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5 Best Buffet Restaurants in Kyoto

Searching for the best buffet restaurants in Kyoto? Find out which restaurants have the best selection of foods for your ultimate Japanese dining experience.


Buffet restaurants in Kyoto are not hard to come by. Whether you’re looking for a Japanese or Western menu or a hotel restaurant or an independent eatery, you have many options of good buffet restaurants in the city that fit every budget. Without further ado, here are the best buffet restaurants in Kyoto:


1. Raquo at The Westin Miyako Kyoto

At Raquo, your experience can match that of fine dining restaurants, except you get to eat as much as you want without restrictions. Everything is presented aesthetically, from the cold appetizers to the glasses of wine to the display of cheese. You get fruits, fish, and meat mains. The star of the buffet, the roast beef, is what every guest lines up for. If you’re looking for quality Japanese and Western items plus a good view of the Higashiyama mountains, Raquo is one of the best buffet restaurants in Kyoto that you should visit.


Price: Lunch 4,100 yen, Dinner 5,800 yen


Location: The Westin Miyako Kyoto, 1 Awadaguchi Kachocho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto


Open: Breakfast 6:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Dinner 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Phone: +81 75-771-7158


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2. La Jyho at Kyoto Century Hotel

Two minutes away from Kyoto Station, La Jyho is pretty accessible. This all-day dining buffet restaurant in Kyoto offers over 60 different items, a good mixture of Japanese, Chinese, and Western dishes made with fresh ingredients that reflect the taste of each season. The roasted beef that the chef will prepare in front of you is something you should try. The pastry chef’s special desserts are also a must-try, including 50 kinds of ice cream.


Price: Lunch 2,900 yen, Dinner 4,200 yen


Location: Kyoto Century Hotel, Higashishiokoujicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto


Open: Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Dinner 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


Closed: Monday and Tuesday


Phone: +81-75-351-0085


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3. Le Plaisir at Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo

Le Plaisir offers a posh buffet dining experience at Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo’s artsy restaurant. The colorful vibe of the restaurant will make you ecstatic throughout the experience, plus the walls are decorated with traditional Karagami. Le Plaisir has cooking stations for sushi, steaks, and desserts, and the chefs also cook in front of their guests. You can get seasonal dishes here such as Angus beef steaks and sautéed sea bream and shrimp.


Price: Lunch 3,900 yen, Dinner 5,900 yen


Location: Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo, 17 Nishikujo Inmachi, Minami Ward, Kyoto


Open: Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Dinner 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


Phone: +81 75-661-0051


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4. Kaza at Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto

No other buffet restaurants in Kyoto that serve as extensive cuisine as Kaza does. Five distinct cuisine areas are offered at Kaza with a complete and season-fit breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The selection is divided into hot foods, cold dishes, fresh bread, desserts, and beverages. The ultra-favorite items at Kaza include sliced beef and sautéed seafood, so be sure to get them. Kaza’s open-kitchen design makes your dining more exciting as you see the chefs prepare and plate delicacies.


Price: Breakfast 3,200 yen, Lunch 4,000 yen, Dinner 6,000 yen


Location: 1-Taimatsu-cho, Shiokoji-sagaru, HigashiHorikawa-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto


Open: Breakfast 7:00 a.m., Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Dinner 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Phone: +81 75-361-9226


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5. The Reign Hotel Kyoto Restaurant

The Reign Hotel Kyoto Restaurant is one of the best buffet restaurants in Kyoto that hit the mark when it comes to both quality and quantity of Western selection of foods. It does not have as many items as the other buffets, but it has more than enough to satisfy your pastry cravings. The restaurant’s bestseller is the traditional Danish dish “Smorbrod” buffet, which includes a wide range of bread, fresh vegetables raised with traditional farming methods, and side dishes and yogurt.


Price: Brunch 3,000 yen


Location: 67-1 Higashikujo Yanaginoshitacho, Minami Ward, Kyoto


Open: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (dinner available on Tuesday and Saturday)


Phone: +81 75-606-1971


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