Eat your heart out! 5 of the best buffets in Manila.

Whether you're a frequent or a seasoned traveler, the first question that pops into your head once those feet of yours start to tire out is where to eat. And if you're in Manila, try to go into one of these buffets. Not only for the food, but you get to see how Filipinos eat their heart out. Especially because these buffets are not budget friendly.

1. Chef Laudico Guevarra

Chef Laudico Guevarra’s, Foursquare.com

Nestled in the posh enclave of Greenhills in San Juan is the infamous Chef Guevarra's restaurant. The place has it's charms, imagine an old Filipino mansion turned into a restaurant. Service is great and food is spectacular. Most are Filipino cuisine, so if you are looking for an international buffet, this isn't for you.

Rates: P399 for Mon-Fri lunch, P499 for Mon to Thurs dinner and P599 starting Fri dinner to Sun dinner ($9 to $14).

Name:
Chef Laudico Guevarra's
Address:
387 P Guevarra St, Addition Hills (at Argonne St), 1500 San Juan, San Juan, Philippines
TEL:
+63 917 311 2222
HP:
Official Foursquare.com

2. Yakimix Prime

Yakimix Prime, Foursquare.com

Don't be deceived by an Asian sounding name. It just means that the buffet offers more of the Asian cuisine, like that of Japanese and Chinese food. But other than that, they also serve Filipino food.

Rates: Mon - Friday for lunch is 560, dinner is 640, Sat and Sun lunch is 600, dinner is 700 ($14 dollars and up).

Name:
Yakimix Prime
Address:
Bonifacio High Street, 1634, Philippines
HP:
Foursquare.com

3. Dad's | Kamayan | Saisaki

DADS • Kamayan • Saisaki, Foursquare.com

Now, here are three restaurants offering a buffet in one location. Dad's is international cuisine, Kamayan is Filipino and Saisaki is obviouly Japanese. Now the rates are quite tricky.

Rates: Dad's is P888, Kamayan is P588, and Saisaki is P638 for Mon-Fri lunch, P738 for Mon-Fri dinner, and weekends P838 ($14 and up).

Name:
DADS • Kamayan • Saisaki
Address:
2nd Flr, Glorietta 3 (Parkway Dr.), Makati City, Makati City, Philippines
HP:
Foursquare.com

4. Buffet 101

Buffet 101 Glorietta, Foursquare.com

Buffet 101 has the most number of food items on the buffet and claims to be the largest amongst all. Because of the marvelous food selection, the prices for this international buffet is the most expensive among all the restaurants that I mentioned here.


Rates: Weekdays lunch, 700, dinner, 939. Weekends lunch 900 and dinner, 1050 ($20 and up).

Name:
Buffet 101 Glorietta
Address:
3rd Fl, Glorietta 2 (East St), Makati City, Makati City, Philippines
HP:
Foursquare.com

5. Vikings

Probably the most popular buffet in the country and the most sought after, Vikings offers international and Filipino dishes. Reservations here are a must because for some reason, it's just so popular.

Rates: Weekdays lunch and dinner P888, weekends lunch and dinner P888 but if you eat in Vikings SM Mall of Asia, P1088 ($20 and up).

Name:
Vikings
Address:
2nd Flr, SM City Marikina, Marcos Hwy (Marcos Hwy), Marikina City, Marikina, Philippines
TEL:
+63 917 876 6888
HP:
Official Foursquare.com

Conclusion

The best way to enjoy any of these buffets is if you or one of your friends or family members are celebrating their birthday. Why? Because if it's your birthday, you eat for free! Not to mention that some of the wait staff will perform for you and give you a slice of special birthday cake.

Author

Geninna
5 things I can't live without: coffee, books, my iPod, wifi, and my husband :D Born and raised in Manila, Philippines but I've lived in Qatar, Indonesia, and the UAE. I am currently living in Romania, and I have been on vacations to Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia and Vietnam :) And does a stop over in Bahrain and Germany count?