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Yakiniku Fun for All

Columns Veg'n Out

June 9, 2013

Story By: Terri Hefner | Photos by: Nathalie Walker

Judging from the sea of smiling faces during a recent Wednesday lunchtime, Camellia Buffet’s customers are a happy lot. And why not? There’s so much to choose from here, and the all-you-can-eat Korean buffet apparently is a hit not only with the big guys filling their plates, but also with petite ladies as well.

“Oh, I didn’t know you have this!” exclaims a customer upon discovering one of her favorite dishes. “Oh, well, I’m full. I’ll just have it next time.”

A vow to return, now that’s customer satisfaction. And no wonder, since the buffet line is affluent with kalbi, chicken, spicy pork, shrimp, oysters and more plus a variety of fresh vegetables to grill yakiniku-style at your table, as well as sashimi, miso soup, sweet rice with red beans, potato salad … the list goes on, including dessert.

And if you don’t eat meat or fish, you still can get your fill. After all, why let the meat-eaters have all the yakiniku fun?

The buffet is heaping with zucchini, onions, peppers, mushrooms and more to prepare at your table, as well as broiled tofu with a shoyu-based sauce, freshly cooked vegetable dishes such as choi sum, daikon, crisp-tender onions mixed with chili pepper, celery and jalapenos, edamame and, of course, a mouthwatering variety of kim chee. Also offered are somen noodles with water kim chee or a shoyu-based sauce for dipping, lettuce leaves for wrapping, mixed greens, corn, brown and white rice, potatoes and fruit.

The buffet costs $17.95 for lunch and $25.95 for dinner, but if you use the “Super Special” coupon found right here in Dining Out, you’ll pay only $12.95 lunch/$22.95 dinner! And you can keep going back for more.

That’s a good deal for a hearty meal, so show up hungry and you’ll get your money’s worth.

Camellia Buffet

930 McCully St.
Open daily, 10:30 am.-2 p.m. for lunch, 3-10 p.m. for dinner

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