Four Seas Super Buffet

Four Seas Super Buffet - Brainerd, MN
Contact Information

Contact Information

Address: 403 8th Ave NE, Brainerd, MN 56401
Phone: 218-454-8889

Food:
Total votes: 137
Service:
Total votes: 126
Ambience:
Total votes: 128

Reader Comments

Reader Comments

MARVIN OACHS says:
While being seated I asked to be seated close to the buffet because I am handicapped only to be laughed at and asked where was my wheelchair was all disabilities do not require a wheelchair date 8 17 2014 evening will never return (Mon, 2014-08-18 14:04)

Zoozooboo says:
Food was horribly bland and mushy. I went there the first time and only the rose chicken was palatable. The next time the rose chicken was bad as was most everything else. I had decided to give it another try due to on line reviews. Wait staff and front desk people are rude act rushed and never smile. This was on a slow night so no reason for this. On a side note: I do not eat the sushi but my son loves theirs. (Sun, 2014-08-03 14:16)

Kwong says:
After they were open for a month or so the service and quality improved very much. Then, the taste and quality of the food started slipping. The breading on the shrimp and fish was either burnt or not done with doughy inside. The beef was rubbery, batter on chicken tastes like it was fried in old stale grease and even generals sauce won't hide taste. Shrimp in the seafood mixture is soft and mushy like it is left over and warmed up several times. I cook gourmet Chinese and have been going to Chinese places for over 40 years - be advised that the China Buffet in Baxter is much better food - not near as big a variety but very tasty and good. Also, 4 Seas is the only Chinese place I have ever been that charges for hot tea - they must need money very badly - most inhospitable to charge for tea! (Fri, 2014-05-02 11:06)

Anonymous says:
I think the food is great! The staff has always been very nice and refilled my drinks in a very timely manner. The sushi is good and I usually go back numerous times for it. I am not sure where all the negative comments are coming from because I have always been pleased with the service and the food there. I am actually going again on Wednesday. If it wasn't so bad for my diet I would be there more often! :) (Mon, 2014-03-31 21:08)

Anonymous says:
Love the food and service! Yum This is a great place to eat but I wish they had an online menu (Mon, 2014-03-17 18:30)

Cookie Z. says:
Best Chinese in the area! It's the only ONE WITH HOT FOOD! We love it. Going today again for Valentine's day. I suspect that some of the bad reports are competitors trying to hurt their business out of spite! Shame on them. We will go as often as we can get there. (Fri, 2014-02-14 14:06)

Anonymous says:
Have eaten there several times, love there food the best in Brainerd (Fri, 2014-01-17 16:15)

sdb6515 says:
My husband and I have eaten here twice and can't wait to return! When we travel through Brainerd we will stop again! Food is varied, presentation great, flavors fabulous. Clean facility and very attentive friendly staff. We will be back! (Sat, 2014-01-11 13:23)

Christine says:
Really really bad,the food is really dirty. (Sun, 2013-12-15 00:48)

A dissatisfied take out customer.. says:
Nothing is free - they charged us for the "free" meal and forgot the chicken the stick - so we overpaid 8.95 + 4.95 plus tax. Check your bill before you leave their place. (Tue, 2013-12-10 20:17)

foxisms says:
We ate enough Sushi that it would have cost us $60 bucks at a Sushi restaurant and then had the Chinese buffet...All for one low price.
It was all great!
This place could charge $5 bucks more for their food and it would still be worth every penny. (Thu, 2013-08-15 21:29)

HD says:
Can understand why there are so many negative comments. Most of these people don't even have a grasp of the English language, how do you expect them to actually make comments on food. (Sat, 2013-06-15 18:21)

Sandra says:
Ate at Four Seas for the first time on June 8. I was impressed with the wide & wonderful variety of foods on the buffet. In my opinion, the place was clean, had more than enough friendly & efficient wait staff, with everything well stocked, fresh & hot. Then there's the great price for all of this; a fabulous deal I say. I plan to go back, and hope to find all the same. (Mon, 2013-06-10 09:25)

Anony Mouse says:
Gross, gross and gross. Was completely disgusting food. (Tue, 2013-06-04 17:36)

N. Kennedy says:
Waited for mad rushes to pass. Then, found food fresh & tasty. Really fond of the egg roll flavor. Haven't tried the exotic stuff like sushi, but I found the place clean and the wait staff looking sharp. With as large a physical area committed to dining, a drink cart concept might be helpful for the gripers above. The various chicken sauses were a pleasant surprise from other locations in the area. The restaurant is a nice fit for the N.E. Mall. (Tue, 2013-05-28 20:36)

Anonymous says:
I thought the food was very good! I enjoyed eating here very much & will go back again. The only negative thing I agree with above is that yes, there were far too many employees standing around by the buffets & getting in the way of the customers. (Mon, 2013-05-20 17:15)

Anonymous says:
Haha I hate the fat disgusting people towards the beginning of the comments crying how its not up to their fat standards basically oh they didn't have diet Pepsi, they had diet coke so I had to drink water for the first time in 2 years but I ate fifteen plates of food and because I didn't get a diet Pepsi now I'm writing this.... Haha the food is probably awesome I'm going tomorrow and guarantee I find something I like.... (Tue, 2013-05-14 22:07)

Anonymous says:
Sushi is AMAZING!!!!! Always a place I like to go eat at! :) (Tue, 2013-05-07 12:45)

