The Vikings Group Supports Appledrive Project in Payatas

Give. Educate. Inspire. This is the core advocacy of The Apple-drive Project as a way to educate indigent kids in both rural and urban areas in the country to advocate a healthier lifestyle by eating apples instead of candies or chocolates.  

The project goes out to communities to promote good personal hygiene and an overall improved way of life through activities like book reading, medical missions and feeding programs and more.

Recently, THE VIKINGS GROUP of restaurants namely Vikings Luxury Buffet, Niu by Vikings and Four Seasons Buffet and Hotpot extended a helping hand to this program during the activity held at the Payatas Elementary School where the company shared food to the children who benefited from this undertaking.

The VIKINGS GROUP is into continued support as part of its corporate social responsibility in sharing blessings to other communities and individuals. They operates the Largest Buffet Restaurant Chain in the Philippines providing excellent standards of food service and quality in Metro Manila, Davao, Bacolod and Cebu catering to thousands of diners daily.  

Vikings continues its commitment to similar organizations and individuals who care for the community. The Appledrive started as a hobby giving out apples to kids who have never seen, held nor tasted apples.*

Vikings Luxury Buffet Earns 2016 Tripadvisor Certificate Of Excellence

Vikings Luxury Buffet Earns 2016 Tripadvisor Certificate Of Excellence

METRO MANILA, PHILIPPINES – 28th, June, 2016 Vikings Luxury Luxury Buffet, the Philippines Largest Buffet Restaurant, today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience. 

"With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honors hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers,” said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. “This recognition helps travelers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travelers feel more confident in their booking decisions.”  

The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.


About TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site**, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 340 million unique monthly visitors***, and 350 million reviews and opinions covering 6.5 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 48 markets worldwide. 

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRIP), through its subsidiaries, manages and operates websites under 24 other travel media brands:,,,,,, (including,,, and,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and

**Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, February 2016

***Source: TripAdvisor log files, Q1 2016

Vikings Luxury Buffet is two-time PRA awardee

         The Largest Buffet Restaurant in the Philippines did it again as the Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) chose VIKINGS LUXURY BUFFET as the second-time recipient of the prestigious award for OUTSTANDING FOOD RETAILER 2015 SMALL CATEGORY

         The award is presented to the corporate business world by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the PRA for establishments that have reached a certain standard of qualifications of service and quality to the community.

        The recent award was presented to VIKING LUXURY BUFFET during the awards night held at the Marriott Grand Ballroom at Newport City Complex in Pasay City. The award was received by the restaurant’s Operations Managers Divine Villanueva and Hazel Rodriguez supported by some company officials during the ceremonies.

            The largest buffet restaurant in the country is on its fifth year of its quest for excellence in providing quality food and service to its guests. It operates eight restaurants in Metro Manila, and one each in Davao City, Bacolod City and Cebu City.

        Proven by its various national and international awards, the Vikings group of restaurants has proven its marketing directions through its promotional efforts provided to its patrons the whole year round. Among them are the free birthday treats, the wedding anniversary discount, OFW free dining, month-long birthday celebrant free birthday blow-out coupled with its creatively-promoted food offers during special holidays.

            The awards received by the company are a true manifestation of its desire to continually provide its patrons the highest standards in the food industry. The table reservation system it adapts is an innovative process of providing easy access by its enthusiastic diners who come in groups to enjoy truly what good food is all about.

Vikings Cebu Opens May 10, 2016!

It’s another style of enjoying great food coming from more than 9 nations and cultures from around the world as Cebu City welcomes that moment of great dining experience that Cebuanos and their visitors would love to be happy with.

VIKINGS LUXURY BUFFET, the largest buffet restaurant in the Philippines and an international award-winning food chain in the country is set to open soon in SM City Cebu to provide Cebuanos and Cebu residents and tourists the best there is in the eat-all- you-can dining style.

How can you say no to a long line of mouth-watering cuisine that will flare your heart’s desire for the biggest treat that Vikings Cebu boasts of offering you with a variety of food that the restaurant’s chefs have on the line for you and your family and friends?

Your heart beats to the excitement as you start looking at the American treat of roast turkey, chateaubriand steak, flat iron steak, rib of lamb for the meat lovers. Next on the line you can pick up those pizza and pasta with those Italian flavors the way you want them to be.

Asian flavors specials from Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia come in daily in different recipes that you must not miss to take a bite or two. Filipino grilling comes next as you ask the chef to grill those squid heads, salmon ribs and head, fish belly, pork cuts, barbeque styles, and more.

Chinese cuisine lovers beat up their excitement as different recipes of the famous siomai, machang, cantons, shabu-shabu, siopao, noodle mixes and roast duck are just on hand waiting for the guests.

Japanese concoctions of various makis fill up your plates and another platter on the hand can be ready for the famous sashimi cuts of tuna and salmon being the daily favorites along with shrimp and veggie tempura, and other recipes.

Another delight surprise is the unlimited beer day and night, unlimited beverages including tea and coffee. Sweet lover would line up for the unlimited fruit slices, crepes, soft drinks and unlimited juice flavors of the day.

Do not take for granted the kids as a long line of unlimited ice-cream offers await them plus all th gummy bear they can grab along with that chilly yoghurt, leche flan, and so many desserts that you will just love to be into your tummy’s satisfaction.

