Spiral

Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Roxas Blvd., CCP Complex, Pasay, Metro Manila

Spiral
4.6
4.5 Stars

271 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 196
  • 4 stars 53
  • 3 stars 18
  • 2 stars 3
  • 1 star 1
  • 312 Reviews
  • 932 Recommend
  • 271 Reviewers
Category:
Buffet
Business Hours
Open: 12:00p - 2:30p
Phone
+6325515555

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 6:00a - 10:30a
    • 12:00p - 2:30p
    • 6:30p - 11:00p
  • Monday
    • 6:00a - 10:30a
    • 12:00p - 2:30p
    • 6:30p - 11:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 6:00a - 10:30a
    • 12:00p - 2:30p
    • 6:30p - 11:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 6:00a - 10:30a
    • 12:00p - 2:30p
    • 6:30p - 11:00p
  • Thursday
    • 6:00a - 10:30a
    • 12:00p - 2:30p
    • 6:30p - 11:00p
  • Friday
    • 6:00a - 10:30a
    • 12:00p - 2:30p
    • 6:30p - 11:00p
  • Saturday
    • 6:00a - 10:30a
    • 12:00p - 2:30p
    • 6:30p - 11:00p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Parking:
Street, Valet, Parking Lot
Reservations:
Yes
Kids Menu:
Yes
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Angela Marie C.
5.0 Stars
10

In my recent stay in Sofitel Philippine Plaza, I wanted to write a separate review for the breakfast buffet experience in Spiral. I've dined here before but mostly for lunch or dinner and it has always been an awesome smorgasbord experience. 128568 But their breakfast buffet was different from other hotel buffet breakfasts I've had too. 128571

The all day dining restaurant was huge! This may very well be on the top of my list of the biggest breakfast buffet spreads. They had dishes from every cuisine! I saw they had separate stations for Chinese, Japanese, Indian, American, Italian, French and of course, Filipino! 128588๐Ÿผ There were live stations here in there. They had two omelette stations, one vegetarian for those with special dietary restrictions. 128077๐Ÿผ

Taste-wise, their food is really good. Cold food were served cold and hot food were served hot. Their food handling procedures are definitely on point. I particularly liked the Tapa from the Filipino Station. I'll always be a Silog baby. 128569 And their bacon was thin and crispy, just the way I like it! 128571 And they even had Taho! Complete with manlalako! 128569 Naloka ko, I got so excited about it! I thought he was gonna scream "Tahooo!" but sadly he didn't. 128569 He was such a conversation item, though. I think this is a very nice Pinoy touch and it added to the whole breakfast experience! 128568

The service was absolutely excellent, and I expected nothing less. This place has been a household name for buffets in the metro so I'd expect that their people contributes to that experience. They were very anticipating to guests' needs! 128568

I hope I can come back soon! 128571

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Elaine B.
5.0 Stars
10

Nothing beats Spiral. Been here several times and still looking forward into my next visits. The grandeur of the place, the variety of food selection, accommodating staff and a lot more that you can think of a superb dining experience! Worth the price, give it a try.

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Unisse C.
4.0 Stars
9

Another pigout dinner at Spiral for us (as mentioned by my sister, Bernisse C) for another sister's birthday celebration! 127881127874

I've mentioned their various stations in my previous review so I won't go through all of them again. 128514

My love for kimchi jjigae (stew) is always quenched whenever I dine here because they have this in their Korean station. They labeled it as soybean stew since there's no kimchi in the stew, but it's pretty spicy ๐ŸŒถ (That's what I'm after!!)

Their Korean dishes change pretty often but they have the basic side dishes available too, like kimchi! 10084๏ธ Tonight they had the cold kimchi, and a cooked kimchi dish as well.

They also have a variety of dimsum available, but at around 9:30PM their siomai ran out. 128532 So when one of my sisters wanted more, she didn't get to have any anymore.

I loved their sushi section for that night! Other than the regular salmon and tuna sashimi the maki rolls, they had chicken katsu temaki and a blowtorched salmon sushi drizzled with Japanese mayo. 128525 I hope they serve this always!!

