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“Disgusting Place”
Review of Souplantation

Ranked #50 of 654 Restaurants in Irvine
Cuisines: American
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Valdez, Alaska
Level Contributor
27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Disgusting Place”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

This restaurant was very horrible. The staff were very rude because they ignored us and refused to answer any of our questions that we had about the food. They also gave us horrendous and lousy looks because we took an extra plate to fit more food. They also refused to take any of our plates and just left it sitting on the tables.The food was very disgusting, and it tasted terrible. There was dirt in our salad, so we reported it, but the person in charge refused to give us a refund. As well as that, all of the food on the counters was cold, adding to the very bad taste of the food. There was this disgusting green mixture that looked like the contents of someone's stomach and was all dried up because no one ate it. It really made the section for soups disgusting.The restaurant was also very dirty because there were food particles all over the floor. The utensils were also very dirty, and had food particles stuck on them. There were also melted ice cream in bowls left on the counter for desserts and overflowing, making the scene really disgusting. Also, the whole place reeked with cheese, which almost made me regurgitate my food. If you want to enjoy a good meal and have a nice atmosphere for eating, please do not come to this horrendous, horrible, terrible, and squalid mess.

  • Visited August 2012
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Inland Empire, CA
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Smallish, but great staff”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

Next to our Residence Inn in Irvine so was a natural first night's dinner. Great food compared to other Souplantation, but a little smallish so at peak times, a little wait to get through the line and get a table. Had a nice patio area as an option. Staff was hospitable and attentive.

Visited August 2012
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Yorba Linda, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Tasteless Buffet style”
Reviewed August 7, 2012

This place seems to be more about quantity instead of quality. The food items sounded and looked good but that fantasy disappeared when i tasted the cardboard food.

Visited July 2012
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Irvine, California
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“overcrowded, understaffed - food...?”
Reviewed August 2, 2012

The salad selections themselves were very good and very fresh. However, the soups I tried were either odd taste combinations that didn't work or over creamy to the point of no taste,. The dessert bar is very disappointing, and poorly set up for more than 2 people at a time to try to select from it. It is often very crowded and noisy, and they do not employ enough bus staff - one poor fellow seemed to be the only one trying to clean up anything, Not my favorite place

Visited July 2012
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Southern California
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71 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Feed the family”
Reviewed July 21, 2012

A good place to take a diverse group, who can create their own salads and choose other options at this stuff-yourself buffet. As such, it is relatively upscale, but in recent years, they've cut back on some costlier food items. My biggest complaint is ambiance, not the food: this place is often very noisy! Still, a fine choice for eating well on a budget (esp. if you have coupons) and for taking kids, from preschoolers to teenage boys.

Visited December 2011
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