Davao City, known as the "Crown Jewel of Mindanao," is not only famous for its vibrant culture and stunning landscapes, but also for its diverse culinary scene. Among the city's gastronomic offerings, the buffet restaurants stand out, offering a wide array of local and international cuisines that cater to every palate. Whether you're a local foodie or a tourist seeking to experience the city's culinary delights, finding the best buffet in Davao City can be a delightful challenge. This article will guide you through the top buffet restaurants in the city, each offering a unique dining experience that will surely satisfy your cravings and leave you wanting for more.
We’ve been here 4x already coming from Manila. The best time to go here on weekend especially Sunday. More seafoods like oysters are added from the daily menu. When craving of seafoods, we always go here. We have tried really fresh crabs and shrimps but not all the time, maybe because of the availability & even though, still worth the price. The replenishment is commendable, you can feel “di ka tinipid”. Fresh air, no aircon & it is still ok. There is a live band during weekend while a soothing music is on air during weekdays.
4 / 5
P675 per head inclusive of unli iced tea You can also purchase their leche flan for P150 and other drinks
5 / 5
Armaine Joy De Guzman
Affordable and very delicious food in here,, All in here are seafoods...They have a dessert too like leche flan is so yummy...
5 / 5
Cherry Mae Doromal
Good and quality food!!! Open air and plenty of parking! super sarap!
5 / 5
Everytime im in davao, i always make it a point to drop by at crabs & co. So may dishes to choose from but my favorite is always the crabs. Last time i went there i demolished 17 medium sized crabs! Be sure to come early so that you can secure a table because the place is gonna be packed usually around 6-7pm. Thank me later...
5 / 5
First and foremost, I would like to thank the management of the restaurant for your wonderful assistance and your warm welcome. The food was great, you can choose the food that you like from seafoods to pork dishes up to beef dishes. You may also choose the drink you like from their fruit juices to soda to beer. Their service is top of the line. You may ask any of their staff for your needs and they will give it to you right away. So cheers to all of the staff of Tong Yang SM Davao Branch
5 / 5
We have a very nice experience here at tong yang plus davao, the staff and crew are very humble and friendly, they assisted us throughout our dining specially Sir Larry Mahinay. Thank you so much for the best experience.
5 / 5
Thank you very much TOng YanG, sir Larry Mahinay and Team for making my Birthday Celebration extra special❤️ It was a combination of sumptuous food and excellent service, great experience and very recommendable.
5 / 5
PRECIOUS ELLA ESADA
It was our mom's birthday and indeed it is a memorable day for us. The food is superb and delicious and the service is great. I appreciate the birthday greetings of your staff. Keep excelling and improving Tongyang Davao!
5 / 5
One of the best buffet restaurant in Davao City. The attendants are very accommodating. Shout to to Kim, Jason and John Rey for serving us. The the food are all good and fresh. I enjoy eating here looking forward on my next visit.
5 / 5
11/10 freaking satisfied. What I love the most is the crabs and the sushi! Truly addicted. I came here with my mum and sis, left the place happy, satisfied, and full with their delicious food. Hoping that the quality remains, I'm still willing to pay as long as the quality remains. I'm one of those firm believer that quality is the one that keeps the customers loyal. Will be back here with some friends and maybe with my family again. xx.abe
5 / 5
Ok food, yes it ok, not super amazing but its ok. Its decent. Whats important is you enjoy your meal and your time together. The place makes it more lively and enjoyable. I love the lights, it makes the place look expensive and kinda looks like fine dining from the outside but is actually not 🤫🤫🤫.....its only 629 pesos and mga taw gakinamot 😁😁😁 finger licking kicking good ang crabs!
4 / 5
Awesome experience with Claribel Restaurant! The place is just along the highway and in front of Marina Tuna pampanga. There's a lot of jeepneys or taxi's going downtown so you don't need to worry going home. The place is sparkling clean you can see it on my pictures. The staff are very friendly, accommodating PLUS they buss out the plates every now and then to make sure it's clean and you have enough space on your table to get more. They do not have time limit. The food is delicious. To be honest, my partner and i shared the same thoughts na mas nabusog pa kami dito kesa dun sa overrated and mahal na buffet restaurant sa davao hehehe (opinion lang po namin into, no hate) The price is 629 per head and i swear it's worth it We went there dinner and they had: Sweet and chili crabs Shrimp Japchae Pancit canton Tuna pasta Adobong pusit Mixed seafood veggies Chopsuey Chicken curry Tahong (but i dont like their tahong, lasang dagat) Lumpia ubod Kinilaw tuna Corn and crab Soup Fruits They also have section na puro meat but they do not have food label so i guess it's: Beef steak Pork or beef with ampalaya (we cannot decipher kase masarap) Sweet and sour fish (cream dory) They also have kakanins like: Biko Sapinsapin Their palitaw is top tier Puto cheese Cassava cake Brownies They also have maki section and it's super delish too. You can also see the person making maki in the station They have cucumber and orange juice which is free. They also have canned softdrinks, beers and 1.5 bottle of drinks like coke or sprite but it's an additional charge. Overall the food is 10/10 It was my tita's birthday so we had large number of pax. We made a reservation just to make sure na we have enough space I highly recommend this restaurant for birthdays, dates with your loved ones, any special occasion or you just wanna try something new.
