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The Buffet Style SARA

#2,810 of 11,656 Restaurants in Kyoto
$$ - $$$
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620 Suiginyacho, Shimogyo-ku | 3F Cocon Karasuma, Kyoto 600-8411, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-353-5943
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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Dinner costs about $25/person. There are both Western and Japanese items with a wide selection. There are signs in English at each dish. Everyone in our group was happy with the meal. The dishes were all very tasty. The buffet was quickly refilled. Have no complaints. I would recommend the buffet if you have picky eaters in your group as... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

The quality of food is not good like fried chicked batter was soooo thick and seems some traine has made it. Miso soup too salty. The possitive thing is that if you need a quick fill up with free soda drinks and variety of dessert then you may visit this place.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Being on 3rd floor of building you would have to know where it is or be recommended as you wouldn't otherwise know of its existence. Chefs were constantly working in the open kitchen & the food was very fresh & topped up regularly. I even saw 2 bowls of food put in the bin when a new batch was ready... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Taste - standard Presentation - Good Ambiance - Good Clean, and friendly staff I expected more options of the food spread

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

This is a buffet restaurant in the upscale shopping area. The buffet includes a large selection of both Japanese and Western food including soups, vegetables, salads, pizza, pasta, all sorts of chicken, fish, desserts, ice cream, coffee, tea, soft drinks etc, etc. All,of this comes for a fixed price. Liquor is extra and you can even get unlimited liquor for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

Great buffet at Kyoto. We were there for lunch while visiting Kyoto. It has both Japanese and Western style food. After weeks of Japanese food, it was just nice to eat tasty pizzas, pastas and other western food. Soft drinks, and ice creams were included, as well as big selection of desserts, and fruits.

Thank Tiger L
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

A nice stop with a good selection of Japanese and western food. Non alcoholic beverages are included. Good selection of coffee. Excellent dessert buffet. Can get pretty busy even at 1PM. Nor a maximum sitting limit of an hour for lunch buffet.

Thank andrep1
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

Disappointing. Only reason to go is if you want to drink unlimited amount of alcohol for a fixed price. Otherwise expensive and lower to average quality food.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2015 via mobile

We went on a Friday night at 5pm on the dot. Only one other couple but reserved tables are visible. A great selection of Western and Japanese food. The desert selection is amazing. Overall a great buffet for a reasonable price. This was our splurge night and was 5486jpy for two.

Thank Krys S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2014 via mobile

My friend and I went here just on opening. It was approximately 2500 yen includes a buffet of food and soft drink for two hours. As a lactose intolerant vegetarian I found plenty to eat including desserts. Staff are friendly and will attempt a little English to assist you. All food is labelled in English as well as Japanese. Left... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, International, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 620 Suiginyacho, Shimogyo-ku | 3F Cocon Karasuma, Kyoto 600-8411, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Shimogyo-ku
  • Neighbourhood: Shimogyo-ku
  • Phone Number: +81 75-353-5943

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Shimogyo-ku

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Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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