Article by Emina Sotto
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT? If the sound of unlimited food and drinks excites you, you’re definitely in luck! Here in Manila, there are a variety of different buffet places that cater to different types of cuisine you desire – sometimes, even all of them at once!
Here are 15 must-try buffet places in the Metro arranged from the lowest prices to the highest prices.
15 Must-Try Buffet Places in Manila
Rates: Php 298+ (add Php60 for bottomless drinks)
Heavily influenced by the Pampanga region of Central Luzon, this Philippine buffet restaurant introduces unique local flavors. They also serve Thai and Japanese dishes.
14. Chef Laudico Guevarra’s
Location: 387 P. Guevarra St. cor. Argonne St., Addition Hills, San Juan
Rates: Weekday Lunch: Php399+ / Weekday Dinner: Php499 + / Weekends and Holidays: Php599+
Must-try: Bacon Bagnet, Lechon, Kalabasa Pastillas
If you’re craving for local flavors, Chef Laudico Guevarra’s will certainly hit the spot! This restaurant is set in a classy Filipino ancestral house sure to bring back old memories.
Rates: Lunch/Dinner: Php738+ – Php938+ / Kids: Php208+ – Php618+
Known as one of the most massive buffets in the Metro, celebrating different occasions is best done at Vikings. Their international selection of food includes prime ribs, fresh seafood, gourmet pizzas, and local favorites.
12. Charaptor BBQ
Location: Building D, SM By The Bay, Seaside Boulevard, Mall of Asia Complex (MOA), Pasay
Rates: Lunch: Php690 / Dinner: Php790
Must-try: Beef tenderloin
Unlimited barbecue? Yes, please! Grill your food just the way you like it. Charaptor offers a wide selection of marinated pork, chicken, fish, mussels, and vegetables – all ready to grill. Don’t forget to check out their dessert section to end your meal!
11. Sambo Kojin
Locations: SM Megamall / Eastwood Citywalk 1 / SM Southmall / Del Monte / SM City Fairview / Greenhills
Rates: Lunch: Php688 – Php888 / Dinner: Php838 – Php888
Must-try: Galbi Jim (Beef Stew), Yakiudon (Japanese Noodles with Vegetables)
Best known for their Japanese yakiniku and Korean barbecue, Sambo Kojin offers both cuisines at affordable prices. Be sure to try their impressive sushi selection, too!
10. DADS World Buffet
Locations: SM Megamall / Glorietta 3 / Ermita / Greenhills / West Avenue
Rates: Weekday Lunch: Php688 / Weekday Dinner: Php838 / Weekend/Holiday Lunch/Dinner: Php888
No two dishes are alike at this ULTIMATE BUFFET restaurant! With Japanese, Continental, and Filipino food selections, this experience is definitely fit for those with a big appetite.
9. The Alley by Vikings
Location: Second Floor, Phase 2, UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City
Rates: Lunch/Dinner: Php688 – Php888 / Kids: Php188 – Php588
Must-try: Frituen Batsoy (from Atching Lilian), Giant Squid (from O’Sean 11)
Another addition to the Vikings group, The Alley is an international street-inspired food hall with 15 unique food concepts to choose from and with unlimited food and drinks. Their hashtag #FoodHALLYouCan explains it all!
8. Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot
Rates: Lunch: Php722+ – Php932+, Dinner: Php932+ (rates vary for children between 3ft to 4.6 ft)
Must-try: Sczeuchan Shrimps, Roasted Peking Duck
Looking for something semi-healthy? At Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot, the wide variety of ingredients is guaranteed fresh and handpicked by the chefs daily. Hotpot enthusiasts will definitely enjoy customizing their own dishes!
7. Buffet 101
Rates: Lunch: Php699 – 1050 / Dinner: Php939 – 1050 / Kids: Php499
Must-try: Japanese shrimp tempura, freshly baked oyster and mussels
This international buffet will take your tastebuds on an adventure. Buffet 101 promises that their dishes make up 101 flavors when put together. With a variety of dishes from all over the world, you’ll find a bit of everything here!
6. Gen Korean BBQ House
Location: Bldg. J, Unit 1-16, SM By the Bay, Seaside Blvd, Mall of Asia, Pasay
Rates: Lunch: Php798+ / Dinner, Weekends, and Holidays: Php1,288+
Must-try: Hawaiian Steak, Premium Chadol
Looking for the ultimate Korean experience? This chain from Los Angeles offers 35 types of all-you-can-eat USA meats, seafood items, bottomless drinks, and alcoholic beverages perfect for your next date night, family gathering, or barkada reunion.
5. NIU by Vikings
Rates: Weekday Lunch: Php938 / Weekday Dinner, Weekend & Holiday Lunch & Dinner: Php1, 438 / Kids: Php308 – Php718
Must-try: Roasted Angus Rib Eye
An addition to Vikings’ growing chain of eat-all-you-can restaurants, NIU has a more sophisticated ambiance similar to fine dining restaurants. Plus: the dishes are prepared by some of the top chefs in the city!
4. Seven Corners
Location: Level 3, Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Ortigas Corner ADB Avenue, Ortigas
Rates: Breakfast: Php1437 / Lunch: Php1989 – Php2210 / Dinner: Php2100 – Php2210
At Seven Corners, the utmost quality is guaranteed! This restaurant is well-loved for their steak, ribs, and Indian station. Needless to say, you’re up for a gastronomical adventure.
3. HEAT at Edsa Shangri-La
Location: Edsa Shangri-La, 1 Garden Way, Ortigas, Mandaluyong
Rates: Breakfast: Php1540, Lunch: Php1985 – Php2615, Dinner: Php2395 – Php2615
Must-try: Fresh Sashimi, Slipper Lobsters
Feast your eyes on HEAT’s open-theater kitchens. All dishes are prepared and cooked on the spot for your enjoyment. Don’t miss out on their Weekend Trio: Mad for Lobster Fridays, Mad for Wagyu Saturdays, and Sunday Mercato!
2. Cafe Ilang-Ilang
Location: Manila Hotel, 1 Rizal Park, Ermita, Manila
Rates: Breakfast: Php150o / Brunch (Sundays only): Php2550 / Lunch (Mondays to Saturdays): Php2300 / Dinner (Themed nights): Php2600 – Php3195
Must-try: Mutton Rogan Josh (Goat Meat)
Possibly one of the most underrated buffets in the Metro, Cafe Ilang-Ilang offers a wide array of continental cuisine. They even have themed dinners every day of the week that cater to a specific cuisine per night!
1. Spiral at Sofitel
Location: Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay
Rates: Breakfast: Php1900 – Php2150 / Lunch: Php2650 – Php3300 / Brunch: Php3400 – Php4215 / Dinner: Php2100 – Php3499
Must-try: Fresh Oysters, Foie Gras
Located inside Sofitel Hotel, Spiral boasts of a grand buffet with 21 different dining ateliers (when translated from French, it means artistic workshop stations) serving unique selections from all over the world. Plus: you can even avail of all-you-can-drink alcohol!
What is your favorite buffet place? 🙂