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Great Plaza Buffet

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1840 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-3352
+1 858-273-6868
11:00 - 21:30
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Oro Valley, Arizona
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On previous visits to San Diego, we passed this restaurant and it always interested me. Chinese buffets are a favorite, and we usually try one wherever we travel. I tried this restaurant based on the reviews here. Once I tasted some of the food, I double checked to be sure I was in the correct establishment. The food not only... More 

Thank DGeli
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123 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The line up going in the door led us to try this restaurant. It was packed but we were seated quickly as there were only two of us. The selection of food was incredible and you could even select raw items and have a chef prepare them right before you. The price was very reasonable given the size of the... More 

Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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315 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

The 6 of us (4 adults and 2 kdis) came here for dinner after spending the day at the San Diego Zoo. I really enjoyed the made to order stir fry you can get on the hibachi grill. My wife and sister in law loved the sushi selection. Very friendly service and our drinks were never empty. Overall a good... More 

Thank EngelkingCGMN
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The food was good and seemed fresh and the service was good. I just feel that they don't have enough variety. I have been to Chinese buffet places where there was double the amount of food to choose from. The place is big and very clean and has a hibachi guy that will cook whatever mix of raw meats and... More 

Thank TheKrull
Las Vegas, Nevada
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Chinese buffets are often viewed as the worst of all the buffet types. Well,. if you go to this one, you will be thrilled by the variety and flavor. I am not exaggerating since my readers and my viewers know I don't mince words when it comes to reviews. I would go over and over... If only I lived nearby!... More 

Thank julestopbuffet
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

A group of us came here for my husbands birthday several years ago and kept coming back, because the food was so good. After a while the food started deteriating and we stopped coming. Subsequently a new friend suggested it and said how good it was and that it had been remodeled so we decided to give it another try... More 

Thank Debra G
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We live in the Midwest where Chinese buffets are a dime a dozen. This was hands down the best Chinese buffet we've ever been too. The food was fresh and cooked well. Not too salty which is a typical buffet trick to slow down big eaters. Service was a bit slow, but to be fair they were packed. We were... More 

Thank BlueLion4
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Good food. Good price. I would go again if I came back to the area. Mostly Asian food.but ok with me.

Thank Paul P
San Diego, California
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245 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

We take all of our foreign and domestic guests to this wonderful, popular restaurant. There are many, many choices of Asian and American dishes. The guests can try a variety of dishes. This week we took a foreign guest and he tasted shrimp for the first time prepared four different ways. He liked the buffet so much, we took him... More 

Thank lindymiles
Troon, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Great choice of food here, Chinese with some fish and beef also, very fresh well cooked, clean and tidy with helpful friendly staff.

Thank lipsticklindalou

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, 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 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1840 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-3352
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-273-6868

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