Calling all buffet lovers! There’s another buffet restaurant that recently opened in Manila and it’s called BANZAI. But what makes it different from all the other buffets in town? It’s the only authentic Japanese buffet restaurant to date. I got to sit down with one of its owners, Sheryl, over lunch as we visited their new baby- Banzai: The Great Authentic Japanese Buffet Restaurant, situated at the Seaside Blvd. of SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City.
I, together with my fellow SoMoms, Tin, Jenny and Cai brought our kids along as we feasted on anything and everything Japanese. We were so delighted with the food offerings that we totally forgot to have a group photo. Anubaaaa. This is what food does to us! Nonetheless, I’ve got tons of photos from our lunch.
I posted this photo on my Instagram during our lunch. I’ve never been to Japan but this gave me a feel of how it is there.
The three Japanese chefs that are behind every dish created at Banzai. They supervise all the other chefs, ensuring that each dish exudes authentic Japanese flavor.
The best thing about Banzai is that everything is cooked on the spot. No need to wait as they will serve your orders directly to your table. No more lines, no more waiting for the chaffing dish to be refilled.
This 1,200 m2 can seat up to 300 people and has different elevated areas perfect for large groups. I’m just not sure if they are planning on enclosing some parts of the restaurant so one can hold an intimate gathering such as birthday parties or any other events that call for a celebration with your family and friends.
See the products displayed on the counter? They’re not for sale but they’re the actual ingredients the chefs use to cook the food they serve. These Japanese ingredients are imported straight from Japan, giving you authentic flavours for each dish.
Takoyaki & Kaniyaki Station
Snow cones in different flavours, very Japanice!
Because I was too busy devouring all the food served to us, I only took a few photos of the food we had. Sensha naman! The rest were downed in just a matter a minutes after it was delivered on our table. Heehee.
What I like about Banzai is they have two sizes when it comes to their noodles and rice dishes. You can opt to have it in single serving (served in a small bowl like my Tantanmen Ramen) or order their regular size. This way, you won’t be forced to finish each dish and be filled quickly which can prohibit you to try other dishes.
Another thing that I like about Banzai is they provide high chairs and utensils for kids. Also, since it’s new, the place is clean, including their restroom and wash area. We just hope they would put additional air conditioners as the place feels a little warmer due to the open kitchen. Nonetheless, I would recommend those who would dine here to try their beef teppan and squid as they’re oh so tender and really good! Do also try their ramen as they’re delicious!
Here’s Banzai’s current rates:
Thank you so much Sheryl for having me, my kids and the other SoMoms! We truly enjoyed lunch and do expect us to be back! 🙂
Come celebrate with them and avail of their ongoing promo: For every 5 full paying guests, 1 other guests dines for FREE!
Also, come and celebrate your birthday at Banzai for 1 week for free! Celebrants can eat everyday for FREE during his/her birthday week (3 days before, day of birthday and 3 days after) as long as he/she is accompanied by 3 full paying adults.
Banzai: The Great Japanese Buffet
Bldg. J, By the Bay, Seaside Blvd. SM Mall Of Asia, Pasay City
For reservations please call: (02) 5527368, (0922) 8413859 or (0906) 3873353