Kisetsu Weekend Buffet at Yawaragi Restaurant, Hotel Okura Manila

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Yawaragi Restaurant at Hotel Okura Manila
Last Updated: August 18, 2022

Hotel Okura Manila recently launched the Kisetsu Weekend Buffet offered at Yawaragi Restaurant, the all-day dining and buffet restaurant of the hotel. The buffet features specialty Japanese and Western dishes.

Availability:
  • Lunch Buffet (Saturday & Sunday): 12:00nn to 3:00pm
  • Dinner Buffet (Friday to Sunday): 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Reservation: 0917-8429067 or email yawaragi.service@hotelokuramanila.com
Note: Operating hours are subject to change. Please contact the restaurant to confirm the schedule.



Buffet Schedules & Rates (Effective August 19, 2022)
Kisetsu Weekend Buffet at Yawaragi Restaurant, Hotel Okura Manila

Buffet Type Price per Adult One Harmony Discount* Discount for Kids**
Saturday Lunch Buffet ₱2,950 net 20% 50%
Sunday Lunch Buffet
(with free-flow non-alcoholic drinks)
₱4,300 net n/a 50%
Sunday Lunch Buffet
(with free-flow alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks)
₱5,200 net n/a 50%
Weekend Dinner Buffet
Friday-Sunday
₱3,150 net 20% 50%

Beverage Upcharge
  • ₱650 nett per person - for free-flow non-alcoholic drinks
  • ₱1,700 nett per person - for free-flow alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks

*One Harmony member discount does not apply to the Sunday Lunch Buffet
**applicable to kids aged 6-12 years old (kids aged below 5 years old eat for free)



What's the Difference?
Kisetsu Weekend Buffet at Yawaragi Restaurant, Hotel Okura Manila

Below is a table that will help you decide whether you should choose the regular weekend buffet or the Sunday Lunch Buffet. A point to consider is that the lunch buffet runs for only three hours while the dinner buffet is four hours.

Buffet Offering Saturday Lunch Buffet
Weekend Dinner Buffet
Sunday Lunch Buffet
Seafood Station shrimp, mussels, clams, and other seasonal produce Alaskan king crab, oysters, lobsters
Carving Station Roast Pork or Chicken Roast Beef
Tempura not included prawn and vegetables
Free-flowing Drinks not included Champagne, sake, house wine, cocktails, juices, soda, coffee, tea

While the Sunday Lunch Buffet costs more, it also includes more premium items and free-flowing drinks (with Champagne!). Having said that, I find the Sunday Lunch Buffet a value for money choice.



Sunday Lunch Buffet Highlights
Kisetsu Weekend Buffet at Yawaragi Restaurant, Hotel Okura Manila

The Sunday Lunch Buffet features a wide array of food and beverage options, including premium Japanese and Western items and a delightful spread of dessert. The Sunday Lunch Buffet also includes free-flowing drinks. Below are the items served exclusively during the Sunday Lunch Buffet.



Lobsters - They served Maine Lobsters during my visit. I had them cold but you can have the lobsters grilled to your preference. The variety of lobster may change depending on the availability in the market.



Alaskan King Crab - This is one of the unique offerings here at Hotel Okura Manila. You can also have these cold or grilled. This should always be available during Sunday Lunch Buffet unless the market supply is disrupted. Otherwise, an equally premium substitute will be provided.



Oysters - Fresh oysters are also available during the Sunday Lunch Buffet. They served Irish Oysters during my visit. The variety may change depending on the availability in the market. You can have the oysters cold or have them grilled.



Tempura - Freshly cooked prawn tempura and vegetable tempura are served in batches to maintain quality. Prawn tempura will also be part of the Sunday Lunch Buffet while the variety of vegetable tempura is subject to availability.



Steak - The Sunday Lunch Buffet has a Carvery Counter offering premium steak served with seasonal vegetables. Roasted Prime Rib was offered during my visit. Do note that the type of steak will change every week.



Here is my generous slice of steak with red wine jus and mashed potato and cous cous salad on the side. The steak was tender and very flavorful. This is best paired with red wine.



Free-flowing Drinks - Only the Sunday Lunch Buffet includes free-flowing drinks, making it a great value for money. Choices include champagne, sake, house white and red wines, Japanese beers (Sapporo, Asahi, Kirin), and local beer (San Miguel).



They served Champagne Duval-Leroy Brut Reserve during my visit. I had about four glasses of this which I mostly paired with seafood. Champagne Duval-Leroy Brut Reserve sells for around ₱3,000++ online. Do note that the brand of champagne is subject to change.



Fresh coconut juice in the shell is also included in the Sunday Lunch Buffet. Free-flowing chilled juices, sodas (including Coke Zero), coffees (including cappuccino, latte, etc), and teas are also included.



Signature Cocktails - Yawaragi has created signature cocktails exclusively available during the Sunday Lunch Buffet. These are prepared and served tableside through a bar cart, and yes you can order unlimited servings of these cocktails.



Japanese Whisky Ginger Highball - This is their Japanese-inspired version of the Whiskey Highball which they made using Nikka Pure Malt Whiskey and ginger ale. This was easy to drink and very refreshing.



Tokyo Mary - This is their Japanese-inspired version of the classic Bloody Mary which they mixed with Hakushika Chokara sake. The cocktail was mildly spicy with a sweet aftertaste, making it an excellent pair for savory dishes.



Japanese Specialty Dishes


In addition to the items mentioned above, here are the other Japanese dishes available during the Sunday Lunch Buffet. Many of the these dishes are also included in the regular weekend buffet, but the menu is subject to change every week.



Yakitori Live Station - Serves a selection of marinated meats and poultry skewers grilled on the robatayaki counter. These are best paired with beer or sake.



Sushi & Sashimi Counter - Hand-sliced sashimi of chilled A-grade seafood freshly flown from overseas, plus a selection of homemade hosomaki & futomaki rolls.



Yose Nabe - Japanese hot pot with salmon, chicken, and shrimp



Pork Katsu - pork loin, breaded, and deep-fried until golden brown



Grilled Tuna Teriyaki - slices of tuna marinated with teriyaki sauce and then grilled until the sauce caramelize



Western Specialty Dishes


The Kisetsu Weekend Buffet also includes Western dishes from appetizers, salads, and hot dishes. Here are some of the items served during my visit. As you already know, dishes are subject to menu rotation.

Assorted Cheeses


Assorted Cold Cuts


Creamy Pasta Salad


Tomato Onion Salad with Basil and Balsamic Reduction


Grilled Mediterranean Salad


Red and White Cabbage Salad


Potato Salad


Cous Cous and Corn Salad


Seafood Paella


Lasagna


Pasta with Gorgonzola Cheese


Roasted Potato


Beef Goulash


Fried Calamari


 Breaded Fried Chicken




Dessert


The dessert station offers a wide variety of cakes, pralines, and other confections. Some of the cakes served during my visit were the Pistachio Opera Cake (in photo), Black Sesame Cake, Cherry & Dark Chocolate Cake, and the Irish Profiterole Cake. There's also a spread of pavlova and my favorite was the lavender pavlova.





Yawaragi
5/F Hotel Okura Manila
2 Portwood Street (formerly Palm Drive)
Resorts World Manila, Newport City Complex
Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines
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