1881 Steeles Avenue West
3120 Dixie Road
There is good Chinese food, and there is fake north american ripoff Chinese buffet. Imperial Buffet definitely fits the bill of the latter.
Serving everything from barbequed, short ribs and stir fried noodles to french fries and onion rings, Imperial Buffet takes the prize for the worst faux Chinese food I have ever eaten. Eating there reminded me of my days of turning my less-than-cultured nose up at anything Asian. However, you can’t really consider this Asian per se owing to the large amounts of “North American” food that found its way into the buffet.
I have never eaten at the Mandarin but am told that it is similar. I don’t plan on dining there anytime soon. In short, unless I am completely out of Scarborough lunch spots I will never go here again.