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“Going down hill”

East Gourmet Buffet
Ranked #6 of 26 Restaurants in Bartonsville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
saylorsburg
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Going down hill”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

Have eaten here numerous times and the last few times it has been a disappointment. Went there this past weekend for mothers day, the first thing they did was increase the price $2.00 which is not good in my book unless of course they did something special. Nothing special at all this time, the so called prime rib that I had once which was great, the last few times rubber would have been easier to eat and the advertise lobster on Sunday too, which is cooked in some sort of sauce that is horrible. The lobster that I was able to eat was way over cooked, very mushy. I will not be going back until something changes. Use to love it, but not any more.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank steve c
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English first
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Chinese buffet and excellent value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

We go there every weekend and my husband goes there 2 or 3 times a week for lunch while I'm at work. The food is great and service staff is friendly and attentive. You get your own food but they get your drinks and remove your soiled dishes. Where can you get lunch for less than $7 with free tea and unlimited food with plenty of selections. Dinner is under $13 and you get snow crab legs and peking duck, varieties of shrimps and fish and chicken dishes and so much more than I can list here. The food is always fresh. Some people complains about being told they eat too much sea food. You should see these people loading up their plates with snow crab legs and lobsters (Chinese style) and leave nothing for other customers. I never saw them being told off. I personally think that they should be charged extra. I have seen other buffet restaurants actually having sign posted additional charge for sea food only. They don't realize that if the restaurant does not make a profit then these greedy people won't have a place to go any more.

  • Visited March 2014
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2 Thank awesler
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Do not eat too much”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013 via mobile

I come here to eat dinner they tell me I eat too much seafood???

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1 Thank Hua Z
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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The best in the Poconos”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013

Repeat customer of once per week for over 9 months. Usually lunch between 11:30 and 2PM.
I'll start with the best part; If you don't feel like eating a lot even at this low price, THE SAME OWNER is 2 miles up the road at NEW STAR ASIAN FUSION take out and restaurant with soup, tea, fresh made noodles and entree made fresh to order for $5.95 lunch !! That is the only place around you're going to find better food than this Buffet. He has managers (relation) run the Buffet like a clock while many days he cooks right up the road. Stop in and try Peter's (Pi) own Chinese, Thai, or Japanese specials!
I can only speak for lunch when I stop mid work day to eat. Never see food getting low, always hot and very consistent. The girls are right on tables to clean and check bathrooms for cleanliness every half hour. One thing I've noticed, You can tell by the sound level in buffets how people are enjoying the food, and this place does get loud when crowded. When customers don't talk or smile much they are not enjoying their food. That's your first sign of a good time. Waitresses are having a good time as well and friendly. Some items rotate with changes but all is good. Favorites; wontons from soup in cup with chopped green onion and add egg drop soup over top. Sesame balls with red bean paste, Lotus Peach Buns, Salmon consistently cooked just right, Baked Calamari, at least 2 shrimp dishes always on at the cheaper lunch time. Sushi is made fresh and really moves. Try to save room for a warm doughnut and soft ice cream. The chocolate ice cream is really chocolate. The only thing to make the Buffet better is name tags for the girls, (and Tracy to come back) !

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank BearStoves
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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
“Not Impressed”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2013

The food was over cooked and tough. Everything was a mess, lots of uncleaned tables, floors were sticky and stained, and the bathrooms looked like a bomb went off in them. The only good thing was we were seated right away unlike the African-American couple before us who had to wait an hour before being seated.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Mlway
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