Trying to pick among hundreds of restaurants in Pampanga could be very tricky, especially if you’re planning for big group. This certain spot in the north is dubbed as the country’s culinary capital, no wonder why Kapampangans are spoiled with lots of choices when it comes to dining.

So when it was time to celebrate Diane’s, our lil sis’ graduation, we had to look for a restaurant that would please even the pickiest eater in the squad. We did not fail when we found this bang-for-buck restaurant in San Fernando Pampanga: Tabehoudai Buffet Restaurant.


Here are 7 reasons why dining here is worth every penny:


1. Very wide variety of food selections

The word tabehoudai is actually a Japanese word came from “taberu” meaning “to eat”, and “houdai” meaning “all you can”.

Tabehoudai Buffet Restaurant serves not only Japanese cuisine, but also Filipino, Korean, and Mexican among others. The food selection is complete from appetizer up to drinks and desserts!


Sushi section
Desserts section
One of the viands sections (there are 3)
Taco and Samgyup section


2. High quality and delicious food

It sure has a lot of dishes to offer, but how about the quality? Well, this buffet restaurant still wins in terms of quality of food.

In fact, it’s always packed with customers which is a good indicator for quality. It could also mean that the dishes are always consumed, hence, always new.


Chicken Karaage


We’ve actually dined here twice already, and in both instances, the restaurant had a long queue of people. Good thing we reserved our slots beforehand and we never had to queue.


Red Velvet Cupcakes
Ice Cream corner. I had my fave Vanilla ice cream with sprinkles and mallows!
Barbecue corner

3. Great for big groups

Tabehoudai Restaurant offers huge space that caters to big groups. They have tables good for 4, 8, and even 10 people. It’s easy to bring your whole family and friends here.


More dining spaces inside! Sorry for the blurry shot.


4. Perfect as a celebration venue

To make each celebrant feel more special, there are energetic staff who will sing you a happy birthday greeting song, table per table, with matching tambourine and background music!


Table for 8. This was during Diane’s graduation celebration. And yes, they also have high chairs for the little ones!


For a hassle free and enjoyable celebration, this restaurant would be a perfect venue may it be birthday, graduation, anniversary, or any special occasion.


5. Orderly atmosphere

Although the restaurant may be packed with people, I’m still amazed by the fact that it doesn’t feel rowdy and messy. It’s true that crowd doesn’t always equate to jumble!

I also think that the buffet arrangement maintains the orderly atmosphere. There’s a designated spot for each variant such as sushi, salad (make your own), rice & viands, and desserts.


Sashimi section

6. Approachable and dutiful staff

They don’t look tired and overworked, hence easy to approach. And once you’re done with your plate, the crew will immediately clear your table so that you will have space for another set of plates.


7. Instagram worthy

Last but not the least, millennials won’t get bored! While eating with your family and friends is already a fun thing to do, having something worth capturing and posting on Instagram adds to the fun!


Chocolate Cupcakes


Useful Info

Rates & Discounts:

Adult = 570 Php
4.1 ft – 4.5 ft = 350 Php
3.6 ft – 4 ft = 250 Php
3.1 ft – 3.5 ft = 150 Php
Below 3 ft = FREE

Senior Citizen and PWD = 20% Discount

Birthday Discount:
1. FREE on the exact day of birthday if accompanied by two (2) full paying adults.
2. FREE for 15 days before or 15 days after birthday, if accompanied by three (3) full paying adults.

Note: Birthday discount can only be availed upon presentation of ORIGINAL valid/government issued ID with proof of birth date.


Tuesday to Saturday:
Lunch: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm (Last order:1:30pm)
Dinner: 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm (Last order:9:30pm)

Saturday & Sunday:
Lunch: 10:30 am – 2:30 pm (Last order:2:00pm)
Dinner: 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm (Last order:9:30pm)

Note: Closed on Mondays

Contact Details:

Landline: 045-4551300
Mobile #: 09985761540 (Smart) / 09153981876 (Globe)
Facebook Page: Tabehoudai Buffet Restaurant


It’s more fun in Tabehoudai! (L-R) Diane, Henry, Jeric, Me
Unlimited drinks! Cucumber Lemonade vs. Lemon Orange Apple Juice
Japanese style dining
Salad section
Spacious and well-lit
Even your kids will like it here
Sweets section
Sweets again!
Lechon and others!
Chocolate Cupcakes


How about you? Have you also tried Tabehoudai Buffet Restaurant? Tell us your experience!


How I’d rate this resto


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Hi, I'm Dea! A traveler who loves good food and an electronics engineer based in PH. I like creating itineraries and daydreaming about the places. As weird as it might sound, I find the planning part as enjoyable as the trip itself. I love sunsets, beaches, and staycation trips. And I'm a worshipper of God—the source of my everything! I once wandered aimlessly in life, until Jesus found me! Now, I just wander around wonderful places as I marvel at His creation ❤️

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