Has anyone been to this? Suitable for a group?
What is it like compared to the Mandarin.
I would go to Starwalk. I have been there for lunch on the weekends and the dim sum selection is pretty good compared to others. I went there for dinner once during the week and was surprised with a couple of the items they had available: big stuffed crab claws and baked oysters!! The service is friendly and fast.
It's good as far as buffets go - I have been a few times for lunch, but really I cant think of anything there that gives many any urge to go back.. if they had even 1 or 2 really well prepared dishes I would certainly visit more often
I went to Starwalk for dinner maybe 2 weeks ago. The quality of the food is ok, typical of the stuff you'd find at buffets. There's a lot of selection, and they have "specialty" items like steamed or baked oysters which you have to line up for and run out as soon as they bring them out.
Good for a group as they have a lot of big tables. There's also a discount of children and seniors.
A negative comment would be about the crowd, a lot of parents let their kids run around in the buffet area and I've had food knocked out of my plate and have also witnessed little kids sticking their hands into the food and having a taste. The adults are not a lot better, a lot of shoving and pushing to get food, very rude indeed.
"Suitable for a group?
What is it like compared to the Mandarin."
yes- Starwalk is suitable for groups. They also have rooms for parties.
Starwalk probably has more variety than Mandarin.
Starwalk is usually busy and crowded on weekends. If possible- go on a weekday. Or go early- like 11 am.
The food is alright-decent. Used to be better when they first opened. Buffet is not the greatest place to eat Chinese food and you're better off going to a regular restaurant with menus.