Best Buffet

★★★☆☆
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521 Central Pkwy E

Plano, TX

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I should have inquired about the reviews, but the All you can Eat Lobster sign had me sold.

I ate here on Saturday the 4th of Feb 2012, and I have been to dozens of Chinese Buffets and this ranked in the bottom 5%. I have to say that customer service was exceptional and they were friendly. 2 dinners ($21.95 each) and 2 drinks and the total was just over $50 ?? about double of what we typically pay at other places. Dinner with the seafood as it is called started at 5PM.

I know some people say that this place is wonderful ?? I am telling you they have low standards and money to burn.

When we pulled up to the place ?? I would be lying if I told you I was not concerned with the exterior condition of the place. Don??t think anyone swept around the building and it was just plain dirty. I am serious we sat in the car for a good ten minutes before walking into the place. Who ever said don??t judge a book by it??s cover was wrong in this instance. My wife gets embarrassed by me asking to see the buffet before sitting down so we asked for a table for two. The person who sat us made sure we understood the cost of the buffet was $21.95 per person. He was a really nice guy and I have to say that the customer service was about a 9 out of 10 for those that we were able to communicate with as most spoke limited English and mostly Spanish.

The interior of the place was not appealing. Damaged ceiling tiles, sticky floors, pictures on the wall not straight, buffet line was not well maintained ?? just plain dirty. Restrooms (Mens and Womans) were an absolute mess. I would have craved a porta-potty. I have always been told if you want to judge a good Chinese buffet, check out the condition of the restroom first ?? I should have listened. Fortunately, there was a hotel nearby which had clean restrooms. I am serious, when I say their restrooms should only be used to wash hands!

I am a talker? and there were a few people in there ?? I would say that at the peak, maybe 5% of the tables were occupied. Everyone I spoke to was there for the first time there and each said it would be their last time there. I would not think most of their business was repeat customers based on the value and atmosphere. I am willing to bet that they probably lost the coin toss as I did in the parking lot.

Fortunately, I am married as my wife stated walking out of the building that she would have called a cab if this was our first date.

The lobster they have is cut up into parts and they stir fry them in a wok with a some seasoning and oil. I think the claws were the best part as the meat inside tasted like lobster. The rest was not desireable and I am a big fan of lobster. Also, found it odd that they cooked the claws in a wok with the rubber bands still on the claws ?? ooh yummy!

Crab legs were good and full. Wish they were warm though. Think they buy the frozen cooked ones as one of the crab legs I was eating was still a bit frozen as opposed to boiling them on location and then chilling them. I could be wrong though. That was about the best thing on the menu.

Sushi, they had several varieties, but limited amounts of each. If you found one you like, there may be six on a plate. Personally, I prefer the places that have Japanese people making sushi. Nothing against people from Mexico, but they do not have the passion of making sushi and I could taste the difference.

They did have a small grill, think it was about 2 foot square and they had whole shrimp (head and all) on skewers as well as 3oz pieces of beef and Korean ribs that they could grill for you. The Korean ribs were about the best thing I ate there. Cuts of beef were not the best and grilled I would rank it a 5 on a scale of 10.

The oysters were sandy and not well cleaned and small. I do not like throwing food out, but there was parts of shell in the oyster so I really at them with caution as I was concerned about breaking a tooth. I would not eat them again as they were just plain nasty.

I didn??t try any of the Chinese food as it really did not look appetizing. Cheesecake they had for desert was Jello instant cheesecake mix. Not good at all. Fruit is cheap quality as well.

Just not a place I would recommend even at 25% of the dinner price.

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★☆☆☆☆

I should have inquired about the reviews, but the All you can Eat Lobster sign had me sold.

I ate here on Saturday the 4th of Feb 2012, and I have been to dozens of Chinese Buffets and this ranked in the bottom 5%. I have to say that customer service was exceptional and they were friendly. 2 dinners ($21.95 each) and 2 drinks and the total was just over $50 ?? about double of what we typically pay at other places. Dinner with the seafood as it is called started at 5PM.

I know some people say that this place is wonderful ?? I am telling you they have low standards and money to burn.

