China Rose Restaurant

3.4
115 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Chinese
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  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
For over 29 years the China Rose Restaurant has been the culinary landmark in northeast Calgary offering a varied menu, consistently tasty food in generous portions and very reasonable prices. Along with prompt personal service and winner of the consumer's choice award since 2004.


China Rose has everything for everyone, whether you are looking for a Chinese buffet with all your favorite dishes, an extensive a la carte menu in-restaurant or take-out, a customized menu for your next special occasion or even a place to go after work for cocktails in the lounge.


It doesn't matter what season it is, China Rose restaurant is always in full bloom.


If you've got an appetite and you delight in Chinese cuisine, then China Rose should be your restaurant of choice. We look forward to serving you.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Chinese
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(403) 248-2711
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Parking details
Free parking and handicap parking available.
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Public transit
5 - 10 minute walk from the Franklin Mall C-Train Station.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Delivery, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout
What 115 People Are Saying
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3.6
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3.7
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AW
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I don't think your online is working well, and we didn't get what we asked for. However I had tried calling 4 or 5 times to make a phone reservation and from 1:46 pm and onward, no one would answer the phone, which is why I tried to book on line. But no one realized there was reservation, until I told them I had booked online.

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S
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Perfect place for our office lunch! Our team of 12 descended upon China rose and feasted on the delicious lunch buffet! All of our favourite Chinese food standards were there, so everyone ate what they wanted and walked out with full happy stomachs! We were seated in the private party room, so we didn’t disturb anyone with our large group chatter. Ken was fabulous and kept the meal going by making sure we always had water and tea to drink, and had room on the table for our next round of favourite goodies! Thank you for a wonderful lunch!

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m
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday
Food is always good as well as service.

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SN
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great place to go when you can't fully decide what you want. Great idea for a date cause they have a little something for everyone. The service has always been amazing and the fish and the dragons are just amazing.

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EV
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

It was *so* weird that our family gathering was seated next to a Chinese/Phillippino Wedding reception? We felt like wedding crashers. Very odd.

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SC
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I was unaware that this location is a budget-conscious buffet, frequented by seniors at lunch for buffet food at a cheap price. The food quality was commensurate with the price point and gave me the runs within 1/2 hour of finishing due to either poor food quality/handling, or excessive MSG usage. At any rate, the true value of this meal was confirming that I will not be returning to this location.

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AJ
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

This was the first time for us to eat at China Rose. We went because we'd attended a function catered by this restaurant and were impressed. The main room is bright with lots of windows and the staff are friendly and efficient. However, the buffet was very limited in the number of choices and the food totally uninteresting. We would not go back.

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C
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Poor service, was charged extra although it was a smorg. Will not be eating there again. Used a plate for crabs leg parts/ a plate for waste and they charged me for an extra smorg plate. Was very displeased .. service ... its a smorg ? Pretty much serve your self... then thay act like they deserve a tip for handing you a bill ?

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TB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our second time at this restaurant and we all really enjoyed it. We were there for Mother's Day and the three of us Mother's really enjoyed the special surprise of wildflower seeds. The food was amazing. The service was spectacular. Thank you.

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SH
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 3

Slow service but good experience has to ask several times for things.

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H
Calgary
45 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Consistently good.

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K
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

This was not our first time at China Rose and in the past we as a family have enjoyed our experience however this visit was different. The buffet was poorly stocked for the amount of customers and I would have expected that it would have been given that we were there at 7:00 PM on a Friday. The food that was on the buffet was room temperature at best and this did not appeal to any of the five members of my family that dinned that evening. Prior to this experience I would have and did recommend China Rose to people however after the last experience I do not think that I will in the future.

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N
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Tuesday buffet deal was worth, if they had more options of food it would have been perfect

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T
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing. Everyone was super friendly, our waters were always full, and empty plates were cleared promptly. The only thing I didn't really enjoy was that the salad bar as it was incredibly limited just to lettuce and dressing, and a few other mixed salads. There were no toppings like bacon bits, cheese, veggies, etc. Overall though really nice, clean place, and amazing people.

