New Century Buffet


Chinese, Buffets

Price Range : $11-30 ($$)

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    3 stars

New Century Buffet is the best place to spend your leisure time tasting delicious food and enjoying the nice atmosphere. After visiting our restaurant you will definitely have a wish to come back!


Adress: 868 Jackman St, El Cajon, CA 92020

Phone: (619) 440-8881

Work Hours

Mon 11:00 am-9:30 pm
Tue 11:00 am-9:30 pm
Wed 11:00 am-9:30 pm
Thu 11:00 am-9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am-10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am-10:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am-9:30 pm

Business info

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    Takes Reservations
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    Accepts Credit Cards
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    Good For
    Lunch, Dinner
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    Private Lot
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    Bike Parking
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    Good for Kids
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    Good for Groups
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    Noise Level
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    Outdoor Seating
  • wifi
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    Has TV
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    Dogs Allowed
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    Waiter Service
  • fastfood


  • Charles A.

    star star star star star 5 August 2020

    This was our first visit here in a number of years. We've been going to another buffet not too far away from this one, but the other place never had very good service and the quality of the food was in a spiraling decline, so we decided to come back here.

    The food was all good, and more importantly, everything was at the right temperature. In fact, I went to line, got some orange chicken and rice, and when I made it back to my table, I had to wait a few minutes for the chicken to cool off!

    And as for the service, it was amazing...we were greeted at the door by a smiling young lady and taken to a table with no delays. The two young men who were handling the drinks and keeping the used plates cleared were very friendly and fast. In fact, I joked to my wife that the used plates were gone so quickly that I didn't have time to put my empty sweetener packets on them!

    In all, it was a great visit, and we'll be going back.

    Oh, I almost forgot...placards on the tables said that they have a special for seniors on Tuesday: Buy one buffet and get the second buffet for 50% off. We weren't there on a Tuesday, but we got a senior discount of 10%.

  • Shane S.

    star star star_border star_border star_border 2 August 2020

    Your run of the mill, standard menu, Chinese buffet.  Nothing was particularly good even for a general Chinese buffet place.  

    We arrived just before the dinner prices, but they took at least 8 dishes away (that were available for lunch guests that were still eating) and replaced them with dinner dishes, with a sign put in front of each one of them saying that the items were for dinner guests only.  

    I understand that some people might try to take advantage of the system by coming in for lunch prices and then eating dinner items, but I think there must be a better solution than removing options for customers who just happened to have walked in the door at the lunch price time.  It's not like the place was busy.  

    I think a better business decision would be to just let whoever is in the restaurant at the time, eat whatever food you are putting out.  It's not like allowing this will somehow put you out of business.

  • Ray B.

    star star star star star_border 29 July 2020

    I like this Chinese buffet. But honestly, I love all buffets. But this one sticks out as a bit better than most around San Diego.

    Went here a few years ago, and I enjoyed my dining experience. Came back recently for dinner and I had another good dining experience. One of the standouts was the New York Strip Steak. Good flavor and very tender. The soup selection was also very good. I love crayfish, and they served some here. I also like the Chinese pork ribs.

    Nice sized dining area. They also have plenty of parking. The lady working the register was super nice. She also came buy a few times and asked us if all was good. Yes  indeed it was very good. High foot traffic so not always as clean as it could be. The employees made efforts to clean up and clear the tables. I will be back for sure.

  • Dani B.

    star star_border star_border star_border star_border 11 July 2020

    I want to the restaurant with my family nine people and we ask for a spot one of the employer he yelled at me they don't have respect for people and they don't respect the people they going to this restaurant even the service over there he wasn't good The people at the grill when we tell them to grill for us food after they finish girl they just threw the plate for us and we put a tip five dollars

  • David M.

    star star star star star_border 11 July 2020

    " A Huge amount of Choices "

    My wife and I went to the New Century Buffet in El Cajon, and had a  good meal. We were very surprised by the huge amount of food choices they give you. As you walk around the different food choices just go on and on. A lot of the food had some very good flavors. Our favorite was the Orange Chicken sauce. It was very good. And the Sesame Balls were really good. And there Sushi selection and taste was also very good. All & All this is a pretty good place to try a wide variety of Chinese choices, for one pretty good price.

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