The old Fuddrucker's location at 8725 Metcalf, last occupied by the short-lived Royal Buffet (it lasted about five months), is getting a new tenant: another Asian buffet! According to the hand-lettered signs taped to the window of the venue, the "grand opening" of the new Pacific Buffet will be this Wednesday. The new restaurant will serve sushi, steaks and grilled items.
The Royal Buffet had similar ambitions, serving sushi, grilled steaks, Italian (including three different versions of spaghetti), fried chicken, and the usual Chinese-American dishes, like General Tso's chicken. Metcalf Avenue is already home to the China Star Super Buffet at 94th Street and the Joy Wok at 119th Street.