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“Wide Variety of Foods”

Harbor Seafood Buffet
Ranked #71 of 453 Restaurants in Garden Grove
Cuisines: Asian
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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

This buffet was exactly what I expected. Large, open, dining room with 4 long rows of seven 4 tops slid together. Booths alongside the walls. Dirty palm frond patterned commercial carpeting throughout. The pungent, uniquely Asian, odor that steps right up and punches you in the face when you first walk in. The dirt still splattered on the walls alongside the booths (see another reviewer's comments). The tables though, were all clean, as were the buffet areas.

The wait staff was attentive.

For me though, an Asian buffet is all about the vast variety of foods. There was the sushi bar with a dozen different rolls from which to choose. An abundance of sauces to satisfy every craving, on-fire hot to mild.

Notice that it's the variety, not the quality, of the food that draws me to a buffet. This is not the $45 buffet at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. This lunch cost me $11.06, including drink, tax and fortune cookie.

The variety satisfied me. Almost endless choices of beef, chicken, fish (including baked Salmon, which was moist and not bad), vegetables and desserts.

Of course, many of the foods were bland, but with the many sauces, they were brought back to life.

Since I'm adventurous, I get to try sardines, Chinese vegetables and various desserts without spending an arm and both legs.

Bottom line: If you're looking for an inexpensive way to try different Asian foods, this is a great place to do so. Besides, you get used to the smell and don't even notice it after about 5 minutes.

Thank GumShoeSanDiego
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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

This buffet was gross. Came here based on the reviews and was disappointed. The wall next to my table was covered in old food. Went to grab a bowl and it was sticky...so tried for another...same issue...after 4 bowls I gave up. Tried a few items but they were pretty bad. Soy sauce on table was also covered in food. Don't know when the lasts one this place was cleaned. Lunch buffet was $9.17 with no drink...which is way over priced for this place. Picture of gross wall posted. Will not be back...

Thank Stacey M
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Reviewed 17 June 2016

Our family has visited Anaheim from Hawaii 4 times over the past 10 years and when weʻre there, we try to visit Harbor Seafood Buffet at least once. Our kids love the choices and variety of foods, including some interesting ones we donʻt see often like snails and crawfish. For the price and selections, this place is great. In addition to sushi, salad, and Chinese dishes, there are a lot of seafood dishes, including clams, crab, shrimp, mussels, and fish. You can also get a stir-fry done for you. For the price, this place is a deal.

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Thank CM808CM
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Reviewed 26 May 2016

My wife didnt like the fish smell from the fried fish. But ovrall the food was awesome. Sushi was very wel, constructed without excess rice. Very tastefull combinations of salmon, tuna and surimi. The seaweed salad was excellent. Several vegi dishes and green beans or nappa cabbage were tasty. We raved about the mushroon chicken. The salmon had no fish smell and was mild and perfectly cooked. The fruit selection was awesome and i loved the mango, strawberries, pineapple and melons. The deserts were good with a mini tirramasu that was tasty with soft serve and coffee. The lunch price made this the best deal in la. The dinner price would be fair for the area. This was better than half the buffet in vegas which can be chincy overpriced with no vegi dishes.

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1  Thank peter c
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

who can say no to all you can eat crab legs! Lots of Asian selections. Lots of fruit dishes too. The hot n sour soup was the best! Clean. very large seating area. Grill station too. If you like variety you will not be disappointed. Staff was ok, but asked "what you want to drink" instead of "what can I get you to drink" or "what would you like to drink"...little stuff like that bugs me. Nicest thing is you have food in your tummy in less than 5 minutes. Also, another eatery is King Harbor.....not the same place but across the street, almost went there by mistake as the buffet is hard to find. It's in a strip mall behind lots of other stuff.

Thank prescottmtngal
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