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Smilie's Place Restaurant

13022 82 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5E 2T5, Canada
+1 780-478-2815
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good23%
  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible15%
1 Oct 2017
“Always good”
12 Oct 2017
“AWFUL-Don’t waste your time or $! ”
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Chinese, Asian
13022 82 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5E 2T5, Canada
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

The Chinese buffet here is terrible! What’s not cold and dried out, has no flavour and this was at 5:30 pm. Dumplings were dripping with grease. $85 for 3 adults and 2 small children is way over-priced for awful food! I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant...More

Thank Squirt3437
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We have been to Smilies many times over the years and it remains one of the few places that maintains a standard of excellence. The lunch buffet is good value and always hot and fresh. Excellent ginger beef, spring rolls, won tons etc. Always worth...More

Thank Henry O
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Stopped at Smilies for a quick lunch and was very pleased to find that this little gem of a restaurant is still as good as it was many years ago. Friendly helpful staff, and fresh excellent chinese food on their all day buffet make this...More

Thank ColleenDSR
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
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...More

Thank DGPoleman
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
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
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...More

Thank Ken T
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...More

Thank Lori B
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...More

Thank J M
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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