International Seafood Buffet
_Parris International Seafood Buffet
213, SanDuo 3rd Rd., 11F, Kaohsiung City
(Shinkong Mitsukoshi Department Store, 11F)
HoursĄG11:30 am-12 midnight/€È©]
10% service charge; credit cards accepted
YOUR RATING & REVIEW | VIEW VISITOR RATINGS & REVIEWS
By Steven Crook Translated
by Annie Liu
it comes to describing all-you-can-eat restaurants, the word
"cornucopia" is very often applied. But in the case
of Parris International Seafood Buffet, the term is entirely
apt: There's sushi, nigiri, sashimi, seaweed wraps, various
species of fish that have been fried, steamed, or grilled,
crabs, shellfish, and plenty of non-seafood items--such as
According to members of staff, repeat customers often make
a beeline for the crab. As you might expect, some of the most
delicious items are not to be found in the buffet, but can
be ordered for no extra charge from the chefs. If you're unsure
what's available or what's good, just wait a while and see
what other people are ordering, then follow suit.
Not everything here was pulled from the ocean or farmed in
a pool. For a restaurant that stresses seafood, the non-seafood
items are excellent. In this writer's opinion, the ham and
pork ribs are among the tastiest things here. Carbohydrates
come in the form of fried rice and noodles, and there's no
shortage of salad.
Those who like to have a tipple with their meals will enjoy
the DIY cocktail bar, where you can help yourself to whiskey,
tequila, brandy, gin, and other liquors, plus various juices.
If you don't know the recipe for a Bloody Mary, don't despair:
Instructions on how to make a dozen or so popular cocktails
are posted beside the bar. There are also white and red wines,
and a choice of non-alcoholic beverages.
Two non-food factors make this buffet especially enjoyable:
The excellent view over downtown Kaohsiung toward Longevity
Mountain (the tables closest to the windows fill up fast);
and the attentive yet unhurried service. It's easy to spend
three hours here.
Arrive between 11:30 a.m. and 1:40 p.m. and you'll pay NT$528;
between 1:40 p.m. and 4 p.m. it's NT$438; after 5:30 p.m.
the price goes up to NT$628. These are weekday prices; on
weekends you'll pay slightly more. Patrons can park for free
in the department store's basement.