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Food Guides,  Metro Manila

Ultimate Buffet Guide: 11 Best Buffets in Manila

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There’s no denying that we Filipinos love to eat! Here we’ve compiled the best buffet restaurants in Manila, ranging from Filipino cuisine to international dishes to satisfy all your food cravings.

Note: Rates are subject to change without notice. Some buffets may change schedules or close temporarily due to travel restrictions. Please do your due diligence in checking with them for updates.

1. Cabalen

Cabalen buffet - lechon
(Photo credit to Cabalen)

Cabalen is one of the best local buffet restaurants in Manila. It offers the best of Kapampangan cooking. Here you can find not only authentic Kapampangan dishes but other beloved Filipino dishes as well.

Favorite items in their 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.

Cabalen is a great choice if you’re looking for a budget-friendly buffet. It’s also a popular option for groups like families or friends.

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. Some of its branches have cross-overs with 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 P758
Weekday Dinner P858
Weekends/Holidays Lunch & DinnerP938

Promos:

  • Discount given on large groups
  • Birthday promo: Free buffet for 1 person with 2 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:

Weekday Lunch & DinnerP938
Weekends/Holiday Lunch & Dinner P1188

There is an added 5% service charge on top of rates.

Promos:

  • Discount given on large groups
  • Birthday promo: Free buffet for 1 person with 4 full-paying guests on the whole month of birthday

Open for delivery: Yes

4. Buffet101

Buffet101
(Photo credit to Buffet101)

Buffet101 is guaranteed to give the bang for your buck. It’s one of the most affordable buffet restaurants in Manila you can find and one that serves international cuisines at that.

Known as the largest buffet table in the Philippines, it serves an array of dishes including Western, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Filipino. Some of the popular items in their menu include salmon sashimi, tempura, garlic buttered shrimp, sisig, roast beef, and pork belly.

They also have various desserts including cookies, cakes, jellies, and kakanin.

Drinks include various types of juices and soda, coffee, and even wine with fruit cocktail.

Rates:

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

Weekday Lunch P738
Weekday Dinner P938
Weekends/Holiday Lunch & Dinner P938 to P1088

There is an added 5% charge on top of rates.

Promos:

Promos:

  • Discount given on large groups
  • Birthday promo: Free buffet for 1 person with 3 full-paying guests on the whole month of birthday

Open for delivery: No

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 Thursday lunch and dinner P958
Friday to Sunday/Holidays lunch and dinner P958

Promos:

  • Discount given on large groups
  • Birthday promo: Free buffet for 1 person with 2 full-paying guests for birthday, 7 days before, and 7 days after

Open for delivery: Yes

6. Marriott Cafe by Marriott Hotel

Marriott Cafe buffet

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:

BreakfastP1600
Monday to Saturday LunchP2888
Monday to Sunday Dinner (excluding Friday)P2888
Friday Nose to Tail DinnerP3188
Sunday BrunchP3500

Promos: No regular promos

Open for delivery: No

7. 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) P1500
Lunch (11:30AM to 3PM) P2000
Dinner (6PM to 11PM) P2950
Sunday Bubbly LunchP2700

Promos: No regular promos

Open for delivery: No

8. 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.

Thursday to Friday LunchP3100
Saturday LunchP3500
DinnerP3900
Sunday BrunchP4500 without drinks / P5900 with alcoholic drinks

Promos:

  • No regular promos.

Open for delivery: No

9. 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:

Monday to Sunday BreakfastP1550
Monday to Saturday LunchP2975
Sunday LunchP2945
Sunday to Wednesday Dinner P2945
Thursday to Saturday DinnerP3590

Promos: No regular promos

Open for delivery: No

10. Fresh International Buffet at Solaire

Fresh International Buffet
(Photo credit to Fresh International Buffet)

Hailed as one of the best luxury buffets in the city, Fresh is the signature buffet restaurant of Solaire Resort & Casino.

It is mostly known for its fresh seafood selection, particularly lobsters prepared and cooked in different styles. Its regular spread includes international cuisines such as Filipino, Western, Chinese, Japanese, and Indian dishes. Enjoy everything from salad and pastries to roasted beef, crispy pata, and lechon belly. Of course, the seafood offerings are a must try, including sashimi, grilled shrimp, baked clam, and baked or buttered lobster.

On top of the food, Fresh also offers free-flowing drinks all day.

Rates:

Monday to Thursday LunchP1899
Monday to Thursday DinnerP2399
Friday to Sunday Lunch & DinnerP2899

There is an added 10% service charge on top of rates.

Promos: No regular promos

Open for delivery: No

11. 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:

Weekday Lunch P988
Weekday Dinner, Weekends/Holiday Lunch & Dinner P1488

There is an added 5% service charge on top of rates.

Promos:

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

Open for delivery: Yes

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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