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Empire Buffet

700 San Pablo Towne Ctr, San Pablo, CA 94806
+1 510-965-1788
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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good43%
  • Average25%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible12%
9 Feb 2017
“Buffet gone slim”
14 Oct 2016
“Like Chinese buffets-so I tried this one”
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Chinese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood
700 San Pablo Towne Ctr, San Pablo, CA 94806
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Decided to grab some Chinese to take back to my hotel room. I should have gone further. The staff wasn't friendly. The buffet was slim on pickings - it just seemed that the selections were not that great and the pans were almost empty (so...More

Thank RU4Real2
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

My family of four came around 8 p.m. with just under an hour before "closing time." The staff was not friendly, nor did they speak English well or offer a 'warning' of the time remaining to get food. Other than the crab, which my wife...More

Thank Kirt E
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Pros: Variety, good flavors.It was your good standard Chinese/Asian dinner buffet. ($15) Cons: Soft shell crab was too greasy. Some of the eggs rolls and fried shrimp had too much batter

Thank Ilovehappythings
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Visiting the area from Europe,someone suggested it for an Asian meal. I wasn't disappointed. Enjoyed the meal....and service. I would stop by next time I am in the area.

Thank annalC8538AS
Reviewed 16 September 2015

I have noticed lower ratings by other people, you can surprise me; every time we go the placed is packed. The food is fresh and plenty of food to eat. If you go away hungry it is your fault. As for us we will be...More

Thank Al A
Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

I'm a Crabaholic! The fried crab is delicious and I enjoy the sushi as well. There are a variety of other foods there: rice, veggies etc., and I love it all! Good variety of food for the price paid.

1  Thank Jaima C
Reviewed 12 January 2014

We were heading to another restaurant and choose Empire Buffet after noticing it. The food was good, a variety of choices, and spacious.

1  Thank Mildredhh
Reviewed 7 January 2014

If you like Chinese buffet then you will probably like this one too. Overall it's good quality. Lots of seafood, veggies, meat, fruits, BBQ, lo mein, etc.

Reviewed 26 September 2013

I was greeted with a friendly smile and taken to my table, the waiter then took my drinks order and I got up to survey the buffet. I have never seen a buffet in the UK with such a selection. I love Seafood and have...More

3  Thank Yorkie1948
Reviewed 21 April 2013

The food is very good but the the server watch your every move. who can eat in peace when they are watching you like you will steal something!! they need to be more friendly to customers because we go and spend money with them. thats...More

Thank lovelysusan
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What is the price for buffet? For adults and children
12 November 2015|
Response from Al A | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we do no remember the price, it was around $15.00 for dinner. As long as the family is happy, I am happy. Thank you, I will need to include prices. I remember prices when the food is bad I included a phone number for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 San Pablo Towne Ctr, San Pablo, CA 94806
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Pablo
  • Phone Number: +1 510-965-1788
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