Don’t you hate when you have to rush to finish your meal in a certain time when you visit a buffet restaurant?
You don’t get to properly taste and take the time to enjoy the variety of food you came for. Instead, you keep getting worried that you might be charged by minutes if you stay past the time limit. Where’s the fun in that?
Luckily for you (and us), we’ve found 16 all-you-can-eat buffet restaurants in Bangkok – that offer unlimited time for you to sit and enjoy the delicious food while relaxing with your friends or family.
And the best part is… they all are under 400 Baht!
1. You won’t believe the massive selection of seafood available here – Yoktalay & BBQ House
“Yoktalay” translates to “Raise The Sea”. That is what this BBQ restaurant is doing – by bringing the massive selection of seafood from the sea right to your table.
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You can choose from 4 different types of crabs, 5 different types of shellfish, squid, and prawns.
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The bonus is you get both the BBQ grill and charcoal grill without having to pay extra, and for under 400 Baht, you will absolutely get your money’s worth at this restaurant!
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2. Scoop your own live prawns and they’re HUGE! – Nud Pob Seafood Suki & BBQ
When you can pick your own live prawns, you are guaranteed to bring the freshness straight to your table.
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Nud Pob Seafood Suki & BBQ has an aquarium right in the middle of the restaurant, which allows you to scoop huge live prawns into your own basket and bring it to your table.
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Not only will you know for sure that it’s fresh, but it’s also fun!
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The restaurant has over 200 tables in an open air space that you can easily spot from the street. You definitely can’t miss it!
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3. Mega food selection that you won’t believe your eyes – Bar-B-Q Resort
This resort is not for sleeping – it’s for feasting. With over 200+ tables placed in an enormous open air space with a high ceiling, you will never feel crowded.
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There are three long stretches of buffet lines with over 200 selections of food to choose – from seafood and meat for BBQ, to delicious prepared Thai and International dishes. (You will need many visits to this restaurants just to try every item!)
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One must-try is the Shrimp Vermicelli Noodle Pot available at the cooking station. Shrimps and vermicelli noodles are baked in soy sauce and chinese parsley, then served steaming hot in a pot – one of the favorite dishes among Thais.
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We guarantee, you will never leave this place hungry!
4. If you’re crazy about cakes and all sweet things… – Le Boulanger Bakery-Lounge-Bar
As soon as you walk in, you’ll immediately smell the buttery sweet aroma of baking cakes, cupcakes, crisping croissants, and freshly baked bread. It’s one heavenly smell of delectable goodness.
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And if you’re crazy about your cakes and sweet treats, how about trying them all? Le Boulanger offers an incredible Cake Buffet. Yes, you read it right. All-you-can-eat cakes, pastries, bread and ice-cream!
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Each week, the bakery updates its menu with special items, so each time you go back, you’re guaranteed to try something different.
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We recommend the Spinach Vol Au Vent and Yuzu Apple Cremeux, they are to-die-for – and the best party? It’s a pretty sweet deal for your sweet tooth!
5. Craving a good dim sum buffet with all the soup dumplings you could ever eat? – Tai He Xuan Chinese Restaurant
Another alternative to shabu and seafood, is the Dim Sum Buffet at Tai He Xuan Chinese Restaurant.
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Serving up traditional Cantonese Dim Sum in bamboo trays, you’ll also get 1 soup, 1 congee, and 1 dessert along with the buffet.
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The must-try here is definitely the Xiao Long Bao, also known as Chinese Soup Dumpling – Chinese dumpling with hot and super delicious soup within.
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Whether you pop the whole dumpling in your mouth and feel the soup burst out, or nibble on the dumpling skin and slowly slurp the soup out – it’s great either way. (Do be careful and wait awhile to let the dumplings cool down as the soup can be really hot!)
PS: Keep your eyes peeled for their awesome promotions that often include a Peking Duck promo in the Dim Sum Buffet, or a free Peking Duck for large groups for the Dim Sum Buffet.
6. You will feel like you’re sitting in little Tokyo – Daisuke Japanese Mini Restaurant
Don’t let the name and size of this restaurant fool you. Daisuke Japanese Mini Restaurant is not only packed with charm, it’s also packed with good quality traditional Japanese food.
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What’s the main star of this restaurant you ask? Big plates full of salmon sashimi!
The restaurant is set up like a small bar in Japan with the kitchen right in front of you. The atmosphere is very cosy and intimate – and the owner and chef often make friendly conversation with you as if you’re visiting their home.
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That will definitely make the whole night even more pleasant.
Have we also mentioned that they open until late at night? It’s the perfect stop after work or after drinking at the pub!
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7. Free ice-cold beers to go with your seafood! – Anda Seafood Grill Buffet
No gimmicks and no hidden prices. Anda Seafood gives you free beer to go with the varieties of fresh seafood to cook on the charcoal grill!
With its minimalist concept and white tone décor, when you enjoy the food at Anda Seafood you will feel easy and relaxed. Though the restaurant can be packed with many people, you will never feel crowded and the food never runs out.
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Have you ever tasted a horseshoe crab? You won’t regret trying it here!
It’s a simply perfect place to duck into and cool down from the hot Bangkok sun with a nice glass of cold beer and delicious seafood.
8. All about the soup and vintage Thai country style – Shabu Ban Rai
The décor of Shabu Banrai will take you back to vintage Thai country-style living in the 60s.
The food even comes in Thai-styled food trays and Thai tiffin boxes, adding a quaint touch to the cute country styling.
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The highlight of this restaurant is that there are 5 different types of soup broth to complement the Shabu to choose from.
Spicy clear soup
Spicy cream soup
Pork rib clear soup
Soy sauce soup
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Great for escaping the Bangkok heat, stay cool within the big air-conditioned dining area, enjoy the food and unique dining experience!
