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Saturday, 10 August 2019

Four Seasons buffet and hotpot by Vikings at Araneta Center Cubao | Restaurant review

We usually look for different kinds of food depending on many factors.. mood, cravings, hunger level, who we eat with, what occasion there is, of course, the budget, and sometimes even just for the sake of trying something new.. But what happens if you can get them all - every time in a single go? Do you still need to think it over? I bet not.

Four Seasons buffet & hotpot at Araneta Center - Cubao
Four Seasons buffet & hotpot at Araneta Center - Cubao


As usual, I will be honest that I am not a big fan of eat-all-you-can establishments as I only eat a handful in one sitting. Come on, it's so hard to discipline yourself especially when it comes to food. So, what brought me here? Family. If we go here, it will always be our father's fault. Well, not to drop him in any way but since it was my older brother's birth month.. It can be one of the reasons why lol.

So for this post, I'll give you 5 reasons why you should visit Four Seasons buffet & hotpot by Vikings here at Araneta Center, Cubao.

1. THE VARIETY OF FOOD

Foods at Four Seasons
Ze carving station

Aside from the given fact that it is an eat-all-you-can restaurant, their variety is nice. Since I don't eat a lot and I am really more fond of eating the snack type of foods, I find their selection delicious. Their siomai from the Chinese appetizer area tastes really great. They also have Japanese starters like sushi rolls and California Maki if you like those kinds of stuff. They also have a wide range of fruits and vegetables for the vegetarians and fruit addicts lol. If you are a fried-food eater type of person, don't worry they got your back - Enjoy their selection there including different kinds of Tempura.

hotpot at Four Season Cubao
Hotpot on the table

They serve chicken, pork (lechon), steak, beef, turkey, lamb, seafood, noodles and pasta, pizza, rice, of course, the hotpot, I even saw some burgers and fish dishes there.. Name it, they have it - From raw items to cooked ones. Its "do your own thing" there as long as you do not disturb other guests I guess. 

Special feature: Dessert section (dessert-all-you-can)

Dessert section at Four Seasons
Dessert area

One thing is for sure here.. If kids love candies, chocolates, and cakes, then all people inside here are kids haha! Their dessert area caters from different kinds of bread, rice cakes, actual cakes, brownies, fruit salads, chocolates, donuts, and to even ice cream in different forms and flavors. These treats are always a temptation whenever you are inside. As a matter of fact, their presence often makes me want to do my dessert early on. And as much as I would like to eat moderately, they always have a special place inside my stomach even though I think I already ate a lot. Man, do they have magic? lol!

2. DRINK-ALL-YOU-CAN FEATURE (my favorite)

Drinks at Four Seasons
Fruit drinks section at the bar

I drink a lot especially juice drinks so if you want to meet me then wait here, for sure I'll be stopping by a lot of times in this section looking for what to drink next haha! Guys, they have milk tea, fruit juices and shakes, coffee, tea, branded health drinks, soft drinks and some alcohol beverages (not sure with wine since I am not a wine person but I definitely saw beers). Did I miss anything? If I am just near the area, drinking nights (the healthy non-alcoholic version) would definitely be often.

3. THE COMFY-HOMEY VIBE

Inside Four Season Cubao
Inside Four Season Cubao

As the facade may look intimidating, you'll actually feel more comfortable once you get inside. The comfort will grow as you stay longer. I am really not fond of much attention so I like how everything works inside with how freely you can move without much needing of such. One factor though is that we may have been here a number of times already. But hey, I still feel that way so I guess it still helps. You may not feel the same on your first visit but I would like to think that you'll get to feel it too may be on your next.

For me, attaining this homey-comfy vibe to reach your guests is very hard to do but very rewarding when successful. So great job Four Seasons - Cubao.