They had something different today in the Japanese section: oden!! 128525 I'm a fan of Japanese food so I got a bowl hehe! 128541

The cheese and cold cuts station is one of my faves. I always get the brie! 128513 Plus some meat and eat it with the bread they place on the table at the very beginning. 128077๐Ÿผ

In the teppan station, it seems to expand every time I visit... before I remember they only had beef and shrimp. Now they have beef, porkloin, dory, shrimp and even cuttlefish! But I only got the beef and dory. 128541

In the pasta section, I wanted to get the truffle ravioli like during our last visit but they didn't have it anymore today. Instead they had a seafood ravioli which had salmon. The ravioli itself was okay, but their cream sauce was so salty! 128528 For the night, this was probably the biggest disappointment. 128546

For dessert, they have mini cakes, chocolate truffles, gummies, 3 chocolate fountains, fruits and Filipino faves like bibingka, halo-halo. 128077๐Ÿผ

You can also request for tea and coffee included in the buffet. 128077๐Ÿผ

Overall, the visit was great except for the salty pasta sauce. 128533 Still one of my favorite buffets!! 128525

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Bernisse C.
5.0 Stars
10

It was my sister's 21st birthday last night and our family has this weird habit of always dining at buffets whenever our birthdays come up. But I'm not complaining because why should I? 128055 The last picture is our family photo. The birthday celebrant is the one wearing glasses. Unisse C and I stand beside our dad and the youngest in our family sits beside our celebrant.

I don't know where to begin with this review since this place has a very wide range of food selections. Spiral has 21 dining stations including Japanese, Thai, Filipino, Chinese, Korean, Indian, French, Seafood, Rotisserie, Pastries, Chocolatier, Italian, salad, cheese and deli, etc. For me, Spiral is one of the best buffets in the Philippines because of its wide food selections, ambiance, and service. I'll try to be as detailed as possible to give my honest review on this. I'll go through the stations as how you would eat a normal meal: appetizer, main, and dessert.

SALAD STATION 127813
Spiral offers a wide variety of salads. They have those ready made salads kept in small jars for your convenience or you can make your own with their fresh ingredients.

CHEESE AND DELI ๐Ÿง€
This cheese and deli room is heaven for most people. I've never seen so much cheese in my life! Name any cheese to the server inside and he probably has it somewhere inside that room. They also have lots of cured meet inside which I love combining with their cheese. If you're not a fan, you can also pair your cheeses with their jams. Let me tell you tho, the smell can be a little bit intimidating. 128586

SUSHI AND MAKI 127843
Because of a bad past experience with raw food, I don't usually eat sushi. But I decided to give it another try and the fresh salmon from Spiral did not disappoint. They also have fresh tuna for those who prefer it. Their sushi does not have that smelly taste but instead, was very fresh. They have this blow-torched salmon maki topped with Japanese mayo which was amazing. Loved it! But don't get too much of the maki because you can get filled up with rice.

CHINESE ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ
For Chinese, you can start with Dimsum. They're dimsum is pretty good but not the best. What I love here is their noodle 127836 and duck station. Customize your noodle soup with fresh egg noodles or sotanghon + fish balls and meat balls + veggies + laksa or chicken broth or both. My personal favorite is their laksa and I've never once not eat this when I visit spiral. The roasted duck wrap is actually something you can find at any Chinese restaurant but it's good for me.

JAPANESE ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต
I love their teppan station. I always get their beef while my sister loves their shrimp. The beef is really tender and the shrimp is very fresh. The can sometimes be skimpy with their butter sauce but when you personally ask the chef to add more, he'll be gladly to. Aside from teppan, they also have the usual tempura and katsu dishes. They also serve Japanese rice, miso soup and oden.

PASTA AND FOIE GRAS 10084๏ธ
This has to be my favorite station. They usually change their foie gras dishes every time i visit. But my favorite way to eat it is to have it pan seared and drizzled with their balsamic sauce served with diced peaches. (too bad I don't have a good photo of this128546) Because of this particular station, I feel that I get my money's worth for dining here. Their pasta can be bland sometimes but their raviolis are quite good so I suggest you get that instead.

FILIPINO and KOREAN ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
These two stations, for me, are nothing special. I can get better quality dishes from other restaurants. They actually serve different dishes every time I visit so sometimes there are good ones and some just average.

ROTISSERIE
I used to love this station but when they took out the lamb chops, I had to say goodbye to it. Lamb shoulder is still available but I prefer lamb chops. They also have U.S. prime rib, roasted beef and other meat selections but I'm just not a fan of those cuts.

