Campbell River is known as the “Salmon Capital of the World”. So what are the chances of finding good Chinese food in this town? Well, if you’re looking for a great Chinese buffet restaurant near Campbell River, this is the place. We had just spent the morning salmon fishing at Painters Lodge and most of the afternoon relaxing around the pool. We decided on Chinese for dinner and googled the area to find what was available. A few options came up that we tracked to using our smart phone but were disappointed to find them either closed or no longer in existence. But we did find the Driftwood, a short drive from Campbell River. We were a little hesitant, not knowing if the food would be worth the drive. We flipped a coin and headed for the restaurant.
On arriving at this out of the way eatery, we were surprised by the number of cars in the parking lot for a Tuesday night. The quality of the buffet exceeded our expectations. There was lots of choice with multiple shrimp dishes, mussels, vegetables, chicken, beef, ribs, noodles, soups and desserts. We tried all of the dishes and all were excellent. The staff was very accommodating and efficient, a good thing at a buffet restaurant. Price was very reasonable. Who would have known…that you can find good Chinese food in the “Salmon Capital of the World”.
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