Thursday, July 6, 2017

2017 Buffet Guide: Eat-All-You-Can Restaurants in Manila for P1,000 or Less

Grab your favorite food buddies and ready your wallets and stomachs because we’re giving you an updated list of some of the most affordable and satisfying buffet restaurants here in Metro Manila. Whether you’re into sushi or the well-loved lechon more, this list surely has something to satisfy your many kinds of cravings. Rev up those big appetites for a gut-busting eat-all-you-can food adventure!

Love Desserts
Address: 915 Banawe St., corner Del Monte, Quezon City
Buffet Highlights: To those with a sweet tooth and just can’t get enough of cakes, crepes, crepe cakes, Sylvanas, and halo-halo, Love Desserts is the place to be! While they have unlimited desserts, those who want something that’s not sweet may choose from their selection of sandwiches and rice meals.
Rates: P229, but they’re on promo where diners get to avail of the dessert buffet for only P199 on Mondays to Thursdays, from 11am to 3pm (Promo runs from January 16 to September 28, 2017)

DADS World Buffet (DADS, Kamayan, and Saisaki)
Branches: 207 EDSA, Greenhills // 523 Merchant Bldg, Padre Faura, Ermita Manila // 15 West Avenue, Quezon City // SM Megamall // Glorietta 3
Buffet Highlights: DADS feature a carving station for those who love steak, a seafood grill, and sections solely for Chinese, Singaporean, Korean, Indonesian, Greek, Italian, Mexican cuisines, and more. KAMAYAN is the buffet for people who want to indulge in Filipino cuisine, while SAISAKI is for those who are huge fans of sushi, sashimi, and other Japanese dishes.
Rates with unlimited drinks: 
  • DADS World Buffet (includes Kamayan and Saisaki):
    • ​Monday-Friday Lunch Special Price: P688 (reg. price is P888)
    • Monday-Friday Dinner Special Price: P838 (reg. price is P888)
    • Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays Lunch and Dinner Reg. Price: P888
    • Children's Buffet Price: P380 (4ft to 4.6ft) // P330 (3ft to below 4ft) // free (below 3ft) 
  • KAMAYAN Buffet
    • Monday-Sunday and Holidays Lunch and Dinner Reg. Price: P638
    • Children's Buffet Price: P340 (4ft to 4.6ft) // P290 (3ft to below 4ft) // free (below 3ft)
  • ​SAISAKI Buffet
    • ​Monday-Friday Lunch Reg. Price: P638
    • Monday-Friday Dinner Reg. Price: P738
    • Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays Lunch and Dinner Reg. Price: P838
    • Children's Buffet Price: P380 (4ft to 4.6ft) // P330 (3ft to below 4ft) // free (below 3ft) 
Vikings Luxury Buffet Restaurant
Branches: SM Mall of Asia // SM Megamall // SM Marikina // The Block at SM North EDSA // SM Jazz Mall // SM BF Paranaque
Buffet Highlights: Said to feature one of the largest buffet area in the country, Vikings features over 400 dishes from Europe to Asia to America, prepared by their world-class chefs.
  • Vikings Makati, Marikina, North EDSA, Megamall 
    • Adult Weekday Lunch: P738 (+5% service charge)
    • Adult Weekday Dinner: P938 )+5% service charge)
    • Adult Weekends/Holiday Lunch and Dinner: P938 (+5% service charge)
  • Vikings Mall of Asia 
    • ​Adult Weekday Lunch: P738 (+5% service charge)
    • Adult Weekday Dinner: P938 (+5% service charge)
    • Adult Weekends/Holiday Lunch and Dinner; P1138 (+5% service charge)
Buffet 101
Branches: SM Mall of Asia // New Glorietta // Robinsons Magnolia
Buffet Highlights: Buffet 101 takes pride in serving some of the world’s finest dishes in a 5-star, luxury-hotel-like setting. Spoil yourself with their good selection of Asian and Western cuisine, as well as a continuous serving of your favorite softdrinks, shakes, and draft beer.
  • Monday-Friday Lunch: P699
  • Monday-Friday Dinner: P899
  • Saturday Lunch: P899
  • Saturday Dinner: P1050
  • Sunday and Holiday Lunch/Dinner: P1050
Buffet in Time Esplanade
Address: JT Centrale, 1686 Fugoso and Huertas Sts. Sta. Cruz, Manila
Buffet Highlights: Buffet in Time Esplanade or BITE is a fairly new buffet place which offers Western, Japanese, and Filipino dishes. One thing that sets them apart from the other buffet restaurants is that guests get to have a time limit to enjoy the buffet, depending on the price that they paid for.
  • 30 Minutes: P168
  • 40 Minutes: P193
  • 50 Minutes: P218
  • 1 Hour: P243
  • 2 Hours to Unlimited time: P368
