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1511 Central Ave, Grand Forks, British Columbia V0H 1H0, Canada
(250) 442-3321
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  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
If you like smorgasbord...

I am not a fan of smorgasbord and so to do a review of this restaurant will be difficult since I grew up being told if you can't say something nice... don't say anything at all... so if you like smorgasbord then this is definitely the place to eat...

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2013
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Grand Forks, Canada
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Barriere, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Ir was a buffet. Some dishes were ok, but some were really bad, old. Service was ok. Restaurant was nice inside, and had decent parking

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Cranbrook, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Excellent buffet. One of the best Chinese food places outside the Lower Mainland. Open for lunch and dinner every day except Mondays. Reasonable prices. Good staff. Higher quality food for a buffet.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We ate here for a Chinese buffet, the peppers were slimy, the broccoli was yellow, the meat was undercooked and rice was burn. When I went up to the counter to politely request that we get 10% off due to not being able to eat it all the owner told me it was my fault for coming at the end... More 

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Grand Forks, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We had eaten here on a few occasions prior to this visit and it was mediocre but edible for a chinese buffet. The visit a few months ago, prior to this one, the food was overcooked, rubbery/chewy fried scallops and just generally a waste of time and money. But we decided to go back as that was the worst we'd... More 

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Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Went in at dinner time Tuesday after Thanksgiving Weekend. Moved furniture all day and looked forward to a nice meal. smorg pans were minimally full ... mushy vegetables , had to wait almost 30 mins for wonton soup to be topped off ..cold greasy deepfried fake crab, mushy meat with mushy green beans , broccoli was brown! everything in general... More 

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viola, delaware
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We ate there with our son and his billet family and all I can say is wow. The food was great, hot, and would eat there again.

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Grand Forks, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I am not a fan of smorgasbord and so to do a review of this restaurant will be difficult since I grew up being told if you can't say something nice... don't say anything at all... so if you like smorgasbord then this is definitely the place to eat...

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Shelby, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

I did not know that you could find such a good smorg in such a small town. The family I was visiting suggested it and I was sort of scepticle BUT was pleasantly surprised. I would suggest anyone who has time while driving thru, to stop and enjoy the food.

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Grand Forks, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Tried this supposed restaurant several times to give them a chance. They don't have a clue what Chinese food is. Horrible, stale, mouldy food served each time !! Vegetables had brown slime from rotting on them. Meat tasted very air stale and mouldy at times. Ordered take out to see if better than smorgasbord and watched cook ( dirty clothes... More 

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Grand Forks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Good variety - Salad bar could use some work but generally good food. Hours are inconsistent at times.

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  • Address: 1511 Central Ave, Grand Forks, British Columbia V0H 1H0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Grand Forks
  • Phone Number: (250) 442-3321

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