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New City Buffet now open on Ryan’s Road

WORTHINGTON -- The name New City Buffet is appropriate considering the family that opened the new Asian cuisine restaurant in Worthington. The Asian and sushi buffet at 1151 Ryan's Road has brought a family once dispersed across the country toget...

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Tina Ye, one of the owners of New City Buffet, stands Tuesday in the new Worthington restaurant. (Tim Middagh/The Globe)

WORTHINGTON - The name New City Buffet is appropriate considering the family that opened the new Asian cuisine restaurant in Worthington.

The Asian and sushi buffet at 1151 Ryan’s Road has brought a family once dispersed across the country together here in southwest Minnesota.

 

“We all wanted to work together,” said one of New City Buffet’s owners Tina Ye, with translation assistance from niece Li Chen.

 

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The family has kept busy replenishing the buffet, as it has seen many customers since opening July 1.

 

“It has been very busy,” Chen said for her aunt.

 

The payoff has been rewarding, receiving many positive remarks from first-time customers.

“A lot of customers love our food,” Chen said.

 

An assortment of fresh food is brought to the buffet from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday at Saturday. More options are available by ordering from the menu. Dine-in and carry-out options are available.

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The busyness associated with opening a new restaurant began well before its doors opened in July.

 

Ye and her husband, Michael Weng, moved to the community in April. The couple, which most recently lived in Iowa, decided to make Worthington their new home after first setting their eyes on Lake Okabena.

 

“We love that lake and there are always a lot of people fishing,” Ye said.

 

After Ye and Weng identified Worthington as the location for the family venture, they were joined by other family members living in New York and Oklahoma.

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“It is fun to work together,” Ye said.

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