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Imperial Buffet

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273 Wilbur Cross Hwy, Berlin, CT 06037
(860) 828-6630
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout

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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Its a buffet. Not bad but at times they are slow to refill the crab legs which goes quick. Sometimes you feel pushed to hurry up and eat.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Patrick B
Newington, Connecticut
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Berlin, Germany
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have a good assortment of seafood Like peel them yourself shrimp, Clams on the half shell Oysters Crab legs Fish Stuffed clams steamed mussels and other kinds of shrimp dishes.There are other foods like variou types of chicken beef and pork but I usually stick to all the seafood.

Thank Catfish51
Newington, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Its a buffet. Not bad but at times they are slow to refill the crab legs which goes quick. Sometimes you feel pushed to hurry up and eat.

Thank Patrick B
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The food was good and the service was even better. I truly appreciate the restaurants concern about our comfort throughout our visit. Thanks and if we are in the area,we will certainly visit again. Our track and field team truly thanks you. All the best, all the time, Coach J

Thank Jason J
Wethersfield, CT
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Since this is a local restaurant, we have dined here many times. Although the variety of foods in the buffet is amazing, the quality seems to be going downhill. Many of the items were room-temp when they should have been hot. I shouldn't complain since I went back 3 times for more food. The service is very good. The girls... More 

1 Thank Craft01
Berlin, Connecticut
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Pros ---- Large parking lot, Lots of seating, no waiting, Lots of food choices, Fairly priced, They keep refilling the buffet. Cons---- Food is typical buffet food, lower quality but lots of it.

Thank Janice402
Severna Park, Maryland
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51 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Not the cleanest buffet I have ever been in. The food was average, not bad, but not great. The price was a little high, they had snow crab legs on the menu, but they didn't refill them as fast as the customers emptied the dish. Several patrons were disappointed that the crab legs was constantly empty. Not terrible, but not... More 

Thank Ralph P
Meriden, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Fifteen of us went here to celebrate a birthday. After reading some of the previous reviews I was skeptical but to our surprise the food and service were great. They had many choices one of which is my granddaughter's favorite, Crab Legs. Everything was hot ans fresh and the waitstaff was very attentive. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank JohnBCt
Berlin, Connecticut
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a good place to get Chinese food. The service is good. the price is right and the food is always fresh and hot. Great variety of Chinese as well as American dishes.

1 Thank Ron P
Hartford, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Ive been to this buffet several times, because it is near another store that I frequently shop at. Everytime Ive gone here , it gets worse. A few days ago, I spent 13 dollars on lunch, with a soda and a tip. And the food was nasty. They actually had a burnt dried up piece of what looked like cardboard,... More 

1 Thank marie j
Cromwell, Connecticut
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

I don’t write many reviews. So this will probably seem wordy to you experienced reviewers but so be it. I've been to this buffet dozens of times. The food is exactly what you would expect from any Chinese buffet. If one is visiting a buffet of any kind, one should not be critiquing the food as if they expected gourmet... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 273 Wilbur Cross Hwy, Berlin, CT 06037
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Berlin
  • Phone Number: (860) 828-6630

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Japanese


Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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