The 15 Best Places with a Buffet in Dubai

The 15 Best Places with a Buffet in Dubai

If you're someone who believes that "variety is the spice of life," then you're in for a treat. Nestled in the heart of the Middle East, is the ultimate foodie's playground - Dubai and its abundant dining options. The buffet scene especially, isn't just a meal; it's a whole adventure, a flavor-filled rollercoaster ride that'll have your taste buds screaming with joy!

Whether you're a food explorer or just someone who appreciates a good meal, Dubai's buffets promise a dining experience that's as entertaining as it is delicious. So, grab your fork and put on your eating pants, as we take you on a delectable joyride through some of the best buffet restaurants in Dubai.

Kitchen 6

Kitchen6, the recipient of plenty prestigious awards, is a globally-inspired buffet restaurant where the culinary world comes alive. Here, you can witness talented chefs showcasing their skills across six vibrant live-cooking stations. These stations encompass the art of Asian woks, the sizzle of Middle Eastern grills, the aroma of freshly baked European breads, and the enticing flavors from Indian tandoors.

As part of their promotional offerings, Kitchen 6 has introduced a series of themed nights, which are:

Thursday - Ocean's Catch
Savor the freshest seafood perfectly prepared by our expert Chefs.

Friday - Arabian Night
Indulge in an exquisite blend of aromatic spices that embody the essence of Middle Eastern cuisine.

Saturday - Weekend Krunch
Satisfy every craving with a wide selection of international delights.

Sunday - Roast Night
Enjoy an exquisite selection of premium cuts.

Embark on this culinary adventure for just AED 219 per person, available from 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm.

Buffet Cost per person & Timings:

Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: AED 155 | 6:00am-11:00am

Lunch: Monday - Friday: AED 145 | 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Saturday - Sunday: AED 219 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: AED 199 | 6:30pm - 11:00pm  

Thursday - Sunday: AED 219 | 6:30pm - 11:00pm

Location: Kitchen 6, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Rd - Business Bay.

Contact: 04 414 3000

Al Dawaar

At the top of Hyatt Regency Dubai, you'll find Al Dawaar, the city's only revolving rooftop restaurant. With a diverse menu of Arabian, Middle Eastern, European, and Asian cuisines, it offers stunning 360-degree views of Dubai's skyline, the Creek, and the sea.

The restaurant's elegant ambiance transitions from a bright and lively daytime setting to a cozy, romantic atmosphere in the evening. The menu includes a variety of dishes, from Assorted Sushi to Rib Eye Steak, and an enticing dessert selection.

It's a unique dining spot where you can enjoy tasty food and fantastic views of Dubai all in one place.

Buffet Cost per person & Timings:

Sky Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: AED 249 | 12:30pm - 4:00 pm

Dinner: Monday - Sunday: AED 229 | 6:30pm - 11:30pm  

Location: Al Dawaar, 25th floor, Hyatt Regency Dubai, Al Khaleej St., Deira

Contact: 04 209 6912


Saffron is more than just a restaurant; it's an immersive dining experience. Its where the foodie fun happens. Here, you're in for a feast like no other, with a whopping 220 dishes and 20 live cooking stations to choose from.

Saffron specializes in offering a wide array of international cuisines, with a particular focus on Asian flavors. Guests can enjoy a diverse selection of dishes from India and Southeast Asia, prepared with authenticity and expertise.

Step into Saffron, where the party never stops, and the brunch is a legendary bash in Dubai! And not just brunch, Saffron is known for having themed nights, so every time you visit, it's a brand new taste adventure.

It's a must-visit destination for food enthusiasts looking to explore the rich and diverse world of Asian cuisine through a theatrical experience.

Buffet Cost per person & Timings:

Breakfast: Sunday - Friday: AED 170  | 7:00am-11:30am

Brunch: Saturday: AED 350 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Dinner: Sunday - Friday: AED 255 | 6:00pm - 10:30pm  

Saturday: AED 255 | 7:00pm - 11:30pm

Location: Saffron, Ground Level, West Tower, Atlantis - The Palm.

Contact: 04 426 2626

Absolute Barbecues - AB's

Absolute Barbecues, or AB's, takes dining to a whole new level with its unique DIY grilling concept. Originally from India, AB's made its international debut in Dubai on Sheikh Zayed Road in December 2014.

One can enjoy the thrill of barbecuing indoors at AB's with a D-I-Y table grill at every table, allowing you to grill your own starters to perfection. The extensive buffet caters to a variety of tastes, offering a wide range of dishes from different cuisines, including Indian, Middle Eastern, Asian, and Continental. Don't miss the live Mongolian tava grill, the "Wish Grill," where you can enjoy unlimited helpings of exotic meats, seafood, and veggies, all prepared to your liking by our chefs.

