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“Best Chinese Buffet in the USA”
Review of Metro Buffet

Metro Buffet
Ranked #308 of 445 Restaurants in Cedar Rapids
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

Fresh Sushi prepared in front of you. Average chinese buffet food. Don't like it(msg,etc)? They let select raw food and they will wok cook it in front of you and ask how you want it. Iowa meat lovers will like their open Steak Grill and salad buffet. Huge dessert options, like old Bishops.

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Reviewed November 4, 2012

We went with a group of about 40. Had our own room in the back. I would recommend it for small groups. Everyone gets what they want, as long as they want. Average food but above average selection. Sushi available if you're into that. :o) Wonderful Terijaki ? chicken.

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Reviewed September 29, 2012

Food is often cold, and sushi tastes old. They used to try to make it good. Now it looks like they're just trying to cut corners to increase profit.

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Reviewed June 26, 2012

I ate 2 dinners here while at a convention across the street.
Pluses: wide selection, all items clearly labeled, variety of Chinese choices, adequate sushi, a few American items, American dessert including soft-serve ice cream, even pizza, and custom stir fry. The price is reasonable - you can fill yourself up for under $15, including beverage (unlimited refills), tax, and generous tip. And if you're a senior, ask for the 10% senior discount (not advertised). Since it's a buffet, if you're in a hurry to eat, you can have almost instant gratification. The restaurant is in the middle of the motel glut on 33rd Street, just west of I-380. The restaurant seemed clean, and I did not have any adverse reaction to either of the 2 dinners I ate there (and I have a sensitive stomach).
Minuses: the food will not win any culinary awards, it is mostly ordinary. There is a preponderance of fried items. I found some items too salty, especially soup.

Recommendation: if you pick judiciously, you can eat pretty well here, and as I said, it is cheap and has a clean, family atmosphere. Service (what there is in a buffet) was very prompt and with a smile.

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Reviewed April 28, 2012

Nothing special - food is fresh and tasty, service is good.

Thank DougM879
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