Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Lunch Buffet at Buffet 101, SM By the Bay

Yesterday, May 27, is my birthday. And as a simple way of celebrating it, Lee, Thea and I went for a Lunch Buffet at Buffet 101.

I really wanted to try this not-so-new and popular buffet restaurant near Mall of Asia ever since. I was attracted with the great reviews I have read online, pictures on their Facebook account, their affordable rates compared to other buffet restaurants and of course, on their promise of a 5-star hotel dining experience.

3 weeks before my birth-date, I already made a reservation for 4pax, (Lunch Buffet at their MOA branch) on their Facebook account. Reservation is a must if you want to have a sure spot on the day of your visit. If you don't have a reservation, you have to wait until they have accommodated all of the guests with reservation. Also, they require a minimum of 4pax for reservations. They will reply to your message or wall post to inform you that your reservation is already noted.

Then, the day before your reserved date, they will text you for your confirmation. You need to be there on or before 11:00 AM (for lunch buffet) but not later than 11:30 AM otherwise, your reservation will be cancelled. They give a 15-minute grace period though.

We arrived a little earlier than 11:00 AM but there were already few people outside. You just have to wait for your name to be called then they will usher you to your table.

Waiting for our turn...
Buffet 101 - Buffet Rates
Buffet 101 Interior
I love their chandeliers! I think Lee and I should get one when we already have our own house. :p

We were then ushered to our table. We were seated near the dessert section!
Table no. 50 :)

And now, the star(s?) of this restaurant. ^-^
Salad Station
Different types of salad dressings are also available
I skip the salad section. I think you already know why. But Honey said that the dressing is just O-K.

Carving Station
Aside from those in the pictures, they also have other choices. But my fave are these two. Well, actually, my most favorite out of all the food I ate was the TERIYAKI SAUCE SPARERIBS. ^-^

Pasta and... I forgot. :(

Forgive me if I can't name all the dishes Buffet 101 have. They have plenty that I can't memorize everything!

Sushi Bar
Bread, Cheese and Pizza

Aside from those, they also have Crispy Pata, Tempura which is a real must-try, and more!

Cold Cuts, Seafood, Suahe
Hong Kong Ribs and Hong Kong Sausage
Unlimited Fruit Shake and DIY Halo-Halo
And of course, the dessert section! It makes you feel like a kid again! ^-^
Dessert Section. Never ever skip this section!
They also have cakes from Red Ribbon and more fruits like kiwi and dragon fruit and more desserts. Soft-drinks, Teas, Coffee, Yogurt, draft beer, juices are also free-flowing.

The staffs are nice and accommodating. The place is clean and the ambiance is really of that 5-star hotel. Food and plates are regularly and quickly replenished. The restrooms are also clean. The food were also delicious though some are not that delicious.

Over-all, it's an 8 out of 10. ^-^

If you're looking for a buffet resto near the metro and have affordable rates but good food, try BUFFET 101. They have 2 branches already, one in SM By the Bay (Mall of Asia) and another one in Robinsons Magnolia.

Another thing, they give 5% discount if you pay in cash! They also give a free gift certificate that you can use on your next visit when you dine in  group of 10.

Lastly, since it's my birthday, they gave me a weekday lunch buffet gift certificate that I can use on my next visit. Isn't it nice of them?
Thanks Buffet 101! ^-^
If it's your birthday, just present a valid ID and they'll give you a free Gift Certificate.

Thanks Buffet 101 for the wonderful gastronomic experience! ^-^

Satisfied and Happy ^-^
SM By the Bay
556-2888, 556-3888, 556-9888
Robinsons Magnolia
961-2291, 961-2926, 961-3025

Buffet Rate:
Mon-Fri Lunch P699
Mon-Fri Dinner P950
Sat Lunch P799
Sun Lunch,Sat-Sun Dinner P1050
Kids below 4.5ft are P499.
Kids below 3.5ft are free of charge.
Eat and Drink All You Can!
VAT Inclusive! No service charge!


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  2. Belated Happy Birthday! I've never dined in Buffet 101, but would love to! Someday. :))


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  4. Belated Happy birthday to you! That was a nice birthday date for you and your family. I love "eat all you can" restaurant.

  5. Hello Yhen, belated happy birthday to you! With all those food from Buffet 101, I'm sure you had a blast with your family! :) We will also be dining in there at the same restaurant in my coming birthday next week. :D

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  7. belated happy birthday :).. the place looks really cozy... i would like to try it on my next visit down there.. :).. the chandelier is really nice i bet its very expensive though..

  8. Oh! This is my happy place with my husband. We're here almost every other week. Haha! Super worth it!

  9. Buffet 101 is not going to lose its touch as one of the premier buffets in the country.

  10. I've never been to Buffet 101 kasi nasa Davao ako. When I went to the metro last month, pupunta sana kami dyan but we ran out of time. Sayang, super sulit pa naman :) I love the salad station. Worth it talaga sa price!

  11. Belated happy birthday!

    I try to shy away traveling from East to South, so it's good to know there's one at Robinsons Magnolia too! I hope the food is the same quality as that in MoA :)

  12. This is the buffet that I want and I had the same experience like in Park Inn by Radisson here in Davao. The prices are a bit expensive though but it's worth.

    Lastly, that Sushi Bar is heaven! I would love to try them all! :D

  13. Belated Happy Birthday to you girl. What a great treat you have there for your birthday, it seems you have a great time. Unforgettable memories!

  14. Belated happy birthday to you, sis! :) I'm glad you seemed to have enjoyed dining at Buffet 101 with your family. It's been a year na rin since I've last been there. Next week we'll be at Buffet 101's competitor though, Vikings XD

  15. Amazing Photos! Lovely Family :)


  16. belated happy birthday dear. I would want to try this restaurant for my birthday also. :)

  17. I would love to go here on my birthday! haha!! anyways, the place looks nice and unlimited shakes!! I guess, buffets are really in this season.. :)

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