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Dragon Buffet & Motel

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1881 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-4221
+1 518-452-6963
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Typical Chinese buffet. They do have an hibachi grill which is nice. Price is competitive with the other buffets in the area. Nothing particularly outstanding, but the food is good and hot.

Thank Joe L
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This restaurant/buffet is horrible. The food was cold, bland, watered down, and the buffet was not refilled. The service was terrible. We received the check 10 minutes after we sat down. Waited forever for drinks (which came after the check). The staff was outright nasty. There are so many better places. Don't waste your time with this one.

1 Thank Racheljm99
Oneonta, New York
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Everything is great there. Can't list all the food. Clean , nice atmosphere,friendly people. Love Chinese food. Try them. Bet u go back.

Thank Patricia O
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

There was a nice variety of choices but half of them weren't that good. The staff spoke minimum English and were pretty rude. I asked for tea and without even answering, he just left and didn't even bring tea. Not sure I'll be coming back unless I'm totally out of options.

Thank Restofood_review
Albany, New York
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107 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

A friend of mine took me here and I have to say, I was pleased... I have been to better Buffet places BUT I have also been to worse places... I can assure you that the best time to go would be right before the dinner rush (before 5pm) it does get crowed and ALL kinds of various individuals eat... More 

Thank William O
Latham, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Chinese buffets are usually a dime a dozen, but not so at Dragon Buffet. It's Chinese and American food paired together and there's plenty of it. I go simply for the chance to get decent Chinese, and again, plenty of it. The Wonton Soup is serviceable. After that, it's egg roll or spring roll, both above average. There are plenty... More 

Thank James F
Clifton Park, New York, USA
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80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Ok, I've been here like 3 times. I have tried the seafood and would generally stay away. If you can go after the crablegs when they first come out, do it, otherwise some of the items sit for awhile. The standard fare general tso and sesame chicken are good, as are the noodle dishes. Definitely stay away from the beginning/end... More 

Thank slepski
Albany, New York
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

we stopped bye a few weeks ago to this once ok buffet, but this trip was anything but ok. We were seated quickly and placed our drink orders, then a trip to bathroom to wash our hands, wow how dirty the Bathrooms were wondered if they was washing dishes in there, food was not hot and the patrons were rude... More 

Thank JPO710
Saratoga Springs, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Excellent. Fresh and good. The lunch buffet is great. Been to a lot of buffets this one is a gem. Customer service great, atmosphere great, location is great. Will be back.

Thank John S
Albany, New York
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81 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2015

Went to dinner there tonight and was not happy at all. They have some good choices in food, but the food was dry over cooked and hard. The silverware was dirty and not cleaned good. This place is going down hill fast and do not no way. Did not feel to good after I ate. Will not go back ever.

Thank Sean Q

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1881 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-4221
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-452-6963

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?