NIU by Vikings

6/F SM Aura Premier, McKinley Parkway cor. 26th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila

NIU by Vikings
4.2
4.0 Stars

122 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 52
  • 4 stars 52
  • 3 stars 14
  • 2 stars 4
  • 1 star 0
  • 137 Reviews
  • 285 Recommend
  • 122 Reviewers
Category:
Buffet
Business Hours
Reopens Sat: 11:00a - 2:00p
Phone
+6324783888

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 5:30p - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 5:30p - 10:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 5:30p - 10:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 5:30p - 10:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 5:30p - 10:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 5:30p - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 5:30p - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Price Range

₱308 - ₱1,438

More Business Info

Reservations:
Yes
Kids Menu:
Yes
Ambience:
Casual
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Waiter Service:
Yes
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Sandra Y.
4.0 Stars
10

Back to my ever favorite buffet place,NIU Vikings . Its a super advance birthday treat to me from our client.

I loved the ambiance. Not crowded as other buffet places. I also enjoyed the intensive food selection. Everything is of quality. Yesterday, Its noteworthy that I tried good dishes together with unli wine... had the Chardonay 🍾🍾🍾and last drink (aka "pangbanlaw), I had Patagonia beer (taste like Kettle brew)All beers are also unlimited.

Highlights of my lunch:
11088️salmon sashimi
11088️brioche cheese
11088️dried fruit boursin- taste close to bluecheese.. this has raisin on top. Perfect with my wine.
11088️Ceasar Salad
11088️hakaw - the best! Had it with chili sauce
11088️steamed suaje- its shrimp10084
11088️tempura- very in demand that I have to wait for replenishment.
11088️baked oysters- very in demand. Was able to get 3 pcs. Baked to perfection128076🏼
11088️roast beef- cooked medium well, topped with mushroom sauce. 128523
11088️grilled salmon belly - wow! As in wow! Enjoyed this new one dish. Served with steamed potatoes on the side.

For dessert, i tried their soft serve yogurt ice cream. For me its ok, I prefer a more sour taste. Then I had 2 scoops of ice cream: Green tea (legit matcha taste) and coffee almond fudge (bits of almond and coffee taste)

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Inna A.
5.0 Stars
10

Did you know you can ask them to cook you lobster? Yes. Just ask the Grill Station. Garlic Butter Lobster. I know. You're welcome.

Ang dami nakain lobster, tatlong order, sumakit ulo ko after bes.

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Ched E.
4.0 Stars

Went here for BF's birthday. I'm a big fan of Vikings! Well, who isn't??? HAHAHA. Of course, as expected, food's good! What we didn't like was the space. Masyadong masikip...

Since it's our first time here, mejo mataas yung expectations. Ambience's great. However, the chairs need changing. Or, if di kaya ng budget nila, they should put chair covers. Also, temperature's too low. Atleast sana, room temp. Nakakawalang gana kasi kumain kapag mejo mainit. :)

Over all, babalik kami. :)

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Kaye L.
5.0 Stars
2

I loved it.

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Tricia P.
4.0 Stars

Expensive, yes. But consider the wide selection of food - chinese, filipino, japanese, korean, mediterranean plus lots and lots of dessert, beer, and fresh juices.

I wasnt able to take lots of photos, i was the acting nanny of my cousins 128517

Definitely a must try!
Also, consider fasting if you wanna try every bit of whats in there 128568

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Tei A.
2.0 Stars
4

Quality is not the same as what it used to be. Seemed as if they're scrimping. Salmon sashimi, tempura took awhile to be refilled. The staff carving the steaks gave me just one small slice despite me asking for 3 slices so I will not walk up there and queue again. Baked oysters had to be followed up several times. Not value for money anymore.

Servers also took a long time to clear our used plates. And it wasalso hard to call for service.

Bad. 128078🏻

I would rather have buffet in a hotel.

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Inna A.
4.0 Stars
10

Why don't I love it?

1. I booked a table one month in advanced of my boyfriend's birthday. Tapos inupo kami sa dessert section? Dafuq. Yung lakad ko galing sa carving station pabalik ng table ko e malamig na pagkain ko. So I asked the server kung puwede ba mag palipat ng table, without checking, sabi niya wala na daw available kasi daw lahat reserved. So lumapit ako sa concierge and they immediately sat us down sa middle section ng buffet. Thank you nice and friendly concierge people. No thanks to you ass hole server of table 302 A.

