All you can eat buffet in Kanata Centrum. Features different international cuisine daily: Italy, Western and Eastern Europe, Mediterranean, Latin America and Caribbean Islands. Serves Lunch & Dinner on Weekdays, Brunch & Dinner on Weekends. Fully licensed bar. Discounts for kids and seniors.

Lunch Buffet at VIVA International Buffet
VIVA International Buffet
Foods from VIVA International Buffet

2016 Jun 8
Welcome to the newly opened all-you-can-eat VIVA International Buffet.

2016 Oct 5
I absolutely had to check this new place out given the extremely polarized nature of the online reviews so far. Facebook, Zomato, Yelp... anywhere you will see either glowing 5-star tributes or expletive laden 1-star diatribes. Experience tells me that both of these types of review are rarely trustworthy.

My lunchtime visit happened to be during a week when they were running a promotion. Lunch is normally $15.95 but the promo had it down to $12.95.

The selection is impressive for lunch. Full salad bar, generous dessert table (see photo), and an impressive array of moist food items. The food most suited to warming tables is that which sits in a sauce of some kind and only gets better over time (which is why Indian cuisine, for example, lends itself so well to the buffet format). In this case, the hot items were hit and miss but that's how any buffet works. They have a sample menu on their website and it seems accurate.

The quality over all was like a decent conference centre buffet, albeit at a more reasonable price. Service was genuine and friendly.

Two items especially worthy of note: self-serve soft ice cream with sundae toppings at the dessert bar, and excellent local beers on tap from Whitewater and Perth brewing companies. At $5 a pint it's probably the best deal in Kanata!