China Rose Restaurant

3.1
112 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Chinese
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  • Casual
  • Kid-friendly
  • Good for Groups
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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Neighborhood
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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
Reviews from verified diners
112 reviews
3.1 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
11%
Very Good
44%
Good
6%
Fair
22%
Poor
17%
3.4
food
3.3
service
3.5
ambience
3.3
value
Noise · Quiet
60% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SN
4.0
Dined on June 27, 2018

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
2.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

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
2.0
Dined on June 8, 2018

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
2.0
Dined on June 6, 2018

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
2.0
Dined on June 4, 2018

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
5.0
Dined on May 15, 2018

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
5.0
Dined on April 22, 2018

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

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H
Calgary
4.0
Dined on April 22, 2018

Consistently good.

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K
1.0
Dined on April 7, 2018

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
4.0
Dined on April 3, 2018

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

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T
4.0
Dined on March 15, 2018

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
5.0
Dined on March 3, 2018

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

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SK
5.0
Dined on February 19, 2018

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

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BD
5.0
Dined on February 18, 2018

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
4.0
Dined on February 10, 2018

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
3.0
Dined on February 2, 2018

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
4.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Consistently good food and exceptionally good service

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OT
Calgary
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

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
2.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

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
5.0
Dined on December 23, 2017

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
5.0
Dined on December 9, 2017

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
4.0
Dined on November 7, 2017

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
5.0
Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was delicious and fresh - Everyone enjoyed it.

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OT
Calgary
4.0
Dined on October 27, 2017

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

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TB
Calgary
5.0
Dined on October 20, 2017

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
4.0
Dined on October 3, 2017

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
4.0
Dined on September 22, 2017

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

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MJ
Calgary
5.0
Dined on August 21, 2017

Staff was amazing

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MF
Calgary
4.0
Dined on August 4, 2017

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
3.0
Dined on June 18, 2017

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

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OT
Calgary
3.0
Dined on May 29, 2017

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
2.0
Dined on May 15, 2017

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
4.0
Dined on May 14, 2017

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

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H
Calgary
5.0
Dined on April 1, 2017

Great food constantly refilling food trays at buffet

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OT
Calgary
4.0
Dined on February 17, 2017

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
4.0
Dined on February 3, 2017

Great place to go!

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New York Area
5.0
Dined on January 28, 2017

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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OT
Calgary
4.0
Dined on January 28, 2017

We didnt realize that it was Chinese New Year so enjoyed the entertainment. The buffet was very delicious.

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OT
Calgary
4.0
Dined on December 31, 2016

As usual China Rose did not disappoint us. The Food on the buffet was hot an plentiful with a great selection. The service was great! they filled my water glass everytime it was a about 1/4 full and had lots of people to help with removing plates and taking care of us.

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OT
Calgary
5.0
Dined on December 24, 2016

Awesome. Thank you for putting my family in your private room area. Best Christmas eve dinner in awhile. Stress free and very quiet.

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