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60 Talbot St N, Essex, ON N8M 1A2
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Rates:

  • $11 To $25,

Cuisine type

  • Chinese,
  • Asian,

Dishes

  • Chow Mein,
  • Wonton Soup,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,

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  • Food: 4.5/5
  • Service: 4/5
  • Atmosphere: 4/5
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Patti D
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Are you kidding m...

Are you kidding me? this place has the best Chinese food in essex county.

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Sabrina G
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Never going back....

Never going back. Worst Chinese food I've had in a long time. The price is too high for such poor quality food.

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Tman1981
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Save your money

The draw of this place is their buffet. If you want a lot of low quality, flavorless food, then this is the place for you. The quality of food is poor and flavor is lacking. The staff is nice but for my money I'm eating somewhere else

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 1/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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great food every time!

I drive from Windsor to Essex JUST for A-1!! They have hands down the best food and a generous amount of it! It's the only place I've tried that has large pieces of chicken in their chicken balls. My husband didn't care for his honey ribs. He said they were WAY too dry. (otherwise I would've rated my review 5 stars on the food)

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Restaurantica12
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Great Place

We have been going to A-1 for many, many, many years and have never been disappointed. The food is great and the service is terrific! It's not fancy, but the food id delicious and the people are very friendly. Hard to believe anyone would have anything negative to say about this restaurant...some people's standards and expectations must be OFF THE CHART! Great place and nicer people.

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Restaurantica12
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Clean and Efficient

We go here whenever we are craving Chinese food. It is very clean and they have very fast and efficient service. Take-out is always quick. Based on the amount of food given for the price most items are a great value. I have to disagree with a previous review, it is definitely not premium food but rather standard Canadian style Chinese food.. However, it is always hot and overall tastes good. Some menu items such as the chop suey are very bland. As it is a buffet restaurant, you can tell that the food is all cooked in very large quantities and not made to order.

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Restaurantica12
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Gross

I asked for chicken lo mien with NO bean sprouts and when the plate came to me it had bean sprouts. I asked them to fix my order, and the waitress took the plate and the chef removed the bean sprouts and returned it to me and the waitress told me the chef refused to make a new order for me and that he removed the sprouts and it should be fine now. I almost went crazy. I WON'T EVER EVER EVER go back there...

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Restaurantica12
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awesome buffett, server came really quick was very pleasant, was very pleased with the menu for the buffett, it was a great meal would reccomend it

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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Excellent service..Very friendly staff.. Would recommend this establishment to my friends.. Service has always been courtesy and fast no matter how busy they are..Thank you

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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Regular customers - will not return.

The worst "customer service" in the business. A successful buffet business, but terrible customer service and phone skills - the worst in the restaurant business we've ever experienced. I guess when you get sufficiently busy you can mistreat even your regular customers. Instead of accepting our order pleasantly, phone staff chastized me for for substituting on a dinner for 2. (there is 1.50 charge for substitutions, which I was more than comfortable paying). When I called to speak with the owner, and I was very polite but frustrated with how I'd been treated, he hung up rudly. I phoned back to inquire as to why he would hang up and he refused apology and argued that they were not rude. We will never again support this local restaurant or any affiliated with it.

Atmosphere: 1/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 1/5
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Restaurantica12
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excellent food and service take out always hot...

excellent food and service take out always hot and fresh

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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This is premium food for a resionable price...

This is premium food for a resionable price!! Ive been testing diffent asian foods and different tecniques of eating and this little place in essex takes the cake. GO THERE!!!!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Excellent Buffet , Food always hot and the food...

Excellent Buffet , Food always hot and the food on the buffet is always replaced. Atmosphere is very clean and pleasing.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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