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Royal International Buffet

2036 Mt.Zion Road, Decatur, IL
+1 217-864-4700
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  • Excellent5%
  • Very good49%
  • Average10%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible21%
2 weeks ago
“What a joke...”
16 May 2017
“Always good”
Closed Now
All hours
Sushi, Asian, Chinese, Japanese, Steakhouse, Seafood
2036 Mt.Zion Road, Decatur, IL
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancée and I visited the Royal International last night for a quick bite to eat. We arrived at about 8:30pm. The buffet advertised it's closing time (both online and on the signs outside the store) as 9:30pm, so we expected to have plenty of...More

Thank Tom A
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent assortment of sushi, seaweed salad, and all your Chinese favorites. I always find their food good, and people are very pleasant. There's a very wide range of choices on their buffet.

Thank Deggto
Reviewed 11 May 2017

I went here with my family around Dinner time and had the worst experience ever, The food was very dry and some was burnt I went to get some ice cream and the spoon appeared to have mold on it for the price they charge...More

Thank secretshopper091
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This place has all your favorite Chinese dishes as well as sushi and seaweed salad. My son from Chicago said that it's the best Chinese buffet he's been to. Lots of choices and they're all good

1  Thank Deggto
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Got there just as they opened but most of the staff seemed to be getting their own lunch. Most of the food was lukewarm and some it had no taste at all. Thought I would be OK getting some ice cream , but when I...More

1  Thank dees9532016
Reviewed 20 February 2016

cheese on so much stuff, soggy egg rolls and spring rolls. so many dishes barely attempted at being palatable. creating dishes that were made from others combined. waitresses arguing over customers. waited 10 minutes to pay and leave. I was the only one at the...More

Thank Calvin S
Reviewed 10 September 2015

We have been going to this restaurant for nearly 20 years. About a year ago it changed management. It has gone downhill from there. The food is not fresh and the recipes have changed. It has a wide variety to choose from. We feel the...More

Thank ImYounique
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Wednesday, 26 – August, 2015 I had the disappointing experience of dining at the Royal International Buffet. Unfortunately for Decatur, Illinois the Royal International Buffet is the only remaining Chinese buffet in the city. The food is typical Americanized Chinese fare with limited variety. The...More

1  Thank RooBoo
Reviewed 20 April 2015

We were there for dinner. Quite disappointed the place. The wait staff were rude and look like they were overwork. The restroom was dirty. My husband went to men restroom, he said it was dirty.We have decided not to come back here anymore. The food...More

Thank June O
Reviewed 19 March 2015 via mobile

Royal International is well one of the only Chinese buffets around Decatur anymore, and is hands down the best. The staff is generally friendly, and prices are reasonable for buffet setting. They have a pretty good selection of food, and it is usually kept filled....More

1  Thank Kappella
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2036 Mt.Zion Road, Decatur, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: +1 217-864-4700
In a strip mall, very polite staff, attractive atmosphere, good selection,
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