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Sun, 6/17
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11:00 PM
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Cafe Sierra at Hilton Universal City

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397 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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  • Great for Brunch
  • Sunday Lunch
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Enjoy an eclectic blend of culinary delights ranging from Californian to Mandarin cuisines. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We are best known for our Vegas Style Seafood & Prime Rib buffet on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights that will tempt your taste buds. Our Culinary Team is dedicated to serving you the finest foods using the freshest ingredients. Reservations recommended. For parties of 8 or more, please call for reservations.
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Contemporary Asian
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Hours of operation

Breakfast:
Monday - Friday: 6:00am - 11:00am (Buffet and Al a Carte)
Saturday - Sunday: 6:00am - 10:30am (Buffet and Al a Carte)
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm (Al a Carte)
Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm (Seafood and Prime Rib Buffet)
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm (Seafood and Prime Rib Buffet)
Weekend Brunch:
Sunday Jazzy Champagne Brunch: 11:00am - 2:30pm (Buffet with bottomless champagne)
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Phone number
(818) 509-2030
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
George Sit
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lankershim Blvd.
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Parking details
Valet and Self Parking Available.
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Public transit
Universal City Metro Station. Universal Studios Shuttle Available from Metro Station.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Specials

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Treat Dad to a Special Buffet of Culinary Delights! We will be having Grill and BBQ Station and Beer Tasting Station!
Can't wait to announce that we will be having Fresh Steamed Lobster during dinner buffet this weekend! Plus BBQ&Grill Station and Beer Tasting Station.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

What 397 People Are Saying
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4.1
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3.5
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65% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Looking forward for a delicious lobster but once I took a bite of it I was disappointed, lobster is really dry and it taste old, and it wasn't like that before when my grandma had a birthday celebration at Cafe Sierra. For that amount of money for a buffet, I could have gone somewhere ...so I give it a 👎

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

I noted on open table (in the notes-when I made the reservations) that I was celebrating a birthday for this dinner but the workers seem to not have noticed this.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Our experience was really good. The food is amazing, the seafood and general variety is great ! Our waiter was overwhelmed and could not be very attentive to us. But other staff stepped up and helped him take care of us! Thank you, we will come again!

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Very good
I would say the food stations should be spread out more. To crowded......seats are not fluffy friendly in the center isle. Besides that very good

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Completely not worth it on holidays. You get nothing more and they jack up the price to $75pp.
Lines are longer which means you don’t get your money’s worth.

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2018

My wife wanted to check this place out after a friend recommended it, so I took her there for Mother's Day. To be honest, it was a mixed bag.

Pros: Great, friendly service, from everyone. There was very little delay in getting anything we asked for at the table, always brought with a smile, and this was a holiday, so they were fairly busy. There was even a live singer, who covered standards from Sinatra and other classics - he was the high point; when he finished his set, half the diners applauded for him, myself included. It was a real treat to hear actual music during dinner. The chairs are comfortable, and the temperature was spot-on perfect the whole time, which is a neat trick in a room with a 60'-high ceiling.

Meh: The food was decent, but when you're cooking for hundreds, inevitably things get dried out, over- and under-cooked, and all the best stuff is usually gone by the time you get through the line. Then you have two choices: wait for more, and endure the stares of your fellow diners, or move on and load up on the cheap stuff no one really wants...which is plentiful, and has already been there a while.

Cons: The lines. Everywhere. Imagine Disneyland on a busy weekend, but instead of the promised ride at the end (!), a tired food cart appears instead (...). Yep. I can just feel your eyes glazing over. "How much for the pretzel? $17? Are you kidding me?" They're not kidding. No.

Bottom Line: If waiting in crowded lines for 20+ minutes, for cuisine that most good food trucks can put to shame is your thing, this might be a great place for you. However, would you spend $75/person for the privilege? Yeah...no...didn't think so.

These folks try hard, but just miss. Too bad, really. At that price point, you would think they'd double the output of their kitchen.

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Looks like the Hilton renovated for the worse. Went there for Mother's Day long lines long waits, by the time I got to eat I was too upset to finish, not good! Looks like I nor my family will be coming back. Old set up was better..

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2.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Price gouging at its finest. $75 per person plus $30 for parking and the food was not good

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We went their for Mother's Day we had a great time food and service was excellent!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

It was very good but it think it’s too expensive.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Excellent service!!!Food needs more selection, add international dishes. Seafood was great. Atmosphere needs update.

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2.0Dined on May 6, 2018

They have remodeled the Resturant the food is not as good as it use to be. To many lines due to cafeteria style setting now and the food was cool

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1.0Dined on April 29, 2018

After I read all the good reviews I expected an excellent meal. They didn’t have steamed lobster like the website advertised which was one of the main reasons I went. A lot of the food was bland. Mashed potatoes weren’t good. I tried a chocolate cake that was terrible. The best part if the meal was the chocolate covered strawberries. I asked my waiter 2 times about the parking he said I had to pay by the elevator. I paid $17 for parking just for the parking attendant to tell me on the way out I should have paid $6 since I ate at the restaurant. This place is damn rip off. I guess the waiters pick and choose who gets to pay $6 for parking. This was my splurge meal for my vacation and it turned out to be a big waste of money by these scam artist. I was gonna call back and speak to a manager but im sure they don’t care what their employees do as long as they steal more money from people after they pay $60 for some bland food. I do not recommend this place just go to a nice restaurant where you’ll get quality over quantity.

