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“The Best Buffet by far”

Golden City Chinese Buffet
Ranked #106 of 206 Restaurants in Costa Teguise
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Buffet, Reservations
Reviewed January 3, 2013

We have just come back from a weeks stay in Lanzarote, and although all inclusive decided to try the Golden City Buffet. At only 4.5 euros its amazing value. The place is full of locals which is always a sign as to how good it will be. There is a good selection of starters, mains and sweets. All food is perfectly cooked, hot and tasty. It was that good we went back again. Friendly efficient service. If you are in Costa Teguise I would highly recommend you try this place/ (located opposite Hotel Teguise Playa)

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Thank toni t
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

They sell shark fin soup and nobody seemed to notice/care - very very very very very very very very very very wrong :(

1  Thank isobell101
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Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

We've eaten here a lot & would definitely recommend this great value buffet for €4.50 & they now have a grill buffet for €10.50, where you can choose your fresh meat & fish which is then freshly cooked to your requirements. Anytime you pass it's always busy & locals eat here too - which is always a good sign. A great value meal with something for all the family & staff are always helpful to explain what each dish is if you've not too sure about how spicy they are. Do try - you won't be disappointed.

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Thank Gilly_Gump
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

We ate here twice - once on the 10.95 buffet side and once on the normal buffet side. The restaurant is well located and with lots of seats but there are a few hidden things to note:

1. Buffet food is warm at best
2. Only a few meat dishes were kept full.. the rest were mainly gravy
2. They do not like to put out duck - even though duck is part of the buffet menu.

When I went up for the first plate I could see there was no duck. I POLITELY asked staff if there was duck coming, the lady said yes... I watched carefully nearby and waited... going up for the 2nd plate some 15 minutes later I asked one of the staff why there was still no duck and was told "you only paid 4.95 Euro for eat as much as you like .. so you cannot expect duck".. at this point I got a little peeved & asked if duck was part of the buffet menu, to which I was told yes.. so I said I would therefore like some duck... funnily enough less than 60 seconds later a lady went inside and came out with a VERY SMALL portion of duck.... I wouldn't have minded so much but..

3. Before getting our food my wife didn't fancy a drink at all but we were told "you have to drink".. I presumed this was in case I decided to share my drink with my wife so as I was not feeling that thirsty we said we both wouldn't drink and was told "well you have to either both order a drink or pay 1 Euro each for not drinking" .. restaraunt rules (we laughed and just bought a drink each anyway as it wasn’t about the dosh).. but then to be told I should not expect duck.. you get the picture

4. I even forgot about all the above and enjoyed the meal with my family until the end of the night when I went to pay by debit card for like 17 Euros.. after I handed over my debit card the lady behind the till asked me " where is your ID".. I asked why do you need my I.D.? She said how do I know this card is yours.. I said "because when I put my PIN in the reader it will say PIN OK Accepted".. she tried to say it was the island policy to ask for the Passport... I said funny that because I did shopping on 3 previous days, ate at a restaurant for x2 nights before, hired a car and you are the only place on the island who has asked for my passport... SILENCE... When I asked her if it she was asking as I was a black guy she was once again SILENT... one of the nicer staff (younger lady in glasses) looked embarrassed when she asked me because the rude till lady wasn't working when we ate in the same restaurant three nights earlier on the 10.95 Euros freshly cooked buffet side (with none of the above problems) and payed as per normal.. enough said... people you have been warned of some of the ignorant mentality here... needless to say I would never eat here again!

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Thank Shiek15
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Reviewed December 10, 2012

during our visit we visited this chinese several time. The selection of dishes are too many to mention (although the duck was delicious). but for 4.95 euros you can eat as much as you want. all hot and very tasty and the staff were very pleasant

Thank joannaC39
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