Tokyo Table Buffet in Mandaue City, Cebu

For the second time in two weeks, my brother and I tried another eat all you can buffet restaurant at City Times Square in Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines. This time, we dined at Tokyo Table Smokeless Grill + Sushi + Asian Fusion.


Eat all you can buffet at Tokyo Table in Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines
Eat all you can buffet at Tokyo Table in Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines

The Food at Tokyo Table

The Japanese Section at Tokyo Table

Tokyo Table is a Japanese restaurant in Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines. The highlight should therefore be Japanese cuisine. I didn't feel that though as the Japanese section was confined to some obscure corner in the buffet area. More aptly, we can refer to Tokyo Table as an Asian fusion restaurant. There was a sushi bar, a tempura and karaage bar, and a sashimi bar. Sadly though, I can't find any sukiyaki, my favorite Japanese dish.


The sushi bar had a variety of selections: Tokyo Table Signature Roll, Ebi Tempura Maki, Futomaki, Maki Crunch Roll, Mango Crunch Roll, Spicy California Maki, Chef's Roll, Philadelphia Roll, and Salmon Sashimi Roll.


Note: The vegetable karaage/ tempura and ebi tempura were kinda bland for my taste, I needed lots of soy sauce to make them savory.

Salad Bar at Tokyo Table

Salad greens are also available at the Tokyo Table buffet for those who wish to eat healthy.


Dimsum Station at Tokyo Table

Dimsum dishes are also available at the Tokyo Table buffet. Dimsum items offered were Empress Roll, Quail Egg Siomai, Steamed Pork Spareribs, Bola-bola Siopao, 

Soup and Entrees at Tokyo Table

I felt that the entree dishes of various culinary influences (mostly Asian) were more highlighted than Japanese food. On the menu the night we dined were Peking Ribs, Ants Climbing Trees, Onion Garlic Pork, Fujian Noodles, Lumpia Chives Wrapper, Fish Finger Honey Mustard, Five Spice Chicken, Chicken Mojito, Buta Kimchi, Salmon Scotched Egg, Fish Hoisin, Chicken Taro Puff, Fish Pepper n' Thyme, Quail Egg Potato Nest, Steamed Fish Fillet, Pechay Guisado, Shrimp Balls, Sizzling Sisig. For soup, there was Salmon Cha Han and Fish Lip Soup.


Grill and Shabu-shabu Choices at Tokyo Table


Each table at Tokyo Table is equipped with a smokeless grill. One may also request a shabu-shabu pot instead of a grill. Items available are shrimps, squid, salted beef, Samgyeopsal, Yakitori, chicken satay, black pepper beef, black pepper chicken, beef bulgogi, spicy beef bulgogi, pork bulgogi, spicy pork bulgogi, sweet corn, lettuce, chicken barbecue, pork barbecue, chicken gizzard, chicken liver, green mussels, salmon head, skinless longganiza, hotdogs,


Note: Ask for assistance from the waitstaff when turning the knob of the burner on and off.

Beverages at Tokyo Table

The buffet cost at Tokyo Table already includes several drinks one can choose from: soda choices from the Pepsi Company, red iced tea, lemon iced tea, blue lemonade, Nescafe coffee in various mixes, good old Taho, mango sago, and draft beer. All beverages are bottomless.

Dessert at Tokyo Table

Tokyo Table offers a vast selection of dessert choices. You can make your own halo-halo or you can choose to have just some ice cream. Popsicle sticks are also available. Then there's a lot of cheesecakes, some custaroons, buko pandan rainbow, agar rainbow, mango float, black forest cake, choco fudge, Brazo de Mercedes, and a looooot more! Your sweet tooth is definitely in for a treat.

Note: I enjoyed all the dessert items I chanced upon. Desserts are a highlight at Tokyo Table.


A Few Other Notes

If you are a group of 8 or more diners and will be spending a minimum of PHP 5,000, you may opt for a more private dining experience. The private dining rooms can be used by a group of 8-15 persons who are spending a total of PHP 5,000 or more.


The buffet costs ranges from PHP 616 to PHP 840 for adults depending on the days. Buffet meals at Tokyo Table are cheapest during lunch on regular weekdays and are most expensive during dinner on weekends and holidays.

Location

Tokyo Table is located at the City Times Square, Tipolo, Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines.


32 comments:

Rea Alducente said...

Woooww too much Japanese goodness. I'm interested with desserts. Hehehe. And sashimi of course!

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

Their desserts are heavenly! But I'm no big fan of sashimi so I didn't really try some

Jewel Clicks said...

Omg. Now i am hungry. lol :D

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Mimi Gonzales said...

Japanese foods! I'd really love to try some again since it's been years since I last ate Japanese food. I pass by this place from school so I might just give it a try!! :D

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Janine Ella said...

We've been here before! With the team too. It was P550/head for lunch buffet and it was heaven! We weren't able to try their other desserts aside from their ice cream and halo-halo though kay wa siya gipen for public. HAHA. Maybe they're only available for dinner? Haha.

Isabeau Jane Gomez said...

a group of friends went here and if you reach the min number of people they give you a free room and discounted rate i think.. food was great daw! rare ra mga authentic jap food so go lng ng go!

Iris Pulga said...

Japanese food! How can I say "NO" to you? Such a tease ^.^

Jaz said...

Looking at all those sumptuous Japanese food makes me want to head down there right this minute. :)

Emjae Fotos said...

It's been 2 years now when I last ate Japanese food..I'm definitely gonna try one soon. :)

Marie Imperial said...

The price is reasonable and the food looks sumptuous! It's a must-try for sure! ^_^

Sarah Rizaga said...

Waaah looks so delish! Haven been to any japanese buffet restaurants! Im drooling now!

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Mae Cimafranca said...

Delicious post. Though quite expensive, I bet it's worth it. Will go looking for it one of these days...

Anne M said...

Gulp. This post made me hungry. Haha!

Katherine Annika Cutar said...

I've always wanted to go to Tokyo Table! But they say they really are pricey. :(

Christy Ocariza said...

I'm not really a fan of japanese foods but maybe out of curiosity, I might this one. Hopefully their prices will be cheaper soon. Hahaha.

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Cesar Ian Fuentes said...

They have great food selections! And assorted desserts and refreshments!

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

They increased their prices. Maybe, before the desserts can be had for an extra charge

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

I still owe you dinner! Are you a fan of Japanese food?

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

You should. It's a bit pricey but well worth it

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

Yeah, they give you a private room if you reach the minimum amount of php 5,000. I don't prefer the private room though coz its a low table as is customary Japanese. I'd prefer sitting and dining on a normal table

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

Who doesn't love Japanese food? Hehe

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

I wasn't too excited about their ebi tempura though but mostly it was a good experience

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

Tokyo Table will definitely be a good start to that

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

Price is actually a bit pricey compared to other Japanese buffet restaurants in the city but oh my, it's well worth it

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

If you should try Japanese, Tokyo Table is definitely a good one to try

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

It is sure worth it despite it being pricey

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

Haha, you should go and try Tokyo Table

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

Go for lunch on a weekday, that's when the price is cheapest

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

Try lunch on a weekday when prices are at its cheapest at Tokyo Table

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

Oh yes, the desserts, what a great way to create a lasting impression for Tokyo Table

Vernon said...

Now I am hungry, but I do miss the place due to my jap food craving!

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

You should visit Tokyo Table soon to satisfy your craving for Japanese food!