Thursday, July 21, 2011

No. 1 Super Buffet

Located in the Suncrest Towne Centre, No. 1 Super Buffet is probably the newest Chinese restaurant in town. It's also quickly becoming one of the most popular. There is plenty of parking, and there are plenty of options.The dining area is very large, and there is even a private dining area that I assume is for reservations and parties. The dividers are primarily these plastic tubes with water in them that glow various colors. While it does look nifty, you can sometimes see the people on the opposite side of you because their reflection is shown in the tubes.


The buffet has about 7 or 8 rows of food, with a few rows along the wall that include American dishes, fresh sushi, and a salad bar. The sushi isn't the highest quality that you would expect from a place specializing in sushi, but it's okay. And, at least it's an option here. I don't think I've been to a Chinese buffet that has more options than this place. I'm not going to try to act like I know what I'm talking about here, because I don't. But I know that my favorites are all easily found - General Tso's chicken, crab/shrimp medley, sweet and sour chicken, beef and broccoli, crab legs, sugary donuts - the works. There is also fruit, cold dishes, and desserts.


If I want a Chinese buffet and don't mind taking in the amount of calories equivalent to an entire Thanksgiving dinner, this is the place I go. For around $12 per person, I don't think this value can be beat. I wish I could go on about the different types of cuisine, but frankly, I'm not qualified to speak on that matter. What I can say about this restaurant is the variety is outstanding. So, I'm sure there's something for everyone. In all the Chinese buffets I've been to, this seems to be the large conglomerate of every dish available. The typical Chinese buffet staples are all present here.



As with any Chinese buffet, the service is spotty, and the desserts are usually sub-par, but that didn't hurt my rating. My drink is always refilled when I need it, and dirty plates are taken away quickly. The check always comes with fortune cookies. I believe mine said something about if you never fail then you never really tried in the first place.  

Grade: A
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