Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Vikings VS Buffet 101

Store Hours

Vikings 846-38-88 / 846-58-88 


Time
Last refill of food
Lunch
11am – 2:30pm
2:15pm
Dinner
5:30pm – 10pm
9:45pm


Buffet 101 556-28-88


Time
Last refill of food
Lunch
11am – 3pm
2:15pm
Dinner
5:30pm – 11pm
10:15pm



Price as of 2012


                                                               Vikings 

                  Weekdays
                 Weekends

Lunch
Dinner
Lunch
Dinner
Adult
722.40
932.40
1,142.40
1,142.40

Children (up to 4.6ft)
302
512
488 + 5% Service Charge
722 net
Below 3 ft
Free
Free
Free
Free


  • The Difference between the food on Weekends and Weekdays is that on Weekends they serve Angus Beef

 
                                                               Buffet 101

                 Weekdays
                  Weekends

Lunch
Dinner
Lunch - Saturday
Saturday Dinner – Sunday Dinner
Adult
699
950
799
1,050

Children
499
499
499
499
3.5 ft below
Free
Free
Free
Free


  • According to the girl I spoke to on the phone, they add 2-3 dishes on weekends


Ever since Vikings opened , It has been a big hit. People would line up outside just to be first in line, but when buffet 101 opened, customers started to choose between the newly opened Buffet 101 or stay loyal to Vikings.


Vikings

For the quality and deliciousness of the food, definitely Vikings is the place to go. The only problem I encountered with their food was that the first batch of crabs were "alimango" and the next batches became "alimasag". Vikings has strict employees, they wont give you more than 3 pieces of beef  (Angus beef). Even though you argue that the line is too long and it would be hard to come back. (trust me, I've tried) Also, they are very strict when it comes to the height of children, even though you surpass the limit by just a little, your tall-little-sister that eats only ice cream is considered an adult. =)



Buffet 101

The design of the place is great. It is like you are eating in a 5-star restaurant. The food is OK. Most of the food served is "ordinary" food that aren't worth it to be eaten in a buffet. The fruit shakes tasted like water. I suggest you drink their lemonade which is very good.
Their steaks tasted like ordinary beef. Which is very disappointing, considering i love eating beef especially steaks.
Since I ate with my friends, I wasn't able to see if they are as strict as Vikings when it comes to the height requirement of kids.



My Opinion

So, in my opinion, I would rather eat in Vikings rather than in Buffet 101. Yes, buffet 101 is cheaper...but for a frequent buffet eater like me, it didn't satisfy the sense of joy that I experience when I eat in a buffet. And for the difference in price range of only about 100-300 pesos, Vikings has a wider variety of food. So, definitely Vikings is much worth it. But i must warn you, It isn't a wise choice to just walk in and expect to have a seat and eat right away. You'd better make a reservation to assure that you can eat at that same day.



6 comments:

  1. lol..nice one! viking FTW!

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    1. Thanks! There's a promo ongoing in Vikings that if it is your birthday, you can get a BUY1 Take1. =)) but i don't know until when though..

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  2. thanks for this BLOG ms. trixvarde, because we have a thesis entitled comparative analysis on marketing strategies of vikings and buffet 101. your blog helped a lot because my group have plan to experience to eat in both firms. now i know that we need to have a reservation. thanks..

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  3. The Promo of Vikings will be All year round this 2013 :)

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  4. how about on buffet 101 its still free for bday celebrant?

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