NIU by Vikings

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

NIU by Vikings
4.5 Stars

138 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 61
  • 4 stars 57
  • 3 stars 15
  • 2 stars 5
  • 1 star 0
  • 157 Reviews
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Business Hours
Reopens: 11:00a - 2:00p


  • 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

Kids Menu:
Lunch, Dinner
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Most Recent Reviews

Jae-t M.
4.0 Stars

Its been leas than a month, yet I felt disappointed that we are going to a different restaurant for our office dinner party! 128514
Viking is my preferred non-hotel based buffet restaurants in the Metro.
Go straight to the steak station! Then come back about four times more!
They have other delectable offerings but if you’re big on meat like myself, this is the peak! 128514
The freshly look cooked tempura is so good.
In Niu, you not only get unlimited beer (several imported brands), there is also red and white wine, beat that!

  • No. of Comments: 8
Steve Bryan V.
5.0 Stars

This is my 3rd year of celebrating my birthday with Niu by Vikings.
Niu is my favorite buffet restaurant since 2015.

I'm always impressed with the interiors of Niu because it's more upscale from all the Vikings branches. The ambience is very luxurious and modern. There were Fancy chandeliers that light up the whole place, Elegant yet comfy couches, Tall curtains and Live piano that matches the Victorian Theme of the buffet restaurant.

The food choices were limited compared to other Vikings branches, but the selection and quality of food is high end. Quality over quantity!
What I also like here is they offer unlimited Wine and Beers. Yasss!

First, I have to get my Steak fix! The Carving Station is always the busiest. They have Angus Chuck Eye, Angus Belly, Lamb etc. and there's a lot of sauces to choose from.
The steak is tender and juicy but the lamb is a different story, it's rare and hard to chew. Mint Jelly is always my favorite plus the Truffle Sauce.

For my seafood fix, I had Oyster Rockefeller and Grilled Squid in Chili Thai Sauce. They're both good.

I also have Asian Favorites.
Ebi Tempura is so delicious that I have to get 8 pieces of it just for myself. Sushis and Dim sums are irresistible as well. I got each plate of it.

My salad plate is vibrant and fresh.

And to top it all off. I had 2 plates of cakes!
The dessert station is life. They have so much to offer, from different flavors of ice cream to a wide selection of cakes. Of course, I focused on cakes, it's the reason why I'm always looking forward to come back here. It's the best!

It's my fifth time here and we're always having a great dining experience. Niu didn't disappoint and live up to my expectations. Cheers Niu!

  • No. of Comments: 2
Marc M.
5.0 Stars

It may be small, but Foie Gras is unlimited at Vikings Niu. I was ordering 6 plates at a time that I lost count how many I had. 128514 I told them to just shove several in one plate (to minimize waste) but the chef said the higher ups want it all to be plated. E bahala sila 128514

I paired it with the unlimited Wines as well. There were a few choices but still solid nonetheless. Chardonnay was my favorite to pair it with.

These plus Salmon Sashimi and Meat Carving was all I had. Not even rice para sulit 128513

Oh and they also have lobster, if you ask the right person. 128521

  • No. of Comments: 5
Karla C.
4.0 Stars

We went here to celebrate my sister's birthday and I'm so glad we did. 128077 We were contemplating whether to go here or try Mamou instead but the fact that NIU offers free buffet for birthday celebrants won us over. The food and service didn't dissapoint and their interiors were very impressive. The food selection was great. We enjoyed the unlimited cocktails immensely 128521127865127863. Although it was quite pricey even with the free for birthday celebrants discount. It's perfect for special occasions but it's not a restaurant I would go to on days that I just wanna dine out.

  • No. of Comments: 1
Kevin R.
5.0 Stars

NIU by Vikings is a great buffet stop for those in the Bonifacio Global City area. There is a wide selection of dishes that diners can choose from, but the highlight is usually the roasting area. Roast beef, Angus ribeye, and turkey are among some of the choices for the roasting section, along with a selection of sauces and gravies.

Other sections include Japanese, Filipino, Chinese, Western (go for the beef pot pie with its mashed potato crust on top), and desserts. Feel free to make your own halo-halo or order some ice cream or gelato. For me, I will be by the Choco Lava Cake and the Bread and Butter Pudding area, with its warm, gooey chocolate sauce bursting out with each bite, or the creamy vanilla sauce ladled on a earm, sweet chunky pudding, respectively.

