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Vikings Buffet Restaurant in SM Jazz Mall, Makati

Vikings Restaurant has redefined the buffet experience with the establishment of the luxurious Niu by Vikings in SM Aura Premier. They redefined it in such a way that enables foodies to explore a vast array of dishes under a cozy and classy ambiance without breaking the bank.

Now, who would have thought that Vikings will utilize the momentum by opening up a new branch (i.e . the sixth one after Niu), and come up with something close to Niu (in terms of the ambiance) while setting the price range similar to that of the regular Vikings restaurant?

Vikings in SM Jazz Mall of Makati
Vikings in SM Jazz Mall of Makati
In this blog post, I will be sharing with you my insights about this branch while focusing on the highlights (such as the things you will and won't find here in Vikings Jazz). However, for a more extensive post on Vikings (i.e. SM Megamall), you may want to check out my previous post here, Eat-All-You Can Vikings Buffet in SM Megamall.


Vikings Buffet Rates/Prices - SM Jazz Branch

Weekday Lunch
Kids between 3ft to 4ft || P188
Kids between 4ft to 4.5ft || P388
Adults || P688

    Weekday Dinner
    Kids between 3ft to 4ft || P288
    Kids between 4ft to 4.5ft || P588
    Adults || P888

      Weekend & Holiday Lunch and Dinner
      Kids between 3ft to 4ft || P388
      Kids between 4ft to 4.5ft || P688
      Adults || P888
        Kids below 3 feet are FREE of charge!


        Remarkably, the Japanese dishes (especially the sushi, rolls, maki and sashimi) served here in Vikings Jazz Mall were stunning with their fresh and high quality.

        Sashimi collection of Vikings Jazz Mall in Makati
        Sashimi collection of Vikings Jazz Mall in Makati
        I wanted to make this post different than my previous one (which just contains photos of the food and the place), so I asked some of the Vikings crew to strike some pose for the camera. They were all friendly enough to agree.

        The Yakitori Station of Vikings in SM Jazz
        The Yakitori Station of Vikings in SM Jazz
        A closer look at the Japanese yakitori - Vikings in SM Jazz
        A closer look at the Japanese yakitori
        Now of course, you shall never miss the carving station of Vikings. This is where you'll find the spectacular roasted meat delights which is where the buffet restaurant is heavily known for.

        The spectacular roasted meat selection of Vikings SM Jazz Branch
        The spectacular roasted meat selection of Vikings SM Jazz Branch
        Although the roasted meat delights are undoubtedly sumptuous, I personally believe that Vikings needs to improve the sauces (i.e. further make the sauces blend and complement further) to be at par with the excellence of what are offered in the carving station.

        The Chinese dimsum delights in Vikings SM Jazz
        The Chinese dimsum delights in Vikings SM Jazz
        Filipino Desserts in VIkings Jazz Mall
        Local (FIlipino) Delicacies to cap the festive night

        Vikings Jazz Mall Highlights
        In order to help you decide whether to go for this branch, let me enumerate things that is unique to Vikings Jazz Mall.

        Beauty of the Place + Classy Music
        The vibrant yet classy interior of Vikings SM Jazz Mall
        The vibrant yet classy interior of Vikings SM Jazz Mall
        The bright, vibrant and classy interior of Vikings SM Jazz is what struck me the moment I reached the restaurant. It certainly has this wow-factor especially with its mild Venetian theme and modern touches.

        Another shot of the Vikings Jazz Mall interior - wonderfully furnished
        Another shot of the Vikings Jazz Mall interior - wonderfully furnished
        Ready your cameras because there are a lot of picture-perfect corners and areas here in Vikings Jazz Mall. You'll be fascinated by the "paintings" scattered around the restaurant. Some are even breathtaking.

        A Not-So-Popular Kid in the fancy Vikings SM Jazz Mall
        A Not-So-Popular Kid in the fancy Vikings SM Jazz Mall
        Beautiful Rest Room
        A portion of the rest room in Vikings SM Jazz, Makati
        A portion of the rest room in Vikings SM Jazz, Makati
        It is rare for restaurants to have a rest room with this kind of appeal. It's totally an eye-candy, so resist the urge to have your selfies taken here.

