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“yummy food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fortuna Buffet Restaurant

Fortuna Buffet Restaurant
Victoria St | Level 2, SKYCITY, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
(09) 363 6000
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Ranked #554 of 1,294 Restaurants in Auckland
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“yummy food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

great selection for a buffet, also that they had a buffet for the kids was great...xmas was celebrated in style so thank you so much for the experience.

Visited December 2012
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Average food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

I went there about a week ago, because I had a Grabone voucher and thanks God for that!
The food doesn't worth the full price charged.
At first when you look you have the impression that there is heaps of different choices, but the reality is that it is the same food both sides of the buffet, quite disappointing really.
And the desserts didn't look appetizing at all!

Besides that, I had problem when trying to book, as soon as the voucher was mentioned, they said that they didn't have any tables available.
So, I rang the next day, didn't mention the voucher, got the booking confirmed, than rang again saying that I "forgot" to mention that I was using the voucher, than the lady made a note and it was fine.
Quite disappointing really, wouldn't expect that from the SKY CITY group.

In saying that, the highlight for me was the pork meat, which was really tasty, although the skin wasn't crispy.

But, in my opinion, if you are looking for an extraordinary buffet in AKL, forget about Fortuna, spend a little more and book Eight at the Langham Hotel!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Just OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

We went there for company Christmas lunch (buffet). The atmosphere was great.
But the food quality was just so so.
We were not impressed at all.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Not impressed!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

We went to Fortuna's Restaurant for lunch with my family. We used our Grabone coupons! We were not very impressed from the beginning. The line up was very long. Then they gave us a wrong table. We were told we only have 90 minutes to eat. Every time we line up for food, nothing much left to take. I have to ask the staff few times to replenish the food. The ham was nice, but the brisket was terrible! Not enough meat, lots of sauce! The salad bar was alright so as the desserts!
I dont think we will come back to this restaurant! Most especially if I have to pay for a full price! Not worth it!

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
“Disappointed, just average buffet, too expensive, not good value”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

The Fortura is on the 3rd floor just above the Casino at the Skycity Plaza next to the tower.  Very clean and bright with large windows.  Not much to the ambience though with large groups of loud tourists scooping up plates full of food - go early.  It's like a mini-Las Vegas buffet restaurant in some respects.  Buffet food items included: carved ham (very tasty), roast beef (a bit overdone), hot items, as well as cold salads and desserts.  Soft drinks, tea and coffee were included in the price. 

Personally, we thought it was a bit expensive since some of the food quality was just okay.  Seafood was all chilled - shrimps, mussels and crab salad.  Hot dishes were so-so (lamb shanks, potatoes, fried fish, Indian-style chicken dish, rice and garlic bread) - not a lot of variety.  Desserts seemed manufactured lacking any real special appeal.  

So, overall...we give it just an average score.  Maybe best for large group, but ask for discount. We got 10% off.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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