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Apr 30, 2013 04:52 PM

Any Old School, No Frills, Retro Chinese Buffets Still Exist in NJ?

I used to love PuPu Inn in Elmwood Park. They were likely the granddaddy of all Chinese buffets in this area. They closed in 2007, and existed for about 25 years. Since then, I've been wondering if any of these old school basic Chinese buffets still exist.

They only had about 20 no-frills items on their buffet. The "atmosphere" basically consisted of benches, tables, and walls. But the food was good (including the best fried noodles and cheese toasts EVER), it was easy to get out quick, and the prices were dirt cheap. ($4.95 for lunch, $6.50 for dinner, even in 2007. I don't think they every increased the prices during their existence.)

Do any of these old school Chinese buffets exist anymore? I love the good fancier buffets, but sometimes I want a cheap lunch without any of the frills, and food right out of the 70s or early 1980s. Anyone know of any?

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