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7 Highlights in Niu by Vikings, SM Aura Premier - Redefined Buffet Experience!

Niu by Vikings Buffet Restaurant in SM Aura Premier
Niu by Vikings Buffet Restaurant in SM Aura Premier
The "Best" Just Got Better!
Who would have thought that the one who started the buffet-craze here in the Philippines would come up with something even more interesting? Well, probably, you've heard about this already because it made a huge buzz when it opened up this October 2014,but just in case you seriously don't have an idea of what I'm talking about, it's no other than Niu by Vikings.

Note: "Best" might be highly disputable depending on your experience, but in my books, Vikings currently holds the "Best Buffet" title.

Niu by Vikings - Background
"Níu, which means nine in the Viking language, is a significant number in Norse mythology. Guests will feel like they are truly on cloud nine when they dine at this restaurant situated at the highest peak of SM Aura Premier. Its interior is sleek, chic and ultra-­contemporary, with dark wood tables and comfortable upholstered chairs adorned with dramatic lighting and elaborate décor in intimate dining spaces that will surely bring guests and their companions a memorable experience." - Vikings
Niu by Vikings Interior - Located in SM Aura Premier
Niu by Vikings Interior - Located in SM Aura Premier

Niu by Vikings Buffet Rates/Prices

Weekday Lunch
Kids between 3ft to 4ft || P288
Kids between 4ft to 4.5ft || P488
Adults || P1,088

    Weekday Dinner, Weekend and Holiday
    (inclusive of wines)
    Kids between 3ft to 4ft || P388
    Kids between 4ft to 4.5ft || P688
    Adults || P1,388
      Kids below 3 feet are FREE of charge!
      5% Service Charge Applies


      A Product of the Grilling Station here in Niu by Vikings
      A Product of the Grilling Station here in Niu by Vikings

      My Vikings Experience
      It was only this year that I got exposed to the world of Vikings (in SM Megamall), and I was honestly caught by surprise! There were a lot of dishes to choose from and most of them were really amazing! On top of all, the buffet prices are reasonable.

      Anyway, since a huge percentage of dishes offered here in Niu are also available in the regular Vikings, let me just share with you the link to my Vikings Experience Post - SM Megamall Vikings Buffet. Still, I'll share with you the important highlights of Niu that differentiates it from the rest of Vikings Branch as well as other buffet places.

      What's New in Niu - 7 Highlights

      1. Luxurious Ambiance
      Niu by Vikings in SM Aura PremierNiu by Vikings in SM Aura Premier - Interior

      The first thing that you will notice when you enter Niu, is the glamorous interior that exudes an air of sophistication. In fact, the ambiance tricks the mind into associating the restaurant as part of a hotel.

      2. Impressive Service
      Niu by Vikings: Preparation of Yakitori and Special Skewed DishChef Slicing Raw Salmon for Sashimi - Niu by Vikings

      Niu by Vikings is manned by a strong waitstaff (in terms of number); hence, despite having a large seating capacity, Niu can still be hands-on with its customers.

      3. Exciting Beverages - Wine and Cocktails
      Cloud Nine Beverage in Niu by Vikings available for dinner, weekend and holidays
      Cloud Nine Beverage in Niu by Vikings available for dinner, weekend and holidays
      One of the most exciting highlights here in Niu is the availability of wine beverages and other cocktails such as Dark Mojito, Margarita and Cloud Nine. Take note, you may have as much as you want during weekday dinner, weekend and holiday.

      4. Bountiful Carving Station
      Roasted Turkey - Carving Station of Niu by Vikings
      Roasted Turkey - Carving Station of Niu by Vikings
      Amazing sauces for roast meat in Carving Station (Niu by Vikings)
      Vikings became well-known for its exciting roast meat selection; however, Niu is pushing this to a next level by providing more offerings such as the Herb Spit-Roasted US Prime, New Zealand Garlic and Rosemary Studded Leg of Lamb, Beef Ribs, Niu Belly-chon, Salmon Coulibiac and Roasted Turkey.

      Herb Roasted US Prime, Beef Ribs and Leg of Lam - Niu by VikingsNiu Belly-chon and Salmon Coulibiac - Niu by Vikings

      5. Superb Italian Station
      Stromboli in Italian Station of Niu by Vikings
      An Italian Station may not be that unique in a buffet place, but Niu is again taking this further by providing high-quality dishes! Plus, you'll be able to request for interesting Italian specialty such as the Risotto Balls and the Risotto!

