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“Cheap and cheerful” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Number 1 Chinese Buffet

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Number 1 Chinese Buffet
Portland Street, Manchester, England
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Ranked #982 of 1,757 Restaurants in Manchester
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Buffet
Restaurant details
Dining options: Buffet
Hull
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39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Cheap and cheerful”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Went in number 1 found buffet to be ok food was hot enough plenty of choice and for what you pay found this to be cheap and cheerful quite enjoyed it

Visited May 2013
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  • English first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Manchester
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Zero Star Restaurant.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Came here last year and was disappointed, this place has slipped even more.
The food is of a very poor quality and is almost uneatable, only went in because there was already a crowd of people in the restaurant.

Been to restaurants for the same price and in the same location and this is far by the worse.

Clear the staff don't enjoy their work.

Very disappointing.. will not be making a revisit..

Well if they gave a lick of paint and cleaned the place then maybe.


will not even mention the toilets!!!!!!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“wouldnt feed the food to my dog!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

i went with my friend last week i have ate had before and enjoyed the food there so i recommended it to my friend that we go again and i convinced him saying the food was nice when we entered the restaurant well i told to pay first even tho the people in front of us didn't have to so we felt like criminals then as we sat down we ordered our drinks my friend had a beer and i wanted water the beer came after 10 minsbut however i still didn't receive m water so i asked again then the waiter came back with a coke when i told her i asked for water she accused me of lieing to her then she stormed off when we eventually went for some food it was very salty and dry like it had been sat there all day infact the only thing i could eat was the noodles as i walked back for more they was none left so i decided to wait 15 mins later still no noodles and my friend only had one plate because he said the food was vile so we just walked out and had something to eat somewhere else.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Pune
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Value for money and surprisingly good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

I wasnt really sure of how a buffet would be.. but its awesome! value for money.
Visit for a Sunday dinner and at 7.50 quid, you can eat as much as you want, on all other days dinner is priced at 11 quid.
It has a massive array of chinese, thai food. range of starters, noodles, rice, mains, soups, desserts, fruits. Drinks are not included in the price. Been there twice, and had chicken, prawns, crab, duck, mussels, salmon.. Every variety has a taste of its own and is distinct. Food is always hot and refilled all the time. Busy place but not overcrowded. Some of the waiters dont understand english, but are good to you.

Overall a good experience.. would go againa and again

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Good value food , would visit again”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012 via mobile

Great service and food is good quality compared to other outlets in the area.
Service was good
Great value at only 6 quid per person for all you can eat, and the selection of food is good.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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