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Buffet City

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8708 S Cicero Ave, Oak Lawn, IL 60453-1349
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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206 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

Horrible Chinese buffet restaurant where the food is substandard and pretty much fried or just unhealthy and disgusting. I would never return.

Thank warch1
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

I've had the pleasure of hosting many celebrations such as milestone birthdays, showers, spouse retirement, just because party, etc. at the Buffet City on Cicero. My guests on all occasions were very pleased with the food and enjoyed the music that was provided by our own DJ. Each time that I've hosted my parties, the staff were excellent both wait... More 

Thank Cayden_11
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

I went there on Saturday early evening...Food was disgusting !The fried rice was scorched and burnt to the pan. I had to find server to replenish salad bar.Silverware was dirty.I left there feeling like I wanted to throw- up !!!...Very Rude Staff. SAVE YOUR MONEY! !! Please Avoid.!!!!!!!!!

1 Thank Loren A
Crestwood, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

The food was ok. service, practically non existent, had a party of over 60 people there on 1/10/14. was told it closed at ten, but could extend. manager was nowhere to be found. you would think that someone brings a party of over 60 people in, that the manager would at least greet, congratulate, thank for business. Did not happen... More 

1 Thank irishlad60652
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The name of the restaurant is no longer called Buffet City; it’s now called "Hibachi Grill and Sushi Buffet. I attended a birthday celebration at this location on August 10, 2013. The food and service were average. Not a large variety of entree items to choose from like many Asian style buffets. There were the standard selections like fried rice,... More 

1 Thank VLS1
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012 via mobile

Its like atlantic city inside. Huge, clean, well organized. Didnt get much instruction on how things worked. Would have like more drink choices like coffe and milk but the food choices were so vast who cares? Sushi was the best ive had from a buffet. We went at lunch during the week. Two people $16.55. We could eat that in... More 

1 Thank queenprotein
Oak Lawn
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52 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

like any other midrate buffet but what draws me is that it is one of the only reseraunts in oak lawn to have live crabs

Thank OakLawnJayC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

This is just an average buffet places shimmied up to look nicer. It's way, way, way too expensive for what you get. Granted, they have a lot of choices, but many aren't very good. And the coupons they give out are a riot! They are worth nothing, really. Stay away, it won't be open for long.

Thank cmh132
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2008

Huge variety of food, from Sushi to Steak.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2008

Two words: Stomache ache

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Chinese, Sushi, Japanese
Restaurant features
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8708 S Cicero Ave, Oak Lawn, IL 60453-1349
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Oak Lawn
  • Phone Number: 708-229-9988

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