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BUFFET restaurants you have tried; Your comments, impressions & reviews
Topic Started: Dec 4 2009, 08:39 AM (48,719 Views)
justin-timberbrook
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Secreto already posted his review of Saisaki-Dad's-Kamayan here:

Restaurant REVIEW: Saisaki-Kamayan-Dad's Buffet Restaurant
http://s1.zetaboards.com/The_Filipinoys_Forum/topic/2606334/

So what are your favorite buffet restaurants? Considering the taste and the affordability, how do you rate them? Do they have DISCOUNT CARDS for these restaurants?

Here are a few more buffet places you can try:

Note: Most of the prices shown are 2007 prices. Some are current. Let me know the changes in prices to make the list current. TIA!

1. Steak MD, Creekside Square, Tomas Morato Avenue, Quezon City, (02) 448-7114; opens at 11 AM - Eat all you can steak (TBone) - P500 (but other websites say it is P200 per person). Steak MD is NOT a place to bring a date to impress her. Instead, its a place to bring a date when you’re both tired, you’ve thought of nothing else, and are too tired to think of something else. The place is comfy and there’s not many people around, perfect for secret meetings or conversations. The place must have been popular before when it was launched as the walls were lined up with news articles on how the food tasted. Their Katipunan branch is not as awful as their T. Morato branch. If you’re craving for cheap steak, go to Katipunan instead. I read that they don't have airconditioning here so go there on evenings. To see how the place looks (pictures included) and to read about the food, this site will do all that:
http://dateplaces.ph/steak-md-tomas-morato/2009/09/

This site raves about their banana split pie and they also talk more about what food options you have at Steak MD:
http://diaryofafoodluvah.blogspot.com/2007/01/i-know-it-was-steak-place.html

2. G-Point Bar, 510 Padre Faura, corner Adriatico, Ermita, (+632) 302-2174/302-2029 email: [email protected], not far from Robinson's Mall, Ermita, - lots of choices, free WiFi, discounts on drinks. Monday to Friday, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Another website says "They are open Tuesday-Saturday at 11:00AM – 2:00AM and Sundays at 10:00AM-2:00AM, Closed on Mondays." ...so don't go there on a Monday to be s ure. P199/person. They offer an assortment of international foods including:
Swedish ham, cold smörgåstårta, baked omelette, Swedish meatballs, Mexican tacos, Jansson Fretelse-potatoes with cream and anchovies. Alongside with a selection of breads and spreadable jams. In addition they have Seafood Thai Red Curry, Chicken with vegetables, Shanghai and Plain rice, Pancit Canton, Egg with Salmon, Pork Adobo, Catalonian Mussels, BBQs, Cabanossi and Wienerli sausages, the ever popular Japanese sushi rolls and lots lots more…watch out for the delicious Chinese dimsum which is soon to be served on the buffet!

This is a Swedish-Filipino bar and restaurant.

3. Kamay-Kainan - with bottomless Iced Tea, Market Market, P295. I like the one on East Ave and SM North...very good selections. Best time to go here is during lunch time because the food is warm.

4. Chinatown, Banawe - Chinese buffet

Their current rates:
All prices are VAT inclusive. Absolutely no service charge.

Weekday Lunch Buffet: P168.00 - 228.00
Drinks not included. Mondays to Fridays (11:00am to 2:00pm)
Size choices: For Child Below 4.5 feet(P168.00), For Adult(P228.00)

Weeknight and Weekend Buffet: P198.00 - 518.00
Eat and drink all you can buffet.
Weeknights Mondays to Fridays (6:00pm to 9:30pm).
Weekends Saturdays and Sundays (11:00am to 2:00pm and 6:00pm to 9:30pm)
Size choices: For Child Below 4.5 Feet(P298.00), For Kid Below 3.5 Feet(P198.00), For Adult(P518.00)

