China Buffet Hawaii, Inc.
1830 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96815
Primary Phone: (808) 955-7711
777 China Buffet
Parking: Free, Valet
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, No
Cuisines: Buffets, Asian, Chinese
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08/25/2010Provided by Citysearch -
This is the worst Chinese buffet I have ever had. Not only the food was horrible and tastes cheap and bizarre, the service was outrageously rude and poor. The dinner cost $15.99, but they charge $2 extra for the hot tea which was supposed to be included in the price. Don't go there! It's like flushing your money down the toilet. The restaurant is oriented mainly toward those package tour visitors from China, because those visitors don't even have time to complain.
... Concentrate on the food, cuz it's way better than the 'ambiance'. These nice, well-meaning floks are just about completely, totally clueless when it comes to 'ambiance', committing virtually every possible 'faux pas' re: what even not terribly discriminating people need to experience when dining out. The lights are too bright, the floors are dirty, the TABLES are dirty, the CHAIRS are dirty (and uncomfortable) the two folks (I'm guessing they are married, cuz she kept giving him dirty looks whenever he said anything) were just about the most miserable looking sad-sacks I've ever seen. I wanted to ask them if there had just recently been a horrible death in the family.
... Having said that, the food was actually very good !!! So here we go again --- a buffet where the food is not bad ( ...or even good !!) and yet the proprietors are sabotaging their own (slim) chance of long-term success by insisting on remaining stupid when it comes to the most basic kind of cleanliness, lights, the importance of mood, etc. Summary: Go for the food but be forewarned, as of this writing, these guys are TOTALLY CLUELESS about everything else.