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“Convenient but forgettable buffet”
Review of Great Moon Buffet

Great Moon Buffet
Ranked #9 of 57 Restaurants in Maplewood
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Buffet, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Buffet, Takeout
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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62 reviews
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“Convenient but forgettable buffet”
Reviewed November 26, 2011

If you have been to some Chinese buffets, you know the formula and this one is run of the mill. Mostly same dishes as all other buffets and not necessarily prepared any better. Price is slightly higher than others and there is a wait on weekend evenings. Crab is rationed out by a server. Sushi runs out later in evening. They need to improve venting as your clothes will smell like Chinese cooking after you leave.

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English first
Minnesota
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“It is a Chinese Buffet, not a 5 Star Restaurant”
Reviewed August 19, 2011

The Great Moon Buffet is an excellent addition to a weekend of shopping. It is your typical Chinese Buffet, with a wide assortment of main dishes, salad bar, and dessert bar. In addition, they have recently added a sushi bar (which I don't eat) and serve sea food on select days.

If you are looking for stunning, authentic Chinese dishes, you are in the wrong kind of restaurant here, because this is an American Chinese Buffet. That means you get the always wonderful General Tao's Chicken, Hunan Triple Delight, Hot Sour Soup, Cheesy Potato Disks, etc.... I find the food really good for a buffet and there is a wide variety. They are often restocked and warm.

The service tends to be good, with plenty of refills (sometimes when you are away, even if you didn't really want it).

A sign of a good restaurant is how busy it is. Great Moon is always busy, with couples and families, which is a testament to its food and service.

The interior is nice and inviting. Much nicer than many other buffets I have been at.

If you are in the neighborhood around Maplewood Mall and have a hankerin' for some good Chinese Buffet Food, certainly give it a try. The only thing that would make this place better is if they had an on-site Mongolian grill!

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“( Low quality buffet food for the price )”
Reviewed June 11, 2011

I used to go there all the time a few years ago to one year ago ! The price of food used to only go up maybe .50 per year now days they are trying to double thier price..... just because its all you can eat..... the purpose of all u can eat is getting half desent food for a okay price. You can get much better chinease food with out going to Great Moon Buffet.

I would understand if it was organic all u can eat LoL..... hopefully they start loosing business so they lower their price ! To top it off they have the same old faded sign they have had for years..... you think with all that extra cost in the price of food they would at least get a new sign LoL !!!!

  • Visited June 2011
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“Not a spectacular buffet. Great Moon has the same Chinese dishes that most Chinese buffets serve. Good for big groups...”
Reviewed May 12, 2008

Not a spectacular buffet. Great Moon has the same Chinese dishes that most Chinese buffets serve. Good for big groups or family gatherings. Usually easy parking. Customer service is good.

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