2. I got to the carving station and I requested for the fatty part of the lamb. I know my meat, and I saw that there was a fatty part, pero sabi ni kuya pare-pareho lang daw yun. Uhm, okay na nga lang. Nabadtrip na kasi ako dun sa table pa lang, so ayoko na dagdagan pa. Pati yung Prime Rib daw walang fat. Ahh. Okay.

3. This was the best of the night. I actually did not know if I would be pissed off or laugh my ass off when this happened. I asked for the fatty part of the lechon, and the guy who was chopping it said "ay wala pong taba yan kasi po belly yan." Oh. Wow. As in wow talaga.

I don't understand, the point of going to a buffet is to eat what you want and how you want it and as much as you can. So bakit ang damot sa part na gusto ng customer? Ito pa ah, hindi naman "prime" yung part na gusto ko. Pustahan tayo mas madami nag rrequest ng "walang taba" kaysa sa may taba.

What saved my day was Marvin. This nice server entertained me by the Grill Section because I couldn't find the crab. He said I just needed to request for it. Noooiiicceeee! He asked if I wanted them steamed and I said I wanted them cooked in butter with garlic. He said he will see what he can do. After 15 minutes, he served these amazing crabs. I loved it!

At syempre, Puto Bumbong. Hihi.

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Jah P.
5.0 Stars
2

Celebrated my birthday at NIU and it was a great experience!
I cant tell each food we tried but definitely a must try here!

I can say, we enjoyed all kinds of steak that we had over wine. 127863

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Francois D.
5.0 Stars

Plenty of choices for drinks and beverages

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Annechile S.
4.0 Stars
6

Had my birthday lunch here last Sunday. Food was great and the service was really good! Super loved the grilled salmon, tempura, and the lechon. 128077🏻🍾127863🍽

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Ig Plummer S.
4.0 Stars
2

I liked most of their food than the other Vikings branch. The only let down is the temperature inside which is kinda hot.

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Will C.
5.0 Stars
7

Its my 2nd time here and this time around i went here for a family dinner. Came here with a booking via an app and its good that we came here on time since we might loose our seats for the long line of waiting customers.

Im happy with the table that was given to us, it was spacious and comfortable. It was towards the frontend of the resto so its bright and not warm unlike the seats towards the end.

Well, its an vikings ++. What are the ++ then, more desserts selection, appetizers are better with the cheese section as my fav, foie gras, ribs and steak, wines and imported beers though i dont normally drink alcohol when im with family but cant help to try it out.

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Sandro V.
4.0 Stars

TGIF. Capping the busy week with a sushi feast! Enjoy the weekend everyone!

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Irish Dianne N.
5.0 Stars

Yummy food and alot of choices! :)

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It's Emified B.
5.0 Stars

The food is really good and they have foie gras! That's a major plus for me! Although the place is packed with people, the dishes served are very worthy of your waiting time.

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Dell C.
3.0 Stars
2

Hmmm... I expected a lot from this place. But sadly, food is just so-so. Waited 15 minutes for tempura which is always empty! Dry ribs, salmon sashimi is not that fresh, Chinese selection is not appetizing, I don't know, They are not replenishing the food and service is slow it's as if everyone is just too busy pre-closing (we arrived 1:45 and buffet is closing at 2:30pm) still deserve 45 mins of good food right?

We are also seated in an area na amoy kili kili 128555128534 The smell is not consistent na parang padaan daan lang. I'm not sure if its the mop they used or the person on the other table pero ayun... 128567

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Kiko G.
4.0 Stars
4

I was suppose to go to Uptown Mall to eat after buying some stuffs at SM Aura but it rained. Domino effect, traffic. Uptown Mall is not far from Aura but I was very hungry. I was thinking whether to eat at Buta Wagyu or Niu. The former no longer serve the the food I want past 5PM so I had no choice.

It's my second time at Niu and I was impressed during my first visit. It was a saturday night but it only took around 10 minutes before I got called to be seated.

You can never expect everything to be ultimately delicious in a buffet. Some are impressive while others are just meh. What I like about Niu is options. There's a lot to choose from starting with Asian Cuisine like Chinese and Japanese to Western Dishes. I enjoyed most of the food I ate but my top picks were
-Binusog na Lechon
-Tempura
-Paella
-Herbed Steak
-Ribs
-Saffron Rice
-Hakaw
Medyo sila lang ang paulit2 kong kinain.

What I like most about Niu is unli beer and wine. 128512

Desserts for me are okay but for sure kids will love the choices.

Service was great! Fast and friendly

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Maan M.
5.0 Stars
4

Do you love to eat and splurge on food?
Still undecided where to eat and celebrate your birthday?

