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« on: February 05, 2009, 02:47:07 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2009, 02:48:10 PM »

acrosethe st me thers a really good buffet   empier wok i go to it evey monday and thrusday at 4 ther food is mmmmmmm mmmmmmm good
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2009, 06:00:26 PM »

There are three in my area. Century Buffet on Route 6 in Bristol, CT is the best. (Next to Stop & Shop). Imperial Buffet in Plainville in the Plainville Commons is second best. And 3rd best is Buffet 2000 in Southigton. (They're in the Ames Plaza). I usually end up going to Buffet 2000 because I usually go with my dad or I got after work. Imperial Buffet would be best but they have 3 issues. 1. Cost. (It's very expensive). 2. They give you these little tiny glasses for your soda so they constantly have to be refilled. And 3. When I went there last March it tasted like someone had mixed a bag of weed into the Egg Roll mixture.

There are a couple others I want to try. I want to try the one in New Britain on Myrtle Street not to far from the New Brite Plaza (where AJ Wright and Save-A-Lot is). There's also one on Route 322 in Southington that very inexpensive, but they're also really cheap. Paper Plates, Plastic Silverwear, and styrofoam cups.
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2009, 06:11:12 PM »

 yea empier is 7 for lunch 9.99 for dinner they got 2 long rows of food and a slad bar    a full serve bar and u get 20 oz of soda for a 1.50   no free refills  well   i think ther not  free i get water and a coke whith mine when i go in they know my family way to good  but ift u want a refill on water they like right ther at the table    i had them tonight and  the food was soooooooooooooo good as allways
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2009, 07:14:00 PM »

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acrosethe st me thers a really good buffet   empier wok i go to it evey monday and thrusday at 4 ther food is mmmmmmm mmmmmmm good
 
Yeah Empire Wok is pretty good.  In the K-Mart plaza there used to be "Ming Buffet."  One day a friend and I drove by and it was the most hilarious thing.  The "e" and "t" and tops of the "f"s were out, so the sign literally read "Ming Butt" at dusk!
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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2009, 09:30:21 PM »

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There are three in my area. Century Buffet on Route 6 in Bristol, CT is the best. (Next to Stop & Shop). Imperial Buffet in Plainville in the Plainville Commons is second best. And 3rd best is Buffet 2000 in Southigton. (They're in the Ames Plaza). I usually end up going to Buffet 2000 because I usually go with my dad or I got after work. Imperial Buffet would be best but they have 3 issues. 1. Cost. (It's very expensive). 2. They give you these little tiny glasses for your soda so they constantly have to be refilled. And 3. When I went there last March it tasted like someone had mixed a bag of weed into the Egg Roll mixture.

There are a couple others I want to try. I want to try the one in New Britain on Myrtle Street not to far from the New Brite Plaza (where AJ Wright and Save-A-Lot is). There's also one on Route 322 in Southington that very inexpensive, but they're also really cheap. Paper Plates, Plastic Silverwear, and styrofoam cups.


There is also an Imperial Buffet in the Home Depot Plaza in Berlin. However, I always liked going to the Plainville buffet. That one is actually closest to my house (we just get on Route 9). I also really liked the Bristol Century Buffet. I love Chinese food, so it all tastes good to me. Newington sadly doesn't have one at all, just many take-out restaurants, which I frequent. I don't understand why they don't have a buffet though. Although. Newington used to have the Grand Buffet, but that became a Japanese restaurant.
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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2009, 05:56:36 AM »

haha i went to mings buffet a lot to lol yes i rember that mimgs butt time
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« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2009, 07:24:31 PM »

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There is also an Imperial Buffet in the Home Depot Plaza in Berlin. However, I always liked going to the Plainville buffet. That one is actually closest to my house (we just get on Route 9). I also really liked the Bristol Century Buffet. I love Chinese food, so it all tastes good to me. Newington sadly doesn't have one at all, just many take-out restaurants, which I frequent. I don't understand why they don't have a buffet though. Although. Newington used to have the Grand Buffet, but that became a Japanese restaurant.


