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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.
Popular with locals, 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! We would recommend the branch in Albion Plaza in Tsim Sha Tsui, since the price and quality of the buffet differ with each branch. Prices start from $248 for lunch and $268 for dinner.
Deluxe Daikiya Japanese Restaurant, Shop 102, 1/F, Albion Plaza, 2–6 Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 3188 1988
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 ($158), US beef ($168), US supreme beef ($208), US supreme beef short rib ($258), Australian Wagyu beef ($298), and Japanese Wagyu beef ($368). 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 in the fryer yourself. Needless to say, it’s imperative to come hungry!
Inahachi Shabu-Shabu, Shop A2, 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 amongst the many yakiniku restaurants in town, but their 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, 1/F, Parkes Residence, 101 Parkes Street, Jordan | (+852) 2886 5528
Moving over to the Island side, Fumi’s sell-out Sunday brunch buffet presents a three-hour all-you-can-eat extravaganza. Guests can select one main course, like miso cod and A4 Miyazaki beef with Himi udon in soup, and load up on additional, free-flow food from the sumptuous sashimi and sushi buffet and skewer and grill station. There is also a chef’s takoyaki station that serves hot and freshly-made octopus balls.
Those who are looking for a boozy afternoon can add on $168 for bottomless champagne, wine, sake, beer, soft drinks, and juice. To finish off the meal, nosh on an assorted dessert platter to share for the table. Prices start from $480 per person for adults and $280 per person for children aged three to 11.
Fumi, 6/F, California Tower, Lan Kwai Fong, 30–36 D’Aguilar St, Central | (+852) 2328 3302
Contemporary Japanese restaurant Zuma has long been one of our favourite 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 buffet. On top of that, guests can also treat themselves to one main course per person, from a mouth-watering grilled ribeye steak with truffle sauce & garlic crisps to teriyaki salmon fillet with pickled cucumber. Add on the free-flow package to revel in unlimited champagne, cocktails, beer, wine, and more. Prices start from $548 for food only and $688 for food and free-flow 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 from their extensive menu, 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 (starting from $48), you can help yourself to free-flow salads, desserts, and soft drinks from the self-serve bar.
Wagyu Yakiniku Ichiro, 3/F, Pak Shing Building, 31–37 Jordan Road, Jordan | (+852) 2736 8218