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“best buffet around” 5 of 5 stars
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Mama Garden
4400 S Noland Rd, Independence, MO
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Ranked #50 of 221 Restaurants in Independence
Cuisines: Mongolian
Description: Asian cuisine, also located in Raytown, MO
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Description: Asian cuisine, also located in Raytown, MO
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
“best buffet around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

lots of selection fish & shrimp & crab & salmon on the hot line or sushi made while u watch or cooked to order any thing you select all is GREAT

Visited June 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Overland Park, Kansas
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“If you want a good Chinese buffet with reasonable price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This is a typical Chinese buffet with many Chinese selections, sushi, and Mongolian BBQ. Lunch is only at $7.95 not including drink. It has a pretty good selection for the salad if you choose to be healthier. It also has sesame ball dessert which is quite good. It also has a few seafood selection as shrimp, fake crab meats, salmon, and clams.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Salina, Kansas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Booya”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

My brother and sister-in-law recommended this place. Upon approaching the building I thought they were joking. Nothing pretty to look at from the outside. Break the threshold of the front door and sheer chaos. People making V-lines for the buffets. Staff running around. Customers paying at the tables and some being chased down with a ticket to pay at the register by the door. Very loud. Only a few minutes wait during peak supper time though so I was pleased. Price was on par for all you can eat at $11 buffet. Lots of choices crammed into a small area. I seriously think it would help if they painted arrows on the floor. There always has to be that one person going against the flow. I think all the fixings plus some where covered. First buffet I've been to in a long time that served crab, crawdads, eight flavors of ice cream and sushi. Plenty of stuff to choose from that should please everyone in the family even if not looking for the traditional Chinese menu. Staff was on top of everything clearing tables, keeping drinks topped off ect. Flyer's everywhere inside rated #8 on Zagat for the KC Area. I would not hesitate in an instant to go back. Best bang for the buck I found during my most recent visit to the Kansas City area.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Olathe, Kansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good selection, noisy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

A favorite among my friends. The food selection was typical but good. We had a dozen in our party and they have tables to accommodate large parties. Unfortunately we were there on a Sunday afternoon and it was very noisy.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Elgin, SC
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“All of the food is fantastic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

I am a chinese buffet junkie, so this place was right up my alley. My father, daughter and I were traveling back to South Carolina after an extended trip to Colorado, so here we were, breezing through to get something to eat before finding a place to sleep. Our waitress left much to be desired which is why this place did not get an "excellent", but the food was outstanding. They can fit any taste.

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