Banawe St. cor. Don Manuel Aggregado St.
Quezon City, Metro Manila
(02) 712-4249
Su, M, T, W, Th, F, Sat: 10:30 am - 9:30 pm

5. Saisaki/DAD's/Kamayan, merienda 150/head; ultimate 500/head

6. Dragon Prince, BF homes Pque. (Lunch Buffet) P180 per head. (Panalo ang Sashimi nila)

7. Cabalen Mandaluyong, Ortigas, SM Megamall, TriNoma, SM North, Glorietta, Robinson's (Manila), SM City Manila, West Ave., Festival Supermall, Robinson's Starmills, MoA, Sta. Rosa - Merienda is P95/head, dinner & lunch is P392/head. 50 or more dishes to enjoy. Accepts credit cards. More details here:
http://www.munchpunch.com/restaurants/branch/menus/208.aspx

8. RCBC Plaza Food Center, Makati 95/head (Breakfast) & 65/head merienda. (ok to ah, budget meal talaga!)

9. Blue Bay , Quirino Grandstand, 350/Head.

10. Brazil Brazil - Metrowalk & Powerplant Mall (meat all you can 650/head)

11. Dimsun 'N Dumplings @ Shopwise (cubao) - Unlimited Siomai either P99 or P125 lang

12. Sweet Inspirations along Katipunan, eat-all-you-can Mongolian Buffet php300/head

13. The Red Crab's Seafood Club Greenbelt 3 (2nd level), Ayala Center, Makati, 757-4716, 757-4718 & 757-4129 - Spanish-inspired buffet; dinner is close to P498 per person; there is live music, it's a grand piano with live band. There is an ongoing buffet promo:
5 + 1 lunch buffet promo, every group of 6 pays for only 5 (call to confirm about the promo)
For a view of the place:
http://www.redcrabonline.com/seafoodclub_gallery.htm

Bad reviews about the food offerings here:
http://www.munchpunch.com/restaurants/branch/reviews/3351.aspx
From what I've read so far, the food quality has deteriorated. When we went there, the food was OK, not great. The entertainment was fine.

Their official website:
http://www.redcrabonline.com

They also have a branch on Tomas Morato (374-8406) but they may not offer the buffet there (there are conflicting stories about that being the case).

14. Chubby China ( Greenbelt ) - dimsum(fried & steamed) breakfast at 88/head. with yang chow rice, crisp noodles at single serve iced tea. order all you can lunch - 295, merienda - 88, dimsum all you can w/pancit canton, noodles and congee - sulit na 88 mo!

15. Paseo Uno, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Manila, (2) 750 8888 Ext. 2412 or 2413 - famed for its Asian and western specialities. It’s been called “the most fascinating restaurant in town." If you are on a beer budget, don't go here. They are just plain EXPENSIVE - over P1300 ++ per person. They're drinks cost P340 each, so don't make the same mistake. Skip the sodas, the iced teas, lemonades, whatever. Just take their service water and enjoy their great food. They might still have their promo - you get 50% discount on food if you reserve 5 days in advance. But this promo is only good on certain days and times so call to confirm. They might not have this promo anymore. The food is excellent though. This is for people with wine taste.

For a view of the place:
http://www.mandarinoriental.com/manila/dining/paseo_uno/

More details here:
http://www.munchpunch.com/restaurants/branch/2715.aspx

16. Circles, Shangri-la Makati - expensive but very large buffet! Worth the money.

17. Spiral, Westin Philippine Plaza, expensive din but bigger buffet than Shangri-la. There is a Spiral also in Sofitel Manila.

