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Penticton Buffet

Chinese, Asian, Canadian
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2987 Skaha Lake Rd, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 6G3, Canada
250-492-8338
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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The sign outside this Chinese buffet restaurant advertises "voted the best". The sign should be taken down - selection and food quality is very poor. Service on a very quiet night was non-existent - we were given a jug of water when we sat down and never saw the waitress again. By the time we left, we had dishes piled... More 

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Penticton, Canada
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

All items were hot, fresh and tasty. Service was good and lunch selection was ok. The dinner selection would be more substantial but for the price I was happy for lunch. Seniors discount starts at 55.

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Thank 292chrisp
Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant claims to have been "voted" the best in Penticton! We don't know who the voters may have been but they never asked us! The worst Chinese food we have eaten.... Ever. Tough cold ginger beef, half raw egg foo yung, stringy sweet and sour pork, over garliced spring rolls, tasteless fried rice in all not a single item... More 

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Thank Henry O
British Columbia, Canada
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have had good luck here & have a few favourite that we can count on. I especially love the wonton soup, any dish with broccoli & the ginger beef. I like how the Veggies are prepared - barey cooked but hot in temperature. There are not many hot & spicy dishes, but they do provide a variety of hot... More 

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Thank phyllis71344
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56 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

came here at 245pm for a late lunch early dinner with a famished family of 4. Upon arrival the place was barren of customers and we thought "oh dear". Was offered the smorgasbord but decided on the dinner for 5 as we wanted fresh cooked food. After ordering we were told the cook was on lunch and it would be... More 

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Thank redjule70
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Terrible place cold food. Kids eating from steam table. Discussing place.empty bin at steam table dried up food and cold. Will not feed my dog from there

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Thank Alain M
comox bc
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

WenT there for supper with family the Buffet had several bins empty when we came in and were never filled the staff said they were cooking more but we never saw any come out the whole time we were there . The food we did have was over cooked and not that hot looked like it had been sitting for... More 

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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257 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The staff is friendly and helpful enough, and the place is generally quite accessible. The big pan from our latest visit was that almost all of the "hot food" was STONE COLD. Also, the selection seemed to have shrunk down a little from the previous visit in the winter. (no roast beef, and very few prawns, for instance...) I was... More 

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british columbia
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145 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I think 'no frills' might be the best description of the restaurant, the food and the ambience. We offered our visitors a choice of food, and they decided that Chinese was a must-do. We did explain the limited offerings in Penticton but we decided to give this place a go. Overall, I'm afraid I wasn't impressed - the underfilled trays... More 

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Oliver, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Food was not hot enough when we visited - we mentioned this to management, The lady took the temperature of the food in the trays and confirmed this. She advised we take from the bottom closer to the heat element. This restaurant is generally very good but some days are better than others obviously

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2987 Skaha Lake Rd, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 6G3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Penticton
  • Phone Number: 250-492-8338

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?