The Imperial Buffet in Berlin is owned by the same people as the one in Plainville. When Imperial first opened in Plainville it was owned by the same people who owned Buffet 2000 in Southington. If you look at the Leasing Plans for The Plainville Commons Imperial Buffet is listed as Buffet 2000.
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« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2009, 10:32:19 AM »

Here in indy there are chinese buffets on every corner it seems  som very dirty  usually cheaper and fair food
the more expensive ones seem to be cleaner
Almost every Shoneys restaraunt has become a chinese buffet  my favorite one here is lucky eight  near 465 and 31 East street they even have  steak on there buffet  and fresh sushi  
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« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2009, 05:44:29 PM »

Changed my rankings. Imperial Buffet in Plainville is now down to number 3. Went there with my dad yesterday and most of the food was lousey.
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« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2009, 06:28:25 PM »

Super Panda in Greensburg, PA. for 11 dollars, all you can eat plus a drink. and ice cream. I have NO complaints about the food, the bathrooms were very easy to locate, place was clean, servers were extremely nice and helpful. And the seafood was to DIE for!!!
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« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2009, 04:59:25 AM »

empier acrose the st is  adding more cameras for ther parking lot and updateing the insde for the 4th year  in a row and   going to be adding more lighting out side and probley re doing ther parking lot i doubth they will  keep ther parking lot from  being full on weekends cause ther so poupluar
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« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2009, 07:52:48 PM »

Just went to a great buffet today. Royal Buffet at 943 Wolcott Street Waterbury in Shoprite Plaza. (The new shoprite Plaza. The plaza where Price Chopper and Toys R Us used to be). $7.45 for lunch. Lots of food. Great atmoshphere. According to their website they're also on Danbury Road in New Milford and West Middle Turnpike in Manchester.
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« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2014, 12:19:24 PM »

Reviving this thread after almost 5 years lol.

One can't have high standards when going to a buffet, however I expect food that is supposed to be hot to be hot (or at the very least warm) and the food to be fresh tasting.

Rankings of the Chinese Buffets I have been to in Connecticut. (from best to worst)

1. Imperial Buffet - 282 New Britain Avenue Plainville, CT in The Plainville Commons. - You definitely get what you pay for. Hot, fresh food, friendly staff and service, good sushi, and although I rarely drink alcohol they just gut the liquor license back. With unlimited soda and tax it comes to $10 for Lunch Monday-Saturday. For Dinner which is after 3:15PM (during the week) and all day on Sunday it will set you back $15.50.

2. Pacific Buffet & Grill - 20 IVES Road (corner of Route 5) in Wallingford, CT. - The food is hot and fresh. Staff is friendly. I've only been here for lunch once, but I know what I like. http://www.pacificbuffetandgrill.net/

3. Century Buffet - 623 Farmington Avenue Bristol, CT in The Bristol Plaza (near TJ MAXX). - Not the best. Not the worst. Just average. They really took a hit when they changed owners in 2011. Most of the time the food is warm and fresh (for the most part), however sometimes it is cold. The staff is friendly. They have raised their prices a couple times since the new owners took over. Lunch Monday-Friday will set you back $9.48 Brunch on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays is a little more. Dinner is definitely not worth the extra money the charge. They have lobster for dinner Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays but I don't like lobster. Plus it is deep fried. To quote what I overheard a customer telling a waitress - You can't deep fry lobster!"

4. Young-Young Buffet - 1660 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike in the Milldale section of Southington - They are in a small little strip mall with a pizza place (I think), a liquor store, and a pet supply place. The buffet is really small. Limited selection. You pay as you enter. No waitstaff or dishwasher. Styrofoam Plates, Plastic Silverware, and serve-yourself no-name soda from the fountain. The bathroom is really tiny. And the place is very dated looking. Very inexpensive, but you get what you pay for.

5. Royal Buffet - 943 Wolcott Street Waterbury, CT (in the Shoprite Plaza) - Holy shi*! This place really crashed and burned. They used to be my favorite! After my last visit on March 6, 2014 it'll be a hell of a long time before I go here again. The food was cold, the food tasted old, and even the ice cream tasted funky. I reported them to the Waterbury Health Department. With tax and unlimited soda it comes to $10.40 for lunch Monday-Friday.

