Buffet 101

2/F Robinsons Magnolia, Aurora Blvd. cor. Dona Hemady St., Quezon City, Metro Manila

Buffet 101
3.8
4.0 Stars

87 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 20
  • 4 stars 40
  • 3 stars 19
  • 2 stars 7
  • 1 star 1
  • 92 Reviews
  • 88 Recommend
  • 87 Reviewers
Category:
Buffet
Business Hours
Open: 5:30p - 10:15p
Phone
+6329612926

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 11:30a - 2:15p
    • 5:30p - 10:15p
  • Monday
    • 11:30a - 2:15p
    • 5:30p - 10:15p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:30a - 2:15p
    • 5:30p - 10:15p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:30a - 2:15p
    • 5:30p - 10:15p
  • Thursday
    • 11:30a - 2:15p
    • 5:30p - 10:15p
  • Friday
    • 11:30a - 2:15p
    • 5:30p - 10:15p
  • Saturday
    • 11:30a - 2:15p
    • 5:30p - 10:15p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Reservations:
Yes
Kids Menu:
No
Delivery:
No
Take Out:
No
Outdoor Seating:
No
Ambience:
Casual
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Waiter Service:
Yes
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Salie D.
5.0 Stars
10

Whenever September is coming every year, my sister and I thought of where to celebrate her Birthday at. She likes to go somewhere we've been to before, and her reason is mura kasi and masarap naman. But that's her. I would always have something to suggest...128525

I, On the other hand, being a Looloo user, sa iba naman..madami choices! So upon checking this app, the suggestions and all, I chose Buffet one-0-one. Yes I've been here once when I attended a Birthday party years ago, di na naulit because of so many other Buffets to choose from..and since I do remember having fun eating here and I kinda like what I had back then, I suggested it to my sister. Knowing my sister, basta bago sa pandinig nya and with a reasonable price, and suggested ko, go yun haha! 128525
Just then she will try her best to look for it online for offers/ cheaper price.

We went on a Friday Dinner. There were 7 of us including her, the Birthday celebrant (which the Birthday promo doesnt apply na because she got the promo of paying Php700+ per pax instead of Php900 something. Then my Mom (her senior citizen discount also didn't apply with this offer my sister got.)
Aside from me, my Niece Sophia are the only ones who has tried Buffet101 once before.
The entire Family was kinda fascinated with the food presentation and the elegant Chandeliers hanging on top of the Buffet Tables. It was indeed nice to look at.

I arrived at 530pm and they all came ahead of me ng mga 15mins I guess.
Each of us started eating as soon as we get there.
This Buffet starts at 530pm and ends at 10pm.

My Nephew, an elementary student was all hyped up with the abundance of French Fries 127839Hes soo delighted!!! Hahaha!
Mom and bro in law were happy to have many veggie Dishes to choose from. Plus masarap daw.
My sisters' kasambahay is very happy with different Fried Rice and Filipino food available for her to pick.
On my part, as always, I'm excited with the Freshness and availability of Seafoods, Sushi, Fruits, Shakes, and everything about the presence of Japanese food. I don't know but its really funny how much I love Chinese food and Dimsum, but whenever Im in a Buffet party, I only get a little of everything or nothing at all...especially Dimsum, Siguro because I knew that Ill be full agad kasi mabigat sa tyan ang Dimsum especially kung sasamahan pa nang Yang Chow and I know I always eat Chinese food so dito iniiwasan ko sya. I just didnt notice if may Hakaw, that's my fave. If I had known, baka kumuha na ko for sure!

Of all the hundreds of choices of Food, the first thing I'd look for is the Sushi section, Salmon sushi to be exact. This time, may empty space sa Sushi display nila and I knew something's missing, so I asked for a Salmon Sushi if meron, I dont remember na kasi so saka lang sila naglabas, and so what, at least meron nga haha!
As expected, my first plate full of Salmon with Kikkoman sauce and Wasabi was immediately consumed but a hot bowl of Miso soup first to prep my stomach (that day I didn't take Lunch so I'm super hungry! ) I met my expectation in eating the Salmon Sushi, it's soft and juice and buttery and it melts in my mouth and it's Heavenly good!! I even recorded a video of myself this time taking my first Salmon Sushi bite here...mag vlogger ba?! parang hindi bagay eh....LoL!
The Miso soup also didn't disappoint. It's rich in Miso flavor, full of seaweeds and unli Nori on the side is available for garnishing and of course the soup was served hot.

