Buffet 101 Review

BUFFET 101
2F

Telephone No. 961 30 25 | 961 29 26

Business Hours: Mon-Sun 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-9:30pm

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Menu (From Zomato)

Note: This review was from their already-closed Eastwood City branch

Japanese Shrimp Tempura

Similar to Vikings, Yakimix, Sambokojin and all the other local buffet restaurants out there, you pay for around 500-1,500php (depending whether it’s a weekday, weekend, holiday, lunch or dinner) for a chance to eat to your heart’s content through the many and various dishes they offer.

As of posting this article, they currently have three branches: one at San Miguel By The Bay (near Mall of Asia), Robinsons Magnolia and Glorietta 2. For directions please refer to the map provided above.

All their branches occupy huge spaces so they pretty much can accommodate more than a hundred people at once. That said, they’re almost always full so better to make a reservation just to be sure. They also have private rooms!

Their prices are as follows, with no service charge:

Mon-Sat: Lunch P699, Dinner P899
Sun & Holiday: Lunch / Dinner P899
Children Below 3.5 ft.: FREE
Children Below 4.5 ft.: P499
Leftover Price: P1,350

They also currently have a promo of 5+1 Free, as well as a birthday promo where you can dine there for 7 days free so long as you bring a paying companion.

Here are some of the plates we prepared:

A variety of Japanese food: tempura, sushi, sashimi and takoyaki balls

A variety of seafood: salmon, crab, shrimp, oyster, mussels, etc.

From the carving station: American roast beef with pepper sauce

Freshly baked oyster and mussels

Freshly grilled squid

VERDICT: Prices vs. quality-wise, I can say what they offer are almost the same to Kamayan / Dad’s, Sambokojin and Yakimix. Long story short, you’ll get your money’s worth of awesome good food here! With so much food to choose from, I’m sure you won’t be able to taste everything here in one sitting. One big plus for Buffet 101 when we dined there: their salmon sashimi are better in terms of freshness and quality vs. the other buffet restos.

Just one issue I had: I noticed they have this sort of bottleneck happening on the more expensive food like salmon sashimi and shrimp tempura. Not sure if I was just unlucky, or they’re intentionally doing this, or people are just greedy, but it’s kind of irritating when that happens.

Anyway, Buffet 101 is a must-try! Be sure to try the place out when you’re in the area.

Here are photos of their food sections including Japanese, Chinese, Middle Eastern, American, etc.:

MAIN COURSES

DESSERTS AND DRINKS

By the way, happy birthday to my dear dear sister! It was her special day when we dined here.

RATING: 8.6/10

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