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Abe C.
4.0 Stars

It was my first time in Niu by Viking's last month. I was impressed by their spread. It reminded me of my first awestruck experience at seeing the first Viking's years ago at MOA. And now that others have replicated or caught up, Viking's brought the buffet game up another notch with Niu.

Perfect selection of putting it solely in SM Aura. A more upscale, dolled up version with a still not difficult to pay PhP 1509 net.

Tips for now,

+Angus Ribs, Ribeye Steak at the carving station. There are plenty of choices there but those are my top two choices
+Chinese, roasting station, go for the mini asado roll ala Tim Ho Wan. 80% replicated at 60% of the THW size.
+Pasta station, ask for the Foie Gras. This one, medyo pahirapan and matagal so you'll just end up enjoying it once or maybe twice. It's not as easy to access like Spiral. Also order their Beef Medallion there, likewise topped with Foie Gras.
+Noodle area of Chinese, you can request for lobster there, but usually it's in the form of Lobster Mami. Well cooked lobsters but the Mami kind of cheapens it, IMHO.
+Sushi's look good but I only got sashimi and the by request uni Sashimi
+I love the desserts too. OMG. They didn't scrimp on this portion either. Gelato, French pastries, nicely done donuts, etc.
+even their drinks are bottomless, soft drink, juices, wines and draft beer.

Niu by Viking's Ratings, at a Glance: 
> Food & Beverage: 127775127775127775127775
> Service (Dine-In) : 127775127775127775127775
> Kitchen Service  : 1277751277751277751277751/2
> Ambience            : 1277751277751277751277751/2 (some areas are a bit hot)
> Value for Money: 127775127775127775127775127775
> Price : ₱₱₱ (cheaper than most 4 star hotel buffet's but can easily compare. And even exceed most which are 50 to 100% more expensive)
> Worth a Try      : ABSOLUTELY
> Worth a return : Yes
> VERDICT          : 127775127775127775127775


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Sun M.
5.0 Stars

Been skipping buffets for the past year or so because we all know the disadvantage it could bring. Haha! Plus, I don’t really like the feeling of being so full afterwards. I know, it should be under my control, but of course you want to try everything you could as much as possible. What’s the point of going to a buffet afterall? Lol.

Last week, boyfie’s birthday came and he insisted of trying NIU by Vikings at SM AURA. I said yes since we haven’t tried it, plus it was his birthday so okay...consider it as my gift. (lol, I hope that was the case.) Hahaha!

Made a reservation via email 1 week before and it was a smooth one. They immediately replied which gives a hing on how accommodating they are. One day before, I received a reminder for the reservation for confirmation. The next day, it was like 2 hours before the dinner time 5:30pm when I remembered to request for a couch seat. I texted the number and I was surprised that they quickly replied and accommodated my last-minute request.

We took advantage of their Birthday promo so we only had to pay around Php1,500 for 2 pax inclusive of 5% service charge. Isn’t that amazing?! Haha. I mean that’s already our normal bill for our regular weekend eat-out so this one’s totally a score since we get to try different cuisines!

We arrived at around 6PM and there were already a few groups of people eating. The staff directed us to our reserved seats and while on our way, my initial impression was gaaaaawsh, it was a long stretch.128557 I mean the buffet is designed to be a one straight long spread that is divided into different stations:

(Not in order)
🔹Cold Station
🔹Pan Asian and

I felt like it was intentionally done to make it time consuming for the guests going from one station to another. Hahaha.

I have to commend though the very state of the art, elegant, and cozy ambiance of the place. The couches and tables were neatly arranged that it doesn’t feel crowded. I also admire the fancy chandeliers and how some couches offer exclusivity and a little privacy. There was also a huge black piano display at the very center.

Anyways, my first impression did not last after I started checking out each station. Oh my! I did not know where to start actually upon writing this review!!! Remember that I have skipped every chance of going to a buffet for the past year so please pardon me. 🤣
I actually made a game plan on how I should divide my time to make sure I try everything, but I guess it just flew away. Haha!

On my first round, I actually didn’t get anything yet. I just took photos from each selection because the lighting was so perfect!!! Boyfie on other hand went ahead and tried the Japanese cuisine.

