Best Buffet Is Back In
By Danny & Rosie/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Best Buffet, formerly the East Buffet at 271 New York Avenue,
Huntington Station, is back in business after being shuttered
in August 2008 by a fire that heavily damaged the interior.
The smoke damage and subsequent repairs closed them for many
months, but theyre back, much to the delight of the
brisk Huntington Station lunch crowd.
With them comes a fine choice for a wide-reaching meal. If
you liked it before, youll still like it now. Its
a good Chinese buffet to keep in mind.
The interior, complete with rustic-looking tile floors, lavender
seating and curtains dressing each window provides a comfortable
space to sit a spell and eat. The music, which includes many
instrumental renditions of classics like the Beatles
Something, is pleasant, which is more than we
can say for most similar attempts at converting pop music
to dinner music. Theres plenty that harkens back to
the days as East Buffet, including the plates and the window
art inside that reads East Buffet.
The wait staff is helpful and keeps ones plates cleared
and beverages, whether soda or tea, refilled at a brisk pace.
Theyre also quick to help you out and pitch chopsticks
your way should you have sushi and nothing but either forks
or fingers to nosh with.
As far as food, theres plenty to go around here, complete
with stations for fruit, international selections, desserts,
sushi and Southeast Asian fare. Theres a sushi station,
a hibachi grill, barbecue pit-stop, a chefs carving
board and several soups. To get the bang for your buck ($11.99
lunch Monday Friday, $16.99 brunch Saturday and Sunday,
$21.99 dinner Monday Thursday, $26.99 dinner Friday
Sunday), come with a rumbling tummy and an open mind.
The barbecue spare ribs, tender and sweet with a hint of honey,
are a good bet. Go for the veggie lo mein, too, which comes
with carrots, celery, cucumber and zucchini. The Italian-style
mussels, sautéed in onion and peppers, are another
The dish they call Buddhist delight, which comes with tofu,
mushrooms and carrot, is a creative choice, and the sautéed
string beans, complete with a salty, savory kick, are a Chinese
staple done well here.
Their grilled hibachi chicken, sautéed is in sauces,
is pleasant and tasty, and their fried sesame chicken has
a sweet note, making it a fine choice if youre feeling
indulgent. When it comes to the seafood with X.O. sauce, we
dont know exactly what X.O. sauce is the seafood
itself is of the squid/octopus family but it has a
kick with a zesty ginger flavor. Its surprisingly tender,
as well no rubbery octopi here. Seafood lovers and
people who like their food with a zing ought to give it a
The sushi station is another good choice for diners
it was for us, to be sure complete with a wide variety
of selections including shrimp, tuna, eel, and, for folks
who balk at raw fish, vegetarian California rolls.
To cap off a meal (provided you have any room left), check
out their soft-serve ice cream machine, which pumps out the
sweet treats for the end of your stay at Best Buffet.
271 Walt Whitman Road (Rt. 110 North)
Atmosphere Comfortable, clean buffet
Cuisine Chinese with international influence
Price Moderate special prices for kids
4.5 feet tall; kids under 3 ft. free
Hours Monday Thursday
Noon 3 p.m. lunch, 5 9 p.m. dinner
Noon 3 p.m. lunch, 4:30 10 p.m. dinner
Noon 3 p.m.
brunch, 4:30 10 p.m. dinner
Noon 3 p.m. Brunch, 4 9 p.m. dinner