My love for buffets has declined over the years. My family and I frequent buffets when I was in college and I noticed that we stopped going recently. I just find some restaurants' selection not that satisfying anymore. I think the trend has become more focused on the quantity rather than the quality of food that they serve. And that perception has definitely changed during my recent visit at 7 Flavors in San Juan City.
If you haven't heard of 7 Flavors yet, 7 Flavors by Chef Boy Logro is an international cuisine located at 196 A. Mabini Street, Brgy. Batis, San Juan. The restaurant opened its doors to the public last May 13, 2015. The restaurant is divided into two areas. The first floor is for those who like an ala carte type of meal while the second floor is the buffet area. Both areas are quite spacious and there's an ample space for parking as well.
|It was Halloween we went there. Thus, the setup. ;)|
The food selection at 7 Flavors is not that overwhelming and I actually prefer it that way. When I get to eat at hotel buffets, I don't really have the space in my tummy to even taste everything. Their menu is just appropriate for me to have a taste of everything and to actually go back and enjoy the ones that I liked the most.
First up is the appetizers section. It includes macaroni salad, potato croquettes, soup of the day and their best selling tacos. During my visit, they even had Caesar Salad, Potato Salad, and Pizza added t their selection. I actually wasn't able to taste their appetizers anymore because I was too eager to try out their main dishes.
|Your choice of salad dressing|
What I had first instead were various makis and sushis! I was already feeling full after several pieces of them. I also ordered sashimi from the same section. I don't know if it's part of a secret menu but you could get the freshest slices of salmon sashimi from their Japanese section.
|Salmon Sashimi for me and Karla :)|
The main courses include a roast beef carving station and the chef’s station where you will find favourites such as Salmon Head in Coconut Milk, Beef Kare Kare, Vegetable Pastel and Yang Chow Fried Rice. There is a smart mix of seafood, vegetables, rice and meat to suit everyone’s tastes. The good news is that the choices differ every two weeks.
|Favorite Tofu Sisig!!!|
|The most tender seafood dish I've ever had!|
Don't forget to try out their best selling Tacos. Otherwise, you'll miss half of your life (or at least half of your 7 Flavors dining experience) ;)
The dessert section makes sure that you have a sweet ending to your meal as it offers favourites such as Big Scoop ice cream, Mango Tapioca, Maja Blanca and Kalamansi Tart. I almost didn't have the space left for dessert! But I made sure to taste their Red Velvet Mini Cupcakes and Panna Cotta!
|Mango Panna Cotta|
The buffet is open every day for lunch 11 AM to 2:30 PM and for dinner 5:30PM to 10PM. From Monday to Thursday lunch time, the buffet is P399.99 while dinner time is P499.99. From Friday to Sunday and holidays, both lunch and dinner buffets are priced at P599.99. The difference between weekend buffets is the presence of an action station which features something different every week and it has already featured the likes of teppanyaki, tempura and liempo.
As I have previously mentioned, my perception as to buffets have changed because of 7 Flavors. It was a buffet restaurant wherein I actually enjoyed each and every dish that was served to me. Everything was well thought of, probably because most of the recipes of the food in the buffet are conceptualized by Chef Boy Logro himself. And given the affordable price, 7 Flavors is the place to be when looking for quality budget buffets!
Visit 7 Flavors by Chef Logro at 196 A. Mabini Street, Brgy. Batis, San Juan
Don't forget to check out their social media sites:
Instagram - @7flavors.ph
Facebook - www.facebook.com/7FlavorsBuffet