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1429 8th Ave W, Palmetto, FL 34221-3119
+1 941-721-8862
10:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 21:30
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Orlando, Florida
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70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small stand alone place. Am always greeted with a friendly smile and sit in the same booth. If you are looking for unique or original oriental food, this is not the place. But over the many times I have been there the food has been consistent. They do have a fair selection of sushi, along with most... More 

Thank liftman53
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Had ate there for years. When Jesse's parents and two older sisters were running the show. All smiles all happy to see you food was hot and fresh. Felt like family as soon you walked threw door. Resently went there new crew, server speak very broken English if she even understood you, and not very friendly. And as to the... More 

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Palmetto, Florida
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Oriental buffet, home cooking, excellent selections at fair price. Nice people, casual atmosphere. Fair prices.

Thank fishermensheadqu2016
Palmetto, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

This restaurant is Chinese buffet, with added items like ice cream, snow crab, and some fruits. They never put out very much food at one time and the food is never hot. I stopped eating there all together

1 Thank grandmapenny60
Palmetto, Florida
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Food is good . The place smells musky . its not Expensive , good selection . our bill was $44+ after tax we where 3 people and we had a $5 Dollar coupon ,so if our bill is $40 or more you get 5 off , but wen we went to pay she Only took off $2 , when i... More 

1 Thank Mike K
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

I've had less than desirable experiences at Chinese Buffet's, so I was apprehensive to say the least about trying Kings Buffet. But several of my friends (including a professional restaurant consultant) kept telling me it was good. So, the other day I went by myself for lunch. (By myself so my wife wouldn't get upset with me if I walked... More 

1 Thank Ronald K
Palmetto, Florida
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

If you are expecting a decent buffet, don't go there. This place merely offers poor quality food at cheap prices, which I guess appeals to some who are on a tight budget. But there are much better places to eat in Palmetto that offer much better food, for the same price or just a little more money.

Thank Dianne9530
St. Petersburg, Florida
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185 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

Yummy. Nice selection on the buffet. Good value. We have eaten here a few times and have always enjoyed the food. Will definitely be back!

Thank TimAndJen2013
Longboat Key, Florida
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

A small, unassuming place. Very dated but kept up. The waitress was friendly and smiling. The food was average in every sense of the word, but still satisfying. They had a few unusual eats, but were lacking in other areas. They make rather small batches of food so you may find yourself waiting. My first plate was cold but it... More 

Thank IslandGirl925
Bradenton, Florida
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

i have been here twice and have enjoyed both visits. there is truly nothing really exceptional it is just your average Chinese buffet. I am not a big Chinese food eater but I like some of it and doing it buffet style is the way I get to try the different dishes and then see which ones I like or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Japanese, American, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1429 8th Ave W, Palmetto, FL 34221-3119
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palmetto
  • Phone Number: +1 941-721-8862

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?