This large buffet seating 900 people is located just outside the Conga Room in the Sahara Hotel and Casino at the older/original end of the strip. It is quite a hike from the casino area. No reservations are necessary for the weekday brunch (served 7am - 3pm)or dinner (served 4pm - 10) buffets. Saturday and Sunday champagne buffets are also served.
The selection of foods offered is large. There are several carving stations for ham, prime rib, and turkey. The actual buffet line is laid out in broken sections rather than a long line, and is quite spacious. The beverages are in one area, vegetables and entrees in another, and a vast display of all types of salads and desserts. There were more selections than I'd previously seen on any buffet, many not your usual buffet cheap types. Most were rather bland, but filling. If only your stomach were larger. The quality of food was average, not fancy or gourmet, but hot foods hot and cold foods cold. It's a great place to take a family and not go broke. The kids or kid in you will love the soft serve ice cream dispenser with toppings.
You pay the set price, approx. $6.95 adults, less for children, and then can go back as many times and for as long as you wish. Each time you leave your table, staff clear your used plate and wipe down your table awaiting your return from the food displays. There is a sign on each table stating that you are welcome to return for more food as many times as you like, but they ask that you eat what you take. Sounds sensible.
We had not set out to eat at this buffet, but there were no lines when we exited the Conga Room at dinner time, so we gave it a try. There was little to no atmosphere, more like a big commissary - this is not fine dining, but all we wanted was good food. It was the best buffet and the least expensive we'd encountered in our five day, three buffet outing in Las Vegas. Ample, tasty, and affordable, can't beat that.
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April 14, 2008
by La La Linzi
October 26, 2005
From journal Exploring Las Vegas
Somewhere, South Carolina
November 4, 2004
From journal Viva Las Vegas
by E. B.
August 15, 2004
We selected a table then began our search for dinner. My friend went first as I watched her 3-year-old son. We played with his Thomas the Tank train set. After she returned with her food, I set off in search of edibles. Unfortunately, I didn’t find most of the food appetizing to me. I was not in the mood for the meat dishes that I saw. I didn’t want the pastas, pizzas, or soups. I ended up with pork loin, pasta salad, mashed potatoes, and a slice of peach cobbler. The salad looked wilted, so I avoided it altogether. I drank water and iced tea. I went back for a couple of sweets, but after that, I was full. I didn’t even enjoy my meal.
The atmosphere of the place was somber. It was as if everyone was disappointed with the food. People generally ate to fill their stomachs then leave. No one looked very excited. It feels like that in a lot of places in Vegas, though. Perhaps some of the folks were on a losing streak.
The Sahara Buffet is open 7 AM – 10 PM every day. I don’t recommend this place. Save your money and eat somewhere else.
From journal My Free Casablanca Express Trip
leicester, United Kingdom
April 26, 2004
From journal Getting Rich in Vegas
Merchantville, New Jersey
December 23, 2003
From journal Las Vegas, Ameripass stop 8
October 26, 2003
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by Kelly Wise
July 2, 2003
by Barber E. Lane
Lake Forest, California
March 2, 2003
From journal Ring in the New Millenium, Vegas Style
Overland Park, Kansas
November 30, 2002
That's the best part.
The food selection was okay. They were carving roast beef, ham and turkey which is pretty standard fare for these buffets. The meats were nicely cooked and fresh.
The hot side items were limited in number and while fresh, were basically pretty bland. Same for the salad bar. Tossed salads and fixings with dressings were fine but the other types of salads such as pasta salad, potato salad and beets were pretty bland.
A nice dessert bar with soft serve ice cream finished up our meal.
Drinks were included in the basic price.
Shouldn't complain with the price that was charged but definitely preferred the Emperor's Buffet at the Imperial Palace.
Also, this buffet was quite a walk from the basic area of the casino and hotel. Plus the night we went, a group had reserved one area in the dining area that forced diners on a detour through the back work hallways to get to the buffet.
From journal Las Vegas - Family Budget Style