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China Inn

1003 W University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-2326
+1 509-925-4140
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12 Apr 2017
“Excellent Value”
11 Mar 2017
“Amazing Vietnamese food in Ellensburg”
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
1003 W University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-2326
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

First time visiting here, a little west of downtown but still close enough for takeout. Ordered 6 "Family Style" meals to feed 5 adults, 2 teenagers and 4 smaller kids, we ate our fill and still had enough for at least 3 more full meals!...More

Thank Matthew H
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

They have awesome Vietnamese food including grilled chicken with rice and egg, bun bowls and pho. They always have lots of fresh herbs. Better than most seattle Vietnamese food. The Chinese is typical American style Chinese very good for Ellensburg.

Thank Jade S
Reviewed 21 July 2016

I love Chinese buffet .here has little bit food in buffet compre with other chiness buffet in U.S. My husband and I eat lot ..so when we go get plate .buffet became empty though. Wish more competioner chineses buffet in Ellensburg.

Thank Ayu T
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

Sticky soy sauce and siracha, dirty tables, slow service, thanks but no thanks, we won't be coming back. We really used to enjoy lunches here on the weekend, but I'm thinking we're going to find another place for hot and sour soup.

Thank MzmmB
Reviewed 18 September 2015

We always order the China Inn special fried rice and pot stickers. My husband is kind of a picky eater,and he always enjoys the food we get here. We normally order take out,and the food is always fresh and hot when we pick it up....More

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

They have such great food. The buffet is so so I'd recommend ordering off the menu. They are great for takeout too. Service is attentive and the gals are funny. We usually get the family meals This last time it was the Hunan. YUM!!!

1  Thank RedKO_13
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Took the grandkids here for dinner. Did the buffet. Absolutely overpriced for little kids. 8.95 for a 5 yr old! Minimal selection of food on the buffet! Won't visit again

1  Thank maryannhubbard
Reviewed 12 June 2015

We have gone in twice attempting to get buffet to-go. The first time I just thought it was a fluke but it is very clear now: We asked how much a to-go box was and they told us that it was the price of buffet...More

1  Thank Alex A
Reviewed 6 May 2015

Decor somewhat nice except for untidy pile of newspapers and magazines. Food is hit and miss. Sometimes it's very good, and other times dried out rice. Servers always appear to be really unhappy.

Thank Dianna S
Reviewed 9 January 2015

We have visited many times, we regularly come after church on Sunday. They have a decent selection on their buffet, by no means do they have their whole menu out but enough to keep our family happy, and there is always the option of ordering...More

Thank Tina S
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  • Address: 1003 W University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-2326
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ellensburg
  • Phone Number: +1 509-925-4140
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