If you're looking for a budget-friendly place with an extensive buffet - Absolute Barbecues is your place. Reservations are recommended.

Buffet Cost per person & Timings:

Lunch: Monday - Thursday: AED 64 + VAT | 12:00pm - 3:30pm

Friday: AED 74 + VAT | 12:00pm - 3:30pm

Saturday - Sunday: AED 89 + VAT | 12:00pm - 3:30pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: AED 79 + VAT | 6:30pm - 11:00pm  

Friday - Sunday: AED 89 + VAT | 6:30pm - 11:00pm

Location: Absolute Barbecues Ground Floor, Sidra Tower, Exit No - 36 Sheikh Zayed Rd. There are two more outlets in Deira and Al Mankhool.

Contact: 600 577776

Texas De Brazil

Texas de Brazil redefines dining with its authentic Brazilian-American steakhouse experience, blending Southern Brazilian cuisine with the welcoming spirit of Texas. Commence your culinary journey by savoring mocktails and exploring the extravagant gourmet salad area.

Throughout the meal, the restaurant's skilled Gauchos, affectionately known as the "Cowboys of Brazil," move about throughout the restaurant, carving a variety of flame-grilled meats, including beef, chicken, lamb, sausage, and seafood. Wrap up your meal with delectable desserts and a steaming espresso, all within the unique ambiance and exceptional service of Texas de Brazil.

Buffet Cost per person & Timings:

Premium Gaucho Experience: Monday - Sunday: AED 269 | 11:30am - 11:00pm

Churrasco Experience: Monday - Sunday: AED 219 | 11:30am - 11:00pm

Salad Bar: Monday - Sunday: AED 117 | 11:30am - 11:00pm

Business Lunch: Monday - Thursday: AED 164 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm

To know more about the experience, click here.

Location: Texas De Brazil, Level 2, Mall of The Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Al Barsha 1. They also have a branch in Dubai Mall.

Contact: 04 379 2447


Sumibiya is one of the first Korean yakiniku-style restaurants in the city. The place has a warm and cozy atmosphere with nice lighting, offering an interactive culinary experience, inviting guests to choose between semi-private booths or individual tables for a delightful grilling session.

Their menu includes a diverse range of Korean delights from well-pickled starters to traditional Korean sides like kimchi, marinated beef, and succulent seafood. They also offer a selection of wines and beers to go with your Korean meal.

Sumibiya promises an unforgettable dining experience where flavors come alive through the art of yakiniku-style grilling.

Buffet Cost per person & Timings:

Lunch: Saturday - Sunday: AED 225  | 12:30pm - 4:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Sunday: AED 225 | 6:00pm - 11:00pm  

Location: Sumibiya, Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek Baniyas, Baniyas Road.

Contact: 04 205 7033

Bar.B.Q Tonight

Bar.B.Q Tonight is a lovely dining establishment that brings the rich and savory flavors of Pakistani and Mughlai cuisine to the heart of the UAE. With a legacy spanning decades, Bar.B.Q Tonight has mastered the art of serving up succulent dishes and an array of delectable entrees that transport diners on a gastronomic journey through the rich culinary traditions of South Asia.

With a reputation steeped in tradition and a commitment to excellence, Bar.B.Q Tonight is a must-visit spot, where every meal is a delectable celebration of Pakistani culinary heritage.

Buffet Cost per person & Timings:

Lunch: Friday - Sunday: AED 59 + VAT  | 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Sunday: AED 73 + VAT | 6:00pm - 1:00am  

Location: Bar.B.Q Tonight, Block B, Ground Floor, Al Hudaiba Award Complex, Jumeirah Street.

Contact: 04 342 5272


This renowned restaurant is inspired by the South Australian wine region of Yalumba. Its warm, organic design and diverse cuisine, spanning Pan Arab to European, offer a top-notch dining experience. With its fully interactive live kitchen, barbecue grill terrace, and diverse cuisine options, Yalumba caters to even the most discerning palates.

This culinary destination is perfect for a relaxed and casual dining experience and is known for hosting themed sessions and events, notably the award-winning Yalumba Brunch. The lively Friday afternoon brunch offers impeccable food, delightful desserts, refreshing beverages, live music, entertainment, and an unbeatable party atmosphere, making it a must-visit for those seeking a five-star Dubai party brunch.

