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“Old stalwart, always satisfying”
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Imperial Buffet
Ranked #13 of 45 Restaurants in Claremont
Cuisines: Chinese
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Woodstock, Vermont
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602 reviews
444 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
“Old stalwart, always satisfying”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

Every three or four months I get a chance to visit the Imperial Buffet in Claremont, NH and find it pretty much the same over the years. The interior is ok but getting a little tired. Rug has a rip here and there patched with ducktape! However, the buffet food is always quite good. Today a standout was the grilled white fish. These filets were just totally delicious and so tender. On the other hand, as I find with many Chinese buffets, the large fillet of salmon is almost always over cooked and tough. That was the case here as well. The various chicken dishes and the pork were well cooked, tasty and tender. Thin rice vegetable noodles were very good. Love the crab rangoons and the special stuffed shrimp had a delicious pork based coating around them. Meeting a good friend here for conversation and catching up is a plus. Finished the meal with two scoops of chocolate chip mint ice cream and hot tea. Wonderful.

  • Visited March 2013
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English first
Boonton, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Buffet food ranges from average to very good”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

They have a small selection of sushi. Don't be afraid to try it; It's actually pretty good. A few buffet dishes stand out as being much better than the rest, with only a few that I've found to be duds. Their crab legs are served warm and are usually excellent.

Visited December 2012
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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Good for the whole family”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

Imperial offers a wide variety of items in their buffet. This includes a few non-Chinese items (mozzarella sticks, chicken fingers) for kids who don't care for Chinese food. The food is always very good and the restaurant is clean. There is lots of seating so you have never have an issue getting a table and they also offers plenty of desserts and ice cream. I have been to Imperial several times and always had good experiences.

  • Visited December 2012
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Claremont, New Hampshire
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wide variety, well presented”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

Set back from the Washington Street strip mall, this large buffet-style restaurant has many items in Chinese but also American styles, as well as salad and dessert items. Furnishings are clean and pleasant, with booths seemingly separated enough that noise is not a problem. They have a small but ample fresh seafood bar at the back, which might be overlooked by the first-timer.

  • Visited July 2012
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Florida
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Good variety Chinese buffet”
Reviewed March 28, 2012

I have eaten here once a week since February and while I have not tried every item on the buffet tables, the majority of the items are fresh, tasty and well prepared. The sushi is OK, the boiled shrimp and steamed claims are also good. The stirred fried greenbeans are excellent as well as the other stir fried dishes.
The service was efficient, dirty dishes cleared as soon as I was finished. Freshly made items from the kitchen is replenished often.

  • Visited March 2012
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