Sunday, August 5, 2012- Sushi and ribs! Sushi and ribs!
Sometimes, with so many things going on at the same time, you get overwhelmed. I think this maybe the tactic that buffets are employing. In Filipino, we call this takaw tingin. Your eyes get caught up with so many food that you don’t notice that 3 quarters are crap. Extenders, as the chefs call it. There are about 5 entrees worth your time and money. And your job, as the customers, is to find those. For me, it’s sushi and roast beef.
We went to the City Buffet in SM Fairview. The place is said to be owned by the same guys that own Yakimix. By the look of things, it’s a big possibility. It has that same ambiance that gives you a sense of luxury yet hollow inside. Everything looks nice but the plates and glasses are plastic. It’s all a sham. But after all it’s said and done, they have sushi and ribs. And that’s enough to make us go back. We don’t care about “fancy”.
I like it when waiters are friendly. This place has lots of people walking around with smiles on their faces. City Buffet gets thumbs up from me on the quality of service. Even though it’s supposed to be self-service, they try to accommodate requests by customers.
Cleanliness also gets a thumbs up. The place is immaculate. This might have to do with the lighting and that fake ambiance I was talking about earlier but I’m sold.
Lunch – Monday to Friday – P399
Dinner – Monday to Friday – P499
Saturday – Sunday – Holiday – P539
Children below 4 ft – P259
Leftover Price – P599
Aside from food, the fee comes with free drinks (also refillable).
Their entrees are a mix of everything: Pizzas and pastas, grilled meat and seafood, Filipino dishes, and Japanese.
What was in San’s plate? Why sushi, of course.
What were in mine? A little of everything.
I had rice and spaghetti with tomato based sauce, buttered veggies and some japanese mushroom with string beans, fried chicken (haha), grilled salmon, and ribs. I think this was my second plate.
I don’t really compute how much my food would have cost at home or in other restaurants. I gauge my satisfaction with how much of food I like I’ve eaten. City Buffet meets that mark. Sushi and ribs!