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Cafe Sierra

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555 Universal Hollywood Dr, Los Angeles, CA 91608-1001
+1 818-509-2030
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06:30 - 21:00
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Park City, Utah
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395 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

No kidding, $7 for a cup of tea. Never seen anything like that at any level of hotel anywhere. Super bad!

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Thank TumbleweedandCactus
Troy, Michigan
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200 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Wonderful buffet with so many tempting options you will definitely not need lunch. Some things you won't find at many buffets, a real treat

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Thank fcrane35
HiltonUniversal, Food and Beverage Marketing Coordinator at Cafe Sierra, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write the review of your recent dining experience with us. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our breakfast. We hope to welcome you again to the Hilton Universal City in the future. More 

Boise, Idaho
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88 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Imagine our delight to stay at the pet-friendly Hilton Universal City and be able to dine onsite at the redesigned Cafe Sierra. The very expansive restaurant allows for large groups as well as intimate seating. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, we were in town just one night and had a late dinner. I was surprised at such an eclectic menu... More 

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Thank Susan S
HiltonUniversal, Food and Beverage Marketing Coordinator at Cafe Sierra, responded to this review

Dear guest: Thank you very much for the positive comments. It’s always encouraging when customers acknowledge the good work of our team. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sandy Tseng- Food and Beverage Marketing Coordinator. More 

Pahrump, United States
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We went for the prime rib and seafood buffet. The word buffet is used loosely... The only selections of seafood were overcooked fish - no fresh shrimp or crap or anything else. There was no salad buffet, just 3 pre-made salads set out in a bowl. The prime rib was roast beef. Only 3-4 other dishes to choose from. Food... More 

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HiltonUniversal, Director of Sales at Cafe Sierra, responded to this review

Dear Guest: I sincerely apologize for your disappointment in our buffet. It sounds like you may have visited on a Monday - Thursday, when we serve a Dinner Buffet and not our Prime Rib and Seafood Buffet. We only serve the Prime Rib and Seafood Buffet on Friday through Sunday evenings. Despite which buffet you attended, your satisfaction is extremely... More 

McElhattan, Pennsylvania, United States
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We had the breakfast buffet one of the mornings we were there. Fantastic! A little expensive, but I believe we ate our money's worth.

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Thank Marci D
Los Angeles, California
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Saturday Brunch: Let me start off by clarifying, the info on their website states that the brunch begins at 10am, that is incorrect, it begins at 11am, but what is even worse, the price stated on website is $32, it is actually $40. $40 is absolutely not worth it. If you want a custom made omelette, ok, they can do... More 

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I have not tried the buffet, but the menu options are way too expensive for the value, and the food is not that good. And guacamole didn't seem fresh either.. Def not worth to try- you can find better options at city walk..

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Thank Monce J
santee
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The seafood buffet at the Hilton Universal is packed with so many selections that your head will spin. They offer King crab legs, Salmon, Shrimp ten different ways, a huge sushi bar where they will make you custom rolls and hand rolls. They also have the greatest desert bar that you will need to visit even though you are full.... More 

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Thank ronmiller0032
Discovery Bay, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Quality of food is not even near the price you pay. you have two options, open buffet or a la cart. when you look at the menu a ala cart, you will definitely go to buffet, as any single plate will equal the amount of the buffet.

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Thank Nader H
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Cafe Sierra is a very attractive big hotel dining space. The menu is good but the buffet has an enormous array of foods. You will find something for every taste. One hint -- if you enjoy bread, get it to your table before picking out your meal.

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Thank ideblasi0

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 21:00
Monday
06:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 21:00
Thursday
06:30 - 21:00
Friday
06:30 - 22:00
Saturday
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 555 Universal Hollywood Dr, Los Angeles, CA 91608-1001
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Universal City Area
  • Neighbourhood: Universal City Area
  • Phone Number: +1 818-509-2030
  • This restaurant is at Universal Studios Hollywood
Description
Famous for its unique Seafood, Lobster and Prime Rib Buffet in L.A. Cafe Sierra is located high atop the Hollywood Hills inside the gleaming tower of Hilton Universal City.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?