18. Cravings, salad all you can, Katipunan infront of Ateneo

19. Tong Yang Hot Pot, Eat all - west ave yata ito

20. Siamese Grill, Pasta all you can, 85/head Bluewave Marquinton, Marikina

21. Tramway, Banawe, Chinese eat all you can, 160/head

22. Mongolian Stop, OJs Eastwood

23. Popeye's Chicken (seasonal)

24. Don Henrico's - only Tuesdays (dinner) and Wednesdays (and I think Saturdays for lunch), P286 per person; I just don't know the day they offer this buffet in other branches. At Sta. Lucia Brick Road they have this every Tuesday and Thursday from 7-1pm. They have branches at Tomas Morato (448-5564), West Ave (371-7171), Malate (524-9134) and Alabang (850-3915).

25. Kamay Kainan, Kalayaan Avenue , ~199/head

26. Red Kimono, The Fort, 499++/ head

27. Mandarin Palace , Ongpin, 150/head

28. Tokyo Tokyo, rice all you can (all branches)

29. Yamcha Teahouse in Timog (Lunch/Dinner Buffet Php349) (over 60 chinese dishes to choose from)

30. Aling Nene's BBQ/Ihaw, Eat all you can (Fridays & Saturdays), Magallanes, 200+/head.

31. Alba's Restaurant - Tomas Morato, Libis, Jupiter St. - Spanish cuisine; special mention ang lechon de leche nila; around P550. There is also an Alba's in Makati.

32. Jestine's Restaurant, Jupiter Street Makati, Breakfast all you can, from 12AM to 12PM (tapa, tocino, varies) P99.00

33. Paseo, Mandarin Hotel

34. 7 Corners, Crowne Plaza , Galleria - they used to have 6 +1 promos depending on the credit card you used to pay (call to ask if that promo is still in effect).

35. Heat, Shangri-la EDSA - Buffet normally cost around P1500++ each, but there was a promo you can avail of that worked like if you bring a birthday celebrant and up to a max of 8 people, you get a discount equivalent to the age of the birthday celebrant. So bring along your lola or lolo. :). Call to check if the promo is still ongoing.

36. Karate Kid (rice and drinks)

36. Cabalen (at the back of Sta. Lucia East Cainta ) Eat all you can merienda P88

37. Emperor Villa - ongpin st., binondo - lunch 180-200, dinner is seafood buffet at roastings (asado, lechon de leche) @ 350.

38. Paolo's Resto - - Kalayaan ave. QC... buffet breakfast nga lang (parang something's fishy)

39. Una Mas at Greenbelt 2. Wala 'ata buffet pag lunch on weekends, pero meron lunch on weekdays and dinner (Weekends and weekdays). 475++ (Umabot ng 630++ yung akin, just got bottomless iced tea/lemonade) Breakfast Buffet P250, with coffee AND juice na (not Either Coffee/Juice ha), with Omelets, Tapa, Corned Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Spanish Sardines, Cereals, Breads and Different Jams.

40. Dad's (Glorietta) - 95/merienda, from 3-5pm

41. Kamayan (Glorietta) - 250-300, dinner toh!!!

42. Oki-Oki (MOA) - Japanese - 375 - Adult - Weekends

43. Dimsum 'n Dumplings at Greenhills - 100 pesos siomai all you can

44. Tramway, Timog - P199 weekdays, P299 weekends (with added seafood) includes sushi maki and sio mai..it's more Chinese than Filipino, but it's good. Located between TPC HQ and Imperial Suites (Tomas Morato).

45. Mongolian Quik-stop Robinsons Ermita, SM MOA - 198 + vat

46. Something Fishy, (breakfast time) Eastwood Libis. 12am-10am

47. Niyin in Tomas Morato - if you like Chinese buffet
Edited by justin-timberbrook, Dec 4 2009, 10:55 AM.
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Here are a few more buffets in the Philippines:

YakiMix Sushi & Smokeless Grill - Restaurant, Mall of Asia
They also have a #270 Tomas Morato branch which is always packed specially on weekends. The buffet will set you back P500++ per head. It has different style of food presentation and food choices than Saisaki. If you want to see pictures of what food they serve and how they are served, take a look here:
http://www.anasiantraveler.com/2010/03/yakimix-restaurant.html

Guilly's Island Glorietta 5 - Ayala, P235 lunch buffet.
PH: 757-5003 (monday to saturday) with 1 glass of iced tea. Dinuguan, kare-kare, lechon paksiw, spicy crabs, inihaw na liempo, sinigang, lumpia, inihaw na squid, California maki, pasta (they have a pasta station where they cook it right in front of you..their meatsauce is worth a try), chocolate fondue for dessert.