Lawrence says:
My wife and I had dinner here last night and it was good. As all Chinese buffets foods are prepared differently so not everything was made how I like it, but there is a large enough selection of food that everyone should be able to find something they enjoy. Service was good and the atmosphere was nice. Compared to the other Chinese places in Brainerd I would say this is the best. The Sushi bar gives it a unique feature and it is worth a try just for that. (Fri, 2013-05-03 10:39)

Bram Lewphy says:
My friend and I ate there and really like it. super friendly. (Thu, 2013-05-02 10:56)

Anonymous says:
I think some of these people are posting rude comments because they have nothing better to do! Give the place a break, they have not been open that long and are just getting the hang of things! (Sun, 2013-04-28 13:03)

Anonymous says:
on another note, I have ate there and their food was amazingly delicious! The staff was very helpful, friendly, and kind. They kept our cups full and the food was always hot! Great place at a great place! For sure this new place is going to give the other ones competitions! Best Chinese place in the Brainerd/Baxter Area! would recommend to anyone! (Sun, 2013-04-28 13:03)

Anonymous says:
Best Chinese food I ever had and the staff were phenomenal !! (Tue, 2013-04-23 06:19)

jen says:
The food is amazing! I am so impressed with the quality and freshness of the food! I cant say enough good things about the meal I just had there! Honestly I work in the food industry and have went there with co workers as well we all agree it is the best place around right now! One of the girls working the counter was maybe having a bad day but could have been friendlier. (Sun, 2013-04-21 15:26)

kari k says:
my boyfriend and i went on a saturday recently (4/6) around 4:30pm. we were seated promptly, our plates were taken quickly and there were LOTS of clean plates! we thought everything was really great compared to the chinese restaurants in the area. a lot for selection, along with ice cream (finally!). amazing walnut shrimp! so much to eat in so little time! going to have to go back soon! thanks four seas! (Thu, 2013-04-11 19:53)

Anonymous says:
I loved it! Finally a place with sushi (even the kind with raw fish!) and all the chinese food I love plus more! Frog legs! We were seated right away with friendly service. The food was hot and delish. Everything looked very nice and clean. (Tue, 2013-04-09 17:54)

A foodie... says:
We went during dinner, and were seated rather quickly, got drinks promptly, and had ample refills. Unfortunately, the only item that was up to par was the sushi, with a wide variety of different rolls and 2 chefs preparing. The other dishes were oddly cold, even though they were just put out... overall 3/5 because the sushi was THAT good, but i'd reccomend the Diamond House, China Buffet, or China Garden if you are looking for a good buffet... (Mon, 2013-04-08 13:44)

chinese food fan says:
Been there twice and maybe for last time. The service is terrible, act like they don't care if you are there or not. Food is pretty much bland and tasteless, some of it just plain weird tasting. Can't keep clean plates out for customers, kitchen staff stands by counters in the way of customers. It is the only chinese buffet I have been to that charges for hot tea. They have a decent selection of food but unfortunately there isn't much that tastes good enough to go back for. The other two buffets in Brainerd / Baxter are better. (Sat, 2013-04-06 19:19)

H. Wagoner says:
We went opening day with friends. They were busy but that is no excuse, they should have expected that. They need more help. We were finally seated but no one came with drinks or asked if we wanted to order. After 15 minutes I had to go get help. I went to buffet 4 times to get a shrimp dish and they were always out. Most all the buffet was out of food, people standing waiting. Saw 6 or 8 people waiting for plates, they were out of those also. Went again today, waited to be seated for about 5 minutes and they weren't even busy. We ordered hot tea and got one small cup each, no refill or teapot = cost $1 ea. Most all the food is bland tasting, no flavor or "zip". I have been to chinese buffet all over the U.S.A. - this one is average or maybe a little below on food quality and taste. Sadly lacking on hospitality or service. With two other buffet in Brainerd - Baxter - I doubt that we will go back and won't recommend it. (Sat, 2013-04-06 19:02)

Anonymous says:
Had the lunch buffet during thier grand opening and they were very busy so some food trays were empty which is understandable I guess but all the dinner plates were as though they were rinced off without washing them. All of them were greasy and some even had particles of food still on them. It was quite gross. Food was good if you could find a clean plate to put it on. If business continues to be busy after the grand opening they do need more staff. I will try it one more time in hopes things improve. (Sat, 2013-03-30 09:00)

Neela Jarrott says:
I just went there today with my best friend and wife because we wanted to try it out. We got seated and asked what we wanted to drink, they didn't have what I wanted so I was stuck with water. We got our plates and sat down-come to find out that my best friend, Megan was the only one who got a straw and she even said soda tasted off. I took a few bites of the teriyaki chicken which was grilled and did NOT taste like teriyaki at all, I always have mushrooms at any Chinese place I go to so I tried them-bland and nasty tasting. One by one every thing on the buffet tasted nasty. At that point we all were annoyed and still hadn't even been asked if everything was ok or if we needed refills. But we were still hungry so we thought we would at least try the dessert, how can you screw up that right?! WRONG! I tried a cream puff and the pudding, everything was just prepared horribly and tasted like crap and the customer service was horrible! It was not worth the money and should NOT even be called a restaurant! NEVER going back! (Fri, 2013-03-29 18:21)

Anonymous says:
Myself and my family went for dinner on grand opening. We waited over 15 minutes for someone to ask for what we wanted to drink. My opinion is there needs to be more staff. There is no crab legs in the buffet, witch is my favorate! There was at least 6 differant dishes at all times that were out each time either my husband or I went to the buffet. (Fri, 2013-03-29 11:56)

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