Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Vikings SM Lanang in Davao City

Vikings SM Lanang in Davao City

Vikings SM Lanang Davao is the fourth branch of Vikings Luxury Buffet in the Philippines and the first branch outside Metro Manila. The restaurant is located at the fountain court of SM Lanang Premier in the district of Lanang in Davao City. It is currently the biggest buffet restaurant in Davao which can seat 500+ guests serving more than 200 food choices.

Vikings SM Lanang Davao features both local and international cuisines and set in a huge dining space with a modern Filipino design that is both festive and elegant. Vikings Luxury Buffet is not the pioneer in buffet dining in Davao City but it elevated the standards in this industry not only in Davao, but in the entire country.

Vikings Luxury Buffet uses top quality food ingredients, delivers high level of customer service, employs professionally qualified chefs and creates the most luxurious dining ambiance. They also brought luxury buffet dining closer to the guests by opening their restaurants inside malls. They also made luxury buffet dining for affordable by offering competitive rates and promos.

We always consider Davao City as one of the top dining destinations in the Philippines. Not only that Davao City has some of the best restaurants serving the freshest seafood and farm produce, Davaoeños also love to eat! There's just so much good food in Davao, how can you blame them for being food lovers.

In the Philippines, there is a tight connection between food and family. From birthdays to anniversaries, from graduation to job promotion, there's always a reason for us to celebrate, and we always celebrate it over food, lots and lots of food. This is why buffet dining perfectly fits the Filipino culture.

Great Food, Celebration and Family, this is the exact formula why Vikings instantly captured the heart of Davaoeños. Vikings Davao only opened in September 2013, it is barely one year old when we visited but the restaurant already has an overwhelming number of local  patrons. There was a long line outside the restaurant when we arrived, all awaiting the buffet to open for dinner. Inside, almost all the tables are reserved.

We are based in Manila, and ironically, it was in Davao where we first experienced dining in a Vikings restaurant. Back in August 2013, when we learned that Vikings will open a branch in Davao, we told ourselves that our first Vikings experience has got to be in Davao. That occasion finally arrived in April 2014.

There were many things to celebrate that night: our longest trip ever will conclude in Davao City (14 days from Tacloban City to Davao City), we have added five provinces to the list of Philippine provinces we have visited bringing the total to 77 (out of the 81), and my birthday that will happen by the end of the month. There's definitely no better place to celebrate those than at Vikings SM Lanang Davao!

I have been to several buffet places in Manila, some of which are restaurants inside hotels, but the selection of buffet food items at Vikings SM Lanang is really impressive. There are seven food sections offering different cuisines from around the world and catering to varied tastes and preferences.


The Appetizer Section itself is extremely overwhelming. If you have a huge appetite, you would really want to try everything. There's a variety of sandwiches and bruschetta. There's also a whole table of breads and salads.

Vikings Davao Sandwiches

Vikings Davao Assorted Breads
Assorted Breads

Vikings Davao Deviled Egg
Deviled Egg

Macaroni Salad

Davao Specialties 

Something unique in Vikings Davao is the high quality cheese varieties that are locally produced in the city. I particularly liked the local chevre with crackers. The cheese was very flavorful and really appetizing. I also like its combination with grapes. There's also a section on kinilaw, which is a favorite among Davaoenos. Viking introduced a unique concept of Make Your Own Davao Kinilaw. So, if you love kinilaw, then this section is for you.

Vikings Davao Malagos Cheese Section
Malagos Cheese Section

Vikings Davao Make your own Davao Kinilaw
Make your own Davao Kinilaw

Vikings Davao Kinilaw Section
Kinilaw Section

Western Dishes

If you prefer Western cuisine, then there's the pasta and pizza section. They also serve an assortment of rice dishes which goes perfectly with items from the BBQ section. The buffet also serves gourmet European and American dishes. I particularly liked the seafood dishes.

