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#23 of 49 Asian in Irving
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Chinese, Asian, Sushi
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Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed June 23, 2022 via mobile

I knew better, but I really wanted some Asian food and so did my grandson. We were pretty disappointed. Most of the food was either lukewarm or soggy. It’s hard to appreciate the quality of the food when the texture is so far off. I...tried a sample of a lot of items. Not very good. My grandson ( a teen with morally a very good appetite) quit after one plate of orange chicken. Gave them two stars due to the variety of food, and how well our server did. We won’t be back.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed October 13, 2019 via mobile

Always eat here when we stay at La Quintana South in Irving. It's walking distance from hotel. Food and service is always good. They have a huge selection and my favorite the Mongolian grill where you pick your own vegetables and meat and they cook...it fresh and hot. If you want Chinese you have plenty to pick from and also have other types of food too and a good dessert selection and soft serve too. Good value and good food.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed November 10, 2018

Great Seniors Bargain...seniors pay $5.99, Mon thru Friday from 2-3:30 and 10% off all day for Seniors at other times including weekends. plus tip for server. Good Taste and Variety of food for this type of buffet. I think staff, food and surroundings are way...above average for buffet. And better, cleaner than other buffets in area.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2018

Everything that my family and I ate in this place we liked, also for 10 dollars per person including drinks and desserts is a bargain. In addition to Chinese food, they offer sushi and although I do not eat sushi, my family liked it too....Hot and cold dishes, soups, stews, all very good. We ate two days in this place and we did not go more times because we were away from there the rest of the time.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed February 28, 2018

My wife and I came to this restaurant because we have made it a point to try out Chinese buffets around the country during our travels. The food was ok, nothing spectacular and the atmosphere was ok as well. I wouldn't mind trying them again...to see if we have a better experience... I guess we will let you know when we do it!More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

We happened on this place by circumstance. It was a very short walk from our hotel during a driving rainstorm. Usually, buffets are not our first choice in restaurants. However, this one was immense...at least seven 10 foot tables, each with at least a dozen...dishes plus a Mongolian bbq, soft ice cream machine, and more...all for about $11. The buffet included freshly made sushi, shrimp.”, salmon..and many other things not typically included in a low budget buffet. The food was good and fresh, not yesterday’s leftovers. It is a large and popular place. Great place to go, particularly in you’re in the vicinity of the DFW airport.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

My family and I have been coming here for years. However overtime the quality of the food has gone downhill. I have complained the last several times I've been there to my family over little things. However tonight just was not a very good night...there. The sweet tea was more like barely sweetened water, all the food was dry and had been left out under the warming lights for way too long. Even the fresh things they brought out were just bad. I cannot have sesame seeds. Usually when I go, I can ask for them to make some without sesame seeds. Normally this is not a problem. Tonight it was like arguing with a 5 year old. Even the manager when I spoke to her argued about the quality of the food. The green beans is the only thing I liked from dinner tonight. So if you're going to eat their garlic green beans then it's a marvellous restaurant. If you're not going to go fill up on green beans in my opinion it's not worth the money. I will take my business elsewhere from now on the quality of the food is subpar for the cost of the meal.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised how clean and nice this chinese restaurant is with a huge selection of hot tasty choices. Love the coconut shrimp and the fresh Mongolian grill.we will definitely be back and a great price also.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed July 23, 2017

Clean quick service. Nice selection of food choices and has a Mongolian BBQ section. Not as big as some of the other closer buffets, but easy to get into and out of.

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed June 14, 2017

I suppose, by now, I should have realized that it is entirely pointless to even try "asian buffets". They are, in my experience, usually TERRIBLE. In this case it was not 'terrible', however, neither was it GREAT, or even really good. The food on offer...was quite varied but, sadly, most was particularly bland to the point where I forewent the "Chinese" offerings in favor of "fried chicken" [breaded] and 'chicken on a stick] [unbreaded]. Both of which where 'OK' at best.More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed May 22, 2017

this place is just NASTY!! their health code scores are bearly passing!! so unless you like to get sick after eating AVOID!

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed December 20, 2016

love Chinese food, and the price is not bad and really clean place, good decor and plenty of room for banquets

Date of visit: December 2016
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Reviewed September 19, 2016

Large buffet with many selections - unfortunately, none of them really stood out. Warmed under heat lamps and sitting in a steam table, they were all fairly bland. I cannot think, for the life of me, of a single item that made me think "mmm,...that's pretty good". There was plenty of food, and the place seemed fairly clean. It was filled with families with children, and was a bit noisy. Not a great experience...not bad, just not really good, either.More

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed September 9, 2016

Clean, pleasant staff; lots of variety; reasonable prices Within walking distance of the La Quinta Hotel In a small shopping mall

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed November 28, 2015

On 11/9/15 I had lunch for the third time at the East Buffet in Irving, TX. As always, this review is my opinion in comparison to restaurants of a similar genre. The reason it was the 3rd time is that this place is much better...than most of the similar venues that I have been in. With a friend, who introduced me to this establishment, I sampled several of their many dishes. The expansive variety of their offerings is a good reason for kudos. Many items that I've not seen in a Chinese buffet before, including crawfish and a "Mongolian Grill" where an attendant will cook up fresh meat and chicken according to exactly how you order it -- adding fresh ingredients as you request. First the sushi. It is basic, but well done AND fresh. Looks good and tastes like sushi should. The sushi is one reason that East Buffet wins kudos. Secondly, I happen to like fried egg rolls. East Buffet has good ones that they somehow are able to keep fairly crispy, even on the buffet. What I like best about East Buffet is the overall quality of the prepared food in general. Everything that I tasted was fresh and flavorful. I do happen to like the basic chicken and broccoli dish, and each time the broccoli was properly cooked - not essentially raw. My personal taste would have it cooked up slightly more, but it was very good the way it was. The green beans, however, were indeed raw. That was a big disappointment because I do like green beans and their savory flavor was good - but just don't like the raw vegetables. The only other disappointment was the desert table. Their apple pie looked wonderful, but was actually very poorly made with uncooked tough apples and not enough sweetness and flavor. Their soft 'ice cream' is pretty much only for kids and tastes like ice skim milk that has been watered down. However, with all of the other really good solid food there, I don't need the desert calories anyway. Each time I've visited East Buffet, I've departed very satisfied and with the feeling that I will be back, given the opportunity. Actually worth going a little out of your way if you are interested in a Chinese buffet.More

Date of visit: November 2015
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East Buffet is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4