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“Tasty all-you-can-eat dinner buffet” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Somethin' Fishy

Somethin' Fishy
Eastwood City Cyberpark | E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue, Bagumbayan, Libis, Quezon City, Luzon, Philippines
(02) 421-2121
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Ranked #22 of 1,078 restaurants in Quezon City
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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“Tasty all-you-can-eat dinner buffet”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

We went here in the evening for dinner, but they also have a breakfast buffet, and probably lunch too as they seem to be open 24/7.

The all-you-can-eat dinner buffet is a mix of Japanese and Filipino food, and although mainly seafood there are other dishes as well so you can have your lechon after your sushi and fresh oysters. The place is clean, quality of the food is good, fish is fresh and prices more than reasonable by tourist standards (500 pesos / head if I remember correctly, which was about $12 or 8 Euro at the time - not including drinks).

During our visit there was live music, with the artists walking around and doing requests. Depending on your preferences, this may be a plus or minus.

Reservations normally not needed unless you come with a real big group. Senior citizens get discount. Credit cards accepted.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Manila
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“Fantastic seafood - eat all you want!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

This place is well worth visiting. The food is fantastic in cooking and presentation. Personally, I love Tempura, Maki and Sashimi and I could have as much as I wanted. There was plenty of other seafoods available also.
Deserts were also imaginative although I stuck to chocolate ice cream and resisted temptation to have Black Forest Gataeu or Halo-halo.
Surroundings are clean and functional and a wandering acoustic group of 5 provided adequate entertainment.
We will go there again and again...

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Extensive, filling good quality buffet for just P525 a head”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

I took friends to this evening buffet at this place which is open 24 hours.

Not quite knowing what to expect, I was very pleasantly surprised.

Our party included the only foreigners dining. This buffet was full of middle class locals, many in family groups.

I commenced with a large selection of quality sushi: the California rolls (called 'maki rolls' in Philippines) were especially tasty.

I then moved on to some fish skewers (excellent), some pork ('lechon'): average accompanied by some Japanese vegetables (crunchy and a new taste for Westerners).

The dessert selection was wide, including delectable mini cakes topped with tiny marshmallows, a make-your-own halo-halo station (good results) and a young male chef cooking thin crepes filled with your choice of mango, banana or other fillings. Ice cream and a sinfully decadent Black Forest cake were also on offer, as were marshallows on sticks that could be dipped in chocolate.

My friends enjoyed salmon and sashimi if I recall.

There was a quartet of musicians: OK, but lacking the tonal range of those at Alba restaurant in Quezon City.

This buffet is P425 for Monday to Friday lunch but P525 all evenings and at weekend lunch. The place opens 24 hours and offers a much cheaper (P159 I think) buffet (with a higher accent on Filipino foods) between midnight and 0600, doubtless aimed at call centre employees in the office buildings nearby who in those hours service the good ol' USA with its high time difference.

The manager of this restaurant was very competent and accommodating. The staff were pleasant.

Overall this was an excellent, if somewhat noisy, dining option comparing favourably for the price against hotel buffets that can be four times as expensive per head on a Friday or Saturday night.

There is a full bar but apart from imbibing one San Miguel Pale Pilsen, I did not avail.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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