Surprisingly, your dining experience will just make you discover that it is truly a value-for- money as Weekday Lunch is only at P688. Weekday Dinner and Weekend and Holidays Lunch and Dinner are tagged at P888 only. That’s a great affordable treat from Vikings Cebu located at the North wing of SM City Cebu.

But wait. Be assured of a table by calling up for your advance reservation as hundreds of dining lovers come in for lunch and dinner. Call Vikings Cebu Reservations and you will be given a reservation code to ensure your fun dining moment. Save in your cellphones Vikings Cebu CP 0998.996.9888; 0917.576.9888. Or call (032)255.3888. Book early and eat like a Viking*

Vikings Davao shares help to Mt. Apo Fire Team

The continued efforts of the ground verification team in the Mt. Apo incident has seen the fire control at 99% safe level although there is still a lot of work to be done from assessment to fire line maintenance to rehabilitation. 

Along the government efforts on this incident, DENR-PENRO Davao del Sur, meanwhile, expressed its deep appreciation to Vikings Luxury Buffet Davao for undertaking the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) mission in donating relief goods and other commodities to the ongoing rehabilitation activities of the government. 

The country’s natural attraction, Mt. Apo, experienced massive forest fire during the Holy Week this year and thousands of volunteers and government workers were deployed to the area to protect the forest.

The Vikings Lanang Davao CSR Team, together with DENR Davao, visited the DENR office in Digos, Davao del Sur where the Vikings Team handed over the joint contribution of the company and its employees to the DENR officials and Communications Officer as the company share of support to the workers who have sacrificed to join the forest fire operations.  

Vikings commits to extend its helping hand through all its stores as it shares to the communities its corporate social responsibility muscles in providing what it sees best.

Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot. The HOTTEST Buffet in the Metro!

From the group that brought you Vikings Luxury Buffet and NIU by Vikings comes a new hotpot buffet concept: Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot! This new brand opens its first pioneering branch along the Mall of Asia bay area, overlooking the majestic Manila Bay; and its second branch in Araneta Center - Manhattan Parkview.

Designed with a lavish and modern market interior, Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot serves a wide assortment of fresh and healthy ingredients that are carefully handpicked by the chefs every day, allowing hotpot enthusiasts to freely customize their own dishes.

From Philippine Tatler: "Four Seasons Hotpot City is a buffet restaurant concept that marries farm-to-table offerings with hot pot cooking." Check out what they have to say about Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot: Mall of Asia! Click here.

From When In Manila: "Four Seasons Hotpot City located right behind Mall of Asia, could just be your next eat-all-you-can stop, on a healthier level.  And you know its going to be good food because it comes from the Viking group (the ones who brought you Vikings Luxury Buffet and NIU by Vikings)." Check out When In Manila's experience by clicking here.

Want to know what are the Top 10 Dishes at Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot: Cubao? Check out some of the recommendations made by When In Manila, click here.

Your Own Private Feast at Vikings Venue (When In Manila)

Since Vikings Luxury-Buffet Restaurant opened at the Seaside Boulevard at the Mall of Asia complex, it has become one of the top-of-mind contenders in the buffet chain arena. It’s no easy feat serving 200 international dishes daily and providing good service, but after launching several branches in many parts of the metro, not to mention Vikings Niu and Four Seasons Hotpot City, the buffet chain has proven they’re top-of-mind for good reason.

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Vikings wins Asia Brand Excellence Award in Hong Kong

Vikings Luxury Buffet, the Largest Buffet Restaurant in the Philippines recently won its first international award presented this December at the Grand Harbor Hotel in North Point, Hong Kong. The prestigious award to Vikings bested other companies from Hongkong, China, Singapore and other Southeast Asian countries.

The Yazhou Zhoukan Asia Excellence Brand Award 2015 was proudly received by Vikings Managing Director Jackson Go and Vikings Marketing Director Charles Stewart Lee in a grand awards night in Hongkong. In receiving the award, Vikings’ Charles Stewart Lee expressed the honor with pride receiving the award for the Philippines Largest Buffet Restaurant. We did not expect to be here since we only started in April 2011 and it is extremely heart-warming to see what the company has achieved through the years, Lee said. He mentioned his deep appreciation to the loyal customers and suppliers for constantly supporting the company’s venture and expansions and the constant feedbacks from its customers on how to improve further the service.


In an ambush interview in Hongkong, Lee again stated his company’s surprise of winning the award as Vikings was up against larger companies from the different regions of the world. Asked on the brand strategy of the company, Lee mentions of the company’s offering high quality food and service within a hotel ambience at a competitive rate. Throughout the years the company constantly listens to what the customers want it to improve on. The company sees to it that the customers are given a new taste of the brand by offering different interiors and different menu per branch so that they have a reason to visit all of our stores and it has given the brand a personality that no other buffet restaurants in the country has done which is to give it an image of “feast”, Lee emphasized.

As to the future business plans of the company, it is looking at expanding some of its existing brands like VIKINGS and NIU in other regions in the Philippines with untapped market. The international expansion in China and some Southeast Asian countries are also in the drawing board as well as franchising new brands abroad to bring into the Philippines, Lee concluded in the interview.*