SEAFOOD ๐Ÿฆ€
Crab, shrimp, oysters, salmon, etc. You can request the chefs there to cook them according to your preference. But as far as the taste and selection goes for seafood, I won't recommend it too much. Fresh buffet of Solaire is so much better if it's seafood we're talking about.

DESSERT 127848127856127854127853127851127850
I love everything about their desserts. From the gummies to the pastries and truffles and cookies and chocolates and gelato. They also have filipino delicacies like halo halo and bibingka. My favorites are their macarons, gummies, halo halo, creme brรปlรฉe and gelato. The macarons and cookies run out way too fast so better grab some and reserve it on your table as soon as the buffet opens. 128521 I love their salted caramel gelato so much that I drank the melted portions as well. It's not too sweet because you can definitely taste that salty, bitter flavor that I really like. It has the right balance of salty and sweet. Most salted caramel ice creams/ gelato I've tried tasted like caramel only. Plus, their gelato are really light so having 3 scoops will not make you feel guilty. So this gets 5/5 for me 128149

For the service, the servers were attentive and friendly. The ambiance of this place was great too. It definitely has that candle light dinner feeling to it. I really do love this place 10084๏ธ

A tip when eating at buffets is to try those that you feel you would like in small quantities first so that you're sure not to waste any food or space in your tummy 128523

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Ria L.
5.0 Stars

who would not want to try the variety of cheese at spiral sofitel? I love love the taste and the setting is so picturesque! ๐Ÿง€๐Ÿง€๐Ÿง€

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Elise C.
5.0 Stars
7

Aside from Shangri-la's Circles cafe, Spiral is one of my all time favorite! Loved it even more when they renovated.

Don't forget to visit they charcuterie section because theres definitely a wide selection of cheeses and meat there. The one who manages the section is very accommodating and well-knowledged about the cheeses.

Also, dont miss their foie gras!! You can either order it by plate for sharing or just get the prepared ones with canapes.

***Will always remember my experience there during this year's Valentines day! They served foie gras w/ mushroom ravioli and it was just too good. There were also escargots!

You're also lucky if they serve the sushis with pink toppings (don't know the name, but definitely good).

Dessert is always the best part of our meals!! Rum Baba is a must try (!!!!!!!!).

Service, as usual, is impeccable! Love love love this place. The only downside of it is the beef. Shangri-la serves a larger portion and meat is more tender. Although Spiral has a wider selection!

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Julie L.
5.0 Stars
9

My older sister celebrated her birthday there. *Promo* birthday celebrants are free as long as they are with 3 full paying customers and they can avail it 3 days before and 3 days after their birthday.

There were various cuisines to choose from. They offer Japanese, French, Chinese, Italian and Filipino dishes. I might have forgotten the others because it was a bit overwhelming with an array of food selections. Not to mention almost all kinds of cheese and dried meat that goes well with their different kinds of wine.

I particularly died because of their chocolate booth. 128565 cause I'm a sucker for chocolates with nuts and they were serving it there. Yuum!!

We were all full and weren't able to eat dinner that day. 128514

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Trina H.
5.0 Stars
4

THE BEST HOTEL BUFFET THERE IS IN MANILA!

Gosh will I ever get tired of Spirals? I guess not! Worth it for its price (PHP2,000+ I think? More or less.

Thank God for the cheese selection, ambiance plus the freshest Salmon Sashimi!

Worth the 1.5 hour drive! HA HA HA!

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Midz S.
4.0 Stars
8

Nothing more to say about this place! Everyone already knows Spiral. Went here on a Monday lunch (for my bday celebration). Let me just share with you photos of what I ate and loooved and what to find in this buffet.

Just note that when you visit Spiral, try their steak (of course) and their cheeses (will come back for this. I wasn't able to try it but I heard it's good!). For dessert, I loved their hazelnut ball (check the photo. I ate a lot of those.)

Definitely coming back for more! You know, when my budget permits 128514

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Jonathan Y.
4.0 Stars

In terms of food choices, I don't think any hotel can match the enormous amount of food that Spiral has. They have rib eye, lobsters, caviar, and good chinese dishes on a Saturday lunch. No wonder they are always jam packed.

