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“lost in the translation”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Cortland Buffet

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Cortland Buffet
Ranked #46 of 111 Restaurants in Cortland
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
GRAND ISLAND
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1,016 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 516 helpful votes
“lost in the translation”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

look, we're very fond of this place, although we recommend avoiding the "off-hours," when the food trays are less filled... there's a considerable variety of chicken presentations and the cheap gourmets' favorite, the crab and cheese, was even more succulent last time through... a problem, though: way too many dishes are mis- or un-labeled... for example, a seafood display was labeled brussel sprouts... it wouldn't be too much expense to ask at least one employee, at the start of the day, to check all the presentations to make sure they are properly identified

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank DOUGANDPOLLY
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English first
Cortland, New York
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Not worth bothering”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

Terrible . Most of the food is not oriental cuisine. And very few food items are labeled, so you are guessing what your eating. The place mostly frequented by local "townies" types because it cheap

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank edkingcortland
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Homer
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Decent buffet”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

Great place to bring the kids for a meal (properly supervised at the buffet line of course...) Like the mongolian bar as my husband and I are vegan.

Visited August 2012
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1 Thank Pam H
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Freeville, New York
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Tasty and a nice variety”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2012

I like Chinese Restaurants especially when go out with family. As everyone has different taste and cravings.

This buffet has been a bit of a roller coaster when it comes to quality, and consistency. However, as the other local Chinese restaurant closed (Sun Fat), this is the only Chinese buffet left in Cortland. Though Ithaca has a few.

The food is tasty with each having their own flavors, and has gotten better since its competition closed. There is also a chef ready grill up your food selection if desired. The decor is ok, sitting does not feel private, everything is open, it a buffet design.

Seats are comfortable, but the ceiling could use new tiles.

  • Visited March 2012
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2 Thank futureray
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