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Thur Shan Buffet

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30 Rainbow Rd NE, Sandia Resort & Casino, Albuquerque, NM 87113
(800) 526-9366
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  • 5
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
A little disappointed.

Decent buffet, but not great. If I could give 3.5 stars that would be my rating. I cant justify spending $60 for two to eat there on the weekends. There are too many other good restaurants in Albuquerque where you could eat for half that price. Seafood was above average. Not a bad place to go once... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
SAR19881988
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family enjoys the seafood buffet every Saturday, it is our bonding time with the whole family. The Alaskan crab, oysters in a half shell, crawfish and the clams cook to your desire are the foods we always get. They are fresh and abundantly serve. You don't have to wait because they refill frequently. The prime rib is also deliciously... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decent buffet, but not great. If I could give 3.5 stars that would be my rating. I cant justify spending $60 for two to eat there on the weekends. There are too many other good restaurants in Albuquerque where you could eat for half that price. Seafood was above average. Not a bad place to go once a year or... More 

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Thank SAR19881988
Mesa, Arizona
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185 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Had lunch here while in Albuquerque for a festival. The buffet was very good with a wide variety of foods, salads, soups and excellent desserts. The food was fresh and plentiful, and the desserts were very tasty. Great place to go if you are visiting the area.

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Thank Bill R
Scottsdale
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

When locals line up for lunch and dinner you know it is a good buffet. Fresh food and good service and what a selection to choose from.

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Thank ScottsdaleFishman
Las Cruces
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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

If you go on a special night, like seafood night, they increase prices dramatically; otherwise, you can get a great meal for $14. They have the usual stations for Asian, Mexican, etc. All the food seemed good, and they have a good selection of desserts. My only criticism is that they did not have vanilla ice cream and had very... More 

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Thank Emerald1125
Fort Defiance, Arizona
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

you just can't find a breakfast buffet anymore but they have one 4 days out of the week and the food is gooood!

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Thank Rez C
Mesa, Arizona
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185 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Had dinner there on a Saturday night. They featured an all you could eat seafood buffet. The food was superbly prepared and very tasty. The variety was excellent as well. The main event was snow crab, but they had oysters on the half shell, shrimp, baked fish, and all the trimmings. If you go away hungry, it's your own fault!

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1 Thank Bill R
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Waited for an hour and a half for dinner...absolutely ridiculous. The operations as far as moving people along is not there. You are forced to pick a line and pray that there isn't a party in it or you are screwed. They make no effort to move parties with fewer people along. Service ok...food ok...for $26.00 a person they are... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great selectrion, local quizine, sea food, bbq, etc. I was excited to see "alaskin crab" on the menu, but was bummed to find out its only friday/saturday. At any rate the meal was good, finished off by ice cream. We will be back

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Thank Travelling_Willburry
Evergreen, Colorado
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87 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We went to the Thur Shan Buffet on a Friday night for the Seafood Buffet. The menu sounded good so we decided to give it a try. We were disappointed. All the fried food (shrimp, scallops) were greasy like the food was not drained after it was fried. The peel and eat shrimp were over cooked and mushy. The snow... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30 Rainbow Rd NE, Sandia Resort & Casino, Albuquerque, NM 87113
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: (800) 526-9366

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  • Cuisine: Chinese, American

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