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FOODS Restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Cuisine BuffetAsianWestern
Meals Served BreakfastLunchDinner
Delivery No
Take-Out No
Outdoor Seating Yes
English Communication Yes
English Menus Yes
Parking Garage


Address Ritz Carlton Hotel 3 Xing An Road
City Guangzhou
Province Guangdong
Postal Code 510632

Contact Info

Phone Number (86 20) 3813 6688
Fax (86 20) 3813 6666

Good to very good Western/Asian buffet featuring six cooking stations, freshly baked breads, and an unparalleled dessert bar with excellent service.

Ritz-Carlton's website describes FOODS as the "reincarnation of New York's original brasserie... in an urban, rustic setting."  While several entrees pale in comparison to the restaurant's memorable dessert bar, the offerings are far better than average although, at a price of 400 yuan per person, the question of value remains open.

Editor review

Very Good Buffet with a Price to Match

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Reviewed by Dr. Greg
May 30, 2010
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Last updated: May 30, 2010
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Buffet restaurants in China have a very poor price-to-quality/variety ratio when compared to their counterparts in the States. Typically, one can find better quality food with more choices at half the price back home. Having just written that, the FOODS buffet restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Guangzhou offers one of the best values in town--by China standards that is.

We recently visited the FOODS restaurant on two separate occasions: The first time was in April 2010 on their Sunday "Seafood Night" and about a month later on their Thursday "America to Asia Night."

I would describe the various food offerings as ranging in quality from good to very good, although the various cuts of meats on Thursday night were a little disappointing: clearly domestic, not imported, beef and lamb.

The dessert bar rates as the best of its kind I have ever seen or tasted anywhere and earns the restaurant an extra star on the food rating. The premium ice cream (including coconut ice cream) is so creamy it tastes and handles more like a custard than ice cream and it's served alongside several high-quality and familiar toppings. The pastries are indescribably delicious. Try their freshly baked apple crumb cake with vanilla sauce, the thick and moist fudge brownie, or the tiramisu that will melt in your mouth.

Service is top-rate and everyone--from the chefs to the host and wait staff--is pleasant and highly attentive.

As buffets in China go, with the understanding that you are paying extra to cover increased overhead owing to a relatively higher percentage of wasted food that Chinese diners are famous for--the FOODS restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton is among the best.


Good Points Average to very good food offerings with enough variety to please diners of all tastes and preferences. The quality and presentation of the desserts are probably the best I've ever tasted and seen anywhere. Wait staff will keep your water glass full without needing to be asked. Coffee and tea are included.
Bad Points Western foods aren't quite what they should be. Meats are clearly domestic, not imported, and you can taste the difference. At close to $60.00 per person, I would expect better quality cuts of meats and Western entrees.
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