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All you can eat BBQ - China Bar Buffet & Grill Burwood East, Burwood East, AU-VIC

China Bar Buffet & Grill Burwood East

3.8
3.8
214 Reviews
$41 to $100
Asian
We offer you the best of Asian cuisine, prepared by some of the finest chefs from all over Asia, including China, Vietnam, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Chinese (Canton), Chinese
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–12:45 pm Sat, Sun 1:15 pm–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 5:30 pm–7:30 pm Sat, Sun 7:45 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9886 7111
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 214 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.6Value

Noise • Moderate

Loved For

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Great for brunch

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Good for business meals

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Good for business meals

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Child-friendly

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Good for groups

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Healthy

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Hot spot

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Good for special occasions

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Most Booked

214 Reviews
  1. LidiyaD

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was fantastic and the food delicious! So much variety and great quality. Wonderful night thank you! 🤗

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  2. Vidhya

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The meat was juicy and very nice and they give you many sauces and seasonings for when you cook it. The dumpling was average but the fried rice was old and very hard to chew. The desserts were excellent but some of the candy was hard but the ice cream was really good.

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  3. LeanneD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    China Bar Buffet & Grill had a great variety of food and very attentive staff always ready to help and clear the tables. The sushi and yum cha were lovely as well as all the other food. The grill was also different where you can cook a variety of meats and vegetables at your table. There wasn’t many people dining on a Friday and maybe this is due to the $69 per person price. This is the 3rd time at the restaurant and 1st time with the grill. Would definitely go again.

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  4. LindaP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s has a welcoming atmosphere, delicious food, I will always bring my family here to dine whether for birthday or a treat

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  5. JamesW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good variety of foods, some healthy and nice meat to grill.

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  6. KathyT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Went for birthday. Friends thought food wasn't that good. The dinner sitting in Epping has better food.

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  7. KavithaJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Servers were really helpful. Good value for money.

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  8. AdelM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    THIS IS THE SECOND TIME FOR ME & Y WIFE. HOWEVER , YESTERDAY WAS THE FIRST TIME WITH OUR FAMILY. WE WHERE ALL HAPPY, WITH THE FOOD VARIATIES, ALSO ALL STAFF WERE VERY HELPFUL. OVERALL, IT WAS GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY.. KEEP THE GOOD WORK.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service and quality food and the selection of food options is excellent. Even has your own grill to cook your meats and seafood in front of you while enjoying the atmosphere...10/10

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  10. VilmaR

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my 5th visit in 2 months with either family or friends. This time we were allocated a table on the side near the glass walls which was terrific! Last time my friend and I were allocated the table closest to the main door to which everytime the door opens, it blew our serviettes and hair now and then. I hope something is done with it especially when it is windy and hot outside for better comfort for the customers.

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  11. meli

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great choices in food Staff helpful and lovely Fun atmosphere once the kareoke starts . Will definately be back . Hot plate at the table is a great feature adds a bit of fun to the dining out !

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  12. Bubbles

    New York City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Not the greatest food. If you're not too fussed and just want a lot of edibles go for it, but I'd rather put that money to one really good quality meal. Desserts looked so good but most didn't taste all that great at all sadly.

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  13. AdelM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is our first time since the renovation. We did not try cooking the meet etc, however we were happy with the other varieties. We are looking forward to have a family celebration in the next 2-3 weeks. All the best for the future. Adel & Gamal MESSIEH

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  14. Classic

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    A must place for gathering with families and friends, love the cook to order dishes according to own taste with just missing of the popular crispy skin roast pork.

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  15. MatthewR

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great quality given the price, great value.

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  16. PaulT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife & I have been going to China bar for our anniversary 15+ years. At start it was a fantastic place to go. It went down hill for a while, then covid, but since renovating, it's made good come back.

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  17. MarkB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    All in all it had a good choice of food and its fun to cook it yourself but it was a shame they don’t include oyster's anymore, you need to pay extra ! The staff were friendly enough, language barrier was at times difficult but it was in general a good experience

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  18. CindyS

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at China Bar and using a Korean BBQ. The service was friendly, the food was fresh and had a great selection and it was fun to create our own flavours and meals. It's definitely a good feed!

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  19. Hari

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good meat choice for Korean BBQ Although, the sides were like warm or even cold which was disappointing (chicken, dumplings and etc)

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  20. Elise

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fresh and well made. Plenty of options, something for everyone. Staff were welcoming and attentive.

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  21. SimoniP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The restaurant was completely different from our last 3 visits. Was not the same dishes, they changed all the menu to a bbq hot plate with was not enjoyable as the meats was quite hard to eat and no much Variety of protein or vegetables. They used to have a sushi stand and the quality was amazing…! This time was only 2 types of sushi on a sweets conner. No Fish available like it was no Peking Duck pancakes no variety of greens to be cooked like it was. Trying to go somewhere nice for our pre Valentine’s Day was a disaster. The bill was $145 and for sure not worth it. Won’t be going there again.

