Nope. I’m not trying to sing the song Mr. Roboto by Styx; I’m actually thanking the latest Japanese Grill Buffet restaurant Roboto San, located at the 2nd floor of Crossroads, along the 32nd Street of Bonifacio Global City, for the gastronomic experience I had a few weeks ago. The people that brought you SumoSam, John and Yoko, Marciano’s and Mr. Kurosawa are the ones behind this eat-all-you-can fare, with restauranteur Chef Ricky Laudico as the mastermind.
I’m like a kid again as I saw the caricatured robot greeting me at the door, reminding me of my childhood days in the late 70s and early 80s. As I enter the restaurant, I felt like I was warped into a different zone because of the futuristic look I’m beholding, made possible by the white panels that moved to different directions, complemented by the purple walls and beams. It looked like a pantry of a huge spaceship, manned by a group of people who’d quickly drop the plates and pickup the lasers to fight the aliens if need be.
I moved in and was seated in one of the plush leather seating. A little later and I proceeded to explore the buffet table, shaped like a ship, with one side showcasing cooked food while the other side are various raw marinated meat and seafood. There’s also a salad station and the dessert section. Yum!
I enjoyed grilling because I didn’t have to bother about the smoke, something that I experienced with other restaurants with a similar offering. I also don’t have to be concerned that the grill will overheat even if the fire is up after cooking. And because there’s cooked food available, I can eat while grilling. This is good especially when the customer is already hungry but would still like to experience cooking with the grill. I was really hungry that night.
After savoring all the food on my plate, including the ones I grilled, I had my share of desserts. I had cakes & pastries, halo-halo and ice cream. That made my bulging tummy bulge more. When getting ice cream, give Sesame Seed flavor a try. It’s good!
A blogger friend was actually encouraging me to taste the noodle soup saying it was really good. Unfortunately, I’m too full to even grab a bite of anything. I took note of that recommendation and will give it a try when I go back. There’s really more to taste on the buffet table but time passed me by so quickly. I’ll definitely take a trip back to the future, not just for the food but for the visual delight that I experienced. It brought about good childhood memories, of playing and watching robots when I was a kid. And for that I say: domo arigato Roboto San.
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