Ultimate Buffet Guide: 10 Best Buffets in Manila

Niu by Vikings - baked oyster
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Looking for the best buffet restaurants in Manila? Here we’ve compiled the best options, whether you’re craving for Filipino or other cuisines.

Note: Rates are subject to change without notice.

1. Cabalen

Cabalen buffet - lechon
(Photo credit to Cabalen)

Cabalen is one of the most sulit buffet restaurants in Manila. This is a great choice if you’re out with groups like families or friends.

Cabalen offers the best of Kapampangan cooking. It offers authentic Kapampangan dishes and other Filipino cuisine.

Some of the items in their buffet menu include pritchon (pritong lechon), lechong kawali, kare-kare, ginataang tilapia, dinuguan, and bringhe (Pampanga’s version of paella), and pinakbet.

They also offer Filipino desserts such as kakanin, halo-halo, and fresh juice shakes.

Rates:

Monday – SundayP300-400 depending on branch

Promos:

  • Birthday promo: Free buffet for 1 person with 5 full-paying guests on date of birthday

Open for delivery: Yes

2. Dad’s World Buffet

Dad's World Buffet - seafood
(Photo credit to Dad’s World Buffet)

Dad’s opened in the 1990s in honor of fathers. Today, it’s one of the beloved buffet restaurants in Manila.

Dad’s World Buffet allows cross-overs from 2 restaurants: Kamayan (Filipino) and Saisaki (Japanese).

You can find Filipino favorites such as crispy pata, grilled salmon belly, and bulalo. For the Japanese section, you can find 70 sushi creations, fresh and marinated sashimi, and more. It also has other sections featuring intercontinental cuisines.

Undoubtedly one of the highlights of Dad’s is the carving station, where you can find premium meats from around the world, including roast beef, turkey, leg of lamb, ham, and different kinds of lechon (lechon de leche, pritchon de leche, and lechon belly).

You can opt to get the Filipino-only or Japanese-only option, but it’s highly suggested getting the full package so you can make the most out of your buffet experience.

Rates:

Weekday lunch P738
Weekday dinner P888
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays P938

Promos:

  • Discount given on large groups
  • Birthday promo: Free buffet for 1 person with 1-full paying guest for 7 days (3 days before and after)

Open for delivery: Yes

3. Vikings

Vikings Buffet - seafood station
(Photo credit to Vikings Buffet)
Vikings Buffet - seafood paella
(Photo credit to Vikings Buffet)

If you haven’t been to Vikings yet, you’re missing out. Vikings is the largest buffet restaurant in the Philippines. They offer international cuisine including American, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Filipino.

There are different kinds of salads, appetizers, and little bites such as sushi and dimsum. You can enjoy premium meat such as binusog na lechon, roast beef, and lamb. There is also seafood such as steamed shrimp, cheesy baked oyster, and sashimi. Whatever you’re craving for — pizza, pasta and noodles, rice dishes like paella, etc — you’re sure to find it here.

Vikings is also popular due to their regular promos.

Rates:

Rates differ depending on branch. For major branches in Manila:

Adult Weekday Lunch P788 (+5% service charge)
Adult Weekday Dinner P988 (+5% service charge)
Adult Weekends/Holiday Lunch & Dinner P1,138 (+5% service charge)

Promos:

  • Discount given on large groups
  • Birthday promo: Free buffet for 1 person with 1-full paying guest on the date of birthday

Open for delivery: Yes

4. Niu by Vikings

Niu by Vikings - baked oyster
(Photo credit to Niu by Vikings)
Niu by Vikings - brick oven pizza
(Photo credit to Niu by Vikings)

Niu by Vikings offer an “evolved” dining experience. Expect no less than top-notch food, classy ambiance, and impeccable service.

Some of the dishes in Niu can also be found in Vikings, but for the additional fee you get additional premium choices. The usual favorites can be found in the Japanese, Chinese, and Filipino tables. For the Italian fare, you can find make-your-own truffle pasta and pizza. Niu by Vikings also offers the biggest selection of meat in the carving station among the Vikings restaurants, including angus chuck eye, angus beef belly, and leg of lamb.

Included in the rate are cocktails and other alcoholic drinks.

Niu by Vikings is a great choice if you want to splurge or you’re celebrating a birthday, wedding anniversary, or other special occasions.

Rates:

Adult Weekday Lunch P938 (+5% service charge)
Adult Weekday Dinner P1438 (+5% service charge)
Adult Weekends/Holiday Lunch & Dinner P1,438 (+5% service charge)

Promos:

  • Birthday promo: Free buffet for 1 person with 1-full paying guest on the date of birthday / Free buffet for 1 person with 4-full paying guests on the whole birthday month

Open for delivery: Yes

5. Sambo Kojin

Sambo Kojin - grilled meats
(Photo credit to Sambo Kojin)
Sambo Kojin - sushi and sashimi
(Photo credit to Sambo Kojin)

Sambo Kojin is one of the best-buffet restaurants in Manila. Its name refers to the Japanese Kitchen God, in whose honor the restaurant offers the best Japanese and Korean barbecue.

Here you can find plain and flavored meats for grilling.

You can also choose food in the buffet menu. Among the favorites are premium meat choices (roast beef and lechon), various sushi and sashimi favorites and other Japanese dishes (tempura, katsu, and furai), and Korean dishes (bibimbap, chapchae, beef stew). Sambo Kojin also offers desserts and drinks.

