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Empire Buffet

700 San Pablo Towne Ctr, San Pablo, CA 94806-3971
+1 510-965-1788
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good41%
  • Average27%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible11%
4 Feb 2018
“Just okay”
2 Jul 2018
“Great Chinese Buffet”
Closed Now
Chinese, Seafood, Asian
$$ - $$$
700 San Pablo Towne Ctr, San Pablo, CA 94806-3971
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

Great buffet for the family and after church eating, Great variety of food and other ethnic dishes. Decently priced. I especially love the Mongolian bar where they cook up the food right there on the spot.

Thank Nikkiboogoesplaces
Reviewed February 4, 2018

Came here for a late lunch, lots to choose from but the food is just okay. Ended up ordering from the stir fry bar, that was a little better since it had fresh veggies. My daughter tried some of the sushi and didn't want to...More

Thank Shawna G
Reviewed February 9, 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

1  Thank RU4Real2
Reviewed December 19, 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

1  Thank Kirt E
Reviewed October 14, 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 June 8, 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 September 16, 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 April 15, 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 January 12, 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 January 7, 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.

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November 12, 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
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 San Pablo Towne Ctr, San Pablo, CA 94806-3971
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Pablo
  • Phone Number: +1 510-965-1788
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