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9 Cheap buffets in Cebu under Php400

There are many cheap buffet places in Cebu City, if you just know where to look. We have compiled a list of affordable unli-eats for you to browse.

Ever had days when you have cravings so insatiable that not a quick trip to the convenience store or to a fast food restaurant can fix? I don’t know about you, but we certainly did.

Lucky for us, we know exactly where to wolf down food to our hearts’ content without hurting our wallets. Cebu City has so many buffet restaurants that are budget-friendly and easily accessible. For under Php500, you can eat ‘til you drop and come back as regularly as you would like because they’re affordable and gastronomically delightful.

Here are the top 10 cheap unli eats in Cebu under Php400:

Cabalen

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Cabalen is an all-Filipino buffet restaurant that specializes on Kapampangan food. They are famous for their different versions of sisig, Pritchon, and bringhe (Pampanga’s version of paella.) They also serve appetizers, main dishes, and desserts – all this for Php298 on all days, both lunch and dinner. 

Cabalen is located at the Lower Ground Floor, Mountain Wing, SM Seaside City Cebu, SRP (South Road Properties). They are open daily 10AM – 9PM.

Mako Barato Meals

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For Php299, you will get unlimited pork belly, Chicken Inasal, Sisig, baked scallops, lumpia, butterfly squid, Wak-Wak (chicken) wings, and chicken bites at Mako Barato Meals. They also serve (not unlimited) grilled shrimps for Php150 per serving. Special offers are available on weekends for different prices with unlimited rice and more inclusions.

Mako Barato Meals is located at MJ Cuenco, SRP — across Malacanang sa Sugbo or Plaza Independencia.  They are open daily from 3PM to 10PM daily.

Joven’s Grill

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Joven’s Grill is a buffet restaurant that offers a variety of dishes – Filipino, American, Chinese and Japanese food. The real treat about Joven’s – you can go international for such an affordable rate of only Php299 per head. 

At Joven’s, you can also enjoy unlimited drinks – either soft drinks or juices of your own choice. For the health conscious, they offer salads and fruits.

Joven’s Grill is located at G/F Parkmall, Ouano Ave., Mandaue City. They are open daily from 11AM to 8:30PM.  

Chik Chow

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Chik Chow Food Express Buffet is a Chinese-Filipino buffet restaurant is perfect for lone dining and group gatherings. They specialty dishes are unique because they are personally curated by the owner of the restaurant. The name of the restaurant is a combination of name of the owner’s son Buchik and the term “chow” meaning to eat. The actual restaurant is the ancestral home of the Lims, hence its homey aesthetic.

For only Php320, you will get an unlimited serving of around 14 dishes, two rice variants, two desserts, and two options of bottomless drinks – iced tea or lemonade. 

Chik Chow is located along 316 – C General Maxilom Avenue, Kamputhaw, Cebu City. They are open from 11AM – 2PM for lunch and 6PM – 10PM for dinner. 

Patio Isabel

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One thing that sets Patio Isabel apart from the other restaurants in this list are their beautiful Spanish interiors, giving your dining experience here a nostalgic touch. For Php240, you will get an unlimited serving of classic and home-cooked Filipino dishes. Must try: Bistek and Kare-kare! Tagalog are their must-try dishes.

Patio Isabel is located at J. Panis Street, Banilad, Cebu City . They are open for lunch 11AM – 2PM and for dinner 6PM – 9:30PM.

Tongs Seafood Buffet

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Tongs Seafood Buffet is a seafood buffet restaurant famous for their unlimited crabs, shell, scallops, and oysters. They also serve pork, chicken, soup, fruits, kinilaw, desserts, and free drinks for those who avail of their buffets. The best part? You get all these for Php359 per head – true value for money when you’re having a terrible craving for seafood.  

Tongs also accommodates special events for birthday celebrations, baptismal and other occasions. To get there, take a short walk from SM City Cebu to St. Joseph Parish then ride a 03A jeepney to F. Cabahug. Get off at Sarrosa Hotel, then walk to Tongs Seafood Buffet. Their exact address is F. Cabahug Street, Mabolo, Cebu City. They are open at 11AM – 2PM for lunch and at 6PM – 10PM for dinner. 

Ding Qua Qua Dimsum House

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Ding Qua Qua Dimsum offers unlimited dimsum for an unbelievably low price – just Php348! That’s already equivalent to four servings of steamed rice; and who hasn’t dreamt of eating a bottomless serving of this dimsum dish? Not only that, all your favourite dimsum dishes are here – dumplings, fried spring rolls, pata tim, chinese bread and many more. 

Ding Qua Qua’s lunch buffet is 11AM – 2PM, while their dinner buffet is starts at 6PM-9PM. They are located at JY Square Mall Branch Lahug – Cebu City – 1 Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City.

Isidra Comfort Cantina

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Isidra Comfort Cantina is probably the restaurant that offers the most affordable lunch buffet deal – only Php149 only head. Their buffet includes soup, cold salads, pancit canton, pasta, 3 kinds of vegetable dishes, 3 kinds of meat dishes, 2 rice vatieties, and a free round of iced tea.

To give you another good reason to come to Isidra apart from their insanely affordable lunch buffet: they strengthen the community and reduce poverty by providing jobs and opportunities to mothers who need to augment their monthly income, persons with disabilities (PWD), and women survivors of trauma and abuse. So you’re not only getting your lunch fix that’s value for money, you also contribute in Isidra’s commitment to helping economically disadvantaged people! Not only is your stomach full, but your heart as well.

Isidra Comfort Cantina is G/fFNorth Park, U.N. Avenue cor. Plaridel St., Mandaue City behind Maayo Medical. They are open Monday to Saturday, 8AM-10PM.

Kogi-Q

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Kogi-Q is popular for their buffet deal that includes unlimited seafood and meat at a very cheap rate – Php290 per head (Parkmall and Pueblo Verde branches, Php399 at SM City Cebu and SM Seaside City). Their regular buffet rate comes with unlimted rice, bottomless iced tea, samgyeopsal, marinated pork belly, chilean mussels, chicken wings, innards, chorizo, squid, seafood balls, and cocktail hotdogs. 

For an upgrade that comes with beef hanging tender and shrimp, just add Php100. Kogi-Q has four branches: G/F Parkmall, Mandaue City, Cebu, Pueblo Verde, Lapu Lapu City, Cebu, 3/F Sky Park, SM Seaside City Cebu, and G/F SM City Cebu. They are open daily 10AM-9PM.

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