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Good Asian buffet near Norwood

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fatbully Apr 23, 2011 09:29 PM

The title says all. Are there any decent Asian buffet near Norwood area (<20 min drive)?

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    fatbully RE: fatbully Apr 23, 2011 09:33 PM

    Oh I need good Vietnamese pho recommendations near Norwood too. Any help is greatly appreciated for this hungry soul!!

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      joebloe RE: fatbully Apr 23, 2011 09:43 PM

      Decent asian buffet Bamboo inside the Holiday Inn Dedham. The nearest decent pho is Pho #1 in Randolph, Pho Hoa in Quincy, Pho Yuen Dong in Quincy, Pho Le inside Atrium Mall.

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        fatbully RE: joebloe Apr 24, 2011 01:59 PM

        Thanks joebloe, I think i'm gonna try Bamboo tonight and Pho Le/Pho #1 tomorrow. Any good recommendations for authentic Sichuan cuisine near the area??

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          Ronzoni RE: fatbully Apr 24, 2011 04:06 PM

          Sichuan Gourmet, 388 South Main St. in Sharon is excellent and only 10 minutes from Norwood. They have only been there for a month or two but if you search the board you'll see that their other locations in Billerica, Framingham, and Brookline all get a lot of love here! I have been there three times since it opened and hope it succeeds. The location has never had a successful restaurant in my 20 years in the area.

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          Sichuan Gourmet
          1004 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446

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            Ora Moose RE: Ronzoni Apr 24, 2011 04:50 PM

            I asked and Sichuan Gourmet does not have a buffet, for a very good reason: quality control. They just don't want their food potentially sitting around for hours before you eat it.

            That said, they have some of the best Asian food anywhere, do try them.

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            Sichuan Gourmet
            1004 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446

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              Ronzoni RE: Ora Moose Apr 24, 2011 04:59 PM

              Agreed Ora, thats why I'm not a big fan of buffets of any type except when I'm especially gluttonous! The OP followed up looking for good sichuan in the same area, and Sichuan Gourmet in Sharon is the only one I'm familiar with. I'm grateful that I no longer need to travel to brookline when I need some heat! Any other good sichuan in the area that I may have overlooked?

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              Sichuan Gourmet
              1004 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446

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      grant.cook RE: fatbully Apr 24, 2011 08:00 AM

      There's your run of the mill Asian all-you-can-eat buffet in the plaza near the Big Y in Walpole - its a few doors up from the Good Food Store..

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      The Good Food Store
      411 High Plain St, Walpole, MA 02081

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        cambridgedoctpr RE: grant.cook Apr 24, 2011 11:25 AM

        i am not sure that there is a good asian buffet.

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          grant.cook RE: cambridgedoctpr Apr 24, 2011 06:02 PM

          This one isn't bad. not good, but not horrid.. sort of in the same vein as the 2-item combo in the Asian place in terminal B at Logan. Now the Indian buffet up the road a few miles, that's pretty tasty. .. near the Chateau restaurant..

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            trufflehound RE: grant.cook Apr 24, 2011 06:11 PM

            Minerva. The Natick location gets thumbs up from me.

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              galleygirl RE: trufflehound Apr 25, 2011 07:30 PM

              I agree on the Natick location. Their tandoori salmon is so good, so spicy and succulent, it's worth dealing with the surly waiters! ;)

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            KWagle RE: cambridgedoctpr Apr 25, 2011 01:04 AM

            "i am not sure that there is a good asian buffet."

            Once upon a time people recommended the lunch buffet at Southeast Asian in Lowell, but by the time I managed to get up there it was pretty mediocre. But the food was hot and spicy, at least. I'd be willing to give it another chance closer to the actual luncheon hour.

            http://www.foodventure.com/

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              cambridgedoctpr RE: KWagle Apr 26, 2011 03:21 PM

              K, how about just going to Sichuan Gourmet?

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              Sichuan Gourmet
              1004 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446

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