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  22. Jenny

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    They got rid of the oysters. the only reason i come to this buffet. Now they charge $10 per plate which only has 4 oysters. Not worth money.

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  23. RosarioL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Something different Combination of Chinese , Japaneseand Korean food.

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  24. ManojP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Overall food combination has been drastically reduced. For $45 Buffet, not worth and I've been to this place multiple times before. I did invite some gest for my B'day. Frustrating experience.

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  25. ThusharaR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This Buffet has improved immensely since our last visit and is value for money.Variety of buffet, Grill, desert options.

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  26. Virginia

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is my4th time going there during lunch, and surprise that they have the grill now. to me the quality of the food was going down, the choices of dishes were reduce compare to last time visit. the grill was wasting my time. The things that normally were cooked and ready to eat now i have to take a bit of my eating time to cook it myself. I came for chinese buffet and i felt that im end up with less chinese dishes and below average korean BBQ. I thought China Bar 's food standard has dropped and now I would get better selection and quality of chinese food at chinese food court take away. I do appreciate how good the staff and the services and they also have a good dessert selection.I used to recommed China bar to people but now I probably wouldn't. my probability to come back now is 50/50. I hope China bar will have a better food for the future. thank you.

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  27. KylieP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderfully renovated, a very great move. Wonderful and accommodating staff. Glad to be able to come back again after so long. Absolutely adore this venue.

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  28. ChristineG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Very poor experience - not like it used to be food or service-wise. Disappointed!

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  29. AshaB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There were plenty of options and the sauces were good. Loved the desert bar. Food doesn’t taste amazing but not too bad. Customer service was outstanding and perfect ambient. It was too pricy but I wouldn’t complain.

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  30. Angie

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Friendly staff, however, the food options were very little, Cold and bland, Not enough seafood options and the meat quality was low definitely was not wagyu as stated. Also the steamed dimsim part was super disappointing, in each steamer basket was 1 piece of (dumpling, siu mai etc) , not 3 or 4 in a basket… considering that it’s a packed out restaurant , there were not enough dimsims to get as they only put out 3-4 baskets each time , AND we saw other customers getting towers of 4-5 baskets each time the chefs refilled, very selfish, very frustrating. This should be flagged and changed so other people don’t miss out. Not worth $70 rip off eating here

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  31. SimonC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Honestly we went to relive the past experiences and they were long gone. The new setup/ quality of the food is honestly terrible. I would choose to eat in a food court before coming back. Which is sad because we used to love eating here to get all those china bar dishes!

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  32. PaulC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was delicious and plenty of options the meat section was so yum the deserts were so yum cooking at the table was fun and tasty

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  33. paulaf

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a lovely night , singer was good fun at the end , food was average, waiters not engaging but not too bad over all an average night out

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Value for money!! Great variety of food options especially in relation to meats that you grill yourself. Dumplings are superb!

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  35. CHARLESM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good variety of foods, great BBQ. Setup only issue we were booked for the 2nd PM session although the food was pretty good, I believe there was small amounts of precooked food from the 1st session therefore was a luke warm and not freshly cooked for the second session.

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  36. KrystalG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The mixed grill was fantastic, such a great dining experience!

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  37. VilmaR

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The paper cups were out of place in a fancy-looking restaurant. Bring back the glasses please... Also too much ice (half-filled) in a jug of softdrink hence the drink was kind of diluted... We have to order individual drinks instead on the second round.

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  38. Mmmmmmm

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great variety and choices for all. Some foods selected were almost cold so that was disappointing but other than that quite impressed

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  39. IreneR

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Some food on the Buffet was cool/cold/ could be warmer. Korean BBQ food as really good. Service was not great. For first time visitors we did not know how the restaurant/ buffet operated and we were not given any assistance until we asked. Also took over 1 hour to be asked and served our drinks. ( 1 bottle of wine). Also was excessively loud… Required yelling at the top of my voice to be heard across from the table.

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  40. DanielK

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unbelievable food as always! Great service like the two times previous. Even better experience this time being able to grill meat and veg at your own table, awesome!

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China Bar Buffet & Grill Burwood East is rated 3.8 stars by 214 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for China Bar Buffet & Grill Burwood East

380 Burwood Hwy, Burwood East, AU-VIC 3151

Additional information

  • Area
    Burwood
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–12:45 pm Sat, Sun 1:15 pm–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 5:30 pm–7:30 pm Sat, Sun 7:45 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Chinese (Canton), Chinese
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
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