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TE
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Really like the "MSG free" foods.

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SK
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love to come here... the food is awesome here... srater mainfood all good here.... desert is always fresh,..

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BD
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked a family dinner for Chinese New Year’s and the dragon dance on Saturday, February 17. The Chinese buffet, as usual, was great and the dragon dance was a lot of fun!

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GP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

food was good as usual and outstanding service. we were there a half hour before the buffet opened but were served tea and allowed to go to the salad bar

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RM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

I was disappointed. The atmosphere and service were great, but the food was very average and tasted like it had been sitting out for quite a while (I was there at 7pm on a Friday). The selection was also more limited than I was expecting. It has all the basic fair, but nothing special. Overall, I felt like it was an entirely missable experience.

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H
Calgary
45 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Consistently good food and exceptionally good service

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love going there wish I didn’t have to pay so much for my six year old kid who doesn’t eat much. I usually go once a month because it’s so tasty

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Denver
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Five of us went for our annual Christmas Eve Chinese dinner. First time there. We decided to order from menu instead of buffet. Only one person thought food we good. I didn't even get what I ordered. Food came on a plate all thrown on like it had been dishedfrom the buffet. Appetizer came after dinner served. One had to wait about 25 minutes for food after everyone served. Two people took our order and got it screwed up. All in all very disappointing. Will not return

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you! We always have such a wonderful time at China Rose! We go for any occasion or no occasion! Our adult kids go as well with us or on their own. It’s our go-to restaurant!

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my family's favorite places to eat! It always has great fresh food and super service.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a group of 15, including a couple of children. China Rose gave us a private room, so was quiet and we were able to talk and visit. Kids were able to get up and move around, and they always enjoy the desserts offered. Buffet has lots of variety, something for everyone in our group, all MSG free.

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and fresh - Everyone enjoyed it.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Drink prices were okay. For a buffet, the price of food is too high

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TB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family went to China Rose for my Mom's Birthday. She loves Chinese food but can be rather choosy. To my absolute delight and surprise, it was amazing! I would definitely go back there again. The staff was so wonderful! They even brought my Mom a piece of Birthday cake and decorated it for her too. It was extremely FUN!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We took my father in law there, he is here from out of town. Usually the food is great. It wasnt up to par as it usually is but it was still good. And we booked reservation online only to get there and still have to wait We were told they don't always see the reservation online right away. I Dont think you should offer the option if it doesnt work well. We waited about 10mins. However the servers were all friendly and polite and work quickly to get a table cleaned and ready for us. Definitely will be back again :)

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OT
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The buffet had lots of variety and at a great price😜

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MJ
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was amazing

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MF
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Was in the City and dining with family. First visit in a few years. It was clean and comfortable and they gave us a private room which made for a nice quiet dinner buffet. Food was very good and service was perfect.

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D
Calgary
37 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Excellent value & great number of options at the buffet! Food is good for the price.

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Due to minimal Monday evening customer volume, the buffet items were suffering from standing too long. I am confident that the food would have been dramatically better had we arrived shortly after opening time.
I felt badly for the restaurant being impacted be the economy.

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A
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Buffet food was just ok. However, decent selection of food, beautiful restaurant with large windows and high ceiling, and friendly staff.

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D
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 4food 2service 2ambience 3

No enough vegetarian options.
Only 2 vegetable dish then noodles and rice

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H
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food constantly refilling food trays at buffet

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Decent food and good prices. Not the best Chinese food buffet I've eaten at, but certainly not the worst either.

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to go!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been eating at China Rose for about 25 years. Buffet well stocked and lots of variety. Staff very friendly and prompt with cleaning the table and keeping water glasses full and teapot refilled. Was Chinese New Years when we went so it was very busy. Had Dragon Dancers in the evening as they always do.

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