When going Japanese for dinner is something quite new to me, I drew back at first from the hesitation to try out each dish, slowly, and then to my gusto right eventually. Truth be told, I never really understand why folks love the spreads of Japanese foods in general, but now I do. When Tokyo Table Cebu invited the troop #CBCFoodies, we didn’t back down – not on Japanese foods. Let me tell you how my first experience went there.
In general, the buffet is very much generous with the amount of both Japanese and Asian cuisines laid on the table. As much as I’d want to try each and every single one of them, there is only so much I could conquer myself.
I made sure to relish importantly on the meat and desserts though because my tongue has never really favored sushi that well, but I’ve got to say, for those who are fans of it, they have the best selections right here!
You can also never swerve the roasted beef rib eye calling for your attention (available on certain days only). It stands there in all its glory, tempting you with its medium rare finish accompanied with either butter or mushroom gravy. It’s the first thing you’ll notice when you walk towards the spread of Japanese foods laid out in the buffet area, and something you definitely wouldn’t want to miss.
We had Hokkaido ramen and I chose pork while the others had the chicken variant. My poor tongue only got to taste legit ramen (and not those cheap ones in noodle packets) for the first time, and I definitely loved the thick and rich creamy texture of the soup and how the pork flavor just bursts.
Then we tossed around some tender-looking bulgogi down at the grill and waited for its meat to cook softly. There are more raw food selections in one part of their buffet table as well – chicken, pork BBQ, squid tentacles, pork tocino, hotdog, shrimp, and salmon belly among them. The spicy ones were a favorite, of course.
At the far end comes a glorious prize for devouring a plate or two (or three, or four) consisting of meat, vegetables, and seafood assortments. The dessert table, as we know, is both a punishment and a pleasure to our bulging tummies. We go for it anyway – it wouldn’t hurt, my fat says. Then I woke up the next day and gained half a pound just after that long, appetizing, and tummy-agonizing dinner.
Desserts are only available on dinner buffets, so if you’re planning to try them (which, I assure, you wouldn’t want to miss at all!), you will never be disappointed. Their cheesecake varieties were some that I couldn’t pass up despite declaring that I was already very full. Who says no to cheesecakes anyway?
Why Tokyo Table Cebu is a taste of heaven
- A fusion of Asian and Japanese spreads | If you’re not a fan of sushi (undoubtedly, since a high population here in Cebu favors these as well), you can opt for ribs, lechon macau, and other palatable Asian cuisines found at one corner of the buffet table.
- Unlimited drinks | Rates are already inclusive of unlimited soft drinks, coffee, or beer! No need to be skimpy on your consumption since there is a whole table dedicated to drinks of your choices.
- Dessert heaven | Your eyes will bulge at their wide selections of desserts, which is never a wrong thing, really. I love that they have all my favorites available. My sweet tooth was screaming in delight, but once I realized I made a wrong move by indulging too much on meats and soup beforehand, I was furious with regret. Next time I come back, I will be prioritizing their desserts already.
- Cook all you want at their smokeless grill | They have the usual bulgogi, chicken BBQ, squid, and plenty more offered at their raw section. The smokeless grill is attached to your own table, so you will just need to bring a plate filled with a generous amount of your favorites and you can start cooking.
- Accommodating staffs | The staffs were really approachable when it comes to explaining what this food is, how to cook this and that, et cetera. Customer service is excellent and everything is well-monitored, so be assured that everything is only of high quality.
Tokyo Table Cebu Buffet Rates
Lunch (Monday – Friday): P616
Dinner (Monday – Thursday): P728
Dinner (Friday), Lunch & Dinner (Saturday – Sunday),
Special Holidays: P840
I’d spoiled myself so much these days, but Tokyo Table Cebu was one I never had regrets with. Suffice to say I’d widened up my food selections this time and was able to devour plenty more food than the usual – more than what I could handle, quite frankly. This place definitely gives a wholesome experience on Japanese and Asian cuisine. As such, it is definitely a must-try for its delectable offerings. Can’t wait to be back!