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“Maybe not "wonderful" but it's certainly okay” 3 of 5 stars
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Wonderful Buffet
4365 Meridian St, Bellingham, WA 98226-7624
360-714-9888
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Ranked #171 of 388 restaurants in Bellingham
Cuisines: Chinese
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Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada
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“Maybe not "wonderful" but it's certainly okay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Restaurant is clean (none of us had to go to the bathroom so I can't comment on them), staff were nice and the chaffing dishes are small - which is a good thing. If the guy in front you of took the last of the fried rice you never fear! The staff rush right out with a new dish full of fresh hot food. No pans full of just sauce and green peppers slowly drying out.
The food is okay - it's buffet food. You want high quality Chinese, go to a proper restaurant and order off the menu. But it was tasty, fresh and there was a decent variety. Sushi, seafood and desserts are also available and from the plates piled high with crab legs that kept going past my table I'm assuming it was pretty good. Good place to take kids too.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Honolulu, Hawaii
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“One of Best Values Anywhere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Came for lunch on a weekday while visiting Bellingham; and was extremely impressed by the variety and quality of food, attentive service, and low cost ($8.95). Steamed clams, clam chowder, sushi, and all the usual buffet stuff; all tasted good.
The restaurant exterior is unimpressive; but inside was clean, even the restroom. The buffetresses were continually working, removing plates and refilling drinks quickly.
Overall, an excellent value for the cost. Restaurant filled up fast; so seems to be a favorite of locals as well.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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burnaby
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“dining out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

we have been to this place a few times now and at times can be very busy. The food is great my son loves the sushi and it is made fresh in front of you. The seafood is very good as well as the salads.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sayville, New York
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Un-wonderful buffet”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

The quality of food here has gone way down. The buffet now has a sparse selection and no longer includes sweet and sour chicken which is a traditional item. For take out, some buffet items are excluded which lessens the value and enjoyability. Overall it was a disappointing experience.

Visited June 2013
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Bellingham, Washington
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Not-So-Wonderful Buffet”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

There is plenty of bland food to gobble down. If you are seeking an over priced pig- fest at a Chinese buffet and are satisfied with bland to bad food, this is the place for you.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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