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Asian, Chinese
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Reviewed July 7, 2019

For a good price,you can fill up in delicious Chinese food.There are some American food,as well as some sushi.The Salad bar is big,and maybe best of all are the cakes they have for dessert.The service was very good too.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed May 13, 2019

Went with my 2 teenagers. Food was cold. Waitress claims she thought my daughter called her a name. Which she did not!!! However, the waitress came out and got in my daughter's face as we were leaving. Told the owner/manager and she said oh it...was a misunderstanding. Well, we walked out the second door and the waitress came outside to continue to get in my daughter's face. Apparently she still works there. The food has gone down hill recently. It used to be good but now it's usually cold or not enough on the bar. We'll never go back and I've told many people about this experience and they say they won't go back in there either.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 21, 2019

This is by far one of the best chinese buffet's I have experienced from Las Vegas to Galesburg! Inexpensive and dependable.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 7, 2019

The World Buffet in Galesburg is an excellent choice for a healthy Lunch or Dinner at Reasonable Prices. The restaurant is clean, the ambience is quiet and inviting and the service is great. We were greeted with a smile,seated quickly and our server brought our...drinks fast and invited us to enjoy the buffet. The Buffet Selections are Impressive. With a fresh salad & fruit bar and lots of other delicious seafood and vegetable entrees. There are literally dozens of tasty selections sure to please everyone's appetite. And at just $6.99 for the Lunch Buffett this overall dining experience is a winner! Highly Recommended, Be Advised!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

If you want a variety of food in your buffet line, then the World Buffet is your place. Do you like American food? They have some. Do you like cake and desserts? They have that too. Do you like Asian food? This is the place...to get it. They have all the normal salad bar stuff, chicken dishes, egg rolls etc. Have you ever eaten octopus? They have it. Dont know it before you try it. It wasn't too terribly bad, yes, they are baby octopi complete with suction cups on the legs. Try it, you may like it.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed January 23, 2018

Been wanting to go there for quite a while. Many people I know said it was really good. My boyfriend didn't think it was too bad, but I didn't like it very well.

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed October 27, 2017

The World Buffet isn't just Chinese food - although they have a heavy influence on it. They also offer a salad bar, desert bars, some other American foods as well. They are mainly a Chinese restaurant and it is all good. Nice variety of everything....It's about $7 for the lunch buffet - all you can eat. Check it out.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

We went in right after 3pm,still lunch prices.Went to grill to make my own and notice some steaks in with all the other ingredients.I have the woman grill 3 some what fatty steaks,along with my other choices.Get the bill was charged for dinner price.I pointed...that out upon paying and the woman says she no speak good English.I'm like well that's very deceiving,for 1 if its out before 330 anything goes.2 you should put up a sign then. Food was not very hot,People come in and never wash their hands.very bad I will never go back.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed March 16, 2017

My personal favorite Chinese buffet in a 50 mile radius . One cannot FIND a better hot meal value . WIDE variety of Chinese oriented food here on a MASSIVE Buffet . Inside is HUGE and open so you never feel cramped in . Buffet...itself is LARGE and easy to get from station to station . 2 adults can easily eat here for under 20 bucks at lunch time and come away fully STUFFED ! BEST food value by far .More

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed January 11, 2017

The World Buffet in Galesburg offers so many choices of food to choose from, you can't possibly try them all. They offer the traditional pork, beef and chicken Asian dishes that every other Asian cuisine has, as well as some American dishes too. This place...may have the most choices when it come to the dessert selection. I think that they have at least 9 different counters of food. It all looks good, and i've never had a bad taste in my mouth from any of the variety of dishes. Try it. If you don't think that you like Chinese food, remember that it is just pork, beef or chicken with different sauces.More

Date of visit: January 2017
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Reviewed July 29, 2016

Large assortment of foods and desserts to choose from....very affordable and personnel were friendly and helpful..would definitely eat there again...food was excellent !!!

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

If I coukd give this place a negative rating I would!! There was a hair in our sesame chicken! It was gross. When we told the waitress she laughed! The staff although cheerful loitered around while we ate staring at us. It was weird. I...will not be bringing my family back!!More

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

I visited World Buffet Friday June 10th, 2016. During the time we were there, we only received one refill of our soft drinks. A lady came to clear our table and we ask for a refill; she didn't acknowledge us, and needless to say we...never received our refills. We confronted the lady we gave our payment to, all she did was tell us it would be handled. We never received any discount or compensation for the inconvenience.The customer is always right, except at world buffet. Needless to say, in the future they will not be getting our business. We are very unsatisfied with the service we received.More

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Everytime I dine here I'm very pleased. You will never find food dried up in a serving pan.They are constantly bringing out fresh food.Such a vast variety of choices. Favorite buffet in town.

Date of visit: May 2016
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Reviewed May 1, 2016

Went there Saturday night . Food was like it sat there all day ? Nothing fresh ? Most things were over cooked or cold when brought out. Very disappointing !

Date of visit: April 2016
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  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4