13 Cheap All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants You Need To Try In Ottawa

Finding cheap places to eat at in Ottawa can sometimes be a struggle. With summer upon us there's nothing we want to do more than save our money for fun activities. Going to the biggest waterpark or spa in Canada isn't the cheapest thing ever, so saving up any chance you can is totally a must. There are a few places to eat in Ottawa that are reasonable priced, but when it comes to all-you-can-eat meals, the prices get pretty high up. 

When you have an all-you-can-eat meal you basically won't need to eat anything else through your day. So even if you go somewhere for their lunch meal, chances are you won't be super hungry when dinner time rolls around. There are many places in the city that serve up a huge buffet for reasonable prices (considering how much you get to have). 

168 Sushi Japanese Buffet

Where: Multiple Locations

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If you're someone that loves to eat sushi, then make your way to 168 Sushi Japanese Buffet. This restaurant has two locations in Ottawa and it is known to have a long menu filled with a variety of different sushis. The pricing is reasonable, if you head here for the lunch buffet you pay between $16 to $17, which isn't much considering all the sushi you get.


The Green Door Restaurant 

Where: 198 Main Street

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The Green Door Restaurant serves up a wide variety of vegetarian meals. You pay based on weight ($2.40 per 100 grams). If you're someone that usually only eats veggies when you go to other buffets, then this spot is perfect for your next meal. The Green Door is a must-visit for everyone that wants to eat a meal that's not only clean, but also delicious.


East India Company 

Where: Multiple Locations

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Calling all Indian food lovers, this spot is for you! It's not extremely cheap, but for everything that you get at the buffet, it's totally worth it. For the dinner buffet it costs $24.99 each and it is worth it. The interior decorations will make you feel like you're not in Ottawa as you enjoy your yummy meal. They have a full salad bar and an Indian dessert bar (yes, please).


Mandarin Restaurant

Where: Multiple Locations

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This is an all-you-can-eat staple. Mandarin serves up a whooole lot of food so you will definitely leave feeling full. The lunch buffet is a reasonable price considering the amount of food that you can eat while you're there. For $18.99 you will be able to eat everything that this huge buffet restaurant has to offer. Not to mention you also get to try their insane dessert bar and have a cotton candy on your way out!


Le Buffet Des Continents

Where: 4 Impasse de la Gare Talon

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Now if you're someone that enjoys a variety of options, this spot in Gatineau is for you. Whether you're craving European cuisine or Asian cuisine, this buffet restaurant will take you across the entire globe. The restaurant is massive making it a great spot to have a birthday party or a huge meet up with your friends. From Monday to Wednesday the dinner buffet is only $17.49 each and lunch from Monday to Friday is only $12.99 each!


Hokkaido Sushi 

Where: 272 Dalhousie Street

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Head to Hokkaido Sushi for an all you can eat meal that is sure to fill you up. From Monday to Thursday the buffet lunch at Hokkaido is only $16.59 each which is totally worth it! This restaurant downtown Ottawa respects traditions and keeps all preparation methods and flavour combinations of the classic art of sushi the same.


Tuckers Marketplace

Where: 61 York Street

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Located in the heart of the ByWard Market, Tuckers Marketplace is a great place to go for a special occasion. After spending your day walking about and exploring, this restaurant is sure to leave you satisfied. Tuckers has a wide selection of food, from stir fry to seafood, you will seriously be spoilt for choice at this local favourite. From Monday to Friday a lunch meal costs only $14.99!


Panda Garden

Where: 420 Hazeldean Rd

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Now if you're looking for a spot to eat at for super cheap, Panda Garden has got your back. For the lunch buffet from Monday to Friday it only costs $13.99. It only costs one dollar more for the lunch buffet on the weekend. The dinner buffet ranges between $19 and $21 depending on the day you choose to go.


Govinda's Vegetarian Buffet

Where: 212 Somerset St E

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This insanly cheap spot only re-opens in September, but it can't be forgotten. Govinda's Vegetarian Buffet only costs $7 to eat at! Yes, only $7. This restaurant is extremely close to the University of Ottawa's campus and if you love vegetarian food you will enjoy Govinda's buffet. For the incredible price you get to eat as much food as you wish.


YangMing Asian Buffet

Where: 1547 Merivale Rd #1

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If your birthday is coming up and you're looking to eat for free, this restaurant in Ottawa has got your back. Their lunch buffet only costs $14.95 each and their dinner is only $19.95. For your next birthday dinner make your way to YangMing Asian Buffet and enjoy a free meal! You'll need to go with 6 other people and a valid ID to get your meal for free.


Rideau Carleton Raceway 

Where: 4837 Albion Road

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Enjoy a buffet meal at the Rideau Carleton Raceway while taking in views of the racetrack. With over 100 items to choose from, you will seriously enjoy the buffet here. The buffet costs $19.99 per person and considering all of the food you will indulge in, it is totally worth it. They also have a ton of different types of buffets, from a rib buffet to seafood to sunday brunch, this is a buffet must-visit. Prices vary between each buffet night, so be sure to visit their website for more information.


1000 Sushi Islands 

Where: Multiple Locations

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Although the dinner buffet can be a tad pricey, their lunch buffet is reasonable. The lunch buffet is $16.99 each for all you can eat sushi. The buffet has a wide variety of sushi, maki rolls, temike, salads, soups, and stir fry. You will be spoilt for choice while at this restaurant!


Grill 41

Where: 100 Elgin Street

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Grill 41 is a pretty fancy restaurant located within the Lord Elgin hotel. They serve up a tasty breakfast buffet for $19. If you're someone that loves your breakfast, then you have to enjoy a meal at Grill 41. This is your chance to head to this upscale restaurant to enjoy some food without completely breaking your bank account.