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Dragon Style Buffet ($10.99 AYCE lunch) – Rancho Bernardo, CA

This post has been in the pipeline for quite some time. Dragon Style buffet is located in Rancho Bernardo. I visited when they were under a different name (Hibachi Buffet) but re visited several times after they rebranded to Dragon Style. They have an AYCE $10.99 lunch option that I liked. The variety and service was decent for the price. This post will be mostly pictures.

DRAGON STYLE BUFFET
SALADS

BEEF RIBS

The beef ribs looked terrible with lots of gristle and fat.

HOT DISHES
CHOCOLATE FOUNTAIN
DESSERTS
MAYO SHRIMP
MONGOLIAN

You can build your own mongolian bowl with fresh veggies and a variety of proteins (chicken, beef, seafood). You give the raw ingredients to the guy and he pan fries it in front of you. I’ve had three different guys prepare and only one was friendly.

SWEET SOUR FISH
HIBACHI BUFFET

They still had Hibachi Buffet logo in napkin dispensers on table.

INTERIOR

This was my favorite item here at Dragon Style buffet. The mongolian grill is good. This one had squid, garlic, chili, cabbage, zucchini, and green onions. He made it extra spicy for me which I liked.

Shrimp tasted dry even with the mayo.

V got hers with noodles and shrimp and squid. She enjoyed it.

Clams were gritty.

Salmon nigiri wasn’t amazing but was decent enough for a $10.99 AYCE lunch buffet.

The steamed fish was ok – it needed more soy & ginger.

My second helping of mongolian.

HOT & SOUR SOUP
CHOCOLATE DIPPED MACAROON

 

The galbi tasted rubbery and fatty.

The chicken wings weren’t bad if you get a fresh batch. They were battered and deep fried.

Clams were better on a subsequent visit. This is a popular dish as I’d see people with a mound full of clams on one plate.

V’s son said the dim sum items were pretty bad.

They have a self serve ice cream station here at Dragon Style. I read on Yelp they took this option away? I haven’t been back in a few months so can’t confirm that.

I’ve had nice lunch meals here at Dragon Style. I am not sure what people expect for an AYCE $10.99 lunch. I personally don’t expect the world. I want one or two items that are decent and I can make a meal out of. There’s a decent variety to choose from especially for the $10.99 price. Service has been alright with our plates cleared often. Waters could have been refilled quicker but flagging someone to help was always easy. I did get burnt out on the buffet but recommend Dragon Style if you’re in the area.

DRAGON STYLE BUFFET
16785 Bernardo Center Dr
San Diego, CA 92128
(858) 592-9555

 

2 thoughts on “Dragon Style Buffet ($10.99 AYCE lunch) – Rancho Bernardo, CA

  1. The buffet food looks like Seaside Buffet. Which one do you prefer? The Mongolian grill is my fav item to get. Chicken wings were ok. I miss Hometown Buffet. They had good fried chicken and the ribs were good for a buffet.

    1. I preferred Dragon Style actually (but really b/c the Mongolian bbq was better IMO). I’m pretty sure it’s because I sauce’d it up with each order. I forgot the chicken wings at Seaside wasn’t too bad when it was fresh (kinda like Dragon Style). Cdj the other day said he missed Hometwon Buffet too!

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