5 / 5
Place: well lit, hanging fixtures complement the area. Coming in the restaurant and into the food area, you are greeted with big "Claribel" signages. It also boasts sturdy seats and tables. You can also dine on some selected tables with well-upholstered seats, should you need comfort to the nth level while eating. Glass windows, white-painted walls and tiled-laiden floor are squeaky clean. Same goes to their comfort room. Staff: super nice and friendly. I commend their supervisor/cashier and their receptionist. Okay, I commend them all for a job well done in accomodating all our requests. Location: aaah, if you're from the north of the city, like north-north (Sasa, Panacan, Tibungo, Bunawan.. heard of that before?! :)) Claribel's new location is going to be a plus for you. And it's just right along the main road, you won't miss it. Food: 10+ choices of dishes to choose from. There's pork, chicken, Fish, gulay, fruits, noodles, and of course the center attraction of them all, crabs. Near the second Claribel signage, help yourselves with desserts and kakanins while Makis, overflowing orange punch and drinking water are available right next to the counter. There are softdrinks by the liter and some bottled spirits as well but priced separately. Parking: was not tough, it was not on a weekend nor a holiday when we came in for dinner. Security officers are snappy enough to assist you. Price: just right, in my humble opinion. For PhP 600+ you get unlimited crabs and such. Kids eat free (of course, there's criteria to it) but please do check out by calling them up for updated pricing and business hours, for reservation as well. Join us as we welcome Claribel Restaurant to their new location. 🙂 Just like Arnold S's catchphrase, I will be back. 😎
5 / 5
Good ambiance, unli crabs and taste delicious..
5 / 5
Place is really good and very nice for taking pics but food is just okay nothing so special
3 / 5
Charles Ranque (Strategic Office)
Love the foods..
5 / 5
Bhengmerl Suay (Bheng)
The food is tasty, the service is very nice. The screws are very approachable, the room is spacious and clean, however there is this smell in the room that i can't explain. Maybe because it's sound proof, the rooms are sealed since we occupied the VIP3 room. But all in all it's a nice place to go.
4 / 5
Faye Margrette Garcia
The foods are very yummy 😋 my guests even leave a positive feedback 👍 the staffs and waiters are very nice , the place is best and perfect option for any occations. Thank you Eat and Run Davao for making our event(wedding) extra special 😍😇
5 / 5
April Joy Baruiz
It's our 4th dined in this restaurant. As usual, their staff were all accommodating and kind enough to provide us an extra table where we placed the cakes and cupcakes. Aside from the tasty viands and delectable desserts, Eat and Run Davao has a nice ambiance to enjoy eating your food while chitchatting with friends and families.
5 / 5
Francis Mae Balansag
This is the reception of our wedding. The people are courteous and accommodating. They assisted and treated us so well during our special day. I would like to commend really the owner and the staff. Good food + good people + value for money service + more... Thank you Eat and Run Davao! 🙏☺️😊 PS: Never really had a good photo in my phone ✌️
5 / 5
Instagrammable place. Very relaxing not crowded. The food was great and the have a very friendly staff. I recommend this to all. You must try their Yema cake and pizza. Viands are different everyday. Affordable price. For only 349.
5 / 5
Prepare to embark on a culinary journey like no other at this exceptional restaurant that offers Eat-All-You-Can dining. From the moment I stepped in, I knew I was in for a treat, and I was absolutely delighted by the diverse array of cuisines on offer. If you're a sushi aficionado, you're in for a treat. The sushi selection here is nothing short of extraordinary. Fresh, expertly crafted, and beautifully presented, each bite is a taste of Japan's finest. The variety of rolls and sashimi left me in sushi heaven. The smokeless grill experience was a highlight of my visit. I grilled my favorite cuts of meat to perfection, and the best part? No bothersome smoke! The interactive cooking experience added an element of fun to the meal.
