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China Fair

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1357 W South Airport Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686-4760
+1 231-941-5845
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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60 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Another Traverse City restaurant that gets what it can when crowds are in town. Normal price for the buffet is 13$, During the influx of visitors 18.00. Food was cold or fatty, salads was a choice of lettuce, celery and ranch dressing used to be a good place to eat. Not any more......

Thank Sudekumdr
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I took my daughter here for what we thought would be a nice dinner. The food was cold..the sushi was rubbery and tasteless...then the bill came....$41.00!!!!! The very rude waitress explained that the reason why it's 20 bucks per person is because they had crablegs and shrimp on buffet...what you mean the watered down scraps I saw? We did not... More 

Thank Heather B
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

If one can be said to be a connoisseur of Asian buffets, I would be one. While I've had many visits to China Fair, this review is in regards to my last visit, and indicative of my overall experiences there. As Asian buffets go, it is slightly more expensive. Visually, the presence of big cocktail shrimp and snow crab legs... More 

Thank Barry C
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

I did not enjoy this meal at all. The food lacked flavor being very bland. There was crab legs which tasted watery and I don't know what the drawn butter really was. The wait staff was sullen and robotic. The restaurant is dated and worn. I won't be returning.

2 Thank Sue S
Kalkaska, Michigan
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

I did not see anything on the buffet that made it worth $10.00 per person, food was just ok, service ok, just not that much to say

Thank eenernnun
Northwest, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

My Husband Ron Desmond and I came to China Fair in Traverse City Michigan for a nice dinner. Well I think I am going to DIE!!!! My husband had a Cockroach crawling out of his plate of food. I took the plate up to the lady at the counter/hostess, she took it back to the kitchen. I felt like I... More 

1 Thank ronNorthMich
Gregory, Michigan
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78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

We did the lunch buffet at China Fair on a regular basis during the 20 + years that we lived in TC and we still look forward to going back every time we return to TC a few times each year. Always warm, fresh and well stocked it's by far the best around. They have certain specialty items that you... More 

Thank Ron H
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

A little concerned about earlier posts the buffet was fresh looking and hot. Crab legs and peel and eat shrimp good. Other shrimp dishes such as pepper shrimp and butter shrimp were very tasty

Thank Bela A
Brighton, Michigan
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852 reviews
574 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

This was an OK Asian buffet. The selections looked good, although for the most part they were mediocre. My wife had the crab legs, which she said were very good (there is a limit per customer on these, though). The spring rolls and egg roles were downright awful. We went here trying to meet others at their suggestion and meet... More 

Thank Matt S
Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

I rarely write reviews - but stay clear of this place. The good service couldn't make up for the food. Don't waste your $$.

Thank FT201314

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1357 W South Airport Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686-4760
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-941-5845

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