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Cafe Sierra at Hilton Universal City, Universal City, CA

Cafe Sierra at Hilton Universal City

4.3
4.3
805 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified

Enjoy an eclectic blend of culinary delights ranging from Californian to Mandarin cuisines. We are best known for our Vegas Style Seafood & Prime Rib buffet 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.

$12 self-parking $16 Valet parking (for non-hotel guests)

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Booked 55 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (818) 509-2030

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Edy Lucas

  • Catering

    Plan any special occasion at the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City hotel. This stunning venue in the heart of the entertainment capital of Los Angeles will transform any occasion into an unforgettable event. From intimate gatherings to large galas, our flexible 16,000 sq. ft. ballroom can accommodate all needs. Our catering team will guide the entire planning process and manage every detail.

  • Private party facilities

    Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City"s award winning staff will exceed your expectations. As the day you have been dreaming of draws near, we will help turn the vision of your ceremony and reception into reality. A popular destination for corporate, families, and leisure as well as meetings and events.

  • Private party contact

    Mak Jalili: (866) 515-7961

  • Neighborhood

    Universal City

  • Cross street

    Lankershim Blvd.

  • Parking details

    $8 self-parking $12 Valet parking (for non-hotel guests)

  • Public transit

    Universal City Metro Station. Universal Studios Shuttle Available from Metro Station.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 805 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. HP

    HirokoP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Chinese food you served was not good, because it was not cooked well. Oyster I love was not good as well as I was expected. But rib eye was excellent. But fish on the sushi was not good quality. I know about real sushi is, because I am Japanese. Over all I was very disappointed. Last time I went there was a lot better 😢

  2. JD

    JeriD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    It was a bit overpriced $95 is a lot to pay for brunch. Also valet parking too expensive

  3. RM

    RhondaM

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Father’s Day brunch..and as usual everything was yummy and the service was great!

  4. ES

    ElizabethS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Because it was Father's Day, the Sunday buffet was even more expensive than it normally is. If not for the fact that it's a family favorite, we probably would have skipped it if we had known it was going to be an extra $30/adult.

  5. FF

    FanFoodjaz

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome time with nice jazz music!! 🙆🏽‍♀️ enjoyed the food

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Father’s Day

  7. J

    Jeff

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2

    1. Seafood is not fresh. Especially oysters and mussels 2. All cooked food is too salty. 3. The waiter didn't take the initiative to add water and removed dirty dishes off the table not fast enough. 4. Parking tickets are over $38 (2 hours waiting and dining time), but valet tickets only cover $25.

  8. JS

    JS01

    Los Angeles

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place! Would prefer the lobster without all the sauce. Just steamed is better. Parking is almost $18. Also good for people watching.

  9. AM

    AileenM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    the waiter assigned us was not paying attention to us. We’re there already got our food but still nobody come to get our drinks. We called him but he answered that somebody ahead of us another table but when I look nobody there’s. I noticed he’s so much attentive to the next table to us & he’s ignoring us. When I asked for something he’s showing not happy to served us. I’m so disappointed to that waiter & his service. Hopefully they will talk to him because it’s affect to the restaurant & other staff which are nice & helpful.

  10. AK

    AlanK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Still pretty good, but dessert selection isn't as good as before.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5

    Food was on the salty side. The desserts were a bit too sweet.

  12. MY

    MarkY

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Food was ok. The lobster, was like eatting rubber. Price too high. Food had no flavor.

  13. RC

    RosalieC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience2

    Very disappointed with the food and the set up. My last visit was about five-six years ago and I was very impressed with the place and food. I did not realize that the venue was being renovated. I excitedly recommended to have my friend’s birthday to be there because I remembered I was so impressed with the food. Boy, was I surprised when I went there yesterday. I wouldn’t mind paying that much if food was excellent and delicious. Good thing our server was fun and very accommodating.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrating my birthday party with my friends

  15. KD

    KhoaD

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The way to book this buffet at cafe sierra is through OpenTable app. So don't try to call like I did. I initially booked Sunday brunch for 2 but they were happy to accommodate for 3. I'm on a Keto diet and was extremely happy to see many options for it. Needless to say the seafood was incredible. The horseradish and butter sauce was pleasant surprisingly high quality! My friends had 2 freshly made to order crepes w fruits & Nutella. I ate everything they had to offer w/no carbs. The mimosa is an extra $12 but the server is happy to keep pouring to ensure we were having a great time. All of the staffs were amazingly friendly and personable. We will definitely be coming back!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Except for the difficulty in finding parking, everything was great.

  17. EC

    ECCC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience4

    Food was way too salty and the overall quality of the “fine dining” eats (lobster, crab, oyster, sushi, bone marrow, steak, lamb) weren’t fresh or tasty, and smothered in sauces to hide the fact they weren’t very fresh or good quality. The dessert table was visually stunning but not great to eat (too sweet and not much variety), while the cups and silverware were seriously so dirty we had to ask for plastics instead. Oysters were not fresh, and the layout of the buffet is a lot smaller than you would expect, and confusing to operate. Sushi handroll lady was insanely rude and rolled her eyes at every customer, and the taco/mongolian bbq bar was not tasty at all. Noodles there were undercooked and the avocado looked days old. Salads and fruits were the only decent thing there, and the self-parking was advertised to be $8 on the site but ended up being $13.50. Hot foods were also just meh and I could tell some of them were bulk costco packaged foods just heated up, and most of them were soggy because they’d been left there for hours. Crab legs were way too salty, lobster way too buttery/cheesy, oysters were grainy, sushi was decent but clearly not too quality; and they charge an additional 5$ for drinks (even hot water/tea!). So disappointed and annoyed that I spent $300+ here; I’ve tasted 25$ asian buffets that are way better.

