Banzai: The Great Teppanyaki Theater
A lot of buffet establishments had popped up around the metro for the last year and I have never seen and been to a very interactive and very unique concept of a buffet restaurant.
When you enter the place, it will transport you magically to early 1900’s Tokyo. The Wooden walls and the lighted lanterns on the ceilings. The roof on every teppanyaki stations seemed to imitate downtown Tokyo.
A small display can be seen by the teppanyaki grills showcasing ingredients that they shipped from Japan that they use on all the dishes they serve.
And they have two Legit Japanese Chef serving you LEGIT! Japanese cuisine. How awesome can that be? You wouldn’t spend thousands to taste authentic Japanese cuisines. You just have to drive to MOA by the bay and visit BANZAI.
What I love about this Buffet restaurant is that everything is serve fresh to you, it wasn’t hanging around the warming trays being dugged up by other people. You order your food and you wait for a minute or so and it’s serve fresh on your table by a ninja.
(see how fresh looking our plates are)
One awesome thing about this type of Buffet Restaurant is that you get to try everything they serve. Not unlike in those huge Buffet restaurants where they serve hundreds of dishes and you tend to over eat because you want to try everything.
How awesome and unique can that be, right? Cooked upon request and no warming.
This place is definitely one of the Best Buffet restaurant in the metro. Recommending it to all those people graduating and looking for a place to treat their family and friends. Go try banzai out. Or even your Birthdays. This place won’t disappoint.
Banzai: The Great Teppanyaki Theater
Bldg. J, By the Bay, Seaside Boulevard
SM Mall of Asia Pasay City (just beside the MOA Eye)
For reservations, call: 552-7368 / (+63) 922-8413859 / (+63) 906-387-3353.
For corporate bookings: (+63) 917-7067328
Monday-Friday (Lunch (10:30am-2:30pm | Dinner (5:30-10:30pm) - P699 | P899
Saturday-Sunday/Holidays (Lunch/Dinner) - P1088
Buffet for kids
Children below 4.5ft - P499
Children below 3.5ft – Free
Left-over price – P1288
NOW OPEN! AKIRA: The art of Sushi and Teppanyaki
Probably one of the classiest Japanese restaurant I’ve been to. There were chairs specially designed by renowned furniture designer and interior designer Kevin Cobonpue. The interiors were filled with wooden panels stacked together to imitate woods or trees in the forest, leaves were also attached into a string as if the wind is blowing them. Your eyes would indeed be filled with wonderful stuff. Sit down on a red yoda chair near the bar or relax on the llounges and at their Kawayan Too Chairs or even in front of the teppanyaki table. Every corner of the restaurant shares a different experience.
We had the Mix Sushi plate. It was meticulously prepared and a feast for the senses. It was delicious, you’ll even think a Japanese chef had prepared it for you. Only problem I had with it is that it was too big to put in my mouth. Shows how generous they are by the serving.
Then, the rolls. Each set looks perfectly articulated on the plate that you wouldn’t dare eat those yummy balls of rice and fish.The authenticity of real Japanese flavors were eminent on every bite I had.
Then on we went to the teppanyaki table. A very skilled young Teppanyaki chef had showcased his skills in the teppanyaki table by demonstrating a small show while he prepares our food. I was amazed when he cracked the egg with his spatula, throwing the egg in the air then catching it in just in time for it to land in the middle of the spatula. Amazing!.
As the night progressed, we ought to have some drinks and Akira serves the best cocktails I’ve ever tasted. I was so in love with their Mojito and their smooth smooth sake! Yamazaki Friday and Hakushu Saturday are also themes for their weekend nights where a DJ would play awesome music to dance and groove with.
Being new in the Corporate World and being a fresh graduate, I’m kinda lost as to where I would hang out in the Business District. Everyone seems so busy and rushing around to get to their offices or to get home. But I fiound comfort on those Kawayan Too Chairs and the rythimic Japanese music Akira plays. This is definitely an after-work venue.
For inquiries and reservations you may call (+63) 917-706-7328 or email Miguel S. De La Rosa, Marketing Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AKIRA: The art of Sushi and Teppanyaki
Alphaland Makati Place (Just at the back of The Columns)
Malugay St.corner Ayala Avenue Extension, Makati City
Contact No. (+63) 917-706-7328
Look for: Miguel S. De La Rosa
The Best Korean Style Fried Chicken in Town!
Believe me when I tell you that it’s the best Korean Style-Fried Chicken because it really is! Me and my friends have tried this a lot of times already since last year but never had the chance to blog about it since as soon as they hand the box to us we would quickly grab our own wing or drumstick and start savoring our piece.
So, when they invited me to review the place there wasn’t any second guessing and I quickly said yes.
Basically 4fingers came from New York then brought to Singapore and now here in the Philippines. And yes, it’s still Korean Styled Fried Chicken because of the sauce and the marinades even though it didn’t came from South Korea like BonChon.
Their sauce is brushed in the chicken instead of the chicken being dipped in the sauce which would make it too saturated or too flavorful and sometimes too salty or over seasoned.
Their Chicken is Juicy in the inside and very crunchy on the outside. You also have a choice in your sauce. You can choose between Soy Garlic or Spicy.
And aside from their fried chicken they also have rocking best sandwiches like this one below, topped with spicy, sweet kimchi!
Trying to be healthy? They serve some good salad too!!
Go try them out! They currently have three stores in the Philippines. One in SM MoA, SM Aura and SM North Edsa.