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Altoona Gourmet Buffet

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520 W Plank Rd, Altoona, PA 16602
814-942-6663
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Dinner on Weekends

I favor eating at Chinese buffets as I travel. The Saturday lunch here is certainly worth the effort, but after 4 PM, they add several ingredients which make the dinner quite enjoyable. For the price its a winner.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
CherokeeMan
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Orlando, Florida
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Duncansville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Good place for all to eat..is a Chinese restaurant but has various find such as pizza,mashed potatoes,spaghetti,Italian sausage,fried chicken etc..good selection of Chinese foods including peal and eat shrimp and oysters and clams on the half shell...dessert and fruit bar hard to beat...prices are very reasonable especially daily lunch,,two can dine for around $16 with tip...dinner is a little higher... More 

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Cresson, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Wow, what a variety of food. There is so much to choose from, but it is all good. Chinese, Japanese and American food options.

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Thank Karen M
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

OK I don't get any of the good reviews for this place!? If u know good chinesse food you would NEVER rate this above 3 stars. I understand Altoona has limited GOOD chinesse options so many might not have tried truly good Chinese but folks it's buffet most items are dried out from cooking under steam lamp for hours! Lacks... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I favor eating at Chinese buffets as I travel. The Saturday lunch here is certainly worth the effort, but after 4 PM, they add several ingredients which make the dinner quite enjoyable. For the price its a winner.

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1 Thank CherokeeMan
Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We go here primarily for the sushi since they started having good stuff on the buffet. For Altoona, this is a good as it gets. The other local places have itty-bitty pieces with huge prices. The rest of the stuff is pretty good here, too. The other day, they only had yellow tail sushi instead of the good stuff. I... More 

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Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Went to this buffet while Christmas shopping with my boyfriend. I love this place and go to it any chance I get. Very clean and the food is delicious.

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1 Thank Elise7942
Everett, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

1st, to be clear, only a buffet; cannot order by menu [there is none]. Servers all young Chinese gals who apparently neither speak nor understand English -- but are quietly prompt & efficient. As w/ all buffets, some items are better & more appealing to others. 1st round I always take tiny portions of what looks interesting & then get... More 

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Food is usually good. And there's always a nice selection of fresh food at the buffet. My only complaint is the Clams... I love clams.. however, their clams always seem to be sandy and taste really fishy..

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The two times that I have been here it has been nothing special. It is your typical chinese buffet. Both times I've been here most of the food has been lukewarm. It was disappointing. They do have a large variety of items on the buffet, just wish the quality had been better.

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Thank nikkielynn07
Pennsylvania
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A great value for your money. Restaurant is always clean and there are so much food to choose from. A huge variety of food, refills on soda. Your choice of booth or table seating. Family friendly. There are live turtles in the front for the children to get excited about. This Chinese restaurant is right beside "Hobby Lobby" with plenty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 520 W Plank Rd, Altoona, PA 16602
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: 814-942-6663

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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