An all-you-can-eat buffet in Bangkok is the smart choice if you are looking to stock up on a budget, and with any of our favourite places you can indulge for less than 500 baht – incredibly good value!
It’s true that many five-star hotels have very expensive brunches that can really burn a hole in your pocket, but with these choice picks you get tasty food at amazing rates. On our list we have wide ranging hotel spreads, sizzling curries and meaty barbecues, so whatever you fancy you should find something suitable. All of these deals are the regular price and are open seven nights a week.
But at the risk of sounding like your mother, take your time and don’t order too much in one go. Anything you don’t eat usually carries a large penalty fine to prevent wastefulness.
Café G at Holiday Inn Bangkok333 baht (No time limit)
If you are looking for outstanding value, Café G’s all day buffet at the Holiday Inn Bangkok should be top of your list. For just 333++ baht for lunch or dinner, this expansive spread covers Thai and western dishes, with seafood, pasta, grilled meats, Thai curry, and a whole food island devoted to cakes, fruits and sweet treats. Buffet lunch at Café G runs from 11:30 to 14:30, and dinner from 17:30 to 21:00 every day. Holiday Inn Bangkok is next to Chit Lom BTS Skytrain Station. Read More...
Kuroda499 baht (no time limit)
Fans of Japanese food will love Kuroda, a restaurant with a 22 page menu of classic Japanese dishes, all available in unlimited amounts for the single price of 495 baht. The layout is bland and a little like a canteen, but the service is prompt and the plates of salmon and tuna sashimi just keep on coming. Other highlights include ‘toriyaki’ chicken sticks, grilled beef, ramen noodles, and shrimp tempura. Kuroda has several branches but the one on Ekkamai (Sukhumvit Soi 63) is the easiest to find. It is 200 metres from the junction with Sukhumvit on the left hand side of the road.
- Opening Hours: 11:30-23:00
- Location: 5 Ekkamai Sukhumvit Soi 63
- BTS: Ekkamai
- Tel: +66 (0)2 392 4933
Mumbai’s Great Punjab299 baht (2 hours)
Offering four different curries, basmati rice, naan bread, poppadum and garnishes, all for the amazing price of 299 baht, Mumbai’s Great Punjab is a undoubtedly a great value Indian restaurant. The four curries revolve around chicken, dahl (lentil), paneer, and vegetables, so there is really something for everyone, and you can order all you like for two hours, from 11:00 to 23:00. Popular with the Indian community in Bangkok, Mumbai’s Great Punjab also has an a la carte menu, but we always go for the all-you-can-eat option as it is such good value. The restaurant is quite easy to find next to Trendy Building on Sukhumvit Soi 13, walking distance from Nana BTS Skytrain Station.
- Opening Hours: 11:00-23:00
- Location: Trendy Building, Sukhumvit Soi 13
- BTS: Nana
- Tel: +66 (0) 2651 0988
Shabushi by Oishi350 baht (1.5 hours’ time limit)
This shabu-shabu franchise is a ubiquitous presence in shopping malls across Bangkok, often with lines of people waiting to get inside to feast for 1.5 hours for 350 baht. Each Shabushi branch is designed in the same way, very much like a sushi train restaurant. Stools are lined up along a revolving conveyor belt which delivers the variety of ingredients to your seat, which you then boil in your pot of either spicy tom yum flavour broth or a lighter, salty broth. Ingredients range from fish, clams and shrimp, to beef, chicken and all manner of vegetables. There is also a sushi area, free soft drinks and ice cream.
- Opening Hours: 11:00-21:00
- Location: MBK/CentralWorld/Siam Center
Best Beef229 baht (2 hours’ time limit)
Best Beef is located in On Nut, east of downtown Bangkok but still close to the BTS, and is hugely popular with locals and expats thanks to the huge selection of barbecued meats and vegetables available for just 229 baht for two hours. This open-air but under-cover restaurant gets hot and you will smell like beef for the rest of the evening due to the spit-back from the iron skillet, but if you are looking for a big, meaty feed just how local Bangkokians do it, Best Beef is highly recommended. The menu (in Thai) has four cuts of beef, three cuts of pork, as well as offal including liver, tongue and intestines, all available in unlimited amounts which you cook yourself directly at the table. When it comes time to order, just point at the pictures and smile.
- Opening Hours: 16:00-24:00
- Location: 1490/2 Sukhumvit Road, two minutes’ walk from On Nut BTS Skytrain
- BTS: On Nut
- Tel: +66 (0)2 742 9416