Red Kimono - at the Fort, sarap sana, bagong luto mga order, but the 1 cup of rice mandatory order will fill you up. P500 per person...Red Kimono is an all-Japanese buffet but ala carte style (not mass produced) so you order your food then they will cook it for you.

Aberdeen Court - P250 for weekends with drinks

Paul Calvin's Deli - sulit na sa P275.
http://www.paulcalvinsdeli.com/
Call or Text (0999) 398-3831 for more info.
Forbeswood Heights Unit F 111 Rizal Ave., Global City, Taguig
Map here: http://www.paulcalvinsdeli.com/paul-calvins-location.html

Chinatown Best - Banawe Q.C., P400 per head, pero complete meal, with crabs, lapulapu, shrimps, prawns, chicken, noodles, dimsums, tempura, squids, shabu shabu, soup, desserts like halo-halo, pastries, ice cream, lychee with almond, drink all you can

Dragon Prince - BF Homes Pque. (Lunch Buffet) P180 per head. (Panalo ang Sashimi nila)

There's a restaurant on Kalayaan Ave next to Eunilane Grocery...P199/per head, mostly seafoods in the menu... sorry I forgot the name of the place....

Blue Bay - In Quirino Grandstand, P350 per person

Brazil Brazil Metrowalk - (P650/person, meat all you can) Metrowalk & Powerplant Mall, delicious, heavy entrees like Brazilian steaks, sausages, lamb are served.

Dimsun 'N Dumplings @ Shopwise (Cubao) - Unlimited Siomai either P99 or P125 lang

Sweet Inspirations - along Katipunan, eat-all-you-can Mongolian Buffet P300/head

Seafood Club(Red Crab) Greenbelt3 - dinner P275/head

Chubby China (Greenbelt) - dimsum (fried & steamed) breakfast at 88/head. With yang chow rice, crisp noodles at single serve iced tea.

Circles, Shangri-la Makati - expensive but very large buffet!

Spiral - Westin Philippine Plaza, expensive din but bigger buffet than Shangri-la. Was featured on TV, high-class ambiance, extensive cuisines to choose from; if you have a Westin membership card, they give you 50% discount. The card costs P600.. malilito ka sa dami ng choices
- Monday to Thursday: 1,300++
- Friday to Sunday: 1,700++

Siamese Grill - P85 pesos eat all you can pasta...

Tramway Tea House - @ Sct. Alcaraz near Banawe QC...eat all you can Chinese food. Still gives you the best bang for your bucks @ Php168 net

Mongolian Stop, OJs Eastwood - eat all you can Mongolian...

Don Henricos - eat all you can during Tuesdays and Wednesdays..

Shanghai Bistro in Eastwood Libis - (Chinese Food) P250/head

Kamayan Restaurant/Saisaki/Dad's - P500 if you want to try all 3 buffets but for a single buffet, they only charge P395. I wasn't too impressed at the food choices. Most of them are cold too and they look like last night's leftovers. They were also too slow to replenish the dishes that were nearly empty. For P500, with what we got, I think it's too over-priced.

Kamay Kainan, Kalayaan Avenue - around P199/head

Mandarin Palace, Ongpin, 150/head; this is an old favorite in Ongpin, one of the oldest perhaps in the area but they just started this eat-all-you-can promo about a few years ago to get more business. You can call ahead to find out what's in their menu for a particular day. Both lunch & dinner buffets are priced the same.

Josephines - in Tagaytay. Buffet breakfast for P199 per person. It's a nice way to start your Tagaytay trip (or Batangas beach trip).

