JW Café – Hanoi’s Top Buffet Restaurant


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Have you ever thought of an all-you-can-eat restaurant in Hanoi? Of cause if you’re going to stuff yourself boldly on your travel, you want the food to be really delicious. But you also don’t want to feel embarrassed, as traveler, for asking for seconds. Yes, we are talking about buffet lunches or dinners, not just regular buffet breakfast.

Speaking of buffet lunches and dinners available in the city, JW Café is one of our favorites. It’s where you won’t be judged, and often you’ll be politely encouraged, for getting that third or fourth plate, and where you’ll be able to taste till your heart is content as much great food as you could fancy.

Jw cafe at Marriott Hotel

jw cafe

For about $26 at lunch and $48 for dinner, every day of the week, you get an unlimited plate of fresh seafood, BBQ, Vietnamese food, international dishes, and many sweet treats from a sumptuous buffet at JW Café. There, diners are surrounded by well-known cuisines, including Japanese, Korean, Indian, and the Mediterranean.

We took a family of 6 adults to JW Café to celebrate, and they said, after the meal, it was absolutely the best buffet they’ve ever had the pleasure of indulging in. There, we got lobster, abalone, crab, trout, a carving station that excels, a great assortment of salads, steak, and a dessert section that we don’t really remember. 

steak at Jw cafe

lobster of jw cafe

We loved the variety, high quality, and freshly prepared food and it was all there. The placeshowcased the best produce they can get as a five-star hotel, and it was incredible. The fish and seafood counters also offered oysters, scallops, smoked salmon, and proudly sitting alongside it a whole sushi grade tuna. 

Going in, it was our plan to try dim sum. As during our last buffet experience at another luxury buffet restaurant, we were already full when we got to taste the shumai. So we promised ourself that next time, we would make sure to get to the dim sum before we’re full. 

At the dim sum bar, we got a few pieces of our favorite chicken feet, three dumplings, and one piece of shumai. Chinese cold cuts and appetizers were also a favorite of us, but we only got one piece of pork and two century egg pieces. The chicken feet were fine, but we didn’t enjoy the dumpling very much. 

We thought the dough might have been thicker than the ones we had eaten in the past, so wedidn’t really like it. Anyway, that was the only one tiny negative thing about our dinning experience at JW Café. 

sweeties at Jw cafe hanoi

Finished our dinner with a scrumptious dessert and pastry selection as well as an extensive juice bar, this buffet was almost like swipe us away into food paradise. Though the establishment was such a huge place, it still got crowded when we were there; there were many customers walking here and there, feasting their eyes on all of the tempting foods.

Regarding to the price, it was quite expensive and our bill was hefty as we got two bottles of Chardonnay from New Zealand. But we all got a fantastic meal. Indeed, this place is far away from the city center, however, it’s definitely worth the effort. The drive through the city was an interesting experience itself.

JW Café’s open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet and also offers an a la carte menu throughout the day. Since JW Café is part of the five-star Marriott Hotel, it’s almost always busy so a reservation is rerecommended. It was about 19h00 when we reached the venue, diners were already seated all over the extensive restaurant.

  • JW Café 
  • JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi
  • 8 Do Duc Duc Street, South Tu Liem, District, Hanoi
  • 024 3833 5588

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