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Empire Buffet

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3179 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse, NY 13214-1201
+1 315-251-1888
11:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Syracuse, New York
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you are going out for buffet you aren't looking for a fancy dinner. However I think this is one of the best buffets we have. The food is consistently good, the place itself is clean, and it has a good variety. The sushi isn't high quality but it hits the spot. When we can't figure out where to go... More 

Thank Adelle M
Nags Head, North Carolina
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136 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We wanted Asian food and asked our GPS what's close. This was it and it was a great find. There was an excellent selection of food. Veggies, fish, clams, frog legs, pizza, beef, and of course chicken. Sushi too. Delicious deserts and ice cream. I will be back.

Thank Reviewer_Bob
Cicero, New York
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202 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

We went to the Empire Buffet last night after it was recommended by a friend. She was spot on! The restaurant is very clean and inviting. The food selections are unbelievable. There is something for everyone and much more. There were both hot and cold food selections, seafood, vegetables, meat dishes, soups, fruit, as well as a complete dessert bar.... More 

Thank eyerishwoman
Liverpool, New York
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

This buffet is very clean and has really good food. The food is always hot and fresh. I love their variety this is my place to go when I'm the mood of Chinese. Best buffet in Syracuse.

Thank Diara N
Hamilton, New York
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135 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

The outside could be spruced up a bit but they may not have control over that. The inside.... the food is awesome and the wait staff is very quick and helpful. We were in a bit of a hurry the first time but some of the family has already been back! I can't believe all of the choices they have.... More 

Thank Christine B
DeWitt, New York
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115 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

At the urging of a friend (who is a regular) I came here and was pleasantly shocked on many levels! The Empire Buffet has an unassuming exterior in a plaza but once you step inside, you discover it is well lit, spotless, has new furnishings and friendly staff. There is much to be said for food that is ready the... More 

Thank S J G
Liverpool, New York
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

This is my favorite chinesse buffet in the area great food fresh, a lot of variety and very clean. The staff is nice and friendly and there is usually no wait time to be seated.

Thank Diara N
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Very clean restaurant. There were over 100 varieties of food/deserts on the buffet that would satisfy the taste for chinese and american food. The prices were very reasonable. A nice place to take the family including kids. The staff was very nice and they made sure that the dirty dishes were taken from our table promptly.

Thank newyorkersyr
Syracuse, New York, United States
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307 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

I'm not a fan of buffets, but, went to Empire with some colleagues and was pleasantly surprised. We were seated immediately and advised to help ourselves after the waitress--a young Chinese girl--took our beverage orders. The buffet menu is extensive: sushi, chicken wings, assorted Chinese offerings like General Tso Chicken, Lo Mein, pork fried rice, egg rolls, sesame chicken, egg... More 

Thank Warren F
Cortland, New York
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80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

It is a buffet, it is not gourmet, but it was still a very good meal at a reasonable price. It was clean. Free hot jasmine tea too. Lots of options including Japanese rolls, Chinese, soft ice cream and standard American food.

Thank n02578845

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, American, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3179 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse, NY 13214-1201
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +1 315-251-1888

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