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Golden Phoenix

2219 Danville Road S.W., Decatur, AL 35601
256-350-7688
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Ranked #74 of 125 Restaurants in Decatur
Cuisines: Chinese
Most recent review
- Jul 22, 2014
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Athens, Alabama
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107 reviews 107 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Lots of delicious food on buffet. Wide selection and plenty always out. Many years ago they had Mingolian Grill. Wow! Was awesome. Still good. Almost great.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

My family and I use to go once a week on Sundays. It WAS really good. We started going less often when our favorite waiter was no longer working there. We started to notice a change in the taste of the food also. I'm not sure if they changed cooks or not but it's not good. The last time we... More

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Livingston, Alabama
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110 reviews 110 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

While in town for a NCAA Division II softball tournament, I brought the entire team for dinner at the Golden Phoenix. Since my last visit they have upgraded the sushi bar and added additional desserts for those who enjoy something sweet after your meal. I sampled the buffet, sushi, and desserts and I have nothing but good things to say... More

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362 reviews 362 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

As a resident of Decatur I've seen this restaurant make a slow decline in the past few years. At one time it was the best in town or basically the only sit down Chinese in town. They've just not kept up with the competition at all. The buffet is small when compared to others. The service is consistently terrible. I've... More

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North Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

We went there as a family and the food was cold on the buffet. Everyone working there was sitting down at a table near us, talking. No one wanted to wait on you. We told them the food was cold and they argued about it. They are horrible with customers and serve chemical food that is chocked full of msg... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

There wasn't a lot there, but good enough selection. They put more effort into quality unlike most buffets. The staff was friendly and on the ball and the priced was very reasonable for a lunch buffet.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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175 reviews 175 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

good for a quick lunch, wide selection of dihes,salads,soups and desserts

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North Alabama
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

My biggest problem with the Golden Phoenix is that I eat too much. There is a wide variety on the buffet. Go at lunch (even on Sunday) for lower price with almost all of the items they have for supper.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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76 reviews 76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

For starters I am not a big buffet fan, however this one was very clean. The food was fresh & very tasty. There was a wide selection from healthy grilled items as well as fried items. There was also sushi on the bar. The staff was friendly. All in all, I would visit here again if in the area.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

We ate at this restaurant when staying at the Comfort Inn across the street. The positives: reasonably priced, very late selection of buffet items, overall decent quality food, friendly staff. The negatives: food is somewhat greasy, decor is a bit tired, some of the buffet items are hit or miss. For the price, this place is not a bad place... More

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