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“Very grumpy wait staff, not the cleanest place”
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China Buffet
Ranked #239 of 307 Restaurants in Longmont
Cuisines: Chinese
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Reviewed 31 December 2015

This is a buffet restaurant, but there were signs everywhere telling you not to waste food or you will be charged extra.....on each table, at the entrance and in the food areas. What the heck is that about? If I take a dish and I don't like it and don't finish it, what happens? What a rude and offensive way to do business! There were plenty of items to choose from but the place is really lacking in appearance and cleanliness. Sticky surfaces and tons of attitude from the wait staff who pick up your used dishes with a lot of attitude.

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Thank hollyf245
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Reviewed 2 June 2015

Probably one of the worst if not the worst restaurant in Longmont.
Staff is very unfriendly. No smile, no friendly words, they place the utensils on the table like you owe them something.
Place is not very clean. Chairs and furniture is sticky, bathrooms look not too clean either. Not sure if I would eat soft ice from their machine.
Food is low quality. Lot of fat and oils, sodium, maybe MSG. Each time we came from there we felt like a food hangover and bricks in the stomach.
In the early evening dishes were cold, old, chewy and outright horrible,

Go somewhere else, save yourself and your wallet this disappointment

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1  Thank Joe K
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Reviewed 18 March 2015

5 or more years ago, this was a great place. No longer the case, it is now off our list of places to go when we don't feel like cooking. Food quality has deteriorated, and nothing is really fresh after 7 PM. Might be OK for lunch but kind of spendy for what is offered. 'Butter' for crab legs is clearly not; lots of the food is all vegetables and no meat. This is the last 'all you can eat' place left in Longmont with the closure of the Country Buffet and the 'other' Chinese Buffet on the North side, which is what is probably saving them from closing the doors. Being next door to a shuttered Walmart in the same anonymous strip mall (and the bulldozed Mall on the other side of the ditch) probably doesn't help traffic much, so I'm guessing their volume is way, way down...most probably think the place is closed, too...so maybe it is time for the place to shut down anyway and/or reinvent in a new location.

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1  Thank Larry J
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Reviewed 13 October 2014 via mobile

I travel on my job and I've been to Chinese buffets throughout the 48 states. there is only one Chinese buffet in this town so there is no competition.I have had better lunch buffets many other places than the dinner buffet that I had here.variety of food they had was not very good.they only had one shrimp dish and they didn't have any shrimp in iI .told them about it twice and they simply refuse to put shrimp in it.seriously I've had better lunch buffets for a little over half the price at many locations.

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Thank mark s
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Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

Don't waste your time or your money! The meat dishes, had no meat left, they'd been picked through and only had old veggies. If you were lucky enough to find a piece of meat, you'll wish you hadn't, because it was hard and rubbery. The hot and sour soup was very bland. The crab legs pan was empty and never refilled. Absolutely disgusting. A huge waste of $50 to feed my family of 5.

Thank RRRRRjohnson
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