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Chinese Buffet on City Avenue

Susan H | Oct 12, 2006 01:36 PM

We tried the new Chinese Buffet on City Avenue (across from the shopping center), and it's definitely better than the one in Narberth. If you choose carefully, you can have a very good meal for $12 ($13 on weekends). On the left side of the lovely, very large room you will find the fresh sushi (pretty good for the suburbs) and the "grill" -- it's not a Mongolian grill, unfortunately, but they have small plates of freshly-grilled meats, tofu skin rolls, pan-fried dumplings, skewers of shrimp, and hunks of grilled fish. Most of this is very good. The duck is fatty and not crispy enough. In the middle are three long steam tables, with platters in the middle of freshly fried stuff, such as calimari, lobster/shrimp balls, frogs legs (which are terrific). There was an enormous sea bass with a sweetish sauce that was quite good. The traditional stir fries are awful, but anything that is somewhat offbeat is quite good. The spring rolls are terrible, and I didn't have the courage to try the raw bar, but the simple steamed clams are fine. I didn't have the energy to try the various crab offerings (looked like snow crab legs and some sort of Jonah crab hunks). This is definitely a good option if you are in the area alone and want a variety of food for not much money.

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