OJs Eastwood City Libis - P130/head breakfast only

Yamcha Teahouse in Timog - Lunch/Dinner Buffet ~Php365

Aling Nene's BBQ/Ihaw - Eat all you can (Fridays & Saturdays), Magallanes, P200+/head.

CABALEN all branches - meryenda P85 lang, includes palabok, fried lumpia, dinuguan with puto, macaroni salad, fried sotanghon, spaghetti, kutsinta, tibok tibok (majablanka yata eto), ginatang halo halo, ginataang mais, gulaman, sago, saging na minatamis na may gatas, at halo halo sa beverage...try nyo from 3 pm up to 5 pm..

Alba's Restaurant - Tomas Morato, Libis, Jupiter St. - Spanish cuisine - one of my personal favorites, lalo na yung lechon de leche nila.. Mmm!!! Everytime I go there to eat, their prices keep jacking up!! Last time I went was around Php550.
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About Josephine's Tagaytay Buffet:

Breakfast - place is usually full as early as 7am especially during weekends. So, I suggest you make reservations ahead of time to avoid waiting for long hours. The food is A-OK!

Lunch/Dinner - buffet table is set-up outside of the resto, sa may garden area where they set-up their wedding reservations. Downside is, if the weather is hot/humid, you will feel the heat while eating. Okay lang din naman yung food selection, though, I highly recommend their breakfast.

Jestine's Restaurant, Jupiter Street Makati - Breakfast all you can, from 12AM to 12PM (tapa, tocino, varies) P99.00

Yamcha Teahouse in Timog (Lunch/Dinner Buffet Php349) (over 60 chinese dishes to choose from)

Emperor Villa - Ongpin st., Binondo - lunch P180-200, dinner is seafood buffet at roastings (asado, lechon de leche) @ P350.

Chinatown's Best - in Banawe, QC, P518 eat and drink all you can

Thai Kitchen (Robinson's Galleria, Ortigas) - all you can eat for P250, but their options are limited

Mongolian Pit Stop (Robinson's Galleria, Ortigas) - Mongolian food all you can eat P265.

The Spiral!! - (Sofitel also once known as the Westin Philippine Plaza) The only place I tried with the most food selection...very expensive

Cabalen, 2/F Trinoma - P390+ for the buffet, P6x for bottomless iced tea; choices are limited.

Taste of Thai - Galleria food court fronting Yellowcab P245

Formaggio Pizza (Las Pinas) - every Sunday, eat all you can pizza and pasta for P150. Eat all you can pizza, pasta and chicken for P200.
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Tramway, Banawe, Chinese eat all you can - now at P188 per person
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Tong Yang - SM Fairview (at the Annex), this place is new. I'm not too fond of Japanese food and the style of serving or making the food. If I go to a restaurant I want to just eat, not cook or wait for the food to be cooked.

Tramway @180pesos 8/10, P338 on Sundays; drink all you can - Timog. Comment about Tramway: their restroom is dirty.

Sa may C-5 Novaliches likod ng HBC na-featured sa Rated K one Sunday. It's an eat-all-you-can for P120.00 only.

Resort World - Manila, in front of NAIA 3 .... go inside the casino to get to MERCADO's Restaurant. You have to be there at exactly dinner time...P300 lang (minsan iba rate nila ha)

Alba - Timog, great Spanish dishes. P650 per head. Fine dining

Carenderia Buffet - P100 per person. Bottomless drinks are extra (about P50 per drink). It's a big spaceous place. No airconditioning but there are many overhead fans and open windows to keep the place cool and airy. The food is OK...what do you expect for P100. To describe their food in two words: home cooked. Too many fishes in their menu. There were only a couple of meat dishes served when we went there. No chicken dish in sight. The desserts were never replenished. Their containers remained empty, to my disappointment.
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Kamay-Kainan - Kalayaan

