Top buffet restaurants in Manila

Taste the most tempting Filipino food all in one place at these top buffet restaurants in the capital.

Manila is home to many all-you-can eat venues like Dads World Buffet.
  • Rina Diane Caballar
  • June 2019

Once you’ve worked up an appetite sightseeing in the capital of the Philippines, there are few better places to satisfy your hunger than at the city’s buffet hotspots. With a huge variety of cuisines on offer, these mega eateries are sure to have something to suit all tastes.

Dads World Buffet

This chain restaurant opens in new window offers a selection of international cuisines, including Greek souvlaki, Brazilian churrasco, Japanese sushi and Mexican fajitas. Chinese sky lanterns, Japanese hand fans, tiny Filipino nipa huts and a carnival theme in the desserts section create a fun, festive and relaxed atmosphere.

Four Seasons Buffet and Hotpot

A do-it-yourself concept, Four Seasons opens in new window (not to be confused with the luxury hotel chain of the same name) in SM Mall of Asia offers a wide variety of greens and proteins to mix with the soup base of your choice in one steaming pot. Add a blend of herbs and spices, simmer for a couple of minutes and enjoy your creation in the sleek marble space.

Tailor your meal to your tastebuds with the Four Season's DIY dishes.
Tailor your meal to your tastebuds with the Four Season's DIY dishes.

Sambo Kojin

This SM Megamall restaurant’s specialties include Japanese yakiniku (grilled meat) and Korean barbecue. Head to Sambo Kojin opens in new window and pick from the variety of chilled raw meats, then grill unlimited amounts at your table’s smokeless grill. Be sure to try their impressive menu of sushi, sashimi and maki rolls, too.


No-one does over-the-top better than this Viking themed restaurant opens in new window with locations in Makati, SM Mall of Asia, and SM Megamall – think glass chandeliers, large crystal seahorses, as well as lavish all-you-can-eat-and-drink spreads. Start with the appetiser and salad bars, then stop by the carving station for the meat selections or opt for an international cornucopia of flavours with dishes such as beef gyro with cucumber raita and coconut fish with tropical salsa. Leave room for chocolate fondue and fruity pavlova.

Buffet restaurant Vikings cooks up Scandinavian-inspired feasts.
Buffet restaurant Vikings cooks up Scandinavian-inspired feasts.

Café Ilang-Ilang

Located in the historic Manila Hotel opens in new window, this upscale restaurant’s comfy high-back chairs and dim lighting provide a sophisticated backdrop for the Ilang-Ilang gastronomic buffet feast waiting to be indulged in. Each night, themed dinners showcase a specific cuisine with eight live cooking stations and a dessert station.

Market Café

For buffet dining with a difference head to Market Café opens in new window, where you can choose fresh produce from a number of market-style stations and watch chefs prepare your food in open kitchens. The restaurant is located at the New World Manila Bay Hotel.