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“Fresh & varied” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Great Moon Buffet

Great Moon Buffet
Ranked #10 of 57 Restaurants in Maplewood
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian, Sushi
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Minnesota
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Fresh & varied”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2012

We go here a lot, & it's always fresh & good. I love the hot & sour soup and egg foo young, pot stickers, & cream cheese puffs. If there's room I also enjoy their varied entrees & even salad & dessert bars.

Visited August 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Woodbury, MN
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128 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Many Choices at This Chinese Buffet”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2012

This Chinese buffet is located in a strip mall along White Bear Ave. in Maplewood, MN. It has many choices of Asian foods, although it isn't the largest in the area. Prices are reasonable, and plate removal service iupon finishing is attentive and timely. Except at peak times, parking is not a problem. The restaurant seems to be clean and kept up. The foods are tasty and prepared with some care. Crab legs with drawn butter are often available.

Visited July 2012
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Thank Lynn J
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Maplewood, Minnesota, United States
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“It's average.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2012

I don't live too far from here and I've been here a handful of times. Their service is better than other chinese buffet I've been to. But lately here, if you get the new server, they really suck. There are a few faces that I recognize when I go here. Usually these people are the ones that gives great service because they've been here longer. The new ones seems to be your typical Chinese Restaurant server who gives the typical crappy service, and keeps staring at your table to make sure you leave tip even if they've given very horrible service. The last time I was there was for mother's day. We were eating dessert, so usually when they see that they'll drop off the cookies for "goodbye". While we were eating, this lady server kept walking by saying "thank you", walks past again, "thank you". They really want us out of there! That's very rude!

The food is has the typical sweet and sour chicken, dumplings...etc. You get my drift. NO fancy crabs or craw fish. Just plain and simple.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Convenient but forgettable buffet”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2011

If you have been to some Chinese buffets, you know the formula and this one is run of the mill. Mostly same dishes as all other buffets and not necessarily prepared any better. Price is slightly higher than others and there is a wait on weekend evenings. Crab is rationed out by a server. Sushi runs out later in evening. They need to improve venting as your clothes will smell like Chinese cooking after you leave.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hsingo
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Minnesota
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“It is a Chinese Buffet, not a 5 Star Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2011

The Great Moon Buffet is an excellent addition to a weekend of shopping. It is your typical Chinese Buffet, with a wide assortment of main dishes, salad bar, and dessert bar. In addition, they have recently added a sushi bar (which I don't eat) and serve sea food on select days.

If you are looking for stunning, authentic Chinese dishes, you are in the wrong kind of restaurant here, because this is an American Chinese Buffet. That means you get the always wonderful General Tao's Chicken, Hunan Triple Delight, Hot Sour Soup, Cheesy Potato Disks, etc.... I find the food really good for a buffet and there is a wide variety. They are often restocked and warm.

The service tends to be good, with plenty of refills (sometimes when you are away, even if you didn't really want it).

A sign of a good restaurant is how busy it is. Great Moon is always busy, with couples and families, which is a testament to its food and service.

The interior is nice and inviting. Much nicer than many other buffets I have been at.

If you are in the neighborhood around Maplewood Mall and have a hankerin' for some good Chinese Buffet Food, certainly give it a try. The only thing that would make this place better is if they had an on-site Mongolian grill!

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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