Published on April 25th, 2013 | by Jasmin0
Vikings Review: A Luxury Buffet That Is Worth Every Cent
Once in a while, my sister and I would splurge ourselves with sumptuous cuisines to get out of the monotony of home-cooked meals. Since my birthday is coming up, I have decided to treat her at Vikings SM Marikina. This particular restaurant is famed for offering the largest collection of international dishes in the country.
You can practically have everything here – fresh salads, prime ribs, seafood, dim sum, gourmet pizzas, cakes, you name it. One of its trademarks is their show kitchen wherein guests can have a glimpse of how its dishes are impeccable prepared by Vikings’ professionally-trained chefs. Another thing that makes this place stands out from the other buffet restaurants its homey feel. The interior of the place has a European touch with its brick walls, oil paintings and random books on the shelves.
What got me hooked up on the idea of trying out Vikings is its birthday promo. It basically allowed me to have a free buffet because it is my birthday! I just booked a reservation for two and brought an I.D. with me that has my birthday date on it. The company itself really did have good marketing skills because I started to crave for this restaurant just by looking at the photos of their mouth-watering selections. Indeed, they have satisfied my sense of sight even before they satisfied my stomach. Moreover, just the idea of seeing chefs at work got me intrigued enough to actually try out Vikings. Though it may appear quite expensive in comparison to other buffet restaurants in the metro, I realized that I already exceeded the break-even amount just by eating a plate full of of sashimi, rib-eye steaks, lechon and cheesecakes.
Overall, eating at Vikings is worth the price that I paid. The dishes are well-prepared and the servers are very accommodating. I even got a surprise cake and a birthday song from its crew. The only thing that should have taken consideration was the flow of traffic of the people. Because Vikings’ fame, many are also trying it out and it gets a little noisy at times.
Regardless of this small thing, I can definitely say that Vikings is worth a revisit. Next time though, I am going to tag the whole family along. Vikings usually have promos especially during holidays so I will be looking forward to maximizing these promos. It will be a feast that we will definitely savor knowing that the cost is totally worth it.