City Buffet: one of the best buffet restaurants in Fairview

July 20, 2018

City Buffet is one of the best buffet restaurants in Fairview, Quezon City because it combines affordability and good food.

City Buffet has immensely improved since the last time we were here three years ago. Back then, the food was unremarkable and the service was slow. I was thinking though that timing might have been a factor; we were previously here for dinner and recently for lunch. I really could not tell but, just the same, the improvement was welcome.

City Buffet experience

City Buffet: one of the best buffet restaurants in Fairview

    Our experience at City Buffet


    We were looking for a restaurant where we could celebrate Father’s Day with my brothers-in-law. Since we were a big group with big appetites, we decided to go to a buffet place. Skepticism aside, we settled on City Buffet because it was the nearest restaurant we could think of.

    Pizza at City Buffet
    Pizza

    We booked two tables and after a fair amount of waiting time, we were ushered to our seats. As we had expected, there were a lot of diners when we ate here. 

    Buchi at City Buffet
    Buchi

    It was a little chaotic because of people trying their best to get more of the prime items like the shrimps. We just have to move strategically to be able to get the best ones, so to speak.

    The food


    The buffet table had all the usual offerings normally seen in other restaurants: pizza slices, tempura, katsu, Filipino selections like pork sisig, Bicol express, chicken; Chinese dumplings, Japanese maki, and sashimi, and special egg fried rice, just to name a few.

    Filipino food at City Buffet
    Filipino food

    I helped myself to spoonfuls of sisig, Bicol Express, baked oysters, a few pieces of roasted pork belly, pork barbecue, and shrimps. City Buffet’s sisig was really good; a first it looked like soggy chunks of meat but it was very crisp and flavorful.

    Bicol express at City Buffet
    Bicol express

    I also liked what City Buffet did with its version of Bicol Express because the taste of the coconut cream was robust, and it had a tolerable level of spiciness. The shrimps and baked oysters, meanwhile, are our perennial favorites so we helped ourselves to a few delicious pieces.

    Meat selections at City Buffet
    Meat selections

    For my second plate, I could not resist getting a small serving of sisig. I also tried the sashimi slices (salmon and octopus) and noted that the taste was fresh.

    Gyoza at City Buffet
    Gyoza

    For dessert, City Buffet offers pastries, crepe topped with fruits, ice cream, native sweets, and halo-halo. I only helped myself to a few scoops of ice cream on top of waffles which I drizzled with some chocolate syrup.

    Dessert at City Buffet
    Ice cream and waffle

    What I also liked about City Buffet was their unlimited drinks of soda, iced tea, and hot tea. There was also a Nescafe Alegria coffee machine where one may get an assortment of hot coffee mixes to enjoy after a heavy meal.

    Our verdict


    Overall, our second time at City Buffet was a noteworthy experience. The price is quite reasonable, more so if there are promos, and their service has improved really well; the empty serving dishes were refilled almost instantaneously and requests were completed fast.

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    10 comments

    1. This review was helpful,since we are just near the place . I can actually recommend it to my friends and family.

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    2. All the foods look temptingly delicious 😍

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    3. Grabe mukhang masasarap ang mga foods nila dito. Itsura palang talaga eh. Panalong panalo na. Must visit po talaga dito. I will share this po to my friends 🥰

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    4. I really want to visit City Buffet soon because it has a lot of delicious foods. Ang daming pagpipilian and sure na sulit na sulit ito at mabubusog ka pa. Very recommended talaga ang restaurant na ito 🥰

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    5. That's really nice to know that City Buffet have their improvement. I'm sure that a lot of customers who have visited this place before and didn't satisfied would love to try it again and experience how good the improvement is. I also love the bicol express because I'm a bicolana. I like it that they make the taste of the coconut cream was robust, and it had a tolerable level of spiciness. That's a really interesting food to try. I really want to experience eating in City Buffet too. Hope to have the opportunity someday.

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    6. That's really nice to know that City Buffet have their improvement. I'm sure that a lot of customers who have visited this place before and didn't satisfied would love to try it again and experience how good the improvement is. I also love the bicol express because I'm a bicolana. I like it that they make the taste of the coconut cream was robust, and it had a tolerable level of spiciness. That's a really interesting food to try. I really want to experience eating in City Buffet too. Hope to have the opportunity someday.

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    7. I miss going again to buffet restaurant that's why if I have a chance I think City Buffet is a good option. With it combines affordability and good food it is really worth to try. There are lot of foods to choose from especially Filipino foods, plus the service is good.

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    8. This is absolutely must visit, sobrang nakakaAmaze the way we present the food, kung paano nilang gingawang maganda ang presentation at nakakatakam ang kanilang mga Pagkain,, makikita mo in this picture na talaga nmang masasarap at matatakam ka, na talagang gsto mo matikman, thanks for sharing this awesome experience daddy ivan truly highly recommended, hindi lang sa mga msasarap na food kundi pati narin sa relaxing ambiance ng place at affordable price ... bicol express is one of my favorite food at iba talaga ang sarap ng pagkain kapag may kasamang anghang sarap ...

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    9. Gustong gusto ko talaga kumain sa mga buffet restaurant. Nasasayahan ako sa dami ng foods na nakahanda para sa lahat.

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    10. I'm glad that your experience with City Buffet is now better than the previous. I like buffet and this is a nice place to consider. It's good to know that their service is quick and the foods are affordable.

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