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“Reasonably priced and good food.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Oceanview Buffet

Oceanview Buffet
137 Quay Street | Princes Wharf, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
(09) 3556771
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Ranked #925 of 1,179 restaurants in Auckland
Cuisines: Korean
Dining options: Buffet
Restaurant details
Dining options: Buffet
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Reasonably priced and good food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

Have been to this restaurant two or three times. It was always busy with a lot of local Koreans there every time.
The food was good and there is a good selection.One can eat as much as one can for about $35.00 NZ or less which is not bad in Auckland where prices are very high. Staff were generally friendly but not always so. Could improve on that front. It has a fantastic view being out at the end of the jetty that forms the Hilton Hotel.
The Korean food was perhaps not as good as in Seoul itself but nevertheless full of flavour. Certainly worth a visit especially for a large group.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Friday = Weekend?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2011

I visited this restaurant with my partner on June 17, Friday. Foods were not quite good, but average. Sashimi and sushi looked not very fresh.

The price of buffet lunch is charges at "Week day $18.00 per person without BBQ, Weekend $20.00 per person without BBQ, With BBQ $29.90 all day". We were charged at $20.00 per person. We talked to manegeress should charge $18.00 per person. She said that Friday will be charge $20.00 because of weekend. *** Now I know Friday = weekend *** ????? Truth ?? False ???

  • Visited June 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Quite possibly the worst Korean BBQ we've had the misfortune of visiting”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2010

There was nothing particularly wrong with the service at Oceanview Buffet, but the food was quite possibly the worst at any Korean BBQ we've been to. The kimchi was sub-standard, with large chunks of rock hard cabbage (not quite sure how they managed to accomplish that), the egg fried rice was almost cold -- in fact all the food on the buffet was lukewarm or cold.
Diners don't get to select their meat -- rather a large plate of low-quality raw meat was placed on the table, with no way to choose white over red. Even the selection of dipping sauces was below average (we've been to other Korean BBQ where you can make your own sauces -- a much better way of doing things).

The only positive thing I can say about this restaurant was that the beer was cold.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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