We are off to another gastronomic adventure in Makati. This time, the best buffet restaurants you can enjoy on special occasions.
Bid adieu to your ongoing diet and let’s get overstuffed, shall we? As stated on our previous article of cafes in Makati, let’s not forget there’s also some notable buffet restaurants we can visit on special occasions, or basically just want to indulge on various flavors.
Hurrah to the existence of buffet, we get to choose anything we want. It is a popular format for events like luncheons and social functions. There are plenty of advantages why plenty of diners choose buffet restaurants instead of high-end ones. First is we can serve our own as per want, choice and reserve ourselves once-twice or more without bothering others. Secondly, we reduce unnecessary wastage of food, and instead repeat a particular dish without any hesitations.
If you are impatient or always in a hurry like me, buffet let us not wait for the dish to be served. We can eat what we want without wasting anytime. Most importantly, buffet is cheaper than most plated meals.
Here at Yuneoh’s list, let us take you to the most recommended buffet restaurants around Makati.
Experience the most famous buffet in the country when you dine here at Vikings. You can enjoy modern interpretation of European, American, Japanese, Chinese and Filipino cuisine.
If you searched in on the internet, Vikings is any of the Scandinavian seafaring pirates and traders who raided and settled in many parts of northwestern Europe in the 8th–11th centuries. Viking is a romanticized picture of Vikings as noble savages began to emerge in the 18th century. It was developed and became widely propagated during the 19th-century Viking revival.
Perceived views of the Vikings as alternatively violent, piratical heathens or as intrepid adventurers owe much to conflicting varieties of the modern Viking myth that had taken shape by the early 20th century. Current popular representations of the Vikings are typically based on cultural clichés and stereotypes, complicating modern appreciation of the Viking legacy. Sometimes, one of the famous representations of a Vikings are those that wore horned helmets.
Going back to the buffet restaurant, here at Vikings, food are always well-executed and everything tasted as delightful as it was a feast for the eyes. Just like in other buffet restaurants, you would find it hard to choose what type of food to put on your plates. Rest assured, you will get the best bites, and leave you satisfied and definitely full.
For those who are into Japanese cuisine, there is a wide variety of great tasting sushi and rolls.
You can also try some Chinese cuisine and taste the Shrimp Hakaw because of the flavorful shrimp that is wrapped delicately by the wrapper. If you want to try something different, then go for this Chicken Feet dish! I skipped this one because I am not exactly fond of chicken feet.
Have your Italian fix and try a more flexible option for you by making you customize one. You have control over the base pasta including the penne, black noodles, macaroni and more. The sauce and the ingredients that will also go with them.
You can never go wrong with desserts of course. Check out the Churros with its perfect with the hazelnut sauce and, ofcourse. Some favorites were the Cheese and Bubblegum ice cream. They also have a crepe station and other pastries like revel bars, and cakes. Drinks were also unlimited ranging from softdrinks, juices, lemonades, milk teas with pearls, and beer!
But if you are lazy to customize, there’s this one unique pasta that will really rock your taste buds! It’s no other than the Cheese Truffle Penne Pasta! You will also get to indulge at the Roasted Meat Selection.
Visit Vikings at the SM Jazz Mall in Makati.
Lunch: 738 (+5% service charge)
Dinner: 938 (+5% service charge)
Adult Weekends/Holiday Lunch & Dinner: 938 (+5% service charge)
Kids below 3 ft: FREE
Lunch: 208 (+5% service charge)
Dinner: 308 (+5% service charge)
Weekends/Holiday Lunch & Dinner: 308 (+5% service charge)
Weekday Lunch: 418 (+5% service charge) | Dinner: 618 (+5% service charge)
Weekends/Holiday Lunch & Dinner: 618 (+5% service charge)
Grill Station, Noodle Station, Pizza Station, Excluding the Staples (Plain Rice, Nasi Goreng and Pancit Canton) and Sides (Roasted Mix Vegetable, Baked Potato Wedges and Cauliflower Gratin), are some of the main dishes to choose from here at Flavors Restaurant.
Start off your meal with their Classic Ceasar Salad, Smoked Salmon Salad, and 3 Kinds Seasonal Salad. You are going to love the Fresh Romaine lettuce with bacon, croutons, and aged parmesan cheese. You can level-up your taste and order Prawn Salad. It is prepared in Argula pesto with candied walnuts, baby tomato, and green apple with seasonal green lettuce wrapped in a parmesan crisp. Also, there is a traditional Japanese Sashimi and Sushi Platter, made with fresh salmon, tuna and assorted maki rolls.
Get your palates delighted with the Make-Your-Own-Pasta station. There is a choice of spaghetti, linguini, farfalle, angel hair, rigatoni and rotini. Add ons include chicken, shrimp, ham, bacon, anchovies, mushroom, red and green bell pepper, tomatoes, red chili, onion and garlic.
Chinese noodles you can enjoy include Jap Chae, Cantonese Style Noodles, Pancit Canton, and Pancit Palabok.
Sandwiches are also a favorite here at Flavors Restaurant. Try the Panini Bread with Potato Fries and Coleslaw (Php 495) or the Smoked Salmon on a Whole Wheat Bagel (Php 295). It is made with cream cheese, lettuce, capers, and French fries with ketchup and mayonnaise.
