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Best buffets and all-you-can-eat deals for a Tokyo feast

Eat your way through these unlimited lunch and dinner deals and buffets at some of Tokyo's best hotels and restaurants

Youka Nagase
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Youka Nagase
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Tokyoites are always on the lookout for a bargain for their bellies. Restaurants and hotels in the city often lay out lavish all-you-can-eat buffets serving anywhere from 20 to 100 different dishes. And it’s not all cheap fillers, either. You’ll often find premium cuts of wagyu beef, locally caught seafood and regional Japanese cuisine that's otherwise hard to come by in Tokyo. If you're lucky, there'll be a smorgasbord of dainty desserts, too. Meanwhile, more and more restaurants are enticing eager eaters with all-you-can-eat deals on certain days for premium sushi, oysters and more.

Whether it's a full buffet or just a discount deal, most of these offers have switched to table service instead of a self-serve system during the pandemic. No need to worry, though, it’s more relaxing this way, and yes, it’s still all-you-can-eat. 

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Buffets

Courtyard by Marriott Tokyo Ginza Hotel
Photo: Marriott Tokyo Ginza Hotel

Courtyard by Marriott Tokyo Ginza Hotel

This New York-inspired restaurant at Courtyard by Marriott Tokyo Ginza Hotel serves buffet all day long. The breakfast buffet (¥3,200) includes Western classics like cereals, croissant, eggs, fruit and salads while the lunch buffet (weekdays ¥4,800, weekends ¥5,200) offers a wide selection of meats from grilled steak to rotisserie chicken, and accompanied by veggies, charcuterie platter and desserts.

Dinner (weekdays ¥7,200, weekends ¥7,600), on the other hand, brings out a fancier line-up of dishes including locally sourced roast beef and seafood, plus a range of Asian favourites like tempura and sushi. There’s also a section where you can customise a bowl of noodles to your liking.

Where: NY Grill & Buffet Fiore, Courtyard by Mariott Tokyo Ginza Hotel
When: Breakfast 6.30am-10.30pm, lunch 11.30am-3pm, dinner 5pm-8pm (dinner is temporarily suspended)
How much: Breakfast ¥3,200, children ¥1,600; Weekday lunch ¥4,800, weekend lunch ¥5,200, children ¥2,400; Weekday dinner ¥7,200, weekend dinner ¥7,600, children ¥4,200

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  • Ariake

Restaurant Grande Ale is serving a buffet filled with Japan’s favourite autumn ingredients. For starters, we recommend going for the spice marinated mackerel, seafood ceviche and taro root with sesame sauce. Then move onto main dishes like pumpkin and mushroom pasta, oxtail beef noodles or the takikomi gohan rice seasoned with dashi and soy sauce and mixed with seasonal fish. Then finish off with some hearty chestnut and pumpkin desserts, including a metre-long chestnut roll cake that will be on offer during lunch.

Throughout October, the buffet foods will be Halloween-themed, so expect some spooky surprises.

Where: Grande Ale, Villa Fontaine Ariake
When: September 9-November 30; Breakfast 6am-10am, lunch 11.30am-2pm, dinner 5pm-10pm
How much: Breakfast and lunch ¥2,500, children ¥1,250; Sun-Thu & hols dinner ¥4,500, children ¥2,250; Fri, Sat & day before hols ¥5,500, children ¥2,750.

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Celebrate autumn with a buffet of delicious Italian food exclusively at three Salvatore Cuomo Bros locations in XEX venues around Tokyo. You can feast on pizza, pasta and antipasto featuring seasonal ingredients like mushrooms, cheese and chestnuts. Make sure you come hungry – the buffet includes unlimited cheesy risotto with black truffle shavings, matsutake mushroom pizza and even a decadent cheese fondue.

The Atago Green Hills venue has a superb view of the Tokyo Tower from the 42nd floor, while the Nihonbashi location overlooks the entire Tokyo Station.

Where: XEX Atago Green Hills, XEX Tokyo, XEX Nihonbashi
When: From September 13; XEX Atago Green Hills 11.30am-3pm (last orders 2pm); XEX Tokyo 11am-4pm (3pm); XEX Nihonbashi 11.30am-3.30pm (2pm)
How much: XEX Atago Green Hills ¥4,800; XEX Tokyo weekdays ¥3,800, weekends ¥4,500; XEX Nihonbashi ¥2,980

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  • Kyobashi

Enjoy a spread of 60 kinds of Japanese and Western dishes for breakfast at Mitsui Garden Hotel in Kyobashi. The Japanese food here focuses on meals from the Edo period (1603-1867) including fukagawa meshi (a rice bowl topped with clam and veggies) and stewed pork bones.For those feeling less adventurous, the Western dishes include classic breakfast foods like French toast and scrambled eggs.

Where: The Lounge, Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyobashi
When: 6.30am-10am (last orders 9.30am)
How much: ¥2,200

All-you-can-eat deals

  • Restaurants
  • Ochanomizu

Head over to Restaurant Aurora at Hotel Tokyo Garden Palace in Yushima to feast on an all-you-can-eat steak meal. You’ll be able to fill up on unlimited Australian sirloin steak for 90 minutes, served with a side of soup, salad and rice for just ¥4,500 (children ¥2,500). 

For an additional ¥1,100 (children ¥5,00) you can also get unlimited refills of soft drinks, or even add a nomihoudai (all-you-can-drink alcohol) deal for ¥1,500. 

This offer is available every day until August 31. After that, it’s only be available on weekends from September 1 2021 to March 27 2022. We recommend booking in advance on the website, so you won’t have to queue when you arrive.

Due to the state of emergency, alcohol service may be suspended when you visit, so check the website for the latest updates.

Where: HyLife Pork Table
When: Until September 30
How much: ¥4,500, children ¥2,500; ¥5,600 (¥3,000) including unlimited soft drinks; ¥6,000 including unlimited alcohol

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  • Minato Mirai

If you want to fill up on Japanese comfort food on a budget, Kushiyo in Yokohama offers an unlimited kushiage (deep fried skewer) buffet for ¥1,539 at lunch (¥1,979 on weekends) and ¥2,089 at dinner (¥2,199). You can get everything on a stick and deep-fried, from the standard chicken thigh, pork and shrimp to veggies like eggplant, eringi mushroom and red pepper. There’s even some unusual kushiage ingredients like mozzarella cheese, dumplings and even pizza.

You won’t get bored feasting on just kushiage for an entire meal because there are a dozen condiments to complement each bite. Start with a drizzle of the classic tonkatsu sauce and move on to the cajun salt or a refreshing ume plum sauce for a change. You’ll also have access to unlimited side dishes like salads, rice, soup, pickles and curry, plus a selection of desserts to end your meal on a sweet note.

Looking for more variety? With an additional ¥500 you can upgrade your meal with an all-you-can-eat sushi. Or, if you’re a really big eater, get a combination of all-you-can-eat sushi and Taiwanese dishes for ¥1,000 – this also comes with refillable fruit tea and access to the drinks bar.

Where: Yokohama World Porters 5F
When: 11am-11pm (last orders 10pm) daily
How much: Lunch from ¥1,539 on weekdays and ¥1,979 on weekends; Dinner from ¥2,089 on weekdays and ¥2,199 on weekends

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