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Valentines Licensed Buffet Restaurant
Ranked #60 of 72 Restaurants in Manukau
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed April 20, 2014

Went for dinner to the family buffet restaurant Valentines, Pakuranga. Loved the Buffet. Nice meal with lots of choices. Desserts Yummy!!! Enough choices there to satisfy individual likes and tastes. The Restraunt was clean and the staff very friendly and welcoming. The meal was more than satisfactory, and definitely loads of free parking at the back of the Restaurant. The atmosphere was one of families enjoying themselves, celebrating birthdays and dining out. Elderly and children alike all seemed to be having a good time. Consider we got good value for what we paid. We intend going back there again, and again, and again. (asap)

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4  Thank Foody505
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

Valentines is fantastic value as a seafood buffet restaurant when catering for a large party. The variety and quantities are what you would expect for the entrees and mains, although, as it is buffet style, some of the dishes tended to dry out in the serving trays, and some dishes ran out and took time to replenish. Yes you can go up as many times as you like, fresh plate and cutlery each time if you want. It is not a fine dining experience but it is value for money.

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2  Thank RJJCNZ
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

Liked the new location but the buffet layout is backward. Entering where the plates are you first come to dessert, the salad bar, then the hot food. Dinner sitting did not have any prawns or seafood mornay, the dessert looked like it had been laid out in the morning. The plastic flowers on the table is tacky and doesn't tie into the new decor. It's also pay before you eat now, is it because it's located in South Auckland?

2  Thank Maggie6069
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Wairau branch is getting price up every time we visit, last time was adult dinner $35.90. They done renovation (getting darker and smaller) and maybe owner changed? We have to pay more? It says 100 foods items but many of them were came out tins.

I noticed Mt.Eden & Henderson branches dinner price is $29.90! It's so different price with Wairau. Wairau is near our place so we will not go Mt.Eden but after I know the price difference, I feel I will not come back Wairau again anyway to pay normal price. I know each branch can make own price but as I am customer, I feel not fair.

Honestly, there are not much family buffets restaurants here. We didn't have u much choice. However recently many of our friends are going to Mongolian buffet restaurant in near the area. They need competitions more. It's good for customers.

And I always think, why the inside restaurant so dark ??????

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1  Thank NZChiko
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Went with group of 8.

food was warm and looked like it been out for hours. The children like the ice cream and desert section.

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2  Thank nzrocketman
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