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13 Of The Best All-You-Can-Eat Buffets In Brisbane

By Catherine Blake

With our current penchant for clean lines and minimalist design sometimes it bears reminding that less isn’t always more. The word is in: more is more and an all-you-can-eat buffet is the way to go for hungry diners in Brisbane/Meanjin. 

But where, how and what do we gorge on? Going all-you-can-eat on the Brisbane buffet dining scene will take you everywhere from Mexican mouthfuls to the Korean coal pits and even a Brazilian bacchanalia. Take it from us here at Urban List—if you love nothing more than a good gorge-fest, you’ll love these incredible opportunities to dig in to a buffet in Brisbane. Bib up.


93 Hardgrave Road, West End | 18 Fitzgerald Avenue, Springwood |  1 Alma Road, Dakabin 

Sushi lovers, you’ll be thrilled to know that there’s a new spot in West End where you can order endless sushi, sashimi and nigiri platters, along with other Japanese eats like takoyaki, chicken karaage, gyoza, yakiniku beef and so much more. Okami is the name, and while they have two other venues on the far north and south side of town, this is their first in the inner city—and we are stoked to have them. There’ll be no surprises on the bill here—it’s just $39.80pp for all the plates you can handle, with kids and seniors discounts available and the option to BYO. 

Vici Italian 

174 Grey Street, South Brisbane 

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Vici is creating a carb-heaven every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night and our stomachs are rejoicing. From either 5pm or 7pm you can dig into a two hour pasta festa for just $25pp with any drink purchase. Just imagine delving into slow-cooked beef bolognaise fettucine and then following it up with a mascarpone-topped gnocchi pomodoro or spaghetti carbonara ai fungi… or both. You can even get gluten-free pasta on request of just $5 extra, so no one misses out. 

Shabu House 

Level 1/70 Mary Street, Brisbane CBD

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Long one of the Brisbane CBD's best buffets, Shabu House is famed for their all-you-can-eat Japanese hot pot—so you’ll want to take a hefty appetite. For between $35 and $56 per head, depending on when you go, you’ll get to choose your soup base (there’s flavours like tom yum, miso and fish), then serve yourself a selection of meat, veggies and noodles from the buffet. Bonus, while you wait for everything to cook you can hit the sushi and hot food bar for unlimited snacks, which is all included in the price per head. 

Hanwoori Korean Buffet

Level 1/70 Mary Street, Brisbane CBD

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This sizzling Korean BBQ buffet in Brisbane's CBD has two options for your buffet dining pleasure. First up is their weekday lunch buffet, where you can eat your way through an endless selection of Korean hot foods like spring rolls, stir fries and and bulgogi alongside ready-to-eat meats, sides, soups and more, all for just $35pp. What they're famed for though, is their DIY Korean BBQ, where you load up your plate with as many vegetables and meats as you can handle and then cook it up yourself in one of the greatest interactive dining experiences since you made your own playdough. Hanwoori’s particular buffet of barbecueables is UNLIMITED and will only set you back $55 for dinner Monday to Thursday and $58 on the weekends.

Suzette Buffet

249 Turbot Street, Brisbane CBD

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Is there anything better than fresh, seasonal seafood? There sure is—when you can eat as much of that seafood straight from an all-you-can-eat buffet. And when it comes to Brisbane seafood buffets, Suzette's is iconic. Located insisde Sofitel Brisbane, here you can feast on Mooloolaba prawns, sand crabs, Moreton Bay bugs, oysters and mussels for $119pp. There’s so much more than just seafood though, including rotisserie meats, salads and a cold charcuterie and antipaso selection, not to mention a chocolate fountain to finish things off.         

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45 Mollison Street, West End 

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The flying noodles may be Goodtime's most Instagrammable feed, but their $49 all-you-can-eat yum cha menu is without a doubt the deal that will get you most bang for buck. Here you'll get 60 minutes to down all the pork xiao long baos, barbeque pork buns, salt and pepper corn ribs, prawn dumplings, and bowls of vegetable laksa you can handle, along with stacks more yum cha dishes to choose from. You definitely won't go home hungry from this Brisbane buffet.

Even better, until 31 March you can score the deal for just $29pp for lunch or dinner. Run, don't walk, to take advantage of the limited time deal. 

Yum Cha Cuisine

Westfield Mt Gravatt, Upper Mount Gravatt 

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Bottomless yum cha. Need we say more? Didn’t think so, but just so you’re aware of the finer details, this epic feast is always available at Garden City’s Yum Cha Cuisine for $69 a head. You’ll get 90 minutes to tuck away as many dumplings, buns, spring rolls, wontons, sweet and sour pork, honey chicken, dessert dishes and more as you can handle. Just be warned—go overboard and you will have to cough up $10 per 100 grams of wasted food, which we reckon is totally fair. 

La Costa

209 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 

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Well this sounds like a cure for the midweek blues if we ever heard one—La Costa dishes up all-you-can-eat pizza and gnocchi every Wednesday night from 5pm, and it will only set you back $29 per person. So if you reckon you could handle more than one of their four cheese or pork and fennel sausage and blue cheese pizzas, go for gold, and then attempt a bowl of creamy sage butter and parmigiano gnocchi on top. Can you die of carb-loading? We sure hope not. 

Kai Kai

1/225 Hawken Drive St Lucia | 3/25 Watland Street, Springwood 

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Three words that make us drool just hearing them: Fried. Chicken. Buffet. Brisbane wing lovers take note, Kai Kai dish up all the chicken and sides you can eat for just $28.90pp, which gets you 12 flavours of wings, six flavours of loaded fries, mash and gravy, hot bread rolls, steamed rice and cinnamon jelly doughnut sandwiches for dessert. Say no more, we're in.

The Bavarian 

Westfield Chermside, Chermside 

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Major carnivore? Well pop your top button and get yourself to your nearest Bavarian, where they dish up all-you-can-eat riblets every Wednesday night for just $35. They’ll keep the saucy, tender BBQ riblets coming until you say stop, and if that’s not enough, you can even add fries and coleslaw on for the ultimate Southern feast. 

Seoul Bistro

152 Turton Street, Sunnybank 

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At Seoul Bistro it’s all about the wing thing and they offer their crispy chicken wings in uncapped quantities and in no fewer than 10 different flavours including honey wasabi, peri peri and, everyone’s favourite, buffalo with blue cheese sauce. This scorching hot Brisbane buffet deal goes for just $26.90 per head and includes some thin-cut fries, garlic bread and lemon iced tea because you’re worth it.

Navala Churrascaria

123 Eagle Street, Brisbane CBD

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The pride and glory of Navala Churrascaria is their expansive offerings of Brazilian meat served Rodizio style, which translates to an unlimited meat degustation fresh off the wood and charcoal fire pits. There is seriously so much meat on offer your evening quickly becomes like a gambol through a butcher’s window. $69 lets you gorge on aged rib on the bone, sirloin, brisket, and pork belly with as many or as few sides as you please. Make sure you book though, this offer draws a crowd.


2922-2926 Logan Road, Underwood  

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If the number of fried chicken buffets in Brisbane is anything to go by, this is a city that loves its wings. At Bufwin, all the crispy, golden wings you can eat in 90 minutes will set you back $23.90. Order them up in flavours like chicken salt, buffalo, hot sauce, BBQ, cheese and honey wasabi, and pair them with endless fries, lemon iced tea and ice cream. 

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