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2273 Gunbarrel Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421
+1 423-305-1087
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quality of food was above average for a buffet. They have a sushi and a full bar as well. Staff was very friendly and we were seated right away. The dinner buffet was about 12 a person with tax, not bad given the variety.

Thank gaeaofspace
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hot fresh food. Good service. Like the choices for hibachi grill. Great hand rolled spring rolls my favorite

Thank Julie V
Spring Hill, Tennessee
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Large Buffet to include Sushi Bar, Grill Station, salad and dessert bars and a great variety of food options. Restaurant was clean, lots of seating, friendly staff and good food. I highly recommend this restaurant for families or large groups.

Thank Lynn C
Harrison, Tennessee
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

The food was ok only. The ribs tasted like cherry, the sushi was a bit dry and the rice was hard. Went on a weekday during lunch. There was hardly any spice in the food, not very Asian. They did have a large selection of food, not much dessert though. Lunch price was $7.99 + tax.

Thank bren416
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The food is good, always hot and fresh. The sushi bar has a excellent variety considering this is a buffet. I wish they had soft serve ice cream instead of the scoop it out yourself kind. Other than that everything is great. Probably my favorite Chinese buffet in Chattanooga.

Thank Elizabeth O
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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156 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We all enjoy the food here. Not the highest quality, but for a buffet it is very good. Good variety. Lots of standard Chinese buffet food, with the soups and the salad bar buffet. The sushi is popular. Also, some unique items i.e. frog legs. Variety of desserts that the kids really enjoy.

Thank Hubbynfather
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

The freshly made sushi is delicious but the rest of the food is hit and miss. This is a combination of Chinese inspired and regionally inspired food. If you manage to hit it when it's fresh, the food is fairly delicious - when fruit is in season, it's amazing! But don't eat anything fresh that is out of season and... More 

Thank Mrs_PsInsideScoop
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This was a decent place to get our Chinese fix. The sushi bar is well stocked with a variety of choices as is the choice of dishes. It's clean and we'll kept. The service is friendly and attentive. The only negative is the parking which seems to be lacking.

Thank Kimberly H
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Been here a few times. The sushi is excellent. The fried foods are good. Chicken, (Honey, General Tso's, Beef & Broccoli, not so much. They sit for too long. Service is just OK. Two people are $25 with the tip.

Thank Chris H
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

My family and I have been here couple of times. Menu is great. Food is great. Just service needs a little bit of improvement!!!

Thank Miguel C

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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
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2273 Gunbarrel Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-305-1087
Forbidden City displays the theme of oriental culture in its elegant decorations and tasty food. Forbidden City offers a variety of different foods. Traditional Chinese foods can be found on our bar, as well as, popular items such as sushi, hibachi, and New York strip steak. Forbidden City has been serving Chattanooga for over 2 years and want to serve your family soon.
If you are need of a big place to host a party, Forbidden City is your place. We have hosted parties for church groups, birthday parties, and business meetings. Forbidden City ask to please call ahead before a big group comes in. This allows Forbidden City time to set up and promptly assist your party.

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