      Risotto Ball by Request in Niu by VikingsSpecial Risotto by Request in Niu by Vikings

      6. Awesome By-Request Dishes
      Dragon Roll with Wasabi Aioli of Niu by Vikings
      Dragon Roll with Wasabi Aioli of Niu by Vikings
      Foie Gras dish in Niu by Vikings
      Foie Gras dish in Niu by Vikings
      Pan-seared Beef Medallion Stuffed with Gorgonzola with Deconstructed Hollandaise
      Pan-seared Beef Medallion Stuffed with Gorgonzola with Deconstructed Hollandaise
      Niu is powered by a lot of amazing professional chefs equipped with a wide range of skills, creativity and passion! Hence, you must take advantage of this fact, and go for special "by-request" dishes under the grilling station!

      7. Amazing Gelato Station
      Niu by Vikings - Gelato Station
      Niu by Vikings - Gelato Station
      It is already infrequent for some buffet places to have an ice cream station. So, what more for a gelato station, right? Interestingly, Niu has one! Now, there's something heavenly that will cap off your feasty buffet experience.

      Note: Personally, I found the gelatos sweeter than what I can tolerate. Having said this, I still prefer the gelato station found in Diamond Hotel.


      Niu by Vikings Really as a Threat to Spiral Buffet
      According to the famous food blogger, Anton Diaz, Niu by Vikings can be considered as a threat to Spiral Buffet (but not entirely a Spiral-kill contrary to what I've written here). Evaluating through my personal experience here in this luxurious buffet restaurant, I would agree on it. The range of dishes offered in Niu is extremely wide, with various cuisines to choose from such as Filipino (our very own), Chinese, Italian, American, Vegetarian, Japanese, Southeast-Asian and etc. Plus, the quality of the dishes are mostly high-grade!

      On top of all, the price of the buffet in Niu is definitely reasonable, and in fact highly affordable (comparing it with that of Spiral). Yes, I know that an orange shouldn't be compared to an apple, but slowly that orange is turning red and taking shape of an apple. Well, you know what I mean. *wink wink*

      Anyway, with my fantastic experience here in Niu, I believe that the restaurant is a threat not just to Spiral, but also to any hotel buffets in town!

      How about you - do you recommend this place?



      More Photos in Niu by Vikings
      Chinese Siomain in Niu by Vikings BuffetYakitori Station - Chicken Bum, Skin, Liver etc - Niu by VikingsSalmon Sashimi in Niu by Vikings Pork Terrine Dish in Niu by VikingsTurkey Slammers in Niu by Vikings (SM Aura Premier)Rolled Salmon Appetizer - Niu by Vikings Taro Mochi of Niu by VikingsSapin-Sapin Filipino Dessert - Niu by VikingsPavlova Cake of Niu by Vikings


      Niu by Vikings
      Location: Level 6 SM Aura Premier, 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Metro Manila

      Contact No.: (02) 478-3888 or 847-38888

      Service Charge: 5% before VAT



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      9 comments:

      1. Spiral kill meaning the number of dish variations is larger than Spirals?

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      2. That's I'm not quite sure, but Spiral-kill means because Niu is much affordable and has sufficiently large number of varieties, people may choose it instead of Spiral. :D

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      3. Ic. Hope to try it some time. Although I noticed spiral often has a promo na at 1.5k so price disparity is not much.

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      4. Anton said, "Spiral-killer? -NOT YET". Be careful. :)

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      5. Anton said, "Spiral Killer-NOT YET"

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      6. OMG. Thank you very much for pointing that one! I'll revise it now. :D

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      7. Because Anton copyrighted the word? Or because Anton's word is absolute an no one is entitled to their own opinion?

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      8. It's overrated! We just tried it last night. Except for the ambiance, Viking's MOA is far better. Not recommended to celebrate your special day/s. I have tried Spiral Restaurant twice and no buffet restaurant comes close so far.

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      9. Thank you very much for sharing your insights on Niu by Vikings!
        However, I have some friends telling me that they prefer other branches of Vikings other than that of in MOA. Well, I guess, it really depends on our preferences.

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