Buffet Cost per person & Timings:

Sunday Family Blunch: AED 225 | 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Eat and Meet Business Lunch: Monday - Friday:  AED 105 | 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Seafood Tuesdays: AED 265 | 7:00pm - 10:30pm

Fin Farm Fire: Every Wednesday: AED 145 | 7:00pm - 10:30pm

Queens Land: Every Thursday: AED 145 | 7:00pm - 10:30pm

Taste of Asia: Every Friday: AED 145 | 7:00pm - 10:30pm

To know more about the specials, Click here.

Location: Yalumba, Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Airport Road.

Contact: 04 702 2455


Anise is a global buffet haven with eight live cooking stations serving breakfast and lunch, daily, where the cuisines sift through chapters of delectable cuisines of the world.

It is a versatile dining destination, offering a diverse range of cuisines that makes it perfect for group gatherings where each member can sample something unique. This restaurant caters to guests of all ages, including families, with special kids' buffets on select evenings, and children under five dine for free.

You can dine indoors, in the comfort of Dubai's best friend - Air Condition, or enjoy the Dubai skyline from the spacious outdoor terrace. Anise invites you to explore diverse flavors from around the world in a vibrant and relaxed setting.

Buffet Cost per person & Timings:

Breakfast: Monday - Friday: AED 145 | 6:30am-10:30am

Saturday - Sunday: AED 145 | 6:30am - 11:00am

Lunch: Monday - Friday: AED 199 | 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Sunday: AED 199 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Sunday: AED 199 | 6:30pm - 11:00pm  

Saturday Brunch: AED 245 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: Anise, InterContinental Dubai Festival City, Lobby floor, InterContinental Dubai Festival City.

Contact: 04 701 1111


Experience the exotic flavors of Asia like never before at Toshi - a Pan Asian cuisine restaurant. This place offers a unique dining experience that combines the best aspects of an all-you-can-eat buffet, a la carte dining, family-style sharing menus, and live cooking stations.

Here, the buffet stations are always stocked with piping hot dishes, ensuring that you'll always find something delicious to satisfy your cravings. The menu is like a journey through the heart of Asia, offering a wide variety of dishes and flavors.

With an extensive menu of a cultural fusion, this place invites you to have the perfect experience of the world of Asian cuisine in Dubai.

Buffet Cost per person & Timings:

Rice To The Occasion: Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday: AED 299 | 6:30pm - 11:00pm

Wok This Way: Monday: AED 299 | 6:30pm - 11:00pm

The Taste Is Thainamite: Wednesday: AED 299 | 6:30pm - 11:00pm

A Teppan Fan: Friday: AED 299 | 6:30pm - 11:00pm

Sea You At Toshi: Saturday: AED 299 | 6:30pm - 11:00pm

To know more about the events and promotions, click here.

Location: Toshi, 18th Floor, Grand Millennium Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road - Exit 36, Al Barsha South - Barsha Heights.

Contact: 04 429 9999

The Talk

The Talk Restaurant promises a delightful blend of conversation, fresh flavors, and global cuisine, all day long. This inviting establishment boasts a team of skilled chefs who proudly display their expertise in an open-show kitchen and across various live cooking stations.

What truly sets The Talk apart is its ever-changing daily theme, offering a feast for every palate. From delectable Seafood nights to sizzling BBQ evenings, there's always something exciting to indulge in. The interior décor is a harmonious fusion of soft earthy tones, warm wooden textures, and contemporary steel accents, creating a welcoming ambiance that enhances your dining experience.

For those looking to enjoy their meal in the fresh air, the tranquil outdoor setting provides the perfect backdrop to savor mouth-watering dishes. The Talk Restaurant attracts you with its diverse offerings and inviting ambiance, making it a must-visit destination.

Buffet Cost per person & Timings:

Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: AED 100 | 7:00am-11:00am

Lunch: Monday - Sunday: AED 139 | 12:30pm - 3:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Sunday: AED 180 | 6:30pm - 11:00pm  

Location: The Talk, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Marina Dubai.

Contact: 04 449 8888

Barbeque Nation

Barbeque Nation is a well-known chain of casual dining restaurants in India having branches in Al Karama, Al Barsha and Silicon Central Mall in Dubai.

They are known for pioneering the concept of "over the table barbeque," where diners can grill their own barbecue dishes right at their tables. The restaurant offers a fixed-price 'all you can eat' dining experience, featuring a variety of appetizers, main courses, and desserts, often with a focus on grilled and barbecued dishes.

So, if you're craving a unique dining experience that combines DIY flair with scrumptious flavors of the Indian cuisine at a budget friendly price, Barbeque Nation is the place to be.

