Unlike serpents, humans can’t subsist solely on their own tails. Consume endless dinners with today’s Groupon to HeeBeen Asian Bistro. Choose between the following locations: Alexandria and Arlington. Choose between the following options:
- For $29, you get an all-you-can-eat Korean and Japanese dinner buffet for two (up to a $57.98 value).
- For $18, you get an all-you-can-eat Korean and Japanese lunch buffet for two (up to a $35.98 value).
Children age three and younger eat at the buffet for free.
HeeBeen Asian Bistro’s buffets let diners assemble colorful collages of Korean and Japanese staples from a “sumptuous steam table” and chef’s stations praised by the Washington Post in 2005. Like a broken stoplight, the buffets’ selections change daily, presenting a new spread of fresh, natural ingredients doused in sweet and piquant sauces. Flame-kissed portions of marinated short ribs jump straight from the grills to the serving stations at the Alexandria location, and flaky slabs of pan-fried cod disintegrate at the merest threat of optional hot red-chili sauce. Savory pancakes might support a mélange of seafood, and sushi displays brim with firm fish and gently rolled maki.
HeeBeen Asian Bistro’s buffet prices fluctuate throughout the week. Though the Crystal City location doesn’t have table-top grills, it has a larger selection of seafood.
HeeBeen Asian Bistro
At HeeBeen Asian Bistro, visitors delight in a culinary exploration that’s aided by a wide buffet counter topped with myriad dishes that invite sampling. Trays of Korean barbecue meats lay next to hot entrees of ramen, teriyaki, tempura, and oysters rockefeller. After trips to the sushi section, patrons’ chopsticks grip morsels of unagi nigiri, slices of sashimi, or pieces of a smoked sake crunch roll. While enjoying their spread, patrons sit beneath ceiling-mounted cubes lit from within, comforted by sleek woods that dominate the dining room. And behind one of the buffets, a glass case shows off small pieces of art beneath clusters of small fairy lights.
6231 Little River Tpke.
Alexandria, Virginia 22312