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Green Emerald Buffet

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1016 29th St SE, Watertown, SD 57201-9120
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Marshfield, Wisconsin
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was advised not to go here, but took my chances. Food was stale and old, employee was rude and unpleasant. I would really recommend going any where but here.

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Thank dndsutton
Redwood Falls, Minnesota, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Food is typical off the Asian delivery truck food. As mentioned in other reviews food temp is hit and miss but there is one thing very consistent and that is the rudeness of the "lady" at the register.

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Thank Pam S
Florence, South Dakota
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 January 2017

If you get there when everything is hot, it is pretty good. Later than that no so much. I do like the fact that they added the habachi grill

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Thank Schwing57235
Fargo, North Dakota
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4 reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2015

There is nothing I liked about this restaurant. I've been to plenty of Chinese restaurants in many states and this one by far stands out as the worst one. The staff was yelling at each thru the restaurant. You have to pay first which I find out of the ordinary. (Too many dine and dashes I guess, should have been... More 

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Thank WorkTravelEat
Sisseton, South Dakota, United States
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2015

Many foods are cold because there is not enough water under the pan on the steam table. Glass dividers between booths are very streaked and dirty, food left on walls and seats. Food OK, prices very high.

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Thank 849SDBiker
Watertown, South Dakota
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73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2014

The food is past its prime and the furnishings are very worn. Cleanliness is not on the menu we tried it a couple times and there was no improvement.

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3 Thank Don H
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84 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

The food was ok, but the service was horrible. Barely had my name written on tick and she was pulling it away from me. They didn't greet as I walked in, just assumed what I wanted. Have only been here once in over a year of living in Watertown.

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4 Thank Philip M
Henry, South Dakota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 February 2014

I once loved this place and the happy smiling girl who greeted us when we walked in is gone. Now all they have is grumpy people who appear to speak very little English and main person in charge is an Asian woman with a major attitude problem. I will just echo what others have posted ... The place is run... More 

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Pierre, South Dakota
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88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2014

Took the family here for a late supper after a long day's drive. Very roomy restaurant with several food bars to choose from. Large selection of food available, I thought it was great, my wife was less impressed. I would eat here again otherwise I'd rate it 5 stars.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

We've eaten here a few times because my family likes Chinese. Unfortunately it's the only choice in Watertown. The staff is absolutely oblivious to their customers. Downright rude and don't speak or even smile. The food is mediocre. If you hit it at the right time you will get hot food. Most times it's just warm and blah. Now the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1016 29th St SE, Watertown, SD 57201-9120
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Watertown

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?