BEST RESTAURANT FOR GLUTTONS Minneapolis 2006 - New King's Buffet
New King's Buffet is conveniently located next to a tire shop; if your wheels collapse after your visit to the all-you-can-eat explosion of food, you'll have immediate, convenient recourse. Equally packed at noon on a weekday or at 7:00 p.m. on a Saturday night, New King's swarms with gluttons and gluttons-in-training (three-, four-, and five-year olds are all charged different prices). Four giant islands of food glisten under the bright, fluorescent lights, and if the main events of crab, squid, and authentic Hong Kong chow doesn't interest you, please know that half an island consists entirely of things that are fried: fried dumplings, fried dough, fried onion rings, and trays of other crispy, tan treats. Sometimes it seems like the only greens on hand are string beans in a tasty, oily sauce, and the "salad bar" admittedly consists of iceberg lettuce, Jell-O, and fruit in various creams and/or syrups. But at $6.95 for lunch and $10.55 for dinner for adults, and pro-rated prices for kids, this is a frugal glutton's paradise. Ten-year-olds, hurry up and chow down! The price goes up the moment you turn eleven.