So that was my first plate, next would be after going around taking the video of the center Buffet, Ebi Tempura was my second stop. Around 8pcs all for me, got lucky the time I got there was the moment the staff holding a plateful of Tempura is coming my way! Haha it was gone in seconds!
There were also a lot of Sushi and California Maki and different Japanese rolls in the Japanese section.

Oh, I almost forgot mentioning the Green Cucumber peel Salad with sesame seeds, Vinaigrette sauce and seaweeds crunch that is very delicious and can be seen in the previous mentioned Japanese section.
I noticed the wasabe is a lil bit on the lighter green color, but the taste and intensity of hot flavor is the same.

As I go slower on my third plate, ang bagal ng oras, and I guess not an hour has passed after having all those I mentioned.....128541

I put around 2tablespoon of Pansit Bihon, I say it's a little salty. This time I picked having Chinese Food and I wanted a little of the Stir Fried Vegetables. I took Bokchoy, 2kind of mushrooms, some Brocolli and Cauliflower. It all taste fresh and crispy.

Also on my third was the Crunchy Garlic 127844 Shrimps with vinegar dip. Soo good I licked my messy fingers for the flavors left..128539

Whenever I'm in a Buffet, I mostly avoid Filipino Food Choices, why, because...I eat it everyday na! 128514
But whenever I feel like tasting something interesting naman, I would. This time, Bagoong catches my attention, but then I looked for Green Mangoes or Pineapple Fruit that I can dip with it.Kaya lang there's none, I found out it was intended for Talong and other Boiled Pinoy Veggies. so I checked the other food instead.

I remember I had Fukyien Fried Rice and not Yang Chow. The difference is the corn, carrots, and there's no Egg included.

What excites me again was the Rolled Duck with brown thick tartar sauce. I occasionally have it kapag may Grand Celebration or Birthdays at Chinese Restaurants because it is not what we usually order because of the price. Pinoy parties do have Pritchon sometimes though.

During the 1st and 3rd plate ko, I suddenly remember having Lobster years ago...If I remember it right, haha! I asked the waiter who keep coming to our table to get our empty plates, he said that theres a Crab to be served a little before 7pm. I was delighted to hear that! So okay na ko sa Shrimps then now may Crab coming, so Hooray!!!

After then, I get a little full and decided to take a rest and relax for a while...
The tip here is to use their wifi and not consumed mine, lol! No, I didn't actually knew that they give the passwords away, I just tried asking and it works! and while almost everyone is busy taking up their time consuming foods, I stopped for a while and posts pictures on the social media while giving my stomach time to digest everything I've taken in. 128525
and I was pretty sure that after few minutes of resting, I'm ready to have my next plate with excitement again.

Btw, before I forget, I like to commend this branch for refilling food display so generously and with a short interval unlike in other Buffets na parang tina timingan hahaha...

Since We'd like to maximize our stay here, and during the intervals of taking in food, I reminded the crew to initiate the Birthday song and dance number for my sister who is just one of the many Birthday boys and girls celebrating that day. Not an hour passed and before we have ended our Dining experience here, they gave us the special moment of the Birthday greetings with a semi-wild dance number! Hahaha! The boys crew have given their all, nakakatawa lang at nakakatuwa!

And so after I'm done waiting to be unfull, I had another plate of Salmon Sushi and yes to the Sweet Chili Crab!
Its flavorful and yummy but there's no Crab Roe. But it's still worth the wait.128523

When I already had my fill yet again, I thought of drinking warm liquid to help me burp and lessen the fullness I was feeling..But when I reached the Drinking Station, I saw that they have Kamias Shake, it was something new and I love eating maasim including Kamias so I got curious and gave it a try. It has tolerable sourness for a fruit lover me.128525 I actually loved it and I believe it did remove my suya factor!

Also available is Papaya Shake.
But what really amazed me is the Fresh Herbal flower Tea Haven. From all the dried flowers there, I was curious about trying Rose and Jasmine. Rose became my instant fave, it gives a strong Aroma when your sipping from the cup.
Hot water dispenser is available on the side, even non-tea drinkers would definitely be encouraged to try this. Nakaka curious and besides Nobody in this world doesn't know that Herbal Teas are the best and the healthiest!
There's Rose, Jasmine, Chrysanthemum, Citrus, Berry, Barley among the rest.

