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Aug 22, 2004 09:44 PM

Chinese Buffet Recommendations

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Hi Everyone,

Anyone try a decent chinese buffet lately?



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  1. I haven't been to Canada for several years now but have very fond memories of the Mandarin at Eglinton and Yonge, second floor in Canada Square building. Is it still in business?

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    1. re: N Tocus

      Yes, the Mandarin at Yonge & Eg is still in business and as busy as ever.

      1. re: kieks

        china buffet king. locations include 401/warden and yonge/elgin mills road area. majority of customers are orientals, always a good sign.

        mandarin is good but caters to a "western" clientele.

        1. re: dial

          the China Buffet King in Richmond Hill is south of Major Mac (therefore, much farther south from Elgin Mills), on the east side of Yonge.

          Be careful with the word "oriental."
          "Asian" is probably a wiser term to use when referring to persons.

          1. re: dial

            "Orientals"? How quaint.

            1. re: dial

              Starwalk has a larger variety of Thai and sushi and their dimsum is a better quality than China Buffet King. Desserts are the usual little cakes which I don't like, but the fresh fruit and icecream make up for that, and the Starwalk waiters don't rush you.

              1. re: dial

                I second China Buffet King

                1. re: wm raim

                  China Buffet offers some items not usually provided at buffets, such as sushi, peking duck, etc. They do have a good selection of dishes, although I do not recommend the soups.

                  Finally, they are quite a bit south of Elgin Mills; in fact, they are south of Major Mackenzie at Harding and Yonge, in the plaza with Herbie's and What-A-Bagel, which is also, IMHO, one of the best places to get a bagel in Toronto.

            2. re: N Tocus

              i live in nyc and visit canada about once a year. the best part of my trip. Going to Mandarin and stuffing my face. its the best chinese buffet available. ive tried several in nyc but they cant match mandarins excellence

            3. I've been to China Buffet King last week and it was very bland and so, so... Starwalk buffet across from pacific mall , kennedy/steels has a nice buffet - I think Ill go for lunch today

              1. yes starwalk for the price 9 dollar lunch is good and dinner 17 is good too. enjoy.

                1. Which of all these places DO have good cake like deserts? Any of them??

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                  1. re: hungryabbey

                    Both places have cakes, but are store-bought. Some of the other Chinese desserts are made on premise.

                  2. Hi people: any updates on this subject? Are there any Chinese Buffet restaurants that actually has good quality non-westernized Chinese food? I've been to Mandarin and Starwalk - both are disappointments, though I would say Mandarin is the better of the two.

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                    1. re: Westfalen

                      I don't expect any good desserts at a buffet place. My friend loves Imperial buffet because of the alaskan crab legs. They are near warden and elginton.

                      1. re: Westfalen

                        You can't find good quality Chinese food in all-you-can-eat style.