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Imperial Buffet (Cafe China) restaurant in La Mirada

Update Update Update: They went out of business again back in 2004 or 2005, this time permanently. (April 2010)

Update Update: They came back under a new name ("Cafe China").  Yeah!  (April 2004)

Update: They're gone out of business!  Oh well.  (Oct 17, 2003)

15720 Imperial Highway (Southeast corner of Imperial & Santa Gertrudes)
La Mirada CA 90638 (See MapQuest Map)

Telephone: (562) 947-7778, Fax: (562) 947-7535 (562)902-8299

Lunch Buffet Monday - Saturday, 11:00am - 3:30pm $5.25
Kids Age 0-2: Free
Kids Age 3-11: $0.50 per year
Senior Citizens 65+: 10% off
Dinner Buffet Monday - Thursday, 3:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday, 3:30pm - 10:00pm
Kids Age 0-2: Free
Kids Age 3-11: $0.80 per year
Senior Citizens 65+: 10% off
Seafood Buffet
Sunday, 11:00am - 9:00pm $8.95
Kids Age 0-2: Free
Kids Age 3-11: $0.80 per year
Senior Citizens 65+: 10% off

Price includes soft drinks and dessert bar.

Menu: Appetizer Bar, Main Entree, Pork, Chicken, Beef, Shrimp, Salad Bar, Fruit Bar, Soup, Ice Cream, Dessert Bar
Plus, for dinner: Cocktail Shrimp, BBQ Spare Ribs, Sushi Bar, Snow Crab Legs, Green Mussel, Peking Duck


Last night, I went to the new Imperial Buffet restaurant that replaced Coco's in La Mirada.  Coco's had been in that location for many years, and I was sorry to see it go.  It was almost a La Mirada landmark.

After a few months, Imperial Buffet opened up in its place.  I finally went there with a friend last night, expecting the standard mediocre Chinese buffet.  We sat down, ordered our drinks, and loaded up our plates.  From the first bite, I realized the food was not mediocre.  Everything I had, I liked.  They had all kinds of sea food (snow crab legs, sushi, many kinds of shrimp and fish).  The salmon was really good.  I also especially liked the crab legs wrapped in bacon.

My friend and I had come in not knowing the price, and after tasting the food, we were speculating that it was going to be kind of expensive.  But when the bill came... $19.58 for two.  We were pleasantly surprised.  Many buffets will charge another dollar or two for drinks.  But at Imperial Buffet, they're included.

So Imperial Buffet has become my new favorite restaurant in La Mirada. (It used to be Rio Churrascaria, but they went out of business).  I hope to spread the word about this place so more people come and keep it in business (I don't want it to suffer the fate of my previous favorite).

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