KUYA ED’S : DAVAO CITY'S AFFORDABLE BUFFET SCENE



Whenever I go to Davao City to attend events or shoots, I never have the luxury of going around the city and enjoy their dining destinations. So with my recent visit to Asia’s most livable city, my mission was to unearth most, if not all, of their delectable spreads. 


I was literally gasping for breath when I saw several restaurants offering eat-all-you-can for as low as Php79. Other buffets offer Php99 and Php149.


With the preference of my beau, we opted to try Kuya Ed’s Buffet located at the Rizal Promenade in downtown Davao City. This Php99-buffet is open during lunch from 11am to 2pm and dinner starting at 5pm to 9pm. 

Pork Humba at Kuya Ed's Buffet

The menu is by rotation, having five to six kinds of appetizers, 10 main dishes and about five kinds of desserts including fruit platters. Regulars on the buffet table are Kuhol sa Gata, Steamed Crabs, Tahong and Laing which Kuya Ed learned during his stay in Bicol and cooked his way to perfection. 


Steamed Crabs at Kuya Ed's Buffet

Another one of his specialty is the Pork Humba. Though this creation was truly enjoyable, I focused on the steamed crabs which I have been craving for sometime now. I was eating 1, 2, 3 and counting of steamed crabs and it was mouth-watering even at first sight. Enjoying freshly caught seafood is one of the perks when dining in Davao City. And I was loving every minute with the steamed crabs at Kuya Ed’s Buffet. Satiate yourself with every serving of Kuya Ed’s delectable spread with bottomless iced tea at Php35. You will definitely end with a big burp! 


From humble beginnings where Kuya Ed started as a waiter in Manila, he worked at various establishments such as Barrio Fiesta, Mario’s Steakhouse and Via Mare. He later studied HRM and went to Davao and South Cotabato, both in the Mindanao region. In 1995, the first “Kuya Ed” buffet in Davao was established and was followed by more buffet-themed restaurants such as Iron Horse Buffet and Bangka Buffet.



Kuya Ed's Buffet at the Rizal Promenade in Davao City


For inquiries on Kuya Ed's Buffet, here are their contact #s : 
(082) 302-6850 / (082) 286-8883 / 0919-2564800 / 0923-6586043   


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30 comments:

  1. pwedi bang magpareserve this coming sat.? what should i do? php99 lang na buffet. 13 persons for dinner. wala kasing direct contact detail...thanku

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  2. thank you for your inquiry. my apologies for the late reply, was under the weather.
    when I dined at Kuya Ed's I didnt make any reservations. i just went there pretty early, just a little past 5pm. they open from 11am to 2pm and 5pm to 9pm. Enjoy!

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  3. Ask lng mgkano birthday package nyo..

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    1. thanks for checking my food blog, kindly refer to the info below :
      For inquiries on Kuya Ed's Buffet here are their contact #s :
      (082) 302-6850 / (082) 286-8883 / 0919-2564800 / 0923-6586043

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  4. may I ask the list of your children's birthday party package. tnx

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    1. thanks for checking my food blog, kindly refer to the info below :
      For inquiries on Kuya Ed's Buffet here are their contact #s :
      (082) 302-6850 / (082) 286-8883 / 0919-2564800 / 0923-6586043


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  5. hi there "anonymous jan 6, 2012" apologies for the delayed reply... feel free to contact Kuya Ed's Buffet at these contact #s : (082) 302-6850 / (082) 286-8883 / 0919-2564800 / 0923-6586043

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  6. hello there..i'd like to ask... magkano per person?ilang viand ang sineserv? i hope this coming feb 14..my vacant pa,,

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  7. hi there, thanks for visiting. Based on my visit last September 2010, Kuya Ed's served buffet meals during lunch and dinner at Php99... for further inquiries, pls contact them (082) 302-6850 / (082) 286-8883 / 0919-2564800 / 0923-6586043. thanks :)

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  8. Hello magkano po ang birthday or baptismal package nyo? Please email me at bea_bambi@yahoo.com NASA ibang Bansa po ako thank you

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  9. hi Bea Bambi,
    thanks for dropping by Bea, I shall send you this message as well.. feel free to contact Kuya Ed's Buffet at these contact #s : (082) 302-6850 / (082) 286-8883 / 0919-2564800 / 0923-6586043 - those are they're contact numbers when i visited them in 2010.