My only concern is that the service is not that good anymore. I felt that the chef was hesitant to cook the prawns and lobsters since they have the cooked portion. You're a 5 star hotel with the most expensive buffet rate. Show us 5 star service please.

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Crissy B.
5.0 Stars

Recently celebrated my sister's univ graduation here since we came from PICC, and Spirals definitely lived up to the hype! My favorites were the meats, the foie gras, and the noodles from the Chinese section. I also loved the desserts, especially the cookies! Was able to sneak some home 128514128514

Prices are really steep though, so maybe we'll go back on another really special occasion HAHA.

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Denise Q.
4.0 Stars

What greater way to spend time with family than in a buffet! 128061

We had our table booked for a celebratory dinner buffet for my family for my brother's graduation & Father's Day!

And of course, here's my appetizer plate with a generous amount of foie gras and a couple of other siders.

As always, main course dishes and desserts were delish!

Fathers were given a complimentary cakes (for members), and some vanity packs for Kiehl's. Good experience as always, Sofitel!

Fast forward to almost closing time, our tummies are on full tank and I just knew my family was happy - and that's what makes my heart flutter whenever I come home. 10084๏ธ

Cliche as it may sound, but I'm indeed #blessed. 128521

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Ronny D.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Norman Lester T.
4.0 Stars
10

Wide variety of good food, elegant furnitures, classy ambiance, and exceptional customer service are to be expected at Spiral. It is one of the best buffet restaurants in the Metro. They offer one of a kind gastronomic experience.

Spiral has 21 dining ateliers. Rotisserie, French Stove, North Indian, Thai, Filipino, La Boulangerie, Chocolaterie, and La Patisserie to name a few. I personally liked the Japanese area, as I love salmon sashimi. Super fresh! I also liked their choices of sushi/makis. I also tried their lamb meat, and I loved it. You want seafood? They have lots of it. I loved how big their crabs and shrimps were. Super filling! I would not enumerate all the food I had last night but this I tell you - I'm very sure they offer at least a little of everything for everyone's satisfaction.

I would like to give emphasis to their dessert. I loved everything. From the gummy bears to the toffees, to their huge selection of chocolates, to their gelato. Their matcha gelato to be exact. I had 4 scoops. I like it best when I put pistachio nuts on my gelato. They also have a halo-halo section.

Of course, one's visit at Spiral wouldn't be complete without the cheese room experience. I thought ako na ang pinaka-cheesy sa aming magbabarkada, pero grabe 'to. Cheese overload. Tagalong para intense. Mas dama. Lol. 128584

I was surprised that I cannot take pictures here. I mean food pictures. So while I'm happily checking the cheese room, I opened my camera and tried to snap some photos. Then suddenly, the cheesemonger said to me politely that it's not allowed there. 128549 It really saddened me. But he did not ask to delete one photo that I took. But it was blurred, huhu. 128555 So anyway, I thought I just can't take pictures in the cheese room, so I had the chance to photograph the food in the other stations especially in the La Boulangerie. But when I was trying to take a photo of the pizza in the I-forgot-the-section, the staff told me again that taking photos is not allowed based on their policy. 128546 So I stopped. I stopped taking photos of any food after that. I just enjoyed eating, and conversing with my friends. We talked about Brexit, as it's trending and might affect my work. Hello, OTs! Lol.

P.S. The experience I had at Spiral is still top-notch. I really loved the ambiance and their service.

P.S.S. But why do I see a lot of photos in the cheese room? Lol. 128546128546128546

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Chieo O.
5.0 Stars
5

Maximizing my Accor card on a 3 nights stay at Sofitel, are 4 days of looking forward to an everyday Breakfast Buffet at Spiral's 128522 Since it's the longest buffet in Manila, my strategy was to just concentrate on a specific area per day, and it's hard to focus between eating and taking pics hehehe 128518

Well what can I say the selections are endless and the tummy is full 12852210084๏ธ I love their detox fruit juices and shots, pretty much guiltless enough to wash away all the bacon, eggs, cheeses and all those energy packed carbs 128522 There's also healthy choices of salads and salmons, as well as chinese noodle soups and dimsum! The pinoy selections are well cooked and I akso kept going back for the tocinos and tapas 12852210084๏ธ There's almost something for every craving to be satisfied & we still haven't conquered the desserts, ice cream and crepes that abound 12852210084๏ธ As long as I am satisfied with my selected favorites, it's already a great deal for me.... Good mood with good food to start the day right 12852210084๏ธ

Whatever time of the day, a moment at Spiral's is always 10084๏ธ10084๏ธ10084๏ธ128522

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Sir Castro A.
5.0 Stars

This place is like heaven. It's amazing.

