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Forbidden City

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2273 Gunbarrel Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421
+1 423-305-1087
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cleanest Chinese restaurant I've ever been at. Beautiful decor. Huge choice of food and all freshly made. Also has grill for made to order stir fry. Fabulous selection of sushi.

Thank Katie F
Ringgold, Georgia
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This place was delicious. It's expensive we went on a weekend and 2 buffets and 2 fountain drinks was a little over $24. But there is a full sushi bar, a hibachi grill, ice cream bar, fruit and salad bar with desserts. And I believe 6 islands of food. All fresh and delicious. I liked everything I tried. Soothing music... More 

2 Thank Ann J
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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92 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We have been multiple times and this one was little different. The buffet was well attended to and the waitress was quick on the refills. Most of the food was of decent quality and the hand scooped ice cream is a real treat! This is my go to for Asian Buffet restaurants as Hibachi, Sushi and buffet are all rolled... More 

1 Thank Jason D
Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

You're not gonna get anything super authentic here, but there are so many options and all of them are really pretty good. Wasn't a fan of the sushi but everything else tasted fresh and not greasy like your typical take out junk. For all your options it's a heck of a deal price wise, most definitely going back.

1 Thank Stefani B
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Quality of food was above average for a buffet. They have a sushi and a full bar as well. Staff was very friendly and we were seated right away. The dinner buffet was about 12 a person with tax, not bad given the variety.

1 Thank gaeaofspace
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Hot fresh food. Good service. Like the choices for hibachi grill. Great hand rolled spring rolls my favorite

1 Thank Julie V
Spring Hill, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Large Buffet to include Sushi Bar, Grill Station, salad and dessert bars and a great variety of food options. Restaurant was clean, lots of seating, friendly staff and good food. I highly recommend this restaurant for families or large groups.

1 Thank Lynn C
Harrison, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The food was ok only. The ribs tasted like cherry, the sushi was a bit dry and the rice was hard. Went on a weekday during lunch. There was hardly any spice in the food, not very Asian. They did have a large selection of food, not much dessert though. Lunch price was $7.99 + tax.

Thank bren416
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The food is good, always hot and fresh. The sushi bar has a excellent variety considering this is a buffet. I wish they had soft serve ice cream instead of the scoop it out yourself kind. Other than that everything is great. Probably my favorite Chinese buffet in Chattanooga.

1 Thank Elizabeth O
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We all enjoy the food here. Not the highest quality, but for a buffet it is very good. Good variety. Lots of standard Chinese buffet food, with the soups and the salad bar buffet. The sushi is popular. Also, some unique items i.e. frog legs. Variety of desserts that the kids really enjoy.

1 Thank Hubbynfather

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Chinese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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 Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421
  • 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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