Buffet 101 Restaurant Review | Ivan + Khris' Travels

Buffet 101 Restaurant Review

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Buffet 101 is a good option if you are looking for an eat-all-you-can 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.

Buffet 101

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.

Buffet 101

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.

Buffet 101

Buffet 101

Buffet 101

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.

Buffet 101

Buffet 101

Buffet 101

Buffet 101

Buffet 101

Buffet 101

Buffet 101

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.

Buffet 101

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.

Buffet 101

Buffet 101

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

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.

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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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