Buffet 101 Restaurant Review

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Buffet 101 is a good option if you are looking for an all-you-can-eat restaurant that offers good value-for-money.

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Buffet 101 is a good option if you are looking for an all-you-can-eat restaurant that offers good value-for-money. It has an extensive array of dishes that range from Asian to Western, as well as unlimited fruit juices, soda, coffee, and beer.

A plate of steak and fries at Buffet 101 Restaurant
Steak and fries

Buffet 101 Restaurant Review



    Our Buffet 101 Experience


    Buffet 101 may not have left a good impression in me during the first time we ate here. I judge a buffet restaurant by the quality of the meat at the carving station.

    Unfortunately, I did not like Buffet 101’s roast beef during our first time here. The meat, while medium rare and pinkish, was a bit tough and flavorless.

    However, during the two times we ate at Buffet 101 during the last three months, I would say that it has appropriately redeemed itself.

    The roast beef at the carving station was consistently moist, tender, and bursting with flavor. It went really well with my favorite black pepper sauce.

    Plate of roast beef and barbecue skeweres at Buffet 101 Restaurant
    My first plate of roast beef, vegetables, and finger food on skewers

    Food Selection


    Beyond the carving station though, there was so much more good food to be had. If you love Filipino dishes, there is a station that is dedicated to everything Pinoy. There are street food skewers complete with sweet-spicy sauce that we are all familiar with.

    Filipino street food station at Buffet 101 Restaurant
    Filipino street food station

    Squid balls at Buffet 101 Restaurant
    Squid balls

    Meatballs at Buffet 101 Restaurant
    Meatballs

    If you miss eating banana and camote cue, then you are in luck because you will find them here at Buffet 101. What I also like here is that Buffet 101 puts emphasis on local salads like seaweed, grilled vegetables, and squid rings complemented by garlic-onion-vinegar dressing and bagoong (shrimp paste). Not too many buffet restaurants put those native salads on center stage.

    Sea grapes, a type of seaweed, at the salad station of Buffet 101 Restaurant
    Sea grapes

    Squid rings at the salad station of Buffet 101 Restaurant
    Squid rings

    Fresh seafood salad at Buffet 101 Restaurant
    Seafood salad

    Green salad at Buffet 101 Restaurant
    Organic salad

    Penne pasta fruit salad at Buffet 101 Restaurant
    Penne pasta fruit salad

    Bacon and potato salad at Buffet 101 Restaurant
    Bacon & potato salad

    Mediterranean salad at Buffet 101 Restaurant
    Mediterranean salad

    Being a meat lover myself, my plate is always a mish mash of the meat dishes that caught my fancy.

    Aside from the roast beef, two other meat dishes that proved to be unforgettable were the Beef Pot Roast and the Australian Beef Stroganoff. Both had nice flavors as well as texture that was yielding to each bite. These are great paired with my favorite braised vegetable and French fries.

    Filipino vegetable dishes at Buffet 101 Restaurant
    Pakbet and pancit guisado

    If you fancy grilled, seafood you may have shrimps, squid, and fresh fish grilled to your liking. What I missed at Buffet 101 was the mussels, clams, and crabs although that’s not really a deal breaker. I saw baked oysters but, alas, they get wiped out as soon as they reach the serving plate.

    Shrimps at Buffet 101 Restaurant
    Shrimps

    Pizza at Buffet 101 Restaurant
    Pizza

    There is also a Japanese food station for those who love fresh slivers of salmon as well as rolls of different maki varieties.

    Lastly, the dessert station features native cakes or kakanin, halo-halo, and a host of pastries and cakes commonly seen in the dessert stations of other buffet restaurants.

    Buffet 101 Branches


    Buffet 101 has branches in the locations indicated below. If you have inquiries or need to make reservations, you may also call your preferred branch in any of the telephone numbers included in the following addresses.

    SM Mall of Asia
    Building K, SM by the Bay, SM Mall of Asia, Mall of Asia Complex (MOA), Pasay City Telephone numbers: +63288562888, +639175892866, and +63285569888

    Ayala Center
    Third Floor, Glorietta 2, Ayala Center, Glorietta Complex, Makati City
    Telephone numbers: +639178315299, +63288281222, and +63288281333

    Robinsons Magnolia
    Second Floor, Robinsons Magnolia, New Manila, Quezon City
    Telephone numbers: +63289613025 and +63289612926

    Alabang Town Center
    Upper Ground Floor, Alabang Town Center, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
    Telephone numbers: +63288661000 and +63288661111

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    Verdict


    Overall, Buffet 101 provided us with an enjoyable dining experience. The price was also just right. In fact, Buffet 101 is a good option for those who would like to enjoy a buffet feast but on a limited budget. It was definitely a good deal.

    Credit cards and senior citizen discount cards are accepted at Buffet 101. Table reservation is highly-advised. 

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    12 comments

    1. It's always good not too expect too much when it comes to buffets, hehe.. I'm also particular with the meat doneness and texture. Ang konti din ng seafood nila. Did you try their tempura? Siguro for the price, ok na din and if the food is filling naman ;)

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    2. Ok na din naman ito for mga biglaang yayaan. Of course, nothing beats Circle's or Spiral.

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    3. I've been to Buffet 101 several times. I'd say that the price of the food is just right because they offer a lot of choices. On the other hand, the food in Niu by Vikings is better for me. Hehe.

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    4. Agree with you, Karla. I also love NIU by Vikings.

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    5. blair villanueva22 January 2019 at 02:36

      Many of us FIlipinos loves buffet, and this restaurant is one of the many favorites. I might pay them a visit, thanks to your awesome review.

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    6. Thank you for the kind words, Blair! Enjoy!

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    7. We are fans of buffet! We noticed also that the freshness and taste of the food varies. Great thing you enjoyed it already when you came back. Japanese will always be my fave. Thanks for sharing!

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    8. their menu looks sad. think i'll stick to my usual spots: sambokojin or yakimix. :)

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    9. This really a good option for an eat-all-you-can restaurant. Hinihintay pa namin mag open yung dto sa clark. Haha soon to open parin sya

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    10. Ay, ganun? Sayang naman. Haha.

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    11. Yes, kinda. There are actually better alternatives.

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    12. Thanks, we also love buffet. It's always fun to bond over great food.

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