafood if you are looking for unlimited crabs, crayfish, shrimp, etc.

Photo of Derrick Carpenter Derrick Carpenter
Jul 11, 2019 5

Been dining here since 2014, and has always been a positive experience. Great selection on the buffet tables, plus a sushi bar, for those interested. Always a clean and traditional look inside, with a well-maintained men's room, and interesting music and programming on the TV. Friendly staff, too. Great for large groups, and for dining alone. Prices are reasonable, given the great quality of their food.

Photo of Lessa Ashwell Lessa Ashwell
Mar 26, 2019 3

Mostly a pretty standard but good Chinese buffet. They had a large selection of items and everything seemed fresh. I didn't realize that there is a slightly hidden make your own hibachi area near the back that I would definitely try next time. Some stand out choices were the "house special chicken" which was very tender and had great flavor, the curry chicken, and a chocolate/coffee cake.

Photo of Brandon Srinath Brandon Srinath
Apr 19, 2019 5

Great food and great prices. Lunch buffet included all you can eat fresh sushi and it was less than $9. Make sure to tip well, with these prices you can afford to spare a little extra for the servers AND the chef making the sushi. Will definitely be back.

Photo of Kanecia Womble Kanecia Womble
May 3, 2019 5

In love!! Best China Buffet I’ve been too period! Very friendly staff, clean environment and most important fresh food. Sushi was great as well with many options!

Photo of CA Henderson CA Henderson
May 19, 2019 4

China buffet is always good. The service is good and the food tastes like it's been cooked with some pride and I really appreciate that. I am a frequent visitor and I hope to visit again in June.

Photo of paul duncan paul duncan
Jun 16, 2019 4

Most all you can eat buffets are very similar - lots of dishes that are very similar, emphasis on quantity over quality and a move 'em through feel. While China buffet does have a huge volume of dishes, it covers bases others leave alone. The sushi is acceptable and considering that it is all you can eat, is a welcome addition. So is the kids food line, the desert offering and the made to order bowls. While the price has gone up, it's got more to offer than the alternative all you can eat options. The location is a bit odd.

Photo of Claudia Alberico Claudia Alberico
Apr 28, 2022 4

The food was overall good and fresh. A lot of the dishes didn't have a sign so it was difficult to know what a certain dish was. There were no refills for our drink, which was a little disappointing since drinks are not at all cheap here.

Photo of Paloma Pineda Paloma Pineda
Apr 22, 2022 4

It's a good place to eat if you are not picky eater its been good the few times I have gonna I wonder if they still have the fill in dumpings not sure if it's pinaapple it was something yellow or orange inside of them they were so good but have not been able to eat them when I go any body know very good food price is good to recommend it

Photo of Victoria Cash Victoria Cash
Jul 12, 2022 4

It's pretty decent for a buffet. But if the food has been sitting, obviously it's not that great. Fresh is pretty good though! I really enjoy the hibachi type grill they have. It's kind of like Mongolian grill where you put what you want on the plate and they cook it with a sauce of your choice. Has pretty typical menu for buffet. The inside has some nice little decorations. It's a good place for a fun, little, semi cheap date.

Photo of Shafaat Shishir Shafaat Shishir
Aug 13, 2022 5

I can not remember when the last time I liked a buffet was that much. I was kind of upset after the last few buffets, but this time the food was very good. Lots of seafood items, shrimp, chicken. Their dessert menu is a bit small, but they have 8 different types of ice cream, which is cool. I would love to come, if I visit this area again. Buffet was 15.99 on Saturday night.

Photo of Fanie Prieto Fanie Prieto
May 28, 2022 4

Use to be one of my favorite places to eat. The sushi is great as well as the food, but the server's try to rush things too quickly so they can leave and not clean up. They use very harsh smelling disinfectant to clean the table why you eat and that is a huge turn off. You shouldn't do that while the customers are trying to enjoy your food! And they didn't apologize, they only laughed about it. We talked to the manager too but to no avail she also kept smiling and saying "it's okay it's okay no chemicals". I'm not returning until they fix their problem. Edit: 05/2022 Place has gotten a lot better. Sushi is still as amazing as before 👍🏼