The Great Wall of China was constructed to keep roving packs of ancient pandas from absconding with the local cuisine. Succeed where the bears failed with today's Groupon to China Rose Restaurant, located on 28 Street Southeast. Choose between two options:
- For $17, you get an Asian dinner buffet for two (a $33.98 value).
- For $20, you get $40 worth of Asian cuisine and drinks.
China Rose Restaurant has dazzled Calgary–area foodies for more than 25 years, earning distinction with a Consumers' Choice Award. The menu shines a spotlight on traditional Chinese eats, including such starters as dry garlic spareribs ($9.50) and grilled pork dumplings ($8.99). Entrees include sizzling beef in black bean sauce ($10.99) and five incarnations of pork from the Singapork list. The house specialty, Peking duck, is available in three varieties ($29.99–33.99 as a one-, two-, or three-course serving): sliced with cucumber, chives, and hoi sin sauce; as a soup with Chinese mushrooms and sui choy; or shredded and combined with chop suey of pineapple fried rice. Diners panic-stricken under the pressure of choosing opt for buffet freedom, filled with Chinese classics. Bellies slaked with all the meat, rice, and noodles they can handle head to the lounge to relax with a drink or to the outdoor patios during warmer months.
- I personally Adore China rose, the look of the restaurant is urban while keeping cozy, the food selection is limited but for buffet prices its by far the best, I love the spring roll they were crispy and had great crisp veggies on the inside. – Ally Spinda Morrison-Chocobo, Urbanspoon
- One of the best Chinese food smorgs in Calgary. Good variety, always fresh. – TripAdvisor reviewer from Facebook who posted on 11/2/07