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World Buffet

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499 Donofrio Dr, Madison, WI 53719-2091
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

The fortunes come true. Love the horse mural. The fighting horses compliment the meal quite well. And those weird buns. Shun-li. Wan.

Thank David M
Madison, WI
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Reviewed November 17, 2016

An old travel saying is to "stay away from places that offer all you can eat". The World Buffet offers a large variety of food for both lunch and dinner. This is a Chinese/American/Sushi/Mongolian BBQ Buffet. If you're hungry and are not necessarily looking for a gourmet experience, this is you place. Don't get me wrong the surroundings are bright... More 

Thank WIJourney
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 7, 2016

It's a bit overpriced for me. I prefer quality over quantity so buffets are not my norm. They have a few decent items but not my favorite spot.

Thank Aaron H
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

This is a buffet. Some don't have crunchy green beans, a favorite of mine. Theirs are fine and one of the few reasons I go here. It is very close to me and several other places I go. They are FINALLY fixing the horrible parking lot!

Thank Pat F
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5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed August 7, 2016

went here april and it has a nice interior. Got sat down and i was with my business partners talking about a new business of ours (TOP SECRET STILL BUT ITS GONNA BE HUUUGEE!) The food was okay but could have been better. Service was AMAZING!

Thank Jon K
Madison, Wisconsin
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60 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed May 6, 2016

This has everything. Mongolian grill, noodle soup "bar", pizza, egg rolls, mystery sushi/rolls ( no labels), egg rolls, spring rolls, crab Rangoon ( cream cheese, no crab), chicken broccoli, general tzos chicken, too much to name. Some had been sitting too long so wasn't even warm. Taste ok wondered about the quality of ingredients. Lots of choices with desserts,mfruits, cookies,... More 

Thank 659helen
Charlotte, North Carolina
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Visited this place while on business. It's located in a strip mall and is not much to look at from the outside. The inside is not much better as the decor and fixtures are a bit dated. Decor aside, I was greeted and shown to my table immediately upon entering. The waiter took my drink order and I made a... More 

Thank TheRealComputerGuy
Middleton, Wisconsin
1 review
Reviewed April 13, 2016

I went on a Sunday at lunch time. I was very disappointed in the food. The dishes were pretty bland. I do not plan on returning.

Thank Ann R
Plainfield, Indiana
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Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

I found the buffet to be the standard fare one finds at such restaurants. Nothing stood out as special, you got to have. Some of the food looked as if it had been sitting there for a while but I know this was incorrect due to the crowd. I was surprised to see the sushi and Mongolian bars. I did... More 

Thank worth-voyageur
Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

The buffet has many of the typical items you find at a Chinese buffet, the quality of the food is average, not great and not horrible The beef roast is over cooked and very dry, the steaks they offer are very thin and not good either The wait staff are not very attentive and come off as less than friendly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Sushi, Asian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
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 - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 499 Donofrio Dr, Madison, WI 53719-2091
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison

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