Overlooking the beautiful Swan River, Laputa is Perth’s premium buffet dining restaurant where guests are treated to a range of delicious, Japanese-inspired fare in an elegant dining space, that’s simply too good to be true. This beautiful restaurant boasts live action cooking stations, where a plethora of fresh sashimi, sushi, seafood options and hot pot delights are on offer, making this Barrack Square spot the ideal choice for a truly special meal. Located in the heart of the Perth CBD, right by Elizabeth Quay and the Perth Concert Hall, Laputa is perfect for an intimate meal for two or for any special occasion worth celebrating. So do yourself a favour and book a table today. You won’t be disappointed.
While the menu at Laputa is predominantly Japanese-inspired, you’ll also find delicious dishes with Thai, Malaysian and Chinese influences as well. Why not start by indulging in the delicious salad bar, and sample the cured squid or wakame and cabbage salads with pickled cucumber and daikon to go alongside? Feast on freshly shucked oysters, premium sashimi and expertly-rolled sushi with all the fillings you’d expect, while you take in the stunning surrounds of this Perth Japanese buffet sensation.
With a prime spot in Barrack Square, in the heart of the Perth CBD, Laputa is one of the city’s best dining spots. Its elegant dining space is chic and sophisticated, and the attention to detail regarding everything from table settings and design to presentation of the dishes is second to none. So no matter if you feel like treating yourself or your loved ones to a delicious, fresh Japanese feast or if a craving for a hot pot comes along, you’ll be guaranteed to find something to whet your appetite at Laputa, that’s for sure. This Perth CBD spot does tend to fill up though, so booking ahead is essential.
The service and view are great at Laputa. Today we got the special promotion, everyone gets a free drink. I’ll definitely recommend friends to come.
Yummy food. Lots of selections. Great location. Lots of parking. Beautiful view over the Swan River. Highly recommend and will definitely go back. YUM YUM.
Very good variety of food and dessert. Ambience was nice and pretty. Only problem today was a hot day. Air cond wasn’t very strong. Will definitely recommend friends.
Lovely staff. Even brought out a happy birthday plate for my mum as I mentioned it as we walked in. Food was delicious. Will be going back
It was my family's first time at Laputa and we were impressed. The customer service we received was really good, each of the waitperson we encountered always had a smile on their face and seemed to be serving genuinely from the heart - this dinner experience was made so enjoyable especially because of the service we received that night. The variety of food were not as much as I expected in comparison to Crown Perth's Atrium and Epicurean, but the options available were not disappointing either. I loved that they had a noodle bar where you can customise and 'cook' your own ramen or udon with broth of choice. Other foods worth noting included fresh sashimi, Japanese salads, sushi, chawanmushi, takoyaki and teppanyaki food. The desserts were really nice and I actually preferred Laputa's desserts (if I had to compare with Atrium or Epicurean). The desserts are more Asian inspired and there was nothing too sweet or tart or all cream. It was actually quite refreshing. The ice cream is self-service and I like the idea of allowing diners to help themselves to how much ice cream they wish to have as well as the combination/ratio of flavours they liked. The dim sum selection is unfortunately quite limited and not very impressive but with all the other food available, it was not a major issue for us. They also gave a complimentary dish of teppanyaki style beef - the meat was cooked well and it was a nice bonus. It was also my sister's birthday and they organised a special birthday plate with 3 petite desserts along with a lighted candle and chocolate Happy Birthday written on the plate. Needless to say, my sister was pleasantly surprised. Overall this has been a wonderful dining experience and there is no doubt we have now deemed Laputa as our new favourite.
Overall I really enjoyed my experience at Laputa as did my dining companions. Variety of dishes and styles of cooking, hot and cold options, sweets were great, but presenting deep fried dishes at their optimal best was difficult and a little disappointing, e.g., karaage chicken and tempura were lukewarm due to sitting on serving platters. I realize these dishes are difficult to present in a buffet at their best. We also felt that offering a complimentary hotspot was unnecessary and led to food wastage. Most people wanting that sort of dish would make it the main dish of their meal. Our guests, who were visiting from Japan and celebrating their birthdays, did really appreciate their birthday platters - that was a very nice touch! Thank you!
I was pretty disappointed with my lunch experience in Laputa. When we arrived at the restaurant, no one bother to show us where is our table. Lucky, our other friends already got a table. So we just go straight to their table. The foods were not really fresh. Even the deep fried section was quite avarage. The noodles for the ramen section was empty for a long time and never got top up (I was there around 12.30pm). There is no much sashimi and no Aburi. We have to ask the waiter a few times for water. It wasn't a great birthday lunch. I wish I could have choose a better buffet place to celebrate my friend's birthday. I hope Laputa can increase the quality or service and their foods.
The view and layout is great although when it comes to the buffet, they do not have many selections in Sushi, the karagi chicken is very oily, they are very stingy on the oysters. They only put out 20 max at a time and literally do not refill them until it has run out. They only give you two small pieces of duck at a time and when you ask for more they only give you one extra small piece. It’s a buffet and they make you feel like you can’t ask for more. My partner loves duck so 2 small pieces are not satisfying. 😂 The fried rice has no flavour and the grilled beef is blan. Otherwise the chilli stew beef is yummy including the chilli crab. The fried fish with honey drizzle is the best in the fried food isle. Didn’t get to the soup but that area was never busy. The desert is so good, from the hand made biscuits to the coffee and Majito panacota to small Japanese desert. They also had caramel and chocolate filled donuts, this definitely melted in your mouth! 😍
Lunch at Laputa was excellent. The variety of food was amazing. The dessert, especially, was very well presented. What I particularly liked was that the desserts were set up in individual little pretty plates. Similarly, the sashimi options were individually plated, making them more hygienic and appealing to the eyes. Very enjoyable lunch.
Very amazing service, took my parents and close friend there for Father's Day Lunch. Really good sushi and variety of Japanese food, although I was looking forward to the soba and Udon Laputa used to have, not sure why it wasn't there this time. But the Karaage chicken was awesomeeeee