Buffet at Katsura (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)
There are few good buffet restaurants in Auckland one of which is Eight and Katsura is the other, though I haven’t tried their dinner menu I had been twice on their Executive Buffet Lunch which is only available on Fridays from 11.30pm – 2:00 pm only.
There are lots of selections like different varieties of sushi and sashimi, cooked food like teppanyaki, teriyaki, oden, udon, tempura and different desserts to name some. At $45 per adult, $23 per child (6-12 years) and $13 per child (4-5 years) it’s all worth it, you won’t get the same value for money as this one. Food is prepared fresh and the selection is amazing there were at least 10 different sushi types and at least 6 different types of sashimi, the cooked food did not skimp as well on the varieties where there are more than 8 options as well. With the desserts there were more than 8 as well.
One thing to note though don’t go after 1:00 pm as my second attempt dining here the food are not topped up when there is no more new diners unless you ask to which I guess is understandable. The staff was quite helpful they even serve items on your table like the desserts.
I had a good time here and I guess I went twice for mains and another one for dessert, it’s quite filling and everything was tasty. I especially loved the udon, the texture of the noodles was the one I was looking for chewy and firm, the sashimi was great as well, the fish was fresh. The tempura was also surprisingly crispy even though it is standing there waiting to be grabbed by someone.
Overall this place was amazing certainly its up there on the top 3 buffet restaurants in Auckland, I will be glad to recommend this place over and over again and with the $45.00 price tag it is all worth your money, just eating on a normal Japanese restaurant will cost you something similar so why not have it here.
Katsura Japanese Restaurant
Address: 1, Rendezvous Grand Hotel 71 Mayoral Dr, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Phone: +649 366 3000