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Foodtrip: Buffet 101 International Cuisine (MOA)

Located at SM by the Bay area of SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City, Buffet 101 International Cuisine (MOA) is an eat-all-you-can restaurant that offers a variety of Asian and Western cuisines. 

SM Mall of Asia is home to numerous buffet restaurants, some of which I have tried and blogged already. What's good about having several of these eat-all-you-can restaurants in one area is the stiff competition. Each of these restaurants has their own unique way of telling the potential customers "Hey dine here, 'cause we're the best!" Since I have individual blog articles for the other buffet restaurants in the area, the spotlight for today is focused only on Buffet 101.

Facade of Buffet 101
Found in the far-end corner of SM by the Bay area near the Ferris Wheel, Buffet 101 has the privilege of having extra parking lots compared to the restaurants located in the midsection of SM by the Bay. 

There is nothing unique nor outstanding with the facade of Buffet 101. Worse can be said of the rear area facing the bay. One ironic thing that I have observed though is the "Pirate" theme park attraction beside the restaurant. People who grew up visiting the nearby Star City would be reminded of the name of the similar theme park ride which ironically is named like the buffet restaurant in the other end of the SM by the Bay area. (Talk about subtle advertising in the face of a competitor.) 
Please take a seat.

What Buffet 101 lack in its exterior beauty, is supplemented with its appealing interior design and the quality of its food. Speaking of food, the restaurant offers a wide array of dishes that is competitively pegged to match or defeat those offered by the other buffet restaurants.

Here are most of the dishes that I have seen and tried out during our food trip to Buffet 101:

Sauces and side dishes
Asian side dishes
You can ask the chefs to cook these for you
Fruit section
Crepe and ice cream section
High-grade meat and its sauces
More high-grade meat
some Japanese dishes
Shake and yogurt area with the men and women working there
Sushi area
Drinks area
Western side dishes
The ever-busy Asian section
Bread area
Candy section
mixed cuisines
Cake area
Seafood section
other dishes

With mouth watering food comes the price though. Check out the Picture below to find out the rates:

Overall, I am highly satisfied with my dining experience in Buffet 101. I managed to try and taste almost all its dishes and I also have a list of favorites that I would like to eat again someday (hopefully soon).

Just a piece of advice though, have a reservation before going to Buffet 101, it's usually full especially during weekends and holidays (or just about every day). One more thing, if it's your birthday or birth-month, don't forget to bring an ID or birth certificate along with 3 of your pals because your dining is free (and your pals are not). 

For more tips about eating in a Buffet restaurant please click the link below and read my blog article about it: 
Best Buffet Tips

Getting there:

From Manila, head to Gil Puyat LRT station and ride a multi-cab going to MOA then walk going to the Buffet 101 at the bay area of the mall. 

You could also ride a UV Express van going to MOA from Taft Ave. then walk going to Buffet 101 at the bay area of the mall.

If you don't feel like walking, then ride a taxi to bring you directly to Buffet 101.

Overall rating


  1. I was looking for Buffet 101 reviews and stumbled upon your blog on Google's 2nd page! Talk about high traffic! Nice one , Nice! XDDDD

  2. There are many people said that this is better than Vikings Luxury Buffet, so based on your review I will try the Buffet 101 soon. Thanks for sharing :)


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