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“No razzle dazzle” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Forest Buffet

Forest Buffet
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Reno, Nevada
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143 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“No razzle dazzle”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

It'd been a long time since we frequented this buffet; had my fingers crossed...to no avail. The offerings were rather limiting. The Chinese section on this particular evening was a bit weak. One meat entree, chow mien, egg rolls and one sticky rice thingamajig. A poor showing for this section. Other sections fared better: prime rib (I heard) was quite tender, sushi was fair, pizza not too shabby. Dessert was easily the highlight. This is rated the Lake's top buffet, however, that really isn't much of an accolade considering that there aren't many buffets to choose from in the area. Scenery of course is picturesque but you're paying to eat well not just look at the pretty sights.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Tualatin, Oregon
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wanting to be blown away”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

We really wanted to be blow away by a famous casino buffet. We waited in a 5 minute line to pay 32$ per person and we where seated at a window table. Good so far. Wide variety of food to choose from. If you like the peel and eat shrimp and prime rib, stop there. It is passable though the beef had a funny brined sort of texture, was tender but strange. Lots of crab legs, hard to get into for minute scraps of meat, but I think this was my problem as it tasted fine. Things not go get, baked salmon on some sort of white sauce, frozen and strong fishy taste. Sushi was passable, as good as the premade sushi you can find in a grocery store, not ant better then this. Pork ribs very dry. Crayfish, frozen. Mashed potatoes, gummy. Ok, so there is dessert, cakes and pies, standard buffet types. The smaller squares of carrot cake or German chocolate where good. The pies gummy and the slices of cake dry. They do make creeps filled with overly sweet strawberry or peach compote, my daughter could not eat more then a bite.
Go for the shrimp and the limited choices on the salad bar, worth 32$ each? You decide. Don't let the amount of choices you have equate to quality food.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Cathleen F
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Texas
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108 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Buffet for dinner?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

We had been running all day so decided to eat at the buffet for dinner. It was only 20$/pp the night we were there . We went on Sun night. There was no sea food, but the prime rib was cooked perfectly for us . ( rare)
Very few choices on salad bar..three soups..a few Asian foods. I thought their bun? Was awesome ! Never had that before.
They had pizza and spaghetti ..so for a main dish you could have prime rib, ribs ( husband said they were dry) ..or fried chicken? It was weird to me as they offered onion rings or loaded potato skins but no plain baked potatoes. My husband was looking for vegetables which are usually plentiful on buffets but there was almost none. Corn on cob or carrots were about it.
It seemed like what they had was pretty fresh but there were very limited choices.
The thing they had the most of was desert. Pies, cakes, cookies, ice cream, crepes, just about anything you want for dessert .
We ended up splitting a piece of prime rib, splitting a potato skin..each having a salad..also having a chicken wing ( Asian were good) and each had dessert . The cheesecake was great. We got full. The choices were just limited . The service was not very good but we were seated behind a pillar at the very back so I figure it was out of sight, out of mind.
The view up there is spectacular by the windows....loved the view..I would not be in a hurry to go back but it was o.k.

Visited June 2013
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Thank smilinggypsy
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Visalia, California, United States
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Lots of mediocre options”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

The pricing is a little steep at $35 per/person, but they didn't charge us for our little one, which saved us $19.
The choices were almost limitless. Crab legs, shrimp, soups, asian, salads, lots of side dishes, rib eye steaks, baby back ribs, extremely hot fried jalapeño peppers, and the prime rib was as tender as melting butter!
Waiters cleared the used plates from our table and brought the drinks, some free, some for an extra fee.
The girls loved the desserts... I believe they tried one of everything.
The view was the most amazing part of this place. Great views of the lake and mountains, then again just about everywhere in Tahoe has great scenery.
All-in-all, not bad but it made me miss the World Buffet at the Rio in Vegas.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Jp C
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alabama
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent brunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

Food was very good,I liked the oysters and the fresh shrimp was good.coffee as always was
Excellent.applewood bacon thick cut was very good.i also tried the bacon rapped filet,it was good
But I would lose the bacon.my daughters had the prime rib good flavor but a little over done
For their tastes.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank usedtireman
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