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Empire Buffet

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N.Roan Street, Johnson City, TN 37601
+1 423-915-0888
10:30 - 22:00
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107 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This place is just ok. Nice selection and pretty tasty. Its really basic but will do if you want forigen food.

Thank April C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

best buffet for Asian food by far in the area. They have a chef to cook whatever you want. Food is fresh. And wow the assortment of food is great.

Thank Chris B
Elizabethton, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

It was a very good buffet , Love the sushi section The wings are good and the foo over on the grill is always excellent. The staff actually acts like they want you to be at there table.

Thank Russell H
Gray, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I hadn't been there for a few months, Sunday after church I took Carolyn with me, I noticed that the Sunday brunch buffet had dropped a couple dollars what a nice surprise. Same friendly staff I love the frog legs every thing was fresh and the Hibachi grill is included. Shout out to the Empire Buffet and to all Veterans... More 

Thank J T
Johnson City, Tennessee
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48 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

We used to eat here quite often, but the quality seemed to deteriorate after a while. Food was left on the buffet until it was dried out and inedible. The wait staff always seemed to be polite in a minimalist way, which was ok but could have been more attentive. We returned after learning there had been a remodel and... More 

Thank Thomas R
Watertown, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

One of the best Buffets in town and very clean! The variety of foods was astounding with freshly cooked food constantly being brought out. This is a buffet for all ages!

Thank Marian F
Greeneville, Tennessee
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

The buffet features typical Chinese food including a sushi bar, a Mongolian grill, but also many selections of typical American food, some Italian and Mexican. Something for everyone.

Thank hillivie
Madisonville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Staff was very friendly. Plenty of food on the buffet. My husband said the oysters were not properly cooked and the crab legs were not good. The rest of the food was good.

Thank Susan E
Gray, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

I have been going to Empire for about three years, today every thing was great, steam off all dishes great service it was wonderful. Keep it up

1 Thank J T
Erwin, Tennessee, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

Not really sure why all the negative comments. The food and service was really good. This is biggest Asian buffet around. They have fresh sushi too. The service was excellent also. Plus we went for lunch and the place was packed. The price is reasonable, lunch was $7 after tax so about normal. Love the shrimp sauce and all the... More 

1 Thank Kenneth E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: N.Roan Street, Johnson City, TN 37601
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Johnson City
  • Phone Number: +1 423-915-0888

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?