The best chinese buffet in town, bar none! Great selection and great taste.
The BEST Chinese in town….Wonderful staff!!!
My new favourite chinese place in town. Excellent egg rolls, rice, lemon chicken, chicken balls, soo guy, guy ding and beef and broccoli. Generous portions. Has a buffet but haven’t tried that. It’s like the Chinese food I remember as a kid. Delish!
Some friends of mine told me “the best won ton soup in town”. They lied; It was composed of powdered chicken stock, flavorless won tons and complimentary green onion, which was the highlight of the dish.
Next was the lemon chicken, nothing more then chicken meat breaded in what tasted like old fashioned doughnut crumbs, fried and topped with the standard lemon sauce which turned the dish into a soggy mess(did I forget to mention that this was served on top of warm wilted lettuce?!?).
Last but not least was the almond guy ding. Almonds, nicely cooked veg(broccoli, celery, green pepper, and carrot) and chicken(cartilage included, as I was unfortunate enough to discover the hard way.) in a salty starch based sauce.
As mentioned in the review above, the portions WERE generous.. but I really wish they hadn’t been.
Have often had takeout from here but never the buffet until today, mostly because I haven’t had good experiences with Chinese buffets. Definitely not the biggest game in town, but I personally would rather have a smaller selection of delicious food to choose from than a whole bunch of garbage. Beef and broccoli with lots of veggies and beef, General Tso chicken, black bean chicken, and then the standards like ribs, rice, noodles, S&S chicken balls, egg rolls, chow mein etc plus others I can’t remember. The desserts were pretty good too. Not a huge selection again, but the chocolate cake I had was really good. Beverages not included. Plus they refill the buffet often due to smaller serving trays so food is always fresh, and if something isn’t there, they are probably just bringing out a fresh one. They seem pretty fast on the refills and nothing tasted like it had been sitting.
If you are looking for a Canadian-style Chinese buffet – this is definitely the best in town.
Smaller but lots to eat and much fresher and much more flavourful than those huge ones that try to wow you with quantity.
We were seriously impressed with this little place for chinese buffet and have been back several times.
Now if only we could get an authentic Chinese place that would serve dim sum!!!!!!!
LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT! The best General Tao Chicken! Onion rings are really good too!
East End Boy
Great take-out; usually my first pick, when I want Chinese to go. Fresh tasting food, friendly staff.
This restaurant has potential, but does need some areas addressed. But first I will comment on the staff. Any time that we did go to this restaurant the staff were very efficient, very pleasant and polite and I will say is the high point of this place. Now for the other things that need attention. The décor is dated, I won’t necessarily say dirty, but because of it’s need for updating it can have the appearance of not clean. The buffet is reasonable but not exceptional. Recently I had an occasion to drop by this restaurant and went in to place a take-out order of a “dinner for two”. The price was something in the range of $27 or $28 and I asked if I could substitute one of the items in the dinner to which they said “yes” but there will be an extra charge of a couple of dollars. This turned me off “big” time as I hate any business “nickel and dime” you to death or gouge you when there is no justification. The item was comparable in price so it wasn’t a situation of more expensive dish because it wasn’t. They simply had to put there utensil into the chow-mein pot instead of the beef and broccoli pot to put together our order. We were told it was a “substitution charge”. I cancelled the entire order and walked out and will never return. I hope they read this review and stop sucking extra dollars from a customer when it is not justified.
The Scope is no more! Thanks for seven amazing years.
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