The Top 9 Buffets in Hong Kong

Colorful desserts presented at a top buffet in Hong Kong

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The buffets in Hong Kong are impressive, and although pricier than their Vegas counterparts, many include lobster and fresh seafood brought in by the boats you see in the harbor. Buffets are big business in Hong Kong, and most upscale hotels offer one. The open kitchens allow skilled chefs to entertain guests as they prepare high-quality food. In many ways, buffet-style dining is an extension of the city's Dim Sum tradition.

Tourist attractions such as Jumbo Kingdom, the largest floating restaurant in the world, also have buffets, but locals know there’s better value to be found elsewhere. They have their favorites among the top buffets in Hong Kong for meeting to socialize at afternoon tea, or even better, to cut loose on Sundays with a free-flow champagne brunch!

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Cafe TOO (Island Shangri-La)

Cafe Too at Island Shangri La Hotel, Admiralty.

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Supreme Ct Rd, Central, Hong Kong
Phone +852 2820 8571

Cafe TOO inside the Island Shangi-La hotel is undeniably one of the top buffets in Hong Kong—meaning you’ll need to book a table and pay in advance. Weekend dinner prices work out to just under US $100, but that includes access to unlimited lobster, wagyu beef, seafood, sushi, and everything else staff at the 10 cooking stations can prepare. The chefs have been known to show off their skills with spontaneous performances.

Although the Island Shangi-La is lavish, the bright, spacious interior at Cafe TOO is unpretentious, making it a big hit with families. Children are welcome, but they’re charged the same rate as adults.

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Café Kool (Kowloon Shangri-La)

Cafe Kool

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64 Mody Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong
Phone +852 2733 8753

Café Kool is another strong entry from the Shangri-La hotel group. This Kowloon buffet restaurant is slightly more casual and affordable than its island relative, Cafe TOO, but quality standards remain high, and the food selection is more than adequate. The breakfast (7 to 10 a.m.) and lunch buffets (noon to 2:30 p.m.) at Café Kool are especially a hit with fans of Chinese cuisine and dim sum.

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Indian Buffet at Jashan

Tables inside Jashan, an Indian food buffet in Hong Kong

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1/f, Amber Lodge, 23 Hollywood Rd, Central, Hong Kong
Phone +852 3105 5300

If you’d like to sample many different high-quality Indian dishes in one place, the buffet at Jashan Indian Cuisine on Hollywood Road is the place to do so. Many of the Indian restaurants in Hong Kong offer buffets, but the one at Jashan is consistently good. In fact, Jashan scored the first mention for Indian cuisine in the Michelin Guide for Hong Kong. A wide selection of curries and vegetarian options are available at Jashan, but Punjabi Butter Chicken and Calcutta Fish Curry are their two signature dishes.

If Jashan is too busy, you can walk less than five minutes down the road to Bombay Dreams, another top Indian buffet in Hong Kong.

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The Market (Hotel ICON)

The buffet at The Market in Hotel ICON Hong Kong

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17 Science Museum Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Phone +852 3400 1388

Hong Kong has plenty of lively markets, but The Market is one of the most popular buffets in Hong Kong. Seven open kitchens serve an impressive variety of local, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Southeast Asian, and Western cuisine. Durian lovers take note: The Market's spotless dessert station really showcases Southeast Asia’s most notorious fruit. Try some of the signature durian ice cream or fried durian for a treat. Local food guide OpenRice chose The Market as the best buffet in Hong Kong for eight years in a row! The Market can be found on the second floor of Hotel ICON on Science Museum Road.

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KITCHEN (W Hong Kong)

Large dining area at The Kitchen in W Hong Kong

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1 Austin Rd W, Kowloon Station, Hong Kong
Phone +852 3717 2299

Occupying a roomy space inside the W Hong Kong, KITCHEN offers an international buffet with a superb view of the waterfront. No matter if you go for the breakfast buffet at 6:30 a.m. or pop in for a late dinner before they close at 10 p.m., the variety of offerings at KITCHEN is unmatched. Along with sushi and sashimi, the seafood station includes fresh lobster, clams, oysters, crab legs, and other creatures caught from the waters located right outside the oversized windows. And for dessert, there’s a free-flowing chocolate fountain! The dress code for KITCHEN is smart casual.

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Clipper Lounge (Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong)

people dining at a hotel buffet in Hong Kong

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M/F, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Rd Central, Central, Hong Kong
Phone +852 2825 4007

Although all the food at Clipper Lounge inside the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong is top-notch, locals most appreciate the afternoon tea spread that’s put out between lunch and dinner. Clipper’s signature rose-petal jam gets served alongside sweets, scones, and miniature sandwiches. As with the other top buffets in Hong Kong, the dinner buffet at Clipper Lounge has an emphasis on seafood (a supplemental charge applies for lobster), but prime rib and racks of pork are available. Excellent food, service, and a casual-but-elegant atmosphere make Clipper Lounge a favorite buffet for business travelers and Hong Kong residents alike.

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The Verandah (The Peninsula Hong Kong)

Interior of The Peninsula hotel Hong Kong

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1/F, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Phone +852 2696 6766

The Verandah inside the Peninsula Hong Kong hotel has been open since 1933 and calls itself the first fine-dining buffet in Hong Kong. Some of the other buffets in town can look like scenes of feeding carnage during busy times but not The Verandah. Delicious food is presented as cleanly and carefully as it is prepared. The atmosphere is upscale without being stuffy. Large windows in the Verandah provide views of the harbor no matter where you’re sitting.

The dress code at the Verandah is given as smart casual; gentlemen are asked to wear long trousers after 6 p.m.

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The Place (Cordis Hong Kong)

Display of roast meat, a bowl of shellfish, sushi, halved oysters and more.

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Level L, 555 Shanghai St, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
Phone +852 3552 3028

The Place, located on the 4th floor of the Cordis Hong Kong hotel, is another strong contender among the best buffets in Hong Kong. The buffet area is roomy, well lit, and clean despite staying extremely busy at mealtimes. As with most of the buffets in town, seafood and sushi get the focus at dinner, but you’ll still find Indian dishes, noodles, and a meat-carving station. If you’re not a fan of seafood, the chefs will happily cook you an a-la-carte burger or whatever else you’re craving.

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Tiffin (Grand Hyatt Hong Kong)

Display of chilled oysters and cold shellfish

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Mezzanine Floor, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, 1 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Phone +852 2584 7722

Tiffin, found inside the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, is one of the pricier options for buffets in Hong Kong, but as the saying goes, you get what you pay for. In the case of Tiffin, you also get a beautiful setting. Sunday brunch and all dinner buffets include a lobster cooked to order along with your pick of all the fresh seafood. The name may be Indian, but Tiffin places some emphasis on French cuisine; foie gras and other French favorites often appear on the buffet. High-quality champagne and artistic cocktails are available for a surcharge.

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The Top 9 Buffets in Hong Kong