The Urban Buffet
The Urban Buffet is on the corner of Nelson and Homer. It looks a little creepy on the outside .. this huge old building glowing with neon lights and the glare off of deep fried this and that. The lady that welcomed us at the door seemed a little 'too' inviting if you get my drift. However, once we were quickly seated and we dove in for our first round of eating, the nervousness subsided.
Vancouver's Urban Buffet offers a strange selection of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and American cuisine .. basically it's a lot of fried food, some sushi, and the required jello and roast beef. Granted, for $8.99 for a huge meal, I couldn't have asked for more, and I left feeling perfectly disgusting.
Most of the food sort of tasted the same. Actually, it all tasted exactly the same. From the fried chicken balls to the cake to the soft serve icecream, there was a distinct flavour running through it all. Hold on, I'm not saying it was bad. I only almost vomited once (avoid the weird bready dessert 'treats'). It's actually kind of pleasant. The spring rolls and fatty noodles and broccoli were tasty, plentiful, and, best of all, the booze (not included in the price of admission) is DIRT cheap!
Sure, for 8.99 you could go to Glowbal and have half a martini, but how fun is that? If you are in the mood for a disgusting all you can eat sort of experience, and have value in mind over taste, then head down to Yaletown's finest (and only) buffet.
URBAN BUFFET (Yaletown)
996 Homer Street
Try: The cheap drinks