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Unisse C.
5.0 Stars
7

Spiral, for me, is one of the best hotel buffets in the Metro. They have a wide range of food choices and the service is quite good. Although dining here will burn a hole through your wallet if you don't have any discounts or avail of any of the promos they offer.

Before, I was able to get a deal at MetroDeal I think for a weeknight dinner buffet. But if you know anyone with an Accor Plus membership card, then it would be a good thing. 128521

I won't enumerate all the available cuisines they have since it might take me forever to write, and for you to read, this review. I'll just mention my favorites. 128513

Cheese & Deli section ๐Ÿง€
I love this separate room in Spiral, though be warned, entering will challenge your sense of smell. 128586 They have a lot of cheese and cured meat available for you to mix and match. A good place to start. 128077๐Ÿผ

Noodle station 127836
Fresh egg noodles with a mix of the chicken and laksa broth plus some veggies and fish balls always quench my craving for noodles and laksa. I enjoy their laksa here in Spiral, which is quite strong. So sometimes I request to have it mixed with their plain chicken broth which gives it a lighter taste.

Pasta & Foie Gras
They usually place foie gras beside the pasta station and how they serve foie gras changes from time to time. However, you can actually request for a plate of foie gras with some balsamic sauce and peaches. During this visit though they didn't have the peaches. 128546

As for the pasta, I recently discovered they have two types of ravioli! I'm not sure if this has been here for quite sometime already. 128514 They have spinach ravioli with ricotta cheese and a truffle ravioli with cream cheese. 128561 I loved the truffle ravioli!!!! 128525 It was creamy and you can really taste the truffle goodness.

Japanese Teppan station
I used to love the beef teppan here because the meat was really tender and they weren't shy with the amount of butter they used for cooking. But nowadays, I rarely get some anymore. The beef's a bit too tough. 128546 The shrimp's still pretty fresh though. 128077๐Ÿผ

Dessert station
They have so many different desserts! Our favorite here are the macarons, chocolate truffles, halo-halo and the ice cream. The macarons run out fast, so to be able to have some, you need to get some when the buffet opens. 128513

Overall, Spiral still has one of the best buffets in Manila, and also a wide range of food choices! 128525

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Jason R.
1.0 Stars

Very inconsiderate on pregnant women. Rude staff on approaching guests. Ignorant servers on our questions. All they care about is making money since they are one of the most pricey overrated buffet in the metro.

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April H.
5.0 Stars

Meet my new best friend-- Manong Taho!!!10084๏ธ

I have realized that I really do get the same thing in breakfast buffets. I usually go for crunchy bacon, salty tapa, very garlicky rice, flaky croissants, orange juice and I am set... If you have a taho station, I'm one happy girl already! But if Manong Taho is physically present with his fare, I become the elated person waving non-stop and jumping up and down on her seat... Yes, that was me for the past two days and I already made a date with kuya tomorrow morning too...

I have been one happy camper at the Cheese Room for the past two days... Yes, cheese, salami, pastrami and gherkins made it to my breakfast plate... I have also discovered the yogurt bar during my last visit at Spiral and I was able to whip up some crazy variant of yogurt yesterday... I have not gone as far as eating ice cream for breakfast, but I have asked the staff to let me put the oranges in the squeezy machine...

I have also met Ralph, one absolutely excellent waiter at La Veranda (best place to have breakfast at Spiral, trust me)... He has entertained us with stories of his training and experiences with various guests thru the years. He is such a gem and truly a consummate professional!

The classy ambience, dizzying array of delicious food, and the warm service definitely make Spiral the best buffet in the metro. Plain and simple.128077๐Ÿป

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Divine C.
5.0 Stars

Best buffet place in Manila!!! Their cookies are amazing.

Went there to meet friends but had to get breakfast as well because a friend wanted to and the second person will get 50% off of her meal.

Such a big breakfast selection! Particularly loved the beef tapa. The bread pudding was also good.

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