Buffets are big in Hong Kong. So big, in fact, that it's hard to find a hotel without one. But this one in the Island Shangri-La was ahead of the craze, raising the bar more than a decade ago with 10 different stations spread throughout the room (no more waiting in an annoyingly slow line). Chefs work busily in open kitchens, food presentations are arranged like artwork, and the cuisine offers the chance to eat your way around the world. Your first stop might be the table of hors d'oeuvres and salads, followed by the seafood counter laden with sushi, fish, and other delights. Next it's on to the noodle station, where a chef cooks everything from Italian pasta and Chinese noodles to order, before heading over to other stations serving Western, Chinese, Indian, and other Asian fare. But whatever you do, save room for the dessert and delectable ice cream temptations (you could select an entire meal here alone). And that view of greenery outside the window? That's Hong Kong Park, where diners can head after their meal to walk off all that food. Although there's an a-la-carte menu here, too, I frankly can't imagine why anyone would bother.
Hong Kong› Restaurant
Island Shangri-La Hong Kong, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central
Our Rating Neighborhood Central Hours Mon–Fri noon–2:30pm, Sat–Sun and holidays noon–3pm, Mon–Thurs 6:30–10pm, Fri–Sun and holidays 6–10:30pm Transportation MTR: Admiralty Phone 852/2820-8571 Prices Lunch buffet HK$368 Mon–Fri, HK$448 Sat–Sun and holidays; dinner buffet HK$558 Mon–Thurs, HK$618 Fri–Sun and holidays Cuisine Type International/Buffet Web site café TOO
MapIsland Shangri-La Hong Kong, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central Hong Kong
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