All you can eat.
Dekadeh, 1722 N. Tustin Ave., Orange. (714) 282-1010. Style: Iranian buffet: The hearty, the hunky, and the sublime. Setting: A mini-mall pink palace. Cost per person: Lunch buffet Wednesdays and Sundays, $7.95.
Golden Lion Mongol's Bar-B-Q, 3681 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. (818) 796-1832. Style: Proof that Mongolian barbecue isn't just for carnivores. There are plenty of vegetable dishes and there's even a fresh fruit bar. Setting: Open with a long line of sauces. Cost per person: All-you-can-eat dinner, including egg roll and soup, $7.95.
Lotte Buffet, 401 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. (213) 487-6960. Style: All the Korean food you can eat, cafeteria-style. Setting: Clean with rice-paper screens and globe lights. Cost per person: Lunch $7.95; dinner $9.95.
Noreiga Hotel, 525 Sumner St., Bakersfield. (805) 322-8419. Style: Cowboy cooking, Basque-style. Setting: Communal tables, communal platters. You serve yourself, boardinghouse style. Cost per person: Lunch, including beverage, $7; dinner, including wine, $14.
Raja, 8875 W. Pico Blvd., West Los Angeles. (213) 247-8779. Style: Northern Indian with a fiery tandoori oven. Setting: Yellow walls, metal beams, window niches and Indian bric-a-brac. Cost per person: Buffet daily at lunchtime, $7.95.