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Cafe Sierra

555 Universal Hollywood Dr, Los Angeles, CA 91608-1001
+1 818-509-2030
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good23%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“crab legs” (9 reviews)
“prime rib” (21 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
555 Universal Hollywood Dr, Los Angeles, CA 91608-1001
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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

It was a class reunion of my wife with spouses - her classmates arranged it at this place in Hilton hotel along hollywood blvd. When we came and I saw the buffet igot excited. My eyes caught the king crabs and lobster- wow it was...More

Thank volviven
HiltonUniversal, Food and Beverage Marketing Coordinator at Cafe Sierra, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your dining experience at Cafe Sierra. So glad to hear you love the King Crab as well as all of the other offerings on our weekend buffet. We look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Never fails when you wanted the best brunch here at Cafe Sierra. Kung crab legs, shrimp, oysters, caviar station and prime ribs are so delicious. Best sushi, sashimi. Good breakfast selections as well. Desserts are outstanding! Don't forget to try make your own "wonton noodle...More

Thank Maria Theresa C
HiltonUniversal, Food and Beverage Marketing Coordinator at Cafe Sierra, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Dear guest, I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed everything, from the service to the meal. Our entire team works hard to ensure all enjoy their stay and go above and beyond to meet our guests' needs. I will definitely share your wonderful review...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017

No kidding, $7 for a cup of tea. Never seen anything like that at any level of hotel anywhere. Super bad!More

1  Thank TumbleweedandCactus
HiltonUniversal, Food and Beverage Marketing Coordinator at Cafe Sierra, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Dear guest, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for writing to us, and to assure you that we do read all the reviews we receive and consider your suggestions carefully. As I’m sure you can understand, we offer our organic tea...More

Reviewed 19 March 2017

Wonderful buffet with so many tempting options you will definitely not need lunch. Some things you won't find at many buffets, a real treat

Thank fcrane35
HiltonUniversal, Food and Beverage Marketing Coordinator at Cafe Sierra, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write the review of your recent dining experience with us. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our breakfast. We hope to welcome you again to the Hilton Universal City in the future.

Reviewed 12 March 2017

Imagine our delight to stay at the pet-friendly Hilton Universal City and be able to dine onsite at the redesigned Cafe Sierra. The very expansive restaurant allows for large groups as well as intimate seating. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, we were in town just...More

Thank Susan S
HiltonUniversal, Food and Beverage Marketing Coordinator at Cafe Sierra, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

Dear guest: Thank you very much for the positive comments. It’s always encouraging when customers acknowledge the good work of our team. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sandy Tseng- Food and Beverage Marketing Coordinator.

Reviewed 25 January 2017

We went for the prime rib and seafood buffet. The word buffet is used loosely... The only selections of seafood were overcooked fish - no fresh shrimp or crap or anything else. There was no salad buffet, just 3 pre-made salads set out in a...More

2  Thank 75tracieh
HiltonUniversal, Director of Sales at Cafe Sierra, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2017

Dear Guest: I sincerely apologize for your disappointment in our buffet. It sounds like you may have visited on a Monday - Thursday, when we serve a Dinner Buffet and not our Prime Rib and Seafood Buffet. We only serve the Prime Rib and Seafood...More

Reviewed 20 January 2017

We had the breakfast buffet one of the mornings we were there. Fantastic! A little expensive, but I believe we ate our money's worth.

Thank Marci D
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Saturday Brunch: Let me start off by clarifying, the info on their website states that the brunch begins at 10am, that is incorrect, it begins at 11am, but what is even worse, the price stated on website is $32, it is actually $40. $40 is...More

2  Thank LenaG1969
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I have not tried the buffet, but the menu options are way too expensive for the value, and the food is not that good. And guacamole didn't seem fresh either.. Def not worth to try- you can find better options at city walk..

Thank Monce J
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The seafood buffet at the Hilton Universal is packed with so many selections that your head will spin. They offer King crab legs, Salmon, Shrimp ten different ways, a huge sushi bar where they will make you custom rolls and hand rolls. They also have...More

Thank ronmiller0032
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24 May 2017|
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Response from HiltonUniversal | Property representative |
Hello, I apologize for the delay. Our regular prime rib dinner buffet is Monday-Thursday. Adult $42 Children (5-10) $20 Our seafood and prime rib buffet is Friday-Sunday. Adult $58 Children (5-10) $28 We are having lobster... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 555 Universal Hollywood Dr, Los Angeles, CA 91608-1001
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Universal City Area
  • Neighbourhood: Universal City Area
  • Phone Number: +1 818-509-2030
  • This restaurant is at Universal Studios Hollywood
Famous for its unique Seafood, Lobster and Prime Rib Buffet in L.A. Cafe Sierra is located high atop the Hollywood Hills inside the gleaming tower of Hilton Universal City.
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