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Splendid China Buffet, 7461 Two Notch Road: September 2011   12 comments

Posted at 11:16 pm in restaurants

I've written about this building before in a closing for D'Lites / Miami Sub Grill. Splendid China Buffet has occupied the space since then, and seems to do a good business. The door sign is a little vague about what is going on. Certainly the construction is happening (and seems quite thorough..), and I don't doubt that something with the same ownership will open here again, but it's not clear it will still be Splendid China -- It looks more like a total refit.

BTW, does anyone have the definitive name for the sidestreet between Splendid China and Lowes? I've see that I've used both "Firelane Road" and "Fire Lane Drive" in the past. Google Maps seems to think "Fire Lane Road", Mapquest goes with "Firelane Road", and I'm sure I got the "Fire Lane Drive" from some source..

UPDATE 17 October 2011 -- Wow! There's *remodeling* and then there's this:

(also added a night picture of the place still operating at top)

UPDATE 16 July 2012 -- It pains my sense of order to stick this update in the middle of the post, and above the 1 February 2012 update, but I have run across these pictures on my drive that predate the pictures in that update. (They are from 27 December 2011):

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UPDATE 1 February 2012: Took the temporary? notation off the post title. At this point it is clear that Splendid China is not coming back, but that instead the place will now be known as Jasmine Buffett as these two poorly composed drive-by shots show. Presumably with that name it will still be an Asian buffet:

UPDATE 16 April 2012 -- Jasmine looks pretty close to completion:

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UPDATE 15 May 2012 -- Jasmine Buffet is up and running:

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Written by ted on September 25th, 2011

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  1. I bet with the "temporary" closing of this place, cats in the area are breathing a sigh of relief.

    michael

    25 Sep 11 at 11:36 pm

  2. Oringinall this was a D'Lights and then a Steve's Deli. Of course for years it was the site of a truck stop.

    Tom

    26 Sep 11 at 12:25 pm

  3. I don't know what the county records say, but the USPS has the road listed as "Firelane Rd."

    badger

    26 Sep 11 at 1:32 pm

  4. Any news on an opening date?

    Marilee

    10 Apr 12 at 10:30 am

  5. I have been meaning to get new pictures. Work appears to be nearly complete, so I would expect soon, but I have seen no official "coming soon" signs there..

    ted

    10 Apr 12 at 10:37 pm

  6. Where can i apply?

    yolanda

    16 Apr 12 at 7:39 pm

  7. Yolanda, your best bet is to keep an eye out for signage indicating they're hiring as construction progresses

    Andrew

    16 Apr 12 at 11:44 pm

  8. Theres no phone number to the place to make reservations ahead of time

    Diamond

    21 May 12 at 11:15 am

  9. came to jasmines buffet totally awsome much better service

    Jaquis derrick

    23 May 12 at 1:14 pm

  10. I always find it odd that when places undergo a total remodel, they don't remove all of the old furnishings (tables, chairs, steam tables, counters, etc.).

    Anyway, Splendid China was always pretty good, we've been going there for 10+ years, but the building looked like crap. The new Jasmine Buffet looks beautiful, and the food is pretty good. I'm glad for the remodel/reopening.

    Amanda F.

    31 May 12 at 3:11 pm

  11. This is the best Chinese in town. Great food nice people and good price.

    William

    17 Mar 13 at 11:22 am

  12. I seem to remember being taken there as a child back in the early 90s, and in the childrens play area there were dinosaurs painted on the wall. Anyone know if this was when they were Miami Subs or was it some other name?

    JR

    13 Nov 13 at 12:00 pm

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