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

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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!

DESSERTS:

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)  

INTERNATIONAL:

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.

Rates:

  • 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.  

Rates:

  • 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.

Rates: 

  • 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. 

Rates: 

  • 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 

Yakimix

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. 

Rates: 

  • Monday-Friday Lunch: P588
  • Monday-Friday Dinner: P688
  • Saturday Lunch: P628
  • Saturday Dinner: P728
  • Sunday and Holidays Lunch and Dinner: P728

Tramway

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. 

Rates: 

  • 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. 

Rates:

  • 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
  • SM CITY FAIRVIEW

    • ​​Shabu-Shabu & Grill Lunch Buffet: P329
    • Shabu-Shabu & Grill Dinner, Weekends, and Holiday Buffet: P449

​​Lee Hak Unlimited BBQ Restaurant

 

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Address: Pioneer Center corner United St., Kapitolyo, Pasig, Metro Manila, Philippines

Buffet Highlights: While Lee Hak also has an a la carte option, it's best to try their unlimited KBBQ so you get to taste both their marinated and unmarinated meat. Their banchan are also refillable so you get to enjoy your meat with these equally filling dishes. 

Rates:

  • Weekdays Lunch: P329
  • Weekdays Dinner: P369
  • Weekends and Holiday Lunch and Dinner: P399

Samgyupsalamat

 

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Branches: Leon Guinto, Manila // Banawe, Quezon City // Kapitan Tikong, Malate Manila

Buffet Highlights: Like the other KBBQ places, diners may choose the unlimited bbq promo during lunch or dinner, and you will also be treated with unlimited refills of rice, soup, vegetables, and banchan. 

Rates: 

  • Lunch BBQ: P399 (Pork only) // P449 (Pork and Beef)
  • Dinner BBQ: P449 (Pork only) // P499 (Pork and Beef)

FILIPINO

Cabalen

Branches: West Avenue // TriNoma // Market! Market! // Alabang Town Center // Glorietta 2 // SM North EDSA // SM Fairview // SM Mall of Asia // SM Megamall // Robinsons Manila

Buffet Highlights: Cabalen, which means fellow in Capampangan, serves dishes that hail from Pampanga. While most of the branches focus on serving Filipino specialties, there are also some branches which have expanded into serving Asia dishes like sashimi and dim sum. 

Rates: 

  • West Avenue, TriNoma, Market! Market!, Alabang Town Center, Glorietta 2, SM North EDSA, SM Fairview
    • Adults All-Day Buffet: P298 + VAT
    • Kids All-Day Buffet: P166.88
  • Filipino-Asian Buffet at SM MOA, SM Megamall, Robinsons Manila
    • ​Adults All-Day Buffet: P398
    • Kids All-Day Buffet: P270

Chef Laudico Guevarra's

Address: 387 P. Guevarra St. cor. Argonne St., Addition Hills, San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines

Buffet Highlights: Guevarra's is a homey buffet restaurant which serves Filipino dishes like Kare-Kare, Chili Garlic Crab, Callos, and Pinakbet Bagnet. They also feature a carving station which has roast beef, pork bagnet, roast chicken, and lechon. 

Rates: 

  • Weekday Lunch: P399 + VAT
  • Weekday Dinner: P499 + VAT
  • Weekends and Holidays: P599 + VAT

Charaptor

Branches: Kamagong Street, Makati // SM Mall of Asia 

Buffet Highlights: Charaptor is the place where people can unleash their intense carnivore selves. Diners get to pick whether they want the place's a la carte steaks or the unlimited barbecue option, where they get to choose the meat they want and how many they want of it! 

Rates: 

  • Makati Branch
    • ​Dinner (Monday to Sunday and holidays): P490
    • Kids 3ft to 4.6ft: 50% off on adult rate
    • Kids 3ft and below: free
  • ​SM MOA Branch
    • ​Adult Lunch (Friday to Sunday): P690
    • Adult Dinner (Monday to Thursday): P690
    • Adult Dinner (Friday to Sunday and holidays): P790
    • Kids 3ft to 4.6ft: 50% off on adult rate of the same day
    • Kids 3ft and below: free
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