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West Coast Seafood--Chinese Buffet In Hacienda Heights

Chandavkl | Sep 24, 200407:12 PM

The one thing we're missing here in L.A. is a really good Chinese buffet. Even buffets with Hong Kong style food, dating back 20 years to Golden Shark to the present day World Buffet in Alhambra and West Covina seem to miss the mark, perhaps showing the difficulty of keeping good Chinese food tasty in steam trays. Hoping that something like San Francisco's Moonstar would open down here in Los Angeles (not to say that Moonstar is gourmet stuff, but for buffet it'll do), perhaps the new West Coast Seafood (1655 S. Azusa Ave.) is the answer. The weekday lunch is $8.99 and features a wide selection of mostly Hong Kong style food, though with the obligatory sushi selection, Korean beef, prime rib and a few other non-Chinese items. By far the highlight to me was the grilled salmon, which was snapped up as fast as it was being prepared on the spot, in a serving size that we'd pay $8.99 by itself. There were about half a dozen fish dishes, five soup selections, and various beef, chicken, pork, lamb, seafood and vegetable dishes. No wonder the large dining room was almost full by the time we finished. I'm looking forward to trying the $16.99 dinner/weekend version with its enhanced seafood selection to see if this is the real deal.

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