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Buffet King
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Central City
Reviewed October 9, 2013

We were hesitant because of the mixed reviews on Tripadvisor, but we took a chance anyway.Glad we did! So many dishes to choose from, and all delicious! Decor could have been updated but we weren't there to eat the walls anyway.Sorry to hear that they will soon be closing soon because of lease issues.If they re-open elsewhere we will certainly dine there again

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Thank Marian C
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

I reviewed this restaurant in the past and gave it two thumbs up ,, unfortunately that certainly is no longer the case.
I have no idea what happened here, the food was always so consistent, dinner for two, one beverage ( coffee ) and a gratuity $ 35.00 always thought it was reasonable value for the extensive buffet they presented.
A couple of months ago we had dinner there and a number of the dishes were luke warm at best and this was the main problem.
We gave them the benefit of the doubt and gave them another try last week ,, same issues ,, I find it hard to understand that if dinner service starts at 4.30 pm. how can the food be at best lukewarm at 5.45 pm. ??
We are known as regular customers and I did mentioned the problems to our server who really didn't have any response other than " oh ".
Apart from the lukewarm dishes they have cut back on the desserts ( which were not very good anyway ). The wonton soup was always excellent but last visit the dumplings were tough and rubbery, also the fried fish was barely warm and sitting in grease.
I have a low opinion of numerous eating establishments in Kelowna which many consist of high prices, small portion and most of all indifferent service.
I'm sure we shall find an alternative to the Buffet King, too bad it has changed, we did enjoy it there.

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1  Thank Tyaughton
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We went in for an evening meal at 8.20 pm and were met by a pleasant young lady who said ''we close in 35 minutes, do you want to stay?'' With such an enchanting offer we foolishly decided to stay. Surprisingly the menu said they closed at 9.30 pm.
The food was lukewarm only and various sections of the buffet were empty, although there was more than adequate amounts still available in the ones which remained. Sadly it tasted overcooked and chewy. The desserts were really limited in variety and the plates were virtually bare.
About 20 minutes later 2 Chinamen arrived, and to be fair to the staff they went and produced newer, warmer food for them.
As with other commentators we were not too impressed with the toilets. Our big mistake was going into a decent sized restaurant in which there were initially no other diners, which should have served as a warning.
The potential for this restaurant was enormous. It was well laid out, the tables were clean, the staff pleasant, but sadly we shall not go back.

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Thank EdinburghDoug
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

we had lunch and the food was fairly good, the variety of food was fairly good, variety of desert was not very good, bathrooms were not very clean

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Thank Chester H R
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

Great price for a large buffet which is continually replenished. Good services, very busy, and very good. Hot and fresh.

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Thank duane p
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