With Father’s Day just around the corner, we’re sure he’s anticipating an enjoyable day out with the family. And what better way to celebrate than by feasting on grilled favorites, rice bowls, authentic Italian food, or taking on an eating challenge? We’ve compiled a list of eat-all-you-can restaurant options around Metro Manila.
1. BITE (Buffet In Time Esplanade)
Php228/head for 1 hour (first 100 dads) for the time-based eat-all-you-can
Php488/head for Asian and Western Buffet
For Php228, BITE can very well be the most affordable buffet restaurant out there. But there’s a catch. The first 100 dads can no longer refill their plates with buffet items after one hour. For the rest of the family, they can try a more traditional offering with BITE’s Asian and Western buffet.
BITE (Buffet In Time Esplanade) is located at the 2nd floor of JT Centrale, 1686 Fugoso and Huertas Sts., Sta Cruz, Manila. For reservations, call +63 2 252-26334.
2. Sodam Korean Restaurant
If dad has a hankering for unlimited (but affordable!) pork and beef, Sodam Restaurant is just the place. It offers up to 20 options for side dishes, from potato balls, chap chae, to other fresh seafood and vegetable dishes. Tip: There’s usually a long queue outside the restaurant, and there are limited parking slots. It's best to plan where to park nearby ahead of time.
Sodam Restaurant is located at 17 Jose Abad Santos, Little Baguio, San Juan. Contact +63 2 338-3593 or +63 905 393 4190 for reservations.
3. Charaptor BBQ
Makati - Php490/head, 50% off for kids between 3 to 4.6 ft., and free for kids below 3 ft. in height
SM Mall of Asia - Php690/head (lunch), Php790/head (dinner), 50% off for kids between 3 to 4.6 ft., and free for kids below 3 ft. in height
Dads who love to grill will enjoy the unique sear, aroma and texture of charcoal barbecued meat and seafood at Charaptor. Food is freshly prepared each time, and even after Father's Day, families can continue to enjoy the grilled treats from 11 a.m. to 4 a.m. That's breakfast, lunch, dinner and a midnight snack!
Charaptor is located at Kamagong Street, Makati, and at the SM Mall of Asia. For reservations, call +63 2 542-3425, +63 927 533-5243, +63 2 330-5975 (Makati), +63 2 330-6056 (SM Mall of Asia).
4. Nomads Mongolian Bao Bar
Php555 (7 to 10 pm only)
For dads who prefer whipping up their own dinner, Nomads Mongolian Bao Bar lets them unleash their creativity with its nightly Eat All You Can DIY Mongolian bowl offering. The Taiwanese bar and restaurant also serves a host of its specialty bao concoctions and other Asian snacks such as kimcheese sticks.
Nomads is located at the ground floor of Valdecon Building, 20 Jupiter Corner Antares Street, Bel-Air Makati City. For more information, call them at +63 927 959-3437.
5. Siam Thai BBQ and Sports Bar
Php599 (nett)/head for Sunday lunch buffet
Php899 (nett)/head for weekend seafood dinner buffet
There’s nothing like beer, barbecue, and good ol’ pulutan to make any dad happy. Add a live NBA game to create the perfect Father’s Day feast. Siam Thai BBQ and Sports Bar offers hand-picked fresh meats, seafood and vegetables you can steam or grill on the spot, along with its signature Authentic Thai and Asian dishes. Ala carte items start at Php35 (yakiniku).
Siam Thai BBQ and Sports Bar is located at Pioneer Center in Pasig. Call +632 239-2866 for reservations.
6. Buona Vita Ristorante Italiano
For families living in the South of Manila and craving for an Italian Father’s Day banquet, Buona Vita Ristorante Italiano cooks up a variety of authentic pizza, pasta, stews and more every weekend for its dinner buffet. The chef, Chef Davide, has worked in a Michelin-star restaurant. Serve up a dose of Buona Vita (translates to “good life”) to the most important man in your life.
Buona Vita Ristorante Italiano is located at Unit 19, Cluster 3 @Molito Lifestyle Bldg., Muntinlupa City. For reservations, call +63 2 519-3868 or +63 917 404-5624.