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“Maybe not "wonderful" but it's certainly okay” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Wonderful Buffet

Wonderful Buffet
Ranked #191 of 426 Restaurants in Bellingham
Cuisines: Chinese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Freshwater, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Maybe not "wonderful" but it's certainly okay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Restaurant is clean (none of us had to go to the bathroom so I can't comment on them), staff were nice and the chaffing dishes are small - which is a good thing. If the guy in front you of took the last of the fried rice you never fear! The staff rush right out with a new dish full of fresh hot food. No pans full of just sauce and green peppers slowly drying out.
The food is okay - it's buffet food. You want high quality Chinese, go to a proper restaurant and order off the menu. But it was tasty, fresh and there was a decent variety. Sushi, seafood and desserts are also available and from the plates piled high with crab legs that kept going past my table I'm assuming it was pretty good. Good place to take kids too.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank KristaBratton
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Honolulu, Hawaii
Level Contributor
31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“One of Best Values Anywhere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Came for lunch on a weekday while visiting Bellingham; and was extremely impressed by the variety and quality of food, attentive service, and low cost ($8.95). Steamed clams, clam chowder, sushi, and all the usual buffet stuff; all tasted good.
The restaurant exterior is unimpressive; but inside was clean, even the restroom. The buffetresses were continually working, removing plates and refilling drinks quickly.
Overall, an excellent value for the cost. Restaurant filled up fast; so seems to be a favorite of locals as well.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank HI_TRVLR
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burnaby
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“dining out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

we have been to this place a few times now and at times can be very busy. The food is great my son loves the sushi and it is made fresh in front of you. The seafood is very good as well as the salads.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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1 Thank lynne b
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Sayville, New York
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Un-wonderful buffet”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

The quality of food here has gone way down. The buffet now has a sparse selection and no longer includes sweet and sour chicken which is a traditional item. For take out, some buffet items are excluded which lessens the value and enjoyability. Overall it was a disappointing experience.

Visited June 2013
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1 Thank A K
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Bellingham, Washington
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44 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Not-So-Wonderful Buffet”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

There is plenty of bland food to gobble down. If you are seeking an over priced pig- fest at a Chinese buffet and are satisfied with bland to bad food, this is the place for you.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank mawaterman
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