Stepping Out

10 Popular Buffets for Dad’s Day

Cabalen gets bigger with the addition of Asian dishes in its buffet lineup.

Still stomped at what to get your dad this Father’s Day? Well, why not spring for a good meal (especially since you just got your paycheck last Friday) and take your pick from top buffets around the Metro. This time it’s your turn to treat your father to buffets treats.

1. Vikings
Buffet Price: Lunch Mondays to Fridays P688, Weekend & Holiday 1,088
Dinner Mondays to Fridays P888, Weekend & Holiday P 1,088
Prices are subject to 5% service charge. Children and those 75 years and above are charged at a much lower cost.

The restaurant overlooks Manila Bay through vast conservatory-like windows that makes a meal even more enticing. “Vikings serves a palatial selection of dishes that ranges from European, American, Japanese, Chinese and Filipino that provides an unforgettable dining experience to the guests that keeps them on coming back for more,” says Chico Paola Santos, the restaurant’s marketing officer. “Adding to this hype is the fact that beverages are also included in the buffet. It covers drinks fit for everyone! From fruit juices and shakes, brewed coffee, tea, soft drinks and unlimited beer! Enjoy San Miguel Draft (weekdays and weekends) and Tiger Beer (weekends only).”

Vikings is located at Bldg. B, By The Bay, Seaside Boulevard, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City, Philippines.

2. Heat
Buffet Price: Father’s Day promo: P2,279
Lunch: P2,232
Dinner: Mondays to Thursdays P15,76, Fridays to Sundays: P2,232

At Heat, enjoy an international buffet in an elegant and relaxed setting.

Indulge in the choices of international cuisines such as Filipino, Indian, Japanese. Korean, and Italian all laid out and waiting for you to take on.

Heat, one of the Shangri-la hotel best, restaurant offers an interactive open kitchen theater where you can watch the chefs prepare their appetizing creations. Sometimes, Dad needs to be spoiled the way he did you.

Heat is located at Edsa Shangri-La Hotel in Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong.

3. Chef Laudico’s Bfast
Buffet Price: Breakfast (9:00AM to 2:00PM) P388
Lunch and dinner P388

Run by Bistro Filipino, this restaurant over at Ayala Triangle will give you the best morning choices ranging from Angus Tocino to their specialty Wagyu Tapa. What more, buffet choices often change, so, if Dad has been here before, ready him for a completely different meal.

Chef Laudico’s Bfast is located at Shop 3 Restaurants at the Ayala Triangle Gardens Ayala Ave, 1101 Makati,

4. Cafe Sweet Inspirations
Buffet Price: P320

Hungry for a Mongolian feast? Well, Cafe Sweet Inspirations offers “a variety of vegetables, meat, and sauces, na ikaw mismo ang pipili,” says Cecil Arietha, the restaurant’s office administrator. It’s an all day, eat all you can feast for those who crave for stir fried bowls. The scent of the fresh food sizzling would surely make your mouth water.

Café Sweet Inspirations is located at 311 Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights, Quezon City

5. Zensho
Buffet Price: Lunch P649, Dinner P757

Say oishi to an endless fill of sushi and sashimi here at this eat all you can treat. You and dad would also enjoy US steak and the house’s best seller, baked oyster.

Zensho is located at 168 Tomas Morato Avenue Corner Roces Avenue Quezon City .

6. Dads (also includes Saisaki and Kamayan)
Buffet Price: Lunch Mondays to Fridays P595, Fridays to Sundays, and Holidays P695
Dinner: P695

Dubbed as the Ultimate buffet, this treat would certainly fill your pop’s hearty appetite. Choose from over 60 sushi bar choices, countless continental cuisines, and of course, and rich Filipino flavours. Plus, we are sure, your loving tatay would share memories when he first got in line and choose over the buffet of over 200 dishes.

Dads has branches in SM Megamall, Glorietta, West Avenue, Padre Faura, and EDSA.

7. Legend Villas’ Lola Maria Restaurant
Buffet Price: Breakfast (from 6am to 10am) Daily P390
Lunch (from 11AMto 2PM) Mondays to Fridays P590, Saturdays and Sundays P480

Savor the best of Filipino dishes, ranging from classic favorites such as beef kare-kare to regional meals. Legend Villas also offers amazing accommodations, so after eating like a king, you can check in and relax for the rest of the day.

Legend Villas’ Lola Maria Restaurant  is located at the Legend Villas, Pioneer Street, Mandaluyong

8. Cabalen
Buffet Price: Lunch P368, Dinner P318

Why Dad will like it: Let your father cheat his diet and indulge in Pinoy dishes such as Lechon, kalderetang baka, sisig, krispy kangkong, and many more, which Cabalen has long been known for. Moreover, their TriNoma branch now offers Japanese and Thai Cuisines (at a higher rate of P438 per head).

Cabalen is located at West Avenue, Robinsons Place Manila, SM Mall of Asia and TriNoma.

9. Chinatown’s Best Food
Buffet Price: Lunch: Mondays to  Thursdays P418, Fridays to Sundays P548
Dinner Mondays to Thursday s P488, Fridays to Sundays P548

Chili crabs at Chinatown's Best Food.

As the name says its Chinatown’s best food, as they deliver only the most succulent crabs, sting fish and other Chinese delights. Even more tempting is that they have a Japanese Section.

Chinatown’s Best Food is located at 589 Banawe Street corner Don Manuel Street, Quezon City.

10. Something Fishy
Breakfast (from 12 midnight to 10:00 AM) Monday to Fridays P169, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays: P 179
Lunch (11:00 AM to 2:30PM) Mondays to Fridays P425, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays: P 525
Dinner (5:30PM to 11PM) P525

Craving for a hearty meal in the morning? Then, head on to Eastwood and join call center agents and party-philes alike, for a sumptuous early morning feast.

Something Fishy is located at Unit B2 & B3, Eastwood City Walk, Bagumbayan, Quezon City