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Unread 03-16-2008, 05:30 PM
 
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Default Suggestions for good buffet restaurants

Hi, Are there any good ethnic buffet restaurants in Manhattan or the Bronx, not the commercialized Chinese Buffet places in Bay plaza or Central Ave in Yonkers though. I want to try to go with some people I work with

years ago i read about a brazilian buffet place on W 46th street off Times Square. Is it still there? Any italian buffets in the Hyatt Regency on 42 street?

Also, any good "basement" Chinese restaurants in Chinatown? There were in the 60's, you'd walk down a sharp skiped staircase to get in and the food seemed really good in those places. Is Wo Hop still there in 17 Mott Street or is it gone? Is Ju Siang garden still there on Doyer and Pell streets? Really good
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Unread 03-16-2008, 05:48 PM
 
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This might be too long for you to look through, but here's a link Search Results: buffet - CHOW

Definitely looks like there are a bunch of good Indian buffets and a couple of Brazilian ones.
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Unread 03-17-2008, 09:26 AM
 
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That Brazilian place was excellent. Used to go there for lunch. It suddenly disappeared about 2 years ago and I don't know what happened. Only buffets I know are the Chinese ones. Sorry.
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Unread 03-17-2008, 09:40 AM
 
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Hi, Are there any good ethnic buffet restaurants in Manhattan or the Bronx, not the commercialized Chinese Buffet places in Bay plaza or Central Ave in Yonkers though. I want to try to go with some people I work with

years ago i read about a brazilian buffet place on W 46th street off Times Square. Is it still there? Any italian buffets in the Hyatt Regency on 42 street?

Also, any good "basement" Chinese restaurants in Chinatown? There were in the 60's, you'd walk down a sharp skiped staircase to get in and the food seemed really good in those places. Is Wo Hop still there in 17 Mott Street or is it gone? Is Ju Siang garden still there on Doyer and Pell streets? Really good
yes wo hop still there. there is a good vietnames basement restaurant on doyer street. cheap and good pho. i was in brazil 2 years ago when my company send me down there. they got some good beef! any1 here know any good brazilian restaurant on w. 46th st. aka little brazil? how are their beef compare to the real brazilian beef?
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Unread 03-17-2008, 12:15 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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I know of one Indian buffet around the Columbia area... I think it's around Broadway and 110th st. I can't remember for sure. It's pretty good and a decent price, but my recommendation would be to go downtown and scout around the Village/East Village for a non-buffet, as they're way better.
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Unread 03-17-2008, 08:00 PM
 
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There is another Brazilian Churrascaria on Park Ave. South at 26th called Porcao. They have a salad bar - which way more than just a green salad - and serve the meat Rodizio-style, with fifteen courses of meat brought to your table and sliced off big skewers. Awesome!

The place is also quite large and beautifully decorated, with plenty of space between the tables. Order a caipirinha before dinner. They make it tableside. It's sort of tastes like a mojito, but sweeter.

Plan on $50 per person plus drinks and tip. It's worth it!

My little way of remembering the name is to think "poor cow"... get it?
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Unread 03-17-2008, 10:39 PM
 
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U don't know need to tell me about ciprinha. I had that during lunch while I was in brazil...it was strong. taste just like the mojito...but stronger. Yeah I heard about the brazil restaurant by 26th st. But it is expensive too...not $50. more like $80. I'm looking in the $10-$20 range...I know it is to find one at this price...lol. I walk pass 46th st. all the time. I may try out one of the couple brazil restaurant instead.
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Unread 03-17-2008, 11:26 PM
 
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yes wo hop still there. there is a good vietnames basement restaurant on doyer street. cheap and good pho.
That Vietnamese restaurant you're referring to is called Doyer's (what a creative name!) and I agree it is excellent. It won a lot of votes in a recent 'Best Pho' thread on Chowhound. My favorite Vietnamese in the area is Thai Son but it is always much more crowded than Doyer's and you can't beat that old school, narrow alley ambience of Doyer St.

For buffets if you want to trek out to Flushing you will find some truly excellent "authentic" Chinese buffets. It's definitly not your typical strip mall Chinese buffet focusing on sesame chicken.
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Unread 03-18-2008, 07:42 AM
 
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That Vietnamese restaurant you're referring to is called Doyer's (what a creative name!)...
are u sure it is called "Doyer's?" it is located on doyers st. i go there often and see a sign called "vietnamese restaurant" so im pretty sure it is called that....creative name also...lol.
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Unread 03-18-2008, 08:13 AM
 
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Wo Hop is still there, you can eat downstairs in the basement area or upstairs. Everyone says downstairs is better but I think they're the same.
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