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Monday, May 27, 2013

Hello Vikings!




One my closest friends, Jeo, was bugging me for weeks to give Vikings a try. I was honestly surprised, really, because Jeo is not exactly the most generous guy I know. Well, let's say that I will emulate his frugality should I someday practice "extreme saving". :P

Little did I know that he was dragging me there because he'll be leaving for Singapore. :( *sniff sniff*

It is my cardinal rule to call for reservations, especially for buffets. However, our reservations were only until after 6PM. We arrived late, almost around 8PM (blame it on the freakin' traffic). Fortunately, we were given a table as soon as we arrived.


Appetizer section


First impression: overwhelming!!!

Having tried a good number of buffets, I didn't expect that Vikings would be this bountiful, with sections from end-to-end of the whole place. It is an advantage that I wore my sneakers that time, I happily ran around to the check everything they have to offer.


I loaded my first plate with the appetizers.

my first plate


I had nachos, quiche, potato salad and other appetizers I forgot the names. I was trying to phase my dinner so I wouldn't get full, but then I saw the sushi and felt defeated.

My second plate was devoted to sushi.



my second plate

I had California Maki, Philadephia Roll, Fruiti Roll and Mango Roll. I was amazed on how quick I finished it. Everything was just delicious!

My third plate was also a favorite: Ebi Tempura!

third plate: Ebi Tempura!


Please don't judge me here. I actually offered some tempura to my friends. :) Ebi Tempura section gets empty fast, I was lucky to have seen the freshly-cooked batch first.

My fourth plate was a little messy, my apologies.

my fourth plate


I had some dimsum, okonomiyaki, baby back ribs and roasted beef with truffle sauce. The only downside here was the roasted beef was well-done, I prefer medium rare. But other than that, I have no qualms about this plate.

Desserts section!
crepe station

My fifth and sixth plates were devoted to desserts. By this time, I was too full to even ransack the whole desserts section. haha.

my fifth plate

I got creme brulee and chocolate mousse. Both weren't too sweet, which I liked, because my last plate was  very, very sweet.

my sixth plate: mango crepe

I had mango crepe with vanilla ice cream on the side. The chef had already put chocolate syrup inside the crepe, but I asked her to still put more chocolate syrup on top. I'm a happy kid. :)

And oh, Vikings buffet includes unlimited drinks, including soda (I had root beer for this dinner), Twinings iced tea, fruit juices, and believe it or not, draft beers, sake and brewed coffee.

Draft beers for the boys!
my usual: coffee! <3

It was an awesome dinner with really good friends. It was bittersweet that a close friend is leaving, but I was happy that he's on his way to being independent, and hopefully, a little less kuripot. Hurray that I now have somebody to harass if ever I visit Singapore, hahaha!

There are other sections that I wasn't able to try, like the seafood station, hotpot station, grilling station and many more. A visit just isn't enough for me to try eveything that another visit should be scheduled the soonest. :)

Buffet prices:


As of September 8, 2013

Weekday Lunch:

Kids below 3ft - Free
Kids between 3ft to 4ft - Php 188
Kids between 4ft to 4ft 6in - Php 288
Adults - Php 688

Weekday Dinner:

Kids below 3ft - Free
Kids between 3ft to 4ft - Php 388
Kids between 4ft to 4ft 6in - Php 588
Adults - Php 888

Weekend & Holiday Lunch and Dinner:

Kids below 3ft - Free
Kids between 3ft to 4ft - Php 388
Kids between 4ft to 4ft 6in - Php 588
Adults - Php 888

Note: Prices are subject to 5% service charge. 75yo and above gets 50% special discount.

Lunch: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dinner: 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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Vikings
2nd Level
SM Marikina
Marcos Highway,
Marikina City
Contact Nos. 5703888, 5704888, 5705888,
09178766888, 09199993888
Facebook Page: Vikings SM Marikina
http://www.vikings.ph


Other locations are SM North EDSA and San Miguel by the Bay

28 comments:

  1. Tempura, Roast Beef and Beer! Nice! :)

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  2. We'll be going to Viking, in SM Marikina too, tomorrow to celebrate Joanne's birthday..got a lot more excited after reading this Michy! I'll wear sneakers too..and very loose pants :)

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    1. Hope you'll enjoy! :) Yes, wise to wear loose pants and sneakers. hahaha!

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  3. Na-miss ko tuloy mag Vikings. Good thing we're 15 mins away from SM Marikina! =))) And medyo nalugi samin si Vikings when we went there, it was my hubby's birthday eh since malakas kami with seafood and the sashimis, we ate a lot of those :))

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    1. Lucky you! I'm planning to bring my family there next month. Hope they'll enjoy. :)

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  4. Wow you ate a lot. How in the world did you finish all three desserts? I'm not sure if I like the presentation of their sashimi though. I don't think the raw fish head is an appetizing sight.

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    1. Talent. haha! :)

      Oh, the raw fish is whole at the start of the dinner service. We arrived a little late hence it was already cut. :)

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  5. wow nakakatakam nman nito pero mas ok talaga kpag yung andun yung appetite mo para kumain ng ganyan para sulit ang bayad :)

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    1. Yepyep. It would be awful if you're not in the mood, right? :P

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  6. I ate there last March and I didn't see some of those items in your pictures like the deviled eggs and your fourth plate. Hmmm looks like I have to go back and eat there again to try those :D

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  7. SM Marikina's is a less expensive pala, I remember before, dinner at Vikings MOA is already at P1,088! It's not even net pa >.< Anyway, your post made me miss Vikings. Good thing we'll visit Vikings SM North next week. Woot!

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    1. I think mas mura ang lease sa SM Marikina siguro. :)

      Planning to go back soon too! :)

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  8. Thanks for sharing! We'll be heading to Viking's sa Friday! I have an idea on what to eat... :P

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  9. Vikings is one of the best non hotel buffets in the metro :D I haven't been to the Marikina branch so I'm wondering if they have the same amount of food just like in SM MOA?

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    1. I think SM Marikina rates are cheaper compared to MOA. :)

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  10. Wow! Dami foods. Nice place to visit and eat:)

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  11. yeaahhh vikings :) ! good things its 5 minutes walk away.... :D

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  12. I still haven't tried Vikings!! Must go there soon although the MOA branch is nearer to us. :)

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  13. It's been a while since my last buffet meal. I guess it's time to treat myself into something yummy. Vikings.. we will meet soon! :D

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  14. I just ate at Vikings and you're right... food was indeed overwhelming!!!! I was not able to try everything but I did leave with a happy tummy! Restrooms were so clean too!

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    1. Didn't check the restrooms that time, but it was an awesome experience! I want to go back! :)

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