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Golden China Restaurant

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500 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2218
+1 805-772-1838
11:30 - 21:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon 16:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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Bengaluru, India
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2015

Came here for a quick dinner almost at closing time. There was a buffet but we chose to order from the menu.The service was quick, the food passable. For a small place like Morro Bay, I guess this is good. The restaurant was just next door to the hotel we stayed at.

Thank Freelander270
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33 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2014

Not the largest but one of the best Chinese buffets at which I have dined. The steamed barbecue was a delightful surprise. Reasonably priced.

Thank georgiagrandma58
Washoe Valley
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

Affordable, open late, offering a buffet of very good Chinese foods. From fried rice to some California rolls and real Almond cookies, the buffet is a great value. Family of four get out the door for less than $50.

Thank Charlayne C
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

Great Chinese buffet on our one night stopover on our road trip down the PCH driving the camaro convertible.food was plentiful and changed out regularly . Good service and a very cheap price compared with the rest.Morro bay is a very expensive place for hotels and most things.

Thank den-rick71
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164 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2014

We chose the buffet for $9. each for lunch. The preparation of the dishes reminds both my husband & I of what we ate 45 years ago when restaurateurs really cared about the taste. Wonderful soup, fantastic seafood salad (I went back for more of this). A very good variety of dishes and vegetables. Unique in flavor back to the... More 

Thank suzannet938
Saint Joseph, Michigan
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

We went for a dinner there on the day after Christmas. Apparently this was the only restaurant open, there were a lot of people. The food was good, but nothing special. Popular with locals, too. The price is fair but don't expect anything fancy.

Thank Eva L
Wolf Creek, Montana
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013 via mobile

Its not bad food, but its not good food either. Average, nothing special. The rule of thumb for me on a Chinese Buffet is, if there are few customers then the buffet can't be fresh, and if the Buffet is not fresh then there can't be a lot of customers. There was not a lot of customers at 6:30 on... More 

Thank Shelly S
Southern Cal
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111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

It is so so but we all have a fave Chinese at home. You won't be disappointed and certain dishes are great. Just don't expect it to be better than you're favorite Chinese back home. Jello desert and sliced oranges speak volumes but the fried food is not greasy and they have a primal salad bar.

Thank cap10paul
Fresno, California
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013

This is a nice buffet of chinese food. The price is fair and the food is good. If you like Chinese food and you are hungry, go here. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Dart T
City of Angels
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124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2013

First remember: I live where there are large areas of Chinese people & excellent restaurants. That being said, consider this restaurant is in Morro Bay, and the only one there.... I was here yesterday.... I chose the buffet. What a Mistake! The food, although hot, was blah tasting, over heated, sauces congealed, just TERRIBLE. The staff was mostly absent, but... More 

Thank Auntie-Nanuuq

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2218
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Morro Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 805-772-1838

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?