Right off Franklin Rd in Marietta, where it crosses the 120-South Loop, somebody dug a hole to China, specifically the Szechuan region and out popped some of the spiciest Chang chow to ever pan-fry a palate. From what I hear, the chef who dug the hole at Taste of China, calls himself Peter Chang and he launches some of the most on-target, heat-sinking missles of meat, mein and Mouth-tse Tongue this side of the Great Wall. Chang must have been the guy who stood in front of the tank in Tiananmen Square, because he doesn't kow-tow to even the most stalwart Chinese-American-trained taste buds. This ain't your Daddy's Happy Family w/egg roll and egg-drop soup. No siree! More like a happy family on steroids! Egg-rolled rage, so to speak! From the hot-damn Dan Dan noodles to the incendiary devices planted in the fried dry-eggplant sticks, there is not a plate that comes out of Taste of China's kitchen that doesn't give new meaning to Lt Colonel Kilgore's exclamation of delight, "I love the smell of Napalm in the morning!" in "Apocalypse Now." This stuff will burn you up, baby. Fourth of July fireworks going off in your mouth, food-rookie. But don't be scared. This is not heat for torture's sake. Rather, sit back and enjoy as Chang's Culinary Circus of Pyrotechnics brings out the Forbidden City flavors in food through deft use of sizzle-spice that makes them confess their charms and give up their goods. In so doing, Chang turns foods that were foes into friends. Noses that turned up at tripe and tongue now whiff with delight at these new bites of dine-oh-my-te! Forget the threat of Red China--Chang's Taste of China, through diner diplomacy has normalized relations with Red Pepper China by calming fears of the unknown tongue or tail. Even if it took lighting a little fire under your palate to do it. Nothing like a meating of the mines, or in this case, a mining of the meats, to bring about world peace. All aboard this peace train to Szechuan. Hope Chang's hole remains open for a long time to come.
3565 Austell Rd SW Ste 1011Marietta, GA 30008
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I am not a buffet fan because it is a given that food sitting is be less appealing as time goes on. Visited this restaurant at the peak of lunch. Chefs were working like mad to replay items. They did them in small batches which gave us wonderful FRESH CHOICES. Great surprise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The restaurant was clean and our beverage service at the table was quick as could be. They even catered to our three year old's demands so we could enjoy our meal. Pacific Buffet has definitely raised the bar of what to expect at a buffet. Wonderful food, at a great price in a clean up scale atmosphere. I don't understant the negative comments about this restaurant at all. Must be people that are malcontents that were probably asked not to put their chins on the buffet and gorge. As we were relived to see the staff monitor their areas and restrict patrons from touching and handle food with their hands. Big health plus!!! Go Pacific Buffet! We love what you offer.
I went there for lunch today for about $8.47 with water. When I went in I was surprised with the design and decoration of this new restaurant, especially the waterfall at the entrance and the top roof on the sushi area. The place was well organized and the food came out in serving dishes in the buffet area. Everything was fresh and not just sitting there like other buffet sometimes. They had a wide assortment of dishes from Chinese, Japanese, and American. I would recommend this place to my friends and relatives.