Rates and Schedule
Monday to Sunday Breakfast is from 6 AM to 10 AM | PHP1284
Mon to Saturday , from 12 noon to 3PM | PHP1675
Sunday Brunch | PHP1900
Monday to Thursday, Sunday | PHP1675
Another buffet restaurant you should try out is the Spectrum, located inside Fairmont Hotel in Makati. You can explore wide array of cuisines around the globe including those in China, the Middle East, India, Europe and local dishes from the Philippines.
Dishes from Spectrum would not disappoint because it is cooked by their respected chefs, and is cooked and prepared in their open kitchen. You can pair your dish with an exclusive selection of fine wines from Spectrum’s sommelier’s cellar.
For their Ala Carte menu, try the Steak and Eggs on Kimchi Fries. Don’t miss out on their desserts and have a bite of their Apple pie. It is basically a cinnamon baked apple in buttery crust, topped with vanilla ice cream.
Now if you still got the time to roam around and eat, visit Fairmont’s Pool Bar. They offer seasonal menus with a wide selection of fresh juices and cocktails. Meanwhile, for those who got sweet tooths, Cafe Macaron offers a tantalizing selection of freshly-baked bread, desserts, pralines and pastries. Sweet, right?
The buffet is complimentary to children ages five and below, while children ages six to 12 years old receive a 50% discount.
A la carte is from 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Breakfast Buffet – Php 1,450 net per person
6:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Monday to Friday
6:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Weekends and Holidays
Php 2,150 net per person
12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. daily
Php 2,380 net per person (Sunday to Thursday)
Php 2,450 net per person (Friday and Saturday)
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. daily
Php 3,077 net per person
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sundays
The restaurant incorporates mainly Italian, Chinese, Japanese, and American food. Same with Vikings, buffet 101 also offers the same cuisines with a bigger selection of appetizers, salads, and mains. Buffet 101 boasts a huge Dessert Section and the freshest catch of fish. In addition, while both restaurants serve unlimited draft beer, this buffet restaurant serves fruit juices, shakes, and free-flowing wine.
Get ready to load your plates with pizzas, pasta, and a variety of maki. Try the sisig pizza – it is to die for. Anything with salmon, as usual, did not disappoint: the smoked salmon and penne with salmon were incredibly good. In the Japanese section however, I spotted a fly perched comfortably on one of the rolls!
Fortunately, the Carving Section saved the day. Devour a plateful of tender, flavorful roast beef and several servings of their juicy Wagyu steaks. You can also request which meat you want, tell them how to cook it, and the waiters will deliver it to your table.
Buffet 101 has () branches. Visit them at Seaside Blvd SM Mall of Asia Complex Central Business Park, Robinson Magnolia Level 2 Space, and New Glorietta
Weekdays Lunch 699.00 | Dinner 899.00
Saturday Lunch 899.00 | Dinner 999.00
Sunday & Holiday
Children below 3.5″- FREE, Children below 4.5″ – 499.00, Left Over Price – 1350.00 | Lunch/Dinner 999.00
Circles Event Cafe
Five-star hotel, Makati Shangri-La houses restaurants inside their place including the buffet restaurant – Circles Event Café.
Circles Event Café engages their diners with its fascinating open-theatre kitchens. Each station features its own selection of specialties, ranging from cold appetizers to seafood, Western cuisine to Asian cuisines, and an array of tempting desserts.
This café literally offers global eats with their finest offerings of Asian, Western, and even Indian Foods. Their Filipino cuisine is also a must-try, especially their different types of chicken cooked in different styles. For desserts, have a taste at their exotic fruits, Leche Flan with Fruits, Mango Coulis, Coconut Sorbets, and a selection of homemade ice cream.
Breakfast 6 AM to 10:30 AM | Mon-Sun P725 (Kids 6-12 years old) | PHP1450
Lunch 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM | Mon-Sat | PHP1800
12 Noon to 3 PM | Sun | PHP2600
Dinner 6 PM to 10:30 PM | Mon-Thu,Sun | PHP2100 | Fri-Sat | PHP2600
Lastly, there is DADS World Buffet. This one is a perfect dining place after a tiring day shopping in Makati. They are famous for serving wide selection of Asia cuisine from Singapore, Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, and China. Nope – that’s not all. Surprisingly, they also serve western cuisine ranging from Greece, Spain, Italy,and the US.
Get to taste the freshest fruit shakes only at this buffet restaurant.
Currently, they have 4 branches, and fortunately, one is located in Glorietta 3, Makati.
Lunch and Dinner (Monday to Sunday/Holiday) – Php 638
Merienda Buffet (Monday to Friday) -Php 238
It is not bad to treat yourself from time to time and keep yourself company with some good friends. Occasion or no occasion, buffet set-up will always be the best place to eat your heart out.
Especially in the bustling Makati, nothing beats the feeling of getting full and overstuffed with viands. Before choosing a place to have your buffet, always check for the reviews on trusted food sites. To further enjoy the food you will eat, always ask for your friends’ opinion about the restaurant. Lastly, it will be much better if you ate 6-8 hours before you eat in a buffet restaurant, so you can savor until the last food.
So what are you waiting for? Prepare for a gastronomic voyage and enjoy the flavors of different country in one restaurant.
Do you know other coffee shops in Makati that deserves to be on the list? If you haven’t been to any of these cafes, you’re missing out on a lot! Go get your colleague and make your break times more meaningful over a cup of Joe and a hearty meal!