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630 Water St S, Northfield, MN 55057-2457
+1 507-645-0808
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a good place to go, price is really great and the food good. Since it's in a smallish area if you during off hours you may not get as fresh a selection. That's when we may just order it to go! It's nice that they often have sushi now too.

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Thank HappyTrvlrMn
Northfield, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Amazing FOOD. I love the cream cheese wont tons. They Are the best in the area. Sweet but delicious.

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Thank zoomzoomtanya
Dodge, Wisconsin
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Ate there last weekend while traveling. The other Chinese restaurant that was recommended by our hotel was closed. Food was fairly good, average buffet! Very reasonable price.

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Thank Peggy K
Northfield, Minnesota
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015

On the plus side, it's a buffet. On the downside, it's cheap, not-so-great, sketchy food. Whenever I come here (once every few years), the reaction everyone has is the same: "How is this place still in business?" Trust your instincts on this one and try elsewhere. Mandarin Garden would be a decent alternative if you're really hungry for Chinese food.

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Thank BD5071
Minnesota
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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 June 2015

Have visited periodically over the past few years, with their food very consistent. Compared to other restaurants of that cuisine, they rate better in quality.

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1 Thank R-ROC
Fort Stewart, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed 14 June 2014

We were the only ones in the restaurant and the server never came to check on us to refill our drinks and take plates away. I was there for the lunch buffet but was charged for dinner buffet, even after I pointed out the time that we were there. The servers were shouting in their native language (obviously about me... More 

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Thank Julie B
Northfield, Minnesota, United States
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Since new ownership & name change the service is not as good & the food is often cold or not very warm. They don't come to your table very often & sometimes not at all to ask if you want a refill on your drinks. I have had to go get them & ask for a refill or ask if... More 

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1 Thank Virginia B
Minnesota
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2014

Pretty much the same food you get at every other Asian Buffet around the metro area. Like all Asian Buffets, make sure you have a toilet available within an hour after eating...

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1 Thank studlytrashman
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2013 via mobile

$44 for take out. Big city prices. Poor quality food! The food was by far the worse Chinese food I have ever attempted to eat. Even the cream cheese wantons were nasty. I threw all of the food away. Please save yourself. Do not eat here! Go to the gas station for better food. (I don't write reviews. But I... More 

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3 Thank meloder
Sacred Heart, Minnesota
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2012

It's a Chinese Buffet.... not a great one, just average to marginal. The main courses and dinner items are not that great. The best thing on the buffet is the purchased/pre-made gallons of ice cream in the freezer case. (They are good! Our fave is the green tea - so good!) Living here in town, we try to eat there... More 

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1 Thank Jana K

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 630 Water St S, Northfield, MN 55057-2457
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Northfield
  • Phone Number: +1 507-645-0808

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?