CHINESE BUFFETS



 CHINESE BUFFETS

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Hibachi Buffet  —AKA—  Crab House  — Oriental Super Buffet -  Rt.  60 In Clearwater — Deep Sea Crab — 

Three Time Loser — Closed,  Reopened As Deep Sea Crab  —  Closed Now Called The Hibachi Buffet —  Same old Same old — Google approvals and yelp which means nothing as most of it is based on ads.  It’s either changed hands three times or owner changed names three times.

This place sucks and has a whole bunch of shills writing in bullsh*t to Yelp and Google who bases their opinions on being happy happy with all. Coincidence — No don’t think so.

2456 Gulf To Bay Blvd  •  ClearwaterFL 33765 —  Save your money

JUNE 16, 2015 - 2019  Being a benevolent individual and always trying to keep up the accuracy of what we consider food establishments worthy in the Tampa bay area we sometimes go back to see if things improved.  
In this case we covered this establishment three additional times and found the same bad habits and bad food still prevail thus awarding the Oriental Super Buffet our prestigious award the Vomitus  Emeritus two years running for getting worse not better.  

And I would like to know in Clearwater who voted this place the number one  Oriental buffet in Clearwater and please let me know what you were smoking or drinking, and or who signed your paycheck.  We call them shills…         Basically the food was old dirty and disgusting. 

AlSO: There are three other HIBACHI BUFFETS IN THE AREA, HIBACHI BUFFET IS A STYLE NAME BUT UNRELATED BUSINESSES.



THE ORIGIONAL HIBACHI BUFFET  •AVOID•   Dirty Dining - Several Hit’s
PINELLAS PARK FLORIDA at 49th Street — Used To Be Good, 
Local buffet had over 70 violations with improper food temperatures over the last year.  I was a fan, we were disgusted with the food, the help, the owners attitude

They just weren’t watching the front end.   Lots of skim over, food not turned and many larger dishes like the roast totally uncared for and unappetizing.  

Inside that refrigeration unit earlier this year, inspectors discovered  enough violations on several occasion to throw the food out.    

Over the last year, 73 violations were documented, including other temperature issues with garlic-in-oil/margarine/butter mixture, raw fish, chicken wings, sushi, shell eggs, along with egg foo young and beef on the buffet at improper temperatures.   Yea! I too responded,  I responded we never went back… attitude, indifference to the laws.


GOLDEN WOK CHINESE BUFFET   —  CONFIRMED THREE TIME LOSER — AVOID

1410 Missouri Ave N LargoFL 33770       

I have eaten here on three occasions to get a confirmation.  The buffet generally serves the same thing every day.  Day after day and it might just be from yesterday...

I had several problems with the food: No punches pulled,  it was not fresh, horrid looking, some of it severely, dried with almost a solid skim coat, probably from cornstarch or flour used for the gravies and sauces as a thickener, on the stainless hot tables. 

More than one or two had this yesterday’s dinner look. Three times I saw this on three occasions. 

How long are they holding food and I wonder how much gets carried over.  Some foods are OK, till tomorrow if immediately put in the chillers and sealed with Saran wrap. Some can be really bad to the lower tract if not. Some of the food had congealed, some had hardened with age.  Some I had no words for other than disgusting.


CHOPSTICKS  SUPER BUFFET CLEARWATER
2543 Countryside Blvd, Suite #1

Clearwater, FL 33761   10/19/2018  When they opened Chopsticks was very clean and inviting. That was then and this is now... and now has a problem and now changed hands and was never the same seven  years ago. The owners of a this very popular Chinese buffet in Countryside got caught and sentenced for harboring, transporting, and exploiting illegal aliens after a Homeland Security investigation that began in 2011-2013.

Involving slave employment tactics with as many as twelve people living in house like barracks style, as servers and menial workers. Few spoke English except “  what drink, more water, and thank you” .  All young, very girls. They were bused took seven days a week for long hours.  The “ owners”  husband went to jail and the wife got probation of the two children.  I think they were a front for so other money because they were young.

I cannot discuss more on that issue, sealed in the court settlement,  I did see some of the prelims and police reports.  But it was part of an “inter city investigation” that entailed these four places which I ate at were help-wise so alike. They were convicted in late 2013.  The place has deteriorated, gone down hill, the foods not as good and the place is shabby and they added a TIP fee for busing?  Now it's closer to 18.00 for dinner,  and never enough of the crab, or good seafood you are paying for which their friends all grab.   Dirty etc, food not properly stored etc.  For these reasons I will not go back to this place of business.


GOOD FORTUNE BUFFET WAS CLOSED  — 
RE-OPENED AS THE BIG APPLE BUFFET and the BIG APPLE BUFFET II   

1030 58th St N  -  St PetersburgFL 33710  and 1035 62nd Ave -   St. Petersburg, Florida 33702

The origional good fortune was:  This place was so bad, I can’t write what I think of it, they’ll arrest me.  OK, it was a stone cold sh*t house.

The place, and especially the owner, the staff was disgusting, Bad food, bad management, bad staff, bad policy...  one of the worst places in St. Petersburg.

NOW THEIR FINES EXCEED 1000.00 DOLLARS


        

NEW VERSION:  Dirtiest, worst Chinese buffet ever opened is in round two...All food was overcooked and cold, never thrown out and we tried several dishes. Poor service, no refills on drinks. Overpriced ($28.87 for two adult buffets and watered down iced teas. 

It closed and was  “sold”   ( in the past this game goes usually to relatives) and reopened.  And is setting new records as disgusting  and they have a second location at 1035 62nd ave St Petersburg equally disgusting and terrible. 


10/21/2021   aljacobsladder.com