201 Arizona Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401-1203

Lighthouse Buffet

Neighborhoods: Downtown
Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Sushi

Lighthouse Buffet is a Japanese, Asian, and Sushi restaurant where most Menuism users came for fun with friends, paid between $10 and $25, and tipped less than 15%.

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  • 4/26/2022

    A diner from Taichung, 04 tried it.

  • 7/05/2020

    A Japanese food lover from Saint Paul, MN tried it.

  • 7/07/2018

    A Japanese chowhound from Santa Monica, CA tried it and liked it.

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 Los Angeles, CA

It's no Todai

As far as Japanese seafood buffets, Todai still takes the cake. I’ve heard that Lighthouse was the “original Todai” way back when, but that’s no excuse for not updating the interior since the 70s and having a woefully sparse and uninspiring buffet. Todai has 3 times the food and it’s all better quality for the same price.

There’s even a cheaper seafood buffet in the OC called Hokaido which is better in my opinion.

As I was eating I kept thinking 2 things:

  1. why does it feel like I’m in eating in a 70s diner?
  2. am I going to get sick from this?

Dinner Buffet

The nigiri is way better quality than the plain sashimi.

Japanese Asian Sushi
Sun-Sat 11:30AM - 02:30PM
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Lighthouse Buffet is located near the cities of Sawtelle, Venezia, Venice, Pacific Palisades, and De Witt.
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