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Far East Buffet

September 21st, 2011

My mom and I like going to the occasional Chinese buffet (yes, knowing it’s not authentic Chinese food and knowing these buffets are pretty much all the same) and we had a coupon ($12.95 instead of $14.95 for dinner) for the fairly new Far East Buffet at 220 Worcester Rd. next to Cabot furniture.
Inside was nice and clean although pretty empty for a Sunday night.

There was a decent variety of the usual suspects, chicken/shrimp/beef/pork and vegetables, fried goodies, spare ribs, rice and noodles.  They also had offerings like sauteed in-shell clams, family style tofu crab legs, shrimp, shu mai and these crispy fried shrimp things that were great. Some had scallions and some here plain. 
I also really liked their beef teriyaki (my plate with seaweed salad, shu mai, bok choy, fried shrimp things, crab rangoon, chicken and beef teriayki):

Here’s some shots of other stuff:

Desserts are a variety of cakes, fruit and the server asks you if you’d like ice cream and gives you a choice of three flavors.
We got green tea and coconut almond chocolate chip

It’s okay, not bad or amazing but if I was craving beef teriyaki, I’d get an order to go from there since they have a full menu as well, but even then, I’d have to go on rt.9, so I don’t know. There is no website that I can find but their phone is (508) 872-4888 for any further info.


  1. I have gone there several times for Dim Sum on the weekend and have really enjoyed it. Some of the items are very authentic. It is something that has been improving with time. I think there are better options during the week nights but that might be be different if they had more people there.

    Comment by Matt September 22, 2011 @ 2:38 pm

  2. I was going to post almost the same exact two first sentences that Matt wrote!

    I love opportunities to try new foods and, with its many “authentic” dishes, the Dim Sum buffet has definitely given me a chance to add to my gastronomic resume (and I’ve already had things like duck feet before)! I also noticed that, the two times I was there for the Dim Sum buffet, my table was the only one (or may there was one other) where none of the patrons were Asian, so I figure it must be at least reasonably authentic.

    Comment by Sandra S. September 22, 2011 @ 8:21 pm

  3. I have been there a few times myself. I love Chinese food and frequent all the places in the Framingham area. This place is decent, about average food wise. A slight step above the quick take out places. I always liked this location , the inside of this place is pretty nice and spacious. No one is every in the bar area, which is nice, modern looking and has flat screen tv’s. Its tough competition when you have Sichuan Gourmet and Lotus Flower both within a 1/4 mile of this place and both of them have above average Chinese food. The other place I recently tried and like was Feng Shui down the road a bit next to Chucky Cheese in Natick.

    Comment by TC September 25, 2011 @ 4:43 pm

  4. Hey Michelle,

    Glad you’re back, we missed you there for a month… See, this is why we all love your blog so much, you tell us which places to try and which to take a pass on! Me personally, I think I”ll pass on this one — Have you tried Chinese Mirch? DELIC!

    Comment by Paul September 27, 2011 @ 7:28 am

  5. Oh boy this place has been closed the last few days. Did the shut down?

    Comment by Joe October 12, 2011 @ 8:13 pm

  6. Michelle-it closed, for good, last week.


    Comment by Eric October 16, 2011 @ 8:33 pm

  7. thats too bad. i ate here twice and got take out as well and i thought the quality was pretty consistent. i talked to the owner a bit too and it seemed like they were really trying to make it work. to make this location work you’d need to have a boatload of money to start because it would certainly take patience and consistently good quality over the long term because there is a lot of skepticism about that location. these folks must have just run out of money.

    Comment by joe October 18, 2011 @ 10:06 am

  8. wow, that place really is a black hole for restaurants, isn’t it?

    That entire building and parking lot is badly designed, it should probably just be razed and rebuilt facing the street and with new entrances. It might actually stand a chance then. I have no clue how that furniture place stays in business with Jordans right there.

    Comment by Jason October 20, 2011 @ 8:56 am

  9. Drove by last satuarday afternoon looked like it was closed, not a car in the parking lot.

    Comment by D-INCARNATION December 20, 2011 @ 7:48 pm

  10. If you like to stuff yourself once in a while the Marlborough Super Buffet next to Post Road Auto Parts on rt 20 is pretty similar.

    Comment by D-INCARNATION July 22, 2012 @ 12:43 pm

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