The best way to celebrate—and the way Filipinos know best—is to eat. And for those bigger victories, we like to celebrate in an especially big way—that is, to stuff our faces full, downing more than we can chew. Whether it be post-graduation dinner, getting accepted to your dream school, grandma’s 64th birthday or mom and dad’s 23rd anniversary—special occasions call for special dining arrangements, and for many, this means marching into a buffet like hungry soldiers ready for battle. Equipped with (more-or-less) the world’s cuisines, buffet joints have just about anything our tummies can ever desire, and more.
But for those times when we’re craving something very specific, the cost of all-you-can-eat everything can be a bit too much. Sometimes, instead of having the entire world on our plates, we just want to eat as much Japanese yakiniku as we can. Maybe all we really need and want, at a particular moment, is a bottomless glass milkshakes like we easily have available for iced tea. On that note, we’ve taken the liberty of listing unlimited eats in the city—beyond limited monthly promos—on offer every week of the year.
Urameshi-Ya Yakiniku’s unlimited wagyu
Wagyu beef is a Japanese specialty known far and wide for the tenderness and juiciness of its meat. It is best enjoyed in a yakiniku joint, where small marinated cubes and strips of meat sizzle as they are barbecued on a table-top grill. One of the best, and most authentically Japanese yakiniku restaurants is found in a quaint village-like food hub in the middle of the Makati business district called Little Tokyo. From 5:00 in the evening to the ungodly hour of 1:00 in the morning, Urameshi-Ya offers its wagyu cubes—as well as its pork yakiniku and seafood—unlimited on Mondays and Wednesdays for Php500 per head.
No Reservations’ unlimited wine and scotch
What’s better than unlimited eats? To some looking to knock themselves out—literally—unlimited drinks hit the spot. In an unsuspecting food park on United Street in Kapitolyo, No Reservations certainly know how to get your inhibitions gone. The casual Asian fusion restaurant is also a watering hole with overflowing wine and scotch. On Tuesdays until Thursdays, from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM, bottomless wine glasses of either Merlot or Chardonnay are served at Php399. For people looking to get hit quick, and get hit hard, Johnny Walker’s Black Label scotch is also on the unlimited drink menu for Php499 from Tuesday to Friday, 9:00 PM to 12:00 AM.
La La Fun Land’s unlimited milkshakes
It’s every dairy-loving sweet tooth’s dream, and every lactose intolerant kid’s nightmare: unlimited milkshakes. Excessive amounts of this sugary and creamy blended beverage doesn’t seem like it will go down so smoothly.bIt runs the great risk of being too sickeningly sweet.But at La La Fun Land, magic seems to have been made possible, with their shakes having just the right consistency to make sure you get your Php259’s worth.
Kazam Kebab House’s unlimited shawarma
From the number of mall stalls and food court stands in the country, and the various names that offer the Middle Eastern wrap that even the Avengers can’t resist, anyone can tell that shawarmas have been a favorite grab-and-go bite—and somewhat of a staple—for quite some time. And although there may be several shawarma places everywhere, there is only one that fixes you up with unlimited wraps. Box Park in Quezon City is home to a shawarma booth called Kazam’s Kebab House, which serves all you can eat shawarma wraps for Php399.
El Cangrejo’s unlimited mud crabs and unlimited steak
It isn’t often that seafood and steak are plated together. But when they are, they come in the form of unlimited eats. Perfect for anyone looking to celebrate with a good splurge and a grand feast, for Php895 per head you can get unlimited mud crabs and sirloin steak—as well as unlimited soup, vegetables and rice. This offer close to the Tomas Morato area is available from 6:00 to 10:00 PM every Tuesday and Thursday.