I tried Haldi Chowk’s lunch buffet yesterday. It was very enjoyable.
I used to like Tokyo in Freehold but It has gotten gradually worse. Agree with @junkliss about the preservatives and MSG. They seem to have cranked up the amount of that stuff in recent visits. Feel like I need to drink a gallon of water afterwards after eating there the last couple times.
My son who takes after me and would eat anything Asian 7x24 including Indian cuisine (not me) asked me never to take him back there. I’d rather eat chun king from a can, on hamburger buns ala Coney Island Nathan’s then to get a free lunch at Tokyo.
Chun King had a wonderful exhibit at the 64-64 worlds fair in Queens, founded by Jeno Paulucci and he Seoul probably agree with me about Tokyo.
So I didn’t offend you ? Good ! I’m simply looking for quality. My Chinese friend recommend dragon palace in Edison, but from what I read there is no “menu” for the good stuff in English - how novel the buffets once were - before they became ubiquitous maybe almost 40 years ago there was a Chinese buffet in Asbury, how great it was, all the hot and sour soup you could swallow - and they had NY style egg rolls. It was near the stone pony -
Around 2008 I used to work in Freehold. Tokyo seafood buffet was nearby and used to be pretty good for lunch. It had fairly standard offerings and at a decent price. Haven’t been there in a long time but I read a lot of negative reviews on yelp recently. The buffet business is going to run hot and cold.
There were some very good Asian buffets in Flushing, Queens. But the quality is hard to maintain when the costs are variable and customers get fickle when a newer place opens up.
Wow…it’s like your stalking me!! (joke) Funny you mention it, I had sworn off gambling several years ago so I hadn’t been to A/C in 5+ years…but last month I had a nephew turn 21 and he had his birthday extravaganza in A/C. I stayed at the Borgata and actually I did eat at their buffet for breakfast/brunch which was pretty good. Not Molly Pitcher good, but good for a casino which is normally grits, biscuits and crappy country gravy.
Interesting, it’s been years since I’ve been to the MP brunch but my memory is it being far more “balanced” with a wider variety of “lunch” vs. breakfast entrees. Borgota was far more breakfast orientated than lunch, that’s why I would have put the MP above Borgota, but then again what do I really know anyway. (I do not recall seeing shrimp cocktail for example at Borgota)
I have never been to Sabor, but ironically I almost went two weeks ago…however as I was on 36 heading towards Long Branch my car was drawn to make a left (as I was staring at the Rodeo Grill) and I went to Blu Grotto instead. (I didn’t know where Sabor was exactly…I was thinking of Rodeo…and was like F" it just get the strip at Grotto)