My husband and I have been frequenting this buffet for years, stopping at least once on our bi-annual trip to and from Cornwall. Until our most recent visit, I would have given the buffet four out of five, based on the reasonable cost. Our recent visit was disappointing.
Since we last ate there in July, the number of non-Chinese items has greatly increased. When we dined on December 24, the buffet included hot dogs, hot dog pieces wrapped in bacon, mashed potatos, stuffed mushrooms, chicken soup, and other dishes never to be found in Chinatown. Unfortunately, these dishes replaced Chinese items: one of our favorite dishes, Singapore noodles, was missing, as was plain steamed rice.
For the most part we were satisfied with the quality of the food, although we both noticed some unfortunate changes. The chicken balls, my guilty pleasure, were almost nothing but dough: one that I cut into contained no chicken at all (at least, cutting the ball into pieces, I was unable to locate any chicken). The egg rolls also seemed to have less filling than we recalled. Otherwise, we still enjoyed the won ton soup, found vegetables to be crisp, and dishes tasty.
I agree with other reviewers that service is not the greatest: good luck getting your "free refills" on pop. I believe, though, that many of the staff really don't speak English: I asked for chop sticks, and the server had to bring another staff person to my table to find out what I asked for.
This buffet is fine for a cheap, filling lunch. However, if the trend towards increasing the number of non-Chinese dishes continues, the buffet will soon be Chinese only by virtue of the nationality of the employees.
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