When we pulled up to the place ?? I would be lying if I told you I was not concerned with the exterior condition of the place. Don??t think anyone swept around the building and it was just plain dirty. I am serious we sat in the car for a good ten minutes before walking into the place. Who ever said don??t judge a book by it??s cover was wrong in this instance. My wife gets embarrassed by me asking to see the buffet before sitting down so we asked for a table for two. The person who sat us made sure we understood the cost of the buffet was $21.95 per person. He was a really nice guy and I have to say that the customer service was about a 9 out of 10 for those that we were able to communicate with as most spoke limited English and mostly Spanish.

The interior of the place was not appealing. Damaged ceiling tiles, sticky floors, pictures on the wall not straight, buffet line was not well maintained ?? just plain dirty. Restrooms (Mens and Womans) were an absolute mess. I would have craved a porta-potty. I have always been told if you want to judge a good Chinese buffet, check out the condition of the restroom first ?? I should have listened. Fortunately, there was a hotel nearby which had clean restrooms. I am serious, when I say their restrooms should only be used to wash hands!

I am a talker? and there were a few people in there ?? I would say that at the peak, maybe 5% of the tables were occupied. Everyone I spoke to was there for the first time there and each said it would be their last time there. I would not think most of their business was repeat customers based on the value and atmosphere. I am willing to bet that they probably lost the coin toss as I did in the parking lot.

Fortunately, I am married as my wife stated walking out of the building that she would have called a cab if this was our first date.

The lobster they have is cut up into parts and they stir fry them in a wok with a some seasoning and oil. I think the claws were the best part as the meat inside tasted like lobster. The rest was not desireable and I am a big fan of lobster. Also, found it odd that they cooked the claws in a wok with the rubber bands still on the claws ?? ooh yummy!

Crab legs were good and full. Wish they were warm though. Think they buy the frozen cooked ones as one of the crab legs I was eating was still a bit frozen as opposed to boiling them on location and then chilling them. I could be wrong though. That was about the best thing on the menu.

Sushi, they had several varieties, but limited amounts of each. If you found one you like, there may be six on a plate. Personally, I prefer the places that have Japanese people making sushi. Nothing against people from Mexico, but they do not have the passion of making sushi and I could taste the difference.

They did have a small grill, think it was about 2 foot square and they had whole shrimp (head and all) on skewers as well as 3oz pieces of beef and Korean ribs that they could grill for you. The Korean ribs were about the best thing I ate there. Cuts of beef were not the best and grilled I would rank it a 5 on a scale of 10.

The oysters were sandy and not well cleaned and small. I do not like throwing food out, but there was parts of shell in the oyster so I really at them with caution as I was concerned about breaking a tooth. I would not eat them again as they were just plain nasty.

I didn??t try any of the Chinese food as it really did not look appetizing. Cheesecake they had for desert was Jello instant cheesecake mix. Not good at all. Fruit is cheap quality as well.

Just not a place I would recommend even at 25% of the dinner price.

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it's really great food srevice is fine and they really treat you like family sure the dinner price is a little to high but when get its worth it there lunch price is very low and its way better you can get sea food , steak , noddles , desserts , fruits and a drink for all around 6 - to 7$ bucks

5
★★★★★

it's really great food srevice is fine and they really treat you like family sure the dinner price is a little to high but when get its worth it there lunch price is very low and its way better you can get sea food , steak , noddles , desserts , fruits and a drink for all around 6 - to 7$ bucks

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The take away buffet was a steal at 3.95 per pound and I usually take what I want and it comes to aroun 6 or 7 bucks and that includes steak, sushi, beef, chicken, shrimp, veggies, fried rice, noodles, prawn fruits, desserts all and still 7 bucks and the other day i went to whataburgher ordered a burgher , frys and drink and it cost me $8.50 and I think Best Buffet is really good and very affordable !

4
★★★★☆

The take away buffet was a steal at 3.95 per pound and I usually take what I want and it comes to aroun 6 or 7 bucks and that includes steak, sushi, beef, chicken, shrimp, veggies, fried rice, noodles, prawn fruits, desserts all and still 7 bucks and the other day i went to whataburgher ordered a burgher , frys and drink and it cost me $8.50 and I think Best Buffet is really good and very affordable !

