Medley Buffet

UG/F Okada Manila, New Seaside Drive, Entertainment City, Parañaque, Metro Manila

Medley Buffet
4.3
4.5 Stars

4 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 2
  • 4 stars 1
  • 3 stars 1
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 7 Reviews
  • 11 Recommend
  • 4 Reviewers
Category:
Buffet
Business Hours
Reopens: 6:00p - 11:00p
Phone
+6325555799

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 11:30a - 3:00p
    • 6:00p - 11:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:30a - 3:00p
    • 6:00p - 11:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:30a - 3:00p
    • 6:00p - 11:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:30a - 3:00p
    • 6:00p - 11:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:30a - 3:00p
    • 6:00p - 11:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:30a - 3:00p
    • 6:00p - 11:00p
  • Saturday
    • 11:30a - 3:00p
    • 6:00p - 11:00p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Parking:
Valet, Parking Lot
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Attire:
Smart Casual

Most Recent Reviews

Bella J.
5.0 Stars
7

MY 300TH REVIEW!!! FINALLY REACHED IT!!! 127881127881127881128131🏻

I purposely delayed my other reviews so I can dedicate my 300th one to my favorite person, Roby L, who's celebrating his birthday today! 10084

As one of my schemes to celebrate his birthday, we went for an early birthday dinner at Okada last night. After watching the fountain show (which was a lot shorter than I expected), we headed straight to Medley Buffet.

It hasn't changed at all since I was last here, though it was quite a bummer that they didn't serve salmon sashimi since it's one of Roby's favorites.

I liked how they've already embraced the holiday spirit since the buffet stations (especially the dessert area) were Christmas-y already.

As for the food, still a wide variety that will make you feel like you're getting value for money. The Indian station is still my favorite savory food station with the roti, naan, and the dips.

The dessert area will always be the star of this buffet and the main reason why I love coming back here. The sheer number of options will make any dessert lover super happy. I particularly love the coffee creme brûlée. I hope they serve it more frequently.

Service was great. Sometimes I'd look up from my food and I'd get surprised that the used dishes on our table were gone. Such ninja skills! Haha

Also, when I made our reservation, I was asked if there was an occasion. I answered that it was Roby's birthday dinner, though I pointed out that his actual birthday wasn't last night. Still, the birthday cake and the singing servers arrived at our table during dinner.

I know some buffets are super strict with the birthday treats and even require an ID so I appreciated this very much.

Overall, it was a great experience. We ate so much and yup, I'll definitely be back here!j

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レロン テ.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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レロン テ.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Bella J.
4.0 Stars
10

Came back to Medley Buffet last Friday for my mom's late birthday celebration. Since it was also Chinese New Year, the place was even more packed.

It was great to see that the quality and quantity of the food have been maintained since I was last here. The Indian/Middle Eastern station remains to be my family's favorite, as well as the Japanese station and the one for cold cuts and cheeses.

I personally enjoyed the dessert spread, especially the multiple choices of kakanin and other local desserts.

New additions to the buffet that were absent during my previous visit include the lechon and an appetizer that had legit crab meat and watermelon in it. I enjoyed the latter very, very much. I think I had more than 5 128518

Service, however, sort of declined. We had two instances of missing seafood. My dad loves to get crabs and shrimps and other shellfish, and then he asks to have them cooked.

The first plate he had cooked never arrived, despite the fact that a server assisted him and promised to bring the plate to the chef herself. When he went to follow up on his order, the chef said that he wasn't given any plate of seafood to cook. All was okay until my dad had another plate of seafood cooked. It arrived to our table but the plate only had shrimps and the crabs were missing. It was really odd.

But other than that, service was generally okay, especially when we asked for drinks or when our plates had to be cleared. Just not as prompt as our last visit.

Since it was Chinese New Year, weekend rates applied. Weekend lunch buffet is at Php1850 per head, while dinner is at Php2700 per head. I wasn't able to ask for their weekday rates 128517

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Bella J.
5.0 Stars
10

I believe this place is the most beautiful buffet restaurant I’ve seen in Manila thus far. 128525

Okada remains to be partially open but, aside from the famous fountain and the casino, some restaurants are ready to welcome the public as well. One of which is the Medley Buffet, which is located near the casino.

