American Restaurant$$$$
Midtown East, New York
  • The experts at Serious Eats and Epicurious recommend this place
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    • Epicurious
  • Nicole
    "Try the coconut chicken fingers, they're to die for!"(3 Tips)
    Maria S.
    "yummy gourmet lunch buffet but long lines so get there before 12"(5 Tips)
    Cassie H.
    "Can't go wrong with any of the sushi choices"(6 Tips)
    Vanessa B.
    "Grilled chicken and Bulgarian feta sandwich always hits the spot."(5 Tips)
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  • healthy food
  • sushi
  • vegetarian food
  • breakfast food
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  • Patrice C.
    Patrice ChenJuly 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Try to come before noon or after 130ish...or else it's a zoo in here. My go to place when I don't mind spending $12 on lunch. Great selection of cold and hot dishes and there's a chopped salad station
  • Analee K.
    Analee KasudiaJune 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    I love how creative they are with their cuisines, which changes almost daily. Nothing is overly-greasy/-watery. Compared to other small NYC buffets, they flavor everything *really* well.
  • Benjamin J.
    Benjamin JacksonApril 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    What none of the photos show you is the CROWD. Best to avoid between 12:00 and 2:00 if you can, but even if timing's not on your side, it's often worth braving the mosh pit of a check out line.
  • Tash C.
    Tash ConcepcionAugust 11, 2014
    Expensive but worth every penny. Fresh ingredients and great variety. On Fridays you can get reasonably priced sushi rolls but go early as it sells out quickly!
  • Wdychen N.
    Wdychen NYCMay 30, 2014
    Great food selections, but chaotic during lunch hrs. Traffic flow can be improved throughout the space for a more pleasant and efficient lunching experience.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupSeptember 19, 2011
    This place is insane during lunchtime, but there’s no better place to go for a salad – totally customizable and we recommend you add the Ancho Roasted Salmon.
  • Elliot W.
    Elliot WehnerJuly 11, 2015
    Coconut chicken fingers. Fill your box with them. Don't forget the sauce. This is a fancier slop bucket place.
  • TeeAnje B.
    TeeAnje BrightFebruary 9, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    If you're looking for something light & delicious for lunch that won't weight you down and make you fall asleep after, try the Vietnamese Chicken Bahn Mi.
  • Monica
    MonicaMay 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Friday is sushi day! Good news for this generally pricey pay-per-pound buffet, too, because sushi is light ;)
  • Art J.
    Art JalandoniJune 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get here early(before noon) to beat the crowd and grab a seat. The food is delicious.
  • Leslie O.
    Leslie OroApril 30, 2012
    Everything from the salad bar was great. Personal fave was the coconut chicken. The hummus was bad. No WIFI.
  • Manasi J.
    Manasi JagannathaJanuary 2, 2013
    One of the best lunch options in mod town!!the Moroccan fish is divine!
  • Maria S.
    Maria SeredinaJanuary 4, 2015
    yummy gourmet lunch buffet but long lines so get there before 12
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 23, 2010
    This popular NYC cafe is a lunchtime staple. Try the Mulligatawny soup, a Tamil recipe with curry and other delicious spices.
  • Peter K.
    Peter KrantzJuly 10, 2012
    Excellent alternative to your hotel breakfast. The kids loved it. Fresh and clean.
  • Bea A.
    Bea AsavajaruAugust 6, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    I would go a little before noon for lunch, since it gets pretty busy and hectic.
  • Rebecca P.
    Rebecca PlaineNovember 15, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    great for lunch during the week. some of the best prepared foods around.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsApril 9, 2014
    Like all those other midtown lunch buffet spots, but actually good.
  • Lucky Magazine
    Lucky MagazineFebruary 12, 2010
    If you have a 20-minute break before your next show, drop in here for a snack. The smoothies are excellent, and you can add in energy boosts.
  • Kevin W.
    Kevin WaltersJanuary 28, 2015
    Food's pretty good but make no mistake, there's nothing moderately cheap about this place. $6.95 for a 1/2 pound of food? A small piece of chicken will go over that in a second! Be warned.
  • Vanessa B.
    Vanessa BaileyMay 18, 2012
    Grilled chicken and Bulgarian feta sandwich always hits the spot.
  • Cassie H.
