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Trying to find the best Buffet in Dubai? 10Best has you covered. Our editors and locals search the city and suburbs for the top places. Then, we showcase popular restaurants like Spectrum on One, and we highlight eateries with great user reviews, like Spice Island. We also help you find areas where Buffets are prominent - Deira, for example - so that you not only get terrific dining recommendations, but you also have choices to boot. After all, if you're going to eat, you may as well do it right and take advantage of Dubai's best.

7 Blue Elephant
Widely regarded as one of Dubai's finest Thai restaurants, the distinctive Blue Elephant features a tranquil waterfall, exotic flowers and greenery, and intricate stained wood accents, creating the illusion that you're not in Dubai but in some quaint Southeast Asian village. The cuisine matches the decor stroke for stroke. Royal Thai dishes include herbs, spices and produce imported from Thailand, and the aromas of basil, chilies and lemongrass flow through the air, enticing first time patrons to order some of the spicier items (marked on the menu with red elephants). Saturdays feature an unforgettable lunch buffet. (4-282-0000)

6 Benjarong
An ornate dining room featuring rich dark wood furniture, intricately designed pillars and molding, and elegant table settings, the Dusit Dubai's signature restaurant offers diners a chance to experience fine Royal Thai cuisine and hospitality in their most accommodating incarnations. Enjoy the chef's celebrated menu, which stands as the culmination of his more than three years of culinary "exploration" in places like Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Japan. Ask for a table near a window, and you can enjoy an enchanting view of the desert whilst you dine. (4-343-3333)

5 Spectrum on One
Spectrum on One, the luxurious Fairmont Dubai's signature restaurant, offers internationally-themed gastronomy, from Szechwan specialties and tandoori dishes to succulent seafood from the coast of Normandy and Continental-inspired pastries and desserts. Those opting for seafood may select their "Catch" from the restaurant's own saltwater tank. Spectrum's best tables offer sweeping views of downtown Dubai, and a cozy bar/lounge area is an ideal place to wind down your day over a few cocktails in a refined setting. (4-332-5555)

4 Creekside
Some of Dubai's most highly regarded sushi is served here Tuesday and Friday-Sunday evenings. The view may be a disappointment (a wall blocks the bustling creek banks), but the authentic atmosphere and exceptional menu are sure to please. (4-228-1111)

3 Bamboo Lagoon
Some venues score well on setting, others on food: the Bamboo Lagoon is one of the few to excel — and then some — in both categories. Why not impress your date by sashaying across this Polynesian retreat's wooden bridge, with water features underneath and leafy plants all around. Positive impression thus made, you may feast on all manner of Asian delights, including the sushi and sashimi bar. (4-607-7977)

2 Spice Island
In a land teeming with all-you-can-eat buffets, Spice Island still arguably rules the roost. With innumerable tables and live cooking stations devoted to Arabian, Tex-Mex, European, Japanese and seafood, there's something for every palate in this popular restaurant. Its spacious design and abundant food makes it a firm favorite for parties and group get-togethers. Three different packages are available: buffet with soft drink; buffet with regular house beverages; the works with premium beverages. (4-262-5555)

1 Yalumba
Yalumba features creative Australian cuisine. The d├ęcor is urban chic with dark woods and glass-covered tables. Dishes include crab and spinach wontons, crayfish and no end of tasty steaks which are prepared in full view by chefs in the island kitchen. The Friday Brunch is becoming increasingly popular, and the daily breakfast buffet nullifies any excuses for elevenses. (04-217-0000)

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Cuisine: Asian, Thai
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Benjarong 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: Asian, Thai
Dining Options: Disabled Accessible
Neighborhood: Bur Dubai
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Spectrum on One 10Best List Arrow
Dining Options: Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Group Friendly
Cuisine: Ethnic
Neighborhood: JUMEIRAH
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Creekside 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: Asian, Japanese
Neighborhood: DEIRA
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Bamboo Lagoon 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: Asian
Dining Options: Disabled Accessible, Live Music
Neighborhood: DEIRA
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Spice Island 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: Ethnic
Dining Options: Family Friendly, Group Friendly
Neighborhood: DEIRA
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Cuisine: Australian, Fusion
Dining Options: Disabled Accessible, Group Friendly
Neighborhood: GARHOUD
COST: $$$$
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