  18. RS

    RogerS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A bit overpriced but we had a nice 46th anniversay

  19. A

    Angiel13

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Prices raised and they decided to take drinks off the included buffet price. Lines are long for crepes and they say limit 1. Food is okay but 85 is really steep for what you're getting.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent for everything.

  21. T

    Tanya

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    Disappointed. We have been coming here for Mother's Day for the past several years and it seems to have gone downhill quite a bit with the cost per person going up. They no longer include beverages in their $85/person price, the lobster tails were not fresh, the crab legs were drenched inside and too salty, and the pasta station went dark in the first 10 mins of us arriving and did not become available again the entire time we were there. It's great for accommodating big parties, but just may no longer be worth it.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Attended brunch for Mother’s Day with my mom. Very crowded , close quarters - seating. I like the band that played while dining, however people thrashing past my seat every other minute was a bit uncomfortable for a buffet - too many people crammed into area. The service was ok, some of the servers seemed overworked and tired l, had difficulty answering questions. Food was great!

  23. KG

    KristalG

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Needed more variety not enough food in each category such as only one pasta, a couple of Chinese choices, no build your own stir fry, too many desserts not enough food, & ybuffet over priced, food stations could have been a little cleaner, waiters took too long to clear used plates from table, waiter only offered us drinks that were not included in the buffet price

  24. J

    James

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food was great! The seafood was the main attraction and it was abundant. Prime Rib, one of the best at a buffet. Breakfast: omelets, pancakes, waffles, etc. made to order. Not under a heat lamp like some. Food elegantly displayed. $85 on Mother's Day a bit pricey, especially not including Mimosa. However, it did not disappoint.~ jr

  25. LI

    LISAK

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Mother's Day brunch has always been something we looked forward to. I was a little disappointed in the way things were set up it seemed unorganized and not well thought out. Salad was across the room from the fresh fruit etc. which kind of goes well together with salad and is normally when people eat these items. Nobody knew what line to be in for what & people were just coming up behind other jumping in wherever. Also we missed the picture guy who came around prior years to have a photo to remember the moment. Thank you

  26. TC

    TheresaC

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Had dinner to celebrate Mother’s Day with my kids! Never disappoints! But surprised that we have to pay for sodas now. With the price they charge it should be FREE! So much dishes to choose from. My daughter went there for the crepes! Service was wonderful. Our waitress was very friendly. Still our go to buffet restaurant for special occasions! Recommendable!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day

  28. 1

    1sophia

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food but same as last time the menu hope have new menu soon

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husbands 40th birthday. We had a party of 28 people and within our party were 6 families. I was able to reserve our party with a deposit, and then at the end, our server was able to separate our tickets per family. This made it very helpful, convenient, and we all were able to sit together. We had a server just for our table and he was very attentive. The brunch was amazing, we loved the variety of foods, the bottomless mimosas were an awesome plus too. In constant communication with the restaurant manager, staff, and server, I am grateful how they were able to accommodate the size of my party comfortably. Thank you for making this possible!!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It’s always value for your money. Great food and great service!

  31. CA

    CADdiningout

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    We have been many times to the Seafood Buffet, however we found the selections and quality not up to the past. Their menu advertised black mussels crab shrimp and oysters. There was no mussels. It was a bit disappointing.

  32. ML

    MichaelL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Beautiful place to celebrate and enjoy great selections of foods and deserts. Presentation of food items and customer service is a 10+.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    it’s been a good place to spend time with you love ones

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good service, good food, good ambiance

  35. EB

    EddieB

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great

  36. BF

    BrandonF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    The food was good. I didn't like that the crab legs was so cold and the e server had an issue warming them up. I also didn't see all the food that was on the menu on the website. No baked lobster and I could not find the taco station. It must've been hidden. Overall, though the food was good and I enjoyed myself.

  37. JS

    JanetS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    We have been eating here for over 10 years. Happy experience overall both on foods and service.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Rosendo was an amazing waiter, everyone here is beyond cordial! Love the food, the cleanliness and the service!!! Coming back soon’n

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Been here four times. Always great for special family get together!

  40. CS

    CherylS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    Delightful surroundings with very good service and food. Our family goes often, particularly for family events, and always have a wonderful time.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Cafe Sierra at Hilton Universal City is rated 4.3 stars by 805 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 55 times today
Google Map for Cafe Sierra at Hilton Universal City

555 Universal Hollywood Dr Universal City, CA 91608

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lankershim Blvd.

  • Neighborhood

    Universal City

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    $8 self-parking $12 Valet parking (for non-hotel guests)

  • Public transit

    Universal City Metro Station. Universal Studios Shuttle Available from Metro Station.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Edy Lucas

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (818) 509-2030

  • Catering

    Plan any special occasion at the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City hotel. This stunning venue in the heart of the entertainment capital of Los Angeles will transform any occasion into an unforgettable event. From intimate gatherings to large galas, our flexible 16,000 sq. ft. ballroom can accommodate all needs. Our catering team will guide the entire planning process and manage every detail.

  • Private party facilities

    Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City"s award winning staff will exceed your expectations. As the day you have been dreaming of draws near, we will help turn the vision of your ceremony and reception into reality. A popular destination for corporate, families, and leisure as well as meetings and events.

  • Private party contact

    Mak Jalili: (866) 515-7961

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