ASIAN (Japanese, Korean, Chinese):
Sambo Kojin
Branches: SM Fairview // SM Megamall // Eastwood // EDSA // West Avenue // SM Southmall
Buffet Highlights: Sambo Kojin aims to give its diners a high-quality and an authentic Japanese and Korean culinary experience, with its top-grade meat and seafood quality, and its grilling and food safety technology. From your sushi to your grilled meat and japchae, anyone who's ever loved these two cuisines will surely be in for a treat.
  • West Avenue, SM Megamall, Eastwood, SM Fairview, SM Southmall
    • ​​​​Monday-Friday Lunch Special Price: P688 (Reg. Price: P888)
    • Monday to Thursday Dinner Special Price: P838 (Reg. Price: P888)
    • Friday Dinner: P888
    • Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays Lunch and Dinner: P888
  • EDSA
    • ​Monday-Friday Lunch Special Price: P588 (Reg. Price: P788)
    • Monday-Thursday Dinner Special Price: P738 (Reg. Price: P788)
    • Friday Dinner: P788
    • Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays Lunch and Dinner: P788 
Branches: Alabang Town Center // Greenbelt 3 // Robinsons Ermita // SM Mall of Asia // SM North EDSA // TriNoma // Diosdado Macapagal Blvd, Pasay // The Podium // SM Masinag // Prime BGC
Buffet Highlights: Like Sambo Kojin, Yakimix is an eat-all-you-can Yakiniku and Korean Barbecue restaurant. Aside from their meat cooked in a smokeless grill, they also serve sushi, sashimi, Korean, and Chinese dishes.
  • Monday-Friday Lunch: P588
  • Monday-Friday Dinner: P688
  • Saturday Lunch: P628
  • Saturday Dinner: P728
  • Sunday and Holidays Lunch and Dinner: P728
Tramway buffet
Photo: Tramway/website
Branches: Tramway Tea House, Banawe // Tramway Garden Buffet, Timog // Tramway Buffet Plaza, Shaw // Tramway Bayview Buffet, Roxas Boulevard
Buffet Highlights: Said to be one of the most affordable buffets in the country, Tramway started out as a Cantonese restaurant serving a la carte dishes before it branched out to offer Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino favorites.
Rates (2 hours allotted time)
  • Adult: P258
  • Kids (3ft to 4ft): P178
  • Kids (2ft to 3ft): P88
4 Seasons Buffet and Hotpot
Branches: SM Mall of Asia // Araneta Center, Cubao // SM Southmall
Buffet Highlights: From the ones behind VIkings comes 4 Season Buffet and Hotpot, where diners get to customize their own hotpots using the freshest and the healthiest ingredients available.
Rates (+5% service charge):
  • Adult Weekday Lunch: P688
  • Adult Weekday Dinner: P888
  • Adult Weekends/Holiday Lunch and Dinner: P888
Shaburi Japanese Shabu-Shabu
Address: Uptown Mall, BGC
Buffet Highlights: Diners get to choose from the different kinds of meat they offer, and from there, they may customize their shabu-shabu by picking from the fresh vegetables and side dishes available at the buffet table. Drinks and desserts are also unlimited, but the catch is that they only have 90 minutes to enjoy everything.
  • Regular Shabu
    • ​​Weekday Lunch: P499 
    • Dinner, Weekends, and Holidays: P599
  • ​Special Shabu
    • ​Weekday Lunch: P789
    • Dinner, Weekends, and Holidays: P889
  • Shaburi Wagyu
    • ​Weekday Lunch: P1249 
    • Dinner, Weekends, and Holidays: P1349
  • Special Wagyu
    • ​Weekday Lunch: P1599
    • Dinner, Weekends, and Holidays: P1699
Tong Yang Shabu-Shabu and Barbecue Restaurant
Tong Yang Buffet
Photo: Tong Yang/website
Branches: Jupiter, Makati // SM Megamall // SM Fairview // Centris Walk // Robinsons Manila // Promenade Greenhills
Buffet Highlights: Aside from their selection of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Filipino appetizers, Tong Yang lets diners customize their hotpots and/or shabu-shabu - from the soup base to the vegetables, meat, and seafood they add - to make it tastier.
  • SM Megamall, Centris Walk, Jupiter, Promenade
    • Shabu-Shabu & Grill Lunch Buffet: P545
    • Shabu-Shabu Only: P575
    • Shabu-Shabu & Grill Dinner, Weekends, and Holiday Buffet: P645
  • ​Robinsons Manila
    • ​Shabu-Shabu & Grill Lunch Buffet: P545
    • Shabu-Shabu & Grill Dinner, Weekends, and Holiday Buffet: P645
    • ​​Shabu-Shabu & Grill Lunch Buffet: P329
    • Shabu-Shabu & Grill Dinner, Weekends, and Holiday Buffet: P449
​​Lee Hak Unlimited BBQ Restaurant


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