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Cafe Sierra

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Universal City Area
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555 Universal Hollywood Dr, Los Angeles, CA 91608-1001
+1 818-509-2030
06:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 06:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I have not tried the buffet, but the menu options are way too expensive for the value, and the food is not that good. And guacamole didn't seem fresh either.. Def not worth to try- you can find better options at city walk..

Thank Monce J
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The seafood buffet at the Hilton Universal is packed with so many selections that your head will spin. They offer King crab legs, Salmon, Shrimp ten different ways, a huge sushi bar where they will make you custom rolls and hand rolls. They also have the greatest desert bar that you will need to visit even though you are full.... More 

Thank ronmiller0032
Discovery Bay, California
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13 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Quality of food is not even near the price you pay. you have two options, open buffet or a la cart. when you look at the menu a ala cart, you will definitely go to buffet, as any single plate will equal the amount of the buffet.

Thank Nader H
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Cafe Sierra is a very attractive big hotel dining space. The menu is good but the buffet has an enormous array of foods. You will find something for every taste. One hint -- if you enjoy bread, get it to your table before picking out your meal.

Thank ideblasi0
Santa Clarita, California
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Fifty four dollars is a lot of money for a meal. Succulent prime rib, lobster, fresh sashimi, Alaskan crab legs, to name a few, would definitely be worth more that $54. This is by far the best buffet money can buy in the LA area. Can't even compare to the 65+ dollars buffet at Caesar's Palace. So if you have... More 

Thank Vlad_Vee
San Francisco, California
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Universal City Hilton totally renovated the Cafe Sierra buffet area with open seating area and surrounding food stations. The breakfast buffet can either be continental breakfast or upgrade to full buffet. If you like the full buffet, it includes ; bacon, sausage, omelets, pancakes, potatoes, and chinese porridge. The continental includes; bagels, toast, pastries, fresh fruit, oatmeal, cold cuts, and... More 

Thank 214barryh
Long Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Hands down best buffet, seafood or otherwise! We went to the Seafood/Prime Rib weekend buffet. Great quality, variety and service. A bit pricey, but worth it. Most buffets are quantity not quality, this has it all.

Thank cestlavie26
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Excellent selection of fish and seafood, especially in the Asian food section. Roast beef, sliced to order, excellent, the desserts are awesome,especially the creme brûlée.

Thank djdulac
Dodge City, Kansas
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307 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

The breakfast buffet was very good but much overpriced. I can somewhat understand $28 for adults with unlimited juices and fruits, made to order omelets and such, but a 4 year old for $18 just didn’t seem reasonable. For the little kids I would recommend ordering from the menu. Our server however was beyond awesome in working with my family... More 

Thank iroamaround67801
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86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

How absurd the cost of breakfast here 132.00 for 4 we just stayed at a Hilton property in Lancaster and the same breakfast was part of the stay FREE the value is not there. So re think a family of 4 breakfast at the Hilton universal.

Thank troy f

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, American, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 555 Universal Hollywood Dr, Los Angeles, CA 91608-1001
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Universal City Area
  • Neighbourhood: Universal City Area
  • Phone Number: +1 818-509-2030
Famous for its unique Seafood, Lobster and Prime Rib Buffet in L.A. Cafe Sierra is located high atop the Hollywood Hills inside the gleaming tower of Hilton Universal City.

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