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Buffet City

8801 University Ave, Ste 107, Clive, IA 50325-6247
+1 515-222-0888
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible0%
12 Nov 2017
“We eat here once a week”
11 Nov 2017
“Always fresh”
Opens in 20 min
Chinese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
8801 University Ave, Ste 107, Clive, IA 50325-6247
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

I can’t count the number of times my family has eaten here. We usually like to go early on Sunday’s, before the crowds arrive. Hands down, the best value for a buffet in Des Moines. Food is always hot, fresh, and delicious. Excellent variety. The...More

Thank pizza-boy01
Reviewed 12 November 2017

I like it. At least their food doesn't all have the same flavor like some Asian buffets. Fast efficient service too. Great selection. Their desserts have a bit to be desired but they're Asian desserts, you know, the little hard dry cakes and cookies. I...More

Thank Loulabelle8
Reviewed 12 November 2017

They are always putting out fresh food, before it is even gone. Nice selection, friendly people, good servoce.

Thank Penny G
Reviewed 3 November 2017

If you are into the Chinese Buffet -- every city has a few -- this is one of the better examples. There is likely more Western dishes than Chinese but no matter, it's all fun. The Chinese Dim Sum are espeailly well done

Thank Mhainey924
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Wow, this was an excellent Chinese buffet! The quality and variety of Chinese fare was outstanding. I got a kick out of the crab rangoon. Not only was it tasty, but massive as well. If you are a fan of this kind of cuisine, give...More

1  Thank msray53
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Great buffet featuring a wide variety of food. If you love the "Chinese Buffet" places, you will love this one. Can't wait to go back again when passing through the area!

1  Thank Doreen S
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Consistently excellent food. Friendly atmosphere. Easy to find, North off I-235 4 blocks to 4th light (University Ave). Left to 1st light, and right into the strip mall. On right mid mall area.

1  Thank Richard K
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Consistently good buffet. Employees tend to want to close early on weekdays so go on Friday or Saturday for better late eating. They hesitantly refill the crab legs so just keep asking to get your money's worth.

1  Thank IABeachLover
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Clean buffet and plenty of options. really sad that I missed the sushi that was hiding in the back. good if looking for a buffet.

1  Thank Megan M
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We love dining at Buffet City with relatives and friends. The staff if friendly and the decor puts you in the mood for Asian dining. There is something for everyone's taste in the six food tables. The offerings are kept fresh and appetizing in appearance....More

1  Thank kasey305
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:30 AM
10:30 AM - 9:30 AM
10:30 AM - 9:30 AM
10:30 AM - 9:30 AM
10:30 AM - 9:30 AM
10:30 AM - 10:30 PM
10:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8801 University Ave, Ste 107, Clive, IA 50325-6247
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
  • Phone Number: +1 515-222-0888
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