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Forbidden City

2273 Gunbarrel Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-2898
+1 423-305-1087
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“hibachi grill” (12 reviews)
“sushi” (44 reviews)
“frog legs” (5 reviews)
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Chinese, Sushi, Japanese, Asian
$$ - $$$
2273 Gunbarrel Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-2898
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of variety! Something for everyone. The food was fresh, flavorful and plentiful! Sushi, seafood, veggies, chicken, salad, and even an ice-cream bar for dessert! Our new favorite buffet!

Thank amandygryph0n
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I eat here all the time often 2 or more times a month. We don't eat sushi but that bar always looks nice, with plentiful and a wide selection. We have several favorite items spring rolls, wontons, some of the chicken dishes....More

Thank arland S
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Friends had been here and we all felt like Chinese. Wise choice. Extensive buffet, everything fresh and hot. Honey chicken, General Tsao chicken, spicy, all superb! Frog legs yummmmm green beans exceptional, can't list everything. I'd skip the boneless ribs and the Mac n cheese....More

1  Thank kathystephens2016
Reviewed 27 November 2017

This was by far the best buffet I have ever had. There was so much to choose from. Normally when I go to our local buffet I have one plate. Get a couple of kinda ok things, eat enough so I am not hungry and...More

Thank Rick-n-Jenn
Reviewed 13 November 2017

To start I do have a disclaimer, I lived in China for 7 years so perhaps have my taste buds have changed. But, I found the food to be mediocre and too sweet. Again, this could be due to eating Chinese food in China which...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

I have tried all of the Chinese buffets in town. While others claim to be voted the best I would have to give Forbidden City it's props as better than what has been voted the best. The food choices are never ending. The food is...More

Thank Angie112277
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We go twice a month on Sundays after church. I love the hibachi grilled food and my grand kids love the chicken, noodles, fied rice and of course, the desserts!

Thank michaelpaddy
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Don’t go here, if you don’t want to have your server grab your receipt and demand you change the tip to at least 15%. The service was not good and we did not intend to tip 15%. However, the server rushed over to our table...More

1  Thank singnchick0305
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Took our friends here for dinner. They like Chinese food and wanted to try it. They couldn't believe how big the dinning area is and commented right away on how clean it was. They both like sushi and had several items from the sushi bar....More

Thank kinzukid
Reviewed 24 August 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
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 - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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