5 / 5
First of all, we got upset at the beginning, because when we call them ahead they told us, they dont have reservations, but when we get there, they told us the vacant table near the cashier was reserved, so we argued about what they said on the call, so we waited, after 30 minutes of waiting, i dont know what happened but they let us in and occupy the vacant table 🤷, now the food, its one of the best for me, If you love fish, Yakimix is the way! they have a variety of fish there, The cooked dishes are good too, the place is so clean, but they don't have hotpots, But I would love to go there again and argue with the reservation 😅
5 / 5
Naj Olrak Amsiral
2022 REVIEW UPDATE (also uploaded updated buffet price + birthday promo) Personally, i think the food and service has decreased over time. The meat we cooked was very salty. The food was not really a lot. I felt like it was very limited especially with deserts. I recommend to call and reserve seats so that you could come in first. 2019 review: Best fit for the price. But they dont have hotpot. Everything is just for grilling.
3 / 5
Honestly speaking, yakiMIX was not our first choice for a buffet that day. So, when I went in, expectations weren't high. But overall, I had a decent experience. The food was wonderful, and you had a variety of options. For what you're paying, you get: 1. UNLIMITED salmon and tuna sashimi (star of the show) 2. A grill at your table + various meat options 3. All you can eat Asian food (fried rice, spicy chicken, etc.) 4. Dessert options and unlimited drinks Downsides: Just like other popular buffets in Davao, they are incredibly slow to refill their expensive food sections like the sashimi, which was disappointing. But I won't hold that against them too much because I know salmon and tuna is expensive lol. And their soda machine was broken that day, so minus points for that. But again, I'd say this place is worth a visit -- especially since it's cheaper than the most famous high-end buffet in Davao. If you go here instead of Vikings, I'd say you'd get a pretty similar experience.
5 / 5
Nice place mainly seafood, if that is what you like. I personally enjoyed the grill plate in the middle of the table which will allow you to cook food all you have to do is to choose whatever you want from their buffet. There they have a section dedicated for meal to cook such as raw fish, meat, vegetables, etc. they also provide you with utensils to cook. The only drawback I have seen in this place is with their pastries section, the place was poorly maintained close to their bathrooms with some pastry dishes not coverered but rather expose to the element's, they also had their coffee machine broken, which will defy the reason to enjoy their pastries, they don't let you self serve since most of their pastries are behind a counter you have to ask an attendant, whereas other buffet places such as Vikings Marco polo etc. You can get whatever you want as much as you want without asking anyone at All, for such reason I give this place 3 stars.
3 / 5
I have to say that the same things can be said on my dining experience, before and recently, with Madayaw cafe at DusitD2 hotel Davao. The place is great and the staff were nice. Especially the reception staff who accommodated my reservation while I was there on staycation. She only forgot the gold member discount though. The rest were still good except for the shrimp to which the same texture as before. Felt like overcooked and not fresh.
4 / 5
Here for a birthday dinner. Food is buffet style. Presentation of the food was very nice. So ok how was the food... Well.. not great. Over salty was the first impression.. and the chicken was dry. Pastries were good and so was the sushi. Even so the food was overall not great and there is no excuse in a place that looks this good and presents so well all the food should be fantastic and it wasn't. Service was good and the restrooms were clean. Inside the hotel restaurant area was very nice to look at but the location for the hotel restaurant is not so nice, looking over a building site one side and an oil storage facility the other... But inside is like a haven. Over all... Ok.. would I pay to go again.. no. .sorry.. far from the standard say of the now closed cafe Marco... Was hoping it was a new version.. and it wasn't.. sorry Note: price was P1200 per person. And the staff were very nice and accompanying.
3 / 5
an okay place to dine. nothing special, typical hotel restaurant. kitchen crew laughing loud behind the counter like they're inside the kitchen. dry bbq ribs, pasta station needs to be a little more generous on the sauce. service was excellent though.
3 / 5
Kirsten Ivan Urbiztondo
The best Breakfast Buffet i have had here in Davao!👍🏼 worth the money to spend.😉
5 / 5
Staff was amazingly friendly and helpful. I was surprises to learn that when the buffet ends, all the remaining buffet food gets trashed. The staff isn’t allowed to eat it. Not only is that extremely wasteful, but I would imagine that since the staff was the ONLY great thing about this restaurant, then management would treat them better by feeding them. Although the staff isn’t missing out because the food is so garbage it belongs in the trash anyway. Every single dish was bland and room temperature.
1 / 5