i was really excited when inez invited me to go on a road trip with her and her family to seattle back in february. it was my virgin trip there and i was filled with lots of enthusiasm. we were starving from all the traveling so we decided to head to tulalip casino resort to have a lunch buffet (eagle’s buffet). it was US$10.99 inclusive of tax.
we walked past the casinos smelling nothing but the smell of people smoking. i was pretty stunned that people are allowed to smoke in the casinos of america. right next to the casino however, was the eagles buffet dining area. thank god it doesn’t stink when we were there ! the interior is beautifully decorated with many eagles and small lighting, which suits the theme of the buffet. since it is a buffet, we had friendly chefs cutting meats and cooking mongolian bbq and pasta for us.
the savory food was not that bad. not sure if it was because i was famished though. there are a variety of food ranging from dim sum, western breakfast, meats, pastas, fishes and mongolian bbq. i really have no idea what’s the huge rave about this place because the food is just average. i cannot even afford to describe how each food taste like because it is just decent but what do you expect for a buffet costing less than CAN$10.99 ?
the desserts, on the other hand, is too sweet to be true. even me, a dessert fanatic cannot tolerate the high glucose content in every single dessert i took. i’m a person who likes to try all kinds of dessert but i did not manage to finish up any dessert i took. even the ice-cream was too saccharine. i’m greatly disappointed.
my overall ratings are as follows:
ambiance: 7/10 (nice interior design but the smoke from the casino nearby can cause damaging effects to our health)
service: 6.5/10 (friendly chefs and fine waitresses who clear our plates)
food (taste & appearance): 4.5/10 (average savory food, awful desserts)
value: 6/10 (cheap; food high in quantity, not quality)
in conclusion, this buffet is for you if 1) you are starving 2) you can hold your hunger until you reach downtown seattle 3) you find the food at the nearby foodcourt dreading and not value for money
more seattle entries in time to come ^^