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Current Vegas buffet to rave about?

iclee Apr 4, 2010 06:08 AM

It's been 3 years since I've been to Vegas. My first time to bring hubby to the city that never sleeps so I want the experience to be very good.

Where do you suggest we head off for excellent buffet?

Thanks.

  1. shamu613 Apr 5, 2010 04:12 AM

    I would rethink that whole Las Vegas never sleeps myth. Pretty much every buffet closes by 9:00PM.

    The only thing open 24/7 in Las Vegas are bars and slot machines.

    1. monku Apr 5, 2010 05:39 AM

      My top picks would be the buffets at the Wynn or Bellagio.

      1. monku Apr 5, 2010 05:45 AM

        The "locals" top buffet seems to be the Studio B buffet at the M Resort in Henderson.
        http://www.themresort.com/dining/stud...

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          selfportrait93 Apr 5, 2010 08:39 AM

          Was just at Studio B's Easter buffet last night. One of the employees said that they were just voted Best Buffet in Las Vegas.
          It was packed. Went to line up at 6pm, got seated after 7pm..
          I'd say the food quality and variety were outstanding. There were a lot of seafood choices. AYCD Beer (draft on tap) & wine(chardonnay, white zinfandel and another that I don't remember) are included in the adult price of about $30. What stood out for me were the Paella, braised Angus short ribs and seafood bouillabaisse.
          Would I go back? Yes, but not with a kids. Kids are $23 and all they eat are mac & cheese, pizza & ice cream.

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          1. re: selfportrait93
            monku Apr 5, 2010 02:17 PM

            Doesn't surprise me that Studio B get's the "Best Buffet in LV" award. They probably get a lot of votes because many locals who go there get two for one or free buffet offers all the time, that's one reason it's alway crowded. We went Christmas eve just before the price hike when it was $26 and we waited two hours to eat. My aunt said she and many locals had two for one specials that were to expire that night.

            I admit they do a great job and it is right up there, but falls short in my book against the Wynn and Bellagio on two items. Studio B serves snow crab legs (opilio) and the Wynn and Bellagio serve Alaskan king crab legs. The boiled shrimp at Studio B are about half the size of the shrimp they serve at the Wynn and Bellagio. I think the dessert offerings at the Wynn and Bellagio are more creative and tasty.

            Outside those points I'm a fan of Studio B and put it right behind the Wynn and Bellagio buffets. You can't beat the free beer and wine and their draft root beer is fantastic and the all you can drink espresso and cappucino bar puts a nice finish on things too.

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            pvcinlv Apr 8, 2010 12:15 PM

            An excllent buffet is at the Green Valley Ranch, with lovely atmosphere as well. If your husband likes crab legs, this is the place...all you can eat, and so excellent when you have the chef heat them and stir them with seasonings...enjoy!

            1. iclee Apr 10, 2010 12:30 AM

              Thanks to all who took time to provide inputs. Yup, am aware of the buffet close time. Will google the places you suggested so please keep them coming.

              Wow! Am the fan of seafood (crab legs and tuna sashimi, my fave).

              1. elvisahmed Apr 11, 2010 11:53 AM

                I tried the Buffet at Wynn the last time and found it reasonable (am not a big buffet fan) but for something off beat give Texas De Brazil (way south on the strip next to the whole foods) which is kind of a good meat buffet :) and Makino Seafood & Sushi Buffet in the Premium Outlets (good value). Texas De Brazil is good for carnivores like me and the Makino is good value in my Opinion.

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                Makino Restaurant
                3965 S Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89103

                Texas De Brazil
                6533 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89119

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                  Rick Apr 11, 2010 06:13 PM

                  I really like Makino and Wynn.

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                  Makino Restaurant
                  7975 W Sahara Ave Ste 104, Las Vegas, NV 89117

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                    monku Jun 26, 2010 10:47 AM

                    Makino people were the originators of Todai till they sold out, but I think Makino is a step above Todai.

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                    Makino Restaurant
                    3965 S Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89103

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                    Rick Jun 26, 2010 08:09 AM

                    I haven't been to Vegas in a few years, but I always go to Wynn buffet for breakfast and Makino or Todai for sushi. Hit the sushi buffets for lunch, less expensive, and nearly the same offerings compared to dinner.

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                    Makino Restaurant
                    7975 W Sahara Ave Ste 104, Las Vegas, NV 89117

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                    kel Jun 24, 2010 02:20 PM

                    One not outstanding: Aria's

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                      Philber Jun 26, 2010 10:18 AM

                      Before you try Studio B I would suggest you read the review from about a week ago (link at bottom of this thread). Based solely on my one visit to Studio B I would suggest either Wynn or Bellagio. If you do elect to go to Studio B you should consider the seafood buffet as it sounds better than the buffet offered during the week.

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                      Bellagio
                      3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

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