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  10. Hi!.. i would like to inquire about how much your package of catering for wedding, please email at http_asia@yahoo.com

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  11. Hi there this annalieh flores and I'm planning to held my birthday party in Kuya ed restaurant , Magallanes, Davao City.. I would like to ask how much is the Birthday package for 65 guests .. Just email me at annflores27@gmail.com. Thank you

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    1. hi Annalieh, thanks for dropping by... you may directly contact Kuya Ed's Restaurant, (082) 302-6850 / (082) 286-8883 / 0919-2564800 / 0923-6586043 - those are they're contact numbers when i visited them in 2010. i have also sent a reply via email. Thanks and enjoy your birthday! :)

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  12. hi there ` magkano po ba birthday package ? for my debut sana . pls need kasi this sept.30

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    1. Thanks for dropping by, feel free to contact Kuya Ed's Buffet at these contact #s : (082) 302-6850 / (082) 286-8883 / 0919-2564800 / 0923-6586043

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  13. Hi!...I would like to ask, How much is your Wedding package for 150 guest. Is April 27, 2013 available, I want to reserved this date early as possible, because I am still here in Kuwait. just email me at asereht29_bello@yahoo.com for more information. Need your reply asap.... Thank you

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  14. Hope he will have branch in Manila.. That would be awesome..

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  15. Mam gud am, how much po ang buffet now? and sa kids naa ba bayad? thanks. hoping po sa inyo reply.

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    1. hi! thanks for dropping by. Kindly contact Kuya Ed's for all your inquiries. I've listed their contact #s at the end of the article. here it is as well :) --- For inquiries on Kuya Ed's Buffet here are their contact #s :
      (082) 302-6850 / (082) 286-8883 / 0919-2564800 / 0923-6586043

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  16. Hi :) magkano yung DEBUT package nyo for 80 persons? and more details.Just email me at rimamartin4.rm@gmail.com sana makareply agad by this week thank you :)

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    1. thank you for dropping by my food blog - i am not connected with Kuya Ed's as I am a food columnist and blogger.

      feel free to contact them at the numbers I included in my post : (082) 302-6850 / (082) 286-8883 / 0919-2564800 / 0923-6586043. take note, those numbers are from the time i visited them in 2010.

      thanks :)

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  17. The worst restaurant ever. i booked in kuya eds but i am not satisfied. not delicious, not enough foods displayed for the guest. too crowded to accommodate the vip guest. not enough ice tea served. basta worst experience....

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    1. Hello Kimberly! It's unfortunate that you had an unpleasant experience at Kuya Ed's. As you can see from my photos, when I visited the restaurant, they had overflowing of dishes in their chafing dish. And delicious too! That time, I paid extra for the bottomless iced tea I ordered, apart from the buffet spread which was satisfying! Thank you for sharing your experience and for dropping by my food blog :)

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    2. Hi po ask lang po kung magkano po pang bday package ,50,persons po

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    3. Please contact Kuya Ed's directly. Numbers have been provided in this post above, at the time of writing (and during my visit) these numbers were working. thanks! :)

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  18. thanks to your blog it helps a lot.. more power

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    1. thanks for dropping by, Winzky. appreciate the kind words. hope you continue to enjoy the recipes and restaurants I share here :)

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  19. Good day po... Sir/ maam May other contact number po ba kau aside sa telephone number? kasi mgpareserve po sana ako ng seats this december good for 30 person .. thank you....my contact number is 09107213729

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  20. hello. pwde po mag ask? nagseserve po ba kayo for christening? how much po? 35 persons po?

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