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Chinese, American, Asian
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed July 24, 2022

I can’t begin to say how terrible the food was here. Every fried item was soggy, the soups were burnt and they didn’t replace when asked. The noodles and shrimp both had a weird taste. The single employee I saw was using a fly swatter...around the food! I have eaten at 100’s of Chinese restaurants, and this was by far the worst I have ever been to.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed April 18, 2022

The prices are a little out of line for what they have. The salad bar was its best feature. It was very neat, well-stocked, and fresh. The car salad was bad. I took a couple of bites and it was terrible! The rest of the...bar was great. The food bar was either really tasty or bad and dry! I left still a little hungry. To bad because it was neat, clean, and looked like a tasty little food bar and restaurant.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 19, 2022

Read the TripAdvisor reviews, but since the newest was in 2020, and the parking lot was full at 4:15 PM on a Saturday, I decided to try it. Cost was $17.75 with my military discount and was higher than normal due to a "seafood night"...buffet. Many of the buffet items were empty, and those with food available were dry and looked to have been sitting for quite some time. There is a "sushi" offering with a large tray with only about 1/4th of it with sushi on it and though they had covered the sushi with shrink wrap the rice was very dry. I love seafood so I tried the peel-and-eat shrimp first. Very hard to peel as the shell had not been cut and clung to the shrimp meat. The Crab Rangoon were very dried out, but the sweet and sour sauce was very nice. About 4:30 they began putting out new food. The General Tao's chicken was hot, but he breading was very soggy. I was excited to see a full tray of baked mussels with cheese, but they had been overcooked and were very tough. I took 3 but only finished 1 as the other 2 I was unable to break up by chewing. They did put out a nice try of Jalapeno Shrimp, but again the shrimp was overcooked and tough. Oh, and the Diet Dr. Pepper was flat! Overall, I do not think the food has improved since the 2020 reviews. I would not recommend this place, especially not on a "seafood" night. Just not worth the cost.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 26, 2020

I know Chinese Buffets...I go to them all the time. I like them because I like to see my food. I know, not for everyone, but I like them. This place had the worst buffet menu, (all cheap stuff, no seafood ) and they served...leftovers from day before (you can tell) And the staff was not at all friendly....And, it was $38 for lunch for 2More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020

Good variety of chinese food, all the usual items, plus some other stuff such as regular veggies, salad bar, and when we were there, quesadillas and frog legs. Food was good and abundant, facility is nice, and the bus person had empty plates cleared off...just about as fast as we could empty them, so they didn't pile up for those wanting to make another lap through the buffet. We'll be back.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 30, 2020

The food is great and there are many different food varieties; the workers are friendly,the price was very cheap. This is a great place to go for any occasion.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 1, 2020

I had eaten here in the past and it was OK. I don't know if this is the same restaurant or just in the same location, but it was less than satisfactory. Some dishes were OK others not so. The sushi seemed dry and tasteless....Service was indifferent at best. We paid before we ate and that was pretty much the last they had anything to do with us.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 21, 2019

we like to get our fanilie and friends together and eat the good food there most of us live in junction city but we rather drive 20 minutes to go to bamboo buffet t hen to go to chinese restaurant in junction city

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 20, 2019

This place is exactly what you'd expect. A lot of ok food. Nothing is bad but nothing is great. But overall the variety makes this place good. Also the only Chinese buffet in town, so not much of a choice if you need a lot...of crab rangoons.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed April 14, 2019

We went on a Saturday and paid almost 30 dollars for three buffets but there was a good selection and the fare was very good.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

The good was pretty ordinary. Not alo t of taste. Not real hot either. Egg drop soup was good. Table was cleaned off before we left.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

I hadn't been to the Bamboo Buffet in some time and I only went because I was without power at home. This was by far the all-time worst meal I've ever had. The food in the steamer trays had been there for a loooonnng time!...The broccoli was cooked to mush and the rice vermicelli were as hard as nails. I've never really cared for this restaurant and the fact that they have a lot of mass-prepared food they just reheat is obvious from the selections available to choose from. I had to go to three different tables before I found one that was clean enough to eat on. Never again!More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

This was one of the worst meals I’ve had in quite some time! The only item on their buffet worth eating was the crab rangoon. (And it could have been better if it had been fresh.) You pay first and my husband added a tip....Had we known ahead of time that they do not have servers he wouldn’t have. You get everything yourself; drinks, utensils etc. The noodles were dried out, as in crunchy from sitting too long. Will never go here again and would not recommend it!More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

They have large selection of food (no pepper steak) and not like the food is not tasty. Just some food was missing or almost missing. They hire the sign says, so probably that's why there was nobody looking at the food and refill or clean...if needed (bad sign). On the other side, they had two people cleaning green beans on one table and a third one walking around. The Boss (on the receipt) speaks very bad English when bill you, but grumbled perfectly when some girl did not pick up his call. So, they have good cook, and need better boss to put the people at right places and the things might become great. Again, the good is good if it is there.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2017

Fantastic food, even in off hours! This is the only buffet I've been to that has fresh, hot food in off hours. Not only that but they have a large and excellent selection! The food is great as well. Everything I've ever tried there is...good. I'd highly recommend Bamboo Buffet as a great place to eat!More

Date of visit: July 2017
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  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3
  • Value: 3