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5101 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ | Directions 8571232.236356 -110.883462
Neighborhoods: Avondale, Ward 6
Closed and demolished – For those of you that were unhappy with the food (I never ate there so I don't know) the building was demolished yesterday. According to the sign a friend saw on the property we're getting yet another used car lot. Yippee...
Limited Choice, poor quality – I'm just back from having a Buffet lunch with my wife at this place. I'll never visit again. We decided to try the buffet. There was almost nothing there. The place was desert and we were the only customers. I was already suspecting that something was wrong. Well, food choice was really limited. Also, food was clearly re-heated and dried up. Despite the lady brought me a plate of freshly made Lo mein (the buffet ones were really sticking to the pans..) I found one of those strings used to close the food bags. Yes the little iron string with plastic outside. So, to conclude, don't waste you rmoney.If you want a good chinese buffet go to the
New China Super Buffet at Wilmot/Speedway
Substandard Service – Went with a 2 for 1 coupon for a dinner date. We had to wait for water while my friend discussed the coupon with the confused waitress. He ended up having to go out to the car to get the rest of the coupon advertisement. My friend was served 15 minutes before me and was almost done with his meal before I was finally served. I had ordered 'Dancing in the Sea' with 'Hot and Sour Soup' on the side and only got the entree. The soup was apparently forgotten about. Midway through my meal I was finally given the iced green tea I had ordered at the beginning. I also asked for chopsticks at the beginning of the meal and never received them. The waitress was rude and condescending. The only thing good about the experience was the food- it tasted fresh and authentically made. I would like to know what the 'Dancing in the Sea' meal is called at other Chinese restaurants so that I can enjoy this tasty creation elsewhere.
The WORST in Town! – I don't know how this place has stayed around so long. The buffet is terrible! Everything was overcooked and dry, and appeared as though it had been sitting out for quite so time. The hot and sour soup actually had skin on the top of it. I tried a variety of items hoping to find something that was decent, but nothing was worth eating. Absolutely awful!
Worst Chinese Food Experience I Have Ever Had – I have not visited all the Chinese restaurants in Tucson, but I can say with confidence that any other place would serve better food than this one.
As I walked in, the waitress asked me what I wanted to drink before I was even seated. Gee, can I sit down, see a menu, or are you in a rush?
The waters she brought to our 4 person party had grime under the lip of the glass you drink from.
The expensive buffet ($7.99 a person) was not fresh; it was watered down Chinese food that I know for a fact the employees would not eat at home. The food tasted heavy and inauthentic.
My father, a 260 pound man known for finding edible what most people in my family don't find edible, actually spi t food out. Some of us had to mark our calendars at this rare cosmic event.
The dessert was equally disappointing. There was no ice cream. The cake they put out seemed to be someone's left over birthday cake.
Overall, I felt uncomfortable eating the food, because I got the distinct feeling the kitchen was probably as dirty as the rim of my glass.
People who don't eat Chinese food very often will probably be too distracted by the lights and Chinese lanterns to know the difference. But atmosphere does not good food make.
Rude service and worst of all, downright gross food. Dine here at your own risk.
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