We decided to have lunch here during the long ASEAN weekend after we were informed that the restaurant has an ongoing 30% discount for the month of November. So basically what we had to pay for was Php1,200++ per head. Super sulit and definitely a steal, considering the buffet is new and the selection is bordering on the overwhelming side.

It was easy to be awed and to fall in love with the interiors of Medley the moment when stepped inside. Very, very elegant and classy with its chandeliers, high ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, marble counters. It was spacious (which is very important in a buffet restaurant) and has ample seating.

To be honest, I spent like a good five minutes or so just walking around and staring at the place. And then I spent another five minutes or gawking at the food. Here are the different areas/stations you can find:

KOREAN – Has dishes like Kimchi Jeon, Korean rice, Bulgogi, Godeungo Jorim, Samgyeopsal, and Kimchi Cabbage. It’s easy to overlook this station since it’s the farthest one. It’s located next to the hallway leading to the bathroom.

CHINESE – Right next to the Korean station. Familiar Chinese dishes like Lemon Chicken and Salt and Pepper Pork are found here. The dimsum has its own corner and among the choices available were siomai and mantao.

FILIPINO – This one’s beside the Chinese station. You can find dishes like Sinigang na Baka, Ginataang Langka, and Kalderetang Kambing. It includes a section of Filipino salads and other appetizers such as Ampalaya Salad and Kilawing Tanigue.

INDIAN/MIDDLE EASTERN – This one was a hit among members of my family because of the assorted Indian bread!!! Don’t skip out on it if you’re going to eat here. And make sure to include the sauces (cucumber raita, mint chutney, and tamarind sauce). Other choices of food include the Tandoori (you can choose between chicken and prawn), Chicken Tikka Masala, and Egg Curry.

NOODLES – For the soup, you can choose between laksa and chicken soup. For the noodles, choices are rice noodles, hofam noodles, egg noodles, bihon, and vermicelli.

WESTERN – It’s really a mix of European/North American/South American dishes. I didn’t get anything from here since they all look rather filling. Choices include Grilled Pork Belly, Seafood Paella, Moussaka, and Roasted Pork Shoulder with Rosemary Sauce

PASTA

JAPANESE – This includes the tempura station (to my dad’s delight, they refill the ebi tempura pretty quickly HAHA), traditional favorites like miso soup and gyuniku, as well as the sushi/sashimi station. The sushi and sashimi station had a variety of assorted nigiri, maki, and sashimi. HOWEVER, they don’t serve salmon sashimi for lunch. Only for dinner. 128557

SEAFOOD – Basically you choose some seafood and ask the staff to cook them for you. There were mussels, crabs, and prawns, and two other kinds I’ve never ever seen before in my life: Elephant Shells and something that the chefs called White Shells. The chef I asked didn’t remember the exact name but said they were imported.

APPETIZERS – There are stations within this station lol I’ll list them down below, including some of the choices that were available when we were there
- Salad: You can make your own salad by tossing together your choice of ingredients and dressing (raspberry vinaigrette, parmesan cheese dressing, thousand island, herb vinaigrette, etc) or you can choose from the pre-made salad (the term used was ‘composed salads’).
- Small canapes: Fish galantine, tomato mozzarella, seared tuna, etc.
- Smoked and cured fish: salmon, tuna, tanigue
- Assorted cold cuts and charcuterie: Mortadella, Coppa, etc.
- Assorted cheese: Parmesan cheese, Manchego, Gruyere, Emmental, Camembert, Brie, Tomme de Savoie, Montrachet, etc. These are served with some dried fruit, nuts, and different kinds of honey. And by different kinds, I mean Oregano, Pepper, Rosemary, Cinnamon, and Chili-flavored honeys.