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3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Has been there many years. Do not know why Getting worse and worse

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

For a hotel restaurant food was good and service staff works hard. Manhattan I ordered was disappointing.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Options Galore! Everyone gets to have what they want. Flowing mimosas and live jazz music helped tune out the other guests. Loved it.

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Had to watch an incident unfold. Patron fell and hit her head. Lots of staff standing around. Staff did not seem to ne moving expeditiously to handle the issue. Ruined ambiance. When it was almost time for last call for champagne, the waiter came through and the table requested one more round. He said he was coming back to pour, however, when he returned he said it was too late for more champagne. Manager was called.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Pre Mother’s Day

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Made resv. for Easter Sun. brunch. on 2-12-18. Over priced at $60 per person. Got call in March that it would be $75. Celebrating Daughter's Baptism. No senior discounts. Was stuck back in a room not the dining room. Had to have help with plate being too far away from our table. Not worth the money.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Have been here a number of times and must say that the value for a holiday meal is off! The Price regularly is $58.95 and on a holiday day like Easter, etc they raise it to $75.00 per person and they add nothing extra. As a matter of fact they don’t serve the caviar on holidays like they do on other Sundays. Yes it is a buffet with various crab legs,oysters, prime rib, lamb,salads, desserts, udon and sushi but on a holiday don’t expect good service. If they cleaned the dirty plates from the table and took your silverware, don’t expect them to replace the items. For some reason no waiter looks-up. They all just look in the direction they are going so you cant catch their eye.

A nice touch for dessert is their flavored cotton candy. Also note that they have a cold-stone type of ice cream as well as a soft serve. The soft serve is located by the Asian food on its own little island.

The food quality is good as it should be for the price, but try it for a regular Sunday brunch before you try the Holiday brunch, or you may not return.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great selection. Taste and food quality was good. Not overly impressive for the price.

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The price was so expensive about $65 per person. The food was so so. The line is too long it's not even worth it to Fe the food as it wraps around the dessert, sushi and meats/lobster thermidor. They used to be faster and the thermidor didn't have to be limited to one. They used to just sit there and anyone can grab them and in however much they want. Poor setup, quality, selection and price not consistent.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Very much well worth it. Great selection, extensive selection, staff was very attentive.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Awesome buffet!!! I’ve been here many times with my family, relatives and friends. Excellent food and service!!! 👍👍👍

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Not much Chinese, American food to eat, just crabs and lobster are the main menu.Overall it's 8 out of 10. I love King crabs so I will go again.

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1.0Dined on March 12, 2018

The lobster was over cooked and and the selection of food was slim..
Not worth $60.00 a pop.
I would consider returning if the items that I like was cooked to perfection...

I'm usually not a person that write bad review's, but this time I felt the need to allow them a chance to improve.
Thanks

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We were disappointed. The selection was limited, there wasn’t much of a salad bar, the seating was tight and not relaxing at all and it was far too expensive given the limited selection

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

As usual the food was delicious, the service was outstanding, very relaxed atmosphere. Nice place for a large or small group.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Amazing brunch! The variety of food was incredible -- something for everyone. We left fat and happy!

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Celebrated my birthday and was so happy with the variety of food specially the lobster

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1.0Dined on February 19, 2018

It was pretty awful. Although they had Alaskian King Crab legs, they were impossible to crack. No scissors; just a nutcracker. They had steamed lobster but it wasn't good quality as a few of those lobsters were mushy.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

I loved the variety of food and the ambiance

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Went for Sunday brunch. The food selection is very good and they have lots of options. Overall it is good but not great.

Few issues, service is very lacking. Even though it's a buffet the wait staff clearly wasn't very good.

Another issue was cleanliness. Glasses and utensils were not clean. I can even understand spots on glasses (which honestly there shouldn't be) but they were outright dirty. Asked the waiter to replace water glasses ave he got new ones that were just as dirty. For the price they charge they really ought to give clean glasses and utensils.

Large groups should avoid this place and try other brunch buffets. The noise level is ridiculously high because they seat too many people. They have live music, but might as well not have it since you can't hear any of it even if sitting near the band.

Overall 3 stars for this place

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The food was great but the service was slow.. it takes 30mins to get our drink, even water refill

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

My family is always here for a special occasion. The newly updated interior makes the room more spacious. Service is excellent all the time and waiters and waitresses are polite. Food is good but it would be great if they can serve Mediterranean dish koz it's common for a Chinese/Japanese /American foods...although we enjoyed coming here for their unlimited lobsters! ;-) Lobster Thermidore is a bomb! My kids love the food as well as the dessert station.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Lovely; updated decor. Also light & airy. Seafood buffet is excellent. Numerous other buffet choices which are also excellent. Buffets often just have loads of food which is mediocre however the food is first rate. A very good place for a special occasion brunch.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Food are great, many choices, flesh, seafood are awesome, and dessert are beautiful and teasing so good, our server Amy is so friendly and nice, she made our dinner more enjoyable, especially it was our 49th Anniversary, we felt we made the right choice to go there. Thank you! We will be back.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Good food, friendly atmosphere, professional staff, excellent menue for any test

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

We usually visit on Special days ie: Mothers Day, Fathers Day, but this time we went for a Birthday, it was fantastic, nice and quiet, food was fantastic, service was superb. If you are looking for a great place for Sunday Brunch, this is our favorite in the Valley.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Overall, I truly enjoyed and would highly recommend their Sunday Brunch

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