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Jun 1, 2010 06:34 PM

All I Can Eat

What's the best buffet or All-you-can-eat place in LA? Just looking for a new, interesting place where my friends and I can gorge ourselves but where the food isn't horrible. We've done Fogo de Chao and a couple other Brazilian BBQ places. Any ideas?

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  1. If cost is not an object then the Sunday buffet brunch at the Four Seasons on Doheny in Beverly Hills.

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    1. re: Servorg

      Hi Servorg,

      Do you know how much that runs? Thanks.

      1. re: exilekiss

        I am pretty sure it's $65 pp, plus tax and tip.

    2. It's not LA, but the best buffet in San Diego is at the Valley View Casino. Every night at 4:00 they have a seafood buffet with Maine lobster, Alaskan king crab leg, oysters, shrimp, sushi, prime rib etc...
      Sign up for a Players Club card and they give you the seafood buffet free. No strings attached.
      2 hour drive but it's worthwhile checking out.

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      1. re: monku

        i have been there a few times and love their buffet. none of it tastes like "buffet food."

        they make a roasted beet salad that blows my socks off.

        1. re: monku

          Monku, thanks for the tip on the buffet at the Valley View Casino. I've been dreaming about AYCE Lobster.

          1. re: Norm Man

            The Maine lobster is the attraction, but I think they over-cook them.
            What I do is take a plate full of Alaskan king crab legs to the Asian cooking station and the guy will stir fry them with this sweet chili garlic sauce...that's the ticket for me.

        2. For a big, cheap-ish lunch buffet, the Middle Eastern feast at Wahib's on Main St. in Alhambra is actually pretty good. You won't confuse it with the best Lebanese meal of your life, but compared to most of the steam-table dreck out there it's a solid option.

          1. Go to an Indian brunch buffet out in Little India (Artesia). I like The India Restaurant, which serves meat. Lots of people like Woodlands, which is vegetarian. If you can't make it out to Artesia, there are decent Indian buffets on the westside. Shershah in marina del rey has a nice Indian buffet brunch. Best I've had outside of Artesia is Red Fort in Torrance, but that may be too far for you. Also, a couple of times I've gone to Red Fort only to find that they are closed for a private party, so definitely call before you go.

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            1. re: Nicole

              Second The India Restaurant buffet. It's my favorite.

              It's too bad that I live in Van Nuys.

              1. re: Nicole

                third the india restaurant, good food there.
                respectfully disagree with the shershah recommendation. the place is near my house, and, because of it's convenience, i so WANT their food to be good. it isn't bad, mind you, but not good either. to my palate, it is very rich and not very flavorful.

                  1. re: westsidegal

                    I should have been clearer about Shershah...I meant to classify it as "decent." If you must stay on the westside I think it's a reasonable option for Indian buffet...but there are a lot of other places I'd rather go.

                  2. re: Nicole

                    I think Red Fort in Torrance went out of business. I found their food way too salty... almost like the place was owned by Morton's Salt Company... and the dishes were like chicken curry salt... salt samosas... etc.

                  3. Happy Family in Monterey Park.