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If the signage is correct, a buffet is going in on the NW corner of University and Marion. Named University Buffet. Anyone know antthing about it?

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  1. It was in last Thursday's PiPress. It's a Hmong buffet set to open Dec 1. The owner is Eric Guo, who owned Bon's Buffet and Westfire Grille in Rochester and former owner of an Asian buffet in Brooklyn Park and owner of Super Buffet Mongolian Grill in Fargo, N.D. It will be open for lunch and dinner and serve a mix of Chinese food and sushi as well as some seafood at dinner.

    ~TDQ

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    1. re: The Dairy Queen

      Anyone have any updates?

      1. re: TDS1

        Drove by today at noon and there was still newspaper covering the windows, but I did see workman there. Looks like it should be soon.

        1. re: SmartCookie

          Thanks for the update!

        2. re: TDS1

          Not much of an update, but I went by today and windows free of all paper. The walls inside seemed unpainted, or at least undecorated. Still looked rough.

          Not that I'm watching the place with bated breath, but the opposite. I glance with longing and regret. I'm just not an Asian foodie. What's one more Asian buffet tacked on to a list that has a plethora of sad buffets?

          1. re: green56

            Has this place opened yet?

            1. re: TDS1

              Saw people seated inside as I drove by, and their open sign was lit.

              1. re: japanabanana

                I started a new thread on this place.

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                University Buffet
                225 University Avenue W, St Paul, MN 55103

                1. re: SmartCookie

                  SmartCookie, I can't find your thread. Link please?

                  ~TDQ

                  1. re: The Dairy Queen

                    DQ - I set it up a few hours ago but it hasn't shown up yet...not sure why.

                    1. re: SmartCookie

                      Very strange. Are you sure it actually posted?

                      ~TDQ

                      1. re: The Dairy Queen

                        I think I may have made a mistake and added the review to the actual restaurant link, and not to a post. Anyway, it's there now.

                        1. re: SmartCookie

                          Oh wow! It looks very thorough. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7581... Can't wait to read it.

                          ~TDQ