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portland street, Manchester, England
0161-228-3388
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Today
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 114
    Excellent
  • 120
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 54
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Going down hill fast

We used to visit weekly , and found the menu fab. The last few times we have visited the food has not been as good quality as it used to be We went on Saturday (lunch)it was busy, but not overflowing and the dishes were taking ages to be refilled They're also cutting back the egg and sweet corn... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Diane C
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Its the best buffet Chinese restaurant in town. Clean very good staff lots of option for the foods. All foods are nice and there are some cold options too. Deserts are great.

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Thank S G
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We used to visit weekly , and found the menu fab. The last few times we have visited the food has not been as good quality as it used to be We went on Saturday (lunch)it was busy, but not overflowing and the dishes were taking ages to be refilled They're also cutting back the egg and sweet corn soup... More 

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Thank Diane C
Cumbria
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

best Chinese restaurant I've tried so far. £12.95 plus drinks 60 dishes to choose from and you really can have as much as you like nobody checking on you, plates cleared from the table as soon as you have finished that plateful...Very pleasant staff, very attentive.

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Thank everreadyCumbria
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412 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Buffet City has a good selection of hot and cold Asian food. I was especially pleased to see a decent amount of seafood and sushi. Prices are reasonable and the food was good but I had difficulty getting the attention of the servers to order drinks and things.

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Thank 251larsn
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

went with my son , di not like it .....the tables were packed too close together and the food was nothing to rave about. For a average meal with a cheap price

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1 Thank Jan W
Alnwick
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the restaurant as a lone diner. There was quite a large choice of food, however it lacked taste and all the sauces were watery. The price was okay for an evening meal that consists of 3 courses but to be honest other than filling your belly, it's nothing to write home about.

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Thank Robbo231173
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Like I said the place is excellent for the money the staff are nice but could be a bit faster serving drinks food is all hot and nice there is plenty of it and lots of different choices if you like a lot of food and plenty of different choices you will love the place and for the money you... More 

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Thank Bradley M
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited at many occasions and food is always same good,been to many chineese buffets before and this one is my fav.

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Thank monika c
blackpool
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not the classiest of places but you get what you pay for, great selection of foods, always being replenished. Good price range, even the drinks are priced well.

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Thank Iburntmytoast
Manchester
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156 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've visited Buffet City many times, both before and after their renovation. It was always a good value visit for a Saturday lunchtime, after shopping until we dropped. But on our most recent visit, we were very disappointed. The variety of foods has diminished, so that there is very little choice. The dishes themselves were all tasteless, and those which... More 

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1 Thank zillion50

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: portland street, Manchester, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: 0161-228-3388

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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