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“Chinese Pic N' Mix” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Riverbank Chinese Buffet

Riverbank Chinese Buffet
Ranked #211 of 812 Restaurants in Norwich
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Right in the centre of Norwich, just down the road from the station, Riverbank Chinese Buffet Restaurant is waiting for you with great food and excellent value. A relaxed atmosphere and warm, friendly service make Riverbank the natural choice for lunch and dinner with a mouthwatering array of expertly cooked starters, mains and desserts. We also have a wide variety of wines and beers.Remember that it's all you can eat, all for one price!We're looking forward to seeing you soon!
Norwich, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Chinese Pic N' Mix”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

Consistently good (Tripadvisor need to add a 'Good ' rating!) canteen-style self-service restaurant with a view of the River Wensum where you can watch joggers jog while you stuff your face with crispy duck pancakes. We've been coming here for 10 years, mainly in the evening when the selection is more varied than the lunchtime menu. Expect the usual Chinese food with the addition of teppanyaki. This no frills, fuss-free eaterie is great for families as kids can be as picky as they like. The hosts are friendly and efficient.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
“Terrible”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2014

The restaurant doesn't have any atmosphere, the food is ok but not worth the money.. Disappointing experience.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Robinson112
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Sarah M, General Manager at Riverbank Chinese Buffet, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
Dear Robinson112,

First of all, we would like to thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We take all of it very serious and would ask you to email info@riverbanknorwich.co.uk with some more details and the date and time you dined so that we can investigate further.

Kind regards,

The Riverbank Team
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Lovely Chinese Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2014

We visited Riverbank on Thursday evening.

We were warmly welcomed at the front of the restaurant and shown straight to our table, it wasn't too busy which is always nice.

We had a lovely meal loads of different choices and the tappenyaki was also good we were a little disappointed that they no longer do the noodles or vegetables on there but there was a sign explaining why which is fair enough.

Overall we had a lovely meal and will definitely return.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Katie9123
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Exactly what it says on the tin”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

"All you can eat " , this place serves a good evening selection of Chinese dishes plus tepanyaki, and a very average lunchtime menu to be avoided , without tepanyaki, lets concentrate on the evening. It's a budget all you can eat so expect little in the way of service, you pay and eat- simple which is what I like about it.the tepanyaki is well executed with a good selection of raw produce, drinks are ordered at the bar so you aren't hassled which is preferable to being pestered,the atmosphere is bright and usually noisy with a cheesy birthday song every half hour or so- but that's ok because this place is for pre- night out eating or an easy cheap meal- NOT a classy evening out,

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Chris32123
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112 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“food is Nice”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

rang and booked a table .got there no table have been booked .we got a seat for two.got back up to order drink .got knife s and forks got food .soon cleared our table for us to leave ..staff need to smile and be polite .they not

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Maureen T
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Sarah M, General Manager at Riverbank Chinese Buffet, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
Dear Maureen T,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your dining experience and we would like to apologize to you for not having your booking at the time. We would also like to apologize that our service did not meet your expectations as we set high standards upon ourselves, please email info@riverbanknorwich.co.uk the time and date that you dined so that we can investigate.

Kind regards,

The Riverbank Team
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