License to Indulge: Hong Kong's Best All-You-Can-Eat Deals
One HK Mag staffer might be slimming down and beefing up at the gym, but the rest of us are out getting happily fat. Here’s how to do it with the city’s best all-you-can-eat deals, fatty portions and delicious, delicious excess.
Wildfire’s Fashion Walk outlet has a new and unbeatable $88 all you can eat offer, with unlimited 8-inch pizzas, pastas and drinks, in addition to unlimited beer for an extra $28. The only catch is that it’s not exactly made for the 9-5 worker bee: the offer is only for 1.5 hours, any time between 2:30-5:30pm on Monday to Thursday. So if you’re looking to carbo-load on a Tuesday afternoon, you know where to go...
59-65 Paterson St., Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay, 2352-0198.
Stuffing your face with food can be a daintier, more sophisticated affair, at The Mira Hong Kong’s Michelin-recommended Cuisine Cuisine. Feast on all the siu mai, xiaolongbao, and char siu pastries you could want for just $328 per person on weekdays (excluding public holidays). If you want to extend the feast to the weekends, the restaurant also offers a Saturday brunch deal for $498, including appetizers, all-you-can-eat dim sum, mains served to your table and unlimited desserts. It’s paired with premium Chinese teas, but you can tack on $150 for free-flow wine to kick it up a notch.
Saturday brunch 11:30am-2:30pm, except public holidays. 3/F, The Mira, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2315-5222.
Stone Nullah Tavern
Stone Nullah Tavern’s ace happy hour is already an attractive after-work draw, but it's the Breakin’ Bacon Thursday deal that’s got all the hot greasy action you need to get both watered and fed on a Thursday night—the perfect primer for the weekend. For $158 per head after 10pm, you can get in on all-you-can-eat bacon and Southern fried chicken, made with organic free-range chicken and served with pots of homemade BBQ sauce on the side. Wash it all down with beer or discounted bourbon cocktails.
69 Stone Nullah Lane, Wan Chai, 3182-0128.
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Now that stalwarts Restoration and Jack’s Fried Chicken are no more, the place to get chef Jack Carson’s famous fried chicken is at his latest establishment The Parish: For $288, you can help yourself to unlimited portions of the bird every Monday, served with fries, homemade ketchup and chipotle sauce. The week of excess carries on with Fat Tuesdays: $188 for endless barbecued baby back ribs served with soup, salad and unlimited fries. On Wednesdays, get your hands dirty at Shrimp Boil night—with succulent and sweet fresh shrimp cooked in The Parish’s own spice blended broth, served with new potatoes and corn-on-the-cob ($250 for a half pan, $488 for a full pan). While you’re at it (and if you have the stomach space), help yourself to The Parish’s twist on hearty Creole classics like black truffle grits with mushroom and Brie gratin, smoky duck and andouille gumbo, and prawn and chicken jambalaya.
44 Staunton St., Central, 2803-0050.
It’s Friday: you're finally released from the shackles of the work week and free to fall into a heavy, food-induced coma that lasts well into Saturday. Linguini Fini’s Hip Hop Anonymous Friday night deal is the perfect way to do this, with $158 for all-you-can-eat pizza (we love the Homemade Sausage pizza), free flow PBRs to wash it all down and hip hop playing into the night. Have you seen the sizes of LF’s pies? By the end of the night you definitely won’t still be hungry (or standing)…
49 Elgin St, Central, 2387-6338.
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It’s time to bring on the meat sweats: At Braza Churrascaria, get showered with all the Brazilian barbecued meat you can handle until you can’t handle no more (and you flip the sign on your table from green to red). For $388 per person, you’ll get bread and Brazilian starters, unlimited trips to the salad bar, and when you’re ready, delicious cuts of barbecued beef, lamb, pork, chicken and prawns, sliced off a silver skewer. You’ll want to try the signature Picanha—juicy cuts of charcoal grilled beef—and round off the gluttony with grilled pineapple (dinner only). Looking to make the party a boozier affair? $220 gets you two hours of free-flow alcohol.
3/F, Grand Progress Building, 15 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, 2890-9268.
Moonshine and the Po'Boys
Tucked away on Sun Street, one of HK Mag’s tried and true faves for Southern eats in Hong Kong is Moonshine and the Po’Boys. Its newly launched pizza menu also features an all-you-can-eat option for $198 per person, between 3-8pm on Monday-Thursday. It’s not your average boring pepperoni and cheese, instead bringing on decidedly more Bayou stylings in its pizza toppings. Try the alligator pizza, topped with actual fried alligator meat, the Louisiana Cajun spicy chicken, or Po’man cheeseburger with bacon jam.
4 Sun St., Wan Chai, 2776-2668.
Lawry's The Prime Rib
Okay so this one's not exactly all-you-can-eat, but it pretty much may well be with the size of the thing. Created by the founder of Lawry’s The Prime Rib, Lawrence L. Frank himself, in 1956, the hefty 24oz Beef Bowl Cut is an American Football institution, having been served to over 20,000 players at the Rose Bowl finals ever since its creation. The tradition finally makes its way to Hong Kong this month via the Beef Bowl Combo for Four ($2,280), so yes, you will have to share with three other diners, but the set also includes Lawry’s famous spinning bowl salad or its classic lobster bisque (plus $60 per person), plus a fiery Baked Alaska to end the meal. Free-flow drinks packages for $288 per head are also available with order of any dinner entree from Mon-Thu.
Shop 201B, 2/F Hutchison House, 10 Harcourt Rd., Central, 2907-2218. Beef Bowl Combo available daily, 6-10:30pm; two-hour free flow drinks packages available in main hall only, Monday-Thursday 6-10pm.