In an era of Chinese buffet restaurants on about every other street corner, many with limited (and often copied) fare of questionable taste, it is nice to see one that offers great variety, good food and a clean atmosphere.
Plusses: you cannot do better in terms of variety. These are not just the standard egg-drop soup, egg rolls and kung pao chicken fare offered by other Chinese buffets, they have a good variety of items. Nothing off the top, but they blend both American fare (ribs, smoked sausage, corn fritters) with oriental fare (Thai chicken, honey chicken, peppered shrimp). The atmosphere is relaxing, the food tables and eating areas very clean. The sushi bar was well-stocked and the grill served up some delicious food with a good variety of available ingrediants. I was even impressed with the condition of the restrooms--often a low point in my eating experience at Chinese buffets. There were a few families in the restaurant on my visit but the eating area is large enough that we never felt crowded. Wait staff was very attentive, clearing dishes the moment we left to go back to the buffet.
Minuses: there were few but some items needing attention--food heat was inconsistent. Food temperatures ranged from reasonably hot (never real hot) to a bit too cool for my taste (the beef pie could have used some additional heat lamps). We did have to ask to have water refilled, and it was not a busy evening, so I could surmise that this may be an issue on a very busy weekend eating time.
Price: anytime a family of five adults can eat a buffet dinner (not lunch, but the more expensive evening meal) for under $50 is a great deal for me. Tappanyaki achieved that.
Overall: a very clean buffet with well prepared food, a great variety and a low-key family-friendly atmosphere. Needs some work on the temperature of the food, but overall an excellent value.
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