We went there yesterday for lunch. What can I say about this place, except I do not recommend it. The only positive thing I can say about this place is the parking attendant was very helpful. And now let me tell you about the NEGATIVES of this restaurant. My first impression: the place is dirty. The chairs are grody. The cushions look old and very dirty. I mean what does the manager know about managing a restaurant? Does he think that keeping this place a pleasant eatery to dine at is one of his primary responsibility? Apparently he does not. Doesn't he have eyes? Doesn't he have taste? Couldn't he see what's wrong with the restaurant? Or does he even care? Let's talk about the food. Half the meats used were pretty tough or chewy. In one word, the food was boring. I wasn't excited to be there. The ice cream was melted. The desserts were nothing to write home about. Bottom line: stay home & cook. The P500 plus pesos that you spend here is not worth it. Or you could drive farther away and go to their branch in Trinoma. Now, that place is more acceptable, although I have to say their decor is quite tacky...hehe...I just hate plastic plants which surround their restaurant. Both places truly cry for an interior designer. They need to call the "Restaurant Makeover" or the "Queer Eyes for the Straight Guy" or the "Carter Can" TV show people to rebuild Kamay-Kainan's pretty bad image.

My RATING: zero stars
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About 3 weeks ago, we went to Something Fishy in Eastwood for buffet dinner. It set us back about P600 per head, drinks included. The staff, always smiling, was very helpful in opening doors for us when we went in and out of the place to get food as we were seated alfresco since all indoor seats were already taken. The food servers were helpful too in assisting us to get food on our plates and in explaining what their dish offerings were made of or how they taste or which sauce goes with which dish. The indoor place is plain but fine, clean, but not as spacious as I wanted to accomodate more airconditioned seatings. On summer months, eating outdoors would not be a pleasant experience and would drive away prospective customers. Also, going in and out of the place to get food became too tiresome for us, specially for the senior members of our party and one wheelchair-bound person. Although there was a ramp for people on wheelchair, the indoor place was not big enough to wheel around in specially if the place is packed or crowded. At the time we went there, it was semi-crowded and it was already difficult for someone on wheelchair to go in and out of the restaurant just to get food. Perhaps they need to reserve at least one table indoors for people with disability so they are spared of the punishment which I described.

:eat: Inside the joint there were serenaders singing to diners. I'm not a big fan of that. I'd rather be left alone when I eat without that distraction...plus, you are required to tip them whether you like it or not. I know how the drill goes. I'd rather that I tip them not to sing and go to some other tables but that would be rude I suppose. :botsup:

You know, it was silly of me not to realize it is a seafood buffet place before we got there...I only realized it when I was in front of the buffet table. I thought the dishes were OK. Many of the seafood dishes were very similar. So shave some points for lack of variety from the over-all score of the restaurant. Although I eat oysters, I do not trust restaurants to do a good job preparing them properly. The last time I ate oysters at a restaurant, I got food poisoning. So I swore to never again order them from a menu. I will only eat the ones I prepare myself because I'm very strict on food sanitation & proper food prepping. They had mahi-mahi, blue marlin, tuna, sashimi, sushi, tempura, salmon and other seafood fares. I like their desserts: halo-halo, crepes, some pastries, nothing outstanding. I also noticed that when the food on the table is low or almost gone, they were slow to replenish them. I hate that.

