Last night, my husband and I had the pleasure of visiting a new Oriental buffet in the central north part of T.O. It's called "Empress Cuisine" and it's on Vic Park, 1 block north of McNicoll on the west side.
If you like authentic Oriental cuisine, this is the place to go. You're not going to find the usual stuff like at Mandarin and the price is great! On Saturday night, we paid only $11.95 -- that's approximately 1/2 the price of Manadarin. (This isn't the senior's price!)
If you're going for sushi or sashimi, it's not recommended as the selection is small and a server gives you 3-4 small pieces of salmon per visit to the sushi part. However, the other food was amazing and the service is great.
They have a mix of Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Korean food. I loved the Korean sweet & sour chicken so much that i didn't even touch the lemon chicken (which is my favourite dish).
If you go, arrive before 7 to get seated right away. When we left around 8, there was a small crowd in the lobby.
I'd give Empress Cuisine an 8 out of 10.