10 all-you-can-eat restaurants in Vancouver

Sometimes a single entree just isn’t enough to satiate your appetite, and that is exactly why all-you-can-eat menus exist. Vancouver’s all-you-can-eat landscape is dominated by sushi and Korean barbecue – but there’s still a breadth of buffets from different cuisines to guarantee you leave with a full stomach. [Photo credit: iStock/Juanmonino]

All India Sweets & Restaurant

6560 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5X 3G9

All India’s large space provides comfortable booths and tables fit for family-sized groups. The restaurant’s speciality is its vegetarian buffet. Indian staples like rajma, chana masala and biryani rice dishes are great choices for a filling meal. The restaurant also offers affordable, high quality samosas, although they aren’t offered under the buffet pricing.

La Belle Patate

1215 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1N4

Authentic Quebecois-approved poutine is served at La Belle Patate in the West End. Poutine options abound, including variations with barbecued meats and vegetarian alternatives with meatless gravy. While their menu offers individual dishes, an all-you-can-eat option is available for those who consider themselves die-hard fans of poutine.

Salam Bombay Restaurant

217-755 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1X6

Indian buffets are typically characterized by casual décor and simple, yet flavourful dishes. Salam Bombay takes the essentials of an Indian buffet and combines them with highly-refined décor, including use of silverware, pristine clean tablecloths and a well-stocked bar. Timing is important here, as the buffet is only available at lunch time between 11 am and 3 pm.

Karakoram Restaurant

6990 Victoria Dr, Vancouver, BC V5P 3Y8

Tibisti offers a buffet of Mediterranean food that includes standard appetizers like pita and hummus as well as heftier offerings like lamb and chicken curries. The restaurant’s simple décor and affordable prices give it a relaxed atmosphere. People with large appetites and a preference for strong flavours will enjoy eating here.

Shabusen Yakiniku House

202-755 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1X6

Shabusen Yakiniku is a rare restaurant that combines an all-you-can-eat menu with an upscale ambiance. The restaurant’s spacious downtown location is the perfect place for dinner before a night out. Its most notable selection is the AYCE Korean barbecue and sushi combination menu. Lovers of both Japanese and Korean cuisine will find themselves at home here.

Burnaby Cockney Kings

6574 Hastings St, Burnaby, BC V5B 1S2

Fish and chips is the specialty of North Burnaby’s Cockney Kings restaurant. Their affordable all-you-can-eat menu comes with bottomless fish and chips, tartar sauce and fountain drinks. Take note of which day of the week you choose to go – the AYCE menu is only available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Tomokazu Japanese Restaurant

201-1128 Broadway W, Vancouver, BC V6H 1G5

Highly-rated Tomokazu’s all-you-can-eat Japanese buffet includes sushi, sashimi, tempura and teriyaki dishes at an affordable price point. The menu lends itself to lovers of heavy food – dishes like deep fried chicken and pork cutlets are available off the AYCE menu. The décor inside the restaurant is dark and neutral, giving the space a very elegant atmosphere.

River Rock Casino Resort

8811 River Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 3P8

Food lovers looking for choice should definitely check out the River Rock Casino’s buffet. Every day of the week brings a specific theme. Some days may feature Indian cuisine while others showcase Chinese or American-style barbecue. Nights featuring prime rib and seafood are especially popular. Appetizers, entrees, snacks and a wide array of desserts are available at any given time.

Little Sheep Hot Pot Ltd

1001-1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 8A9

With several locations across the Lower Mainland, Little Sheep offers hot pot with both spicy and traditional soup bases. Various meats like lamb, beef and pork are available to cook alongside an assortment of carbs like noodles and dumplings. The restaurant’s ambiance is simple, yet professional, with black granite countertops and metallic accents. Little Sheep is a perfect choice for meat lovers looking for a family-style dinner, especially on colder days.

Caribbean cuisine can be difficult to find in Vancouver, but thankfully there are a handful of hidden gems ready to serve up delectable dishes like flavorful stews and jerk-spiced meats. [Photo credit: iStock/peeterv]
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