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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
Not that bad,.

This buffet is fresh great taste, the food is good and the restrooms clean freshly cooked sturfry is available, and if you like Chinese buffets this one is great in the area, only thing to note is the server can be rude, and mumbles in Chinese when you ask for extra napkins, or drink refills other... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Erik R
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Chino, California
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Chino, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

This buffet is fresh great taste, the food is good and the restrooms clean freshly cooked sturfry is available, and if you like Chinese buffets this one is great in the area, only thing to note is the server can be rude, and mumbles in Chinese when you ask for extra napkins, or drink refills other than that recomrndavble place,..

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Bessemer, Alabama
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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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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

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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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