DESSERTS – When it comes to any buffet, this is the first section I check. And can I just say, Medley’s dessert area nearly made me weep. It’s heaven on Earth. It’s paradise. It was such a sight to behold. My sweet tooth was happy. I very nearly skipped everything else and just ate dessert. HAHAHAHA. Here’s what you can find in this area:
- Assorted breads
- Native desserts: ginataang halo-halo, sapin-sapin, ube halaya, biko, pichi-pichi, nilupak, etc.
- Waffle and crepe station
- Fondue station
- Ice cream station (ice cream is made in house)
- Halo-halo station (complete ingredients!!!)
- Assorted fresh fruit
- Solo sized cakes such as black forest, strawberry shortcake, pandan carrot cake, fudge chocolate cake, mango cheesecake
- Apple Crumble
- Bread pudding
- Solo sized tarts such as pecan tart and fruit tart
- Assorted mallows and meringue
- Green tea cookies
- AND MANY, MANY MORE WHOSE NAMES I GOT TOO LAZY TO WRITE DOWN LOL

All of these for Php1,200++. I repeat, such a steal!!!

SERVICE: Very prompt, polite, and efficient. They’re obviously well-trained, especially communication-wise.

Another thing that caught my attention and rendered me rather happy and very amused was the comfort room. The same hi-tech stuff I saw in Japan. The bidet is built in the toilet so with just a press of a button, you have water spraying at your bum. HAHA. And you can control the water pressure and even the direction of the spray. Definitely makes using the facilities more convenient.

Will I go back? D E F I N I T E L Y. The sheer size and number of choices is overwhelming. The staff are awesome. Bathroom’s very cool. Food’s good. Do I consider this my new favorite buffet? Nawp. Peninsula's Escolta pa rin. But yes, I'll count this as part of my top 5.

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AlwaysHungryPh P.
4.0 Stars
9

It was my first time at the newest Casino in town, Okada. This ginormous structure sits in the heart of Entertainment city and currently boasts one of the largest dancing fountains in the world, the same group who made Bellagio’s in Las Vegas and Burj Khalifa’s in Dubai. We went to this complex to see that and got dinner too while we were at it.

Currently there are four dining options inside the hotel. The others are still yet to be built including a strip of restaurants around it. We found Medley, Okada’s cafe and buffet place to be the best choice at that time for it was the most affordable stop even at Php 2,700 nett.

Medley was almost like Spiral and Cafe Ilang Ilang with its spread. It had numerous stations serving different popular cuisines from all over the world. They have the usual stops from Japanese sushi, fresh seafood including lobsters, multiple cheese and bread, salad bar with cold cuts, variety of meat carvings and one of the largest selections of desserts I’ve seen anywhere in the world. They also have a Cold Stone type for ice cream and a make your own crepe corner.

When buffets are common in hotels, what impressed me most here was their impeccable service. The staff would frequent our tables and would volunteer to get food for us. It was almost like ala carte sit down dinner. For instance they got me a platter of fresh mixed sushi, complete with ginger, wasabi and soy sauce. As a token of gesture, we gave them a generous tip.

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Christina R.
3.0 Stars
7

While it might not be as big as the other buffet restaurants out there, the main attraction of this one is probably that it's right by the dancing fountains of Okada Manila.

The basics are here - salad, seafood, meat, noodles, stews, roasts, and dessert. Since I'm not a fan of buffets and I wasn't up for stuffing myself silly this visit, I only got myself some salmon sashimi and a portion of the prime rib.

Salmon was very fresh, I liked the size per piece, unlike some that make it thinner than it should be. The prime rib was tender. I liked that it was rare-medium on the chopping block, which allows one to have it grilled to their preference.

I was on a Hook oyster high and I was disappointed they didn't have any oysters. The crab legs and the scallops looked dry so I didn't bother to try that.

I like how bright it is here. The stations are amply spaced, looks fancy with their marble countertops. Every station has a crew of chefs ready to assist you. Though there weren't a lot of people when we were here last month. Maybe because people who didn't gamble just went to the fountains and that the hotel is really not fully operational yet.

Not sure how much per person cost. My Tita paid our meal with her points.

Oooh, got myself my 21st badge! - Big Boss of Buffet 128523

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