As a senior, visited 2x this week. Yesterday, I waited until after waitress's shift changed before I was offered a refill. I just didn't see her come back, and that's how I found out her shift had changed. Waited 10 minutes just for fresh okra. Nevertheless, great price for a senior early bird lunch /buffet. I am not sure of the restaurant's specialty. The food is excellent compared to similar restaurants. No, they do not serve alcohol. Atmosphere is wonderful, and very music-oriented. I love, love, love the old music they play R&B which is my favorite that reminds me of my country in South America. Service could be better for some waitresses. Some are excellent servers. I can usually get a table. The parking situation is difficult for "disabled seniors." I would recommend more handicap parking. I would recommend this restaurant for a special occasion, such as, a teacher taking students out to dine-out. Last year and in previous years, I held my birthday celebration there with a few of my sixth-graders, among them, one who had the same month's birthday as mine. We were in the reserved section (a booth). I dined often in the past, but now, will re-consider dining more often, since I have become a senior 13 years ago. It's difficult to dine because of my hours of work. While the restaurant is kid-friendly, kids are not monitored, and this devalues customer service for any establishment where food is concerned. My favorites on the menu: fried okra (reminds me of my country), steamed rice, baked chicken, black-eyed peas, yogurt with pieces of pineapple, rolls (sometimes). I would love to see the Cajun black beans on the menu, and catfish. Recommendation: Some tags or labels are not associated with the foods on the buffet. I visited Monday, and Teriyaki Chicken was labeled for the cut-up beef that was in the tray. Cleanliness and food safety should be the #1 priority, as is making customers feel appreciated and welcome. The table I requested to be cleaned, was wiped down with a blue rag the former waitress pulled out from her "Apron." Not sure how often that is rinsed or washed off. Not good for cleanliness in a restaurant.
Very good steak and filling buffet! Would MOST DEFINITELY RECOMMEND!!! Also was a great decision go celebrate birthday dinner at, the staff was great, and sung happy birthday !!!
Didn't particularly care for this place before , but decided to try it again after they closed for renovation. Big mistake. Common items I'd expect to find at a Chinese restaurant were missing and replaced by unappetizing substitutes. The items I did try were mostly hard, cold, and tasteless. The waitress carelessly waved another customer's scraps in my face while clearing our table and when I expressed my displeasure and said we just wanted to leave, we were punished by having to wait an inordinately long time before a different waitress finally brought the check. It was the first time I can remember walking out of a restaurant and leaving NO tip at all.
Terrible food and service... They have crab legs on the buffet, people had to run as soon as they bring them out because they being out enough for 2-3 people at a time. The rice was hard and the seafood casserole tasted like it was old. The food was not appealing at all. I will never eat there again as long as I live.
I usually frequent the Golden Corral in Chesapeake on Battlefield Blvd where their food and service tie for AMAZING. So imagine my disappointment when I visited this location and not only was the restaurant dirty but the food was disgusting. ....like it fell off an episode of kitchen nightmares. The tasted very old...far from fresh. My husband and I had to walk out before finishing dinner it was that bad.
no longer in business. YP should remove from listings.