Tony and his wife took over the original China Lights Oriental Cuisine in Eagle River around 1996, and they have continued to mantain the restaurant’s good reputation in the community ever since. Recently, he expanded the legacy of China Lights Oriental Cuisine to the city of Anchorage, Alaska.
The buffet restaurant was remodeled with brand-new Chinese-inspired paintings, glass windows with bamboo-engraved art, marbeled floors, terracotta statues and tables with designs that include cranes, crawfish and exotic birds. The restaurant has a capacity of over 250 seats and has over 60 different buffet options, including sushi, salad, soup and appetizer bars.
To ensure customers of a safe and healthy dining experience, Tony strictly instructs his chefs to prepare meals using the least amount of oil and MSG, and to use a lot fresh vegetables. Tony reasoned that high quality food should not require the use of any chemicals. China Lights Oriental Cuisine is distinctive in a sense that it purchase the freshest vegetables and seafood products on a daily basis. It sticks to its freshness philosophy by constantly changing buffet items to ensure the best quality. The restaurant also has a variety of tofu with mixed vegetable dishes for customers seeking a healthy balance to their meals.
This glorious buffet has been the talk of the town. It gets incredibly packed during dinnertime and weekends. Customers in the Anchorage area appreciate the fact that the new China Lights Oriental Cuisine is extremely family friendly, with menus for both adults and kids.
Both China Lights Oriental Cuisine locations are distinctive for their cleanliness and customer service attributes. Staff members place tremendous weight on their importance of maintaining a clean working environment. They are extremely friendly towards customers and are capable of resolving problems in a quick manner. All waiters and waitresses at the new China Lights are bilingual in English and Chinese and are very well-mannered.
The entire China Lights Oriental Cuisine family shows appreciation to the community by giving frequent donations throughout the years. They usually donate to the AlaskaShriners, kids programs, hospitals, and have sponsored many police fundraisers.
Whether you are ordering take-out at the Eagle River China Lights Oriental Cuisine, or dining at the Anchrage location, you will see a striking similiarity in its family-orientated, fun atmosphere. Staff members are constantly having fun while interacting with each other and customers. They all get along and treat each other like family members. Their sincere customer hospitality has won them many acclaims and has attributed to their abundance of repeat customers.