Aria or Wynn buffet?
Started by Playitslow on Tuesday, 12th March 2013 3:13 am
I've been doing my research and while Wynn seems to get high marks, they don't seem to have a ton of seafood variety and the sushi looks limited. We don't want the steam tray bulk stuff at the Rio seafood buffet, but we also aren't just looking for sushi either (like Todai).
I've seen mixed reviews on Aria's buffet so I thought I'd ask for your input.
I've been burned before by following what the "rating" sites say so let's see how this goes! The site said P Ho buffet was good - we were very disappointed.
We want high quality seafood and an overall nice experience. Doesn't seem like too much to ask, or is it?
Last response by levans 13th March 12:00am
Blakjackkid responded on Tuesday, 12th March 2013
Like you I only go to the buffets in Vegas simply to gorge on high-quality sea-food since it's expensive here in Texas. I've tried all the buffets including Wynn,Rio's seafood, PHolly, Cosmo and Aria. My fave is none of these it's the Bellagio's dinner buffet. They have some very delicious salmon, tuna and sea-bass dishes that I tend to gorge on. They also have some decent shrimp, crab-legs, and sushi. I read recently they've added caviar too but I have'nt tried it yet.
MinVegas responded on Tuesday, 12th March 2013
I eat at the Aria buffet a couple times a year, but for your specific desires I'd say you should do neither and go to Bacchanal at Caesars.
Chuckmonster replied on Tuesday, 12th March 2013
I was thinking the same thing.... Bacchanal. Also Studio B at M Resort.
I'm not sure if sushi should be the yardstick or deal breaker for a buffet as the quality, selection and skill of preparation isn't really there. Sushi requires incredible precision to properly prepare, and even more precision and patience to properly enjoy. If you like sushi that much (I'm an addict) why not go to a proper joint, and savor an astonishing array of nigiri piece by piece by piece.
P.S. VT's listing of sushi restaurants.
vespajet replied on Tuesday, 12th March 2013
Personally I was unimpressed with Bacchanal. Maybe I went there with high expectations based on all of the praise lavished on it after it opened or I tried to compare it to Wicked Spoon, which is my favorite buffet.
I might give it another go in May, but I have been hearing reports that they've started cutting corners on the food in order to keep the steam tables full.
When I eat at a buffet in Vegas, it's typically for breakfast so that I don't have to worry about eating lunch since I pig out. I may give the buffet at Aria or Bellagio a go when I'm out there in May. I will also try the buffet at the Mirage as I redeemed some of my MyVegas points for their buffet.
anawas responded on Tuesday, 12th March 2013
When did Aria's buffet reopen?
I thought it had closed shortly after we stayed there last fall.
And while we were at Aria, I saw literally tens of people eating there (no lines, though!).
vespajet replied on Tuesday, 12th March 2013
It reopened back in late December.
jinx73 responded on Tuesday, 12th March 2013
Count me a fan of Bacchanal and I'd recommend it over Wynn or Aria right now. I'd also still put Bellagio in there as #2, Wynn was for a while, but my last couple trips have been a bit disappointing and their sushi selection didn't seem to equal what I've seen at Bellagio or Bacchanal, although as Chuck pointed out, if you want sushi, there are far better options.
stevie responded on Tuesday, 12th March 2013
I haven't tried the Wynn, but we ate the Aria buffet last August and it wasn't what we were hoping for. I'm glad it was comped because it was probably one of the top two worst Vegas buffets we've ever had. The Spice Market has always been one of our favorites, and the Rio has been hit and miss, but good most of the time. Bacchanal opened a few days after we were last in Vegas, but I'll be trying it out in about 45 days.
Playitslow responded on Tuesday, 12th March 2013
Just want to thank everyone for their input!
I think we're going to end up at the Bellagio Buffet as we've been there before years ago and it was very good. Hoping the quality is what I remember it to be!
blackjacker1979 responded on Tuesday, 12th March 2013
Wait...Aria's buffet is open?
levans responded on Wednesday, 13th March 2013
My faves are: Wicked Spoon, Bacchanal and Spice Market. I have never had a bad experience at Spice Market or Spoon and my first trip to Bacchanal was awesome. If I had to pick between the Wynn and Aria I would pick Wynn but since Aria has reopened I will check it out.