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1. Imperial Buffet Sal [Imperial Hotel]www.imperialhotel.co.jp
This restaurant is famous for being the first buffet restaurant in Japan. You can enjoy a variety of meals here, from standard buffet fare like roast beef and pie dishes to original dishes. The weekday dinner buffet is 8200 yen. You can also enjoy the beautiful view and having a conversation with the smart chefs.
Address: 1-1-1 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
2. Luxe Dining Hapuna [Shinagawa Prince Hotel]
This buffet restaurant was designed with health in mind and aims to offer food that is gentle on one’s body. There are more than 80 types of dishes available, from dessert to Japanese food to Asian cuisine to Western. The floor is huge but the layout is easy to navigate. The dinner buffet is 6000 yen for an adult.
HP: www.princehotels.co.jp/shinagawa/restaurant/hapuna/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 4-10-30 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
3. Ventaglio [Mandarin Oriental Tokyo]
This restaurant specializes in Mediterranean food. Their use of high-quality olive oil and herbs makes for colorful dishes that are very popular. It’s set in an atrium, which gives it a very airy feeling, so even though it’s a buffet you don’t feel crowded. The prices change depending on the day and the meals offered, but it’s usually around 7000 yen.
Address: 2-1-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
4. Glass Court [Keiou Plaza Hotel]www.keioplaza.com
At this restaurant, you can enjoy more than 70 types of dishes and desserts. The chefs make your food directly in the open kitchen that sits in the center so you can enjoy the sight of them making your food to order. The menu changes with the seasons, and you can enjoy a variety of foods from Japanese to Western. Dinner for an adult costs 5600 yen on the weekdays.
Address: 2-2-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
5. Cross Dine [Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro]www.metropolitan.jp
You can enjoy many genres of food here, from Japanese to Western to Chinese, all expertly made by proud chefs. The menu changes with the seasons, so you should definitely check to see what Japanese regional cuisine they’re serving up. The weekday dinner buffet costs around 4100 yen, making it reasonably priced even though it’s a high-class hotel restaurant.
Address: 1-6-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
6. Sky Grill Buffet Musashi [Asakusa View Hotel]www.viewhotels.co.jp
This restaurant is in Asakusa, the neighborhood popular with foreigners where you can also enjoy Skytree. There are more than 150 types of food from all over the world, and you can also enjoy speaking with the chefs. You should definitely try the grilled dishes that are finished in an oven that blazes at 400 degrees. The weekday dinner buffet costs 4980 yen and includes a soft drink.
Address: 3-17-1 Nishi-Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
7. Super Dining Rilassa [Tokyo Dome Hotel]www.tokyodome-hotels.co.jp
This buffet is very popular, partially because the chef is very fussy about the ingredients used. The relaxing atmosphere is welcoming no matter if you’re going in a group or as a couple. The traditional Japanese food offered changes with the seasons, so in the winter you can even enjoy a nice hotpot. It’s a reasonably priced restaurant at about 5000 yen.
Address: 1-3-61 Kouraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)