Vikings Davao Pizza

Vikings Davao Pasta Section
Pasta Section

Vikings Davao assortment of Rice
Assortment of Rice

Vikings Davao BBQ Section
BBQ Section

Viking Davao BBQ on Stick
BBQ on Stick

Dishes from the Main Kitchen

Carving Station

There's also the carving section of various roasted meats, from the Filipino favorite lechon, to the more American roasted turkey. There's also roasted beef, goat and lamb.

Vikings Davao Lechon

Vikings Davao Roasted Turkey
Roasted Turkey

Vikings Davao Pineapple Pork Leg
Pineapple Pork Leg

Vikings Davao Grilled Beef, Goat and Lamb
Roasted Beef, Goat and Lamb

Japanese Section

If you love Japanese food, you won't be disappointed because there's and entire section dedicated to it. Adding to the entertainment is the live demonstration of preparing these Japanese delicacies. Star of this section is the ultra fresh seafood that Vikings use in their dishes, more particularly in their sashimi and sushi where freshness and quality of fish is of primary importance.

Vikings Davao Japanese Section
Sashimi Section

Vikings Davao Sushi Section
Maki Section

Vikings Davao Sushi Section
Sushi Section

Vikings Davao Tonkatsu Section
Tonkatsu Section

Chinese Section

The Chinese section features dimsum and noodle dishes. This is Edgar's favorite section. In case you didn't know, he is a huge fan of siomai. His favorite was the quail egg siomai.

Vikings Davao Dimsum


As you can see, there's so much juice flavors to choose from. They are also free-flowing beer and coffee.

Vikings Davao Beverage Section
Beverage Section

Dessert Section

Probably the most favorite section of many guests, the dessert section is situated in the middle of the buffet restaurant featuring a wide array of sweets, parties and crepes. My favorite has got to the the fresh fruits. It is only in Viking Davao where I have seen mangosteen offered on a buffet table. I am just curious why there wasn't pomelo and durian. Well, there's durian cheesecake anyway.

Vikings Davao Assorted Fruits
Assorted Fruits

Vikings Davao Chocolate Fondue
Chocolate Fondue

Vikings Davao Crepe Section
Crepe Section

Vikings Davao Dessert Section
More Dessert

Vikings Davao Durian Cheesecake
Durian Cheesecake

Vikings Davao Melacotones Dessert

Vikings Davao Pinoy Kakanin
Pinoy Kakanin

We don't normally enjoy eating in a buffet because most buffet restaurants only focus on the volume and not on the quality. Vikings is different, they were able to deliver an excellent buffet experience at a very affordable rate, without sacrificing the quality of the food.

The key to enjoying Vikings is focusing on the food items that you like the most, and not trying to taste everything. Unless you have extra-ordinary appetite, it would be impossible to taste everything.

Viking SM Lanang definitely deserves a second visit, third or even fourth visit. It is definitely one of the places that we will include in our dining itinerary whenever we will be in Davao.

Thank you very much Vikings SM Lanang for welcoming us in Davao and for giving us a splendid buffet dining experience. It was a pleasure celebrating my birth-month in your restaurant.

Vikings SM Lanang
Upper Ground Level, Fountain Court, SM Lanang Premier
J.P. Laurel Ave, Davao City
Hours: Monday-Sunday: 11:00am-2:30pm (lunch); 5:30pm-10:00pm (dinner)
Reservation: 082-285-3888, 082-285-4888
Twitter: @vikingsbuffet
Instagram: @vikingsluxurybuffet

Weekday Lunch: 588 + 5% Service Charge
Weekday Dinner: 788 + 5% Service Charge
Weekend/Holiday Lunch & Dinner: 788 + 5% Service Charge

For the latest promos, lease visit their Facebook Page:

Where to Stay in Davao City

Why not combine your Davao foodtrip with a relaxing staycation. There are a number of hotels located near SM Lanang Premier, here are our top recommendations:


Anonymous said...

hello po. magtatanong lang po sana ako if kailangan pa po ba mag pareserve or ok lang on d spot nlng?