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Sooooo I read the reviews before I went, I seen all the bad comments but decided to go anyway, 6.95 lunch special not bad. I got there the servers were fine, they were nice, I'm thinking how bad could this place be? Then I walked over to the buffet and the pans of food and.. well.... There was none. I asked for more crab ragones and what looked like a cook..made eye contact with me looked at the other cooks said something in spanish and walked off. (All the cooks were all eating their lunch) I had enough of what I did find to eat and was ready to leave. Worst way anyone could spend their last 20.00..ps they never brought out more crab ragones

1
★☆☆☆☆

Sooooo I read the reviews before I went, I seen all the bad comments but decided to go anyway, 6.95 lunch special not bad. I got there the servers were fine, they were nice, I'm thinking how bad could this place be? Then I walked over to the buffet and the pans of food and.. well.... There was none. I asked for more crab ragones and what looked like a cook..made eye contact with me looked at the other cooks said something in spanish and walked off. (All the cooks were all eating their lunch) I had enough of what I did find to eat and was ready to leave. Worst way anyone could spend their last 20.00..ps they never brought out more crab ragones

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the lobster was over cooked. kids playing in the food on the buffet and none of the servers would say anything to them. finaly when i got up for icecream a child was playing with the mash. and tried digging up the hole for more icecream. when told the manager about it he acted like nothing nor wanted to bother to clean it. will never go back

1
★☆☆☆☆

the lobster was over cooked. kids playing in the food on the buffet and none of the servers would say anything to them. finaly when i got up for icecream a child was playing with the mash. and tried digging up the hole for more icecream. when told the manager about it he acted like nothing nor wanted to bother to clean it. will never go back

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What happened? change of ownership? Used to be good, now its just ok. The other reviews were very accurate - rude people, ok food, NO lobster.

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★☆☆☆☆

What happened? change of ownership? Used to be good, now its just ok. The other reviews were very accurate - rude people, ok food, NO lobster.

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The food is average at best but the SERVICE IS TERRIBLE AND THE WORST PART IS THAT THEY ARE TOTALLY INDIFFERENT AND DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE CUSTOMERS. I have seen them belittle customers in fromt of other customers, throw change back at a customer telling them that they did not tip enough completely forgetting that a tip is earned not required (especially at a buffet) and I saw them accuse a person of wasting rice and leaving some on their plate and telling them not to come back. While I was willing to let one indescration go after having witnessed it on several occasions me and my co-workers WILL NEVER EAT THERE AGAIN AS THERE ARE TOO MANY CHOICES AND IF ALL YOU OFFER IS AVERAGE FOOD AND POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE good luck with that business combination!

1
★☆☆☆☆

The food is average at best but the SERVICE IS TERRIBLE AND THE WORST PART IS THAT THEY ARE TOTALLY INDIFFERENT AND DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE CUSTOMERS. I have seen them belittle customers in fromt of other customers, throw change back at a customer telling them that they did not tip enough completely forgetting that a tip is earned not required (especially at a buffet) and I saw them accuse a person of wasting rice and leaving some on their plate and telling them not to come back. While I was willing to let one indescration go after having witnessed it on several occasions me and my co-workers WILL NEVER EAT THERE AGAIN AS THERE ARE TOO MANY CHOICES AND IF ALL YOU OFFER IS AVERAGE FOOD AND POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE good luck with that business combination!

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My son said: "they called themselves BEST BUFFET?" We just got back eating at Best Buffet in Plano. Food was nothing special. We went for the lobster, but there wasn't much go around. People stands around waiting for it but it was gone in 15 seconds. Then the wait is on again. Not a good place to eat. Definitely will not be coming back. Oh, and we met the yelling waitress ... in a previous posting.

2
★★☆☆☆

My son said: "they called themselves BEST BUFFET?" We just got back eating at Best Buffet in Plano. Food was nothing special. We went for the lobster, but there wasn't much go around. People stands around waiting for it but it was gone in 15 seconds. Then the wait is on again. Not a good place to eat. Definitely will not be coming back. Oh, and we met the yelling waitress ... in a previous posting.

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We used to enjoy best buffet, but will not go there again. The wait staff was always rude and I thought I was sensitive. But this time in ....The hostess was very pushy and annoyed that I our friends whom we were meeting there were late. As I see them walking in and we waited for them to come through the doors, I didn't hear her tell me to follow her. She came up to me and yelled at me that I didn't follow her. If my our friends weren't there, then my husband would have freaked. Incidentally, the wait staff was very nice to our friends - they are Chinese.

