Sinbad Mediterranean Cuisine & Buffet
5801 Northwest Expressway
If you show up Monday-Thursday, you’ll get a delicious buffet ($9.95 lunch, $11.95 dinner) of fresh-made Mediterranean fare. Friday evening and all day Saturday you’ll get the super buffet ($12.95), which boasts an almost insurmountable amount of food. Try the falafel, saffron rice and lamb shank. There’s always fresh-grilled veggies for kebobs and a spread of dessert, from traditional Persian dishes to raspberry cake. Like them on Facebook for updates and specials.
Taj Cuisine of India
1500 N.W. 23rd
For scrumptious Indian food, try this new spot. Service is attentive and friendly, and the buffet ($8.95 lunch, $9.95 dinner, $10.95 weekends) features vegetarianfriendly dishes like palak paneer and vegetable samosas. Don’t worry, meat-eaters!
You can delight in tandoori chicken, lamb vindaloo and fish curry. Don’t leave without trying Taj’s version of biriyani (veggie, chicken, shrimp or lamb). For dessert, have gulab jamun, a milk-based pastry ball smothered in rosewater and cardamom syrup.
Park Avenue Grill
1 Park Avenue
You might not be able to afford this Skirvin Hilton eatery on the regular, so give its lunch buffet a try ($14). It runs during weekdays and changes up routinely depending on the chef’s decision.
It’s not expansive, but the bread basket, few salads, sides and entrées are more than enough to fill up your tummy with delicious and fresh food. Also included is a stand-alone dessert buffet that includes several made-fresh-daily treats prepared by the new pastry chef.
Thai House II
500 N.W. 23rd
If you’re in the market for a go-to Thai house, this place has a pretty firm offering. Don’t be scared away by the exterior: It’s what’s on the inside that counts.
With the owner’s wife and mother doing all the cooking, you always get fresh, authentic dishes that come spiced just as you order. If you want to try a variety, opt for the lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ($7.35 weekdays, $8.75 weekends). Don’t leave without trying a fried rice plate, one of their green curries and garlic shrimp.
Hibachi Supreme Buffet
1012 W. Interstate 240 Service Road
This place is not playing around. Its buffet runs Monday-Sunday ($3.99-$6.99 lunch, $5.25-$9.59 dinner) and features baby back ribs, sushi, fresh mussels and mac ’n’cheese. Living up to its name, opt for the hibachi buffet and watch the chef prepare your handpicked meal. It’s much more food than you could ever sample in one sitting, so enjoy fruit and dessert sushi to finish and plan for a return trip. In a hurry? Fill up your to-go plate and pay by the pound.
1500 S. Meridian
Although it’s not sprawling, the buffet selection ($9.99) at this family-friendly eatery is incredibly diverse, that you can count on. From pho, other noodle bowls, fresh crawfish and soups, to the most popular Mongolian barbecue dishes — you’re sure to get much more than you pay for. You can also enjoy Chinese and Vietnamese barbecue. Golden Palace takes care of its clientele.
5816 N.W. 63rd
Even if you pay for the buffet ($10.99 weekdays and Sunday, $15.99 4-9 p.m. Saturday) and only eat the catfish and beignets that are brought to the table; it’s worth it. If you decide to move on to the actual smorgasbord of Creole delightfulness, don’t pass up the crawfish étouffée and au gratin potatoes.
The cornbread is homemade and won’t disappoint. If you’ve room for dessert, try the bread pudding.