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400 Capital Cir SE, Ste 24, Tallahassee, FL 32301-3802
+1 850-656-2882
11:00 - 21:30
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Tallahassee, Florida
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193 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

The sushi was good. The beef and broccoli was terrible. The eggrolls were great. The honey chicken was horrible. The green beans were greasy. But the sweet tea was very good. These are the opinions of the three members of my family who ate lunch there recently. Otherwise, the dining room was clean, the buffets were well stocked, and the... More 

Thank Paul P
1 review
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

This is a buffet style restaurant only, but all of the items that I tried were amazing tasting. As most Asian food joints do, there are excellent options for vegetarians and vegans.

Thank Joshua B
Tallahassee, Florida
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Great taste, great selections, great prices, great location, easy in and out, prompt seating and a wide range of hours.

Thank lasharnq
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

This food is the worst... i mean the worst i have ever seen in my experience. .. this hole in the wall is definitely hanging by a thread.. all the seafood is old and fishy... the sushi has been sitting there the whike time i have been here.. 1 hour... the staff is rude ...

1 Thank Joseph K
Thomasville, Georgia
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575 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 421 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015

The buffet had a large selection, unfortunately, all of it was terrible. The rice was almost inedible: a big glob of goo and I was there at the height of lunchtime, so they were refilling and replacing trays quickly, It wasn't as if the food was sitting out on the steam table "aging" rapidly. It was just bad. Even my... More 

1 Thank Smiles4miles
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154 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2015

This is a big buffet. Still they keep it fresh and well-attended. The items available are the old familiar Chinese-American buffet items, but there are a lot of them and the kitchen has taken care to do a good job on them. I'm especially partial to the quality of the soups and appetizers. I like to drop a wonton or... More 

Thank praxis1
tallahassee, fl
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014

In good Chinese restaurants, hospitality is important and quality is prized. Not so much here. This place used to be great. The guy at the counter was snarly with me. They reheated the awful egg rolls, and the grease actually was oozing out the side. Disgusting. I bought the carry out buffet anyway bc I was hungry. The place was... More 

Thank doratallahassee
Central Florida, Florida
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2014 via mobile

Used to be a great buffet but the food has declined. I wasn't impressed with the selection. The wonton soup was watered down. The food had been sitting out on the stream tables too long.

1 Thank pamelagary
Crawfordville, Florida
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218 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2014

We stopped here for lunch. The last time we were here it was not too good. We gave it another chance...still not good. Most foods cold, seems like they have more and more fried food. Very few steamed veggies. The peanut chicken tasted like garlic oil. Service is good, but no smiles in this place. The cooks add new bowls... More 

Thank Byrdie122
Curtis Mill
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36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2014

I must say the quality of the food has improved from our last visit. All the food I placed on my plate was seasoned and cooked well, everything was hot and tasty. The meat was tender and not tough as I have had in the past. All in all it was a pleasant experience and we shall return.

Thank Tarpoon1946

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Capital Cir SE, Ste 24, Tallahassee, FL 32301-3802
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Tallahassee
  • Phone Number: +1 850-656-2882

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