The Buffet at River Rock Casino Resort

3.2
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Seafood
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  • Lunch
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The Buffet at River Rock features a large variety of all your favourite dishes, and many to surprise and delight you. Over the years, it has become a popular destination to enjoy a special occasion with friends and family, and for resort guests it’s a proven crowd-pleaser. With 280 seats, the Buffet can be bustling on a weekend evening, or Sunday, so come early to avoid the lines. Enjoy endless options, from pasta and Chef choice of roast carvings, seafood dishes, sushi, salads and more. Our dishes are inspired by the best of West Coast cuisine, with a focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients. And don’t forget to leave room to enjoy one of our specially hand-crafted desserts, including pies, tarts, cakes, and mousse. Located above the casino floor, the Buffet treats guests to sensational views of the Fraser River.
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EM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

When I arrived and paid for my table of 8. They charged over 15% gratitude without asking. It's a self service dining. Tip shouldn't be so high. Than they rushed us out saying they close at 10 when people still getting food. We just finishing our coffee and talking cause family member leaving back to australia.
The place had less than 10 table the whole night. Not worth the price at all. Variety of food not there. Quality of meat cuts not there.. best to go to the keg for same amount of food with better service. It was an embarrassing experience to treat people for dinner.

NB
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service from start to finish. Food selection has variety.

M
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome service, will come with families again, thanks.

i
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

For the amount of money $33/person. The service was not as expected. We had to pile our dishes on to the table beside us because they were not being collected fast enough. As well the selection of the food was not worthy of $33/person. The sushi selection wss limited to 2/3 varieties and the hot food selection was just basic..pasta, ribs, rice/noodles...nothing extraordinary for th price. We have gone to cheaper buffets that have had 2 rows of hot food selections including crab/lobster and our kids who are 13/14 were only charged for their age not full adult prices. Very disappointed

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

$33 per person is way too high for a Dinner Buffet on what they offer. Very little selection and only mediocre quality. Prime Rib was tough and Pork runs tough as well. Sushi very basic. I will not come here for dinner again.

C
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

Terrible service host at front was really rude demanding a tip her name was luvidia i believe

MG
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

For $20 I have gone to buffets that offer wayyy more variety/options. Taste was alright, nothing too "wow".
Also, almost every single person got sick except for me --maybe it was the roast beef? Not sure but even the one who ate just salad with a little bit of meat got sick.

I really liked the two guys who charged us, the service and overall the atmosphere. The view I didnt like so much.

A
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We love the buffet, very good vslue, Great place for a big group as well.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

quality of food was terrible. Spent around $50 for food I can easily get for way cheaper. Definitely overhyped.

DL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

Food quality was very poor as was the selection. Buffet used to be much better. Huge decline of quality with increase of price. Many desserts were not good

Definitely not worth going.

TL
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

The food has gone downhill since when it was open, and at that price point I'd rather be spending my money somewhere else. It's not worth the value of food, and the choices that you're getting. Even the salad bar was lacking. Roast beef didn't have any fixings other then mashed potatoes, and the seafood bar tasted like the fish was about to go bad. Don't waste your money.

MC
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Took the whole family there for a birthday celebration. There was something for everyone. The food wasn't of the highest quality but still better than what I generally make so who am I to complain? 9 people for dinner and everyone had a great tine.

RL
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

No seafood, no sashimi. Never refill sashimi. Don't even has any salmon sushi. No ice cream for dessert

JG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great value for a breakfast buffet! Highly recommended, especially if you have small children.

D
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The Japanese food section is missing. I am looking forward to see it back when I come back again.

B
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had our 25th Anniversary dinner with family and friends and it was wonderful. They even created a three tier Anniversary cake for us. Everything was perfect, the food, the staff and the private room. Will definitely be going there again.

Brian

CG
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

I spent $350 to have nine people sit at the buffet - so far so good - but then we wanted my 30 year old nephew to experience just ten minutes inside a Canadian casino - but he was turned away because he didnt bring his ID - a 30 year old - ask yourself - would you want to return to this place in your lifetime ?

DS
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We celebrated my son's birthday here recently. The view is lovely from the dining room and good choice of dishes to please everyone. The location is so convenient and handy to public transit. We had a really memorable evening and will come back soon!

DE
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Hello,

Your guest service was good. The team was friendly and accommodating.
The food was below average. The salad bar was okay, other than a smell coming from the ham that smelt sour. The hot food was over cooked, none of the cook food tasted fresh. It tasted like left overs. The sushi was okay and the dessert bar was also okay. We have come several times over the years to the buffet and noticed a constant decline in the taste and presentation of the food. Being in the food industry, I would recommend to your Chefs to go back to local and fresh cooking. I do not want to be rude, but I really just want to give you my feedback and hopefully your Chefs will look at what they are serving. I would rather go to White Spot where I have better quality and fresh ingredients, and a lot less expensive.
Spending over 800. dollars and having a 100. gratuity added, was surely not worth the full dinning experience.

N
Vancouver
57 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Birthday party. It was great, food was good except the prawns tasted frozen not fresh so a bit of a strange taste but overall it was fun

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

for a buffet, there was not a big selection of food. the theme was Thai and Pasta. but I did not see any thai food. all pasta was precooked and in a warmer. I felt like I was dinning in a school cafeteria

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2017
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

More food needed. Pls add more hot food and hot soups.

OT
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2017
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

It was upsetting! They cancelled my reservation 30minutes before our dinner. We went crazy looking for restaurants for my son's birthday.

AH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This is a very nice place for group lunch or dinner or just a family dinner. The dining room is nice and bright with a good view outside. Last Wednesday, we had a buffet lunch to celebrate a friend's retirement. The waiter was able to set up a plate of cakes with candle for the occasion. I came here several times in the last few weeks. Every time, I felt this place is so nice for all occasions so I organized the lunch for a group of l8. Food is good in general but I would like to see more variety at lunch. At lunch, I like their seafood congee, stir fry beef and deserts. Roast beef is good most of the time. My 1st serving was tough but the 2nd serving was good. Pawns was hard to peel (may be not as fresh?) I also like the weekend dinner with snow crab legs and the tender, juicy roast ham. Overall, I think the quality has improved over the last few years. Our friends were so impressed and requested for our get together again at River Rock Buffet (date TBD). We would come again on weekdays since there is no reservation for weekends. It would be hard for group to come if there is no guarantee of tables. It is hard to change venue if this restaurant is full on weekend when we come.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2017
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

The weather and view and service.. Everything was nice. Thank you for your effort.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

My family and I visit here often. The staff is very friendly, we always feel very welcomed and the food is good.
I just wish they would accept reservation for smaller groups so we did not have to wait in a long lineup.

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