Buffet dinner in Bay Area.
Does anyone know of a place that surves buffet dinner? my husband likes buffet style but not Sunday Brunch. It can be simple like Golden Corral (closest one is Sacramento or Tracy) or fancy or something in between and that is what he wants for his birthday.
We live in San Bruno and would be willing to travel an hour to 2 hours. San Jose, Livermore or the East Bay. would be great. Thanks Brenda
If you go late enough on Sunday, Souls Restaurant in Oakland has a Sunday dinner buffet (I think they switch if from brunch to dinner around 2 p.m. or so). It's your full spread of Southern meats and veggies. It's okay quality for what it is - definitely not like you find in the actual South, but better than Golden Corral, that's for sure. The place is sparkling clean and has its own secured private lot.
If Golden Corral is acceptable, Kome in Daly City is an option. It is Asian buffet, so a crazy mix of hot Chinese food, raw Japanese sushi/sashimi, and also raw/cooked seafood. Not much steak though. Birthday boy can eat free too. It is economical, don't expect top quality, but the restaurant is so busy I'm sure they are fresh.
Along the lines of Kome, there's also Moonstar Buffet in Daly City. Never been there for dinner, but I thought their lunch was pretty good, particularly for an Asian buffet. I hear it gets really crowded at night though, so you might have to suffer lots of elbowing from other diners.
383 Gellert Blvd, Daly City, CA 94015
If your husband is a serious meat eater, you might consider a Brazilian steakhouse in San Francisco or San Mateo called Espetus. (I've only been to the one in San Francisco.)
It's not exactly a buffet dinner but a large buffet salad bar and all-you-can-eat meats. I found the meats to be quite decent, but as always, the value of an all-you-can-eat dinner depends a lot on your appetite. Don't know if that's the kind of place you'd be looking for, but I thought I'd mention it as a suggestion.