So, you want to stuff your face with delicious restaurant caliber food but you don't want to pay much for it. Well, an all-you-can-eat buffet is probably a good choice. We attempt a rating of all of the local all-you-can-eat establishments below. Please, add your own ratings and update the average rating.

In case it isn't obvious, "AYCE" means "All You Can Eat". Not all buffets are — although sometimes people assume they are — so note if they are or are not. Also, not every All You Can Eat meal is a buffet — some are served by waiters (a buffet means guests serve themselves). The rule is that if you are served, you are expected to give them a tip. If you serve yourself (buffet), you are not expected to leave a tip. Some people disagree and say you need to tip $1/person... but what service are you tipping for, anyway?

  1. All-You-Can-Eat Buffets
    1. Sushi
    2. Chinese
    3. Indian and Nepalese
    4. Pizza
    5. Other
  2. Rating Criteria

All-You-Can-Eat Buffets

Rating scale: integers 1 to 9 (so that 5 is center)



Indian and Nepalese



Rating Criteria

Average rating is all the ratings under a given restaurant added together and then divided by the number of ratings. This should be edited when someone adds a new rating. This gives a good sense of how people like the restaurant on average.

My ratings refer solely to food quality and taste. They do not reflect the color of the walls, the folds of the napkins, etc. I have evaluated each of these places in a four week period in early 2005 (January-February) with at least two days between each.

After evaluating each of these places, the biggest differentiator (for the Chinese restaurants) turned out to be the potstickers. I found them to be the "indicator species", in other words, the item which reflected the overall food quality in an amplified way.SteveDavison


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2005-06-15 18:27:17   Mmmmm. Potstickers. Damn, that sounds good right now. —MichaelGiardina

2006-05-30 09:09:12   Note: Kabul's lunch buffet may be discontinued. —AlexPomeranz

2006-11-08 21:23:21   I was disapointed with Nobu's buffet. not authentic at all and the buffet menu was small. Fuji is a bit more authentic and you have alot more to choose from. remember this is buffet quality sushi.. not authentic best quality sushi —AnnThiNguyen

Having a table with the time period that the buffets last for would be awesome

2007-11-18 11:22:36   I really loved Kathmandu and Raja's Buffet. Kathmandu has more selection, but the owner is A LOT friendlier at Raja's!! —ArianeMetz

2008-06-03 10:08:23   Has anybody been to the new Davis Sushi Buffet on 2nd near F? It just opened and I have not heard anything about it. —JCrummett

2009-07-10 23:23:23   i've tried Strings Italian Cafe (AYCE) and based solely on food, i think Cold Stone Creamery next door is a better dinner option. —BD

2011-04-05 11:49:03   Your introductory rant about tips makes you sound pretty cheap. Hosts, cooking and cleaning staff may also receive portions of tips. That is why there are places for you to tip at all restaurants...if you really have a problem giving an extra dollar, you shouldn't be eating out in the first place. Next time you go to Subway, or Dos Coyotes, or Hometown, look down at the cup in front of you. People tip all the time without being waited on and so should you! —GreezySweezy

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