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Best Chinese Lunch Buffet (or dinner) in Calgary

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Hey guys,

Did some searching but couldn't find any threads recent enough to be reliable...

I'm just lookin to see what people would recommend as the best, or top 2 or 3, Chinese lunch buffets here in Calgary, preferably in the North/Northeast. I'm looking for something more "conventional", so the items I'm looking for would be more like ginger beef, sweet&sour pork, that kinda stuff... And the good quality stuff obviously haha.

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  1. Sorry but I've never found Chinese buffet synonymous with "good quality stuff". When I was young, my parents took me to too many Chinese buffet and now I avoid it like the plague - usually I don't find the flavours to be worth the calories, high sodium, or high MSG intake. I'd rather go to a Chinese restaurant where food isn't dried out.

    Having said that, I can recognize there's differing tastes - China Rose is in the NE and quite popular in my office amongst our coworkers. I believe they have dim sum items, ginger beef, and sweet and sour. Price is approx 13 dollars.

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    1. I like the Shanghai Palace in the NW, but that might be a little far from you. They have their wonderful honey pepper chicken on the lunch buffet... but I agree with the other poster, buffet and quality don't really go together. :)

      1. Sorry, I guess I should specify... Quality being relative of course haha. Basically anything better than "decent".

        1. I think China Rose is good for a buffet, as is New Dynasty; they have a location at Country Hills by the movie theatre as well as one in Crowfoot.

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          1. re: Jasz

            There is also a New Dynasty right across Memorial from China Rose, tucked into the strip mall on 28th street behind the 7-11.

          2. I know all of the issues with Chinese buffets but we'll hit one every once in a while. The best advice is to go early and to watch when they come out with new stuff from the kitchen.

            That said, New Dynasty isn't bad nor is Ginger Beef.