It's funny that everyone on our table who had a cup of Tea, feels sleepy after drinking it. Hahaha!

There is a Cold water with Ice if you are a Cold heavy liquid drinker you'd definitely could not resist it. Nakakabusog ang liquid beverages nila!
May Red synthetic tea, Blue Lemonade, Pomelo Juice are also included in the choices.

Beer dispenser is perfect for Barkada Groups or visitors attending Birthdays here. It was exactly how I had my first time dining here years ago. 128525

Nescafe Coffee dispenser
-There's Machiatto, Espresso, Americano and Latte Choices. I had a cup of Latte and paired it with a small round of Baked Brownies immediatelyafter srinking Coffee....weird?!?
Other desserts are Red velvet and Chocolate cake and lots of presentable Cake slices inside a Glass display.
Strawberry and Mango are two flavors of Ice Cream during that time.
But after a while when the two flavors are gone, comes
Ube and Chocolate Ice Cream...this time I dig in.

But thats not all, I still kept on walking around and look for something to eat.
I noticed the Fresh Salad in Pinoy Cuisine, which includes medium sized Cold Shrimps (Boiled Suahe that is sweet , tender, juicy and crunchy at the same time! Cooked to perfection and not overcooked. Di nakadikit yung skin sa Shrimp meat. I love it really.

Other Food Stations are:

Korean/ Kimchi section
Chinese Dimsum Siomai assorted
Candy/Mallows station
Carving meat station Lamb, Pork Leg, Roast Chicken etc.
Shabu Shabu Station , no Beef Slices though.
Unlimited Thin French Fries 127839 crispy and flavorful
Fruit Section sweet Watermelon, Pomelo slices, Oranges slices.
Fresh Salad Station with many different Salad Sauce to choose from.
Raw Seafood on Ice for Cooking Requests. Fish, Squid, Shells, and many more.
(My niece tried asking for a Grilled Squid and it was brought to our table.) #goodservice.
Tables inside are all occupied. during Friday Night Dinner there were I think around 200 pax all eating at the same time in this Grand Buffet!
Wow!
Overall, this experience only tells me that no matter how Majestic other Buffets are, as long as I personally liked what I eat here and I enjoyed every moment here, I'd sure give it 5 Looloo stars.128525

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Mei O.
4.0 Stars
2

Buffet101 has a 3+1 promo for their birthday celebrants. It was my brother's birth month and so the only time he was available was for lunch. We went there and had a blast for my shrimp lunch. They have paluto/grill so if you want salmon head, shrimp, fish, or squid, just let them know.

Lunch rate on weekdays is 700 plus 10% service charge.

Chinese section has duck but their lunch dimsum does not cover hakaw. They also have a legit Chinese chef. 128528 Selection is not as much as the Dad's buffet around the world but you're probably paying for the ambience? Anywho! Lunch selection is not that good vs dinner but they have coffee (instant though) available. They're more generous on the drinks compared to Dads. Also, there's San Mig light if you want to get drunk while the sun's up. 128514

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Trisha M.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Gerald T.
3.0 Stars

Not really money's worth..

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Whela S.
4.0 Stars

Few choices of food but good service.
Staff were really nice and friendly. I enjoyed their oriental section 128077🏼

We had my birthday dinner here and their surprise presentation was really entertaining 128514

PS i love their chandelier! 128525

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Tan M.
3.0 Stars

Nothing special

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Jose Alberto M.
4.0 Stars

Loved eating at buffet 101, food are great and place is so convenient

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Rorie G.
4.0 Stars

Batch 2015 Graduates eat for free provided they have 3 adult companions 9786️ Great deal! We tried to eat a little of everything that we like. We had steamed and grilled seafood which were alright. They didnt have roast beef instead had pot roast / pork in their carving station. 128543 i should've looked first at their spread before making a go with our reservation...

Not that I don't like Buffet 101, but for this visit I was not impressed. Maybe on a weekend its better, or maybe we should really go try Vikings already 128521

I was annoyed by some young ones using their hands while getting candies from the dessert station 128513 kadiri! Makes me wonder about....oh well, informed the servers to offer those kids the tongs to pick up their choices...ugh talaga!!!

Bitchy me 128540 will we come back here? Maybe so, dinner time and on a weekend.

