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“Tired food, wish I ate somewhere else.” 2 of 5 stars
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Great Wall Buffet
3555 Gateway Dr, Grand Forks, ND 58203-0823
701-772-1866
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Ranked #109 of 145 Restaurants in Grand Forks
Cuisines: Chinese
Description: Chinese Buffet with a Mongolian Grill. over 20 years old
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Description: Chinese Buffet with a Mongolian Grill. over 20 years old
Apple Valley, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Tired food, wish I ate somewhere else.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

I love Asian food including Chinese Buffets and have eaten in a lot of them. This one looked OK from the outside, inside the food was boring, picked over and a bit dried out, selection was OK but nothing imaginative in the least, a bit tasteless but lots of salt. Some dishes were a little cold. After my business partner and I ate there we both agreed we wish we had chosen somewhere else. The server was pleasant and the place was messy inside, restrooms smelly and pretty rough. Choose another destination if you can.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Surprise, Arizona
Top Contributor
198 reviews 198 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“Not the best... not the worst... Entirely edible fare...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

This restaurant is very convenient to the freeway exit of #2 Highway and only 1 block from Select Inn.

The ambiance is good for an older Chinese Buffet.

Food "generally" tasted decent to good, but some dishes were lukewarm to cool when they should have been hot..

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Just ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

Just your run of the mill Chinese buffet. Small selection but food was fresh and hot. Waitress kind of rude, but I think she only knew little English.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Food great. Service sucked.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

Lunch buffet was 7 bucks. Hot everything and good selection. This is not Las Vegas. But when you see obese people chowing. You know it's pretty damn good.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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149 reviews 149 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
“No all that bad”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

If you want an all you can eat Chinese buffet, this place isn't half-bad. The food is good and they keep the trays filled. The price has gone up quite a bit over the last few years, but so have commodities. All the service staff are Chinese with varying levels of English, so there may be problems in mutual comprehension.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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