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China City Buffet

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40 Riverton Commons Dr, Front Royal, VA 22630
+1 540-636-8889
10:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Front Royal, Virginia
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

The food was not fresh on the buffet, though it was very typical chinese buffet foods. It is inexpensive and a good place to go for a decent amount of food.

Thank jlwot1959
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Our family enjoyed a tasty dinner in a nice environment. The buffet has a wide variety of samples for every taste! Even a picky eater will find something delicious. Give it a try!!!

Thank joanstrassner
Marlinton, West Virginia
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Sunday for an early dinner. Seated promptly and the buffet items were all very good. Very reasonably priced.

Thank doggiemom3
Front Royal, Virginia
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Plastic grapes and vines decorate the high ceilings lending a bit of an Italian touch to China City. Lots of imitation crabmeat and potato dishes on the buffet. Fish floating in water. Dried-out sushi. Dried-out wasabi. Luke-warm soup. Desserts of pudding, Jell-O, and tasteless cookies. Not my idea of a Chinese restaurant.

Thank Renee H
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

This place never disappoints. They have endless options to chose from and the food is down right delicious. I have yet to find a Chinese buffet any better than this one! The food is always hot and fresh. If something happens to get low on the buffet, they are quick to bring out more fresh food. The service is also... More 

Thank tdw2010
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

The food was ok nothing special. Seems like they use hot sauce to make some food spicy and not chili's which they should use. The egg roll was terrible really needs to be changed. Wonton soup was probably the best thing I had. I'll probably be back for the green beans and vegetables.

Thank Parrot C
Front Royal, Virginia
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78 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

I dont like warm food or scraping the pan to get the last little scraps . To me a buffet means fresh appealing food served hot. It wasn't there. Im glad my hot tea was hot. The lomein was warm, the baked seafood was greasy. Im not sure if the general so chicken was chicken..it was like chewing 3 day... More 

Thank meanita55
Reidsville, Georgia
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133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

We were looking for a Chinese buffet and this place came recommended. They weren't wrong there was a great selection of seafood on the buffet. Everything I had was fresh and hot. Very tasty and nothing I had was bland... The sushi too was good and very delicious. The dining room was clean and the wait staff were quicdk to... More 

Thank MrBean30453
Fairfax, Virginia
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

Anyone who knows me, knows I LOVE a good Chinese buffet. And, as an interstate truck driver I've been to many! How Many? Jeez.. it has to be over 40 or 50... so I have a great record for making comparisons. I live (when I'm home) in the DC area and a bit over an hour away is among the... More 

Thank Jourdan M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

The food was excellent - nice buffet - great service. All of the food on the buffet was fresh and hot/cold. There was quite a selection of sea food. There was a fruit buffet as well as the main buffet and sushi bar (at least I believe it was a sushi bar). The service was great! And the price was... More 

Thank Bonnie V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Riverton Commons Dr, Front Royal, VA 22630
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Front Royal
  • Phone Number: +1 540-636-8889

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?