Ah, the Vegas buffet.
There's nothing quite as American as excess, and even Top Chef Masters used last week's episode to pay homage to all things hot, cold, and ready-to-eat.
Now, just across from Fresh and Easy, Hollywood’s got a new fresh and easy seafood buffet aptly named Vegas, so you know what to expect:
For just $13 ($20 for dinner), you can head here, grab a booth (you've got 10,000 square feet to choose from), and feast on an infinite spread of meats, veggies, and seafood, all made to order by chefs right before your eyes.
Highlights in the 150-dish assortment include an entire Teppanyaki station featuring NY strip, king crab legs, raw oysters and scallops, carved meats, and a sushi station with sashimi, rolls and even a black tobiko roll (which, apparently, is not sold at any other seafood buffet, not even in fake Elvis country).
Add in the chocolate fountain, pastry counter and a soft-serve frozen yogurt stand with four alternating flavors, it's safe to say Sin City made the migration safely.
(Sigh) See you at Runyon.
Vegas Seafood Buffet
Soft open now, official opening September 1
7021 Hollywood Blvd. (at Sycamore), Hollywood
Price: 3 (out of 4) Noise: 2 (out of 4)
Parking: In the on-site garage (it’s 90 minutes free at lunch, two hours at dinner)
Scene: Business travelers, Korea and Thai-towners, tourists
Hot seat: Closest to the sushi station
More info: No liquor license until official opening; currently open until 10p
Nearby: Hollywood & Highland; Yamashiro; BoHo
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