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

129 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 55
  • 4 stars 54
  • 3 stars 15
  • 2 stars 5
  • 1 star 0
  • 148 Reviews
  • 299 Recommend
  • 129 Reviewers
Category:
Buffet
Business Hours
Reopens: 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

Yshkael C.
3.0 Stars
3

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
10

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
4

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
2

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
4

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
4

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
4

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.

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PLACE was just okay? Pilit?

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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
2

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

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Will C.
5.0 Stars
3

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.

#UnicornGiveaway

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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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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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