My oldest son raves about this place, so despite the negative reviews, son number 2 and I gave it a try saturday march 8, 2014. located in a strip mall, you enter into a large lobby area with small koi ponds, and a large budah statue, There is an unused bar on the left, The dining area is divided in to two parts, left and right. with the food serving area in a bright open area in the middle. deserts, pastries, salad, and fruit line the left side, while a sushi station is on the back wall.
Dinner was $23.50 for two including our soft drinks with free refills.
I started out with the soup. I always go with hot and sour. dishes were clean and readily available. when I returned to our table, the waiter had already placed out drinks and tableware at our places.
The soup was very tasty and made in the style that I am used to having. only issue was it was just not as hot as soup should be. there were 3 or 4 soups types and i don't know if the others were warmer or not.
Next trip I decided to scope out the premium dinner options. baked chicken, crab legs, carved roast beef, spare ribs, baked salmon. I had the roast beef and son had the ribs. beef was tasty, but very tough. ribs were decently good with a heavy brown sauce.
son sampled the sushi and said it was very good. i don't like sushi in general so i passed.
As i was picking up some of my favorite items i noticed a dim sum section with 5 or 6 choices. again, not my favorite so i passed on this. and again, my son said it was very tasty. I have to say the item he took were very nicely prepared, and had a nice looking presentation.
We both sampled our usual buffet fare, S&S chicken, mongolian beef, pepper steak, spicy chicken, singapore chicken, all were very tasty and you could clearly tell that they were prepared with differing spices, and cuts of meat as the flavors and textures were very distinct. I have to say that this is one of my favorite buffets recently. I will be back for a follow up.
there were many more items to choose from, deep fried fish bites, pizza (didn't look good), some sort of shrimp stir fry that looked amazing, (but I don't eat seafood), some things i hadn't seen before too.
Dessert bar featured a lot of choices, some bland, like the cookies, and commercial pastries, but the cream puffs were the frozen type that i always like. the ice cream was hard pack, with 7 varieties to choose from. lots of fresh fruit too.
All in all I would recommend a visit if you like buffets. I found it to be clean and tasty. Maybe try lunch and save a few bucks, that's what I am going to do next time, since I don't like seafood, and really don't care about the premium entrees.
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