This is a fairly good buffet. Considering that it's only about 5-6$ to eat as much as you want. They have a nice selection. However, I've been to many Chinese and Asian buffets. And this one is pretty much average. You know a buffet is fabulous when just about every dish you sample is tantilizing. At the China Super Buffet, I might reluctantly find one or two dishes that fit in that category. However, I think this location is fairly popular. They have their regulars. There's definitely a lot of people who come who aren't Asian. And I guess these dishes might appeal to them. They are very hospitable. Even though China Super Buffet is not my favorite, I definitely would come back if the opportunity arises.
PROS: Hospitable, Kinda fun, Prices
CONS: Average food
The only time I go to Lucky Star is to have their Dimsum about once or twice a year. Yea, I guess their actual menu is good too. But their specialty would definitely be the dimsum during brunch time. I believe they have some sort of award in that department. So that is what they are known for. They just opened up a Lucky Star Buffet. I definitely do NOT recommend that. I feel that the buffet exists just to have a buffet, and further the reputation of the restaurant. They have a huge variety. But just about none of it is good. So stick to their restaurant. It's definitely one of the nice Asian restaurants, with water foundations, pretty statues, a stage. Good for event hosting. Overall, it's a pretty good restaurant.
PROS: Dimsum, big place, good service
CONS: The buffet
Maxim's is a fairly good restaurant. I've actually never tried any of their Seafood dishes really. I typically had noodle soups. The atmosphere is nice, with fish tanks and asian decorations. I would say that this restaurant is for the most part quite average, paling in comparison to its many competition restaurants in the area. The service isn't exactly spectacular. Perhaps, it's because it's more of a laid back feel to it. A lot of their customers are regulars. But, personally, I just dont feel that they are as professional or hospitable as other places. And towards the end of the day, their resources are more limited and a lot of the dishes are downsized. Which is kind of disappointing.
PROS: Decent prices, nice feel.
CONS: Average service, average food. Very average.
This place is very convenient to eat, since it is located inside the 99 Ranch Supermarket. I've had sandwiches and springrolls at Sau Voi Deli 3 times. The sandwiches are very good. However, I've had better sandwiches. All three times, I noticed that the bread was rather dry and scraped the roof of my mouth. They're really good sandwiches though, considering that they are only 2.50-3.25$. The deli is quite small with about two tables. So it's definitely not any dine in restaurant. It is more of a place where you'd order food on the go.
PROS: Decent price, good for to-go orders.
CONS: Dry bread.
I adore this place. It is too easy to fall in love with this restaurant and come back forever. I've actually only had breakfast here. This place is amazing. It overlooks La Jolla Cove. The atmosphere is wonderful, overseeing the cove, the sealions, and the ocean. The restaurant looks like a small villa on the beach, so you feel like a guest. Guests can either choose to dine outside on the patio or inside the "Villa." You actually can see the chefs in the kitchen window, because the establishment was set up to look like they are cooking inside the house. The food is amazing, ranging from Latin, Greek, Italian styles and variations among the dishes. There's about a dozen dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner each. I had an Italian Steamer when I was there, which included an Italian styled omelette, potatos, sourdough toast, and melon. It was a divine plate. And typically, restaurants like these along the ocean shore are more expensive. This place is comparatively more reasonable. An average plate ranged from 10-12$.
PROS: Villa atmosphere, the ocean, price, world class food.
CONS: Sometimes, there is a sealion scent from the cove.
I do mean it when I proclaim Ly's Garden as the best Chinese restaurant. I actually don't like Chinese food at all. But Ly's Garden dishes are very subtle and taste, unlike any other Chinese restaurant I've ever been to. The place is nicely decorated with lights, speakers, entertainment, an Asian theme, quite suitable for wedding reception space. My favorite thing about Ly's Garden is their special party menu. You can get a spectacular meal for 8 people for only $40.95. Believe me, that's unheard of. It's actually a LOT of food, more than 8 people, I would say. And really really good. They say that it's a limited time special. But it's been there ever since 2 years ago. Which I am not complaining.
PROS: Party menu, decorations, delicious, fairly priced.
CONS: Can't think of one at the moment.
I have dined here many many times for all sorts of occasions. It's very busy on the weekends. I notice that many people meet up here for business meetings. There was a period of time when I came to Pho Ca Dao every Sunday morning for breakfast. Their food is delicious. The proportions are perfect. And their prices are more than fair. They provide great service. Ca Dao is also one of the few restaurants in the area that happen to have Air Conditioning. And that's definitely a plus when having their hot noodle soups. Their specialty / emphasis is on many varieties of noodle soup (pho). Beyond that, they have other fabulous appetizers, dishes, and dessert beverages.
PROS: Good prices, great food, good service, air conditioning.
CONS: On the weekends, it is sometimes crowded.
Buca Di Beppo is by far my most favorite Italian food restaurant, from the arrangement of the restaurant to the variety of quality dishes. All the food are fairly prices and serve family sized dishes. I love their pasta dishes, salads, pizzas... basically everything! That includes their housebread as well. And the interior decorating is more fun than any restaurant I've ever visited. Definitely worth a visit, if you are simply into food.
PROS: Decorating, quality food, bread, salads, pasta
CONS: The Kalamari was not the best, and meals occasionally get slightly pricey