Top 10 Buffets in Tokyo From Sukiyaki to Desserts

Top 10 Buffets in Tokyo From Sukiyaki to Desserts

A-la-carte meals in Japan not enough for you to fill your stomach? Check out these buffet spreads in Japan that will surely leave you full and satisfied!

Do you often find yourself wanting to try a little bit of everything when you’re travelling? If so, buffets are the thing for you! Beyond the variety, buffets of Tokyo are also top-notch – just because it’s about the quantity doesn’t mean compromising on quality! Who says that buffets have to be expensive and an extravagant treat? Whether you intend to feast on these Japanese goodies with your family, or to chomp everything down on your own, these buffets are some of the best in town that you’d not want to miss! 

1. Rokkasen

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Located in Shinjuku, Rokkasen is known for its “shabu-shabu”, “yakiniku”, and “sukiyaki”, where you can cook them by yourselves just the way you like it. While the “shabu shabu” and “sukiyaki” are cooked in a broth, the “yakiniku” is grilled. 

Out of 7490 restaurants, Rokkasen is rated the best in Shinjuku, where you can get free-flow “shabu shabu” and “yakiniku” at only 7,700 yen! It is also commended for its free-flow grilled “yakiniku” course, where you can pair it with beer for the best combination! 

Address: Japan, 〒160-0023 Tokyo, Shinjuku City, Nishishinjuku, 1 Chome−3−1 新宿サンフラワービル
Opening hours: 11am to 5am daily

2. Jurin

Nestled within the Keio Plaza Hotel, Jurin opens early till late, serving a mix of Western and Asian cuisines. For 1,900 yen, you will be entitled to a breakfast buffet, whereas you can get a dessert buffet at 3,800 yen. 

The all-day dining at Jurin serves a diversity of a la carte dishes, course meals, and drinks at reasonable prices. You can definitely find a satisfying meal here at any time of the day, where you can dine in the restaurant’s warm ambience. The restaurant also has seasonal themes, so there is always something fresh every time you visit!   

Address: Japan, 〒160-8330 Tokyo, Shinjuku City, Nishishinjuku, 2 Chome−2−1 京王プラザホテル内
Opening hours: 5am to 12am daily

3. Nabezo

With 16 branches in Tokyo alone, it is no doubt why Nabezo is one of the most well-known restaurants in town that serves free-flow “shabu shabu” and “sukiyaki”. Despite having so many outlets around Tokyo, this restaurant does not compromise on quality and only uses top quality local beef and vegetables.

You can easily get a lunch set at 1,600 yen, and a dinner set for 2,600 yen. For its affordable prices, Nabezo makes a good deal compared to many other buffet restaurants in Tokyo! Have I also mentioned that no MSG or additives are used? 

Address: 6F Shibuya BEAM, 31-2 Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo
Opening hours:
Weekdays: 11.30am to 3pm for lunch and 5pm to 11pm for dinner
Weekends and Holidays: 11.30am to 11pm

4. Milan Nataraj

Conveniently located in the heart of Shibuya, Milan Nataraj is a vegetarian restaurant that serves authentic curries at affordable prices. You can easily get their lunch buffet at 1,080 yen where they offer four types of curry, homemade naan, salad, rice, and dessert. 

For the health-conscious, vegetarians, or for those looking for halal options, this restaurant will totally fit the bill. Using only the freshest homegrown vegetables, you will surely find something here that will suit your palate. 

Address: Japan, 〒150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Jinnan, 1 Chome−22−7 岩本ビル3F
Opening hours: Opens 11.30am to 11pm daily

5. French Kitchen

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Situated on the second floor of Grand Hyatt Tokyo, The French Kitchen does all-day dining serving classic bistro cuisine. Featuring an open kitchen concept with a bar and an outside terrace, it is perfect for you to enjoy the breeze while dining. 

They have a popular lunch buffet served on weekdays with a variety of seasonal items at only 3,900 yen per pax, while their dinner course starts from 5,800 yen per pax. On weekends and holidays, you can feast on some of your favourite breakfast and lunch food free-flow with your choice of champagne from only 6,200 yen! 

Located a stone’s throw away from Roppongi Station, what sounds better than an appetising spread of savoury and sweet treats on any day in Japan? 

