Yes, I know new Americanized Chinese buffets are not chow worthy news items. Indeed, likewise for anything to do with Chinese food in Hollywood and environs. However, the combination of the two does warrant at least an honorable mention here. For some time I have been puzzled by the anomaly of the scarcity of Chinese buffets in Los Angeles 900__ zip codes. There are medium sized cities in the deep south (e.g., Gainesville, FL) that appear to have more Chinese buffets than in the LA900. I've racked my brain for an explanation, the most logical to me being the people in LA are more sophisticated as to Chinese food. But that doesn't explain fairly numerous concentrations of buffets in other parts of the area, such as the South Bay and Azusa-Covina-West Covina. Anyway, the opening of King Buffet reinforces the anomaly, as as far as I can recall you need to go almost 10 miles to find another Chinese buffet in the LA900 (Baldwin Hills, Highland Park). (Yes, I know there are some within closer range in places like Burbank and Glendale.) Any theories on why this is the case would be greatly and gratefully appreciated. As far as King Buffet itself goes, it's an average buffet, i.e., salty and greasy. Highlights are egg tarts, pepper salt squid, and magolian (sic) chicken. Would recommend this only to someone who was very hungry and didn't want to spend a lot of money, as weekeday lunch is $7.99, weekends $12.99. King Buffet is at 1375 N. Western Ave., just south of Sunset.