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Great Buffet

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5 Piscataqua Dr, Newington, NH 03801-7816
+1 603-559-9880
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food selection is good as it gets, I like the fact that they have sushi to order if you chose to, and I always like the dimsum, but the waitstaff seems like they are rushing you to get out of there, I'm not gonna stay there all afternoon to eat lunch, lol, just saying.

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Thank B F
Kittery, Maine
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

vast variety of food choices...that has been overcooked, over steamed or old. Majority of the staff are rude and aloof. If your really hungry and don't care about quality ...go there. Then go home and throw up!

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Thank Lolaluigi
Manchester, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

After a busy day, my sister and I wanted a good meal and she wanted sushi. She definitely got her fill of sushi. We stop here whenever we are in town.

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Thank Susan B
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Those who eat at Chinese buffets pretty much know what to expect. Food here was average at best with nothing outstanding. That said, we did not try the hibachi or the sushi. Everything that should be hot was near room temperature. There are 6 buffet tables, and there are many choices, though this lacked egg foo yong, all the traditional... More 

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Thank jaraysco
York Beach, Maine
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

It was ok. $8 for lunch is pretty reasonable. I have been in a better buffet places but I wouldn't mind going again. I didn't like dessert choices.

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Thank Marija G
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

In driving from Maine to Massachusetts, we wanted an Asian buffet lunch option. Our GPS located this restaurant, and the drive there was easy. There was a large variety of food, the staff was friendly, seating was plentiful, and we enjoyed our meal very much.

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Thank Jessica0823
Dover, New Hampshire
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100 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

The food is laid out on self service tables. When they opened, the food was very tasty, and replaced often. It used to be a fantastic deal, especially for those with big appetites. Then the ownership changed, or something. Now the food is mostly hours old and stale, even around lunch hour, doesn't taste that good anymore (maybe they lost... More 

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Thank David K
Cranston, Rhode Island
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88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

On Sunday night June 19th Louis and I were looking for a place to eat before going back to the hotel. He suggested Great Buffet II located in Newington, New Hampshire. All You Can Eat Buffet is $13.99. This restaurant is open seven days a week Sun.-Thurs. 11:00 A.M.- 10:00 P.M. Fri.& Sat. 11:00 A.M.- 11:00 P.M. Very nice place... More 

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Thank Debra T
Hampton, NH
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

We always had fun at the Great Buffet. Lots of food choices. Some of good quality some not. But the place has really become run down and dirty. The floors - although appearing to be clean - had a slimey slipperiness. The tables were sticky and stayed sticky even after repeated washing (we asked for them to wash our table... More 

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Thank FunnybonesHampton
Rye, New Hampshire
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805 reviews
512 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

I've eaten here a half-dozen times. The atmosphere is nicer than average for a buffet restaurant, and there's a myriad of choices, including sushi. The food is good, but it's not the tastiest food. Some items are better than others. If they cut down on all the choices and focused on quality more than quantity, it might improve.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Piscataqua Dr, Newington, NH 03801-7816
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Newington
  • Phone Number: +1 603-559-9880

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?