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princedante Jan 20, 2010 12:53 AM

Can anyone recommend a buffet in Los Angeles? Westside is a plus!

  1. maxzook Feb 10, 2010 10:24 AM

    There are probably great buffets closer to you than this, but the Cafe Sierra at the Universal City Hilton has buffets (breakfast 7 days, lunch Mon-Fri, dinner Fri-Sun), and is justifiably renowned for their seafood-and-prime-rib dinner layout.

    Much better than the usual buffet fare (avoid Hometown Buffet at all costs). Not especially cheap, but that goes with the territory.

    Cafe Sierra at Hilton Universal City
    555 Universal Terrace Parkway, Universal City, CA 91608-1001

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    1. re: princedante
      flylice2x Feb 23, 2010 01:56 AM

      If you don't mind driving, try CHOMP in Fullerton..

    2. Servorg Jan 20, 2010 05:19 AM

      You don't say whether this is for Sunday or not, but assuming it is then the best west side AYCE buffet is at the Four Seasons on Doheny in Beverly Hills. Take your high limit credit card.

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      1. re: Servorg
        princedante Feb 10, 2010 09:32 AM

        I will definitely try AYCE. Thanks!

        1. re: princedante
          Jennalynn Feb 10, 2010 10:38 AM


          AYCE isn't the name. It stands for All You Can Eat.

          1. re: Jennalynn
            Bria Silbert Feb 10, 2010 11:12 AM

            Union Buffet is an all you can eat Asian (mostly) buffet on Wilshire and Granville in West L.A.

            1. re: Bria Silbert
              princedante Feb 22, 2010 09:46 PM

              I've tried Union Buffet on Wilshire Blvd and did not like it. I've reviewed them on Yelp.

        2. re: Servorg
          New Trial Feb 11, 2010 12:41 AM

          Not sure if that option is currently available--the Gardens Restaurant is no more and is in the process of reopening as Culina (a high-end Italian concept with a live crudo bar)--Open Table shows reservations not being accepted there until March.

          1. re: New Trial
            Servorg Feb 11, 2010 04:47 AM

            They are still offering their Sunday buffet AYCE brunch. They are doing it partly in the lounge area and mostly in their "Weatherly" room.

            1. re: Servorg
              New Trial Feb 11, 2010 12:19 PM

              Good to know. Thank you.

          2. re: Servorg
            misseatalot Feb 23, 2010 02:18 AM

            Second the Four Seasons. They had a donut fryer on the dessert table when we went a few weeks ago and their fresh donuts beat Krispy Kreme's anytime. Don't ignore or feel bad for eating at the kids' table, it has some tasty mac and cheese. Also the celebrity citing is almost a sure thing and worth the price of admission. When we went we saw Timbaland, Ice-T and CoCo (Ice-T's wife, not Conan O'Brien).

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