He is more into Chinese and I was surprised that he liked the sushi. So I went ahead and got myself a plate also. Fyi, I love Japanese food so much especially sushi and tempura I know I was the one who influenced boyfie to start appreciating Japanese food especially sushi. 128149 He was actually right, they were good especially the one with Grille Tuna on top. I wasn’t able to get its name anymore because I literally got lost already. 🤣🤣🤣 The mixture of the ingredients for each roll were all down right and I could tell they were all freshly made! Geeez! I’m so craving right now as I write this! 128557128557128557

Of course one would not miss the Tempura in every buffet. It was freshly cooked, but I was not really impressed by it. I was expecting more I guess. The best Tempura I have tried in a buffet by far was from Four Seasons Buffet Hotpot and Buffet, I still remember how spot on their tempura was. Anyways, NIU’s tempura was a little bland and there’s just nothing remarkable with it. But I sure did still eat a lot of it that I lost count already. Haha! I also specifically requested for a toasted tempura and the chef was so kind enough to cook one for me. It was served on our table and I loved that it even has a presentation! 128513

Boyfie was then on his second plate trying out the Chinese x Filipino station. I just literally took a bite in every dish he got so I won’t have to go and try them anymore. The Kare-Kare was fair enough the same with the Yang Chow.

My next plate was with the dimsum since I already started with the Yang Chow. Felt bad that they were already cold when I tried them because I took so much photos I got carried away. Lol. I was surprised that they still actually taste great though- the Hakaw was very soft it just melts in the mouth while both the Long Bao, and Shark’s Fin were so flavorful I wanted to eat more, but I have to save room for my stomach because I still need to try the other dishes. Swear I will be back for more! 128557128557128557

I had to skip the cold station because I am not really a fan of cold cuts. I always prefer my dishes served hot. So next time perhaps!

I recall trying out this Earl Grey Miso Shrimp Flan, it caught my attention because of its name and presentation and it was placed on a steamer there by itself. All I can say is I loved it that I wasn’t able to share it with boyfie. The texture was so fluffy and you could taste the early grey-seafood flavor in it. It’s topped with a slice of shrimp and caviar. Absolutely no regrets in trying this one!128077🏻

After that I kind of took a rest for a while and that time, boyfie started to try the reason he wanted to go to NIU - the carving station! This is where you can find their premium steak dishes. Boyfie got to try all of what was available there, but his favorites were the Rib Eye and Angus Beef Belly. You can have it cooked in any way you want and they have different sauces for your steak too! I only took a slice of each kind and I knew right then why boyfie had come back to that station for like what? 6 times? He didn’t mind falling in line also as the night gets darker. Yes, I think this was the favorite of the night aside from the Wine Station. I think two plates of their steak would already make your Php1,500 super worth it!

When we arrived at NIU, I’ve been telling boyfie that we will go after the desserts, wine, and cheese at the last hour. Unfortunately, I couldn’t help myself! Haha. I love desserts so much that there is no instance that we will eat in a resto without having desserts. I was actually been trying to hold myself from getting any desserts since we arrived because it’s the very first station you will see. Hahaha. I’ve been dying to try the newest addition in their menu- the TRUFFLES!!! Selected stations has a truffle item since I think NIU seasonally features something different from their usual selections. Of course, the truffle chocolate is a MUST! They have the dark chocolate and the white chocolate. I loved the dark chocolate better. It was goeey and I liked the chocolate powder finish of it. For me, it was just a celebration in my mouth. The white chocolate truffle was just as good, but I find too sweet that I think one might loathe it later on. Boyfie was obviously surprised when he saw my plate, he was giving me this ‘I-thought-we-will-do-it-at-the -last-hour look’ but I simply shrugged him off. Haha! He is not into sweets so I feel a little bit sad that he wasn’t able to try their delectable desserts. 🤣🤣🤣

Another TDF dessert and is part of their Truffle selection is the Orange Chocolate Truffle Tart. I sweeeeaaar this is must try! The combination of each layer was just the bomb! 128561128561128561 I didn’t expect to like it because of the Orange flavor, but surprisingly, this was my favorite for the night like if I can only take home the whole entire cake I would! The Dark Chocolate Gateau was also good and one shouldn’t miss.

