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Royal International Buffet

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2036 Mt.Zion Road, Decatur, IL
+1 217-864-4700
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This place has all your favorite Chinese dishes as well as sushi and seaweed salad. My son from Chicago said that it's the best Chinese buffet he's been to. Lots of choices and they're all good

1 Thank Deggto
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Got there just as they opened but most of the staff seemed to be getting their own lunch. Most of the food was lukewarm and some it had no taste at all. Thought I would be OK getting some ice cream , but when I went to get the ice cream scoop out of the water, there was mold or... More 

Thank dees9532016
Bloomington, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2016

cheese on so much stuff, soggy egg rolls and spring rolls. so many dishes barely attempted at being palatable. creating dishes that were made from others combined. waitresses arguing over customers. waited 10 minutes to pay and leave. I was the only one at the counter. wont be there long. quality.....well lets say none. when the last business started here... More 

Thank Calvin S
Decatur, Illinois
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

We have been going to this restaurant for nearly 20 years. About a year ago it changed management. It has gone downhill from there. The food is not fresh and the recipes have changed. It has a wide variety to choose from. We feel the price increase was too substantial. It's so disheartening after so many years of great food... More 

Thank ImYounique
Decatur, Illinois
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42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Wednesday, 26 – August, 2015 I had the disappointing experience of dining at the Royal International Buffet. Unfortunately for Decatur, Illinois the Royal International Buffet is the only remaining Chinese buffet in the city. The food is typical Americanized Chinese fare with limited variety. The hibachi grill fare was sparse and looked like it was left over from the previous... More 

1 Thank RooBoo
Houston, Texas
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76 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

We were there for dinner. Quite disappointed the place. The wait staff were rude and look like they were overwork. The restroom was dirty. My husband went to men restroom, he said it was dirty.We have decided not to come back here anymore. The food were overcook. The floor and tables were dirty. Overall this place is not a good... More 

Thank June O
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2015 via mobile

Royal International is well one of the only Chinese buffets around Decatur anymore, and is hands down the best. The staff is generally friendly, and prices are reasonable for buffet setting. They have a pretty good selection of food, and it is usually kept filled. Sushi is decent kind of hit and miss on the types. From what I have... More 

1 Thank Kappella
Decatur, Illinois
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2015

Food could be stocked more often. Would like to see more grilled options or something without flour coatings

1 Thank jeaniehutton
Oakley, Illinois, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2015

Very nice variety, plus you can design you own meal and have them cook it. Nice desserts too. Everything is fresh and well prepared. Love the crab ragoons and the sweet and sour soup.

1 Thank Susan L
Decatur, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2014 via mobile

If you like luke warm food, a straight line cafeteria serve yourself, crowded area at the turn, and not so clean floors, this is the spot or you.

2 Thank Randy H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Sushi, Asian, Chinese, Japanese, Steakhouse, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2036 Mt.Zion Road, Decatur, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: +1 217-864-4700
In a strip mall, very polite staff, attractive atmosphere, good selection,

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?