I am not sure what sort of emotions the words “seafood” and “buffet” evoke, especially if they’re in the same phrase. It’s usually a guessing game to figure how long a certain dish may have been laying out at any buffet. Bono Bono is a premiere seafood buffet in Seoul that offers a wide variety of dishes for a great dining experience.
One interesting note to be mindful of, is that on the weekends and holidays, their dining hours are limited to 2 hour segments in order to weed out those patrons who seek to linger at the restaurant. The dining room is large and the buffet aisles are teeming with some great food. There’s a salad bar, sushi bar, sashimi bar, bar for hot foods, fried food, a grill, beverage, and a dessert bar. Though the options are sparse, I would say it’s a decent place for sushi in Seoul because it’s all you can eat.
The quality of the food is good, considering the fact that this place is a seafood buffet. I do wish there was a larger variety of sushi and sashimi, but I can imagine the prices they would charge in order to provide it. There really wasn’t anything spectacular that stood out except for the number of different dishes that were available. But considering the price for dinner, I would would’ve expected nothing less.
Bono Bono is a good seafood buffet in Seoul for special events, if you’re in the mood for a large quantity of food, or if you want a lot of different choices and variety for dinner. I would come back here, but only when and if I’m in the mood for a buffet.
Low down: Seafood, sushi, sashimi, grilled, and a little bit of everything else.
Price: $$$ (30,000W weekday lunch; 41,000W weekday dinner, weekend/holidays)
Location: 942-10 Daechi-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Other Locations: Mapo, Seo-cho, Hongdae, Seongsu (see website)
Website: Bono Bono