Despite the fact that it’s limited to Japanese and Korean menu, Sambo Kojin delivers in taste and quality of food.

Rates:

Monday to Friday: Lunch P738
 Monday to Thursday: Dinner P888
 Friday: Dinner P938
 Saturday, Sunday & Holiday Lunch & Dinner P938

Promos:

  • Discount given on large groups
  • Birthday promo: Free buffet for 1 person with 1-full paying guest for 7 days (3 days before or after)

Open for delivery: Yes

6. Medley Buffet by Okada Manila

Okada Medley Buffet - seafood station
Seafood station.
Okada Medley Buffet - roast chicken

Medley Buffet is a high-end buffet by Okada Hotel. They offer intercontinental cuisine, including Western, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Indian, and Filipino.

They have an impressive seafood table showcasing crabs, shrimps, and clams. You can ask the staff to cook it for you and bring it to your table. Alongside it is their fresh sashimi and sushi boats.

Medley Buffet offers popular mains such as lechon and roast beef. They also have a roasting station where you can have roasted chicken, lechon macao, and peking duck. The pasta section includes mac n’ cheese and pre-order options.

Don’t skip the dessert section. Whether you’re a kid or not, you’ll love the chocolate shards and treats on sticks.

Rates:

Breakfast (6AM to 10PM) P1400
Lunch (11:30AM to 3PM) P1850
Dinner (6PM to 11PM) P2700

Promos: No regular promos

Open for delivery: No

7. Spiral by Hotel Sofitel

Spiral buffet - seafood
(Photo credit to Spiral)

Spiral Buffet by Hotel Sofitel is one of the grandest buffets you can find in the country. Aside from its elegant ambiance and great service, this restaurant prides itself in offering the freshest seafood and fish for its guests.

Spiral has 21 ateliers (or stations) ranging from salads appetizers to Asian and Western cuisine. There is also a dedicated area for Meat and Seafood where you can avail premium-quality oysters, clams, and crabs prepared and cooked according to your liking.

While enjoying Spiral’s variety of delicious food, don’t forget to get a serving of seared foie gras which is one of their most popular items.

Aside from its dine-in options, Spiral also offers to-go services for its chocolaterie and pastry sections.

Rates:

Rates fluctuate depending on holidays and promos.

BreakfastP1900++
LunchP2650++
Brunch (only on Sundays)P3400++
DinnerP3100++

Promos:

  • Birthday promo: Free buffet for 1 person with 4-full paying guests for 7 days (3 days before and after)

Open for delivery: No

8. Cafe Ilang-Ilang by Manila Hotel

Cafe Ilang-Ilang buffet
(Photo credit to Cafe Ilang-Ilang)

Manila Hotel is one of the most luxurious hotels in the country, so it’s no surprise that Cafe Ilang Ilang showcases the same sophistication in its room interiors, well-trained staff, and great food.

Cafe Ilang-Ilang features open kitchen and wide dessert space. It has 8 live cooking stations where you can get Asian, Mediterranean, European, and Western dishes.

Rates:

Breakfast Mondays to SundaysP1550
BrunchSundaysP2725
Lunch Mondays to SaturdaysP2475
DinnerMondays to SundaysP2775++

Promos: No regular promos

Open for delivery: No

9. Circles Event Cafe by Makati Shangri-la

Circles Event Cafe buffet
(Photo credit to Circles Event Cafe)

Circles Event Cafe is the all-day dining restaurant by Makati Shangri-La Hotel. It’s frequented by business travelers and locals living in Makati. On weekend it receives a wider clientele including families.

Circles Event Cafe is known for its extensive selection of international cuisine. Similar to Cafe Ilang Ilang, Circles Event Cafe features open-theater kitchen where you can see chefs preparing the food.

Food stations include Continental & Salad, Seafood, Pasta & Mains, Carving, Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, and other Southeast Asian. This restaurant is also one of the few buffet restaurants that offer Indian Station with halal options.

Aside from its buffet selection, this restaurant also offers special menus, such as the Tail & Claw Seafood Dinner Buffet on Saturdays.

Rates:

BreakfastDailyP1,450
LunchMondays-Fridays
Saturdays
Sundays
P1,250
P1,800
P1,800
DinnerMondays-Fridays
Saturdays
Sundays
P1,800
P3,080
P1,800

Promos: No regular promos

Open for delivery: No

10. Marriott Cafe by Marriott Hotel

Marriott Cafe is the all-day dining restaurant of Marriott Hotel. In terms of variety of spread and quality, this is one of the best buffet restaurants in Manila.

Marriott Cafe offers local and international fare. Its seafood section is particularly notable: you can get fresh fish, crabs, shrimps, and shells and have them cooked to your preference. You can also enjoy lobster galore on selected days. Marriott Cafe supports sustainable fishing practices so you can enjoy your seafood without worries.

Rates:

BreakfastDailyP1600
LunchMonday-SaturdayP2400
DinnerSunday to Thursday
Friday to Saturday (Barrels of the Sea)
Sunday (Karneval Sundays)
P2600
P3000
P3100

Promos: No regular promos

Open for delivery: No

That ends our list of the best buffet restaurants in Manila! Do you have anything else to add? Any comments or suggestions? Let us know in the comment section below!

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