Last Sunday my family and I recently checked out Manila Tokyo. I'm not sure where the Tokyo comes from, because this place is all about Filipino food. We each decided to get the lunch buffet. The selection was excellent. They had about 12-15 different entrees to choose from, including favorites such as kare kare, adobo, and pancit. Sure, it's probably not as good as your mom's, but for the price you pay it is certainly worth it. The only drawback this last visit was a man started belting out the kareoke and wasn't that great of singer (plus it was kinda loud). Lunch also includes drinks and dessert (leche flan, bananas and ube this particular day). If you're trying to introduce someone to Filipino food, take them here for the buffet. They're sure to find something they like here.