Taipei’s Best Buffets

Food — By Lydia on March 1, 2012 at 4:44 am

There’s just nothing like a huge spread of unlimited tasty morsels ready for the picking when you’re feeling extra hungry. While the idea of an all-you-can-eat buffet may bring to mind images of bland, Luke-warm food and hordes of people scrambling for that last scoop in a nearly empty tray, not all Taipei’s buffets are like that. Many, in fact, offer the atmosphere of a five-star hotel with the food quality you’d expect from some of the city’s best eateries.

Hot pot station at the Jogoya buffet in Taipei, TaiwanPhoto courtesy of Jennifer Yin/Flickr

Mala Yuanyang Hot Pot- Most hot pot restaurants in Taipei are all-you-can-eat, and many are good, but Mala is one of the best due to it’s huge self-serve selection of ingredients, and, of course, its all-you-can-eat Haagen Daaz ice cream.

Jogoya- There are plenty of options when it comes to seafood and Japanese buffets in Taipei, but they don’t get much better than Jogoya. Seemingly endless tables of fresh seafood, sushi, dim sum, hot pot, fruits, and desserts, paired with unlimited drinks, makes this place an excellent value for money.

Ali Baba’s Indian Kitchen- The buffet at Ali Baba’s is only served during lunch on weekends, and it’s well worth the trip. The food is on the milder side, but the offerings are always fresh and flavorful. Drinks are included in the price.

Jen Dow Vegetarian Buffet- At Jen Dow Vegetarian Buffet, diners eat alongside local monks and nuns enjoying the fresh Buddhist vegetarian offerings. A chocolate fountain at the dessert bar is definitely a highlight.

Cafe at Hyatt Taipei- For Western food (especially breakfast), a meal at Cafe at the Hyatt Taipei makes for a special treat. While expensive, the buffet includes treats like a waffle station at breakfast and huge, fresh oysters at lunch and dinner.

Shin Yeh Japanese Buffet- While not quite as good as Jogoya, Shin Yeh’s Japanese Buffet restaurant remains a good value with plenty of fresh, high-quality Japanese food offerings in an elegant setting.


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