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“above-average Chinese buffet”
Review of Chinese Gourmet

Chinese Gourmet
Ranked #983 of 1,387 Restaurants in Salt Lake City
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Aspen, Colorado
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“above-average Chinese buffet”
Reviewed September 26, 2011

The Chinese Gourmet is a large facility located at the intersection of 4500 and South State. Parking is easy and it's easy to find. Like most buffets, some of the food is good and some not so good - how long it has been on the steam table is an issue in this format - but they seemed careful about rotating the food. They have a wonderful "wok" table - you select various vegetables, noodles and meats into a bowl and hand it to the chef who cooks it on an immense "work-like" looktop. I've not seen that before. The salad bar is about average for Utah, and the meats and chickens fall into that same category. Their fried shrimp was very good. The wait staff was friendly, the place was clean though not as well lit as I'd have preferred. This wouldn't be my first choice for a romantic meal, but it was a very good lunch and would be good for the family. There are a bunch of heavy people eating there - but that's true of most of the single-price buffet places and is hardly the fault of the restaurant. Overall I found it to be about what I expected - reasonable food at a reasonable price - and the cooking station was a nice bonus.

  • Visited September 2011
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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“Friday night cattle call for Morbidly Obese”
Reviewed June 3, 2011

If you don't mind the grossly overweight cattle herd;
Friday night buffet has selections for everyone.
Including MSG ! ! !
You need to request the manager's printout of Non-MSG items.

The selections are vast. Most dishes are mediocre to good.
Take your chances.
First trip around the feed troughs should be for sampling.
If one of your favorites is tasty; stay with it.
The Mongolian Grill lacks shrimp; but offers fake crab.
Plenty of chilled, cooked shrimp.
The deep fried shrimp were fairly good.
I wouldn't feed the pot roast to my dog.
The Chinese dishes are classic American Chinese. MSG in most.
The prime rib is good; depending on whether the server cuts
a decent, full length slice.
The pizza was worthless; except for hushing up unruly, screaming rug rats.

We arrived about 5:15pm; crowds just starting.
By 6p.m., the wait line was 20-30 deep. Wow!

Quite an experience.
If you prefer quality food with beautiful presentation; go somewhere else.
If you wish a wide selection and mediocre is acceptable; give it a try.
Decide for yourself.

  • Visited June 2011
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Reviewed December 6, 2007

Not Very good.

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