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Jan 27, 2009 11:42 PM

Best AYCE (under 35 USD per person), any type of food, in WLA

Unusual request here - best AYCE place, any type of food is fine (sushi, korean, seafood, meat, you name it), for up to 35 USD per person, and in WLA (proximity to UCLA is a plus).


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    1. re: Servorg

      Either lunch or dinner is fine. Weekends strongly preferred.

      1. re: D Hound

        for weekday lunch, on pico near westwood blvd, i'd recommend jaipur indian restaurant.
        the food is served buffet style. as i recall, under $10/pp.

        1. re: westsidegal

          Second on Jaipur

          Jaipur Cuisine of India
          10916 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

    2. this isn't in wla, but only about a 15 min drive. the gyu kaku at the topanga mall has a great all you can eat deal for $30. it's tasty as well, so might be worth the trek.

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      1. re: Alice

        I haven't tried the Gyu Kaku AYCE special, but if they all have it then the one in West LA on Pico would fit the bill.

        10925 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

        1. re: Servorg

          The West LA location does not have any AYCE specials.

      2. Nawab of India on wilshire - Weekday lunch buffet for 10.95 on weekends the champagne brunch is 14.95

        Fogo de Chao on La Cienaga

        in case you wander over to fairfax, there's Chao Krung

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        1. re: Emme

          fogo de chao exceeds D Hound's budget.

          1. re: westsidegal

            Fogo's lunch price will meet the budget.

            1. re: Servorg

              brasa is a great ayce and for around $15 p/p bring your own wine at no corkage too.. brazilian BBQ and tons of food of good quality.. I think dinner is $5 more.. link attached and close to UCLA

              Brasa Brasil Grill
              10022 Venice Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

              1. re: Foodandwine

                corkage is $5 at brasa.

                quality is seriously pales in comparison to fogo. but i go to brasa because it is a good bang for the buck!

                1. re: Foodandwine

                  i've been meaning to try this.
                  thanks for the rec.

                2. re: Servorg

                  thanks servorg, i didn't know that.

                  1. re: westsidegal

                    i think it barely makes 35 per person for lunch at fogo, dinner is more like $56 or $62, and none arivves with any sodas, coffee, tea, and of course also no desserts.

                    but who knows if you have a big enough crowd for AYCE dinner, maybe Fogo would cut you a deal. anyhow, it's probably my only and favorite all you can eat joint in town.

                3. re: Emme

                  Fogo de Chao is only open for lunch on weekdays, and the OP prefers weekends.

                4. I'd fork over the extra $5 and go to the Universal Hilton Chinese Buffet, served on weekends.

                  1. Jaipur is a great deal I think it's $9 or less for lunch. The quality of the food is great and service is also.

                    Someone mentioned the Gyu Kaku at the Topanga Mall is a 15 min drive from West L.A ..but it's a bit more like 30+ minutes.

                    Their AYCE is great though and a good value for what you get...although they keep changing things a bit.

                    The cheapest AYCE there used to be $21 I believe..but now they've raised it to $30. This also includes sushi, salads,soups ,apps,etc. But it's still considerably more than $21..
                    I guess it's not too bad though for what you get.