Su Yi Ge

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Right side of International Convention Centre, Xinyi Rd, Guilin, China

Serves animal ingredients, vegan options available. 素藝閣, at 桂林信義路榕湖飯店正門國際會議中心右側, is a Chinese buffet restaurant marketed as lacto ovo vegetarian. Most food is vegetarian, however manager states the pre-packaged ice cream sold is not verified as vegetarian and cannot be confirmed. Clinical staff (some have walkie talkies). Access via main entrance of Ronghu Lake Hotel. Open Mon-Sun 11:30am-2:00pm, 5:30pm-9:00pm.

Categories: Lacto, Ovo, Chinese, Buffet, Non-veg

3 Reviews

First Review by Stevie

Only OK considering venue and price - Edit

At here in late September 2017 as a change from the excellent Nengren temple.

Go in through the main gate of the hotel/convention centre from Ronghu Nanlu and walk diagonally to your right. The restaurant will then be on your left at the side of the main convention hall.

The buffet is quite different from that at Nengren temple. The cooked foods are served in small dishes which sit on top of steam/hot water baths but these aren’t very effective at keeping the food really hot. Having it already served in small dishes means one can’t take as little as one wants to (e.g. to try something one is unfamiliar with). Moderate variety of foods of good quality. The biscuits and cakes all seem to contain eggs.

Setting /décor is a bit more upmarket than Nengren but at 48CNY per person, a $$ seems fair. Overall, for us it doesn’t match Nengren.

Pros: Food good, A bit quieter than Nengren

Cons: Food being served in small dishes , Cakes and biscuits being non-vegan

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Excellent upmarket buffet - Edit

I think the previous 1 star rating is extremely harsh. Yes, it's an unfortunate oversight if the ice creams aren't pure vegan, but nobody comes to a Chinese buffet like this for a magnum. I don't think it should detract from what is an excellent buffet - one of the best I've been to in China.

None of the staff speak English but at reception there's an English information/instruction sheet and once in the buffet it's pretty self explanatory. At 48rmb it's about twice the average Chinese veg buffet, but definitely worth it in my view.

Tons of choice, I think you could eat a few times and still not try everything. Also a very wide range of dessert choices (much more than the typical buffet) and a few juices and water. Didn't see any soya milk but could have missed it.

I arrived just as dinner started at 5.30 so not sure how crowded it gets, but you have your own booth with a view of the river if by a window.

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Su Yi Ge, Guilin - Edit

My Mandarin speaking co-diner asked the manager about the stock of pre-packaged ice cream this place sells (there's a freezer of approx 8 different kinds of such ice cream). The manager said that they don't screen the ice cream to ensure that it is a vegetarian product.

In the buffet they use egg and dairy.

Updated from previous review on 2017-04-18

Cons: Management don't screen all products as vegetarian

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