Sambo Kojin

1/F Eastwood City Walk 1, E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave. (C5), Eastwood City, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Sambo Kojin
4.1
4.0 Stars

78 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 28
  • 4 stars 31
  • 3 stars 14
  • 2 stars 5
  • 1 star 0
  • 83 Reviews
  • 125 Recommend
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Category:
Buffet
Business Hours
Reopens: 6:00p - 10:00p
Phone
+6324210145

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 5:30p - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 5:30p - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Most Recent Reviews

Gharie O.
5.0 Stars

I always love this place.. My favorite is the Korean Cuisine and how we can grill the meat by ourselves. Great for Team parties.

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Muffy T.
4.0 Stars
10

This branch is cleaner, brighter, and more organized now. They rearranged the buffet area and added more kinds of food. They now have a katsu area, meat carving station, and a bigger dessert selection. The quality of food has improved as well from my last visit a few months ago.

Alec C ate for free so suuuper sulit 128517

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Nicole Claire C.
4.0 Stars

800 plus for a lunch buffet with unli drinks (weekends price). Disappointed with their sushi and ramen but i like their raw station coz you'd be able to cook your own food and the meat are tasty.

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Kat L.
5.0 Stars

I love sambokojin Eastwood, they were very attentive, kind, and organize. Unlike other buffet like something's fishy, parang mauubusan Mga Tao! Well peace to those 9996️.

We had dinner last night after hearing mass, I did not plan to eat here but due to my "frequent dining card" I feel like I need to use it for a one free buffet. So son and I decided to come as walk-in! Good thing we came early cause we don't have reservation.

Here's what I ate. For a buffet eater I think I overcome eating less. Just ate grilled shrimp with calamansi and salt with vinegar, one of the reasons I love to dine here it's because they have "vinegar" haha weird but other branches doesn't have so very frustrating Pag walang suka Tapos may shrimp!

Besides they don't mind sharing a bottomless drinks. And if something you like get out of stock, just ask the crew they were very happy to give you full plate of refill! Always ask if u have a request, like I always ask for a sunny side up egg. And shabu shabu soup. Hindi Kc naka display other mistaken that they don't have, I recommend to just ask! 128522

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Casey D.
5.0 Stars

Had our dinner here for my brother-in-law's birthday. Taking opportunity of its birthday promo. Haha we were four so we only paid for 3pax as the birthday celebrant ate for free.
I really love their salmon sashimi. Ohhh lalalala 128588 they also offer different meat you can grill. Personal fave is their thinly sliced beef and the bacon-wrapped cheese. Last time I ate there, they dont have it. So I got curious and tried one. And OHMYGOLLY, i immediately returned to the meat area and got myself like 10pcs. Haha the bacon is soooo yummy and the cheese? I love it!!!! The kamameshi rice is also a fave. Wasnt able to taste the cooked viands as I was concentrating on grilling. Hahaha Some of the beef, though marinated in diff sauce, tasted the same. Hahaha other meat also tasted bland, but dont worry as they offer several sauce you can use.
The staffs were nice and very attentive. Im also amuse whenever they sing for bday celebrants. They are full of energy. Hihi went home with a big smile and tummy.

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Gj A.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Lark C.
4.0 Stars

Year-end Team Lunch held today since for some this is their last working day for the year. Hooray!

It was my first time to dine at Sambokojin. The waiting area looks kind of boring, but still I prefer it than the waiting area of Vikings and Buffet101. At least in here, it's indoor with comfy seats.

I loved the buffet area - clean, well organized food and warm and accomodating staff.

Of course, first stop -- salmon sashimi. Yummy!

I was kind of baffled because of the many soup choices. I love soup. Very much. Ended trying their sukiyaki and miso soup. Good choices.

Enjoyed the cooking experience -- I got the raw food, and my officemate handled  the cooking. Ayos!

Weekday Special Lunch Rate is only 599php, plus 90php for unlimited drinks.

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Mickey S.
4.0 Stars

Sambo Kojin is a great Japanese BBQ place with a touch of Korean influence. (Or is it the other way around?) To be honest, I was a little confused about how Japanese BBQ differed from Korean BBQ and still kinda am, but I am not confused about what tastes good.

I have to say this place was really, really good! It had everything I was looking for - good food, quick and nice service, and affordable buffet rate. (Php699 - lunch; Php799 - dinner)

The restaurant allows guests to experience a wide variety of offerings, including the following: 

Assorted Maki and Sushi
Tempura (Ebi, Vegetable, Kani)
Katsudon
Korean-style Fried Chicken
Gyoza
Takoyaki
Ramen
Bulgogi
Desserts (Ice Cream, Cakes, Cupcakes, etc.)
and more...

You can get any type of meat you want, from chicken, to fish, to pork, to steak to shrimp, and the list goes on (lots of different flavors and marinates). The variety of Banchan was good, and I was pleased that they had my beloved Kimchi. 

In general, the meat was pretty good. There was a clear difference between the US Marinated Beef and the Teriyaki Marinated Beef even though they were the same cut of meat. It was, however, hard to differentiate between the marinated meats since they all looked the same (adding labels would be helpful, imo).

To top the meal off, we had ice cream and cake for dessert. They were delicious but I was ready to keel over and pass out after! It does get crowded so try coming around 11:00am - 12:00nn-ish. The restaurant is cozy; although ventilation is good, still be prepared to leave smelling like BBQ.

