China Inn (Durham, NC)

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The China Inn in Durham, NC was a Chinese restaurant featuring a lunchtime buffet. As of 2005-12-13, they had gone out of business. They were located at the corner of Hillsborough Road and Trent Drive.

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As of 2009, the building houses the Salamandra Bar.


The Hypertwins used to eat there regularly; we preferred the food here to that at the China Buffet because it had a little more flavor. The fish was also reliably good, and we will miss the chicken teriyaki (on a stick). During 2005 it somehow ended up being off our beaten path (possibly because Woozle started doing most of the Costco shopping on Sundays, alone), so we can't pin down the exact date when it closed. Prior to closing, they had generally been well under capacity at lunchtime, despite the high quality of the food.