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Forbidden City

2273 Gunbarrel Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-2898
+1 423-305-1087
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good38%
  • Average22%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“hibachi grill” (11 reviews)
“sushi” (43 reviews)
“frog legs” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Chinese, Sushi, Japanese, Asian
$$ - $$$
2273 Gunbarrel Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-2898
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten here several times. The food is ok and the service is sparse depending on when you get there. Lunch is a better time to go because they keep the food replenished well. Usually, you have to flag down the servers to ask...More

Thank MidCenturyMan1
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We were travelng through and found the Forbidden City on trip advisor. I will say that this buffet had the widest variety of choices of any buffet I have ever seen including a hibachi chef, sushi and every Chinese food you could want and even...More

Thank Jason P
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Forbidden City is somewhat of an anomaly in that it is a Chinese buffet but it isn't your typical Chinese buffet. The food is fresh, the facilities are always clean, and the wait staff are great! There is also a hibachi chef as well a...More

Thank Rodney M
Reviewed 18 July 2017

There is always a large selection of food to choose from. The times I have visited, the dinning room, serving areas, and restroom were clean. The wait staff was attentive. If you use the dollar off coupons that can be found in several publications, the...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Awesome place to eat. I normally never eat this type of food but it was absolutely amazing. Great food and great price

Thank H1925XDangelal
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Our son took us here on Mother's Day. Very crowded but got seated within 5 minutes of our arrival. The place is huge. Very large buffet. Full salad bar and many dishes if you aren't interested in Chinese. The Hot & Sour soup was very...More

Thank kinzukid
Reviewed 13 June 2017

This is one of the bigger Chinese buffets I've been to. Food is very good. They have a grill and you can choose your own combination of grilled noodles, rice, etc. Price is great. A don't miss if you are a fan of Chinese buffets.

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Like the description says, this was very clean for a Chinese restaurant, the food average to above average for Chinese. Good variety, service was good. We will try this one again.

Thank xlr8or
Reviewed 11 May 2017

for the price, quality and quantity - tight competitors are right around. no consistency in taste and sushi-man could use some smile

Thank Al G
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Management and Team, I know it was kinda late when I arrived but you did not close for one hour. It appeared you did not do a great job restocking the bar. Workers appeared to be cleaning during us trying to eat what was left...More

Thank SMASON827
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2273 Gunbarrel Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-2898
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-305-1087
Forbidden City displays the theme of oriental culture in its elegant decorations and tasty food. Forbidden City offers a variety of different foods. Traditional Chinese foods can be found on our bar, as well as, popular items such as sushi, hibachi, and New York strip steak. Forbidden City has been serving Chattanooga for over 2 years and want to serve your family soon. If you are need of a big place to host a party, Forbidden City is your place. We have hosted parties for church groups, birthday parties, and business meetings. Forbidden City ask to please call ahead before a big group comes in. This allows Forbidden City time to set up and promptly assist your party.
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