Manila, the heart of the Philippines’ business and commercial activities is a good place to easily find good buffets. For one, the Filipinos love good food. And whenever they can, or can afford, having a hearty buffet of satisfying recipes of different flavors, is one thing they would always welcome. And while the prestigious 5-star hotels that are scattered all over the metropolitan city offers flavorful buffets, their price is rather restrictive. Alternatively, Manila abounds with fantastic buffet offers at very reasonable prices and with a wide menu selection. Check out the top 10 buffets (in no particular order) within Manila.
Tong Yang Hot Pot. Tong Yang is a “shabu-shabu” dining venue but would qualify as a buffet in a sense. Raw food is selected and you cook it on the hot plate at the center of the table. Raw foods range from seafood to vegetables to meat and poultry. They have outlets in Quezon City and Makati.
Kamayan/Saisaki/Dad’s. Three-in-a-row? This is a group of restaurants that offer the combined specialties of each restaurant in buffet style. Kamayan dishes out the best Filipino cuisine while Saisaki offers Japanese food, and Dad’s is your American restaurant. Buffet in this restaurant means you can pick from the wide selection of dishes from all three specialties. It’s located in EDSA San Juan, Mandaluyong and Makati.
Yakimix. It’s a new player in buffet business. This is the favorite of the young professionals because it offers a variety of Chinese and Japanese specialties on buffet spread. Try their grilled meat and sushi selections and you’ll agree why it’s included in the top 10 list. Yakimix can be found in all popular shopping malls and shopping complexes in Quezon City, Manila and Makati.
KingOne Rotary Hotpot. This unique eat-all-you-can buffet style puts hotpot ingredients on a conveyor belt beside your table where over 90 ingredients from soup bases, to meat and vegetables can be selected for your hotpot meals with no limits. You can find this restaurant in Macapagal Avenue in Pasay City.
Buffet 101. This restaurant offers scrumptious international cuisine and is slowly gaining popularity among happy eaters. Major foodies looking for a variety of cuisine would find this to be heaven sent. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner and have branches in Pasay City and San Juan.
Brazil! Brazil! This is where foodies can enjoy Brazilian meat-all-you-can of endless skewers of barbeque which servers tirelessly bring to your table until you indicate a stop sign – by turning up the red side of the yoyo on your table. The odd thing is, the only Brazilian dish is the churrasco. They have outlets in Metrowalk, Rockwell and Global City.
Tramway Tea House. This bargain buffet venue is all Chinese food staples – dimsum, dumplings, sweet and sour pork and vegies. They have outlets in Quezon City, Mandaluyong and Roxas Boulevard.
Somethin’ Fishy. They offer popular breakfast buffet where most call center employees and late-night owls head to after their graveyard shift. Features best breakfast spread but have extended their buffet table to lunch and dinner. This restaurant is located in Eastwood, Quezon City.
Alba Restaurant. Every foodie will enjoy this restaurant offering a Spanish buffet table featuring callos, paella, chorizo and other savory Spanish treats. You can find it in Quezon City and Makati.
Cafe Sweet Inspirations. This restaurant in Katipunan Avenue spot is known for their pastries and one of the best Mongolian buffets in the city. Foodies will love their assortment of stir-fry bowls plus a concoction of meat, seafood and vegetable meals.
They say that knowing a country won’t be enough if you do not experience the authentic cuisine they offer. Eating means deeply knowing the culture of a country; it’s another art form showcased to satisfy those yearning tummies.