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“Tired Concept”

Jimmy Chung's Chinese Restaurtant
Ranked #294 of 400 Restaurants in Dundee
Price range: $8 - $18
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Jimmy Chung's is a great Chinese Buffet located in the heart of Dundee city.We offer great Chinese food at a competitive price, an unbeatable atmosphere and attentive staff who love children.If you're looking for a fantastic yet cheap buffet, you're looking right at it!
Reviewed January 2, 2014

Jimmy Chungs arrived amidst much excitement and enthusiasm almost a decade ago, but over the years has lost its appeal, and standards have declined. The decor (interior, particularly) has seen better days, and general cleanliness does not appear as good as it could be.

The food selection is not as wide and varied as it used to be, despite a reasonable footfall of customers. While restaurant-quality chinese food cooked to order can be very tasty and exciting, sadly, this mass-fried offering, which sits in a giant bain-marie for hours on end is generally luke-warm and congealed. Disgusting at worst, mediocre and bland at best.

Staff are usually quiet, but efficient. Not much in the way of interaction with the customers, but I've never found them to be especially "rude" as cited elsewhere. However, I have witnessed some rather anti-social customers in the past - this is by no means the place to go for a romantic meal!

The nearby City Harbour is a better prospect if you really feel the need to have an all-you-can-eat Chinese meal, but neither are any great shakes. Perhaps it's time for this format to be revised, as I have noticed all establishments of these types are declining in standards and popularity.

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Reviewed November 28, 2013

Very similar to 100's of other restaurants spread across the country. Quick and easy fare with enough choice to keep most of us happy. No waiting around, taken straight to an empty table (there were 7 of us) promptly had our drinks order taken and off we went to get our food.
Food was always well stocked. Waiting staff were always on hand to replenish drinks and remove used plates and cutlery. Good value for money. Kids (3 + 5 years) loved it.
Noticed a couple of earlier comments about the staff,I can only say that I found them extremely pleasant and very attentive.

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Reviewed November 27, 2013

Went here at lunchtime, great selection, all fresh and hot and plenty of it. Great value for money. Very friendly staff. Only negative tables quite close together therefore not much privacy. On the whole a good experience.

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1  Thank Haysww
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Went to Jimmy Chung's having been there years ago. It hasn't really changed and provides decent food at a reasonable price.

The buffet system is very easy and suitable for all tastes. You don't end up with too much food on your plate (if you are sensible) and it provides the opportunity to try a little of different dishes.

It is obviously family friendly and the staff are exceptionally pleasant.

No complaints, no surprises, it does what it says on the sign, so happy with the visit.

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Thank Wandrin'Star
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Recommended by friends we visited here on a Monday evening. The restaurant appeared half full and reasonably busy. The decor appeared 'tired' and a bit tatty, a member of staff was stood on a chair replacing the many blown light bulbs in the ceiling, drinks were served fairly quickly, I opted for a bottled beer and that's what I got a bottle, no glass just a bottle. The food was on the whole hot and varied, not the greatest menu but what there was was decent, although only two types of rice appeared to be on offer. Staff were friendly and efficient If you want to eat a lot or are a student this is the place for you, if your after a romantic or more upmarket meal look elsewhere.

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Thank Mickey_250
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