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“Standard Chinese Buffet, But Best In Newport”
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Batik Garden Imperial Buffet
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Delivery
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Dining options: Delivery
Reviewed 25 April 2012

It's a good price for this standard Chinese buffet. You can count on fresh food to keep coming out so that what's in the serving trays doesn't end up dry and hard. The service is pleasant. I lived in Newport for a few years and still return on business occasionally. While I said that it was a standard Chinese buffet, it's still the biggest and best in the Newport/Middletown area.

1  Thank Timmy J
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Reviewed 10 November 2011

I have eaten here several times and the food is usually good. Sometimes the Ice Cream machine is a bit fussy, but otherwise nice selection. If you go near closing time the food tends to get a bit dried out and limited, so I recommend going around 5-8 for best quality for dinner!

Thank Mike M
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Reviewed 14 October 2011

The positive reviews here for Batik have been the final straw in convincing me that no one in RI appreciates Chinese food -- even Chinese-American style food.

Batik Garden is terrible. I've tried it a couple of times in the six years I've lived here, both buffet and take out. Consistently incredibly bland, no flavor, other than sometimes too salty. Buffet item selection leans heavily towards dishes that are mild/bland even when made right, and Batik's versions are even worse. Everything on the buffet has been sitting in steam so long that it's limp, especially things that are supposed to be crunchy-friend like wontons. Takes like they don't change their oil often enough, too. Inside it's an enormous but dim and drab space, with a few sullen people too busy scarfing heaps of chop suey to talk to each other.

Sadly not the worst Chinese in Newport, but below average even for RI, and terrible by reasonable standards.

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Thank rhody_reviewer
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Reviewed 20 August 2011

We eat here every night during our visit to Newport every year. Its just the best value for dinner in Newport. Lots of Seafood includes many shrimp dishes, salmon, Crab legs, sushi, etc. All you can eat seafood buffet for the price of 1 order at other restaurants. Lots of fresh fruits and desserts. You can not find a better value for dinner in Newport! Great price for children too!

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Thank cabby850
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Reviewed 22 August 2009

We are a family of 5 and have LOVED this restaurant for years. The quality and selection of foods are really great. They have everything from General Tso's Chicken to pizza. They also have everything from healthy steamed vegetables to fried dough sprinkled with sugar. There is literally something for everyone. They don't use MSG. The place is always busy with lots of locals. We know an older couple who eat here 6-8 times a week. No fancy decor - hey, it's a buffet. But, highly recommended!

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Thank venividiboggli
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