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Carnation Buffet

5020 Academy Ln, Bessemer, AL 35022-5249
+1 205-425-6100
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good15%
  • Average28%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible21%
4 Aug 2016
“Standard Oriental Buffet”
17 Jul 2016
“Food was fresh, service was good.”
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Chinese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
5020 Academy Ln, Bessemer, AL 35022-5249
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

Carnation Buffet is a really good buffet restaurant. The food is really good, fresh and reasonably priced.

Thank contenna
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I really enjoyed picking out the meat, fish, shrimp, and veggies that I wanted cooked on the Mongolian style grill. The help was attentive and always kept my glass full. All the food tables were hot and everything was delicious!

Thank 514rexg
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Fast service, good food, good variety of food, there were not a lot of crab legs, ice cream was melted or empty, good desserts

Thank Bruno S
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Outside needs attention and the food does too. Lots of choices, but none are very fresh looking or tasting. The egg roll and Hot and Sour soup were especially poor. The sushi was acceptable. The young woman up front and the server were both friendly....More

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 5 August 2016

You basically get what you expect when you go to an oriental buffet restaurant. There is plenty of parking and space inside. There are multiple buffet tables that include the expected fare plus sushi and, for dinner, a grill area. One bonus is a table...More

Thank drdon100
Reviewed 18 July 2016

The food was fresh, and tasted good. The environment was good and server was helpful. May be somewhat pricey for what they offer.

Thank scootmg
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Have been a few times to this place and it can really be hit and miss. Times the food is great and times it is just bad. The one saving grace to this place is the hostess and the servers, they are really good at...More

Thank 5d4w
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

The food was not as good as the price suggested. The bar was not well stocked. While I was at the bar I watched as a man traded the warming pans. He scraped the food out into a new pan and placed it back on...More

Thank Betty R
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Would give 0 rating if I could. Cannot recommend at all. Have heard same opinion from many of my colleagues. Only good thing I heard is the health department has them on their radar

Thank indianajoes2015
Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

I live in Florida and we have several that are much better then this. My family is from Thailand so I eat things like this a lot at home so I know that this could be better. The only saving grace is the hibachi, which...More

Thank JessicaStaysTravelin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5020 Academy Ln, Bessemer, AL 35022-5249
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Bessemer
  • Phone Number: +1 205-425-6100
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