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163 Harwood Ave. North (One Block North Of Kingston Rd.), Ajax, Ontario L1Z 0A1, Canada
905-428-0988
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 30
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Excellent value lunch buffet.

Excellent choice in the lunch buffet menu: Fish, shrimp, meats, salads, Susie, pizza, fries, bacon and dessert/cakes/ice cream bars. Birthday lunch free with I.D. Seniors eat at 35% off.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
jamesahlan
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Toronto
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English first
Toronto
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Excellent choice in the lunch buffet menu: Fish, shrimp, meats, salads, Susie, pizza, fries, bacon and dessert/cakes/ice cream bars. Birthday lunch free with I.D. Seniors eat at 35% off.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Have been to Imperial many times. The only way to describe it is to say that the food qiality is inconsistent. While one never knows where you can get food sickness my family has been ill twice right after eating there, when no illness was evident prior to the meal. As for other reviews that say it is better than... More 

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Ajax, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good for you money but food was just average. Sometimes food is cold, when it should be hot. Not a lot of flavour but lots of variety.

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Brit in Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A fantastic choice of food at this buffet restaurant. Been a number of times and more recently the food has moved to a larger Canadian food content. The weekends or special seafood events are the best time to go for even larger choice and value.

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We've been to the Imperial a number of times. We've also been to other Asian buffets in Durham and the Imperial has the best selection at the most reasonable prices. In particular, the selection of non-fried foods is better than the other buffets. The BBQ section (on the weekends) has roast beef, pork, lamb, chicken, sausage, BBQ squid, BBQ shrimp/lobster.... More 

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Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I find the food selection to be better than Mandarin and less salty. I recommend going but lunch as it will cost a little less. Not much else to say it is a decent buffet.

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Ajax, On
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Their SEA FOOD is a high light whether it's their salmon or their raw seafood bar. The oysters on the half shell are so large and succulent that they ask patrons to only take 3 at a time. That's not a problem as the bar is regularly replenished. Hot or cold crab legs, fresh clams, etc. The steak, lamb and... More 

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Ajax, Ontario, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I was very surprised how improved the food quality was here. Roast beef was very tender. Salmon was tasty prepared well and baked sole was excellent. Chef prepared selections at the rear of the restaurant were very varied. Sweet potato, grilled pineapple, grilled zucchini were all done nicely. it is possible to eat a healthy meal at a buffet without... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

good value for the money on the lunch. It has a good variety and food is fresh and good and tasty overall. It is a good choice if you are looking for a good lunch menu overall.

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metro Toronto
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Food is generally declining in quality and tends to be a bit greasy. Soups are getting a little to pre-fab tasting. Far too many desserts and they are very 'frozen McCain-like'.Compared to the other well-known Chinese buffet restaurant similar to this place, the food is better at the other place with less post-food, toilet issues from grease and MSG. Save... More 

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  • Address: 163 Harwood Ave. North (One Block North Of Kingston Rd.), Ajax, Ontario L1Z 0A1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ajax
  • Phone Number: 905-428-0988

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