Overall, the place & ambiance is OK, the food so-so (not too bad, but not outstanding either) and the service is OK but not excellent. I could get a better bang for my bucks elsewhere though.
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I just wanna add that Something Fishy is the only buffet restaurant in the country that's open 24/7. In case you hunger for cold seafood at 3 o'clock in the morning, this is your only choice...that is if you live near the area.
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Sep 21 2010, 03:15 AM
Carenderia Buffet - P100 per person. Bottomless drinks are extra (about P50 per drink). It's a big spaceous place. No airconditioning but there are many overhead fans and open windows to keep the place cool and airy. The food is OK...what do you expect for P100. To describe their food in two words: home cooked. Too many fishes in their menu. There were only a couple of meat dishes served when we went there. No chicken dish in sight. The desserts were never replenished. Their containers remained empty, to my disappointment.
I think they raised the buffet to P120/person (drinks not included). There are too much veggies served and not enough meat dishes. I guess you have to expect that if you're paying only P120. They also now offer bottomless beer for P250 to P300 per person I think. Nothing is fancy about the place. There is no airconditioning but the place is very roomy and airy due to the open windows and the overhead fans. The Carinderia Buffet is located in the corner of V.Luna and Mabilis Streets in Pinyahan, Quezon City. Take note, carinderias are not subjected to government inspection for health/safety standards.

I think this is their phone number: (+632)435 9196

Address: 31 V. Luna Avenue corner Mabilis Street Diliman, Quezon City
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Someone posted that the following restaurants were featured in a local TV talk show:

P99 buffets:

Cafe Cocina (Marikina)
Caf (Sta. Lucia East Mall)
Naks Sarap (Novaliches)

Found on the net:

Elar'z Lechon (Annapolis) - P99
Marina Breakfast Buffet (SM North) - P150
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Seoul Garden
Korean cuisine
2/F SM Annex, SM City North EDSA, North Ave. cor. EDSA
Quezon City

This restaurant is located on the ground floor (not the basement) of SM North Annex. As you enter the building it is immediately to your right. It is hard to miss. It looks like a new restaurant. Nice ambiance. The servers are way too busy to get their attention. I suggest that you don't go here during lunch time or you might have to wait to be served or get your bill for a long time. IOW, service is a bit slow. Their wait staff should also put on a happy face. When we went there, everyone looked so tired.

They serve buffet, shabu-shabu/hotpot style, and you can also order ala carte. The food seems fresh but I'm really not too fond of hotpot or shabu-shabu. I don't want to cook my own food specially when I'm in a restaurant. I just want to be served, not cook my own meal right there on the table...get my drift? The food is good specially their beef bulgogi but I have tried other Korean restaurants with better versions of the dish. Drinks and desserts are included in the buffet. The damage if you opt for the buffet:
P585 (lunch, M-F) for adults or P600++ for dinner (and weekends), and around P300+ for kids. If you bring your student ID to prove that you're an enrolled student, the restaurant will give you a discount during weekday lunches. I think for many of us, that is way too pricey specially for what you get. Even in the U.S. prices at Korean restaurants are normally steeper than in other Asian eateries. Take a look in one of the pictures here that shows you all the buffet rates:
http://spreadsomeawesome.com/2011/09/01/seoul-garden-in-sm-city-north-edsa-annex-i/
Still if you haven't tried cooking your own hotpot dish and you like cooking your own food from scratch, or you're feeling adventurous in trying out new dishes or new tastes, this restaurant is still worth a try.

This review includes lots of pictures of the restaurant and the food that they serve:
http://ph.openrice.com/manila/restaurant/sr2.htm?shopid=14367

More pictures here:
http://iammarj.blogspot.com/2011/06/seoul-garden-buffet-sm-north-annex.html
http://www.gannsdeen.com/2010/08/06/korean-buffet-at-north-edsa-for-only-php529/
As you can see in these pictures, all the food seem so delish. Bon appetit!....or should I say "jal meokkesseumnida".
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Rick-Tanedo
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Restaurants offering BREAKFAST BUFFETS:

1. RAL's - UP Ayala Techno Hub (Commonwealth near UP Diliman)
About P300 or more per person
2. Something Fishy - Eastwood
About P300 and above per person
3. Buffet Express - Scout Rallos between 7AM to 10AM only (P109 per person).
P169 per person for lunch and dinner buffets.
Cuisines: Filipino, Chinese and Thai
4. Chef's Bistro - Scout Gandia (P118 per person); their breakfast buffet is only offered on Sunday mornings between 7 - 10 AM.
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Crispino
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Kamay-Kainan's buffet food is getting more and more bland and boring each time we go there to eat. They have to re-invent themselves. Each food that they serve kinda taste the same as the next one. SIGH! I'm becoming more and more inclined to avoid the place.
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Giro Tolentino
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Chinatown's Best Food (Banawe St.)

