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The Buffet At River Rock

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Bridgeport
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8811 River Road, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
604.247.8900
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Buffet
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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  • 44
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  • 65
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
To me just standard food

They did have a staff of cooks there making fresh meals, but I didn't care for the chinese food they were cooking. Rest of buffet was just your standard food.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
leslie026
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Mission, Canada
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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190 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Mission, Canada
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

They did have a staff of cooks there making fresh meals, but I didn't care for the chinese food they were cooking. Rest of buffet was just your standard food.

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

My family and I have periodically enjoyed Sunday brunch here for years. Last weekend, we were unpleasantly surprised that the poached shrimp had big veins left in them. This was unbelievable to me that a major hotel establishment would serve up shrimp in such an unsanitary, unsavory and unappetizing manner. Though the shrimp were not large (maybe 30-35 count?) the... More 

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Whitehorse, Canada
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The food was very good with lots of variety. The service however left a lot to be desired. Running around looking confused, yet ignoring us

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Karsten P, Food & Beverage Director at The Buffet At River Rock, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your visit at The Buffet at the River Rock Casino Resort. We are glad to hear that our food had met your expectations. Valuable feedback like yours enables a better dining experience for our guests. I am sorry to... More 

Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

It is almost over a years I was here with Girlfriend#1 (July 2014 ) ,now ,I have my other Girlfriends #2,(love Meat ) #3(love Seafood ) #5 (love Salads ) stay with me for the Easter Holidays! so ,I got smart ,took them all to The Buffet at River Rock to day ,with varying food tastes or are indecisive !... More 

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Karsten P, Food & Beverage Director at The Buffet At River Rock, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to complete this review. We are glad to hear that you had an overall great dining experience with us at The Buffet, yet disappointed to learn that our service was a bit slow and the salad station was not up to your expectation.... More 

Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

For the price in Vancouver, and the amount of food you get. You just can't go wrong. There's an average amount of food but not much of a variety. I did the breakfast this morning and had a good portion, but there wasn't much. It's clean and they make prep/cook some of the food right in front of you so... More 

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Karsten P, Food & Beverage Director at The Buffet At River Rock, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We would like to thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent visit at The Buffet. We are happy to hear that you find good value when dining with us. As you have noticed, in addition to our freshly prepared items each day, we like to have one of our chefs prepare hot... More 

Cambridge, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

After you've seen the great casinos of Los Vegas and Asia, coming home to Canada and visiting what we have available here can be a bit of a let down.The River Rock Casino in Richmond, B.C. is considered one of the best casinos in the Province, so we were anxious to visit the restaurant and see how it fared.It is,... More 

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Karsten P, Food & Beverage Director at The Buffet At River Rock, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review The Buffet at the River Rock Casino Resort. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our dessert selection. All of our desserts are made in house by our creative Pastry Team. We truly value the opinions of our guests and we apologize that we did not meet your... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The first night I took my family (my 60 year old pescatarian mother and my two kids 6 and 12) was a Sunday and the buffet was PACKED. We waited in line for about 25 minutes while being reassured periodically by two efficient hostesses who took our numbers and made sure everyone was seated quickly. The buffet had a ridiculous... More 

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Karsten P, Food & Beverage Director at The Buffet At River Rock, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to complete this review. We continue to strive to ensure great dining experiences for our diners and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed our large variety of food offerings. Thank you for bringing your concerns regarding the service levels to our... More 

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Hot items looked unappetizing and tasted terrible. Poor service had to get our own water Huge lineup and wasted time going. Worst buffet I have been to. Very disappointed!

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Karsten P, Food & Beverage Director at The Buffet At River Rock, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank for taking the time to share with us your experience at The Buffet. We are sorry to hear of your negative experience but it is this feedback that allows us to improve our services and offerings. We will definitely bring up your concerns with our Culinary Team and Buffet Manager so that we can improve on... More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Top Contributor
187 reviews 187 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Just ok if you want to eat a lot of times. I believe the food lacks quality on it, but it is also not that bad.

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Karsten P, Food & Beverage Director at The Buffet At River Rock, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review The Buffet at River Rock Casino Resort. We truly value the opinions of our guests and we apologize that we did not meet your expectations. We are constantly looking to upgrade the quality of our offerings and your feedback is important. We hope to have the opportunity to make... More 

Qualicum Beach, Canada
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The buffet at the River Rock, is very enjoyable at a reasonable price. Lots of parking available, as it is a Casino resort down on the North Arm of the Fraser river. Food is fresh and there seems to be a variety of things to choose from on the Buffet. They have a Lunch and Dinner buffet. It's fairly busy... More 

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Karsten P, Food & Beverage Director at The Buffet At River Rock, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on The Buffet at River Rock Casino Resort. We are pleased to hear that you find our buffet very enjoyable. We also offer daily breakfast buffet from 6:30am to 10:30am. We look forward to your future visits. All the best, Karsten P. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8811 River Road, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Richmond>  > Bridgeport
  • Neighborhood: Bridgeport
  • Phone Number: 604.247.8900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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