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Thai China Buffet


4900 NC-55
Durham, NC 27713
Phone: (919) 361-8881

Google Reviews

Photo of Hector Martinez Hector Martinez
Jun 28, 2019 5

Best Lo Mein i ever had in my life!!! Great service and the General Tso chicken was very authentic. This will be my restaurant to go for chinese food.

Photo of Samuel B Samuel B
Apr 15, 2019 5

The food was amazing and priced for a great value. I had the Beef Larb (medium hotness level) and Tempura Shrimp and veggies. Everything was fresh. It was my first time eating Larb so I can't compare it to others, but it really was delicious. The medium heat is about average compared to other Thai places I've eaten. I'd definitely eat there again. My only criticism is that the service can be a bit slow. There seemed to be only 2 people working there, 1 up front and 1 in back. Hopefully they aren't always understaffed. Either way, the quality of the food more than makes up for it, therefore no stars getting knocked off.

Photo of Shannon Brooks Shannon Brooks
Feb 19, 2019 5

This is my favorite everyday restaurant. I go there more than is reasonable, but I figure if Thai people can eat Thai food every day, then so can I. Everything is fresh and cooked on the spot. If you go during lunch, expect a wait though. It gets packed, but they're pretty good about keeping food coming out. Everyone that works here is super nice and friendly. Seriously, just really great food. The basil chicken is made with ground chicken, which I like better than "standard" basil chicken you can get elsewhere.

Photo of Weilun Kang Weilun Kang
Feb 9, 2019 5

Not really sure why a place like this with a great variety of Thai food that all taste great, and for such a low lunchtime all-you-can-eat price, is averaging only 4.3 stars. Maybe too many haters out there? Anyway, here's my 5 stars. The fried fish chunks and Tom Yum soup are just highly addictive. Made me feel like I don't ever wanna be full.

Photo of William Berarducci William Berarducci
Mar 25, 2019 5

As a Lover of all things Buffet, I highly recommend Thai China! They obviously take special care in the food preparation to avoid the typical buffet stigmata. The egg roll layers were as thin and delicate as the finest Baklava this side of the Mediterranean, all kidding aside they were really good! All of the chicken dishes had tender juicy morsels of chicken, not the typical rubbery overcooked buffet slop I am accustomed to. I also recommend you go when you don't have anything urgent to do that afternoon, a nap may be required after you indulge!

Photo of James Hudson James Hudson
Dec 1, 2021 5

Family owned and operated. I miss their lunch buffet, which has been closed due to Covid. However they continue to offer a menu to order from. The Thai dishes are great and we also often get an American Chinese entrée too. They are the ONLY place that has ever delivered our requested spice level on items such as General Tsao's chicken. If you say spicy, that's what you'll get. Beware of Thai Spicy level.

Photo of Ed W. Ed W.
Jun 4, 2021 5

Wonderful place for Thai food and the best and most authentic in the Triangle! Been going here since 2017-2018 and it is still a great gem!

Photo of JC 85 JC 85
Oct 19, 2021 5

Absolutely amazing food, fresh and generous proportions. Chicken basil and green curry chicken soup is a must have. The lady who works there so nice and the atmosphere is very welcoming. Will be back again. Thanks

Photo of I Love Funky Lizards I Love Funky Lizards
Jan 3, 2022 5

Thank you very much for your amazing and consistent Pad Thai! Always enough for 2 or a couple of meals. If you like spicy and ask for spicy, you will not be dissappointed. Blessings to you and your famiky in 2022!

Photo of Lauren Wilson Lauren Wilson
Feb 7, 2022 5

The BEST place when you’re craving Asian food! I’ve been going here for over a decade. It is absolutely delicious!!

Photo of Denis WEBB Denis WEBB
Oct 23, 2020 5

Wonderful, tasty food. Good sized portions for reasonable prices. Best of all, kind, friendly, and prompt service.

Photo of L T L T
Oct 16, 2020 5

Great place! They have vegan options if you ask for it.

