Empty your stomach first, then eat as much as you can at Shanghai best Buffet!

Who doesn’t like a buffet? Just pay once, you can eat as much as you want until you’re full – yeah full. However, buffets are more suitable for people who eat a lot, though. If not, right, it’s a huge loss because you can’t try all the delicious menus provided by buffet restaurants in Shanghai.

Buffet restaurants in Shanghai are indeed the top in the eyes of foodies. Only here, you can eat as much as you like various and complete kinds of cuisines and dishes. Eating at this all-you-can-eat is a good choice if you are super hungry and want to eat as much as you can.

For those who are looking for a delicious buffet restaurant in Shanghai, let’s see the best recommendations in this guide by us.

Note: Given the COVID-19 pandemic, call ahead to verify hours, and remember to practice social distancing. For the most up to date opening hours or for reservations, please contact the restaurants by telephone or email.

  1. Aura Lounge & Jazz Bar (The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai Pudong)#1 Aura Lounge & Jazz Bar

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Location: 52/F, The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai Pudong, Shanghai IFC, No. 8 Century Avenue, Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai 200120, China

Aura Lounge & Jazz Bar is located on the 52nd floor of the Ritz-Calton Hotel, Shanghai. Entering this restaurant, you will enjoy lovely & elegant decoration, very artsy furnishings. Aura is an excellent place to enjoy a casual get-together with friends or family, even business meetings while enjoying food and drinks, especially their buffets.

The atmosphere of this restaurant is extraordinary, you will not only feel the beautiful and delicious buffet choices at this restaurant, but you will also explore the relaxing atmosphere with live pianos and duet singers. The outside view is also amazing. You will be accompanied by cool live jazz, the best view and a night that will never be forgotten if you come to visit.

  1. Yi Cafe at Pudong Shangri-La#2 Yi Cafe - Buffet

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Location: 33 Fu Cheng Road, Shanghai 200120, China

Yi Café creates a truly fantastic dining atmosphere. The walk-through market-style design, with gastronome showcases and live cooking stations you will be taken around the world with cuisines from China, Japan, the Middle East, India, South East Asia, Europe and the West filled with various specialities of the area. It’s like you are travelling around the world. It is the ultimate food adventure offering a vast array of flavours uniquely combined in one concept.

  1. La Vita è Bella#3 La Vita EBella - Steak

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Location: 77 Gaoyue Rd, Baoshan 201,2/F, No 16 building, Bridge Life Park, Shanghai 200439, China

This restaurant is exceptional, with modern and stylish decoration.

Also a lovely terrace with outdoor.

A selection of gourmet Italian dishes served elegantly. There is a wide array of selection of excellent wines suitable for the dishes. The desserts are authentic and tasty.

The restaurant is not close to tourist attractions in Shanghai, and the prices are not the most affordable, but it is well-worth visit. It is Highly Recommended!

An authentic Italian Experience!

  1. BLD Cafe (Renaissance Shanghai Caohejing Hotel)#4 BLD Cafe Buffet

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Location: 1/F Renaissance Shanghai Caohejing Hotel, No.397 Tianlin Road, Caohejing High-Tech Park, Shanghai 200233, China

A wonderful buffet with a fantastic selection of food to eat. Sashimi, Western, traditional Chinese, Shanghainese noodles and a wide range of ice cream and desserts. Almost too much, even for lunch, that’s great right. Omelette station, french toast, waffles, bread pudding, bacon, noodles, fruit, dumplings, and the list still goes on.

You will appreciate their nice views, music, and atmosphere.

  1. The COOK#5 The COOK Buffet

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Location: No.1388 Huamu Road Kerry Hotel, Pudong, China, Shanghai 201204, China

This place has one of the best dinner buffets in Shanghai with a premium feature of food, large variety and outstanding service!

The selection is excellent.  In this restaurant, one can pick from a unique range of food from different buffet stations. The food is fresh, with plenty of choices (Western, Malaysian, Indian, Chinese, Mediterranean, etc.). The buffet is outstanding.

Needles to say, the restaurant atmosphere, music and overall ambience are wow.

  1. Bollywood Indian Restaurant#6 Bollywood Indian Restaurant - Tables

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Location: No. 326 Hongfeng Road Pudong District, Shanghai 201206, China

Bollywood Indian Restaurant is a great authentic Indian restaurant, and the service is excellent. The first impression you get walking in always has been positive. It can both accommodate inside and outside dining space where we can enjoy our meal conveniently. This is the best and preferred Indian restaurant in Shanghai.

The food is so delicious vegetarian and non-vegetarian both perfect sitting arrangements, and the best thing of the restaurant is fully Bollywood atmosphere everywhere pictures of Bollywood superstars once you entered in the restaurant you didn’t feel for a second that you are out of India.

  1. Café Liang#7 Cafe Liang - Inside

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Location: 1218 Middle Yan’an Road, West Nanjing Road Level 1, Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai, Shanghai 200040, China

Cafe Liang will never disappoint!

