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“Wonderful Buffet - Far from it”
Review of Wonderful Buffet

Wonderful Buffet
Ranked #107 of 456 Restaurants in Bellingham
Cuisines: Chinese
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

Visiting the Wonderful buffet to compare it with the Super Buffet a block up the street from them. First impression was that the service was quick. We arrived there at around 1PM lunch time and were greeted as soon as we entered and taken to our table. The waitress quickly asked us for our drinks and as soon as we ordered she was gone. No smile, no pleasantries exchanged nothing. Remember I said the service was quick not Great. So just as quickly we went to check out the buffet spread and I must say it was a pretty neat spread they had to offer. The food was hot and refilled quickly and the 1/2 hour we spent there we never once saw any of the dishes empty or people having to wait. That was a good sign. The food is exactly what you would expect from a buffet place. Remember this is not A La Carte service so do not expect such. You are not even paying the same price. So I guess you get what you pay for. The place I must say was clean and one felt safe eating here. However with another traveller's review I must agree the Sushi guy was rude and gave the impression that he did not like when guests took the sushi in a random order and he would quickly step out from behind the counter and reprimand people as you would a small child. The soup choices were plenty and it was indeed good. I tasted the hot and sour soup and it was good. Again the selection was wide and waried so it would please almost all palletes. The dessert bar left a lot to be desired. The choice was poor with canned fruits, red jelly and other unappetizing stuff. The food however was okay and the service quick but no smile or courtesy. Guess they believe on sheer numbers to make them profitable. Visit this place once to get a feel of the food and the atmosphere and draw your own conclusion.

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1  Thank Jpart
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

Restaurant is clean (none of us had to go to the bathroom so I can't comment on them), staff were nice and the chaffing dishes are small - which is a good thing. If the guy in front you of took the last of the fried rice you never fear! The staff rush right out with a new dish full of fresh hot food. No pans full of just sauce and green peppers slowly drying out.
The food is okay - it's buffet food. You want high quality Chinese, go to a proper restaurant and order off the menu. But it was tasty, fresh and there was a decent variety. Sushi, seafood and desserts are also available and from the plates piled high with crab legs that kept going past my table I'm assuming it was pretty good. Good place to take kids too.

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Reviewed 3 August 2013

Came for lunch on a weekday while visiting Bellingham; and was extremely impressed by the variety and quality of food, attentive service, and low cost ($8.95). Steamed clams, clam chowder, sushi, and all the usual buffet stuff; all tasted good.
The restaurant exterior is unimpressive; but inside was clean, even the restroom. The buffetresses were continually working, removing plates and refilling drinks quickly.
Overall, an excellent value for the cost. Restaurant filled up fast; so seems to be a favorite of locals as well.

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2  Thank HI_TRVLR
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

we have been to this place a few times now and at times can be very busy. The food is great my son loves the sushi and it is made fresh in front of you. The seafood is very good as well as the salads.

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1  Thank lynne b
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Reviewed 11 July 2013

The quality of food here has gone way down. The buffet now has a sparse selection and no longer includes sweet and sour chicken which is a traditional item. For take out, some buffet items are excluded which lessens the value and enjoyability. Overall it was a disappointing experience.

1  Thank A K
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