8 essential all-you-can-eat restaurants in Metro Vancouver

Nov 27 2018, 4:00 am

All-you-can-eat are our four favourite words, and if you agree, this list was made for you.

Metro Vancouver is no stranger to epic AYCE spreads, here are some of the best you can bite into (again, and again, and again).

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The AYCE in our area is not restricted to only buffets and sushi. There are tons of options from fish ‘n’ chips, to poutine, to Middle Eastern cuisine.

Here are nine essential AYCE restaurants in Metro Vancouver.

Tandoori Flame – Delta

This eatery, located at 11970 88th Avenue (about 45 minutes from Downtown Vancouver), is the biggest Indian-style restaurant and buffet in North America. Complete with its own Woodstone oven, customers can even grab one of Tandoori Flame’s baked pizzas for takeout if they wish.

Price: $17-$27.99

Address: 11970 88th Avenue, Delta
Phone: 778-578-7777

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Kyo Korean BBQ & Sushi House


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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.

Address: 2993 Granville Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-739-8868

East is East


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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.

Address: 4433 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-565-4401

Address: 3035 W Broadway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-734-5881

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Cockney Kings Fish & Chips


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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.

Address: 6574 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Phone: 604-291-1323

Address: 66 10th Street, New Westminster
Phone: 604-522-6099


Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot


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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.

Address: 1788 W Broadway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-563-4868

Address: 4755 Kingsway, Burnaby
Phone: 604-434-0001

Address: 5300 No 3 Road #405, Richmond
Phone: 604-231-8966

Address: 25136 Lincoln Avenue, Coquitlam
Phone: 604-474-0123


Shabusen Yakiniku


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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.

Address: 755 Burrard Street #202, Vancouver
Phone: 604-669-3883


C-Lovers Fish & Chips


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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 are raved about.

Address: 1660 Pemberton Avenue, North Vancouver
Phone: 604-980-9993

Address: 6640 Royal Avenue, West Vancouver
Phone: 604-913-0994

Address: 555 Clarke Road, Coquitlam
Phone: 604-936-2447

Address: 2991 Lougheed Hwy #108, Coquitlam
Phone: 604-464-3611

Kingsway Sushi


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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.

Address: #110-3665 Kingsway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-433-6388


With files from Gurleen Boparai.

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