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China House Restaurant

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3587 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9751
+1 828-898-3533
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Banner Elk, North Carolina
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229 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stopped here for the lunch buffet a number of times and I've never been disappointed. The food is very fresh and they are constantly making new food for the buffet. Please understand this is your basic hole in the wall Chinese restaurant, but very friendly staff. Come for the meal, but NOT for the ambiance. The above said, I'll... More 

Thank Munibrokr
North Carolina
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i was traveling with a friend and her 10 year old son. we stopped at this resturant to see if we could get a few choices to share. the buffet was a lunch and we each got a box and chose what we wanted . they weighed it as we wanted it to go and the total was 11.88 .... More 

Thank mercyangel_12
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food from a little hole in the wall restaurant. Staff is friendly and service is fast. Buffet is very good but if it is crowded they have a hard time keeping up with demand so you have to wait for them to refill certain items. Large portions on menu items.

Thank Nick D
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

$5.85 for lunch buffet weekday or weekend. Had everything we needed to have a good meal for a large family at an unbeatable price. Sure, it's not fancy and the buffet is small, but the vegetables were fresh, the food was hot, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Our idea of a healthier choice for "fast food." Talked... More 

Thank Carol W
Holbrook, New York
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132 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is a small restaurant/takeout in a very small town. We got wonton soup and chicken and broccoli. Both were as good as I expected for a little place basically in the middle of nowhere. There were about 8 or so tables if you wanted to eat it there. We took ours back to our hotel.

Thank Phyllis10
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I've only tried the weekend buffet. Standard stuff. The staff is friendly and the place is clean, price is moderate.

Thank Pat D
Charlotte, North Carolina
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Just wanted some Chinese food and this was close to our resort. The food was pretty average ; we had the hunan chicken and shrimp egg rolls. the egg rolls were above average.

Thank 2mdoves
Sequim, Washington
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is a small eatery, a few tables but mostly takeout. The combination plates are generous. Husband and I could have split a meal. Lively take out business. eat with plastic utensils.

Thank mcnwife
Fort Myers, Florida
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Did a take-out Pork Egg Foo Yung and Shrimp in Lobster Sauce, two of our favorite meals. Wasn't really bad and wasn't really good. Just didn't have any flavor. Service was fast and the staff was friendly. Will try again.

Thank Travis R
Newark, New Jersey
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Primarily a take out place. Fast service. Food ok but nothing special. Shrimp lo mein a bit pasty. Don't get the sweet-sour chicken unless you like chicken McNuggets with dipping sauce on the side and zero veggies/fruits. Very average rural Chinese.

Thank NJPlainsman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3587 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9751
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: +1 828-898-3533

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