Buffet Cost per person & Timings:

Lunch: Monday - Tuesday: AED 64 + VAT | 12:00pm - 3:30pm

Wednesday - Thursday: AED 74 + VAT | 12:00pm - 3:30pm

Friday - Sunday: AED 89 + VAT | 12:00pm - 3:30pm

Dinner: Monday - Sunday: AED 64 + VAT | 6:30pm - 11:00pm  

Wednesday - Thursday: AED 79 + VAT | 6:30pm - 11:00pm  

Friday - Sunday: AED 89 + VAT | 6:30pm - 11:00pm  

Location: Barbecue Nation, Behind Dubai Printing Press - Building No R1027, Al Karama. They also have a branch in Al Barsha and Silicon Central Mall.

Contact: 04 872 3613

The Market Place

The Market Place, a family-friendly restaurant, specializes in beloved dishes from across Asia, ensuring there's a little something to please every palate. The open restaurant layout and welcoming décor create a cozy ambiance, making it an ideal place to unwind on a leisurely afternoon.

With a combination of à la carte and buffet-style dining, plus live cooking stations delivering super-fresh bites like sizzling Indian tandoori, flavorful Malaysian nasi goreng, mouthwatering pad Thai, generous servings of Indonesian noodles and much more, , The Market Place is a treasure trove of authentic flavors.

Buffet Cost per person & Timings:

Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: AED 120 | 6:30am-11:00am

Dinner: Monday - Sunday: AED 150 | 6:30pm - 11:00pm  

Friday(Seafood night): AED 249 | 6:30pm - 11:00pm  

Location: The Market Place, Lobby Level, Marriott Hotel, Al Jaddaf.

Contact: 04 317 7777

Spice Island

A dining legend since 1997, Spice island is one of the most popular buffet restaurants in Dubai.

With a staggering selection of over 200 dishes, including free-flowing lobsters, succulent shrimps, flavorful fish, tender beef, juicy chicken, a sushi bar, mouthwatering kebabs, zesty Mexican tacos, aromatic curries, and an abundance of global delicacies, Spice Island is a foodie's paradise.

This buffet gem features six live cooking stations, including the distinctive Mongolian flattop grill, semi-private dining rooms, and live music to enhance your dining experience. Spice Island is not only perfect for a Saturday brunch indulgence but also offers themed nights that add a twist to your casual evenings.

Buffet Cost per person & Timings:

Lunch: Monday - Tuesday: AED 64 + VAT | 12:00pm - 3:30pm

Wednesday - Thursday: AED 74 + VAT | 12:00pm - 3:30pm

Friday - Sunday: AED 89 + VAT | 12:00pm - 3:30pm

Dinner: Monday - Sunday: AED 64 + VAT | 6:30pm - 11:00pm  

Wednesday - Thursday: AED 79 + VAT | 6:30pm - 11:00pm  

Friday - Sunday: AED 89 + VAT | 6:30pm - 11:00pm  

Location: Spice Island, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Salah Al Din Street, Deira.

Contact: 056 216 9048


Renown for its extensive and inviting menu choices, Kaleidoscope stands out as an exceptional dining destination that warmly welcomes guests of all ages. 

The menu at Kaleidoscope features a wide range of international dishes, catering to various tastes and preferences. You can expect to find options ranging from fresh seafood to flavorful Asian cuisine and Mediterranean-inspired flavors.

Kaleidoscope's dining area offers a spacious and inviting atmosphere. The buffet area stands out with a stunning mosaic ceiling overhead, while the opulent marble flooring and central pillar add to the overall elegance.

Diners can opt for indoor tables under chandeliers or outdoor terrace seating with garden views, ideal for cooler months. The restaurant also features several live cooking stations thoughtfully placed around the serving area.

Buffet Cost per person & Timings:

Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: AED 170 | 7:00am-11:30am

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: AED 235 | 6:00pm - 10:30pm  

Friday - Sunday: AED 255 | 6:00pm - 10:30pm    

The dinners are themed nights. to know more about them, click here.

Location: Kaleidoscope, Atlantis, The Palm.

Contact: 04 426 2626

In a city known for its fantastic food, these 15 top buffets in Dubai really shine. From amazing international meals to tasty local dishes, Dubai's buffet scene has something for everyone.

Whether you're a tourist or live here, trying the best buffet in Dubai is a must. It's like taking a delicious trip around the world with food that's so good, you'll keep coming back for more. So, if you're in Dubai and want a special dining experience, these top buffets are the places to be.

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