April 28th, 2013 by Staff Reports in Dish2013

At Asia Buffet, diners can choose meats and vegetables along with rice or noodles to be cooked hibachi-style while they wait.

Photo by Photo by Mark Gilliland

All-you-can-eat is usually the rule in Chattanooga when it comes to Chinese food -- and there are plenty of choices, both in the dishes and the restaurants.

Asia Buffet

6901 Lee Highway


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


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


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


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

China Cafeteria

511 Market St.


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


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. $

The Chef Lin buffet includes more than 200 items, plus a la carte selections and a sushi bar.

The Chef Lin buffet includes more than 200...

Photo by Photo by Mark Gilliland

Forbidden City Asia Buffet and Grill

2273 Gunbarrel Road, Suite 103


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. $$


5425 Highway 153


A Chattanooga Chinese staple, this family-owned restaurant has served freshly prepared, inventive dishes such as Chilean sea-bass and governor's chicken for more than 30 years. $$

Mikado Sushi Bar & Noodle House

7003 Lee Highway


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

Na Go Ya

4921 Brainerd Road


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

3536 Cummings Highway


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 crab legs and mussels. $