Decent Chinese buffet?
With all of the great Chinese restaurants in and around the Queens/Brooklyn area, we have a friend who prefers buffets only because of the selection and not necessarily the quality of food. Is there any place that is close to being somewhat decent? Will be going Monday for lunch. Thanks for any suggestions, I know this is a longshot.
yes, i def agree with harvest buffet, if i really, really had to go with one (not a fan of buffets at all). the owner used to run chu jiang kitchen on union tpke and 188th st, which was a great and consistent take-out in fresh meadows. they sold the place (booo) and focus their attention at harvest.
let me warn you that this place is a madhouse on the weekends. that might be a good thing since you know the turnover of the food is good, but there will also be people guarding the "high ticket" items - like the seafood - with such zealous passion.
My 3 favorites:
1. East Buffet, 4207 Main St, Flushing
Big selection of items. My favorite is the peking duck. They may also have roast pig (with the crispy skin) for lunch. They also have several items (e.g., steamed egg custard) that bring back childhood memories.
2. Century Diner Buffet, 220-18 Hillside Ave., Queens Village
Great value for lunch. It's always crowded so the food turnover if high. Everything is well made. Easy parking.
3. Harvest Buffet, 14 Northern Blvd., Great Neck
Just over the border in Long Island. Easy parking. Big selection of items. Free bubble tea.
ain't gonna lie, Century Buffet is kinda crazy. went there recently and it is $17.99 on sundays, same price lunch and dinner. amazing array of seafood. dim sum is good. frog on the buffet. king crab legs and all that but also cold dungeness crab. lotta steamed/fried/sauteed/raw seafood and bivalves much of which is quite good. plenty of junk food too but very little vegetables, which is weird. place is bumping. sushi bar is whatever. desserts are good (fruit, almond jello, leche flan, funky cheesecake, baked/fried pineapple cheesecake phyllo thing, bubble tea). prime rib, giant beef ribs, different types of kalbi and teriyaki skewer stuff, etc.