There are two types of AYCE menus that exist: unlimited portions of the same dish, or the choice to try as many dishes as your stomach desires from a large diverse menu.
For us, the goal is to consume as much food humanly possible in a single sitting, so any AYCE menu is definitely a win. We’ve compiled a list to make your quest for AYCE in Metro Vancouver much easier.
To our delight, AYCE is not restricted to only buffets and sushi. There’s tons of options from fish ‘n’ chips, to poutine, to Middle Eastern cuisine.
Be sure to wear your stretchy pants because you are going to want to take advantage of the unlimited food at these 8 essential AYCE restaurants in Metro Vancouver.
East is East takes you on a journey through the Middle East, India, and Afghanistan with its AYCE Chai Feast. Begin your meal with a fresh salad and lentil soup before indulging in their extensive offering of aromatic curries. The Chai Feast menu includes vegetarian, vegan and non-vegetarian curries, all of which are made fresh in house. Some of their popular curries include a vegan chana masala and vegetarian cheese and peas. No meal is complete at East is East without a cup of their freshly-brewed spiced chai tea.
Price: Lunch: $21 Dinner: $29
Address: 4433 Main Street, Vancouver
Kyo Korean BBQ & Sushi House is a spacious restaurant with contemporary decor making it perfect for large groups and hungry appetites. The AYCE dinner menu has an extensive sushi list including cones, sashimi, and aburi sushi. For grilling at your table, order various types of meats in different marinades as well as seafood and vegetables. For the ultimate experience, get the all-you-can-drink soda too!
Price: Lunch: $17.95 Dinner: $28.95
Address: 2993 Granville Street, Vancouver
Nestled among the clothing and shoe stores at Metrotown, this Japanese AYCE restaurant is often packed with hungry patrons. Depending on the time of day, order from either their lunch, dinner, or late-night eats AYCE menu. The fried section of their menu is packed with exciting Japanese favourites including chicken karage, pork gyoza, creamy corn croquettes, and spicy fried tofu. Be sure to save some room for dessert, as their mango pudding is delightful.
Price: Lunch: $15.95 Dinner: $25.95
Address: Metropolis at Metrotown E15 – 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby
Frying up perfectly flakey British-style pollock for over 50 years, Cockney Kings Fish & Chips is where seafood lovers eat it when they are wanting their fix. Three times a week -Monday through Wednesday – you can feast on unlimited fried-to-order pollock and hand-cut fries for an unbelievable price of $10.95. All of their fish and chips are cut and prepared fresh daily for maximum flavour. However, no fish and chips AYCE experience can be complete without a side of their house made mushy peas.
Price: $10.95 (Monday to Wednesday)
Address: 6574 East Hastings Street, Burnaby
Address: Unit 130 – 66 10th Street, New West
With several locations across the lower mainland, Little Sheep Mongolian is hot pot heaven. Hot pot is a traditional Mongolian style of cooking where ingredients are cooked in a flavourful broth at your table. There is an extensive list of meats, seafood, veggies, and noodles to choose from, but the first decision you need to make is if you want their original house special soup, the spicy broth or half and half. The diverse menu includes five varieties of mushrooms, handmade udon noodles, dumplings, tender thinly sliced pork, lotus root slices, and so much more.
Price: Lunch:$19.95 Dinner: $29.95
Address: 755 Burrard St #202, Vancouver
Located on the second floor above the bustle of Alberni street is the Japanese sushi and Korean Yakiniku restaurant, Shabusen. The AYCE menu includes an extensive sushi and sashimi selection, hot Japanese dishes and Korean BBQ. Dining at Shabusen is always fun since you get to cook your meats and seafood on the tabletop grills. After grilling your meats, dip them into Shabusen’s spiced tangy Korean-BBQ sauce.
Price: Lunch: $19.95 Dinner: $29.95
Address: 755 Burrard Street #202, Vancouver
C-Lovers has been frying cod to perfection since 1984 and for $14.99, you can eat your fill of cod and chips with a bottomless soda. As an Ocean-Wise certified restaurant, you can dine happy knowing that you have made a sustainable choice and helping protect sea life. For an additional $3, pair your thick hand-cut chips and crispy battered cod with a frothy cold pint of beer. While you are there, it is worth taking a glance at their à la carte as the fried oysters and salmon is highly raved about.
Address: 1660 Pemberton Avenue, North Vancouver
As one of the original AYCE sushi restaurants in Vancouver, Kingsway Sushi remains a beloved Japanese restaurant amongst Vancouverites. The late night AYCE menu draws in the biggest crowds at just $16.95 per person. Eat copious amounts of some of your favourite sushi rolls like spicy tuna, BC, Spicy Philly Dynamite, Alaska, and of course the California Roll. Also, part of the AYCE menu is BBQ beef short ribs and gyozas. There are separate AYCE menus for lunch and dinner.
Price: Lunch: $15.95 Dinner: $26.95 Late Night: $16.95
Address: 110 – 3665 Kingsway, Burnaby