I just felt bad because I left half of the slice on the table to get a glass of drink, so to make sure the waiters won’t pick up my dessert plate, I put it on the farthest side of the table. I was sad that they still did. I mean, as much as it was a good service as to how fast they clean up tables, it was just not right for me that they’ll just pick up the plate without asking the owners first and knowing that the plate still has food in it. It was a waste of food and I think this is the most shaming part of going to a buffet. 128547128148

After that, I made sure that boyfie and I do it alternately so that there is someone who would watch over plates. Boyfie also tried their shabu-shabu. It was served with a little stove on our table so we also had a little cooking session there. Haha! The shrimp tasted so fresh and I liked their noodle and crab roll.

At around 8PM, I was surprised that someone has started to play the piano. It made the night even more lovely. The guy was actually cute. Haha. He even played the Game of Thrones theme song later that night!!! Amazeballs!

I think I lost track of the event that followed subsequent to my having dessert. I remember exploring more of the dessert station - they have churros, Filipino desserts, fruits, yogurt, and even choco fondue. I loved that they have a wide selection of ice cream flavors, there was I think 8-10 different variants and my favorite were the Choco Mint, Dark Chocolate, and Salted Caramel! I was such a happy kid I almost forgot that it was boyfie’s birthday. Lol. Boyfie liked the Choco Mint as well as the Dark Chocolate.

At around 9PM, the lights at the dining area were turned off when I heard someone introducing the arrival of the ‘VIKINGS’. Each waiter was carrying 2-3 plates of birthday cake. Hihi. After that everyone sang a song for the birthday celebrants. Glad that we can take home his birthday cake as a pasalubong for his niece. We also didn’t want to eat the birthday cake because there’s still a lot more to try!!! 128514

After having desserts, I wanted to try their truffle pasta, but unfortunately it was not available so I chose to order my favorite pasta flavor instead, the carbonara. It was served with a thin breadstick, mushrooms, and bacon. It was creamy , but it was not that flavorful for me. It was still worth trying though. I wanted to try the Seafood Paella from Western Cuisine as well, but I thought it will be heavy in my stomach so skipped it.

At around 930PM we decided to go for the wine. Boyfie chose the red wine, while I opted for the white wine. We paired it with the different kinds of cheese from the cold station. It was just perfect to cap off the night. 128076🏻128076🏻128076🏻

Boyfie also got himself a few cans/bottle of beers from the fridge. And it was all inclusive! For their juices and regular drinks, I loved that it was neatly displayed and the fact that there’s a lot of options to choose from! My favorite was the Wildberry.

We decided to stay until closing time while having tea and coffee to sort of digest all the foods we’ve eaten. This time, I knew I was able to handle myself and refrain from over-eating and still be super satisfied!!! My boyfie on the other hand was absolutely in food coma. 🤣🤣🤣

As much as one would like to try everything in a buffet, our body can only take so much. That’s what I realized while having coffee. Haha! That pretty sums up our #NIUEXPERIENCE. Swear, there’s a lot more at NIU so you must have a game plan before going and you must STICK with it. 128514 Make sure not to overeat because I know the feeling 🤣🤣🤣 and try not to waste food as much as possible.

I was glad to try NIU for the first time and I wouldn’t mind paying Php1,500 just for myself because it was all worth it. It’s pretty cheap especially in our case when we only paid the said price for 2 persons already. 128076🏻

Aside from the food selections, the service was just superb and commendable! I’m in awe how attentive each of the staff until the end of the night. From the reception, to the chefs, and waiters! Everyone was friendly and accommodating. The overall dining experience at NIU was indeed luxurious and was even made more exceptional because of the service. No wonder why people just keep coming in even at around 9PM... To think it was even a weekday when we went there. I bet more people are here on a weekend so keep that in mind as well in case you are planning to visit soon. I think I would choose to just go here than any other regular buffets in the metro and I just can’t wait to be baaaaack!!!

The only thing I noticed was the area going to the restroom. You would feel that there was no enough ventilation in that particular spot. It was just humid at that certain part of the hallway where it says ‘EXIT’. I have to commend though the very spacious and victorian interior of the restroom! It was kept clean despite the number of guests they had for the night. The even have a bidet. Haha.

