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Emperor Buffet

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69600 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-2868
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Victoria, Canada
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185 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

At first glance it is overwhelming. A huge space with buffet offerings to match. There is the Sushi buffet, a Hibachi selection, generous piles of crab legs and shellfish in abundance. The selection is too much to describe, all of it fresh, the containers are changed constantly and the result is a lot of choices with most of it good.... More 

Thank Pamela J
Chandler, Arizona
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361 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a buffet with plenty of selections. They also had sushi to choose from. The food was good but not special. Ate our fill and met our expectations. Prices were good too.

Thank Dan R
Palm Springs, California
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136 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One problem with buffet restaurants is that they often run out of items or what is there looks like is was dragged through the restaurant before it was placed on the buffet. This place is not like that. Even at odd times, all of the food items (which are plentiful) are fully stocked and look and taste great. In addition... More 

Thank Paul G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

Omg. What a wonderful surprise. I love Chinese food. The meat is well cooked seasoned very well and very tasty. The best fried rice and noodles in the area. Although this is a "buffet" the food tastes like a higher end Chinese Restaurant. I was pleasantly surprised. The young waiters were very nice and tge customer servicr was superb. I... More 

Thank Anita P
Seattle, Washington
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152 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017

We stopped for dinner as my husband wanted to give Emperor Buffet a try. We were seated quickly and opted for their $13.99 dinner buffet. Our waitress cleaned plates from the table as we went back for more food. Good selection of items plus you could also enjoy sushi or their hibachi grill.

Thank Cathy R
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

First time we’ve ever been, driven by it many times over the years. We went on a Sunday for a late lunch and we were impressed with the selection of items and how fresh everything was. All are cooked in small batches and replenished. Good to see Asian folks there, just watch what they load on their plates and follow... More 

Thank Hobdeb
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

large crab legs, four tables of food, sushi selection is mediocre at best, mostly crab meat and cheaper sushi, soups are good, usual options available,

Thank NinjaGigi
Edmonton, Canada
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67 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

The restaurant needs a good cleaning, the ceiling fans had a thick layer of sticky dust, and everything is tired and icky. There is a lot to choose from, however, not so much if you like to eat healthy. A lot of the dishes tasted the same and not very hot at all. We hadn't even walked up to our... More 

Thank jogar1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

We have been in many buffets and this belongs to top of them. Specially the Mongolian wok station is a very good extra. Large variety of different kinds of main courses and desserts.

Thank Ari K
Rancho Mirage, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

I have only ordered delivery from Emperor Buffet -- Generally, when I have an egg foo yung craving! But, it always lives up to a good standard: well-prepared food at very reasonable prices. The restaurant is located at The River in Rancho Mirage. So, if you're shopping and develop an appetite, I'd recommend it... Or, order as I do, regularly,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69600 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-2868
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Rancho Mirage
  • Phone Number: 7603289200
Tel. 760-328-9200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?