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  • South China Buffet

  • 3.5 stars
    (17 reviews, average rating: 3.5/5)
  • Cuisines: Chinese, Dim Sum
  • (705) 741-3338
  • 901 Lansdowne Street West Peterborough, ON K9J 1Z5
  • Neighbourhoods: Monaghan
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64% of voters recommend
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$$ ($11-$25)
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SheilaB
1 Review
6 months ago
  • Very disappointing. Rice was tasteless, yellow...
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 1
  • Very disappointing. Rice was tasteless, yellow, processed type with dehydrated veggies in it. Chicken balls were very greasy, as were spring rolls. Practically dripping grease. Couldn't eat them.. Chicken balls were all batter, no chicken. Chow Mein bland, too raw. Even the fortune cookies were bad as they were stale with dumb fortunes. Sweet sauce was too runny as well. Won't eat here again!

  • Order: dinner for two-A
 
FarmerO
1 Review
10 months ago
  • DO NOT EAT HERE
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 4
  • THIS WAS THE WORST "AMERICAN" CHINESE FOOD I HAVE EVER HAD
    it was dry over cooked and greasy. no flavour and too salty. the restaurant was OVER crowded and felt like a cattle feeding station. the servers were over worked and we very unfriendly.
    When we asked to speak with the manager, we got a lady who we had no idea if she was the manager or not, she looked like just a regular server, and she didn't seem to understand a word we were saying and played dumb to what we were saying. she didn't care AT ALL that we had a horrible experience. she just said "you pay you pay" VERY VERY VERY AWFUL
    PLEASE DO NOT EVER WASTER YOUR MONEY HERE. YOU MIGHT GET SICK AND YOU WOULD BE BETTER BUYING MCDONALDS. two of the four people in my part felt sick when we left, and we barley ate anything because it was all so disgusting.
    DO NOT EAT HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Order: lunch buffet, tried a little bit of every thing, in hopes that there was something good.NOTHING was good.
 
Jamie
1 Review
2012/08/09
  • Good food.
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • Many compare this to Mandarin... why? It is NOT Mandarin but it is worth every penny you will spend here. The food is good and yes certain items may taste a little bland but even Mandarin has items also like that. Take a bite of a chicken Skewer and tell me it's bland, and i will tell you that you need new tastebuds. Drive the 40 minutes to Mandarin and spend even more money on gas, and food or e3ven check this place out at lunch time. Lunch buffet 7.99! and there is only a couple items not on the buffet at lunch compared to dinner.

  • Order: buffet
 
DevoBevo
6 Reviews
2012/07/06
  • Typical Buffet
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 4
  • Its what you would expect with a Buffet. Ample food but a tad on the bland side. Price is ok, and a lot of selection but its not a place I would say I'm a regular at

  • Order: buffet
 
Vegtraveler
2 Reviews
2012/06/01
  • Never again
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • I typically go to Buffets so I can eat a lot of good food. this was not the case here. there is a lot of food but you can tell it came out of a box and nuked. No flavor, no taste. Just processed food. The service was slow and generally miserable. If you want a real buffet drive to the Mandarin. its worth the drive.

  • Order: buffet
 
DeeDee
1 Review
2012/03/03
  • Fantastic Buffet!! Lots of different choices...
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 5
  • Fantastic Buffet!! Lots of different choices that they don't have in a lot of other buffets...My only complaint were the crab legs...They should be steamed and not sitting in water...They don't taste like crab, they taste like hot water...Other than that, everything was great and the food was piping hot...Would definately go back again!!!

  • Order: Buffet..
 
JeanT
3 Reviews
2012/02/20
  • best ever
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • This place is great .A great variety of chinese food plus some canadian food.We were seated and our server was there within sec. They are there to pick up empty plates sec. after u set them aside.And always checking if u need any more to drink or anything else is needed I've even start eating things crabs legs and mussels since going there. recommend to eveyone that likes chinese

  • Order: it was buffet
 
debbiec
1 Review
2012/01/29
  • My pic
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • Lots to choose from. Food was very fresh. We made sure we went at supper time 500 and it was not yet that busy, not untill 6 pm. a bit costly for dinner, with a coke it was 20.00 each and i dont eat that much as im a vegetarian. we did order on new years eve, and we had food for 3 days after. so next time we will order out as you get way much more.

  • Order: smorg
 
patsie
1 Review
2012/01/27
  • Excellent food!
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 9 or more
  • This new restaurant, 1 year since last year..has been the best Chinese food to be eaten since I left Toronto 13 years ago!..The food is tasty and delicious. There is a chef not just any cook who thinks he can make chinese food...This guy makes real food...Chinese and is good at it...the food is what it says...and it tastes like it instead of the generic tasting food in all the fast food chinese joints. I am of Chinese origin so I know of what I speak!..so go and enjoy this new place! it is definitely worth it...GREAT food!..pass it on to your friends and neighbours...good for parties and so forth...no not related to anyone who owns the place but I thought that recommending this would avoid you going to bad Chinese eats!!. lol..Enjoy.

  • Order: got the buffet.
 
aarone
3 Reviews
2011/12/09
  • Excellent!!
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • Great food!, not too spicey and well rounded flavours. My only complaint is the lemon sauce, tastes too much like lemon grass and not real lemons. Service was great! Price was amazing, Buffet and two cokes for 20$. Buffet was fresh and good blend of fried and vegetable foods.

  • Order: Buffet (lunch) Cokes
 
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