The service was impeccable! Staff was very welcoming from the moment we stepped in. They all worked as a team helping each other out to provide us with great, quick and friendly service. We were asked often if we needed anything and they changed our grill at least once. It was great to see such team work in the pursuit of customer satisfaction! 

Overall, a very good meal for a decent price. I would do it again, minus the Kamameshi rice! 128513128514

TIP: BBQ the marinated meats last, because the grill will get all smokey and crusty afterwards. Unless you WANT to smell like BBQ for weeks after?

Cheers,
Mickey

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Divine C.
3.0 Stars

Been here twice with family. Both visits were good. We liked the meat choices that we cooked on the table. The other cooked food were also good- less choices compared to Vikings, but I was actually after the "cook your own" bbq so it was a non issue. My issue was the desserts--- the pastries probably came from an outside Bakeshop. I didn't like them at all. I can make better brownies.

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Earl M.
2.0 Stars

Sambo Kojin has an extremely limited selection of food. Buffet places being as accessible and varied now in the Metro, it's easy to compare the quality of the food and the hospitable ambience delivered by the staff. Right off the bat, for the price, I would highly recommend Niu or Vikings as better alternatives especially for those bingeing on their carb cycling, gym-muscle building cheat days. Sambo Kojin is a grill-your-food buffet place that's touted to be smokeless thanks to their special table grills for cooking. It's quite the experience if you're out to cook meat with friends and the grillable food is definitely lightyears ahead than what Yakimix feeds you, which drowns you with unhealthy lard+starch food (e.g. squidballs and the like).

For the prepared dishes, the Japanese sushi and sashimi counter has been given much attention and replenishment is quick enough. The selection is limited, but really, you can only present raw seafood in a number of ways. I've noticed that there were no sea urchins, crabs or lobsters, however.

The dishes are of oriental theme, Korean and Japanese mostly, none of the Chinese dishes. Despite this fact, I found myself surprised that the dishes were mostly OILY and fried, traits usually attributable to Chinese food. The grilled dishes are too saucy, damp or brine filled that the meat in the dishes haven't absorbed the flavor enough. It seems the outer layers of the meat are bathed with flavor but the insides are the same bland protein. A whole table of fried tempura and furai (breaded and fried, more starch to fill your belly up quick) awaits you with meat not really as big as the breading that envelops them (yes more starch, I felt like I was eating fastfood, loads of carbs thanks to starch).

The dessert table is perhaps the most disappointing. There's not much to choose from and while there are "flavors", there's just one theme, overcharged sweetness and sugar, that overpower any other taste, whether it be chocolate, coffee, tiramisu, etc. No exotic flavors to tingle your taste buds here, a spoonful of sugar on your tongue is a more apt illustration of how it was.

As for the service, we paid in cash. We handed the payment to the manager or some senior supervisor who seemed to have forgotten to give us our receipt after we waited for 15 minutes. All the while as we waited, we were assessing our desire to give a tip, which apparently never happened anyway since he never really came back to give us the receipt. He was downstairs monitoring some handyman who was fixing the door, as we exited the place. If you're familiar with the gracious and super courteous service of Vikings staff who seemingly know no end to their apologies and greetings as you cross paths, get ready to be shocked as waiters walk around like alpha males in their houses coarsely addressing you and unapologetically going about their business as they shoulder bump you. I encourage curious reviewers and food bloggers to observe Nat Geo style as waiters take requests and cooly walk away flipping trays and strut like they were in their neighborhoods lording it up and feeling hassled by customers making requests. I was getting some ice cream and this one waiter couldn't wait to replace an empty jar, even as I was there. He literally rushed me back to my table. Waitresses were eager enough to ask for our drinks and were uber efficient with filling our glasses with water, even when we've barely sipped halfway, but weren't considerate enough to give us some tissue. Overall a tolerable buffet experience, mostly for the great selection of grillable raw food, but not much to expect from the cooked dishes.

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Eldrin C.
3.0 Stars

There's a variety of food to cook from Japanese spiced meats and seafoods to the spicy Korean mix. A combination of Korean and Japanese foods is great. I'm just a little disappointed because the set of desserts doesn't have any cheesecake in it but the chocolate cake was good. Drinks are separated from the buffet rates so you have to add some cash if you want some drinks. Cheers to their crew for always bringing smiles and good vibes to their customers!

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An J.
5.0 Stars

Grilling Beef, Salmon, Chicken and Pork.It is so good.

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An J.
5.0 Stars

Tempura and Tamago Plate

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An J.
5.0 Stars

Beef and Seafood Plate to cook

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An J.
5.0 Stars

Sushi Plate

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Trina H.
5.0 Stars

For PHP750, you will enjoy their lunch buffet wherein they offer Japanese and Korean grilled stuff. Then for dessert, have some Green Tea ice cream with crushed Grahams! Yuuuuuum! 128523

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Nins A.
4.0 Stars

I like the food they serve but they can improve on the cleanliness especially of the comfort rooms.

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Gely B.
3.0 Stars

I thought it was OK.

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Miss Tala I.
2.0 Stars

Id rather for Yakimix.

Ambiance is 128078

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Erica G.
3.0 Stars

I heard this restaurant was a great place for meat-eaters, but even their seafood and sushi was good. Despite the food being great, there was something about the ambiance that wasn't so conducive to eating. Maybe it's because we were so far from the buffet area? Maybe because the place was a little cramped? Still racking my mind about it >_<

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