If you are coming from Quezon Ave., Chinatown's Best is at the left side of Banawe St. It is sitting at the corner of Banawe and one other street. The place looks very clean and bright. The place is simple and tastefully done. This is at the first floor of the restaurant (for ala carte dining):
http://365inasnap.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/936-1.jpg

The buffet is served on the 2nd floor of the restaurant. You can take the elevator to get there or take the stairs. These are the buffet tables:
http://365inasnap.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/936-2.jpg?w=576&h=432

We went to Dapitan, where they have lots of stores selling handicraft items & home decors (like wicker baskets, kitchenware & Christmas decors), which is not too far from Banawe. Our trip to Chinatown's Best was not a planned one. We just looked around on Banawe for a place to eat that looks nice and acceptable. We found Chinatown's Best there. It was no mistake picking this place. It is a jewel of a place to eat. It was almost 2:30 PM when we got there. We asked the guard if they serve buffet there. He said buffet is served only between 11AM to 2:30PM. As we were coming out of the car, he told us that he was told by the restaurant staff that we can still avail of their buffet if we like the food that was left. We took the elevator to the 2nd floor where the buffet lunch was being served.

There were still plenty of food. WHOA! The selections were fantastic...not the boring fare you normally see at other restaurants. The food on the buffet tables are authentic Chinese cuisines. The fish dishes were fresh and delicious! There was even oysters and cuttlefish. So many to choose from, so little time. However, they allowed us to get as much food as we want. By 3PM they warned us that they will be putting away the food to give us fair warning. It set us back P399 per person and that includes drinks and desserts too. There were lots of meat dishes, including pata tim. The place was well maintained, air-conditioned and clean.

When it comes to food, I am hard to please. But this place impressed me because of the variety of food choices, the cleanliness of the restaurant, the prompt and courteous service, and the quality of the food. It is definitely a buffet restaurant I can recommend to everyone.
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Grizwald
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The Buffet at Treasure Island
3300 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

We had to wait a few minutes in line to get seated. They had all sorts of international dishes (like orange chicken, broccoli beef, cheese enchiladas and sushis). The sushi didn't look fresh. Some of the food looked dried and shriveled or off-colored. The food had clearly been sitting out for longer that it should. For desserts they had creme brulee, NY cheesecake, ice cream, frozen yogurt, cookies, chocolate-covered strawberries, puddings, cotton candy, fruit cups, donuts, fruit tarts, vanilla cupcakes & red velvet cupcakes. I think the desserts were the best food in the house. For soups they had miso, wonton, udon soup with shrimp tempura, rice congee & pho. There was decent variety. They give you champagne & mimosa. The service was bad. The bussers didn't take away the dirty plates promptly. The servers did not refill our drinks. The food were pretty average to below average. Nothing stood out. I would not recommend this place. Avoid it unless they made improvements on their food & service. The quality of the dishes they offered were not as good as when we went there several years ago. It has gone downhill. There must have been a change of management. I think we paid about $25/person for dinner. If you are staying at Treasure Island you get one free buffet for each paying person (buy one get one free). If you didn't get the free coupon, call the desk and remind them. By the way, there are places (TIX 4 TONIGHT) where you can buy tickets for any discounted show and discounts for buffet. Don't go with a large group, they charge you extra.

You are better off going to Wicked Spoon. I've eaten at more expensive buffets at other casinos but this buffet is just not that good. No wow factor here. I don't go to Vegas often, but I've been there enough to know that the only buffets there worth going to are the pricey ones.
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