    Cassie HunterSeptember 27, 2013
    Can't go wrong with any of the sushi choices
  • Emily
    EmilyMarch 6, 2012
    Get the turkey avacado sandwich but instead of a Jerusalem bagel get it on ciabatta
  • Jeffrey W.
    Jeffrey WJuly 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great food but OUTRAGEOUSLY priced. You can find the same thing else where for half the price at the same quality.
  • Jake E.
    Jake EleftheriouOctober 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Everyone here gets so angry and defensive about their food. Be prepared to get smacked out of the buffet line and judged for eating carbs.
  • Christie G.
    Christie GriffinApril 10, 2013
    The Columbian coffee is strong. I've been spinning around in my chair for like two hours.
  • Abhi J.
    Abhi JainMay 16, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Good lunch options. A bit expensive though. Chia seed pudding is good.
  • Tully
    TullyDecember 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Coconut crusted chicken, Mac and cheese and mashed potatoes!
  • Cesar K.
    Cesar KuriyamaOctober 26, 2010
    Always avoid Dishes between 12pm-2pm... Rock Concert level of crowded... Otherwise it's awesome...
  • Gary R.
    Gary RandallJanuary 27, 2012
    The organic black currant lemonade will knock your socks off.
  • Jhonn T.
    Jhonn ThomassenJuly 31, 2012
    If it's Friday, get the mac & cheese. You can thank me later.
  • Mary
    MaryJuly 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the food, hate the constant state of pandemonium at lunchtime.
  • Tiago S.
    Tiago SardeliNovember 7, 2015
    One of the best lunch spots in the city
  • Sophie B.
    Sophie BakalarJanuary 22, 2015
    The food is pretty good...IF you can suffer through the crazy long lines
  • Sam L.
    Sam LevySeptember 6, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Their cold salads are worth the lines
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhFebruary 18, 2015
    Teriyaki roasted chicken is amazing
  • Victoria P.
    Victoria PMarch 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    It's 9:30 in the morning and the lack if breakfast food (including any bagels at all) is sad
  • Miriam N.
    Miriam NiesFebruary 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious food, go try it!
  • Bryce G.
    Bryce GruberJanuary 20, 2012
    The pumpkin corn soup will change your life. FOREVER.
  • Nicole
    NicoleAugust 23, 2011
    Try the coconut chicken fingers, they're to die for!
  • Tony P.
    Tony P.May 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    For breakfast the sausage eggwhite wrap heated up on the panini grill cannot be beat
  • Lily
    LilySeptember 14, 2014
    Crowded as all hell, but great lunch selection.
  • Megan F.
    Megan FarrellJune 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great sushi on Fridays!
  • Lindsey
    LindseyJune 23, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the Brazilian Chicken Salad--so flavorful and filling!
  • Susan A.
    Susan AlexanderApril 22, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Best Kenyan coffee and ask barista for cinnamon. Makes it special
  • Randy F.
    Randy FaustMarch 3, 2011
    If you avoid this place during lunch rush you aren't a real New Yorker.
  • Patrice C.
    Patrice ChenJuly 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Watch out for that green juicery drank... I still don't know how much I paid but I think it was $8
  • cecita4
    cecita4August 24, 2010
    The fresh corn salad with feta is incredible!
  • Sassletic W.
    Sassletic WJanuary 24, 2011
    My caribeen smoothie was bland- but I still lurv dishes.
  • Francesca K.
    Francesca KrihelyApril 29, 2013
    really expensive. but tasty.
  • Jam
    Jam1 week ago
    Rolling Friday's for lunch A must...
  • Dmitriy S.
    Dmitriy SJuly 28, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    #11 sandwich, pressed, is the bombdigitty.
  • B T.
    B ThomasMay 1, 2013
    Good but overwhelming.
  • Kat C.
    Kat C.October 15, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Sushi by the pound on Fridays, yum!
  • Liz L.
    Liz LancasterMarch 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    People watching is where its at.
  • Brett G.
    Brett GottliebJune 25, 2013
    This place is way to expensive and would never eat here.
  • Michelle G.
    Michelle GalpernJune 16, 2010
    Looks really clean but sooo expensive!
  • Tony K.
    Tony KitchMarch 18, 2011
    Ridiculously crowded and hot for lunch. Going elsewhere.
  • Eliana T.
    Eliana TeodoroAugust 4, 2016
    Tudo é bom, barato e gostoso.
  • Vanessa M.
    Vanessa MeloOctober 23, 2013
    Café da manhã delicioso!!!!
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