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May 24, 2013

Movie Stars Cafe and Restaurant- Dino Buffet at Seaside Boulevard SM Mall of Asia


I've read about this Movie Stars Cafe and Restaurant (used to be Star Movies Cafe) from blogs that offers buffet dining and entertainment at the Seaside Boulevard of SM Mall of Asia. D and I got a voucher for their Dino buffet for just P399 instead of the regular rate of P699. You won't miss the place as it has this big and bright signage outside the restaurant.

Action figures and character displays will greet you upon entering as waiters and waitresses actors and actresses dressed in costumes will assist you to your seats. I suggest going early as the place gets packed during dinner time. 

Batman and Joker

Iron Man and Atom from Real Steel

Sandtrooper and Shrek

Spiderman

Catwoman and Batman

Now, what to expect from their Dino Buffet (P599)
Their Dino Buffet gives you access to unlimited burgers, hotdogs, salads, appetizers, hot dishes and desserts for a fixed price. I think it is more practical to avail their Dino Buffet than ordering ala carte as their menu prices are ridiculously expensive. 

Don't you worry as the food on the buffet table mostly are freshly cooked/grilled in small batches to ensure that it is still hot or warm for diners. 


Hotdogs and Sausages-  their hotdogs were all tender and juicy but nothing really special


Burger Patties and Onions- burger patties were juicy but easily falls apart. Love the sweet onions! They also have cheese, tomatoes, cucumber and salad on the side.


Bacon and Mixed Veggies- the bacon was not crispy at all but veggies were okay


Chicken and Yasai Itame- chicken was a bit dry and bland


Fish Tenders and Breaded Pork- average fish tenders, dry and tough breaded pork


Cakes, Pastries, and Fruits


What I love most about the Dino buffet is that you could create your own burgers and hotdog sandwiches.

Here are our creations:
Our own version of the Amazing Aloha Burger- cheese, juicy beef patty, caramelized sweet onions,  barbecue sauce, honey mustard dressing, pineapple, tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce in toasted sesame bun

Classic Hotdog Sandwich- tender and juicy sausage in between hotdog bun topped with onions, tomatoes and ketchup


For the second round, we decided to remove the buns and tried the other kinds of hotdogs with chili con carne on the side.


We did that to the burger as well and added more pineapple slices :) 


Then we also got a little bit of everything they offer on the buffet spread. Honestly, there was nothing special with the dishes.


I suggest you skip this. It looks good but it was way too oily for us. 


I got more of my favorite hotdog with bbq sauce and sweet onions, then feasted on the pineapple rings. I lost count on how much pineapple I ate this night. But it was a lot! :) 


Finally, our dessert plate :) Fruits were not too sweet but the lemon bar was. 


You are probably wondering where's the entertainment here. Well, around 8pm, waiters and waitresses start to perform on stage with their costumes on. Most of the time they dance around and some characters try to be funny and make the crowd laugh. Music gets so loud that if you want a quiet place to dine, then its not the place for you. 


We couldn't let the moment pass without having a photograph with some characters. I chose this green soldier from Toy Story who literally asked us money after taking a picture with him. Seriously?? That was P20 down the drain. Warning! Stay away from this guy.. he's not even the main character.. Boo! 


Go for the Amazing Spiderman instead! :) D was more than excited to have his photo with Spidey! :) and it's FREE! :) 


Overall, the experience was one of a kind. But don't expect amazing and one of a kind food and dishes, as their unique selling point here is the entertainment they give to diners and the ambiance. The regular price for their Dino Buffet for me is not worth the food alone since you won't have a lot of choices. But the deal we got was already a great steal and the place is definitely worth a try especially when you just want to have a great time with friends. 

Movie Stars Cafe 
By The Bay, Seaside Blvd, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City
Smart.0908-200-9999 Globe.0905-277-9999