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Empire Buffet

N.Roan Street, Johnson City, TN 37601
+1 423-915-0888
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good30%
  • Average18%
  • Poor23%
  • Terrible11%
2 weeks ago
“Average asian buffet”
17 Feb 2018
“Dilapidated exterior, mixed interior”
Open Now
10:30 - 22:00 Hours
Chinese, Asian
N.Roan Street, Johnson City, TN 37601
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was once the best buffet in town is now overshadowed by newer restaurants. Quality is not as good now.

Thank zip37602
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

decided to try the buffet. large selection but that's where it ends. the different dishes taste similar... some of the food isn't hot but lukewarm. service ok. vegetables had a weird taste. General Tsos chicken was good. didn't try the sushi. of note... bathrooms were...More

1  Thank Scott H
Reviewed 17 February 2018

A friend took me here, touting it as an inexpensive lunch outing...and it was. The outside appearance was a bit alarming, looking like there had been no maintenance for 20 years. The inside of the restaurant was clean in the buffet areas, but not so...More

Thank Cherriesontheweb
Reviewed 20 October 2017

We have always loved Empire Buffet, but sometimes their food. Isn't all that great!! Haven't been for a while!! Staff is nice, but I sometimes feel rushed at this restaurant!!! I'm lucky if I can eat a plate of food!! I like to have some...More

Thank Valerie D
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Terrible food made my habichi wrong lied to me told me they had moutain dew its mellow yellow not the same at all i wont be back if i could give them no stars i would

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

The food has always been good, but the last couple of times I've eaten there not so much. The food has no flavor everything taste very bland. Also the restrooms was a mess! They need to do some cleaning around there to.

1  Thank Angie B
Reviewed 20 June 2017

We have been going to Empire for many years, but I think that our most recent visit will be our last. Unfortunately, it hasn't been very good the last few times we went, we kept trying hoping it was just an "off" day, but no...More

1  Thank Casey C
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We go to Empire Buffet usually two or three times a month since the first of the year the food has been excellent, always hot and fresh. Will keep going back, good service.

Thank kingj24
Reviewed 19 March 2017

With the exception of the hot and sour soup, this restaurant has absolutely nothing to recommend it. The food is bland and some dishes which should be warm are cold. There are better options in Johnson City.

Thank berryandfang
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This place is just ok. Nice selection and pretty tasty. Its really basic but will do if you want forigen food.

Thank April C
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6 May 2016|
Response from J T | Reviewed this property |
Depends of the time of day, 6.99 during the day, 8.99 at night 10.99 weekends They do give a Veterans discount ask for it when checking out. this was the last time I went there check there web page of call them for sure. I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: N.Roan Street, Johnson City, TN 37601
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Johnson City
  • Phone Number: +1 423-915-0888
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