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Chef Lin

5084 South Ter, Chattanooga, TN 37412-2973
+1 423-510-1998
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good22%
  • Average21%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible10%
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
Chinese, Sushi, Asian
5084 South Ter, Chattanooga, TN 37412-2973
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Two of us went for dinner. We could not find food that didn't taste cold or hard from being old. Our waitress never spoke to us until we were given the check. When leaving the young man at the counter said "Everything alright?", we said...More

Thank Shearon G
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

We all know the typical Chinese Buffett... this is it but definitely a notch up. Ok sushi bar... wish more nigiri style, food was varied and hot. Service typical but responsive. Soups were really good for Buffett and I did like dishes I had. Most...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 3 January 2018

The Dining Divas went to Chef Lin Buffet for lunch today. There were 9 of us. We were seated immediately and gave it an overall rating of 5. Everyone said there was a great variety of food and flavors. Several of us ordered at the...More

Thank darlenesmith1838
Reviewed 3 December 2017

I'm very particular about cleanliness, and this restaurant and service surpassed my expectations. I took a large group there, and we were all pleasantly surprised. There was an abundance of choices, and there was even an entire room devoted to sushi! How great is that?...More

Thank Scarlett_Mae
Reviewed 2 October 2017

WE was down for the VW Swappoliza show in Sept. and we happened to come across this place. Its really good Food and Plenty of Variety and Very Clean and Staff very nice and price good

Thank Greenidoll
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The buffet did include simple sushi rolls which was a nice perk. We went on a Sunday so lots of fish was available. The buffet itself was pretty bland, but the kids loved it and did not go away hungry. Kids under 9 were half...More

Thank aphrodite369
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Decided to try this place again since it was close to the AMC 18 and time was short. Most of the food was cold and the crab raggons was burnt beyond worth eating. There was only a few items that was hot and cold. The...More

2  Thank Bobby S
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Wife and I loved there noodles great flavor. I liked the Tai Chicken and egg rolls the fried shrimp had a great flair along with the coconut shrimp and pepper shrimp. Wife loved the green beans, and she liked there jello she said she could...More

Thank Pudgecableguy
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Like the one in Dalton better. Was ok but noodles were cold. Was not as great as they advertise. Will not be going back. They did have good choices and we're crowded.

1  Thank Mary O
Reviewed 8 May 2017

To be honest, Chef Lin's has dropped off a bit. It's not as good as it used to be but it's still better than the other buffets in town. The sushi is usually fresh and the seafood assortment is pretty diverse.

Thank Jef N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5084 South Ter, Chattanooga, TN 37412-2973
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-510-1998
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