Vikings Luxury Buffet Restaurant: Birthday Treat (SM Mega Fashion Hall)

Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines

My friend, who is also one of my most loyal blog reader, happens to be an avid fan of Vikings Luxury Buffet RestaurantI told him I've tried them during their soft opening phase for their SM Mall of Asia almost four years ago and he said it's drastically changed since then and I should update.  Since it's been years of him persuading me to dine there and I have failed to, he decided to treat me there on his birthday.  (He just couldn't take it that I have not reviewed it here LOL!)

We dined at the Vikings Luxury Buffet Restaurant at SM Mega Fashion Hall.  It was huge but fully booked with long waiting lines even on a weekday lunch.

Indeed, it has changed a lot and there was a lot of variety.  I dedicate this post to my friend who invited me just for the purpose of this blog post.  He was very supportive as I was going to and fro refilling my plate (we practically didn't have much time to chat =p).

Salad and Starters
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There were pre-made salads, make your own salad, tapas and other finger foods like canapes.  There's even Lumpfish Caviar there which no one is taking notice of.  The Jellyfish was oddly rubbery I had trouble biting through.  The rest was pretty good.

Sashimi, Sushi and Maki Station
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The sashimi selections available are salmon, crabstick, tuna and squid by request.  They had some sushi selections and a lot of maki selections in various colors too.  I tried some of it like the Kawa Roll and Crispy California but not too much as I know how heavy they are to the tummy. 

Bread Station
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The bountiful bread station which seemed to be neglected by many.

Soup Station
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For soup, I had the Nilagang Baka but loved the Miso Soup more.  I had two pots of those!  I also wanted to try the Sukiyaki but I had no room for it.  I also tried the Chawan Mushi beside of it.

Chinese Dimsum Station
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I tried the Chicken Feet which was good and the Scallop Ball.  

Mongolian Barbecue Station
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Tempura and Katsu Station
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Teppanyaki Station
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 There's Beef Teppanyaki, Yatai Isame and Tuna Teppanyaki.

Grilled Station
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There's Pork Chop and tons of grilled fish variants like Ginadara and Tuna.

Baked and Skewers Station
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The Pork Satay, Pork BBQ and Oyster Rockefeller was very popular among diners so I tried the out.  The Pork Satay was good, Pork BBQ was tender with sweet notes but I was dissapointed with the Oyster Rockefeller.  The topping was white, tasteless and felt like a flour-based.  It did not taste anything like cheese nor did it have any stretchy consistency so I could hardly believe it's mozzarella cheese really.

Shabu-Shabu Station
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Chinese Noodle Station
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Balls Station
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Chinese Station
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They had a lot of Chinese dishes.

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I loved the Pata Tim!

Filipino Station
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I kept coming back for the Bicol Express and Kalderetang Kamabing.

Korean Station
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My favorite station is the Korean Station which has a lot of good offerings like Tak Toritang (spicy chicken and potato), Ojingeo Bokkeum (stir fried calamari with Korean hot pepper paste) and Sweet and Sour Chicken.   I failed to appreciate the Galbi Tang because it was not warm enough.

Western Station
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There were good choices at the Western Station too like the Baby Back Ribs, Goat Kourma (spicy curried braised meat) and Beef Brisket in Creamy Peppercorn Sauce.
Pasta Station

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You can make your own pasta or select from the pre-made ones.

Pizza Station
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Roast Station

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My favorite station is the Roast Station which has Lamb Chops, USDA Angus Beef and Turkey.

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There's also Suckling Pig on the side.

Dessert Station
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There's a whole chiller filled with cakes and other sweet treats.  There's a counter full of whole cakes and bite-sized pastries.  There's also kakanin.  There's a crepe station, ice cream station and fondue station.  For something healthy, there's an assortment of fruits too.

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There's also a make your own halo-halo.

Drinks Station
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There's a lot of Twinning's blended tea, soft drinks, ice tea, Milo and beer.  You can also ask for tea bags.  You can also have wine but for an additional fee.

Birthday Song and Cake
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For birthday celebrants, aside from eating for free, you also have a free cake and a song.  Cool treat!  My friend was shy so he didn't take the song.  He gave me his cake which I had too take home as I was too full too.  It was a good sansrival cake.

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Vikings Luxury Buffet Restaurant is definitely one of the most bang for the buck buffets in the Metro.  The price is even more reasonable with their promos so I think their pricing is really tough to beat.  The food quality and quantity will surely satisfy you and the service is good as well.

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Vikings Luxury Buffet Restaurant Rates
Ambiance Weekdays:

Adults Lunch: 688 php
Kids 4 ft-4'6 ft Lunch: 388 php
Kids 3 ft-4 ft Lunch: 188 php
Adults Dinner: 888 php
Kids 4 ft-4'6 ft Dinner: 588 php
Kids 3 ft-4 ft Dinner: 288 php
Weekends & Holidays Lunch & Dinner
Adult: 1,088 php
Kids 4 ft-4'6 ft: 688 php
Kids 3 ft-4 ft: 388 php
=Favorites or Recommended 
Vikings SM Megamall
Business Address 4/F, Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Julio Vargas cor. EDSA, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
Business Hours 10am-9pm (mall hours)
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 800-1,200
Free WiFi Yes (SM free WiFi)
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Contact (02) 656-3888, 656-4888, 656-5888
Other  Facebook Fan Page | Website

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