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“Best value for money buffet!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dad's

Dad's
Ranked #299 of 1,338 Restaurants in Makati
Cuisines: Japanese, Filipino, Asian, Sushi
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Buffet, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Melbourne, Australia
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1,505 reviews
888 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,216 helpful votes
“Best value for money buffet!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014

We have dined at Dads several times over the last few years. Generally each trip to Manila we visit Dads once. Its not gourmet, its busy but offers the best value for money buffet. Its a perfect introduction for overseas visitors to Filipino Food. The buffet has Filipino, Japanese and Western Food available and it is a very large buffet. For overseas visitors curious about Filipino Food they can try a little what on offer but there is still the backup of Japanesse and Western Food.

Some Filipino dishes one must try are Lechon and Crispy Pata. My favourite Filipino deserts include Bicol, Puto Bumbong and Babinka. There are also various meats and seafood one can elect to have cooked fresh by the chefs at the cooking stations.

There is also generally entertainment which plays from table to table whilst you dine.

This place gets very busy so make sure you book. Well worth visiting.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Makati, Philippines
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2013

This was one of the best buffet restaurants i tried with an AFFORDABLE PRICE!! It was a little bit noisy, since it was always crowded...but it was okay. The main thing is: FOOD.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank yuchengcolivia
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Bangkok
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157 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Best Buffet for the Price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013

I simply love this restaurant. This is not the Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars in Vegas, but it doesn't cost as much either. The FIlipino food is delicious, the Western food great, and the Japanese food is better than many al a carte Japanese restaurants, and certainly better than other Japanese buffets at which I have eaten. The desserts are a little weak, but who cares with all the other food to eat. Every time I eat, i am stuffed.

As an American working in SE Asia, I particularly like the fact that they have roasted turkeys along with the beef, lamb, and ham at the carving station.

I have been to two of this small chain, and this is head and shoulders better than the one in Ermita.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jonathan B
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Makati, Philippines
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nice place but too noisy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

I just got this discounted voucher online for two and so we try this Dad's Saisaki and Kamayan in Glorietta. We have with us our 11 month old baby. Since we already had a reservation we immediately got our eats when we went there. Yah you need to make advance reservations unless you are willing to wait outside like forever :)

The food selections are great. If you love Filipino dishes, Kamayan is the best. Its way better than the other Filipino buffets. My husband loves seafoods so he did try Saisaki. Well we don't have same taste buds so I did not appreciate the black miso soup (I'm not sure about the name haha) . . What we love the most is the icecream from Saisaki, super delicious. All desserts are worth trying. If you are celebrating something like birthday, anniversary etc. there is a live band who will go straight to your table and will sing for you. Sweet!!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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OC, CA
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great selection!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

Good food! Poor service. Like most people in Manila, avoided eye contact, crabby. The hostess that seats guests was friendly enough.

Visited July 2013
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