The restaurant and cafe are clean, spacious, with a modern appearance and large windows facing the inner yard.

Diners will be spoiled for choice at Cafe Liang’s international buffet, which serves a wide selection of popular Western and Asian dishes. Depending upon your capacity and tastes, American, Japanese, and Chinese options are available. Smoked salmon, omelette, jook, nigiri sushi, all available. And great pastries, including their black sesame croissants.

  1. Indian Masala Restaurant#8 Indian Masala - Buffet

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Location: No.618 Baole Road, Zhudi Town, Minhang District Jinfeng Road intersection, Shanghai 201107, China

The food is completely delicious, and the service is attentive and personal. If you happen to visit this restaurant, you should try the ‘BBQ Lamb Chops’ or ‘Vegetable Pakora’ and ‘Daal Tarka’ if you are vegetarian.

The decor and place are far from trendy, but the food is to die for! From the Masala Papad to the Naans, Biryani and Chicken Masala, each dish was just yummy yummy yummy.

  1. The Eatery of Four Points by Sheraton Shanghai, Daning#9 The Eatery of Four Points Tables

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Location: 1928 Gong He Xin Road 1/F, Four Points by Sheraton Shanghai, Daning, Shanghai 200072, China

Good location and not far from a subway station. The Eatery combines authentic Asian flavours alongside a variety of international cuisine. Live cooking stations and modern buffets and live cooking stations are united with efficient and friendly service.

The waiters very creative and always promote a different kind of cuisine. You will enjoy the atmosphere in this restaurant.

  1. Merchant Kitchen (JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Shanghai Pudong)#10 Merchant Kitchen

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Location: No.988 Puming Road, Pudong New Area 2/F, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Shanghai Pudong, Shanghai 200122, China

The Merchant Kitchen, an all-day dining outlet, is a sophisticated, stylish restaurant that embraces guests with intuitive service, fresh contemporary surroundings and superbly crafted menus, making it a real feast for all the senses.

Lobster, shrimp, crab, salmon, steak, lamb, duck. There are lovely side dishes, and there is a perfect Chinese food variation. While in Shanghai take time to walk along the Huangpu before or after having a wonderful buffet dinner at Merchant Kitchen every chance you get.

  1. Shanghai City Bistro Shanghai Marriott Hotel Parkview#10 Merchant Kitchen

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Location: No.333 Guangzhong West Road, Jing’an District, Shanghai 200072, China

Fantastic choices from many cultures. Everything you’ll try is delicious. It can get a little crowded in holidays or busy days.

This restaurant is buffet style with many different food stations of a variety of Japanese, western food and Chinese. Great selection and service from waiters. You will not be disappointed.

  1. Social (The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan)#12 Social

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Location: No.1008 Beijing West Road 1/F, The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan, Shanghai 200041, China

Wide variety of food choices, including Asian and western cuisine, great seafood and sashimi. In this restaurant, you will find a beautiful environment. Not crowded.

Top-quality and superb service. There are a lot of food stations.  Healthy seafood and meat sections with all kind of dishes from a different type of cuisines. Your choices!

  1. Infinity at Radisson Blu Pudong#13 Infinity

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Location: Pudong New Area YingChun Road 1199, ShangHai ZhengDa LiSheng Hotel 1st Floor, Shanghai 200135, China

The breakfast buffet at this hotel restaurant is wow, with a great selection of international dishes to make eating restraint hard with everything there is to choose from—a great place to fill up before a long day of tours and explore Shanghai.

The place is fantastic overlooking beautiful Shanghai, especially at evening in the circling restaurant. The international cuisine is rich and delicious from appetizers to main dishes and desserts. Buffet to die for!

  1. POYA All Day Dining (The QUBE Hotel Shanghai Hongqiao)#14 QUBE Hotel Cook

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Location: No.200 Lane 1588 Zhuguang Road, Qingpu District The QUBE Hotel Shanghai Hongqiao, Shanghai 201702, China

After a long day of touring and exploring Shanghai, come to POYA All Day Dining. The hotel’s breakfast buffet is quite varied, mainly Western cuisines.

The taste is excellent, and the service from waiters is very attentive and considerate. Highly recommended! This hotel buffet can really bring a good mood.

  1. Aroma Hyatt on the Bund#15 Aroma Hyatt Food

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Location: No.199 Huangpu Road, Hongkou District 2/F, Hyatt on the Bund, Shanghai 200080, China

There are so many different types and selection of food ready on this buffet; it is sure to please everyone. Not only excellent foods, but you will also find the most exceptional staffs ever.

The service was impeccable, and they could not have been more helpful in guiding your selections.

  1. Art 50 Revolving Restaurant#16 Art 50 Revolving Food

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Location: No.728 Pudong Avenue, Pudong New Area 50/F, Novotel Shanghai Atlantis, Shanghai 200120, China

A fantastic surprise above Shanghai.

This restaurant offers a large selection of international dishes. And you get to try various local dishes too. Located on the 50th floor of the hotel, Art 50 Revolving Restaurant serves an international level buffet with a wide array of dishes including Japanese Corner, Seafood, Western, Grill Station, and Asian cuisines and freshly made Desserts.

