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“I wouldn't go back” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of AAA Diamond Tongs

AAA Diamond Tongs
Ranked #177 of 693 Restaurants in Cebu City
Cuisines: Philippine, Asian, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: AAA Diamond Tongs is a buffet restaurant in Cebu located across the road from the Sarrosa International Hotel in Mabolo. Tongs offers an affordable Eat All You Can buffet with 26 local dishes (lechon Kawali, chicken pandan etc)Prices:P249 .... LUNCH & DINNER FIESTA BUFFET Monday to Friday Lunch, Saturday lunch & Sunday LunchP299 .... DINNER ONLY during Friday, Saturday & Sunday With LECHON & PORK BELLY BBQ Buffets are accompanied by Unlimited Ice Tea
Caye Caulker, Belize
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“I wouldn't go back”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

We arrived early & there was a fairly long line. The food was cold, not much flavor, and not much of a dining experience. I have a Filipina girlfriend, and she was unimpressed & never wants to go back there.....I agree with her 100%.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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5 Thank imahawkeye
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English first
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Baked shells! And a value-for-money buffet meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

At Php 275 you get a buffet with soup, about five choices of viand (including the baked shells) , four choices of dessert, three choices of side dish, and a glass of bottomless iced tea. It was a tasty and lovely lunch.

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2 Thank Zola M D
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Angeles City, Philippines
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Awesome Food, Affordable and Great Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2014

This is a buffet style restaurant and we came here after buying some stuff so we had a lot of things with us and they immediately offered assistance which was really great. Their staff was friendly and very accommodating. For less than 300, you get to have unlimited iced tea and a wide selection of eat all you can viands but their bakes oysters were delicious! We also loved their kinilaw na dory and well, everything was great! We loved it here.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ma Fatima G
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Cebu
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good Fresh Delicious Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013

Overall a very good experience. They said the same cook has worked there ever since Tongs first opened. It is a buffet eat-all-you-can style of restaurant. Oysters are included as one of the main specialties, but all other dishes such as crispy kangkong, corn soup (and other starters) spicy prawns, lechon baboy (only on weekends), lechon kawali, chicken pandan,garlic rice, plain rice, lumpia shanghai, leche flan, buko pandan and other desserts are all very satisfying. The food comes with unlimited drinks such as iced tea at no extra charge. The waiters and waitresses are attentive,friendly and helpful. Expect to smile and have a nice day when you go to Tongs.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Ron1Cebu
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Cebu
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60 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“We had a Great Lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2013

Diamond Tongs is an open air type buffet. They have one large enclosed area, mainly for reserved parties. We got there just as they opened and our party was in the A/C enclosed area. The food was Filipino Style and everything was good.

Two faults I could see were 1) The parking lot is very small. 2) This open air restaurant is next to a busy road, road noise and insects could be a problem

Visited June 2013
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2 Thank cheadler
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