China Lin

★★☆☆☆
  • 5500 Butler St

    Pittsburgh, PA 15201

    Map & Directions
  • 412-782-5058

About China Lin

Hours
Mon. - Sun. 11am - 10pm

Food

Food
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I love the food here. It's one of the best Chinese places to order from. In fact, I always order from here. I especially like the General Tso's chicken and ask for it extra spicy, and they're happy to do it. The service is friendly and quick. I've eaten in as well and the service was good. I haven't had the buffet yet, but there is no way that it's the worst in town. It doesn't look bad, and I'm planning on trying it when I get the chance.

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★★★★★

I love the food here. It's one of the best Chinese places to order from. In fact, I always order from here. I especially like the General Tso's chicken and ask for it extra spicy, and they're happy to do it. The service is friendly and quick. I've eaten in as well and the service was good. I haven't had the buffet yet, but there is no way that it's the worst in town. It doesn't look bad, and I'm planning on trying it when I get the chance.

Pros: Food quality, friendly service

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I have to agree with the other review. I live nearby and have been to this resturaunt a couple of times since they opened the buffet and each time I was there I was dissapointed. The food is not hot by any means and it seems that they are afraid to put food out for the buffet. The food choices are not that great. When I have been there the workers children are running around and watching television that way to loud for guests to hear. If you are looking for a Chinese buffet look somewhere else!

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★☆☆☆☆

I have to agree with the other review. I live nearby and have been to this resturaunt a couple of times since they opened the buffet and each time I was there I was dissapointed. The food is not hot by any means and it seems that they are afraid to put food out for the buffet. The food choices are not that great. When I have been there the workers children are running around and watching television that way to loud for guests to hear. If you are looking for a Chinese buffet look somewhere else!

Cons: food is not hot, children running around, not enough food.

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Honestly, I have given this place several chances, they just started a super buffet, previously they were a very small buffet and order off the menu place. Since they enlarged their buffet, I have tried several times at different times and days, but I can not find a great time or day. Their food is consistently barely warm, nothing is hot, and the cold items are not cold, they are just barely cool. I know for a fact that there have been several people ask for the temperature on the buffet tables to be adjusted, but after 3 weeks, nothing has changed, so I can not in good conscience recommend this place to anyone, unless you want to take a chance on luke warm seafood, and we all know what happens from that......... I for one do NOT intend to spend my time in the fetal position praying to let me die simply because someone else will not listen to the suggestions of paying customers to make their food hotter. And since this is a review, children should not be allowed or forced to run amuck in a restaurant, I am referring to the staff's children, yelling at your child in your home is your business, but I do not enjoy, nor will I tolerate, being in a restaurant and have to listen to the staff yell at their children, both under the age of 8. I have been at this restaurant between 4 pm and 10pm and the children are always there, watching cartoons on one of the 2 televisions, and the tv they are watching is quite loud. Also, I visited at 10pm one night, and the buffet was stale and old, nothing fresh, the only positive thing I can say about it was that they did fix a small amount of low mein noodles, and fried shrimp. The only other thing that comes to mind is that when you ask for something hope and pray the person you are speaking to knows enough English to know what you are asking for, for example: unsweet tea, no one knows what it is. If you advertise you are open until 11pm, for instance, then keep your buffet fresh till at least 10:30..... I will not return!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Honestly, I have given this place several chances, they just started a super buffet, previously they were a very small buffet and order off the menu place. Since they enlarged their buffet, I have tried several times at different times and days, but I can not find a great time or day. Their food is consistently barely warm, nothing is hot, and the cold items are not cold, they are just barely cool. I know for a fact that there have been several people ask for the temperature on the buffet tables to be adjusted, but after 3 weeks, nothing has changed, so I can not in good conscience recommend this place to anyone, unless you want to take a chance on luke warm seafood, and we all know what happens from that......... I for one do NOT intend to spend my time in the fetal position praying to let me die simply because someone else will not listen to the suggestions of paying customers to make their food hotter. And since this is a review, children should not be allowed or forced to run amuck in a restaurant, I am referring to the staff's children, yelling at your child in your home is your business, but I do not enjoy, nor will I tolerate, being in a restaurant and have to listen to the staff yell at their children, both under the age of 8. I have been at this restaurant between 4 pm and 10pm and the children are always there, watching cartoons on one of the 2 televisions, and the tv they are watching is quite loud. Also, I visited at 10pm one night, and the buffet was stale and old, nothing fresh, the only positive thing I can say about it was that they did fix a small amount of low mein noodles, and fried shrimp. The only other thing that comes to mind is that when you ask for something hope and pray the person you are speaking to knows enough English to know what you are asking for, for example: unsweet tea, no one knows what it is. If you advertise you are open until 11pm, for instance, then keep your buffet fresh till at least 10:30..... I will not return!!!!

Pros: Service is pretty good

Cons: Food is never at appropriate temperature

 

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