We moved to Alabama and soon found that we were spoiled when it came to Chinese and Italian cuisine. My employer used to have lunch catered form a local chinese restaurant and it was the worst chinese I had ever eaten - and that restaurant got excellent reviews! Fortunately, we found out you just have to look harder. Jade Garden's food is very good. They have a nice atmosphere and are lightning quick on takeout orders. The eat-in service is good if not as friendly as I would like it to be.
Pros: Good size buffet with decent Chinese fare. Both my wife and I ate at the lunch buffet for under $20 which included beverages. Cons: Disappointed they didn't have more American foods on the buffet than they did. There are some wings, potatoes and the like, but that is about all. Our waitress was nice and while she spoke mainly Chinese she understood "buffet..diet mountain dew...and check please" and that is all I care about.
I found the buffet to be very very good. tHEY WILL WHIP YOU UP A FRESH hIBACHI CREATION OF YOU OWN DESIGN EVEN DURING LUNCH. WEENIES FOR THE YOUNGUNZ TOO! WATCH OUT FOR THE WASABI, IT WILL BLOW THE TOP 1/3 OR YOUR HEAD OFF