If you visited the buffet at Kyo Ichiban Buffet Restaurant once a day for six months, you would never have to eat the same meal twice. That’s because chefs whip up more than 300 items daily, drawing from Japanese, Chinese, and American influences. Sushi and other seafood—including crab legs on Fridays—complement a host of hibachi entrees and vegetables, all of which are grouped under a single price for adults and a discounted rate for kids. Guests can also choose to order from the restaurant's menu, a compendium of tangy Chinese entrees such general tso's chicken, peking duck, and lo mein. And, despite the kitchen's staggering scope, it doesn't shy from personal touches—chefs prep the honey crispy chicken from a family recipe.
Pamper Moment indulges the senses with a full salon menu of invigorating nail, hair, and spa treatments. Stylists can cultivate new face-framing styles or nix unflattering fuzz with swift waxing techniques. Muscular knots melt beneath essential oils and hot-stone bodywork, and complexions come to life during exfoliating facials. To ensure cleanliness during mani-pedi sessions, Pamper Moment utilizes the Sani-Tablet, a bath capsule that kills bacteria more effectively than the towering robots in most soap commercials.
Chefs at Taj Palace spice up curry sauces, bake marinated chicken in fiery ovens, and coat pastries with cardamom and honey syrup to fill their menu with recipes from Northern and Southern India. Red chili peppers add a blazing touch to the spicy vindaloo curry, and the kitchen's clay tandoor oven blows smoky kisses across the dining room in the form of marinated barbecued-chicken kebabs. The daily lunch, Monday-night dinner, and Tuesday-night vegetarian buffets brim with a cornucopia of more than 25 different items, including soups, curried meats, and soft naan.
At Luanda Mexican Grill & Cantina, guests sip margaritas, homemade sangria, and Mexican draft beers as they dine on sizzling beef fajitas, crispy taco salads, and hearty chimichangas. Surrounded by copper-colored walls and homey, dark varnished wood furnishings, guests chat with friends as they enjoy lunches of grilled chicken and squash pollo yucatan, or dinners of pepper-topped jalisco steak.
Husband-and-wife team Rosario and Taura Auddino, founded Auddinos Bakery & Cafe in 2012, pouring their love of baked goods and a family tradition of Italian cooking into their treats. In the morning, the scent of crispy artisanal loaves and soft sandwich bread wafts out onto the street. The pastry case contains rows of sweet iced pastries including glazed and cake donuts, muffins, and canollis, while the freezer displays rows of tempting gelato flavors. The bakery also tackles savory meals with breakfast and lunch sandwiches including meatball subs, egg and ham croissants, and roma turkey sandwiches, along with 7-, 10-, and 14-inch pizzas baked onsite with a dozen toppings to choose from, or raw pizza dough available for making your own creation at home.
It's a good idea to arrive early at Movie Tavern, and not only if you hate missing the opening credits. Early birds can peruse the extensive menu of chef-crafted American cuisine, from kobe beef sliders to pizza and sandwiches. But even after the show begins, the snacks keep coming. Unobtrusive servers slip in during the show to deliver orders, and can be called on for more drinks or dessert with the push of a button. Guests can even sip margaritas or signature cocktails at the full bar before heading in to the theater. The family-friendly establishment also serves finger food for kiddies.
As for the entertainment, audiences get to enjoy all-digital presentations of first-run films any day of the week, plus Retro Cinema every Wednesday morning at 11:30 a.m. as well as Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. Audiences also benefit from Movie Tavern's membership program. Anyone can sign up for free online to receive one free bag of popcorn, plus a free ticket every year on their birthday, special offers, movie news, and invites to screenings and other special events.