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You know it's bad when your chinese buffet comes with a security guard...

shanemio | May 3, 2011 12:48 PM

I KNEW it was a terrible idea to go the the Teppanyaki Buffet at Hi-Lake. I was hungry, it was there, and curiosity got the best of me. HUGE, BUSY, lots of food. All, bad. I mean bad. There was not one thing I tried that I thought was, well, good. And, they did not have hot mustard. Every kind of flipping salad dressing to put on your plain iceberg lettuce, but NO hot mustard. Not even in the crappy packet. Salt and Pepper Chicken - tough, tasteless. Salt and Pepper Shrimp - soft and salty. Green Beans - okay, but too sweet. Chicken wings - tough, terriyaki chicken - abomination. On and on. Sushi - frightening. Oh they do have about 4 kinds of Blue Bunny Ice Cream with the cheapest and some of the wierdest toppings I have every seen (fake bacon bits and chow mein noodles on ice cream?). I think the mediocre green tea ice cream may have been the highlight. Oh ya, I liked my hot tea.
So, I go to leave and this pimped out dude is yelling at the cashier that he ain't paying no woman's bill, only his, she sat down with him, blah, blah, blah. The cashier is more than a little pissy, and threatens him with the cops, he walks out, she starts screaming, he comes back in, and on it goes. I pay. And when I walk out, the security guard, yes security guard, smiles at me and starts commiserating about the situation, calling the cops all the time, and my only response is, "you need security here?" Oh yes.
A first. And, a last

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Teppanyaki Buffet
2216 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407

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