Posts tagged buffet
Posts tagged buffet
Restaurant Review : Hansong Buffet (Korean buffet) $$ *6 out of 10*
Park your car around the back with valet and then enter through the magnificently traditional Korean gates of Hansong. Walk through their manicured garden complete with a man-made river and over the bridge to enter the buffet.
The buffet is large and clean and consists of a soup and salad station, a cold appetizer section, the warm meat section, the seafood section, the miscellaneous cooked section, a sushi section, and a dessert and ice cream section.
There’s plenty to eat but it’s a bit hit and miss. The Korean food is yummy, especially the Yuk Hae (Korean raw beef), the whole chili peppers with their awesome Sam Jang, their Kimchee, and their meats. The sushi counter could use a lot of work and is not something that I enjoy there at all. Their baked desserts are meager and dried-out but two thumbs up to their fresh fruit and soft serve + froyo machine!
Pricing is a bit stiff for what you get.
-Lunch is $16.95/person.
-Dinner is $25.95/person.
With so many delicious dining options in Ktown, I find it hard to pay the prices at Hansong for food that’s not always so consistent.
1925 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Neighborhoods: Westlake, Pico Union
Catalina Kitchen is located on the beautiful grounds of the Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes. You can dine outdoors lulled by the sounds of the ocean and caressed by the gentle touch of the air. This place is beautiful and peaceful.
My friend was throwing a lavish weekend wedding extravaganza on the grounds so we came to have their Friday Seafood Dinner Buffet for the wedding rehearsal dinner. This buffet is $55 per person and stacked full of crab legs, clams, mussels, oysters, soups, salads, breads, some sushi, a cheese tower with its accompaniments, and desserts.
It was a feast for my eyes. I wanted to try everything; and this I did…
What can I say? The food fell very short of my expectations. It was not well prepared, tasteless, and wasn’t at its freshest. What started off so well visually, ended with failure after failure in my mouth. Even the desserts came up short.
Our limited consolations came from the cheese selection, the fresh fruit, and champagne along with the friendly attentive service.
Although a wonderful time seemed to be had by all, it certainly was had by me; I am disappointed in the quality of the food and would expect much more from an establishment such as this.
100 Terranea Resort
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Restaurant Review : Buffet of Buffets (24 hour AYCE buffet) Las Vegas, NV *7 stars*
Mom visits me from Korea every year and as usual, we went to Vegas. I don’t know why we decided to do this but we did. I kept questioning our decision…really? Buffet for the next 24 hours? Holy moly! Yes, you heard me right; unlimited buffet for 24 hours for $44.99 for Total Rewards members (just go sign up at the total rewards booth) and $49.99 for non-members. Ugh.
Given my reservations, this was not a bad idea. It’s definitely worth the money given that one buffet meal would have cost us about $18-$30. So how many times could we squeeze in buffet trips in the given time without wanting to puke? I’d say about 4 times MAX.
-Meal 1: Spice Market Buffet @PH. This was where we started. We had dinner here. Overall, this was my favorite buffet of the trip. They have different themed sections marked clearly with bold white lettering…ie. Mexican, Seafood, Mid-Easter, dessert, etc. I gorged myself on pre-halved crab legs and pre-peeled shrimp cocktail. My husband loved the cotton candy and the crème brulee was yummy too. 7 stars
-Meal 2 : Spice Market Buffet. Since we were staying at PH we decided to come here for a quick breakfast before we set out for the day. Breakfast was simple and standard. The eggs were good and the OJ refreshing…and the coffee saved my life.
-Meal 3 : Le Village Buffet @ Paris. The line was short here but for some reason we had to wait for 45 minutes! The food was French-ish and quite mediocre. I must say that I do like the ambiance. It succeeds in taking me away to some sort of quaint rustic town. 5 stars
-Meal 4 : Lago Buffet @ Caesars Palace. Once again, the line was ridiculously slow. We had tickets to the Cirque Du Soleil LOVE show and we almost had to skip dinner after waiting in line for an hour! Fortunately, we spoke to one of the managers and she let us slide up front. Thank you! Thank you! Lago had the smallest selection of them all. It was teeny tiny with minimum seating! The saving factor of this place is the quality of the food. It was the best of the three I visited, however limited. The prime rib was restaurant quality and delicious. I would come back just for that. 5 stars
I you like buffets, you can’t pass this up. As for me, I don’t think I’ll do it again but it was definitely worth its while. Besides, we had a good time hopping from buffet to buffet as if we were on a little mission. But please factor in the lines when you’re visiting these buffets. They are no joke.
Participating Buffets : Caesars Palace-Lago Buffet. Flamingo-Paradise Garden Buffet. Harrah’s-Flavors. Imperial Palace-Emperor’s Buffet. Paris-Le Village Buffet. Planet Hollywood-Spice Market Buffet. Rio-Carnival World Buffet. For an extra $15 per person, per visit, you can go to Rio’s Village Seafood Buffet.
Caesars Palace: Lago Buffet; Flamingo: Paradise Garden Buffet; Harrah’s Las Vegas: Flavors; Imperial Palace: Emperor’s Buffet; Paris: Le Village Buffet; Planet Hollywood: Spice Market Buffet; and
Restaurant Review : Potrero Canyon Buffet in Morongo Casino. Cabazon, CA *5 out of 10*
It’s a buffet in the casino. It is what it is. The food is not the best but it’s priced right:
$10.95 - Monday through Saturday
$19.95 - Sunday Champagne Brunch
$14.95 - Monday through Thursday
$19.95 - Friday Seafood Dinner
$18.95 - Saturday & Sunday
You get a $2 discount if you have a Morongo gaming card; one card per person. So, why not eat here? Your options are limited, you can pick and choose what you want, the prime rib is decent, and you get some seafood.
We had lunch here and quite enjoyed ourselves. They had an Osso Buco dish which was surprisingly good. You bet I sucked the bone marrow right out of that!
Restaurant Review : Souplantation in Alhambra * 9 out of 10*
I LOVE Souplantation and I’m sticking with it! I’ve been going to this location for years and years and I’m always satisfied. There’s a Costco in the same plaza so it has become kind of a tradition to hit up both places. Souplantation is a great value and option (if you chose wisely) for all that real, fresh food.
What I love there: I love the Asian Chicken Salad - the beets - Joan’s broccoli madness - the little Pizza Squares -their Clam Chowder (SOOO GOOOD) - Chicken Noodle Soup (without all the fat bloated “noodles”) - their tiny Muffins with the big, perfectly crispy, muffin tops - my husband likes the Chili loaded up with cheese, onions and sour cream - their Vinegar selection - Fresh Ground Pepper - and of course all the fresh veggies you can eat!
What I don’t like there: - Their pastas suck. They’re totally watered down, soggy and tasteless. - Bleu Cheese Dressing is not Bleu Cheesy at all. - the Noodles in the chicken noodle soup - and most of the other soups besides the Clam Chowder and Chicken Noodle Soup. I ALWAYS try them but they fall short. - Their fruit selection can be pretty skimpy too (not a big deal at all).
Has anyone else noticed that this place is 90% Asian? LOL! Must be the buffet thing.