We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great value”
Review of Empire Buffet

Empire Buffet
Ranked #38 of 81 Restaurants in Marietta
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
Dining options: Buffet
Restaurant details
Dining options: Buffet
Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
471 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
“Great value”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

This buffet is pretty much your standard Chinese buffet. There is a variety of Chinese foods and desserts, along with a few American offerings for those that go along that don't like Chinese food. The food usually pretty fresh and there is plenty of parking. Great for a work lunch or a dinner when you just can't decide on one type of Chinese food you want...have a mix of it all!

  • Visited May 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank ut_jd
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

34 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    12
    8
    6
    4
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Marietta, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“ghreat service, food vs price. = good”
Reviewed 20 June 2014

Wear your big pants because you can really fill up. !!!!
Food is always fresh and good, Many variety of foods. Kids food also... Ice cream for dessert. Fresh fruit. They do serve alcohol. There is a bar with seating in a quiet room. They also have a banquet room... I love to watch the TV acrobats shows for entertainment.

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
Thank MamawLisa
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
2 reviews
“Interestingly good food”
Reviewed 31 January 2014 via mobile

Good food good decor food could be a little better but not a whole lot . Overall ------AMAZING------ I was just there for dinner

  • Visited January 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Heeler_its_me
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“They give Chinese people a bad name.”
Reviewed 30 January 2014

I should let you know that I love Chinese food and especially the buffets. I love sushi and hibachi grill as well. Having been to countless buffets, this one is pretty bad and very poor in terms of selection. Only place I have been to that is comparable is the buffet in Niagara Falls, NY (on the American side by north of Buffalo). Both places are dreadful. The dishes are mostly of the deep fried variety (and not the usual stir fried meats and veggies like at a typical Chinese place). There is no Hibachi grill. The dishes lack flavor. The sushi is pretty bad, even for a Chinese buffet (where it is usually far from top notch) meaning that it is composed primarily of cheap cooked fish/fake crab/ and even chicken which is pretty rare. Overall, the only saving grace for this place is the ambiance and service which is pretty good. But if you are like me, then that doesn't matter nearly as much as the quality and flavor of the food. Again, while I was not expecting P.F. Chang's or something, this place is a far cry from a descent buffet in a big city.

  • Visited January 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Jack R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Salt Lake City, Utah
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Not as good as it once was!”
Reviewed 10 October 2013

At one time this was a very good asian buffet, but seems to have sacrificed quality to maintain reasonable prices.. Nothing really exciting offered except the expected usual things. I left wondering why I ate as much as I did. Should have stuck with just a few of the items - mainly the non-deep fried or disguised shrimp offerings! Most diners will find something to eat, but shouldn't try everything in large amounts on the first go-through!

Attentive service, and they sell beer.

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
Thank rohausser
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Empire Buffet also viewed

 

Been to Empire Buffet? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing