Price: Php 788+ / person
Daniela: This restaurant features your favorite Filipino dishes with a twist. From pica pica to salads; from seafood to meat cooked in all ways possible; from silogs, pandeninis, to desserts; it's all fit for the Filipino taste. Chef Laudico also added a twist to his pizzas to give it a Filipino drive. They have this A La Carte All You Can menu where you could order whatever you want, as much as you want for a fixed price, all the while seated down. Yup, it's a sit-down buffet.
Price: Php 538/person (weekdays-lunch); Php 638/person (weekdays-dinner); Php 688 (weekends and holidays)
Daniela: YakiMix is an eat-all-you-can Japanese/Korean/Chinese cuisine where you get to grill your food by yourself. It offers raw meat and seafood, all marinated with YakiMix special sauces with the convenience of grilling it at your own table. The grill is smokeless, so no worries of smelling like food when you leave. They have a long section for sushi and other East Asian dishes.
Price: Approx. Php 1335 - Php 2216 per head
Daniela: HEAT by EDSA Shangri-La serves Asian and Continental dishes in a resort-like environment. It is highly suggested you make a reservation in advance to avoid long waits upon arrival. From cold cuts, to bread, to sushi, to Peking duck, to dimsum, to sushi, to Mediterranean, to Filipino, to arrays of desserts, you will never run out of options when you're at HEAT. Yes, the choices are impressive and overwhelming, but the trick is to get as little of everything so you'll still have enough space in your tummy for more.
Price: Approx. Php 1670 Lunch (Monday-Saturday); Php 2026 Brunch (Sunday); Php 2008 Dinner (Sunday-Thursday); Php 2272 Dinner (Friday-Saturday)
Anna: I would say that Circles would be HEAT's fancier and more expensive cousin. From the wide selection of fresh seafood, served as sushi, sashimi, or still in its shell, to its various roasted meats that are hung on display for everyone to savor with their eyes, Circles oozes elegance. That's probably why their dress code is a strict smart casual. My recommended area to go back for a second plate would be the Indian section because their chicken tandoori, lamb, and curries are deemed to be very authentic. Like any other buffet, you should only go here at most once a year to preserve its glory and magnificence.
Price: Php 589 (Weekdays - lunch); Php 669 (Weekdays - dinner); Php 699 (Weekends - lunch and dinner)
Kim: This buffet offers a wide variety of cook-it-yourself meat and seafood that have a Japanese twist. The food is okay; although, out of all the times that I have been to this restaurant for the past year (and that is A LOT), the menu never changed. It can be a bit boring after a few trips. If you're not a big fan of smelling like food at the end of your date or your family dinner, or if you don't really know anything about cooking (like knowing whether the meat's cooked or not to making your own sauce), this might not be the restaurant for you.
Price: Php 688+ (Weekdays - lunch); Php 888+ (Weekdays - dinner); Php 1088 (Weekends and Holidays - lunch and dinner)
Kim: I CANNOT tell you how many times I have eaten in this restaurant. When my family first knew about the restaurant a few years back, they went a little too overboard with celebrating almost every party in this lovely buffet. I understand why because of the broad options ranging from Asian to American to European. The steak is GREAT and the dessert is even better, I recommend trying their puto-bumbong (IT'S. THE. ABSOLUTE. BEST.) I love that they have really good soup in the Japanese and Chinese sections, and have more than enough options for beverage (e.g. beer, juices, sodas). If you haven't visited the place, you should try celebrating your birthday there because you get your money's worth and they have an amusing way of greeting the birthday guest.
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