are there any decent chinese buffet's on the westside?
There's a Zen Buffet now in Woodland Hills. As far as Asian/Chinese buffet, this one is above average. Snow crab legs and mucho shrimp, beef, pork, chicken several ways and other seafood, sushi and chinese staples. There's a fruit bar, salad bar and the typical hum drum style desserts. I know they have several locations, call and see if there's one closer to you. :)KQ
I guess this depends on your definition of the Westside. The best Chinese buffet west of downtown is Downtown Buffet in the Baldwin Hills Plaza mall. In addition, Buffet City, 11819 Wilshire Blvd. has some pretty good items, too, and is probably sufficient for your needs. Be aware, of course, that we're talking Chinese buffet food, which is several rungs below gourmet food. Also, don't even think about going to Super Star Seafood Buffet on Jefferson in Culver City.