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Review of Fu River Buffet - CLOSED

Fu River Buffet
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian, Japanese
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

Was in a hurry and came in for a quick lunch with low expectations. Wow! What a pleasant surprise. Good selection, everything hot, fish in black bean sauce was very good, everything was fresh, veggies crunchy not overcooked, decent sushi choices as well as dim sum. Good value.
Will definitely return

Visited January 2014
1 Thank Richard B
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13 reviews from our community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Ottawa, ON
Level Contributor
279 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Exactly the same as Panda Garden”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

My friends got my expectation too high and I went to try this place because of the high reviews.

Food: The food selection seemed to be almost identical as Panda Garden Buffet in Kanata. Mussels, onion rings, fried rice, sushi, chicken balls, chicken skewers, some tempura vegetables, fish, soups, ice cream, a lot of fried stuff, etc. Certainly much better than the disastrous Mosaic Buffet.

Atmosphere: looks like newer carpet but everything else seems to be the same as it's always been in this location.

Price: You can't go wrong for lunch buffet price around $10 but I went on a weekend so it was around $15 including tax.

Service: Quick and they speak English (unlike Panda)

Overall: I would return.

  • Visited January 2014
    • Value
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    • Food
Thank spykitten
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Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent Fresh Clean Spacious Buffet”
Reviewed January 19, 2014

Happy that this venue finally has a GOOD set of owners, since about OCT 2013. They also have a restaurant or more in Toronto. Experience shows.

Quite a few fish choices for our omega-3 buffers! Mostly fresh, and we were at the end of the lunch day. Wide variety of dumplings & shrimp.

6 Flavours of ice cream, including mango. 2 Other sections of desserts, yum.

Price each with Chinese tea was $11.70 before 13% HST, excellent quality & value. We look forward to returning & referring others there.

  • Visited January 2014
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
1 Thank denzfein
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Stouffville Ontario
Level Contributor
21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fantastic!! ”
Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

This was the best Chinese meal I have had since moving here! We will be back!! Everything was fresh and delicious. I don't have a bad thing to say about this place. The staff was excellent and very attentive.
The link to the website on this site is broken but you can google it.

1 Thank MJ7777
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Level Contributor
89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great Buffet”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

This location has had several different tenants, and THIS one is by far the best! We have been here tweice under the new ownership, and both times the service has been impeccable. The buffet selection was excellent and the quality was very good. You could tell that they were constantly being prepared and replenished. They also had a very nice selection of desserts. (one note: the almond cookies could be moister with a peeled almond in the centre!).

Overall, this restaurant is among the best Chinese Buffet-style restaurants I've had the pleasure of visiting..........Quality, Service, and Value!

  • Visited December 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
2 Thank druthemole
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