NIU by VIKINGS is located at the 6th Floor of SM Aura. They do accept reservations via facebook page or email so bear in mind to make one at least 1 week before. Make sure to check out their website and social media accounts to see the on-going and latest promos! As far as I can recall they have group promos like the other buffets and even a promo for couples!

Now I wonder whether their lunch menu is the same as the dinner...I guess I’ll have to find out myself! Hihi.

I wish I could put all the photos here. I only uploaded my favorite ones, but please do check out @hermouthisfull at instagram for more photos. Hihi. 128149128149128149


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Vanessa D.
5.0 Stars

For those who don't know and haven't tried this restaurant yet, Niu By Vikings is a highend buffet of the Vikings group located at the topmost floor of SM Aura Premier.

If you worry that the Niu by Vikings will give you the regular Vikings experience, I can tell you that this one is different. From the more classy ambiance of the restaurant to the carefully handpicked dishes they serve, everything really feels premium!

Its a triple celebration for us, my husband birthday, my sister birthday and our 3rd year wedding anniversary.

The place is very classy and sophisticated. I also noticed the furniture they have used - the dark wood tables, premium comfortable chairs, chandeliers, and etc..It was perfect for our anniversary date! 128525 Perfect for all celebration guys! 128077

For the buffet, lets start with our favourite part, the steak! The grill station which they can grilled the salmon head kabayaki, chilli garlic tuna and many more! The Western Cuisine with Panizza, Stromboli, Sicilian Pizza and more. Pasta section, pan asia section, carving station, or try their tempting selections of roasted turkey, pineapple lyonnaise, cranberry jelly and niu-belly! They have more to offer so better to try Niu now guys!

Not only their main courses have a wide selection, but also their beverages - Apple Cinnamon, Lemon Lime, Iced Tea, Four Seasons, and many more! For a more romantic date, Niu By Vikings is also serving wines or the casual beer if you're not a fan of wine.

For the dessert they also have wide selections. If you are health (and diet) conscious, a healthy selection for you is FRUITS! They have a wide selection of desserts - Moist cake, cheese cake, refrigerated cake, chocolate fountain,, yogurt ice cream... name it! You want macaroons? Yes, they have it! The ice cream was superb, the gelato ice cream!
They are also serving known Filipino pastries such as Bibingka and Puto Bumbong.

I recommend Niu By Vikings to families, group of friends or partners who would like to have a great dining experience - may it be in celebration of a special occasion or just a regular day when you just feel like eating good food.

For the rates, Adults:

* Weekday Lunch: Php 1,088 +5% SC
* Dinner, Weekend / Holiday: Php 1,388 +5% SC


* FREE (Kids below 3ft. or 3 years old)
* Lunch: Php 288 Kids 1 (3ft. to 4ft. or 3 years to 7 years old), Php 488 Kids 2 (4ft. to 4ft 6" or 8 to 10  years old)
* Dinner, Weekend / Holiday: Php 388 Kids 1(3ft. to 4ft. or 3 years to 7 years old),
* Php 688 Kids 2 (4ft. to 4 ft 6” or 8 to 10 years old)

They offers a wide selection of food that guests will sure enjoy. With a variety of dishes that range from Mediterranean, Chinese, & Japanese to French and Italian cuisines, you will definitely feel an evolved dining experience. Worth the price! 128077128525

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Herl C.
5.0 Stars

Birthday celebrations should be special, and to make it even more memorable is by spending with the family. That's why we chose Niu by Vikings to celebrate the birthdays of my husband and her sister last week.

Niu by Vikings is an evolved buffet dining experience which offers nine different food stations from Japanese, Mediterranean, Chinese, to French and Italian cuisines. This was my second time to dine here and I must say that both of my experiences were totally worth it.

The dinner buffet starts at 5:30pm up to 10:00pm. We arrived at 8 in the evening because we were three hours stucked on traffic. So, that means we only had two more hours to maximize the buffet. 128524

Their wide food selections are what I love about Niu. They offer cuisines which I can't find in any other buffet. Since they have nine stations, I just picked up my top choices:

🦀 Crab
This belongs to my top pick because I'm a seafood eater/lover. They don't actually display crab however you can just tell the chef to cook one for you. I just forgot to ask what's the flavor but it tasted like rich egg soup - a little bland but something that you can't get tired of eating.