Address: Japan, 〒106-0032 Tokyo, Minato City, Roppongi, 6 Chome−10−3 グランド ハイアット 東京2階
Opening hours: 6.30am to 9.30pm

6. Taiko Chaya

What’s visiting Japan without indulging in some of their fresh sashimi right? This 35-year-old restaurant serves free-flow maguro tuna, fatty salmon, and other seafood at the price of 1,300 yen for their lunch buffet. However, the catch is that diners only have 50 minutes to eat their fill!

Not to fret if you’re not into consuming raw food, Taiko Chaya also serves a range of seafood and cooked food that you can choose from. If you’d like, you can even create your own chirashi don with rice they provide. 

Address: Japan, 〒103-0002 Tokyo, Chuo City, Nihonbashibakurocho, 2 Chome−3−2 セントピアビル B1
Opening hours: Opens 11.30am-2pm, 5pm-11pm

7. Imperial Viking Buffet

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Known for being the first buffet restaurant in Japan, Imperial Viking Buffet has a wide range of variety for you to choose from, from classic buffet fare like roast beef and pastries to main meals. Their weekday dinner buffets go at 8,200 yen, and you will also get to enjoy your food with a good view while conversing with the friendly chefs! 

Address: Japan, 〒100-0011 Tokyo, Chiyoda City, Uchisaiwaicho, 1 Chome−1−1 帝国ホテル東京本館
Opening hours: Opens 7am to 9.30am, 11.30am to 2.30pm, 5.30pm to 9.30pm daily

8. Luxe Dining ‘HAPUNA’

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Luxe Dining ‘HAPUNA’ is a luxury restaurant situated inside one of the busiest hotels in the heart of Tokyo. Despite being in a hotel restaurant, it is also opened to the public to dine at, for delicious buffet meals at reasonable prices. Over here, their dinner buffets go at 6,000 yen per pax.

What sets Luxe Dining ‘HAPUNA’ apart from the other buffet-style meals is that they offer a far wider range of variety for you to choose from. These include luxurious dishes such as boiled crab and roast beef. Their desserts alone can amount up to more than 70 different kinds! Their variety is incredible and will leave you spoilt for choice. 

Address: 4 Chome-10-30 Takanawa, 港区 Tokyo 108-8611, Japan
Opening hours: Opens 6am to 10am, 11am to 3pm, 5.30pm to 10pm daily

9. Super Dining Rilassa

Known for the chef’s spirit of excellence to only use the best ingredients to prepare the buffet spread, Super Dining Rilassa is also good for its relaxing ambience. Also, what’s interesting about this place is that the buffet spread changes with the seasons, so you can even look forward to indulging in a nice hotpot during winter! 

Whether you’re going with a group or as a couple, this restaurant is an ideal place for you to hang out with your loved ones over good food. It is a reasonably priced restaurant that will cost you about 5,000 yen per pax. 

Address: Japan, 〒112-8562 Tokyo, Bunkyo City, Koraku, 1 Chome−3−61 東京ドームホテル 3F
Opening hours: Opens 6.30am to 10am, 11.30am to 3pm, 5pm to 9.30pm

10. Kainomi かいのみ

Located conveniently from JR Yotsuya Station via a short 2 minutes walk, Kainomi  かいのみ is nestled within Yotsuya, near Shinjuku. With a wide selection of over 100 different sakes, there are two types of free-flow sake buffets that you can choose from at reasonable prices. 

A 90-minutes course goes for 1,500 yen and you can be entitled to a free-flow course course at 2,500 yen. Moreover, besides the free-flow Sake that Japan is known to be good for, they also serve delectable Japanese bar food. Do try their sashimi  when you’re there!

Address: Japan, 〒160-0004 Tokyo, Shinjuku City, Yotsuya, 1 Chome−19-16 第一上野ビル2F
Opening hours: Opens 4pm to 11.30pm on Mondays to Saturdays, and 4pm to 10pm on Sundays

Japan is indeed known to be home to some of the best food you can find in Asia, and what’s even better are these buffet spreads that you get to indulge in that will make your money spent so worth it!

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Cheryl Tan
Cheryl Tan

The best memories are created through spontaneous adventures, hence Cheryl is always on-the-go to try new things and see where it takes her from there. On stay-home days, she enjoys reading lifestyle articles on topics such as skincare and travel itineraries with a hot cup of tea. Otherwise, she likes to visit museums, dance, and spend time with family and friends.


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