Sushi and sashimi, your choice of dimsum and soup noodles, pasta varieties, tepanyaki dishes, and over a hundred other choices are served at the top Cebu buffet restaurant The Abalone of Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark.

Showcasing a wide range of Asian and Western cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, The Abalone presents a feast you can’t resist.

The restaurant caters to all-day buffet, with interactive stations that allow diners to pick the ingredients for their soup, pasta, or halo-halo. The four live stations – Japanese, Western, Oriental, and dessert – give guests some leeway with their food.

The Abalone Jpark
FEAST. The Abalone of Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark serves a wide range of Asian and Western cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

There are also several kinds of greens and dressings for the salad, cheese, pastries and fruits for dessert while the carving station serves roasted beef, pork liempo, and chicken.

Jpark Island Resort restaurants are named after shellfish such as The Abalone. This particular dining facility can seat around 300 people and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The Abalone Jpark
Each station at The Abalone normally features an average of eight to 10 dishes.


Best Cebu buffet

Each station at The Abalone normally features an average of eight to 10 dishes, said Food and Beverage (F&B) manager Michael Vinluan.

He explained that the bread counter, for example, usually carries 10 kinds and the choices change according to a cycle. Bread served today may not be the same varieties offered in the buffet in a few days’ time.

There are different chefs in charge of the different offerings and they are experts in their cuisine. This way, Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark is able to deliver only the best dishes in The Abalone buffet.



Executive Chinese chef Kenny Yona, who handles the resort’s Ching Hai Restaurant, also oversees the Chinese menu for The Abalone. Executive chef Mattia Stroppa takes care of both Jpark Island Resort’s seaside dining establishment Coral and the western dishes at the buffet restaurant.

Others involved in putting up the smorgasbord delight at The Abalone include executive Sous Chef Russel Abarquez, executive Korean chef Park “George” Kibum, and executive pastry chef Angelito Jimeno.

The Abalone hours, rates

The Abalone serves breakfast from 6 to 10 a.m., lunch from 12 to 2:30 p.m., and dinner from 6 to 10 p.m.

Breakfast is the busiest time for this top Cebu buffet restaurant, when it serves an average of 1,000 people.


The Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark, formerly the Imperial Palace Waterpark Resort and Spa, sometimes opens up Olive, the restaurant adjoining The Abalone, to make space for diners during breakfast.

Buffet rates are P1,250 nett for breakfast, P1530 nett for lunch, and P1,770 nett for dinner per person. The resort’s day use rate of P2,500 nett per person already includes the use of the Waterpark and lunch buffet.

Interested in sampling the best buffet in Mactan? Call the resort at (032) 494-5000 for bookings and inquiries.


Marlen is the editor of and co-founder of Cebu-based journalism startup InnoPub Media.

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