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“Run away!” 1 of 5 stars
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Golden Dragon Buffet
6281 Lone Tree Way, Brentwood, CA
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Ranked #35 of 109 Restaurants in Brentwood
Cuisines: Asian
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Boise, ID
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Run away!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Well, some people apparently like this place and are willing to pay the $15 cost of entry, judging by the constant flow and plates piled with shrimp and pork. However, upon first experience of the steamy interior, we had our doubts. Slippery floors, messy counters (from careless patrons), the constant sound of spatulas against the grill made for an unpleasant atmosphere.

As far as this type of fare goes, they try hard, and their success is a statement to the fact that they have found a niche that appreciates what is offered. The three in our party were all disappointed. An interesting observation: Without exception, the wait staff were all skinny and the patrons were heavy.

My suggestion: 2-3 miles NW is Mei Mei, where the rice and single entree meals start at $6!!! And the quality is incredibly better. Well, maybe I should keep that my little secret, since we love the quieter atmosphere.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
San Francisco, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

The selection of the food is typical of chineses / japanese buffet . They have sushi , sashimi and have a counter where you can ask noodles to cook with all the meat/ vegetable you want cooked for you . I liked so far , the hot and spicey soup they have . Its the best i have tasted in all the chinese restaurant i have been to.

Visited July 2013
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Antioch, California
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“Best You'll Get for a Chinese Buffet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Wide selection. Some things are great (honey shrimp, chow fun, soup), most things are ok - the sushi is surprisingly not too bad. And there's a balance of more American options with the Asian options and they have a nice build your own stir fry station. The lunchtime prices are really reasonable - dinner is a little more expensive, but not horrible. I've been to a lot of really bad Chinse buffets, but this one tends to be a crowd pleaser.

Just as a side note: I think the desserts all taste the same and are icky, so maybe avoid those, but I just don't like generically sweet things.

Visited February 2013
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