I have tried a lot of buffets and I must say, this is really something. I guess this is the prestigious restaurant of all Vikings franchise. By the way, be prepared to spend big money as their prices are expensive. They have different rates for weekday lunch & dinner and weekend lunch & dinner. And don't forget to make your reservations in advance to be sure that you'll get in right away.

Upon entering, you'll notice the classy interiors, the utensils and the layout of the buffet is just on one side which is so accessible to all guests. My favorite amongst all the dishes available is the Desserts corner wherein you can find the mouth watering cakes and cheesecake slices, yoghurt, ice cream, where you order crepes and hong kong style waffles are stationed. I'm really a sucker for sweets and once I am already getting stuff from this side, means I'm almost done.

Food. To maximize what you have paid for, take only small portions. Go for the ones you hardly get to taste like Japanese food, Steaks, Lechon, etc. Some are readily available elsewhere but it's still up to you on what you would like to eat. Everything looks yummy!

Staff. They are very friendly and accommodating. If they're not when you were there, it might not be their job to assist you on your orders since they have their designated assignmens and most likely there are a lot of people so just be patient.

Restrooms. They are very clean. Two thumbs up for this.

Price. A bit pricey for regular buffets, but again, you pay a price for quality.

Promos. If it's your birthday you can dine in for free as long as you have a regular paying guest who'll accompany you. Check their website or call them for details.

How I would rate my dining experience? It's great and would definitely be back. I wasn't able to taste most of the dishes because I was so full already.

#NIUbyVikings #WhenInManila #foodtrip #MaansTravelDiaries

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PiaP E.
4.0 Stars
7

NIU by Vikings is an upscale version of Vikings Luxury Buffet.

11088110881108811088️ Ambiance and Service was 128077🏻128077🏻. From the time we got seated up to the servers diligently answering our questions. The ambiance and interiors of the room is very posh! Chairs are comfy and makes you feel relax while enjoying good food and good company. (I don't know if it's just only me, but the chair seems heavy making it a bit difficult to move whenever I need to stand up! 128528) We were seated by the way near the Dessert Station, imagine my agony to endure while eating as I want to skipped the other meals and dig into all the desserts! Also, not so sure if it happens all the time, but refilling of food per station was fast! Bravo for that!128079🏻

11088110881108811088️ The variety of the dishes they offer for each section (Chinese, Japanese, Carving, Dessert, Beverage, and the list goes on) is extensive as compared to Vikings. Taste of food is 128076🏻, there are some hits and misses. Overall, I enjoyed the food, especially the Dessert Station. For some who had read my previous reviews 🤓, I 128156 dessert! They offer a myriad of selections from petite fours, various cakes, a churros section, pavlova, creme brûlée, and most especially the gelato section 128525128525128525!

11088110881108811088️ Value for money is ✅. As there is a much wider array to choose from!

Overall it's a solid 11088110881108811088️ for me. Like what I said earlier, there were some hits and misses in their dishes but my overall dinning experience was good 128077🏻128077🏻. I left NIU with a happy tummy! 128523

Just a 128221 for first time dinners, some of the dishes they offer should be ordered, like the beef medallion. It would be best to ask the waiters as to what these items are. Also, prices for lunch and dinner are different as they offer less selections during weekday lunch service, so don't expect too much.

#PiaPEats

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Yshkael C.
5.0 Stars
3

It is actually my second time here at Niu! Nevertheless, I really think it is a great place to eat for fun or to celebrate something special.

We came here on a Sunday morning. We chose this venue to celebrate my parent's 25th wedding anniversary. Since we were a big group I reserved weeks ahead and they were also nice enough to put us in their private room.

The room could sit 50 plus people. It wasn't totally private since we were 30. You had to be at least 55 to close the room off. I didn't mind sharing the room. By the way, the room had a good view! You could see planes landing from the window. Also, it is close to the dessert station but far from the rest. There are pros and cons to getting the room.

Ambience is always wow! My guests was pretty much amazed by the decors and the over all feel. I have to agree as well. Coming here is really something. Very far from the regular chain of Vikings. I suggest that if you haven't tried it here that you really do. Surely a 5star hotel feel whenever I come here and I know this is the direction they were going for.

The food was pretty good. They had a really wide array of selections. I personally like the dessert station because I do love gelato! I also love their asian choices as well.

The manager even checked up on us to see how we are and she also had really good service just like the hostesses and the waiters.

Many thanks to the whole Niu team for making our celebration very special. I hope to come visit again soon.

128523

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