“ 345-349 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow,G2 3HW. Tel: 0141-333 1788 „
The China Buffet king is on Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow it is a buffet style chinese restaurant in the middle of one of Glasgow's busiest streets along with plenty of bars. Its a nice modern clean looking restaurant with big glass windows all the way round if you dont want people walking by and looking there are seats out of the way of the windows further up the back. There are a few Buffet Kings in Glasgow city one on Bath street, west nile street and one in Xscape at Braehead, but I personally think this one is the best, the staff are very helpful and friendly nothing is too much trouble for them, there is no need to book unless there is a lot of people that want to sit together, very reasonable prices and drinks are not too expensive either. I love to go and just try a bit of everything its good that way you can have a wee try of whatever you want I think their chicken noodle soup is lovely they have all the normal dishes you would expect chow mein, chicken/beef curry mussells in black bean sauce there is a salad bar and dessert bar aswell, There was also plenty of premium items, prawns, salmon, duck and ribs, all very tasty. Dessert is normally cheesecake and ice cream and fruit. I think its about £6-7 at lunch time for an adult and nearer £10 at dinner time. Good value for money, lots of choice and refreshed often.
China Buffet King in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow is one of those places I discovered a few years ago through a work place outing and since then I have been back on many occassions with different people and each time I have enjoyed it so returned.
The restaurant is well placed with it being near to Charing Cross train station allowing you a nice bite to eat before shopping or (as normal with me) a nice place to have a sit down and chat over nice food with your mates/partner/family following on from a day out in Glasgow at the shops or the cinema.
The restaurant is fairly large with an area at the left rear to keep parties aside from the main seating area and it is normal for a couple of staff to stay in this area to ensure that the party is kept to its own area at all times. The main seating area has a number of tables with seating for plenty of people and is always kept clean although for some it is a little bit on the tight side with the tables being very close together. The bar area is in front of the doorway and it is here that you also pay on the way out.
Upon entering the glass doors you are welcomed by a member of the staff who are always friendly, polite and well turned out who will show you to your table and take your drinks order. The restaurant is pretty much all windows and so always has a nice and light feel to it. The idea is simple with there being a large hot plate area at the rear of the restaurant that goes from the left side (where you pick up your plate) where you find your starters along the way to main courses and then finally chips, rice, noodles, etc. This layout does help to keep a good flow to people going up and being quick when choosing their dishes with the trays always kept full of hot food. There is also at the end an ice cream freezer and just in front of the hot plate area there is also a table which has on it soups, desserts like jelly, cakes, apple in pastry, custard, etc.
You are probably wondering what of the main course offerings? The food on offer is all tasty with the normal offerings including the likes of chicken balls in batter, roast pork chinese style, salt & pepper chicken, salt & garlic chicken, lemon chicken, sweet & sour chicken, beef curry, chow mein, barbecue pork and more. The food is always fresh and hot but above all is extremely filling with it not unusual to see people fill their plate on the first time up and thinking they will keep going up only to be surprised how full they feel after one plate.
The value for money is excellent with it being under a tenner for an all you can eat and the drinks reasonably priced so is ideal for families for a day out at a nice restaurant offering plenty for everyone at an excellent price.
- Excellent food
- Great value for money
- Clean, light and airy restaurant
- Brilliant staff
- Well priced drinks
- A seperate party area
- Plenty of seating
- Good facilities
- Well located
- Seating is very close together
- Not as much variety as other all you can eat restaurants
This is a good restaurant but for me the China Buffet King on West Nile Street offers up a better experience.