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Palace Bar-b-que Buffet

1092 E El Camino Real Ste 1, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-3777
(408) 554-9292
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Ranked #87 of 330 Restaurants in Sunnyvale
Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue, Korean
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Buffet
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English first
Northeast USA
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92 reviews 92 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Maybe really three and a half stars, probably above three, not four. The grills and service are great, the food abundant - the non-meats on the buffet approaching dubious, in quality, but the lettuce they being to the table is fresh. The bulgogi (short rib) is decent, the brisket too, though perhaps a little thin - the main beef nicely... More 

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Mansfield, Texas
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89 reviews 89 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

What a new experience! We loved it. So walk in and look around to see vents. Mmmm what is this? So i being a texas red neck ask...is this a buffet, yes was the answer from the friendly helpful staff. Well we sat down and gave our drink order then ventured to the buffet. A mic of many things, all... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

The best Korean BBQ place in California! They have great selections of meat. It is fun to grill and good to eat when it is still hot.

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St. George, Utah
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Been at this restaurant few times over the years and I got disappointment every time. It is a buffet style where you have variety of meat and appetizer and sweets and salads . It is cool to grill your own meat but the sauce that meat marinated in extremely sweet . So you consuming lots of Carbohydrate even the whole... More 

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Draper, Utah
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118 reviews 118 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

This restaurant is an all you can eat buffet, but you cook the food yourself on a gas grill in the middle of your table. They have a nice assorted selection of thin sliced beef, chicken and pork along with some sea food. (there is shrimp available at night, but it hasn't been shelled or veined)! If there is more... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Not for veggie lovers...But if you are meat lovers there is something for every taste here. Spicy chicken/Pork, Teriyaki Chicken, Shrimps are my favs, even fried checken is also good. They can of course do a better job with the rice varieties there, but overall personal BBQ grills at every table, fast service and large meat spread for BBQ, good... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Best Korean BBQ buffet I've ever been to. Then again, I live in the Greater Seattle area, where there aren't many good Korean buffets, if any. The meats, especially the short ribs, were very well marinated and tasted tender and flavorful. The crab kimchi was very interesting and I liked it a lot.

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Tracy, CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

I agree this is an expensive place to eat (about $15 + tax for lunch, more for dinner), so if you know you're not a great meat eater - this could be an expensive option for you. However, it is a great first-time experience if you haven't done this sort of thing before. I will enumerate some of the food... More 

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San Jose, CA
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155 reviews 155 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

All you can eat BBQ meat that you cook yourself. Come out smelling like meat! Can't go wrong here!

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Tucson, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

Once you make friends with a Korean you have a friend for life, almost family; outside of that you can expect to be left for dead on the side of the road if you're an outsider. They are very Us (Korean) vs. Them ("poroner") I would give the place a better review but the service/management was horrible. Showed up five... More 

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Additional Information about Palace Bar-b-que Buffet

Address: 1092 E El Camino Real Ste 1, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-3777
Phone Number: (408) 554-9292
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sunnyvale
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue, Korean

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