Starting this weekend, the owners of Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya on the Lower East Side will make a foolhardy gamble on New Yorkers' insatiable appetite for brunch. On Saturday and Sunday, for the first time, they're offering an all-you-can-eat, "more-food-than-you-knew-you-wanted" Grand Buffet Brunch.


The menu features a dazzling array of delicacies to shove in your face, from sushi rolls to fried chicken to Jumbo Buttermilk Pancakes with Apple & Pecan syrup. See the whole menu below—here's something for everyone, particularly those for whom "all-you-can-eat" isn't an offer, it's a challenge.

It's $29.50 for just the buffet and non-alcoholic drinks, but for $39.50 you can also order from the a la carte menu. Boozy beverage options include Bloody Mary Shochu Clay Pot and Mimosa Service, as well as a variety of cocktails. Kids under 12 get to stuff their faces for $10. Reservations, which are recommended but not required, can be made by calling (212) 466-0404. The Grand Buffet will also be offered this Monday and New Year's Day, and after that only on weekends, until some "remorseless eating machine" sues them.

Grand Buffet Brunch

187 Orchard Street at the Thompson LES Hotel