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“Close to terrible” 2 of 5 stars
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LinQ Chinese Buffet
682 Freeman Ln, Next to Raley's, Grass Valley, CA 95949-9616
530-272-8888
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Cuisines: Chinese
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Nevada City, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Close to terrible”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

The only saving grace of this buffet is the Mongolian BBQ. The sushi is bait and the rest is overcooked, badly seasoned garbage. Cheap, but inedible. The interior is tatty and as unappealing as the food. Avoid..

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Grass Valley, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Sushi, Chinese, Mongolian”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

For a buffet it's OK. New sushi bar and that is worth the price right there! Haven't tried the Mongolian BBQ but the assortment looks good -- I just ate too much sushi.

Visited November 2012
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Nevada City, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good value”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

LinQ is your average Chinese-food buffet. Lots of good stuff. I asked for a nutritional pamphlet (something with ingredients and caloric values) and they didn't have one. In fact, the poor woman I spoke to had no idea what I was talking about. If you hve allergies or special nutritional needs, this probably isn't the best choice, but if you're someone who like to eat lots of tasty Chinese food, it's a good bet.

Visited September 2012
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California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Best to go at the beginning of meal times”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Nice buffet with a good variety. As with most buffets, it is really best to arrive right when the food is freshly rolled out at the beginning of lunch or dinner service. The staff does patrol the buffet routinely and the place is kept clean. The best part of this buffet is the food. I found it to be much better than others I have visited. A really nice surprise was that you can do take out that is charged by the pound, it is a great value. For less than the cost of a fast food meal you can get a whole take out box of your Chinese buffet favorites.

Visited August 2012
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Sacramento, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Really Bad Food, Really Odd Patrons”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

What horrible food. Flavors are off, like the filling in the pork bun was sort of like old won-ton filling. There was this strange biscuit that seemed like a Pillsbury Grands biscuit, fried and rolled in sugar. The meat looks old, and has an off-taste. The Mongolian Bar-B-Q has only 2 sauces, the meat is off, and it's all dry and strange. The sushi is fishy. There's a ton of deserts, but it's all like Costco frozen stuff. Honestly NOTHING there tastes good. And, the place is filled with people who look like they're filling up for their last meal. It's a mix of really smelly and strangely dressed people. It's just a bad, weird place.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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