When there’s good food around, your hunger seems to multiply, and in Los Angeles, the food is really good. So we’ve scoured the city to uncover the all-you-can-eat restaurants that will allow you to keep going back for more. While buffets have had a bad rap in the past, don’t let that scare you off. They have truly evolved from unpalatable gluttony temples into refined eating experiences—and this list of the best buffets in Los Angeles is proof of that.
From a rooftop brunch buffet to perfect cuts of steak grilled right in front of your eyes, these are all the places that will satisfy any craving.
1. M Grill
This Brazilian steakhouse in Koreatown is known for its all-you-can-eat meat parade. With juicy cuts of beef, pork, and chicken served on skewers, it’s the perfect spot for carnivores to endlessly indulge. You can also pair your authentic Brazilian churrascaria with wines from their fairly priced menu.
What makes this one of the best buffets: A meat lover’s haven but with a top-notch salad bar.
Location: 3832 Wilshire Blvd suite 202, Los Angeles, CA 90010
2. Fogo de Chão
Another Brazilian steakhouse, this time located in Beverly Hills, offers all-you-can-eat meat carved tableside. The restaurant also boasts an extensive salad bar and a variety of side dishes.
What makes this one of the best buffets: A luxurious all-you-can-eat experience with high-quality steak.
This Japanese barbecue chain offers all-you-can-eat options at select locations. Grill your own meats and vegetables at the table, and don’t forget to try the creamy miso soup and matcha ice cream.
What makes this one of the best buffets: The Kagoshima Wagyu and the unique dining experience.
4. Rahel Ethiopian Vegan Cuisine
Rahel’s incredible Ethiopian spreads are absolutely irresistible, whether you’re vegan or not. You can enjoy the all-you-can-eat lunch buffet every day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. where you can devour up to ten different dishes. Not only will you be able to fill up on as much stew tofu or vegan cheesecake as you can handle, but having pancakes cooking on a mogogo in the background and scooping food up with an inerja is an experience.
What makes this one of the best buffets: Filling healthy spreads in a charming setting with a story.
Location: 1047 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019
5. Soho House
The Sunday brunch buffet at Soho House West Hollywood’s rooftop garden is unmatched. There’s really no better way to close out the weekend than sitting beneath the grove of olive trees, with spectacular views and incredible food. You’ll need to find yourself a member or be one to go and enjoy this garden feast though.
What makes this one of the best buffets: The setting and quality of the food.
Location: 9200 Sunset Boulevard (at Cory Ave), West Hollywood, CA 90069
Two more to keep an eye on…
The Bazaar by José Andrés
A few years ago, this high-end buffet in Beverly Hills was a unique dining experience with small plates of Spanish-inspired cuisine, from liquid olives to foie gras cotton candy, the food was innovative as it is delicious. While the Los Angles outpost may have closed, there are plans to return to the new retail and residential space at the Grand L.A. soon. So buffet lovers should definitely keep an eye on this space.
The Luxe Buffet
This massive Asian buffet in Westminster fell victim to covid—as you can imagine. With over 200 items on the menu, including sushi, dim sum, and hot pot, it was the ultimate weekend destination for family dining. It’s set to reopen on June 18, 2023, so you have time to work up your appetite.
Location: 2008 Westminster Mall, Westminster, CA 92683