We love eat-all-you-can or buffet style restaurants. I mean, who doesn’t?! You get to pick the food you want on your plate and you get to try different dishes all on a fixed price. This is why we are scouring the Metro for all these restaurants so we can try them and post a feature or review here. First up is Yakimix in Trinoma.
We’ve heard of Yakimix from friends and they were 99% raves. I wasn’t really convinced before ‘cause of the price tag. But, I’ll try anything once.
We’ve actually been to Yakimix twice for the past 3 months. For our first visit, we had to wait for over an hour to get a table. That’s why we strongly suggest you call them for reservations or be there really early.
They only have 2 buffet schedules you can choose from. Lunch is served at 11am to 2:30pm everyday, while dinner starts at 5:30pm to 10:30pm Mondays to Fridays and starts 15 minutes earlier on the weekends.
The lunch buffet on weekdays costs Php 499 per head; Php 580 on weekends, which is also the same price for dinner every night of the week. A little expensive, but considering the amount of food choices you get compared with other eat-all-you-can restaurants we’ve tried so far, I say it’s worth it.
For children below feet, they offer a special rate of Php 380. Their bottomless drinks cost Php 65. And in case you have leftovers (a no-no when you’re at eat-all-you-can restaurants), they charge Php 699 per head.
Though we had to wait for a long time on our first time there, I observed that their crew are organized and quick in taking care of customers, cleaning up tables, and are generally accommodating.
By the way, the second time we went there with our parents, we actually had a table reserved a few days before. But, my mom said they can’t find my name so they just had their names listed at the reservations desk. Since they were early, they got a table right away and were already stuffing their mouths full when we arrived 30 minutes after.
This pretty lady, Dimple, was the one at the reservations desk.
She’s very organized and friendly, too, obviously, as she willingly posed for us.
Note: Make sure you get your name listed at the reservations table / booth located right outside the restaurant’s door. We saw a couple of customers lining up thinking there was really a queue without having their names listed first and were disappointed to know they were waiting in vain.
Oh, by the way, you can also come by and reserve a table for a future date. Or you can just call them. Their branches and contact numbers can be found at the bottom of this post.
I love the color scheme inside Yakimix Trinoma. They used brown and black on their furniture and walls. The tables are also very spacious so you can place multiple plates on it. Just look at ours.
On each table at YakiMix is a smokeless grill. As soon as you settle in, a crew member will fire up the grill for you. And, yes, the grill is smokeless, so no worries about smelling like everything you had for lunch or dinner when you leave the restaurant.
YakimIx eat all you can buffet offers different Asian cuisines (Japanese, Cantonese, Korean) to satisfy the foodie in you.
There’s the raw meat and seafood section where you’d find, among other things, mussels, shrimps, slices of beef, bacon and chicken that you can grill at your table, all marinated with YakiMix special sauces.
Note that they don’t allow taking photos of the buffet area. I was only allowed to take some as long as I don’t take photos of everything OR each plate on the buffet table.
There’s also this long sushi section at the back of the buffet area. We got a li’l crazy on the sushi. I used to not like the taste of nori. But after I’ve had sushi for a few more times, I started to really enjoy it.
For the drinks, they have Coke products, iced tea, lemonade and other fruit juices. I always order their Blue Lemonade.
You can stay until the end of the lunch or dinner schedule. So, definitely a good venue for bonding moments with friends. The place is always packed with people so I don’t recommend it for business meetings since it can really be noisy in there. But, the crowd are mostly families or groups of friends. I also see some who stay there and do work on their laptops and netbooks (I wonder if they have something installed to protect their rfid).
Food Selection / Menu: Lots of choices. Sushi lovers would enjoy their stay here.
Price: Same price as most buffet style restaurants out there.
Speed of Service: The whole crew are prompt and warm, but there are times we had to call their attention more than twice. Considering the number of diners, it was acceptable.
Ambiance: The seats are comfortable and the tables are spacious. Place is also maintained well.
Quality of Food: Food at the buffet table are refilled quite quickly. And the cooked dishes are served fresh off the oven.
Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Overall, we enjoyed dining at Yakimix and we’ll definitely come back again. We highly recommend them to those who love eat-all-you-can buffet restaurants.
Stay tuned for more EAYC (eat-all-you-can) restaurant features / reviews here.
- SM North Edsa Main building, near National Bookstore
- SM Mall of Asia G/F Entertainment Mall / 836-1535 to 37
- Diosdado Macapagal Blvd. BC25, Hobbies of Asia / 387-8120
- Tomas Morato, Quezon City 332-8073
- Greenbelt 3 3/F, Makati City / 998-8039
- Trinoma Mall 4/F, Quezon City (just across the cinemas) / 861-1718, 861-4022, 901-0057
- Podium 5/F, Ortigas Center, Pasig City / 634-0302
- SM Masinag Antipolo City / 781-4182
- (Info taken from here)