It's no secret that we, Filipinos, love to avail of eat-all-you-can promos. Take a look at the rising popularity of Yakimix and Sambokojin where you can grill and eat all you can! Taking inspiration from the posh hotel buffets, Buffet 101 gives you hotel-like ambiance at a lower cost.
Ambiance is one thing but the main factor lies on the taste of the food. I got to admit that I was hesitant to try Buffet 101 as Mommy was able to try it and wasn't very impressed with the food. However, I still went with a tiny glimmer of hope that it may not be as bad as I was told it was given that taste is, after all, very subjective.
The highlight of my dinner though was the Grilling Station. Choose any fresh seafood available and ask them to grill it to perfection. My sister and I had a blast with the yummy grilled scallops. The only drawback is that they limit the number of scallops per head and it takes a while for this to be served to you. Since we went there on an extremely busy day, we had to personally head back to the station to guard our precious scallops. It was quite a hassle since we can't just enjoy our meal thoroughly.
Over-all, I was surprised the Buffet 101 wasn't so bad. I wouldn't mind going back for more seafoods (grilled scallops and steamed suahe) as well as the Chinese and Japanese dishes too.
Monday - Friday lunch : Php. 699
Monday - Friday dinner : Php. 950
Saturday lunch : Php. 799
Sunday lunch / Sat - Sun dinner : Php. 1,050
Buffet 101 International Cuisine is located at the 2nd level of Robinsons Magnolia, Aurora Boulevard cor Dona Hemady avenue, Quezon City. They also have a branch at the San Miguel by the Bay. Call them at 961-2291, 961-2926, 961-3025.