Alas, the delinquent blogger returns! As much as I would love to say that life got in the way, I'd rather be honest and admit that I've lost my mojo. It's times like these when I reassess my life, and try to look for a reason to pickup where I left off... long before the event invites, food and product reviews I was just an average person (I still am!) chronicling my food adventures. So, I figured that the only way to get out of my blogging funk was to go back to basics. TL;DR Lazy blogger took too long to publish post that said buffet restaurant is now closed. For real.
I had dinner in Banzai too many months ago, due to an itch I just had to scratch. Japanese food will be the death of me, I tell you! I could have opted for my staple buffet restaurant choices but I thought it was time for something new. So, Banzai it was.
What I loved about Banzai was that they serve freaking soba noodles! From my recollection, Dad's World Buffet and Sambo Kojin both don't serve that. Why dedicate a Japanese food section when you don't have soba or even udon, right?
Ironically, I didn't take a picture of the mountain of soba I devoured. Ooooops! Haha! I like mine cold with a side of dipping sauce, amplified with a hint of wasabi paste to give you that extra kick. Damn, this is making me hungry...
The restaurant is pretty big, so getting a sure table won't be a problem. They also serve a few dishes with a Japanese twist, like this ham and pineapple pizza topped with ebiko and Japanese mayo.
Of course, you can always play it safe and stick to the staples.You can feast your heart out on unlimited okonomiyaki, takoyaki, sushi, teppanyaki, sashimi, maki, and more.If my memory serves me right, they also serve sake. (or was that it Sambo Kojin? damn, I am such a poor excuse of a blogger lololol)
Surprisingly, I found crispy pata there! Well, it makes sense since it's served alongside with the other non-Japanese but Asian food selections. Obviously, it's not the best crispy pata in town, but it'll do.
Their dessert station is disappointing though, with limited choices and nothing that stands out or calls to me. So, given my dining experience... would I go back to Banzai? Yes. Simply because of their soba. Do let me know though if I can my soba fix on an unlimited term elsewhere in the city.
Until then, I shall try to post more frequently. Emphasis on "try" lol. I do hope they re-open one day soon. See you on my next pig out session!
Banzai: The Great Teppanyaki Theater
Location: The Bay Leisure Park, SM Mall of Asia Seaside Blvd, Pasay
Contact Number: 0916-3775357; 0999-4713597; (02)552-7368
Monday to Friday (Lunch) 699.00PHP
Monday to Friday (Dinner) 899.00PHP
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays (Lunch & Dinner) 1088.00PHP
Payment Methods: Cash, Credit Card
Monday To Sunday - 10:00AM-2:30PM; 6:00PM-10:00PM
Your pig out buddy,