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April 22nd, 2012 in Dish2012

Mikado Sushi Bar Noodle House offers a special noodle soup with vegetables and shrimp.

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AVERAGE MEAL PRICES

$: $10 and under

$$: $10 to $15

$$$: $15 and up

Buffets rule in this restaurant segment, as diners line up for steaming portions of dishes from the East. The Forbidden City-Asian Buffet and Grill near Hamilton Place is new and notable.

Asia Buffet

6901 Lee Highway

499-8865

In this extensive 11,000-square-foot venue, the 200-item-strong buffet has something for everyone from Asian to American fare, including a limited selection of sushi. Crab legs and more added on the dinner buffet. $

Asia Cafe

5210 Brainerd Road

899-8888

Fast, fresh, affordable Thai, Japanese and Chinese dishes served up. Vegetarian combos, soups, noodles and a surprising selection of chicken wings also available. $

Best Of China

4340 Ringgold Road

698-0067

Mandarin, Szechuan, Hunan and Cantonese cuisine entrees of pork, beef, chicken and seafood served a la carte. Noodle dishes with various meats available in crunchy chow mein and soft-noodle lo mein varieties. Hot and sour soup is top of the line. $

Chef Lin

5084 South Terrace

510-1998

This buffet has been voted the city's Best Chinese Restaurant and Best Dinner under $10 in the Chattanooga Times Free Press's annual Best of the Best competition. The offerings include more than 200 items, plus a la carte selections and sushi bar. Ribeye steaks grilled after 4:30 p.m. $

China Cafeteria

505 Market St.

265-1522

Get your craving for Chinese food satisfied quickly and on the cheap at this cozy, cafeteria-style eatery. Beef and broccoli and Szechuan chicken are two house favorites. $

China House

7601 East Brainerd Road

499-8670

You won't find a massive buffet here, but the offerings available are diverse and prepared fresh when ordered. Diners have raved about the fried rice and the friendly service. Lunch and dinner combinations make things easy on the pocketbook. $

Forbidden City Asia Buffet and Grill

2273 Gunbarrel Road

305-1087

A recent addition to the diverse restaurant offerings near Hamilton Place, Forbidden City features a comprehensive buffet with dishes drawn from Thai, Chinese and Japanese cuisine. Additional features include a hibachi grill. $$

Formosa

5425 Highway 153

875-6953

A Chattanooga Chinese staple, this family-owned restaurant has served freshly prepared, inventive dishes such as Frog Legs with Plum Sauce and Governor's Chicken for more than 30 years. $$

Mikado Sushi Bar Noodle House

7003 Lee Highway

899-3236

Japanese sushi creations, noodle bowls and traditional Chinese food available. Lunch portions available all day. $

Na Go Ya

4921 Brainerd Road

899-9252

A little bit of Chinese, a little bit of Japanese and a whole lot of flavor. Online diners claim it offers "great sushi at a great price" and praised the staff's knowledge of the Japanese specialty. Oriental favorites ranging from the expected Moo Goo Gai Pan to the unexpected, such as Pork Ka Tsu Don. $

New China Buffet and Grill

3450 Cummings Highway

821-6988

In the shadow of Lookout Mountain, you'll find all the Chinese dishes you'd ever want, plus a nice sushi bar. Diners have praised the "prompt and pleasant" service. Buffet offerings include fresh seafood, including crablegs and mussels. $