I love all you can eat buffets… and within that vast and wonderful realm the Chinese buffet is probably my favorite. I don’t discriminate against any buffet, but sushi buffets tend to be too expensive, Mexican buffets don’t seem to stand up well to the steam table treatment, and Latin buffets are fine- but rice and beans and plantains always kill me in that equation! Indian buffets are plentiful in Midtown, and I’m all about a good Indian buffet… but Chinese is my all time favorite. Sadly Manhattan is practically devoid of Chinese buffets. And in Midtown, there is only one option. The “Midtown Buffet” on 7th Ave. btw. 40+41st.
It’s only $8 (and actually used to be cheaper) and I used it as the backdrop for the Midtown Lunch Guide to Beating the All You Can Eat Buffet a few years ago. But it didn’t really get a full +/-, so yesterday on the holiest of holy Jewish days I hit up the Midtown Buffet for a little Yom Kippur lunch action.