10 Reasons Why Hot Palayok Is Truly The Best Filipino Buffet Restaurant

It was such a very fortunate thing that once again, Francis and Anna were invited to a special guesting to a grand celebratory gathering to welcome one of the finest Filipino buffets in Dubai. It was such an honor for us to participate in this meaningful once-in-a-lifetime event.

1. Hot Palayok welcomed its guests with warmth.

Following its opening a branch in Dubai, Hot Palayok showcased its fantastic flavors to its guests with a welcoming road show by Tag 91.1 followed by a cheerful program advanced by Billy Crawford, a top-known Filipino-American artist. Moved by the joys and waves of laughter surrounding us, it set a tone for us to get more excited about our saving dinner for tonight’s special bell. Ribbons were cut with a heart to officially announce that the Dubai people no longer need to visit Abu Dhabi just to have a taste of exquisite Filipino cuisines served by the plates of Hot Palayok. Together with its manager Michelle, Billy went on to open the gates to a lively food feast. Massive crowds were on the go, it was crazy beautiful!


2. Hot Palayok ‘s prices are not painful to our pockets.

Their eye-catching display of a mouth-watering and jaw-dropping array of authentic Filipino dishes that supports its luscious taste is now available to the emirate.  Who would have thought that we could actually benefit from it, knowing that we are always on food hubs with our dearest of friends? Too perfect for our taste buds, the spoonful of these affordable lavish food satisfies the irresistible cravings of our hungry tummies. Lunch and dinner buffets are offered at special prices of AED 29 and AED 49, respectively. Of course, those who are on diet can enjoy their ala carte.

crab thai curry

stir fried shrimp

inihaw na tuna
beef kare kare
kilawing tuna

3. Hot Palayok customized its menus to serve the taste of Filipinos while promoting Philippines’ best to foreign nationals. 

Delectable, bright, and colorful sushi in a bar surprised us with a smile. On the other one, vibrant sweet Filipino delicacies and desserts are found. It was a natural reaction for us to miss Philippines’ cooking traditions. Even a touch of Italy is catered. We need not worry as pizzas and pasta are also available. Other international recipes added a flavourful choice to diners. Definitely, all nationalities are welcome to dine!

nasi goreng
minatamis na saging

4. Hot Palayok’s cakes and pastries are perfect for special occasions. 

Surprises for birthdays and special occasions are too common amongst Filipinos and other nationals who practice the same culture. So it is to our advantage to find some inviting and tasty cakes and pastries around.

super moist cake

5. Hot Palayok carefully designed its posh place with a style. 

Impressed by its modern design, Hot Palayok is such a good place to stay not only for best quality food but also for moments that needs luxurious ambiance. Very much Filipiniana yet an era of modern art. Loving its tangerine motif, this amazing buffet lounge looked like a 5-star hotel’s dining area.

6. Hot Palayok’s customers are happy and satisfied.

Too full from the superb dinner treats, we’ve seen how people rush the 2nd, 3rd and, nth time around for the deliciously served food. We really enjoyed and were happy with our decision to dine here.

7. Hot Palayok opens an opportunity for a meet and greet with the stars. 

Coming from an hour of the live performance of singing and dancing, we believed that Billy was too tired to entertain guests. He hasn’t even eaten yet at late hours. As it was, we felt blessed that he still managed to give us a time to entertain us personally.

8. Hot Palayok’s team are simply the best. 

Whilst eating, we noticed that staff and crew were actively assisting each table that needed help. They maintained each table cleaned up once a mess is seen. Friendly and polite waiters attended to us. We just loved it. And we are hoping this will be the same for our next visits.

9. Hot Palayok caught our attention with its tiny little miniatures of Philippines.

We were simply fascinated by the old town’s feel of that little carabao kalesa loaded with native products and bicycles used to display pieces of bread being sold in Philippine bakeries and markets. Truly unique and creative!

10. Hot Palayok serves its customers with a strategic location. 

As always, Francis and Anna will be happy to open a palayok of good food! A walking distance from the backside of ADCB metro station is such a good easy-to-find location. So we recommend it best to food porns out there! For more information, do not hesitate to visit their website at www.hotpalayok.com.


Author: francis and anna

Francis and Anna are couples who found love in Jesus. You can find them travelling through to life's beautiful mysteries, choosing to live in victory, writing about their close encounters, talking about God.

19 thoughts on “10 Reasons Why Hot Palayok Is Truly The Best Filipino Buffet Restaurant”

  1. I was born and raised in the Philippines before eventually moving to Canada. My ancestry though is not Filipino but Chinese. Seeing all those pictures depicting Filipino cuisine makes my mouth water and bring back memories. The Filipino-American singer is a well-known celebrity in the Philippines. He’s Billy Crawford.

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    1. hello there! we are also of chinese origins. but born in the Philippines. Filipino by heart but not forgetting our ancesral lineage. Great to know you are one. Yes, indeed. Billy is known in the Philippines and way back in America.

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  2. Great to see you guys last night and that was a quick review! Fully agree on the list and will definitely go back to Hot Palayok. See you guys on your next food trip! – Lance of DuBlog


  3. What a reminder of the wonderful food when visiting (distant) relatives in Manila. I never lived there but on my mother’s side it’s Spanish-Chinese “mestizo” roots 🙂

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