Photo of Joseph Sircar Joseph Sircar
Jul 29, 2020 5

Awesome yellow curry!! A great “go to” for take out.

Photo of Smithy Wesson Smithy Wesson
Jul 24, 2020 5

Got possibly the best sesame chicken I have ever had. Super high quality for price! If you tell them to make something spicy be ready!!

Photo of Marii_ love Marii_ love
Jun 19, 2020 5

Its good but your phone number is not working ar all please change, what are the chabges you guys are doing, are you getting orders by online???

Photo of Lisa Shafer Lisa Shafer
May 8, 2020 5

This is a stellar buffet. The food is fresh, you don’t have to worry about it getting cold. The food is great. The variety is on point. If you are vegetarian; you will find great options. Most of my meals are vegetarian. The service is really good. I eat there at least three times a week. This is a buffet worth checking out if you have not been there.

Photo of Lisa Wheeler Lisa Wheeler
Oct 3, 2018 4

Recently got take out from these folks and they are officially now my go to take out Thai in the area. Drunken Noodle was outstanding and the red curry was super spicy even at medium level. Summer rolls are still amazing. Portion sizes are generous and ingredients are fresh. Forget Thai Lanna, Thai Café, and Asian Kitchen. They don't have anything on this place. Bua Thai is another great choice in the area but Thai China Buffet prices and portions are better, and they are just as tasty. Décor is worn so I would pass on dinning in during the evening hours. Highly recommend them for lunch buffet or take out for dinner.

Photo of Connor South Connor South
Feb 8, 2020 5

Food is very good. Come around when the place opens to experience fresh food when it comes out hot.

Photo of Isaac Charles Isaac Charles
Jan 29, 2020 5

Great variety & well-prepared dishes. I love the curry dishes thrown in with typical Chinese buffet foods. The Tim Yum soup is always good.

Photo of Salas Salas Salas Salas
Dec 14, 2019 5

Everything good best food in town 😉

Photo of India Evans India Evans
Oct 30, 2019 5

My family and I stop by here all the time for the lunch buffet. Everything is fresh and the buffet take-out prices are very reasonable.

Photo of Tam Le Tam Le
Sep 6, 2019 5

Good food... better quality than most buffets.

Photo of Ashley Davis Ashley Davis
Oct 1, 2019 5

Hot wonderful flavored food.hidden gem but well worth the find

Photo of Bijan Mazumder Bijan Mazumder
Jul 29, 2019 4

Excellent taste and reasonable price

Photo of Tobi Bowen Tobi Bowen
Jul 13, 2019 5

Great food. We were looking for somewhere to eat and we were starving. We came across this restaurant and were pleasantly surprised by the quick service, good food, and fun decor. If you’re in the Durham area of North Carolina and you’re looking for a great restaurant, come here. You definitely won’t be sorry.

Photo of Ashly Chavez Ashly Chavez
May 6, 2022 5

They have great service and great food it is hard to find but will definitely satisfy. This is a must try in Durham. I recommend eating in for a fresh savory experience!

Photo of Gadiel Garcia Gadiel Garcia
Apr 15, 2022 3

I was looking for a good Thai Buffet, I drove 35 minutes from where I was...soon I get there first thing,the lady on counter told me sorry we're not doing buffet anymore..., honestly I was starving at the moment but my reaction was.. wow..... thank you so much.. so that was a very bad experience I'm not even try it....

Photo of Wanwan Liang Wanwan Liang
May 11, 2022 3

No free water, no buffet, food is better than expected

Photo of arman rashid arman rashid
Apr 14, 2022 3

Only thing I like was egg rolls. Soup was like ramen noodles soup. Fried rice was flavorless and quantity was low. Price was not low but not so high either. May be due to inflation they have raised price.

Photo of Myo Z. Oo Myo Z. Oo
Jun 28, 2021 5

Every time u go here I order 🍲 pho , it take so good. The best in the NC, also big bow. I hope u guys come check it out .