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Review of Min Dynasty Buffet

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Min Dynasty Buffet
Ranked #81 of 110 Restaurants in Bristol
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bristol, Tennessee
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55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Not Good...”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Me and the Wife recently gave this place a shot, after hearing freinds talk about it and singing its praise, and we were unpleasantly surprised, The service however was great, My biggest complaint was practictly everything was dry, it was very slow the night we ate here, but that is no reason to let the food sit and get half cold and dry. It was very reminiscent of the Old Family Buffet on West State, when they were operating under original managment. The deserts were Ok, but everything else was just Bad, no other way of putting it, it was just Bad... we will probably give them another shot in the coming months and just hope the previous visit was just bad timing, freshen up the food, and it might just be a homerun, otherwise, no more for me...

  • Visited September 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Bristol, Tennessee, United States
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“My favorite Chinese in Bristol”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

My wife and I eat here probably every couple months and the food quality is good, restaurant is always clean and I think it's the best chinese restaurant in Bristol Tn or Va.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Frank F
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Bristol, Tennessee
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Dissapointment”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

on the menu says crab leggs, well everytime me and my family go there which is not often anymore. you have to wait for the crab leggs to come out of the kitchen, when they do they only bring out a small pan, maybe enough for three people, then you have to wait another 20 minutes to get another small pan of crab leggs to come out.if you are going to advertise something on the menu. it should be well stocked on the food bar. they only have one person filling the food bar, the food could be hotter, and if you noticed the soup bowls got smaller. its ok if you only go for chineese food, but me and my family go for the seafood. so put out the crab leggs and keep them comming. the wait service could be alittle faster, sometimes the manager is waiting on tables, they need to hire more help. all i have to say about this place.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank johnnyola123
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Kingsport TN
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Dynasty rules”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

Great food good service Great prices. The staff is fabulous and make you feel welcome. I always enjoy myself there

Visited May 2012
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Thank theLman
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Bristol, Tennessee
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Decent lil' Comfort Food Chinese Joint”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Whether or not you'll dig on Min's munchables depends on how Americanized you like your Chinese food. Min's food is very Americanized, but what they do, they do reasonably well. When you add in the hibachi grill, you have a comfort food joint worth returning to.

For a smallish town, they have a decent selection of dishes. My girlfriend appreciates them for her shrimp-fiend tendencies. They do a decent hot and sour soup and a pretty good General Tso's. That's always a factor as I've been to Chinese restaurants that I wondered if ketchup was part of their Tso's recipe. They even have passable buffet sushi and that's on the rare side. It's also a relatively safe place for those of the veggie mindset.

A few things to keep in mind? Sundays are at the dinner rate all day. Try to go mid-week or later for maximum freshness. Avoid going in the two hours or so before closing as they start winnowing down the dishes pretty early.

Your socks'll stay firmly on your feet, but it's clean and not too expensive. It's worth a try if you find yourself on the south side of Bristol and can't bring yourself to scarf another fast food sammie...

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank chaosmonkeyalpha
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