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New China Buffet

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1838 N Main St, Shelbyville, TN 37160-2018
+1 931-680-1813
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Nashville, Tennessee
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We have enjoyed this restaurant for years. The buffet is really good, and they offer lots of choices. The restaurant is clean and the service is good/friendly.

Thank Connie H
Spring Hill, Tennessee
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Visited for lunch solo. There were numerous choices Chinese plus some American favorites plus a stir fry bar and ice cream gallons with a number of choices available. The sauces on the Chinese dishes were too "heavy" for me but almost all seats were taken so everyone's tastes are different. The restaurant was clean and nicely decorated.

Thank Volrooster
Shelbyville, Tennessee
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Ate here did not really like it. The food was not that warm. Never got a refill on my tea when it was all. The service wasn't good they never took our plates away it was like they forgot that we were even there. I will never eat here again.

Thank Jamie C
Shelbyville, Tennessee
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016

The service here is always very pleasant and fast. We do like the food which keeps us going back. Sometimes the trays are almost empty but it usually doesn't take too long for them to replace with fresh. We have eaten there a half dozen times and have only seen a chef at the hibachi grill twice. There is ice... More 

Thank 60Happy-trveler
Shelbyville, Tennessee
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114 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

So this was my 1st time to the New China Buffet and I can't say that it really wowed me. The restaurant opens at 11 am a good time to open for lunch, I would probably open a 1030 to ensure the big box store employees in the adjacent areas are taken care of. I went at noon and not... More 

Thank Varneysa
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2014

i would like to say this place isnt bad, just not great either. the only thing that really stood out for me was the fact that ALL the entrees i tried, even the rice had a sweet taste to them. not saying that is bad, but black pepper chicken isnt supposed to be sweet. 3 overall.

Thank tymas
Lewisburg, Tennessee
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2014

My wife and I visited New China mid-week for their buffet. Walking in, we were greeted promptly and seated. The servers were all very friendly, fast, and efficient. Drinks were served. Then, faster than an Olympic slalom champion, things went downhill. The buffet was indeed large, but many trays were nearly empty or already at that point. There was no... More 

Thank polkainwarsaw
Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2013

They delivered to my hotel. It was fast, hot, tasty, and reasonably priced. The menu was available to me in the lobby, and I chose it based on the desire to NOT go back out after a long day. I was pleasantly surprised and will certainly order from them again.

1 Thank MA M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
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: 1838 N Main St, Shelbyville, TN 37160-2018
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Shelbyville
  • Phone Number: +1 931-680-1813

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