We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Altoona Gourmet Buffet

$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
520 W Plank Rd, Altoona, PA 16602
+1 814-942-6663
Today
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 38: English reviews
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Of all the oriental buffets I have attended in a number of states, this one seems to have had made a lasting impression. An ample variety of choices, and selections I have not seen in any other, and if you are considering takeout, I know not where you can find a more affordable price per pound, it is without doubt,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Whirling W
Concord, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
140 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

I think there are something like 8 different buffet lines. There has to be something there to please everybody! And they do stir-fry to order!!! Pick out your raw ingredients... hand them to the chef and you'll have fresh stir-fry in no-time. I thought all prepared food was of very good quality. Wait staff was attentive.

Helpful?
Thank dsky227
Duncansville, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

limited restaurants open on Easter so we tried this buffet...special was all day dinner Buffett at dinner prices...sign said to include crab legs and peel and eat shrimp plus other dinner items..was there about an hour..very few crab legs available and they were totally water logged,, patrons were waiting for legs but only a few and gone again..never did have... More 

Helpful?
Thank George D
Tyrone, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

This is one of our absolutely favorite spots to eat, especially for our monthly date nights!! Best buffet in our area!!

Helpful?
Thank IAmDavidSnyder
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

This is the best place in Central PA who offers Chinese.... The place is very clean, the staff are wonderful..... They have the best Walnut chicken even thou there are no walnuts in it, it just has an amazing taste.... They also have the BEST cream cheese filled wontons..... OMG!!!!! I'm getting hungry talking about it and its only 9... More 

Helpful?
Thank Aaron P
Duncansville, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

Good place for all to eat..is a Chinese restaurant but has various find such as pizza,mashed potatoes,spaghetti,Italian sausage,fried chicken etc..good selection of Chinese foods including peal and eat shrimp and oysters and clams on the half shell...dessert and fruit bar hard to beat...prices are very reasonable especially daily lunch,,two can dine for around $16 with tip...dinner is a little higher... More 

Helpful?
Thank George D
Cresson, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
113 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

Wow, what a variety of food. There is so much to choose from, but it is all good. Chinese, Japanese and American food options.

Helpful?
Thank Karen M
Altoona, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015 via mobile

OK I don't get any of the good reviews for this place!? If u know good chinesse food you would NEVER rate this above 3 stars. I understand Altoona has limited GOOD chinesse options so many might not have tried truly good Chinese but folks it's buffet most items are dried out from cooking under steam lamp for hours! Lacks... More 

Helpful?
Thank ALTOONASHAWN
Orlando, Florida
Level Contributor
783 reviews
513 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

I favor eating at Chinese buffets as I travel. The Saturday lunch here is certainly worth the effort, but after 4 PM, they add several ingredients which make the dinner quite enjoyable. For the price its a winner.

Helpful?
1 Thank CherokeeMan
Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2015

We go here primarily for the sushi since they started having good stuff on the buffet. For Altoona, this is a good as it gets. The other local places have itty-bitty pieces with huge prices. The rest of the stuff is pretty good here, too. The other day, they only had yellow tail sushi instead of the good stuff. I... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Ashley S

Travellers who viewed Altoona Gourmet Buffet also viewed

 

Been to Altoona Gourmet Buffet? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Chinese, Sushi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 520 W Plank Rd, Altoona, PA 16602
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: +1 814-942-6663

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Altoona Gourmet Buffet and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Altoona Gourmet Buffet staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?