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Smilie's Place Restaurant

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13022 82 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5E 2T5, Canada
+1 780-478-2815
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Edmonton, Canada
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We have never been disappointed with Smilie's. The food is above average when compared to their peers. The service is friendly. It is a shame that the store is in the basement. We would probably go for sitdown more if the location was better.

Thank Ken S
Edmonton, AB
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89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

We used to frequent this establishment years ago. At that time the food was fresh and the place was busy. Last week stopped in for the lunch buffet. Only one other patron in the business on a Friday at 12:30 should have set off more alarm bells. Food was dry and all tasted the same. What do you expect when... More 

Thank DGPoleman
Edmonton, Canada
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Kinda grungy from the outside. Hidden away in the basement. Has been a neighbourhood staple for who knows how long. Buffet is decent. It's not going to knock your socks off. It's western Chinese. Cheap. If you time it right the buffet is excellent.

Thank JayfromEdmonton
Edmonton, Canada
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50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Fried rice was really dry, no flavour, wonton soup has a weird taste to it.. we were disappointed.. maybe it was a one off?

Thank Caramelly
Edmonton, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

I have being a Smilies customer on ad OFF again over the years. I,ll tell you abut my last two vists.lets start with the one in March 2015, we hadn't ordered from there in a while. We ordered , lemon chicken,ginger beef, chicken fried rice and egg rolls. We were so surprised, everything was great, not greasy, hot, plentiful and... More 

Thank Ken T
Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada
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81 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014 via mobile

Went to the auction in the area and wanted lunch, stopped in as it seemed to be the only place around. Really glad we did. The best ginger beef ever fresh crisp, and spicy. The other dishes in the Deluxe combo for 2 was great and the wonton soup was included and really terrific too! I'll go back any time... More 

Thank Lori B
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

It's a typical western Chinese buffet - lots of deep fried, sweet food. As far as that style goes, the food is better than most. It's not an Asian culinary experience, but a western one. Having said that, they charge too much for a child's buffet. They charged us the same for a child's buffet as an adult's. We didn't... More 

Thank J M
Bloomington, Indiana
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2011

It was kinda late when me and my friends wanted something to eat and we went to Smilies Place about 15 mins before the buffet closed. There were not much left on the hot buffet counter and we were going to take whatever that was left because we were very hungry. A very nice tall lady came to us and... More 

1 Thank MissPiggy410
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2011

I've been here probably a dozen times. The food is very authentic and they have very unique dishes. Amazing food. I love their salt & pepper shrimps, szechuan beef. The new item they added to the buffet is also delicious. Awesome service! Their service make you feel you are a friend of Smilies. I often go to Smilies after evening... More 

3 Thank ricaedm
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2010

First of all, the service is absolutely terrible! I walked in and was immediately shooed to a table in the corner by a grumpy waitress. She asked if I wanted to drink anything and didn't come back with my drink until half an hour later. The food was okay, some stuff was to salty, or too greasy. The desserts looked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13022 82 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5E 2T5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Edmonton
  • Phone Number: +1 780-478-2815

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?