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EDSA Corner Julia Vargas St., Mandaluyong, Luzon, Philippines
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Quezon City, Philippines
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70 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

My husband and I chose Dad's over so many other buffet places despite the steep individual cost. We were let in right on time and were given really good seats. Dad's is very spacious and is well ventilated! So many many dishes were being prepared left and right, some right there...and I was dreading smelling like the food! The place... More 

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Thank Ani T
Manila, Philippines
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39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I think Dad's still has the most items with the best taste amongst the mall buffet places. It just lacks the ambiance of Vikings. I love their small portions so you can taste a lot of items and food doesn't go to waste.

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Thank serenegypsy
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81 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I've been to this restaurant a number of times and noticed that they don't seem to change their menu. Don't get me wrong, the selection is as varied and the staff are very courteous and attentive. Perhaps a visit of once a month is enough for me.

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Thank Rus R
Manila, Philippines
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366 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Dad's restaurant is great on Weekday lunch when their prices are at its cheapest and you eat free on your birthday just bring someone paying. I like their Japanese section, presentation and preparation are good and authentic. Desserts and drinks are included in the buffet and you can always choose to have Filipino, American and other Asian food options. There... More 

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Thank Joel D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Wide variety of dishes. Different cuisines from different countries, they have it. Staff were accommodating and quick to respond. Japanese food in particular was great! I'd definitely go back and eat there again.

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Thank X L
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

The wide variety and choices of cuisines made for a gastronomical delight. I thought it was also value for money. But you do need to book or get there early especially over the weekend so as to be assured of a table.

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Thank Eqyeo
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103 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

I read the other reviews and they all Seem to sum up what I would say if I was a local and ate a lot of greasy pork; ) still burping grease:( this kind of food or eating as a day out maybe great if this is what you like, lots of low quality food and hours to eat. For... More 

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Thank Emil H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

Tried it out of impulse. Last time had lunch here was 10+ years ago. My memory might cloud my review as I had a wonderful dining experience then. Food quality: I tried mostly the carving and seafood station, i rate it about 3.5 out of 5. Beef was good i like how it was roasted it went well with the... More 

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Thank Robert C
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39 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015 via mobile

I never fail to visit this always jampacked restaurant. There's a wide selection of good dishes at affordable price. I just wish there would be more attentive staff during peak hours so people wont wait too long to check out. Some waiters wont even look at you even when you have called them several times. Overall, its still worth coming... More 

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Thank MarkMarc
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014 via mobile

My 70 year old mother's favorite buffet resto is Dad's because of the 50% discount and the spread of buffet is really international yet appealing to the Pinoy palate. I especially love their green mango atchara perfect to cleanse your palate after every dish. I also love their salmon sashimi and tempura and their Japanese dish selections: all kinds of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Japanese, Philippine, Asian, International, Sushi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: EDSA Corner Julia Vargas St., Mandaluyong, Luzon, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Mandaluyong

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?