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“Not bad at all but could improve”

Cook & Indi's World Buffet
Ranked #414 of 2,555 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Having eaten here quite a number of times sometimes it's down to your luck where you are seated, it can be filled with screaming kids which puts you right off and today the chicken wings were bloody inside (The manager said this was normal for chicken wings)
Good friendly service and the sweets are nice too so overall probably a 7/10.

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Thank Craig B
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

‘World buffets’ seem to be flavour of the month these days.

This place is one of a chain of six in and around Glasgow. A similar ‘dine around the globe’ concept opened near Edinburgh’s Playhouse Theatre last year with a similar version due to start welcoming guests later this month in the capital’s Quartermile complex.

Like Tesco’s original slogan, the basic philosophy is ‘Pile ‘em high and sell ‘em cheap,’ only in this case charging a premium for drinks.

At £10.99 per head (£13.99 for dinner on Fridays and Saturdays, £10.99 through the week, as little as £5.99 for weekday lunch) for the Sunday buffet it’s good value. The choice is mouth-watering, at least in scope: Chinese, Thai, Indian, Italian, Mexican, Spanish. There are starters, main courses, a salad and seafood bar, and a dessert menu with an ice cream stall all included in the price.

At these prices you shouldn’t expect great quality and you don’t get it here. Definitely quantity over quality. Chicken predominates: My sweet and sour was dough-like.

Faced with such a food mountain the temptation is to gorge but to be fair to my fellow diners most were tucking into reasonable portions.

Drink prices are high: almost £4 for a pint of Cobra beer and £2.70 for a large coke.

Staff are plentiful and generally helpful, but can be over-enthusiastic: at 6.30 pm the cleaning monitoring sheet in the gents’ toilet stated it had been checked at 8!

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2  Thank BaselinerGlasgow
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Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

I was really sceptical about this place but it was for someone's birthday so had no choice but to
Go. The food was really good and the staff were lovely. I ate mostly the Indian food and a few things from the Chinese section. For desert I had marshmallows covered in chocolate from the chocolate fountain - loved it all. All the good sitting out you could tell was fresh. Would recommend this place.

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Thank Lg1986
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Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

Visited recently with my wife.I thought the indian food was what youd expect for the price Anybody goin with kids dont let them touch the serving spoons as my wife burnt her hand when picking one up

Thank kenneth m
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Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

Went today with my besto for lunch, and it was Really good. Great choices. There's so much to pick from.

The staff was lovely, and so was the drinks

Will be back

Thank Nicola S
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