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Has anyone tried China Town in Cary/Morrisville?

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I saw it just opened last week. It is over by Danny's BBQ and is in the same place as the old Golden Corral. Did not have time for a meal, but did get one of their menus. It seems pretty broad (everything from dim sum to sushi to Japanese bbq), which makes me leery, but was wondering if anyone had tried it yet.

Matt

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  1. I just tried China Town's buffet this week (in Morrisville). They have large selection of food. However, I find it expensive for a Chinese buffet on a weekday.

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    1. re: 465girl

      I've heard from several people that it's incredibly overpriced, and that the service is less than stellar. A friend who went who is a big Chinese food buff was also very disappointed in the dim sum and sushi - he said that there was very little in quantity and variety for both.

    2. I went to China Town yesterday. Wish i had read this forum before going.
      The buffet is priced $14.99. With the drinks & tip, you ultimately end up paying $20.
      They dont have a huge selection of food as advertised (200 items to choose from), they food tastes bad & not at all worth the money you spend

      1. The only Chinese I eat around here is Jade Garden on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh. It's fantastic. They make the best hot and sour soup I've ever had. The food and the service is unbelievably consistent. I nearly always get the shrimp with broccoli and it's always perfect. Last time I just picked something I'd never heard of and it was great (Dynasty Chicken). Even if you don't live in Raleigh, it's worth the drive. And they have lunch specials for $5 too!

        1. I used to enjoy going to Golden Corral where China Town Buffet is now. Ever since the signs came up for China Town as the replacement for Golden Corral I had eagerly waited for it to open. I went to China Town the first weekend it started business, and I have to say that I was profoundly disappointed by it -- so much so that I signed up on this board just to express this opinion. I found the food to be average. There were a couple of items that were unusual for a Chinese buffet (e.g. oysters) but they had to sacrifice quality on those more expensive items so much so that they weren't worth a try. The real insult is the outrageous price they charge for what is not in anyway even an above-average chinese buffet, let alone an outstanding one ($17 for a weekend dinner excluding drinks/tax/tips). I will not be going there again. I hope that once you read this review you would know better and avoid it too.

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          1. re: diningbon

            That's a shame. I was hoping for a reasonably-priced (and decent-tasting!) lunch...

          2. Unrelated to China Town, but on a previous tip from this board, I checked out the Chinese resto inside the Kroger on 54 near Fayetteville St. in Durham. I was quite pleasantly surprised at how good my beef chow fun and orange chicken were. And the price at ~$7 each was quite reasonable. I noticed that they alos had a Chinese menu but unfortunately it doesn't have an English translation. I have found my new go-to Chinese take-out place; it's worth the 10 minute drive down I40 from Chapel Hill.