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Empire buffet

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1933 Franklin Blvd, Eugene, OR 97403-2077
+1 541-343-9966
11:00 - 21:30
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Sat - Sun 11:00 - 22:30
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

The buffet is about average and if you want beef dishes you have to wait until dinner time or separately order a beef dish. Their sushi is great but there beef, chicken and pork are tough and chewy. Their spring rolls and pot stickers are good but their egg rolls suck. For the price you get what you pay for.

Thank Scott G
Springfield, Oregon
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274 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

I was nicely surprised that since my last visit Empire has continued its same quality and selection. Frequently Chinese buffets are all friend foods. Not so at Empire. Anyone concerned with calorie counting will find great options here. The shrimp, steamed salmon, pork and chicken can all be found with out deep fried breading. Now if your into fried foods... More 

Thank Shirley G
Happy Valley, Oregon
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

This Chinese buffet was a short walk from the hotel where we were staying and is convenient for those having business at the U of O campus. There is a good offering of Chinese dishes and some other Asian food. The food was hot and kept replenished by the staff, but the taste of several of the offerings was just... More 

Thank William F
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 September 2016

For one who loves Chinese buffets, this one was truly average in every respect. The types and varieties of dishes was average, the price was average, and there was nothing in any respect to distinguish it from others. It is close to the University if this helps, and gives average value for one's dollar, always allowing one to have his/her... More 

Thank halschroeder
Eugene, Oregon, United States
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I now eat here surprisingly often. Cheap and plentiful and pretty good darn food. They used to overlook everything but no more! I will offer my preferences on the buffet here: oysters, mussels, broccoli and beef. Did I mention oysters? Oysters! As many as you can eat. Not overlooked. For $12? Gotta be kidding me.

Thank Zach S
Eugene, Oregon, United States
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185 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

This place is pretty good if you're wanting a Chinese buffet with a lot of options. The food is quality...a bit pricy, but if you're looking for options there are a lot here.

Thank Angela S
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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3 reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

The food was unsatisfactory, the buffet was not refreshed in efficient time and it was expensive for the quality. I would advise another stop for dining.

Thank MeganHamann
Irvine CA
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82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016

The buffet is extensive and some dishes were better than others. But the greeter seemed like she was having a bad day. No smile, no welcome, no eye contact, nothing. Only after my husband paid and said thank you did she finally say thank you.We felt it was an okay buffet but we want to try the others before ever... More 

Thank indeptravelforus
Eugene, Oregon
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642 reviews
375 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

This place is one of the few places open on Xmas day. We have been going here for five years now. It is a super place. Great variety of selections so everyone will be happy. They keep dishes fresh and very tasty. Help does a good job clearing plates and keeping buffet area clean and picked up.

Thank Frank P
Sao Paulo, SP
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 December 2015

My sister and I came to the US every year and this time we in the Thanksgiving season. On Thanksgiving day, the only restaurant that we found open was The Empire buffet. It was a good surprise because there are so many options: salads, vegetables, chicken, shrimp, fish,etc,etc. Besides all that food that you can eat as much as you... More 

Thank Vera N

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Restaurant Details

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Chinese, Sushi, Asian, Japanese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1933 Franklin Blvd, Eugene, OR 97403-2077
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Eugene
  • Phone Number: +1 541-343-9966

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