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Minari Buffet: Northern Blvd. & Parsons, Flushing

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Minari Buffet: Northern Blvd. & Parsons, Flushing

newsjoke | May 2, 2004 12:43 PM

Has anyone else tried this place? (I did a search and didn't find any references to it.) I've gone (with friends) four times now (driving out from Manhattan) because I think it's so much better than any other Asian style buffet. It's kind-of a combination of Korean, Japanese and Chinese, with pretty decent (for a buffet) sushi and sashimi and, perhaps more importantly, a huge variety of cooked things that are far less greasy than at most other Asian buffets (such as East Buffet, for example, which I've found to be overly greasy, salty and MSG-laden).

Apparently, I'm one of the few non-Asian people who's been going there regularly, and they're not doing that well business-wise, except on weekend nights (which is when I've been going). So, if like me, you're an occasional glutton who's willing to sacrifice a bit of made-to-order quality for an all-you-can-eat experience, you might want to try it, as this is definitely the best Asian-style one I've been to.

One caveat: I'm not sure what their food selection is like on a less-busy weeknight, so for your first time, you should definitely go on a weekend.

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