6. Mr. Wok Buffet - 117 Sharon Road Waterbury, CT (In the Mall-view Plaza) behind Walmart Plaza. - First off let me tell you the address is 117 Sharon Road, but there is no access to the plaza from Sharon Road. Access to the plaza is from a service road in the Naugatuck Valley Shopping Center (the plaza they built where The Naugatuck Valley Mall used to be). Let me tell you the condition of the plaza should've been the first warning sign to stay the hell out of this place, but I decided to go anyway because a friend of mine insisted that it was a good place. The second warning flag I got was when I stepped inside. Inside it was like a flashback to the 1970s. Anyway I got food poisoning there and I think they served me cat!  Never again!

Closed Chinese Buffets:

1. Buffet 2000 - 855 Queen Street Southington, CT (in the Queen Plaza). - This place was pretty decent. They closed in April 2012. They are now Gobi Mongolian Grill. Although I haven't been to Gobi, I've heard it's very good and is very popular.

2. New Britain Super Buffet - Myrtle Street New Britain, CT (in Lafayette Square). - I never went here. A couple years ago I had an appointment in downtown New Britain. I drove through the plaza. My observations from the outside was that it was so dirty I could only imagine how disgusting it was on the inside. They closed for good in December 2013. A false article in a Middle School Newspaper claimed they were shutdown for serving cat meat, a claim denied by The New Britain Health Department.

Buffets I've never been to:

1. Hibachi & Sushi Buffet - 65 Columbus BLVD New Britain, CT (adjacent to the La Quinta Inn) - http://www.hibachinsushibuffet.com/

2. Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet - 52 Kane Street West Hartford, CT (Prospect Plaza). - They've been open a couple years. They recently changed hands. This is the former Hometown Buffet. - Main reason I haven't been here? It's too far. I don't drive highways.

3. Torrington Super Buffet - 1925 East Main Street Torrington, CT. - Main reason I haven't been here? It's too far. I don't drive highways.
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« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2014, 12:14:47 PM »

There was one on Route 88 in Bethel Park, PA across from the old Ames District Office store
that was called the Dynasty Buffet.  The hilarious thing was that for much of it's existence
the D and the Y were burnt out in it's neon sign.

That is one Nasty Buffet!

It sat vacant for years and was recently torn down.  Next door a new Chinese buffet opened
in a former Pizza Hut location. It is called the Rice Inn.

Should mention to the owners that Ricin is one of the deadliest poisons known to mankind.

A little up the road there is a Vietnamese-Cambodian place called the Pho Kim 88.

Just don't say that too fast.....
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« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2017, 11:47:47 AM »

Well frickin stuff! The only Chinese Buffet I got to now (and it's rare that I go there) is Century Buffet in Bristol. It's mediocre at best. I don't have a car (any more), but my Mom has a friend who lives near Stop & Shop plaza and sometimes she will drop me off to have lunch there. (Although back in December my former boss at the other Stop & Shop in Bristol had to fill-in at this Stop & Shop because he told me several S&S employees got food poisoning at Century).

Imperial Buffet in Plainville closed in December. Sad

And my Mom never goes to Waterbury so I can't go to Royal Buffet. It's been almost 3 year since my bad experience there so I'm willing to give them another shot.
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« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2017, 03:38:53 PM »

The Hometown Buffet on PA Route 51 in the South Hills of Pittsburgh.

Okay, it's not strictly a Chinese Buffet (though the owner is Chinese, and Chinese
cuisine makes up around half of what you can get there.)  Originally opened in
a former Old Country Buffet location at Southland Shopping Center near Century III
Mall, it moved a few years ago to the former Tambellini's location near the Liberty
Tubes (next door to the Red, White and Blue Thrift Store that is mentioned on
another thread)

Tambellini's was a VERY elegant and popular restaurant in its day (there were eight different Tambellini's restaurants around Pittsburgh when I was a kid....that family had a huge footprint in the food business here).   It closed, and Hometown Buffet moved up the road and into that building.

Which is strange because the place still has the interior d├ęcor and frescoes of an Italian restaurant, while serving a mix of Chinese and American food in a buffet.   It does a lot of lunch business and seems to
be very popular with cops.

This is a really LARGE building.  You could accommodate many tour buses here.
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