Las Vegas offers a wealth of authentic, award-winning Asian restaurants in the ever-expanding Chinatown neighborhood, but sometimes a lazy Sunday calls for a greasy, no-frills buffet. While there’s no scientific proof that an endless selection of noodles, egg rolls, and orange chicken is the cure for the common hangover, it’s certainly a theory worth testing. From a seafood-focused buffet with a sushi selection that could rival many Japanese restaurants to one of the cheapest Chinese buffet lunch options in the city, here are five Asian buffets to consider should the craving strike this weekend.
A pan-Asian option
As the spelling of Krazy Buffet indicates, this place isn’t trying to be too fancy — and that’s just fine for diners in search of a cheap buffet with plenty of options. This pan-Asian buffet offers up everything from crab legs to steamed barbecue pork buns in a spacious setting. American dishes including pizza and French fries even make an appearance, as they have a habit of doing at inexpensive Asian buffets.
Krazy Buffet, 8095 W. Sahara Ave.; 702-869-6699
A Las Vegas buffet chain
Americanized Asian food options are curiously sparse in Las Vegas, but for those who are in the mood for a plateful or two of it, Buffet at Asia is the most convenient option from just about anywhere in the city. The casual Asian buffet has three locations in Las Vegas, all of which offer lunch and dinner. Buffet items include salt and pepper shrimp, wontons, sushi, fried rice, and a stir-fry station.
Buffet at Asia, 2380 S. Rainbow Blvd.; 702-307-8800
AYCE Asian fusion near the Strip
Located just a few blocks east of the Strip, Kirin Buffet is a popular place for tour buses to drop off groups of hungry travelers. The central location makes it a great option for anyone else looking for an affordable, filling lunch or dinner. The clean, pink, and yellow interior is a comfortable setting for an indulgent meal of lo-mein, crab Rangoon, spare ribs, and soft-serve ice cream for dessert.
Kirin Buffet, 1518 E. Flamingo Road; 702-892-9888
A seafood buffet
Makino scores points on quantity alone. In a city filled with AYCE sushi options, it takes a lot for a sushi buffet to stand out — and Makino offers a lot of maki rolls along with nigiri and sashimi. In addition to sushi, diners can enjoy Japanese dishes including ramen, tonkatsu, and udon.
Makino Buffet, 3965 S. Decatur Blvd., Suite 5; 702-889-4477
An astoundingly cheap lunch buffet
Golden Dragon Chinese Cuisine has been around for awhile — always a good sign in the ever-changing culinary landscape of Las Vegas. The modest spot on Tropicana serves a very inexpensive Chinese lunch buffet ($7.49 per person) and a unique AYCE dinner menu featuring items including sweet and sour pork, general Tso chicken, and Sichuan shrimp. Takeout and delivery are also available.
Golden Dragon Chinese Cuisine, 6120 W. Tropicana Ave., Suite A1; 702-253-5148