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Chen's Mongolian Buffet

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Chinese, Asian, Mongolian
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1880 S Atherton St, State College, PA
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:30 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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State College, Pennsylvania
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123 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can always tell how good an Asian restaurant is by the number of Asians (not Asian-Americans) eating there. Most of the clientele at Chen's the night we visited were Asian students and their families from the nearby university. There was a wide variety of vegetables, meat, and seafood to choose from, along with several sauces you could mix and... More 

Thank Barbara H
Terra Alta, West Virginia
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81 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First trip to sushi bar was good, 2nd trip not so good. Cold, you could tell it came from fridge. Buffet items good, not much help from cooks about sauces to use (been in others that tell you good combinations). Good prices, friendly. Probably worth another visit.

Thank TheOriginalBubba
Lemont, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Very fast, affordable lunch. Food is very good and service is quick and pleasant. Excellent choice for a different lunch and to avoid fast food.

Thank Jonathan K
McVeytown, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Fresh and good variety of vegetables meats starches and really good variety of sauces. It may take a little experimenting to find your perfect combination. I absolutely love this place! I like my food very spicy and hot and they have the sauces and spices to make it that way. You can make it as bland or as spicy as... More 

Thank Randy M
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here the other night. Well stocked buffet with plenty of veggie and meat options. Once you make your plate and add a ladle or two-- or three-- of sauces, you hand it off to the chef who prepares it on the Mongolian grill. There are numerous sauces that make the meal including Mongolian, Thai, Sweet, Spicy and everything... More 

Thank Matthew B
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

While out clothing shopping today we looked up food near us and this place popped up. I've passed it numerous times but never knew it was a Mongolian Grill. My girlfriend thought it was just another Chinese buffet. The place wasn't busy which surprises me now for the quality of the food. Hands down some of the best Mongolian I've... More 

Thank canman749
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70 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Bar-B-Q in the name was confusing to me, but the food and service was excellent. You go through and pick out your own veggies; meats and sauce and it is prepared fresh and brought to your table. The staff is attentive and do a good job of keeping your table cleaned off and drinks refilled. Although the decor is... More 

1 Thank Raymond T
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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306 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

They have a good variety of items on the buffet and very good sauces for them to grill up your meal. I suggest starting with smaller portions so you can try several different sauce combos. Also, if you ask, they do have white rice. The wait staff did a good job of keeping the plates cleaned off the table and... More 

1 Thank Electraglide2005
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

my first time trying mongolian food. It was a very pleasant experience. Lots of veggie choices, noodles, rice, egg and sauces. Put everything you want on a plate, sauce i a bowl and they cook it up for you. It arrives at your table pipping hot and ready to eat. Many, sauce types so experiementing with different flavors is easy.... More 

1 Thank Kathy3217
State College, Pa
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123 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

An all-you-can eat buffet with mixed Chinese-Mongolian theme. You fill your plate with ingredients and then such is cooked with your choice of several sauces and then brought to your table. Meats include beef, pork, chicken, crab, and shrimp. One can also have white or brown rice brought to the table. Some desserts and sushi. NIce atmosphere, attentive staff, reasonable... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Mongolian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1880 S Atherton St, State College, PA
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: 814-861-6666

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