        Revamped Cheese Station
        Cheese, nuts and raisins for appetizer - Vikings SM Jazz
        Cheese, nuts and raisins for appetizer
        Moving away from the conventional cheese platter, Vikings chose to offer something a little different, and that is to select delectable cheeses and paired them up with nuts and dried berries!

        Spicy Toro Sashimi
        Spicy Toro Sashimi - something new in the Japanese station of Vikings
        Spicy Toro Sashimi - something new in the Japanese station of Vikings
        Ever since I stepped into the working world, Spicy Toro Sashimi (or sometimes called as Tuna Tartare) became one of my comfort dishes, and so I became extremely delighted seeing it on the buffet table of Vikings.

        Suggested restaurant: Nihonbashi Tei for the Spicy Toro Maki and Sashimi

        Homemade Ice Cream
        Homemade ice cream selection of Vikings SM Jazz Mall
        Homemade ice cream selection of Vikings SM Jazz Mall
        Unlike in other branches of Vikings where the ice cream are outsourced from Big Scoop, Vikings Jazz Mall creates its ice cream in-house (care of Chef Lorenz)! In that way, foodies are assured of fresh quality!

        I was able to have the Dark Chocolate Ice Cream and it was really rich in flavor! The texture can be made smoother and creamier, but the taste was definitely a winner for me!

        Chef Lorenz of Vikings SM Jazz
        Chef Lorenz and the gang are the ones responsible for the ice cream creations!

        Now, if there are things that you'll find here but not in other branches, certainly, there are things you won't find here that is available in other branches. Let's briefly discuss them here.

        Limited Seafood Variety for Grilling
        The limited seafood grillables in Vikings SM Jazz, Makati
        The limited seafood grillables in Vikings SM Jazz, Makati
        Aside from the Japanese and Italian cuisine, what I generally look for buffets is the seafood collection. Hence, I often scout for oysters and mussels to have them baked with cheese. Unfortunately, these two are not available when I dined it. Still, the good thing is, they still offer a good range of seafood delights (albeit limited).


        Limited Italian Cuisine Selection
        Pizza dishes in the limited Italian section of Vikings Jazz Mall Buffet
        Pizza dishes in the limited Italian section of Vikings Jazz Mall Buffet
        Although there are two pasta dishes included in the buffet, there is no create-your-own pasta here in this branch unlike in most of the other Vikings branches.


        A Pre-Birthday Celebration
        I didn't reveal that it would be my birthday the following day, but my mom secretly did so. Hence, this happened:
        A Not-So-Popular Kid having a pre-birthday celebration in VIkings Jazz Mall
        A Not-So-Popular Kid having a pre-birthday celebration in VIkings Jazz Mall
        With this, I want to thank Vikings for inviting me over to check out the latest branch here in SM Jazz. It was definitely a great prelude to one of my most awesome birthdays so far.

        With my mom in the newest branch of Vikings Buffet Restaurant in SM Jazz, Makati
        With my mom in the newest branch of Vikings Buffet Restaurant in SM Jazz, Makati

        Vikings Jazz Mall in a Nutshell
        To summarize this blog post, Vikings Jazz Mall indeed is a fancy place where you can breathe a fresh and peaceful ambiance. The variety of food may be less than the other branches, but the beauty of the interior as well as the availability of the core offerings (e.g. the lamb, beef, turkey and etc) and some added dishes (e.g. spicy toro sashimi) makes this an interesting buffet place.

        How about you - do you recommend this place?


        Vikings - A Feast from the Sea
        Location: SM Jazz Mall, Metropolitan Avenue Cor. Nicanor Garcia St., Makati

        Contact No.: (02) 891-3888, (02) 891-4888

        Service Charge: 5% before VAT
        Store Hours: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm and 5:30 - 10:00pm


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