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  • North China Buffet

  • 3.0 stars
    (41 reviews, average rating: 2.1/5)
  • Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
  • (905) 708-1117
  • 525 Welland Avenue St. Catharines, ON L2M 6P3
  • Neighbourhoods: North End
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davidj
1 Review
2013/04/22
  • Not too bad
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 9 or more
  • We went to North china buffet last night, it was too late and they were trying to close; however, they still ask us if we want to come in. they add alots of fresh food and give nice service for us, the price was so cheap, we 7people only paid around $120 with all pop around, the young manager was such nice guy. i recommend people go there.

  • Order: buffet
 
Georgee
1 Review
2012/08/31
  • I'll never go back
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 5
  • Been going to this restaurant for a good 5 years. I read the reviews and keeped going till today. The last 4 times I been there the food was good not great but good for the price. The services sucked we are a family of 5 and were there for about an hr and and half. Are plates were cleared two times and drinks refilled once after going up to ask for them to be removed and drinks refilled. I work 12 to 14 hr days I was so mad over the services and food how it tast has been going down I eat one plate and sat with the kids and are server would walk by us and look and go to the next tables and clear them and ask if they would like a refill. I went to the manager and said y are we not getting serves like that and the bill shod be fixed were here a lot. She said she would take the drinks off wow 8 bucks off. The are server came over and asked me if it's the food or the service I said the food is good it was the services. He replied back oh!! Ok your complaining about me!!. I ended the conversion and said just give me the bill and I will be giving a review. Payed the bill and walked out. If my order was taken off the bill i would go back but only if i felt like it I'll be going to the mandarin down the street and pay more for great services and wicked food. I will NEVER!! Go back and will tell others not to go sorry but badly ran owner just wants money and bad services.

  • Order: all u can eat
 
ggman8988
2 Reviews
2011/04/15
  • Worst Restaurant and the manager
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • the manager is so bad, and he tried to charge me after i PUKED!!!!

    they put some weird oil in their deep fried chicken.

    I swear i would never visit this place again.

    worst service

  • Order: buffet
 
9 months ago

Recent Comment by: tudeslildudeH

Oh I'm sorry, I didn't realize puking meant to get to eat for free. If you had a bad reaction to the food, that's fine, but that's still product your consuming.

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Kel
1 Review
2011/03/23
  • So much for that...
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • My BF and I went there once before thinking it might be a less expensive alternative to Mandarin, we thought it was Ok the first time, nothing special but not horible. Went again yesterday, to start off, the waitress forgot to bring us the drinks we ordered until half-way through our dinner, she was too busy having conversations with other employees, though she did apologize sincerely several times when she realized, all together, I would've accepted that except most of the food (rice, noodles, chicken, mashed potatoes) tasted burnt, and the rest (roast beef, shrimp) was underdone, the inside of the roast beef was pink. Afterwards, my BF and I decided its worth the extra money to go to mandarin rather than paying for food I could burn myself.

  • Order: Buffet
 
Mag
1 Review
2010/11/02
  • Unfortunate
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 4
  • I do not enjoy writing poor reviews, but i will say I am brutally disappointed, all the food was room temperature, fatty, bland and overall rather disgusting. I was not expecting a fine dining experience but I do expect a decent experience.
    The "salad" bar consisted of a bowl of romaine lettuce, cut up celery, carrots and cukes. Even the kids who prefer bland food left hungry. I already knew You get what you pay for.....needed a reminder I guess.

  • Order: Buffet
 
gwp
2 Reviews
2010/06/23
  • Pitiful
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • I agree; worst tasting chinese I have ever tasted. Couldn't recognize my favourite dishes. Bland & half of them cold. At least they had Stoney Creek ice cream

  • Order: Buffet
 
JesusC
3 Reviews
2010/04/18
  • Worst Chinese Food EVER
  • 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: 3
  • Absolutely the worst chinese food I have ever wasted my money on. Lousy service (the employees looked like burnt out drug addicts), disgusting Welfarey atmosphere (located next to a wal mart I might add)

    Cold food, hot and sour soup was gelatinous and pure crap...

    I will Never EVER step foot into this dump again. McDonalds is fine dining compared to the garbage they let sit under heat lamps in this dump

  • Order: Chinese food that didnt taste like anything
 
MHInc
5 Reviews
2010/04/01
  • Welfare Mandarin
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • Wow! I heard this place was owned by the Mandarin. I think they take the left overs from peoples plates down the road at Mandarin and cart it over to North China Buffet and toss it under the heat lamps.
    Food was mislabeled, food was AWFUL tasting. Just an overall awful experience. Figured we would try something cheaper than Mandarin....Well I know why Mandarin is a little more than the rest.

  • Order: Mystery Buffet
 
TeaTime
22 Reviews 2 Helpful
2009/12/01
  • Basic inexpensive food, soup, lettuce salad with...
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • Basic inexpensive food, soup, lettuce salad with a few toppings, asst dessert squares and ice cream. All you can eat, large selection.
    All the same inexpensive decor as other buffet restaurants of this type in Niagara Falls, Welland or St Catharines.
    Inexpensive is the best way to describe it.
    Young children who like plain food will love it.

  • Order: Buffet Only
 
jwrourke
2 Reviews
2009/11/01
  • I'm so sorry...I usually enjoy all types of...
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 9 or more
  • I'm so sorry...I usually enjoy all types of Chinese food, but, this was not in the least bit worth it. I loaded up my plate with my usual favorites and was disappointed with almost everything on the plate. Starting with the Won-Ton soup (usually one of my favourites) as soon as I bit into one of the won-tons I immediately tastes something "off". Next on to the main courses..everything from the Kung Pow chicken to the lemon chicken to the mushrooms and green beans all tasted like the sauces were not right. The fruit available was orange segments and underripe honeydew melon...not exactly a large selection. I did enjoy the desert pastries. kudos to the baker.

  • Order: Standard Chinese buffet fare
 
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