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Zai M.
4.0 Stars

I ate here with my barkada last Valentine's Day. We enjoyed the food especially the desserts! We were seated outside and we can hear Up Dharma Down playing live during that time. Such a memorableHappy birthday! experience! Good food with good music (though not from buffet 101 :))

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Jill B.
3.0 Stars

The personal favorites :
Mussels with White Sauce 11088110881108811088
Moussuka?? 11088110881108811088
Baked Oyster 110881108811088
Meaty Tortilla 1108811088110881108811088️ (tastes like lasagna)
Dishes are great. Made me come back for the same dishes again and again.

Desserts 128078128078128078
I have never been this disappointed 9996
I tried the "Strawberry Cheesecake" and its not a cheesecake i guess. The crust was not the usual and the "CHEESECAKE" part was like a gelatin!! Same as their "MANGO CHEESECAKE". Choices are very limited. I guess there are more options at DADS BUFFET. CHOCOLATE PANNA COTTA is also 128078. Thought the texture is like what you find on shot glass desserts from Vikings. The texture is like a gelatin also. And not sweet at all. 128529 no recommended dessert at all. 9996

DRINKS 128078128078
Limited also. There's no Iced Tea available. Aside from Coke products I guess, There's only lemonade and blue lemonade available.

PERFORMERS FOR BIRTHDAY CELEBRANTS 1108811088110881108811088
VERY ENTERTAINING. The best I've ever seen. There was only one lady doing the dance and she's really funny and eye-catching. 128077

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Marren P.
5.0 Stars

Happy tummy! Good food. Good friends who I haven't seen in a long time! 128513128513128513 Burp. The desserts were good, but there wasn't one who caught my attention. I was actually looking for a mouthwatery dessert though! Yung once you took a bite, aaahhhh Foodgasm! 128525128525128525128525

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Phevee L.
3.0 Stars

I thought it was OK.

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Tei A.
4.0 Stars

I enjoyed the crabs, prime rib, oysters, scallops, shrimp tempura and sashimi. Although took sometime before they replenished items, especially the crabs, scallops.

For dessert, Melona and gummy bears.

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Jayson J.
3.0 Stars

Double birthday celebration of my friends. I realize food here is not that okay na. Maybe I have tasted better food than these..
Just for example: the sushi, their rice is not vinegar infused that is why it tasted so bland. Hindi na siya nakakatakam.
The ice cream: i only had two cups.
The rest are just really ordinary tasting.

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Ariane C.
5.0 Stars

Celebrated my bday here w/ my family. I love the variety of food, drinks, and desserts. I tried almost everything 128523 except for their japanese food, not a fan of those (sorry). But with all the food that I've eaten, not even a bite I didnt enjoy. But ofcourse, dont be too excited and be carried away w/ the looks of the food. You still have to get what you can consume. Anyway, you can still get another round if its not enough. I'm so excited for my third visit here. I will definitely prepare my tummy and wear stretchable clothes. Lol! 128514

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Hannah V.
4.0 Stars

Food Coma!!! 128557128557128557

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Aj M.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Liezzy M.
3.0 Stars

Went there for late lunch (for the first time) and noted limited choices of food (as compared to dinner selections) 128533 no oysters and crabs. Even dessert has limited choices. Only saving grace were the sushi and tempura.

Probably this was due to the fact that i went there late (past 1pm). 128078 oh well, next time will stick to dinner (for buffet).

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Jerrald S.
4.0 Stars

One of the best ready to eat buffet. No need to grill or cook. Haha

I always love tempura and other Japanese dishes like maki rolls, sushi and sashimi :)

Dont forget to ask for their grilled seafoods - I THINK THAT's THE BEST!! :)

Pastas - plain. Not extraordinary

Steak - not the best, but surely still enjoyable

Pizza - not the best - but will definitely satisfy your pizza craving. Seafood pizza is what i like the most

Roasted chicken and lechon macau comes hand in hand. Dont forget the dip. Oh so yummy! :))))

"WAG TAKAW MATA - KUHAIN LANG ANG KAYANG UBUSIN" :D

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Enaj F.
5.0 Stars

We went here to celebrate a friend's birthday. Ambiance is good and servers are accomodating. Hakaw and chicken feet are amongst my favorite and mind you.. I can eat a dozen of them for my first round hahahh!! Just loving the thought of enjoying the food and your company of friends.. 128516

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