1
★☆☆☆☆

We used to enjoy best buffet, but will not go there again. The wait staff was always rude and I thought I was sensitive. But this time in ....The hostess was very pushy and annoyed that I our friends whom we were meeting there were late. As I see them walking in and we waited for them to come through the doors, I didn't hear her tell me to follow her. She came up to me and yelled at me that I didn't follow her. If my our friends weren't there, then my husband would have freaked. Incidentally, the wait staff was very nice to our friends - they are Chinese.

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Texas should not be known for Chinese food. But since my husband took me there, I am hooked. The mongolian grill and sushi bar are a definate final touch to the never-ending buffet bars. The staff is friendly and the owner is world class. The crab legs are always fresh...and yes, there is lobster there at night. A definate "MUST GO"!!

5
★★★★★

Texas should not be known for Chinese food. But since my husband took me there, I am hooked. The mongolian grill and sushi bar are a definate final touch to the never-ending buffet bars. The staff is friendly and the owner is world class. The crab legs are always fresh...and yes, there is lobster there at night. A definate "MUST GO"!!

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It's a Chinese buffet, nothing spectacular. The food is okay. We'd go there again but only for the lobster special they have. If it wasn't for that special, not sure we'd go.

3
★★★☆☆

It's a Chinese buffet, nothing spectacular. The food is okay. We'd go there again but only for the lobster special they have. If it wasn't for that special, not sure we'd go.

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They sure picked the right name for this place. From the Sushi to the Mongolian Grill it is wonderful. The service is great also. Their prices are excellent along with the food.
Hope this place doesn't change, it is hard to find some place that has consistency in it's food. We have eaten there about 9 times in the last three weeks and it is always great!!!!

5
★★★★★

They sure picked the right name for this place. From the Sushi to the Mongolian Grill it is wonderful. The service is great also. Their prices are excellent along with the food.
Hope this place doesn't change, it is hard to find some place that has consistency in it's food. We have eaten there about 9 times in the last three weeks and it is always great!!!!

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My family really likes this chinese buffet. They have a huge variety of food plus a sushi bar and a mongolian grill. They even have food that you don't usually find on buffets like frog legs and snails (if you are into those sort of things). It is housed in an old Red Lobster that is painted yellow, the inside looks better than the outside. We have always found the service to be good and the restaurant to be clean. The lunch prices are much better than the dinner prices but aren't bad for the kinds of food they have. When we were there for dinner they had lobster and crab along with all the other food. They have a large Asian clientele which I consider another plus for this restaurant.

4
★★★★☆

My family really likes this chinese buffet. They have a huge variety of food plus a sushi bar and a mongolian grill. They even have food that you don't usually find on buffets like frog legs and snails (if you are into those sort of things). It is housed in an old Red Lobster that is painted yellow, the inside looks better than the outside. We have always found the service to be good and the restaurant to be clean. The lunch prices are much better than the dinner prices but aren't bad for the kinds of food they have. When we were there for dinner they had lobster and crab along with all the other food. They have a large Asian clientele which I consider another plus for this restaurant.

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We had mixed feelings on this place. It's in an old Red Lobster building. They have all kinds of food, including a Mongolian BBQ bar where you select whatever you want, and they cook it on a grill right in front of you. They do have a lot of choices on their buffet line, some are good, some are just so-so. Don't get their sesame balls, unless you want to drink oil. I got one and when I was ready to eat it, my whole plate was full of grease from the fried sesame ball, I didn't dare to take a bite of it at all. My friends told me that they had all-you-can-eat lobster at night, I can't verify that because I only went there for lunch. For the price, it's worth going for the buffet at lunch.

3
★★★☆☆

We had mixed feelings on this place. It's in an old Red Lobster building. They have all kinds of food, including a Mongolian BBQ bar where you select whatever you want, and they cook it on a grill right in front of you. They do have a lot of choices on their buffet line, some are good, some are just so-so. Don't get their sesame balls, unless you want to drink oil. I got one and when I was ready to eat it, my whole plate was full of grease from the fried sesame ball, I didn't dare to take a bite of it at all. My friends told me that they had all-you-can-eat lobster at night, I can't verify that because I only went there for lunch. For the price, it's worth going for the buffet at lunch.

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