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9. This restaurant will bring out the carnivore in you – Ant-Ni-Mal
Their slogan is “Heaven for BBQ lover”, so if you’re a die-hard BBQ fan, you know just where to go. It’s also a cool and hip hang out after-class joint for students from nearby colleges!
Known for their brass grill pans and good cuts of quality beef, like brisket, hump, chuck eye, sirloin tip and more – but the tender ribeye is the most highly demanded.
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They can’t refill it fast enough, and there are also other meats apart from beef as well, such as pork, chicken, and choices of seafood for everyone to enjoy.
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If you’re a meat lover, be sure not to miss this restaurant.
10. Shabu and chill by the river – Shabu Indy
Relax and feel the cool breeze by the river while enjoying good quality food. Sounds just like paradise? If so, Shabu Indy is the place for you.
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It’s just on the outskirts of Bangkok with a big open air space by the Chao Phraya River.
The aromatic clear soup sets them apart from other Shabu places, and they also infuse Thai flavours in the traditional Japanese Shabu.
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If you’re feeling adventurous, try mixing this Thai delicacy “Shrimp Brain Paste” in the soup – the result will blow your taste buds away.
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11. Say CHEESE and more CHEESE!! – Shabu Shabu Nang Nai at AQUA
Shabu Shabu Nang Nai has several branches all over Bangkok and the country.
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They offer varieties of seafood and thin sliced meat that is so very tender, it almost melts in your mouth!
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The star of Shabu Shabu Nang Nai is mozzarella cheese. The smell and taste of melted cheese goes really good with any meat or even seafood.
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If you’re a cheese lover, Shabu Shabu Nang Nai is the place to go.
12. You will want to Instagram at this hip and chic restaurant – Shabu Na Mor
Shabu Na Mor wants to bring the farm-fresh food straight to your table – with top grade meat, fresh shrimp and big mussels imported from New Zealand, and more.
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If you like bacon, you will definitely love their smoked bacon. The delicious smoky aroma of the bacon on a hot grill will make you want more and more (and you absolutely can get more).
The décor of Shabu Na Mor is as amazing as its selection of food.
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Decorated with metal and glass, the restaurant exudes wicked industrial vibes that makes this place feel super cool and hip. No matter which angle you take a photo, it will be perfect for your Instagram.
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Lastly, get your drinks in a mason jar – this will give you an Instagram photo that will definitely guarantee many likes!
13. Love a good lobster and dozen oysters? They’re huge here – Chills Lay Seafood
People flock to this restaurant for flathead lobsters as big as a human hand. Its delicate taste is claimed to be superior to crabs and prawns.
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And if you’re a big fan of oysters, Chills Lay Seafood has huge raw oysters available too! Be sure to put the toppings on top, just like the Thai people do. It adds interesting flavours and texture which elevates the taste of oysters to a whole other level.
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It’s also right on trend with the open-air “street seafood” concept in Thailand – and though you may find that Chills Lay Seafood is not as big as other mega seafood places, they are still huge on good service and friendly staff.
They really do pay attention to your needs, and ensure that every hungry guest leaves the place feeling on top of the world.
14. If you like authentic shabu and fried chicken, you have to try this – Shabu Samurai
“Homemade” or “at home” is what you will feel at Shabu Samurai. Sitting in this cosy restaurant with a Japanese style bar will make you feel like you’re sitting in someone’s home kitchen.
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One thing you won’t find in other Shabu restaurants is its fish stock soup. This homemade stock is made from dried fish just like the authentic Shabu restaurants in Japan. They also have Tom Yum soup if you’d prefer something more spicy.
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And the best part? All meat is freshly sliced when you order – you can see it right in front of your eyes!
We recommend you try their signature appetiser, the Crispy Fried Chicken USA Style, which is made with spies that the owner personally brought back from USA.
It’s a perfect blend of Thai, Japanese,and American tastes all in one place.
15. This authentic Isan dish will spice up your day – Isan-NangNua Buffet
Isan makes up the northeastern region in Thailand, and the traditional Isan dishes are hot and spicy.
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With 24 different types of Som-Tum (Thai Style Papaya Salad) made to order – and over 20 different types of Spicy Thai Salad made from seafood, corn, ground pork, chicken, mushroom, duck, bamboo shoots… Let’s just say the variety is guaranteed to leave you in awe.
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What’s a must-try? The Thai delicacy, pig’s small intestines that comes deep-fried or poached!
No need to worry about waiting for a table or slow servers at this restaurant. They have 2 seating zones, outdoor and indoor, with plenty of tables.
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Everything is self-service, and you can simply pick from prepared dishes at the buffet line, or order items off the menu directly from their open kitchen and watch them cook your food.
While waiting for your food, listen to the music at the restaurant – what you hear is the traditional music of Isan!
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Are you ready to spice things up now? We sure are. XD
16. All the fruits you can eat, plus free stunning sky high views of Bangkok – BaiYoke Sky Hotel
Here’s something different than shabu or seafood. Try this new concept of buffet that you definitely can’t find anywhere else!
Set in the second highest building in Bangkok, BaiYoke Sky Hotel offers something unique that places great emphasis on exotic Thai fruits.
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They serve up a variety of fresh fruits, fruit ice cream, fruit sorbet, fruit juices, dried fruits, fruit jelly – and more ways to prepare fruits than you could ever imagine!
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Make sure to try the durian, widely known in Asia to be the King of Fruits – they’re only available upon request when in season.
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It’s a fantastic alternative for a refreshing afternoon tea, complete with free admission to stunning sky high views of the heart of Bangkok, from the Observation Deck and Revolving View Point.