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3179 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse, NY 13214-1201
+1 315-251-1888
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are NO crab legs ever! Don't go by their TV and Internet ads.......when u call and ask, they say "Too expensive"......well take them off your ads then or even raise the price of the buffet....don't mislead the public......will never see my face there!

Thank Barbara D
Kingston, Ontario
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We decided to eat here based on review from Trip Adviser and was not disappointed. Not the best Chinese buffet we've had but for the price, not bad. Good selection really very few complaints. Would go back and also recommend.

Thank cuba9999
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82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Decent variety, some fresh items, some that looked like it had been out awhile. Two adults and two kids with tip for $60. It definitely wasn't the greatest we've had but satisfied our quick fix for Chinese food. Service was good. The waitress refilled drinks however was slow to pick up dirty plates. Probably would not return, we can get... More 

Thank Mary A
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

If you are in the mood for crab legs buy them in the store. They don't have them on the menu. I called them and said you are false advertising. I reported them to the BBB. They still have them on there ads.

1 Thank Barbara D
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This buffet offers the best selection at a very reasonable price, I'd recommend this place to anyone on a budget.

Thank Andre M
Little Falls, New York
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent buffet with an unending selection of every type of Asian and even American food you can imagine! Best egg-rolls I have ever had at a buffet. Highly recommend!

1 Thank hthomas0609
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Was very surprised From the outside did not look like much but the food was very good. Excellent selection and great prices. Sunday buffet is only $11.75. Really enjoyed it.

Thank ayrton2727
Syracuse, New York
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you are going out for buffet you aren't looking for a fancy dinner. However I think this is one of the best buffets we have. The food is consistently good, the place itself is clean, and it has a good variety. The sushi isn't high quality but it hits the spot. When we can't figure out where to go... More 

1 Thank Adelle M
Nags Head, North Carolina
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166 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We wanted Asian food and asked our GPS what's close. This was it and it was a great find. There was an excellent selection of food. Veggies, fish, clams, frog legs, pizza, beef, and of course chicken. Sushi too. Delicious deserts and ice cream. I will be back.

1 Thank Reviewer_Bob
Cicero, New York
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221 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We went to the Empire Buffet last night after it was recommended by a friend. She was spot on! The restaurant is very clean and inviting. The food selections are unbelievable. There is something for everyone and much more. There were both hot and cold food selections, seafood, vegetables, meat dishes, soups, fruit, as well as a complete dessert bar.... More 

1 Thank eyerishwoman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Sushi, Asian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3179 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse, NY 13214-1201
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +1 315-251-1888

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