🥘Beef Pot Pie
A tomato based beef stew with pie crust. The taste was right enough for my hungy stomach. The beef was tender and could easily be chewed.

127830Angus Chuck Eye
We tried the well-done steak and it was so good. I forgot what sauce I paired with this but you can choose from several choices. The steak meat was tender and juicy.

128031Grilled Fish
Spotted in the grilled station, this one was fresh even without the flavor.

127865Drinks Station
What I love about Niu is their wide selection of drinks. I like the Cucumber one and the Apple juice. You can freely select whatever drinks you want not unlike in other buffet that you'll need to ask them. You can also choose to drink wine and imported beer.

The bubblegum flavor is to die for! Super "nakakaalis-umay" with all the meat I ate. Other flavors you need to try is the Black Sesame and Strawberry.

I tried almost all of the cusines here. Every penny you paid is totally worth it. I just got small amount to avoid getting overwhelmed with the taste. Their lechon belly was so good and crispy. I forgot to try the Italian pastas and pizza maybe because I can eat them whenever I want. Their cheese and salad stations are also promising. I tried the caviar also, it was okay. For the desserts, they're good for those sweet cravings of yours. You can choose from small slices of cakes, native kakanins, chocolate fountain, and mamy more.

Their staff were nice and accommodating. They were not bothered whatever help you need from them.

Classic themed of black and white interior design. This place is shala unlike any other buffet restaurant that I've been with. Tables are arranged neatly. The place is large and can accommodate huge number of diners. There are private rooms as well. Even the restrooms are clean and well-maintained.

10024Birthday celebrants are FREE! For you to maximize your stay, be there early. Call or send them a message online to secure your reservation. Kids with a certain age bracket are totally free to eat!


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Yshkael C.
3.0 Stars

Came here on a busy pay day weekend. It was super traffic reaching SM Aura from Makati 128513128513 I arrived almost 8 pm already. Thank goodness I had friends who arrived early so that my reservation wasn't given to someone else. Wew!

Food here is just so-so. Not like the first few times I've eaten here. The choices felt a bit more limited. And there were a lot of hit and misses as well. One of my faves would be the fishcake with Celery dish at the chinese section. I had several rounds of that dish cause it was super good. The pasta took too long to cook. Around 30 mins I believe but taste wise it was pretty good. I even had shrimps added in! For dessert, I did enjoy the Opera Cake. Pretty superb!

Comparing to my previous experiences here. It felt a bit more different that's why I gave it only 3 stars...

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Anj C.
5.0 Stars

Love all the food choices. Lots of cuisines to choose from. Chinese, Italian, Japanese and a lot more. Overflowing wine and super mouth-watery desserts. Ambiance was gorgeous. I definitely think this is worth every buck.

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Paolo S.
2.0 Stars

Had a company team dinner here with a few folks in management who came from the US. I tried to temper my expectations given this isn't a hotel buffet.

Being my first time, this was going to be a NIU experience. But found out there was really nothing NIU after all haha. The beef was nasesebo na and puro taba regardless of the cut, the turkey breast i thought they'd cut me a slice but instead was given pre-shredded meat from. A container thats been left there (hence, really dry). Though they did have a truffle smelling gravy, which was a plus. Binusog na lechon was tough and tasted a bit stale. The lamb skewers and roast had this really strong game-y aftertaste. The meat in general was tough. Appetizers, soup, pasta, paella, were just so-so. Cheeses, crackers, and coldcuts were very limited. I enjoyed the ice cream though!

And fine, they had a selection of decent alcohol na drink-all-you-can, caviar (though mejo tago), a nice ambience with a piano man pa. Okay okay, so this isnt a hotel, keep expectations reasonable... kaya, 3 stars!

Well, I was initially going to give this 3 stars sana. But then when I found out the buffet is at 1.8k a head. Then nope, i wouldn't pay this much for what I had, even with the unli-booze. Kung goal ko mabusog for that price, i think i could stuff myself with better food elsewhere with change to spare.

Sayang, I hoped that this could be my NIU thang 127927127927127927128131

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Jaypee D.
5.0 Stars

The best premium buffet restaurant for me. They have a wide selection of food of different categories and it's super organized.

