We got there around lunch time and it was packed, well practically a madhouse, it’s a good thing we didn’t wait long for a table because a lot of people were taking out instead of sitting in the restaurant. We were ushered to our teeny little table and within a few minutes the waiter told us to go ahead with the buffet so off we went to ATTACK! … heh heh. The wide spread buffet had choices ranging from stewed and roasted meat (beef, pork, chicken & goat), vegetables, salad and dessert. Most of the foods were mislabeled so you’d have to play the guessing game and figure out some of the items. The food was tasty, meats were tender, I liked the roasted pork, fried fish and beef tripe soup the best.
The service staffs were ok except for one of the waitresses who thinks she is ‘Miss Thang’, she wasn’t happy with us because we took pictures of the buffet spread and also we took our time to eat slowly, she was always glaring at us so much that I thought her eyeballs were going to spit fire … hahaha. We just happily continued to stuff our faces; I bet that made her even angrier but who cares … muahaha!
We enjoyed the food and our bellies were happy. Do take note that when you ask for water, they will tell you only bottled ones will be served meaning you have to pay. They also added the 15% service charge to you bill. The meal was overall cheap and good. If you want to sit in to eat, try to avoid the lunch crowd.
International Food House Restaurant & Buffet
240 W 35th St
New York, NY, 10079