Filipinos love buffet so it is no longer surprising that we have a lot of All You Can Eat, Eat All You Can, Unlimited or Buffet restaurants in the country. Whether you are a big eater or small eater, I’m pretty sure that you will crave for an all-you-can-eat buffet. We are not big eater and we don’t have big appetite but from time to time we go to buffet restaurants to satisfy our craving, to celebrate special occasion, or to meet friends.
Buffet rates are not cheap especially hotel buffets but there is nothing wrong if sometimes you treat yourself, have a feast or have a food adventure. My personal tip to save money is look for promos or discounts. There are online websites where you can buy buffet vouchers or coupons, some restaurants offer birthday, anniversary or even graduation promo, and some credit card companies offer discount, just use their card to pay for your food bill. If there is no promo, just look for affordable buffet restaurants, use your loyalty card or PWD ID/Senior Citizen ID.
I was already in High School when I first experienced eating in an eat-all-you-can restaurant in Cebu. It was a very long time ago so I can’t remember the name of the restaurant. There are some restaurants that I have tried in the past but for now let me share the buffet restaurants that we have tried and I have blogged about.
All You Can Eat
All You Can Eat restaurants normally serve hot and cold dishes, there are an appetizer, salad, main dish, and dessert.
1. Poquito Mas
This restaurant is located in Paseo De Sta Rosa but I think this no longer exist. Sayang! It is one of the affordable buffets that we have tried. They offer Splatino Buffet ( Spanish, Latino and Filipino foods)
2. Redragon Buffet and Quickmeal
Whenever we go to Pangasinan, we used to pass Retiro Street so we discovered Redragon Buffet & Quickmeal. This is the cheapest buffet that we have tried, though I’m not sure if this restaurant still exists since hindi na kasi kami nadadaan sa Retiro.
3. Dads Saisaki and Kamayan
Aside from Cabalen, Dads, Saisaki and Kamayan is one of the popular buffet restaurants in the Philippines bago pa nagsulputan ang iba. Rates depend on the buffet that you will choose, most of the time we only choose Kamayan but when my sister-in-law celebrated his 30th birthday, nakapagCrossover kami.
4. La Fiesta; A Taste of Filipino
This restaurant opened sometime in 2014. If you love Filipino foods or if you have balikbayan or foreigner friends, then visit this restaurant. Aside from food, may cultural shows ka pa na mapapanood.
Dinner at La Fiesta
Lunch at La Fiesta
When we learned that there is Vikings na sa SM BF, we immediately tried it. My friend celebrated her birthday here so I suggested to my husband, na dito na rin siya magbirthday so we can avail na FREE Birthday Buffet.
Lunch at Vikings: A Feast From the Sea
Birthday Celebration at Vikings
6. Hogs & Cattle Steakhouse
This restaurant offers unlimited steak and shrimp so if you are a meat lover, you will definitely enjoy this restaurant.
Read: Food Coma at Hogs & Cattle Steakhouse
7. Isla Sugbu Seafood City Paluto All You Can
I haven’t tried this restaurant because this is located in Cebu but my husband always eat here if he has a business trip in Cebu. If you love seafood, you will have a happy tummy here.
Read: Cebu: Isla Sugbu Seafood City Paluto All You Can
Mckinley: Isla Sugbu Seafood City Paluto All You Can
8. The Alley by Vikings
The Alley is different from other buffet restaurants because it offers 15 street-inspired food stalls that offer unlimited foods and drinks. You have to order the food and drink from each stall. There are Filipino, Italian, Japanese, Chinese and other international cuisines.
Read: The Alley by Vikings
Watch the video here
Cabalen is one of the oldest buffet restaurants in the Philippines. They serve Filipino Cuisines and the majority of the dishes are Kapampangan dishes. They may have limited buffet spread but it is not that expensive. Budget is not over P400 if you will just avail the meal without bottomless drinks.
Read: Dinner at Cabalen
Watch the video here
10. Buffet 101 International Cuisine
Additional buffet restaurant in Alabang Town Center and for Southern Luzon Peeps.
Read: Birthday Celebration at Buffet 101 International Cuisine
Watch the video here
11. Balay Dako
Read: Buffet Breakfast at Balay Dako
Watch the video
For a different experience, try buffet restaurants that allow you to grill your own food.
Sambokojin is the first grilling buffet restaurant that we have tried. As in dumayo pa kami sa EDSA just to try this. It was my husband’s birthday celebration pero that time wala pa birthday promo. This is one of my most visited restaurants, we always take advantage kasi yung birthday promo and graduation promo. And because of that, I even got a free buffet at nakaipon ko ng stamps. (10 + 1 FREE Card)
Graduation Promo at Sambokojin
Birthday Celebration at Sambokojin
Get Together at Sambokojin
I’ve only tried Yakimix in ATC, it was a treat of my friend and it was the last time that we have tried it. I find the rate expensive kasi pero konti lang naman choices, though I'm not sure kung may improvement na.
Read: Dinner at Yakimix
Lunch at Yakimix
Watch the video
3. Su Won Garden Korean Restaurant
Su Won Garden is the new restaurant in Southwoods, Binan so if you love Korean food, then visit this restaurant. They offer unlimited pork, beef and chicken.
Read: Lunch at Su Won Garden Korean Restaurant
4. Siram Gyupsal Unlimited Korean BBQ House
Siram Gyupsal is an unlimited Korean BBQ house in Binan. They have two branches, one in Paseo San Antonio and the other branch is in Seaoil Tubigan. They offer unlimited pork, beef, and chicken.
Read: Lunch at Siram Gyupsal Unlimited Korean BBQ House
5. Wow Samgyup Unlimited Korean Grill
An unlimited Korean restaurant in Carmona, it is just beside the Puregold. They offer unlimited beef, pork, appetizers, soups, sauces, and rice.
Read: Dinner at Wow Samgyup Unlimited Korean Grill
6. Romantic Baboy
Romantic Baboy is almost everywhere, ang dami nitong branches. They offer unlimited pork and beef for PHP499. There are 8 types of meat and 6 kinds of side dishes. Rice and vegetables are also unlimited.
Read: Lunch at Romantic Baboy
Watch the video
If you don’t like to grill, then try a healthy version of buffet, shabu shabu or hotpot.
1. King One Rotary Hotpot
I celebrated my birthday at King One Rotary Hotpot, it was my first shabu shabu experience. Dinayo din naman ito sa Hobbies of Asia.
Read: Birthday at King One Rotary Hotpot
2. Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot City
Four Season Buffet & Hotpot City is my most visited shabu shabu restaurant naman. I celebrated my birthday at MOA branch, then yung mga next visits na naman ay sa Southmall.
Birthday at Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot City MOA
Lunch at Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot City Southmall
Birthday Celebration at Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot City
Grilling and Shabu-Shabu
If you love both grilling and hotpot, then visit the following restaurant so you can enjoy both.
1. Tong Yang Shabu-Shabu and BBQ Restaurant SM Megamall
2. Tong Yang Plus SM Bicutan
Father’s Day Celebration at Tong Yang Plus
Mother’s Day Celebration at Tong Yang Plus
3. All 4 U Unlimited Korean Restaurant
A Korean restaurant which offers unlimited beef, pork, chicken, shrimp and side dishes.
Read: Lunch at All 4 U Unlimited Korean Restaurant
Care to share your favorite buffet restaurant in the Philippines.