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“Friday night cattle call for Morbidly Obese” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Chinese Gourmet

Chinese Gourmet
4425 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107
(801) 293-8190
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Ranked #791 of 1,225 Restaurants in Salt Lake City
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Chinese
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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“Friday night cattle call for Morbidly Obese”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2011

If you don't mind the grossly overweight cattle herd;
Friday night buffet has selections for everyone.
Including MSG ! ! !
You need to request the manager's printout of Non-MSG items.

The selections are vast. Most dishes are mediocre to good.
Take your chances.
First trip around the feed troughs should be for sampling.
If one of your favorites is tasty; stay with it.
The Mongolian Grill lacks shrimp; but offers fake crab.
Plenty of chilled, cooked shrimp.
The deep fried shrimp were fairly good.
I wouldn't feed the pot roast to my dog.
The Chinese dishes are classic American Chinese. MSG in most.
The prime rib is good; depending on whether the server cuts
a decent, full length slice.
The pizza was worthless; except for hushing up unruly, screaming rug rats.

We arrived about 5:15pm; crowds just starting.
By 6p.m., the wait line was 20-30 deep. Wow!

Quite an experience.
If you prefer quality food with beautiful presentation; go somewhere else.
If you wish a wide selection and mediocre is acceptable; give it a try.
Decide for yourself.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2007

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