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George St, Exeter EX4 3HX, England
+44 1392 438885
11:45 - 23:00
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not been here for about 10 months and boy has it gone down hill. Food same old same old, no taste, no flavor total tasteless. Beef like old shoe leather and chicken if it was chicken YUK. Sauces were like colored water. Noodles were well over cooked . Pig Slops comes to mind re the food.

Thank iwasthereRedruth
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for a family birthday. We booked a table for 26 people. On arrival we were shown to our table the restaurant is an old market so in a massive room which feels a bit empty with little atmosphere. The waiter was slow to take our drink order and we were told we would have to go to... More 

Thank Sweething69
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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gave them a 2nd go & wish we hadn't. Had to wait 15 mins for menu items to arrive after they had run out. Poor food all around noodles & rice were cold & most others like warm. Woman in rubber marigolds walking around wiping every surface with sane cloth thus spreading God knows what everywhere & when carrying food... More 

Thank stelex1
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Please do NOT visit between 12noon and 2pm, its very busy (especially the weekend). Most of the staff are "non" British (stated to be truthful) we were showed to a table after a wait of several minutes, but before we sat down we were asked to order drinks! we asked for a large jug of tap water for which we... More 

Thank david221b
Exeter, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was invited to a birthday celebration at Buffet City last Saturday. Having read the reviews I was not expecting much for our party of 12. Credit where it's due - I was really impressed and thoroughly enjoyed my meal. Food was hot, fresh and frequently replenished. There was a wide selection and everything I tried was very tasty. I... More 

Thank Laur T
Willand, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're happy to have hair in your food, be told that it's part of the experience because they can't control the buffet and think that refunding one half coke is acceptable as compensation....crack on I'll be going elsewhere

Thank teamhelmets
Newport, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Cheap, tacky atmosphere, and an all youu can eat where you dont want to go up and refill your plate.

Thank lcturner86
Exeter, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We generally go to another similar place nearby and wanted to try this one for a change. We were attracted by this restaurant's website, the similar ratings on Tripadvisor and the promise of additional items on the menu which would not be available in the other one. I went there with my three daughters. On the plus side, the price,... More 

Thank Chema237
1 review
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I acknowledge the low price and you get what you pay for. However, the quality of the food was appalling and as mentioned by other reviewers, cold and flavourless. I've visited previous great Asian buffets in other countries and this simply was the worst of the lot. I would certainly not recommend it to anyone who loves asian food as... More 

Thank Neel H
Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

When we walked in the staff was totally miserable, sat us on the same table as other people despite having a empty restaurant (so we moved). Food was crap and well over priced for what it is! Not a nice atmosphere here at all just makes you want to rush your dinner and go. Save your money and go somewhere... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Buffet, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: George St, Exeter EX4 3HX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 438885

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?