FAVE: wine and dessert sections

BEST DEAL: Free buffet on the day of your birthday as long as you bring at least one paying guest.

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Manila E.
4.0 Stars

Best place to claim free food on your birthday. Terms and conditions apply of course. Just a tip, ask for foie gras and munch on crabs or lobsters.

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Anna d.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Tei A.
4.0 Stars

Last time I dined here, I was so disappointed. But Niu was able to redeem itself when I dined here on my birthday. The food quality seemed to improve and even my Dad was satisfied with the line up. Hope they keep it up.

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Ruth S.
2.0 Stars

As much as I would want to really really really like Niu, I just can't. 🤐

There was nothing extra special, extraordinary and unique to make this place different from the "usual and normal" Vikings. I don't see any good reason to pay more for a Niu experience. Or maybe because I get the same things so there's really nothing different. But still, I was hoping to see obvious differences. 128563

Well there's wine, but I don't drink wine.

The salad station was too sad and unsanitary?? The greens were placed in a "wooden bucket" and you use a wooden thong to get your greens, the thongs were falling every time you return them. Even saw one on the floor since it fell accidentally and the person returned it back. 128557🤐128563 Also, aside from the fact that it's unsanitary, the options were very limited and the greens were not that fresh.

The hakaw was good but was not blown away by it. I remember enjoying the hakaw during our last ordinary Vikings visit.

The special sets were all not available as well. Read somewhere that you can order special dishes (this is one of the main difference daw) but apparently, walang available. 128527128527

Also, they don't refill right away. We always have to wait for them to refill the salmon and tuna sashimi. 128566

I don't want to enumerate every thing anymore, it's making me sad just thinking about it! (Arte! Haha 128518128523).

But there are still some good parts.

PASTA. Not sure if all pastas were good but we tried the Pesto Pasta and it was pretty good. Pasta was al dente and pesto sauce was yummy! The toppings were limited though, you only get to choose from Ham, Bacon or Sausage. Would be so much better if they also have chicken fillet or shrimps. Niu eh! 128530

DESSERT STATION. They have different types of kakanin, the mini cakes and pastries were pretty good, you just have to choose wisely! 128517

Our favorite was the GELATO station. Loved the Avocado ice cream!! 128154 And Dark Choco!! Ang sarap!!!!! 128525128525 But then again, this is also available in all Vikings -- normal and Niu.


PLACE was just okay? Pilit?


SERVICE was bad. Super slow. Servers were hard to call. We had to wait and follow up almost all the time. Some of our orders weren't served anymore. Had to also wait for at least 20 minutes for our bill and another 10 minutes? for our receipt and change. Kaloka. 128530128527

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Christian S.
5.0 Stars

Best buffet resto (hotel buffet not included) so far I tried

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Will C.
5.0 Stars

Happy New Year!!! My first review for the year, been on hiatus for a while, i need to accustom myself to manila food scene before making any reviews, it would be unfair to give out 3 stars having different benchmark. Sad but need to be more realistic.

Anyways, this was our second buffet for today. It was our sort of family reunion and having a very big group means different people have different preferences when it comes to food and the best solution for that is to have it on a buffet.

As expected, waiting list was looong but we were able to reserved tables albeit on different rooms.

Chairs were abit cramped on our side, New year displays were nice.

For the food, it was an upscale version of vikings wherein we just had our lunch. Food was good here but im going to elaborate the difference of it with the regular vikings. First noticeable was that the desserts here were really good, ice cream had their unique flavors, they even have crepe cake ala paper moon, creme brulee was just really good. Unlike regular vikings werein all cakes taste the same its a different story here.

Steak here for some reason was more tender and feels more "niu". There were ample kinds of meat to choose from either lamb or ribs.

Foie gras serving were on mini today. Seafood section was good.

I didnt dig in on the sushi but i noticed salmon were a bit fresher here.

For service, servers were everywhere and will take out your finished plate in just a matter of more or less 5 minutes between going out to grab something and returning to table which didnt happen with the regular vikings.

Overall we enjoy our dinner here tonight partly because its our family reunion and partly because of the food. 5 stars instead of 4 cause its new year.


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Inna A.
5.0 Stars

Craaaaaaaab! 128525

Just ask the grill station to cook you Garlic Butter Crabs. 10084

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