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green56 Oct 29, 2010 05:00 AM

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?

  1. The Dairy Queen Oct 29, 2010 05:16 AM

    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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      TDS1 Dec 1, 2010 05:45 PM

      Anyone have any updates?

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        SmartCookie Dec 2, 2010 10:45 AM

        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.

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          TDS1 Dec 2, 2010 04:50 PM

          Thanks for the update!

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          green56 Dec 7, 2010 11:03 PM

          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?

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            TDS1 Jan 2, 2011 02:34 PM

            Has this place opened yet?

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              japanabanana Jan 5, 2011 04:28 PM

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

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                SmartCookie Jan 7, 2011 10:38 AM

                I started a new thread on this place.

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

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                  The Dairy Queen Jan 7, 2011 12:56 PM

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

                  ~TDQ

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                    SmartCookie Jan 7, 2011 01:31 PM

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

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                      The Dairy Queen Jan 7, 2011 01:41 PM

                      Very strange. Are you sure it actually posted?

                      ~TDQ

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                        SmartCookie Jan 7, 2011 01:51 PM

                        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.

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                          The Dairy Queen Jan 7, 2011 01:54 PM

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

                          ~TDQ

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