Saturday buffet lunch at Hyatt is RM45++/US$14 plus 15% and that entitles you to the spread in their Japanese restaurant Nagisa and the western restaurant on the lobby floor. As usual, we didn't bother with the western/local buffet and sat ourselves in the Jap restaurant. I'll just spare you all a long report and go straight to whatever I ate:
Thumbs up. Teppanyaki beef was tender (especially if slightly under done) and flavorful. The only thing worth eating so I ate a plateful.
Thumbs down. Some kind of grilled fish. I'm guessing it was tuna because it tasted dry. Won on presentation though. Simple. Sparingly elegant. Absolutely unimpressive in taste.
Maguro sushi was soggy and bland (that's nothing new about Hyatt's sushi and sashimi) while the maki sushi were okay. No sake (salmon) on Saturdays because the locals swoop down on salmon like polar bears (but the Jap prefer maguro to salmon) but it is available in their Sunday buffet which is priced higher.
A nice mitzutaki with teeny weeny bits of cod (mostly bones).
Besides the above, there were soba, fried udon and veg, some stewed dishes, veg tempura (cheapskate), cawan mushi and other teppanyaki items.
Kids are into Jap anime and cosplay but in my time these dolls were the in thing. I still have the Jap doll my cousins bought for me when I visited them in Singapore when I was 12.
The western and local buffet was quite a big spread but nothing caught my stomach because it's all quantity and no quality. Ming said these lamb ribs were super sweet.
I actually liked this. It was tasty and smelly.
None of these cakes tasted good, not even their honeycomb cake which used to be very good. The macaron was an imposter. It was colored meringue, so sweet I thought I was going into a diabetic shock. The black rice with coconut milk was okay.
Halfway through this rubbish, I suddenly remembered that I had a dinner date with Ekeng and Denise and I wanted to whack myself. Wey said Hyatt buffet "sucks". I couldn't agree more.
P.S. Okay, maybe I was too harsh, but I expected an international hotel like Hyatt to serve more quality food. I had buffet at Hyatt HK and it was pretty good, especially the dessert spread.
Of all the restaurants in Hyatt KK, Mosaic as recommended by Shan is the best. They are having a wagyu promotion which ends end of this month so you better hurry. Despite my review, I'm going to Nagisa for lunch in 10 minutes because Hub has arranged to meet a friend there. See you there?