While eating, enjoy the 360-degree panoramic Shanghai view without leaving your seat!

  1. The Grill on Fifty Six Grand Hyatt Shanghai#17 The Grill Views

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Location: Jinmao Tower, No.88 Century Avenue, Pudong district Grand Hyatt Shanghai, Shanghai 200011, China

The Grill on the 56th floor in the Grand Hyatt Shanghai is exceptional. The service was attentive, friendly and quick, and the foods are superb. The views from the restaurant were absolutely remarkable and at night would be even more special.

The view is striking and spectacular, and that alone was worthwhile the visit.

  1. Crowne Plaza Shanghai Xiayang Lake – Crowne Cafe#18 Crowne Plaza Food

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Location: No.303 Qingzhou Road, Qingpu District 1/F, Crowne Plaza Shanghai Xiayang Lake Hotel, Shanghai 201799, China

The dishes are vibrant, covering all kind of food that should be in the buffet restaurant. Whether it is American, seafood, Chinese, and Japanese, they are excellent and delicious. 

The dishes are served on time and with beautiful presentation. The hotel atmosphere is also worth mentioning. On the banks of the magnificent Xiayang Lake, you can walk around the restaurant for a while to digest after eating and enjoy the view of Xiayang Lake by the way.

  1. PHÉNIX eatery & bar#19 Phenix Brunch

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Location: No.1 Changde Road, Jingan District 2/F, The Puli Hotel and Spa, Shanghai 200040, China

Nicely decorated, excellent service and delicious foods. Nice mix with Western and Chinese food.

Love the small restaurant design and rich foods. Their food resembles gorgeous and tastes even better! Phenix is eclectically European with Asian food touches some would say mostly French-style food. To its credit, it is French heavy with a nod towards its place in Shanghai.

  1. Hit Wicket Indian Restaurant#20 Hit Wicket

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Location: 36 Gongping Road Near Haiping Road, Shanghai 200021, China

Look for the place and designs — it is worth it. The food was yummy and so rich in favour. The food was absolutely excellent, and the service great and very inexpensive. This restaurant is highly recommended — to anyone.

Worth a visit if you are craving Indian cuisine during your visit to China; your needs will be met!

  1. Latina (Biyun)#21 Latina BBQ Buffet

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Location: A5-1F, Green City Leisure & Sports Center House, No.633 Biyun Road Pudong, Shanghai 200120, China

Latina, they say they are a true culinary pioneer, Meat lovers paradise. Yes indeed. This place is definitely worth it. If you in Shanghai, make sure you experience the meal there. Great and plentiful choice of meat cuts in addition to the salad & fruit bar, and other different choices.

Enjoy your foods with beautiful live Brazillian relaxing music in the background. The buffet is small but too many options to eat.

Welcome to Latina. Welcome to Brazil!

  1. Café Reign#22 Cafe Reign Food

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Location: No.538 Zhongshan East 2nd Road 1/F, Wanda Reign on the Bund, Shanghai 200010, China

In this restaurant, you will get a broad selection of food, excellent quality food, very well presented food, and very attentive staff.

The classy atmosphere and decor are also of a high standard, and the staff are outstanding. The breakfast buffet here is a good mix of Chinese dishes and western.

After finish eating, go to the top floor where the hotel bar is — magnificent views of the Bund from the terrace. Enjoy the views!

  1. Saints International Restaurant#23 Saints International Smoked Salmon

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Location: No.889 Dongfang Road, Pudong District 1st Floor, The Hongta Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Shanghai 200122, China

Enjoyable atmosphere.

The morning buffet has a wide variety of buffets, including Chinese and Western cuisines. Delicious dishes, fresh fruits, cleanliness and luxury, are the everlasting theme in this restaurant.

The overall atmosphere of the restaurant is quiet and elegant. The western restaurant has a variety of dishes, complete drinks and fruit platter.

  1. Cucina on Fifty Six#24 Cucina Kitchen

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Location: No.88 Century Avenue, Jinmao Tower, Pudong district, Shanghai 200011, China

This restaurant is located on the 56th floor of Grand Hyatt Shanghai.

Cucina promotes classic Italian cuisine in a charming, Tuscan-inspired atmosphere. the food that was beyond delicious, and impeccable service, a magnificent view and excellent music.

Great spot for dinner with an extensive menu serving western tastes. There is a wide variety of choice on the menu, so if you are craving some western food, this is the place to come.

  1. Latina (Lujiazui)#25 Latina Food

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Location: No.165 Lujiazui Huan Road, Shanghai 200120, China

Many various and tasty cuisines are available in the buffet in addition to the plentiful and great quality meat.

Here in Shanghai is interesting to tango into South America and to select some fresh beef slices, get it grilled just right, and then sit back and enjoy your time with friends or family! Latina is a unique and ideal Brazilian buffet.

All you can eat in meats, desserts and salads!


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