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Altoona Gourmet Buffet

520 W Plank Rd, Altoona, PA 16602
814-942-6663
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Ranked #48 of 142 restaurants in Altoona
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- Nov 3, 2013
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English first
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Made my second trip to Altoona Gourmet Buffet. Both times I found the food fresh and the buffet area well maintained. Although there are other styles of food, this is primarily an oriental buffet in the hot buffet area with a choice of 4 oriental soups with fresh fruit ,salads & deserts bars. Lots of choices and variations of oriental... More

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Lakewood, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Lunch buffet selection was huge- sushi, mongolian grill, dessert, salad, etc. Food was OK and not of "Gourmet" standards but for $7.99, it is a good value and definitely filling. Service was friendly. We were greeted as we walked in and the server does service checks frequently.

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

First, you get your option of booth or table. They are very accommodating with your request. Next, when you visit the buffet, you have your choice of salad, Peel & Eat Shrimp, Chinese, American and Sushi. Always 2 soup choices and 2 main meat choices, ie. Ham, Steak, Sausage and always fried chicken. Then the desert bar has too many... More

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Duncansville, Pennsylvania
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This place has an enormous selection of food and is very fresh. To top it off, they also have a hibachi grill!

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Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

My family dines here often. I love everything chicken...and they have lots to choose from. My son loves the frog legs. They have a large salad bar and American Foods such as french fries, chicken tenders, pizza, ect. I've always seen fresh food, clean tables/buffet, and attentive staff. My daughter loves the fountain and live turtles in the lobby.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

I went there for dinner with friends, because we saw good commends online. I like hibachi, and I picked some scallop, noodles, and vegetable and told chef cook well done. When I went home I started to throw up and had very bad stomachache, for two days I couldn't eat anything. I believe the scallops i ate were bad or... More

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Colver, Pennsylvania
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11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Definitely a wide assortment for Chinese food. This is a great place to go with a large appetite. Also, if you have people in your crowd that do not enjoy Chinese food, they have American options on the buffet.

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Ashville, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

While its not the most authentic Chinese. It is however one of the best places in the area to get good food at a decent price compared to most. The Hibachi Grill is where you get the best food compared to the rest of the buffet which is typical buffet food.

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Triangle, Virginia
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

One of the few left in town. Use to go to Hong Kong Buffet all the time, but they had to close for personal reasons. The Gourmet Buffet is the Next Best Place to dine! If you have sensitivities to perfumes and such ...you may want to choose a table rather than a booth! Last time there, someone bathed in... More

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

If you are looking for selection this is your place, however food is sub par, not good Chinese, and everything else tastes like its off a bad buffet ( it is a buffet)

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