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When are four pieces of sashimi ever enough? Read on to learn about our favourite Japanese buffets and all-you-can-eat restaurants in Hong Kong. Written for the days when you feel like stuffing your face with sushi, sashimi, or delicious pieces of Wagyu beef, this guide will inspire you to start planning for your next free-flow food adventure.
Deluxe Daikiya Japanese Restaurant is usually booked out weeks in advance. Rumoured to have the freshest sashimi of all the local all-you-can-eat spots in town, take your pick from sushi rolls, skewers, tempura, beef bites, and more. If you come here on your birthday, you’ll even get a complimentary chocolate fondue with Häagen-Dazs ice cream to celebrate!
If you’re a fan of Wagyu beef, head on over to Inahachi Shabu-Shabu for all-you-can-eat Japanese shabu-shabu hotpot, sashimi, and DIY tempura. Choose your all-you-can-eat package from US natural pork ($178), chicken ($168), US supreme beef ($208), US supreme beef short rib ($258), Australian Wagyu beef ($318), and Japanese Wagyu beef ($388). Don’t leave before trying the DIY tempura machine—it’s as easy as selecting your desired vegetable skewer, dipping it in tempura sauce, and inserting it into the fryer yourself. Needless to say, it’s imperative to come hungry!
Inahachi Shabu-Shabu, Shop A2, G/F, Mei Sun Building, 4–20 Kau Hui Chik Street, Tai Po | (+852) 3565 5031
Hibiki Japanese Yakiniku may not be the cheapest all-you-can-eat barbecue option among the many yakiniku restaurants in town, but its selection of meat is worth the extra dollar. Customers can indulge in free-flow Wagyu barbecue meat, sashimi, hot foods, and even whole bottles of wine, as well as mini tubs of Mövenpick ice cream. Best for an especially ravenous night with pals, prices start from $388 per person.
Hibiki Japanese Yakiniku, 2/F, Aura on Pennington, 66 Jardine’s Bazaar, Causeway Bay
Moving over to the Hong Kong Island side, the sell-out weekend brunch at Fumi presents a three-hour all-you-can-eat extravaganza. Guests can select one main course, like grilled miso cod and Japanese Wagyu beef udon in soup, and load up on free-flow appetisers, sashimi, sushi rolls, tempura, grilled plates, and more.
Guests who are looking for a boozy afternoon can add on $388 for bottomless champagne, wine, sake, and beer. A complimentary dessert platter is included per person. Prices start from $588 per person for adults and $288 per person for children aged three to 11.
Fumi, 6/F, California Tower, 30–36 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong | (+852) 2328 3302
Contemporary Japanese restaurant Zuma has long been one of our to-go spots for buffet brunches and it’s obvious why—this Landmark stalwart offers an extensive selection of fresh sashimi and hot and cold starters that come included in the free-flow weekend buffet.
On top of that, guests can also treat themselves to one main course per person, from a mouth-watering grilled hamachi kama with lemon and sea salt to roasted lobster, shiso, and ponzu butter. Add on the free-flow package to revel in unlimited champagne, cocktails, beer, wine, and more. Prices start from $758 for food only and $998 for food and drinks.
Zuma, Level 5–6, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central | (+852) 3657 6388
If you love your all-you-can-eat experience with a side of gimmicks, head to Wagyu Yakiniku Ichiro, where six different unlimited Wagyu set menus (starting from $348) are available for you to choose from. For two hours, you can order as much as your stomach desires, all of which will be delivered straight to your table on a miniature replica of the Shinkansen bullet train—much like what you might have seen in sushi restaurants. For a small fee, you can help yourself to free-flow salads, desserts, and soft drinks from the self-serve bar.