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“Good for what you expect it to be”
Review of Buffet Star

Buffet Star
Ranked #94 of 256 Restaurants in Redlands
Cuisines: Asian
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Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Food quality is reasonable and good for what you expect to have at volume Asian Buffet. Good variety and decent service. They cram a lot of people in tight spaces. There could be long wait sometimes. Decent Sushi Buffet with variety but don't expect A la Carter sushi quality. Overall good value

1  Thank Victor S
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Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Such a fun place to eat and chat with friends! Will return again & again. Good food. Vibrant energy. Everyone seem like they are having the best time ever!!

1  Thank BeautifulBorneo
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

There can be a wait for weekend evening sitting, especially if you're a group larger than 4 people - it's a busy restaurant. Seating is a little cramped so you have to keep your elbows tucked in when eating lest you knock, or get knocked by, others sitting nearby or walking past. The buffet serving area is similarly cramped and crowded which can make getting to the food a little frustrating. The teppenyaki line can be a few plates long and the ingredient selection is limited. Price is on the higher side of moderate for food, though non-alcoholic drinks are reasonably priced (didn't order any alcohol). Those are the cons.

As for the pros, the food is reasonably good. There is a lot of sushi and sashimi and it looks well made and presented. Plenty of fruit and a reasonable selection of salad items and toppings. The hot food is okay, not a huge selection but you should find a few things to like.

There is an enclosed "outdoor" patio which is more roomy than inside - and works well for larger groups.

A TripAdvisor question asks "Is this restaurant wheelchair accessible?" Well, it is, but the cramped nature would make anything other than a slimline wheelchair extremely difficult to navigate with. Getting to the food areas would be nigh on impossible with a larger wheelchair.

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Thank GeoffM
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Reviewed 28 May 2016

Best cook-to-order fresh Chinese in the Inland Empire. Bar none. Quickest service and inexpensive. Excellent Value!

Review collected in partnership with Country Inns & Suites By Radisson
1  Thank Monica P
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Reviewed 25 March 2016

We discovered this place by accident a few years ago when we were just driving through the area and were really impressed. Since then, it has become something of a tradition if we found ourselves nearby to stop for dinner, but after our last visit, it may be time for some new traditions.

The food is still good, I have no complaints about that. What I don't particularly love is sitting in my neighbor's lap. Like I said, the food is good and they get a lot of crowds, so I understand wanting to serve as many people as possible as fast as possible...that's just good business, but the tables here are now packed in so tight it is uncomfortable.

This last visit, we were seated in one of the few two person tables (most are longer ones that multiple groups will share) along the wall in the back. This seemed like a nice setup at first, but as soon as they sat another party at the table behind us, we realized they had left no room between the chairs to be able to get in and out comfortably without disturbing the other diners. Again, I understand the desire to accommodate as many people as possible, but there becomes a point it is too much. I really did find myself feeling a little claustrophobic. Couple that with the fact that the service level was not the best (probably in part because it was no easier for them to navigate the masses of people and narrow walkways), but the whole experience did not leave me with an overwhelming desire to go back the next time we are passing through.

If you can go at an off time with less crowds, it's worth a try.

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Thank C_Cali14
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