Recently, there have been tons of buffet destinations within the Metro. However, the first smokeless grill buffet that I dined at was Yakimix.
Always fully-booked at their Macapagal Ave. branch, it was a nice move that they opened a branch at SM Mall of Asia -- my go-to mall. After dining at Yakimix MoA several times, they have also put up a branch at TriNoma -- another one of my go-to malls.
|Salmon sashimi, some sushi and assorted maki with a bowl of Crab and Corn Soup|
Whenever we're dining at Yakimix, I always start with my comfort food -- Salmon sashimi, sushi and assorted maki. I also go for hot soup, and Yakimix usually offers Hot and Sour Soup or Crab and Corn Soup.
After a plate of Japanese starters and a bowl of soup, I would usually follow it up with another plate of Japanese food fare. Sometimes, even two or three.
Being a Japanese food lover, I find the Japanese food offerings of Yakimix satisfying. Definitely not the best in the Metro, but for the quantity you can eat at its price range, I'd say it's worth it.
Their Salmon sashimi is fresh and refilled quickly even though diners flock around it, as well as their Tuna, Kani and Tamago sashimis. Yakimix also has quite a wide selection of assorted makis, and I always make sure to grab a few of their California Maki, Crunchy Salmon Roll, Tamago Kenchi Maki, Tempura Maki and a roll which I don't really know the name but has cheese on top.
However, the availability of other food choices will be a waste if we wouldn't be able to try them. So at times, we also get different viands. We have sampled their Japanese Tempura and it was quite good. However, refills for viands don't come in as often or as fast as those of the sashimi, sushi and maki. We have also tried their Fried Rice, Beef Tenderloin, Spareribs, Pork dishes, Buttered Chicken and other entrees. However, these are all mediocre. Some even lack in flavor.
Despite the mediocre cooked viands, we still find their items for grilling satisfying. The fun from grilling your own food makes up for the so-so entrees Yakimix offers.
Although nothing from the grilling selection is extraordinary, the whole meal still left us very full.
Yakimix may not be the best buffet in town, especially in their cooked food section. However, for someone looking for a fun way of eating, cooking your own food on their smokeless grill is an experience Yakimix can offer. You can also have unlimited sashimi, sushi and maki, a really good feat to make your stay sulit. In addition, their restaurant's ambiance both in their SM Mall of Asia and TriNoma branches are lovely.
However, be wary that their buffet price of P499 for Weekday Lunch and P599 for Weekday Dinner and Weekend Lunch & Dinner doesn't include the drinks.
Ambiance - 4/5
Service - 3/5
Price - 4/5
Overall Value - 4/5
Weekday Lunch - P499
Weekday Dinner - P599
Weekend Lunch & Dinner - P599
Unlimited Drinks - P75
Yakimix, SM Mall of Asia
Veranda, SM Mall of Asia, Bay City
Pasay City, Metro Manila
Yakimix, Trinoma Mall
4/F Trinoma Mall, EDSA cor. North Ave.
Quezon City, Metro Manila