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Anchorage, Alaska
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284 reviews 284 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
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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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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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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Army, USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

I waited all day to go and arrived about 2:30, in time for the lunch buffet. First, it is clean and the warming trays are steaming. The hostess was friendly and the bathroom (ladies) was clean. The food: lo mien noodles, green beans, and chicken & broccoli were about average in flavor. Second, the egg drop soup was heavy on... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Carnation Buffet is your typical Chinese buffet, but it also has some American & Japanese dishes. The buffet is all you can eat, but you can also order off of the menu. My wife and I have done both. I will say if you order off the menu, the portions are enough that 2 people can eat off of one... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

The food was not bad, didn't have too much MSG in it. Plenty of selection including (thinly sliced) prime rib. Good sized salad bar and dessert selection. A afair bargain for the money and the food wasn't bad either.

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Bessemer, Alabama
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73 reviews 73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

Nothing special or really different about this buffet. The staff was friendly and the place seemed clean, didn't actually see the health rating to confirm that fact. The food was typical of other area buffets, but the ability to choose ingredients for the wok and have made to taste was very nice. Food temp was fine on everything we tried... More 

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Lunch: This restaurant has been discovered by all the workers in the area as THE place to go for a good selection of food at a reasonable prices. The is a large amount of various seafood items and a great variety of asian foods from hot spicy wings to fish, to pancakes?. The serving staff is very attentive and helpful... 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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