Ramil Delos Reyes said...

Mas okay kapag nagpa reserve ka para pagdating nyo sa Vikings may designated seats na kayo. They will only hold your reservation for 30mins after they open the buffet, after nun they will open the seats to walk-in guests. Pwede din naman on the spot or walk in pero depende na lang kung may may bakante pa. So better make a reservation and be there on time. Enjoy :-)

Anonymous said...

pwede po bang mag tanong kung anu yung mga kailangan sa wedding aniversary promo?

Ramil Delos Reyes said...

Wedding Anniversary Promo

1.Promo will work on a 2-pax basis and will ONLY be applied to the 2 married pax.

2.Guests may avail the promo within 3 days before and 3 days after their anniversary, and on the exact day of their wedding anniversary.

3.Couples will get the following discounts for the following years of marriage:
1 – 10 years = 20% off total bill of couples.
11 – 20 years = 30% off total bill of couples.
21 - 30 years = 40% off total bill of couples.
31 – 40 years = 50% off total bill of couples.

4.Married couple should provide a VALID marriage certificate from the N.S.O. or City Hall (photocopy is acceptable) supported by any ORIGINAL AND VALID government issued picture I.D.

5.This promotion cannot be used in conjunction with other In-House promotion or Discounts.

6.Gift certificates will not be accepted if guests choose to use any of our promotions.

7.This promo is applicable only at Vikings Marikina and Vikings SM Lanang Premier branch.

Anonymous said...

gud pm po pwed po ba mag ask paano po kung sa wedding anniversary wala yong partner at kasama family lang paano po ba ang discount

Anonymous said...

ask ko lang po kung sa birthday promo paano ba maka avail at saka if more than ten po ang ksama ano po ang promo

Ramil Delos Reyes said...

You can avail it po by presenting an ORIGINAL and VALID government issued picture I.D. with the birthdate imprinted on it (see details below). You can avail the promo on your BIRTHDAY by bringing at least one (1) paying guest. You can also avail the promo on any date within your BIRTHMONTH by bringing four (4) paying guests. If you are a group of 10, you only need to pay for 9 persons (celebrant eat for free). Another option is to avail the Big Group Promo where in if you are a group of 12 persons, you only pay for 10 persons (two persons eat for free).

Details of the Birthday Promo:

A birthday celebrant may eat for free at Vikings for ONE WHOLE MONTH only when he/she meets the following conditions:

1. Birthday celebrant of all ages can avail the birthday promo on the day itself and on their birthday month.

2. Celebrants can eat for free on the day of their birthday on both lunch and dinner, as long as accompanied by ONE FULL PAYING ADULT.

3. Celebrants can eat for free for one month on both lunch and dinner per day, as long as it is within the month of his/her birthday and accompanied by FOUR FULL PAYING ADULT.

4. One full paying adult are adult guests who will be paying full rate without any discounts.

5. Requirements for Celebrants: Celebrant must bring an ORIGINAL and VALID government issued picture I.D. with the birthdate imprinted on it, both local and foreign I.D.s are accepted, for proof (such as S.S.S., N.B.I., Driver’s License, Pag-Ibig, P.R.C., Barangay, Unified, Police Clearance I.D. and Passport) In the case that the celebrant doesn’t have a government issued picture I.D., he/she may bring his/her birth certificate supported by any picture I.D. (school I.D., parent’s I.D., company I.D.).

6. This promo can’t be used in conjunction with our current promotions or discounts (including senior citizen discounts).

7. Gift certificates to avail this promo is not honored.

8. This promo is available across all branches.

Ramil Delos Reyes said...

For the wedding promo, the husband and the wife should be physically present at the restaurant to avail the promo. Hindi po pwedeng wife lang or husband lang. Thanks.