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5020 Academy Ln, Bessemer, AL 35022-5249
205-425-6100
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Enjoyable Food

While visiting with my daughter, and grands during the Holidays, they took me to this Restaurant for lunch. It was clean, pleasant atmosphere, a nice variety of food, and a real enjoyable experience. I would have given them a "five star" review, but I love the one we have here in North Carolina... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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Bessemer, Alabama
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

My boyfriend and I have been coming every weekend for at least a year and usually have a fine experience. We always come to get a to- go box not dine in, and always get the same thing and our total is usually always around $20 - $25 but this last time and tonight a new girl has been at... More 

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West Blocton, Alabama
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Had lunch here and the buffet is always great. Service is good and clean. Love to have the fresh bar cooked to order food on the grill.

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Birmingham, Alabama
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Went in the evening because my wife wanted the crab legs on the buffet. Pan was empty when we arrived and when we left 1:15 hours later was still empty. Complained to owner but he gave no apologies. I tried the steak buffet and had to throw it away because it tasted spoiled. Frozen dinners will be a better use... More 

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Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We've seen their parking lot packed before so we thought we'd give them a try. Should have known it wasn't going to be good when I saw the mini hot dogs being refilled instead of other dishes. My husband liked the potatoes, black pepper chicken and Mongolian pork. The lo mein noodles had zero taste, and the egg drop soup... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

While visiting with my daughter, and grands during the Holidays, they took me to this Restaurant for lunch. It was clean, pleasant atmosphere, a nice variety of food, and a real enjoyable experience. I would have given them a "five star" review, but I love the one we have here in North Carolina best.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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265 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

While there is a wide selection of entrees to chose from, nothing is exceptional or outstanding. They were slow re-filling the sushi trays but the other items were replenished quickly. In addition to the sushi and typical buffet items, they also offer a hibachi grill all for the one price.

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Mc Calla, Alabama
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5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Went there 330p before dinner started. Food was so cold and tough like it had been left out all day.

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1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We went at about 5 on Sunday afternoon. The place wasn't busy or dirty. However, they were quite slow about refilling the food & didn't have as many choices as most other buffets.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

You will not leave this place unsatisfied. Great Chinese, Salad, Sushi, Hibachi grill, American, and deserts

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near Birmingham, AL
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19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We stop & eat here every 3 or 4 weeks on our way to or from Birmingham, AL We have arrived anywhere from 11am to 3pm & have never found any reason not to eat there & leave happy. The all you can eat buffet is only $6.99 on weekdays before 3:30pm when supper begins. We choose to go between... More 

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Address: 5020 Academy Ln, Bessemer, AL 35022-5249
Phone Number: 205-425-6100
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Bessemer
Cuisine: Chinese

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  • Address: 5020 Academy Ln, Bessemer, AL 35022-5249
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Bessemer
  • Phone Number: 205-425-6100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

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