Best Buffet in the World


We have a soft spot for buffets. Large assortments of food from around the world lets us try items that we would never order.  High end buffets with everything from Prime Rib to Lobster to Foie Gras to Souffles are always on our hit list. Foodnut values quality in addition to quantity, so forget about Hometown Buffet or Golden Corral.

Buffets originated in France, where French hosts would set up tables full of food so diners could help themselves during parties. This concept grew and was super sized in Las Vegas.

Buffet Optimization Tips

  • Walk the entire buffet and start with the most appealing items
  • With each plate, your level of happiness decreases
  • Try food you would never order. You may like it!
  • Do not fill up on bread, soup, water
  • Take only what you will eat
  • Do not try to eat enough to make it worth it – You’ll just feel bad later

Here is our Best Buffet in the World List – a work in progress..

1) Ritz Carlton Singapore Sunday Brunch

Best Buffet in the World

For some reason, Singapore is a country full of buffets. Surprisingly there are a ton of high end as well as mid range buffets.  We looks through a ton of reviews and hit it out of the ballpark at the Ritz Carlton Singapore. Let’s see what $132 gets you.

Unlimited Moet Chandon Champagne (two types), wine, and cocktails, foie gras, 6 kinds of oysters, a ton of raw seafood, high quality sushi and sashimi, ridiculous spread of cheese and dessert. People were in food comas by the early afternoon.

No wonder Crazy Rich Asians was filmed in Singapore!

Buffet Walk Through

2) Conrad Hotel’s Nicolini’s Sunday Brunch on the Eight, Hong Kong

Conrad Hong Kong Sunday Brunch Buffet Dessert platter

This US$100+ buffet wowed us with the usual great sushi, meats, seafood, but the awesome house made pasta kicked it over the top. This restaurant is normally a high end Italian place. Conrad also has a menu allowing you to select from 8 entree’s off the menu! Kid’s will love their own section.

Buffet Walk Through Video

3) MGM Macau Rossio Buffet, Macau, China SAR

MGM Macau Rossio buffet roast wagyu beef

Haven’t heard of Macau? Get with the program, Macau is China’s Las Vegas but with 10 times the gambling industry. They have built massive new complexes with buffets that now surpass Vegas.

100lb massive Wagyu roast, foie gras, roasted turkey infused with truffle, Bourbon whisky glazed ham, unlimited Veuve Clicquot Champagne, white wine, red wine and draft beer for 2 hours. Sound good?

4) Harborside Buffet, Hong Kong

Harbourside Sunday Brunch Buffet 18


Hong Kong has had a long standing battle over the best buffet between several large hotels.  The Intercontinental Harbourside buffet has been packing them in for many years.

Dim sum, tons of seafood, sashimi, Indian dishes, pizza, robata grill, Foie Gras, Haagen Dazs ice cream, and made-to-order souffles, crepes, and waffles. Holy cow. Over US$100 buys you a lot.

5) JW Marriott Hong Kong Sunday Brunch

JW Marriott Hong Kong The Lounge Sunday Brunch Buffet crab shrimp shellfish 2

Foodnut loves dim sim and traditional Cantonese food in Hong Kong, but the buffets retain a special place in our heart.

Foie gras check, Three kinds of caviar, 5J Iberico Belota ham, cooked to order excellent risotto, 2 kinds, unlimited champagne and wine, check, dinner, forget about a diet.

6) Caesars Bacchanal Buffet, Las Vegas

Caesars Bacchanal Buffet Las Vegas sushi

Under $60 buys you a ton of food. 500 items every day, 300 items at dinner means variety. This is the best Vegas can do.  Lots of entrees, salads, dessert and more.  No extravagant stuff like you get outside the US.

Honorable mention goes to the Wicked Spoon Buffet at the Cosmopolitan and Bellagio Buffet.

Have a favorite buffet? Let us know by commenting below!

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  • Grego
    April 25, 2018 at 12:48 am

    Golden Corral
    In Cincinnati,Ohio

    May 30, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Interesting Choice.

  • Lynn
    July 11, 2018 at 1:49 am

    Interesting choice indeed. It’s what most us can afford. A plus made in the good old USA.

  • Shawn
    July 27, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    Seafood buffet at Hotel Nikko in Saigon?

  • Samantha Deron
    May 26, 2019 at 3:18 am

    lol. These buffets are “NOWHERE NEAR” SOFITEL MANILA’S Spiral Restaurant Buffet. Haha. This review/ranking makes me laugh! They’re not even close! Spiral is THE BEST in the world! Don’t be biased, duh?

    May 26, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    Never been to Manila. Guess where we will try when we visit? Thanks for the suggestion.

  • Carlos
    September 20, 2019 at 3:16 am

    Spiral in Sofitel Manila Philippines is a must try Buffet restaurant. I bet after you tried it, you will add it on this list.

  • Jay Pryer
    October 14, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    How come Spiral is not in the list? lol

    November 7, 2020 at 6:47 pm

    Never been to Manila! Someday when the Pandemic has passed..

  • Jas
    January 8, 2023 at 6:13 pm

    Nordic lodge in near CT should at least be on this list. It’s at least better than caesars. All you can eat whole lobster and tons of steaks etc

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