I enjoy going to buffet restaurants just because I like having variety of choices when it comes to what I can eat rather than going to a sit-down restaurant and choosing only one entree. I had the privilege of accompanying my Mom and our family friends visiting all the way from New Jersey to Vikings buffet restaurant located right by SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City, Manila.
Vikings is a luxury-buffet restaurant that has gathered loyal customers since they opened their doors to public. From Filipino and Japanese cuisine, to Italian offerings of pastas and pizza that you have the option of making up to your liking. It can sit up to 600 guests and is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. You can imagine having all your favorite food in one place and still exceed your expectations because of the quality and quantity they deliver for every lunch or dinner service. They have a separate section for private parties as well. READ MORE OF MY REVIEW AFTER THE BREAK!
We made reservations a few days before because we heard that it can get very crowded and the wait very long. When we arrived, our table was ready and we wasted no time going around to check out what’s to fill our empty stomachs (I did not have breakfast for this!). I was looking forward to filling up at Vikings Buffet Manila.
The buffet spread is on both ends of the place and two center spreads. One end has the meat section (bbq, beef, chicken, pork) and seafood (which will be cooked for you), by order specials, Italian choices of pizza and pasta which option to make your own, tempura corner. The other end offers Japanese and Chinese cuisine with hot pot option. In the middle, you will find a long salad bar back to back with bread and hors d’oeuvres. The other table consists of vegetable and rice servings, with a little bit of Singaporean specialties.
Now, for those who know me, I’m not an adventurous person when it comes to food. I mostly eat ‘safe’ food like tempura, california rolls, beef, chicken, etc. So I’m sorry that I don’t have actual photos of food on my plate because there weren’t any great ones. 😉
I indulged on their roast beef cooked to medium rare (I told you I’m a bore!) and their dessert area! Before my third round, I was frantically looking for their dessert area. We had to finally ask one of the servers where it’s located and it is by the back side of the place, facing Manila Bay. The choices were unbearable and I couldn’t pick which ones to get. I was full by the time I got to dessert because I got another serving of broccoli soup and some bread thinking I would not find that darn buffet area.
Below are the rates for adults, kids, senior citizens for weekday lunch and dinner as well as for weekends. Senior citizens can show their SC card to get 20% discount. They also have an on-going promo for birthday celebrants who gets to eat for FREE on the day of their birthday. You must show a valid ID.
They are indeed the best buffet in manila! I can’t wait to go back. We might go for my brother’s birthday or mine, but if we can’t wait for those special occasion, we might be back sooner!
Vikings Buffet Restaurant is located at Building B, By The Bay, Seaside Blvd. SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City, Manila. Check out their website here.
Edit: I had to edit some parts as there were typos!