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“Very Disappointing LOW End Buffet”
Review of Riverview Buffett - CLOSED

Riverview Buffett
Cuisines: Japanese
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

We had the lunch buffet. We arrived about 1:30pm on a Saturday in early September.

I go the impression that the Management was not taking the idea of a "Buffet" took seriously...

The Buffet choices were very limited and the items had been standing on the steam table far too long. It was not pleasant to try to eat most of the items offered on the buffet. This Restaurant promotes itself as a "Sea Food Buffet". I did not see any fish and chips. There were, however, little paper thin blocks of "breaded fish product" which had been deep fried. There were breaded frozen imitation scallops. The baked salmon had been consumed and had not been refilled.

The balance of the buffet was generic "1950s style" Chinese food. Very bland, very generic.
The "Hot and Sour Soup" tasted as if it was made of unseasoned hot water thickened with corn starch. There were a couple of other noodle type dishes.

There was a lovely seaside view of the Water.

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Thank Kelly B
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

The view is just amazing! Sitting right on the water With the big jpars and the mountains at the back! The food is not the most amazing I've had but they do have crab legs, shrimps, dim sum and sushi!! Service was good and it's only 12$!!!

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2  Thank WoopWoop18
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

We saw signs for this restaurant long before we knew where it was. It is down by the docks, right next to the water. We went there on Saturday afternoon, around 5:30, and it was very quiet. We were seated immediately and invited to enjoy the buffet. There were the regular Chinese buffet items, nothing special. But the sushi was good. The selection of seafood included baked salmon, crab legs (on ice), and clams. For $11.75 it was a filling meal with front row seats overlooking the Columbia River.

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1  Thank TheCheerfulGivers
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

The selection of food at lunch is VERY limited, but what little they have is quite good. I think there were only about 8 dishes to chose from and a rather small salad/fruit bar. The dessert bar only had about 4 things to chose from. The sushi is a nice surprise. I don't often see good sushi at a buffet of this price range. The price for lunch is very reasonable. And you really can't beat the view.

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1  Thank L8nmom
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

Met friends there for Happy Hour...it was our first visit, but not our LAST.. You CANNOT beat $2 bottled beer, $2.50 for generous glasses of wine. PLUS an EXTENSIVE Happy Hour menu at $3.50 each. We enjoyed fish bites (4 battered salmon pieces), Yakisoba noodles, prawns (8), oysters (8), and steamer clams ( huge bowl) ...left HAPPY and FULL! PS..the friendly and Darling owner (Terri?) warned us that due to supplier increases, they will be raising the HH prices by a $1.. So HURRY IN!

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1  Thank Cranqueen
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