4. THE PRICE & PROMOS

Raw foods for your own cooking at Four Seasons
Raw foods for your own cooking

Pricing is as follows:

> P688/adult for weekday lunch - 11:00am to 2:30pm
> P888/adult for weekend lunch/dinner/holidays - 5:30pm to 10:00pm
> (kids' price vary from P188 to P588 depending on the height starting from 3ft.)
If they are 3ft. below, their entrance is FREE 

Promo is as follows:

> Celebrant's birth date: He/She is FREE when accompanied by another (1) paying adult
> Celebrant's birth month: He/She is FREE when accompanied by 3 other paying adults
> For big group reservations, 2 persons are FREE for every 10 paying adults [10+2]
> For bigger groups, bigger discount applies (max. is 40% off for 100 pax and more)

The pricing may seem expensive at first but when you consider everything that comes with it, it's actually reasonable. I won't go on comparing it with others as it may be comparing it with apples to oranges but the mere fact that it is unlimited food, unlimited drinks, and unlimited desserts (still excluding the promos) is already something to consider at.

5. THE EXTRA MILE

Free birthday cake at Four Seasons
Older brother's free birthday cake - "Happ..Something" lol

"Let's appreciate the little things some people do especially when it's not required of them" Well, assuming that it is a part of the crew's job to do the little surprise things about the birthday celebrants inside the establishment.. But still, at the end of the day, their efforts are appreciated by many. "Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much.." - Luke 16:10

So if they put effort into such little things, what more to the big ones.. Let this video right here prove more about what I am saying on this blog post. Enjoy guys!





Oh! I almost forget.. I'll make sure to create another entry too when I get to visit Vikings (Marikina probably) again. I'll link it here. That's all lol! Thanks again for visiting!

UPDATE: Here is the Vikings post! You are welcome ;)


Location: Gen. Roxas Ave. Quezon City - Araneta Center, Cubao
Operating hours: 11:00 am to 2:30 pm for lunch, 5:30pm to 10:00pm for dinner
Contact nos.: 932-77-77 / 939-77-77 
Four Seasons logo


82 comments:

  1. That looks like an amazing meal! I've only had hot pot once before but would love to try it again!

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    1. Always a nice option when your stomach is full.

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  2. Mmm yummy, I love a good buffet! This looks absolutely excellent. Thanks for sharing this with us!

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  3. Oh my goodness this all looks delicious! Especially that dessert!

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  4. Appreciate this post. Let me try it out.

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  5. I'm not a big fan of eat-all-you-want buffets either, but this looks delicious! That drink station would be amazing.

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  6. Just a smiling visitor here to share the love
    (:, btw great design and style.

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  7. I've been in Viking and the place is really great and the food that they are serving are delicious, the best!

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    1. Hopefully I can create a separate post for that establishment soon.

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  8. Looks like a nice place to hang out with family and friends. I think the drinks sections would also be my fave spot

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  9. The food looks insanely good :) I think I need to have a look at going there myself.

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  10. The buffet looks amazing and not as pricey as I had originally thought. I love the four seasons!

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  11. Kristine Nicole Alessandra12 August 2019 at 20:13

    Haven't had hot pot in like ages! Oh my. I need to get to Four Seasons soon. I am glad their restaurant is very near my home!

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  12. I've not yet been to Cubao, so I've not been able to eat at Four Seasons buffet and Hotpot by Vikings yet, but I would love to one day. It looks so delicious!

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    1. You know what to do when you are in the area...

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  13. I've tried Four Seasons a year ago maybe. Good. Selection is good too. Tong Yong (the revamped one) has better choices though, I think.

    But for shabu-shabu, I will choose Gloria Maris.

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  14. Great review.. This is such an awesome place.. Who wouldn't love it here considering how perfect everything looks.

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  15. Amazing. Like you I like snacks and to find a place where you eat all you can is awesome! I like their promos too. Boy! Am I hungry now :D

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  16. It has been long since we last ate at a hotpot restaurant. I miss the hot soup and long bao.

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    1. Not a hotpot person but I like that feature for others. It seems many like it

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  17. This really looks incredible! The variety is awesome, I love a buffet style resturant but you have to be in the mood for it or like you said, you can really over eat!

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  18. I love food and eating as well lol. All those look might delicious.

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  19. lovely place, I absolutely love buffet as they are cost effective especially if you have big family

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  20. I really love the design and all that special and unique food!

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  21. The Four seasons really does put out a good spread of food. I can only imagine what the buffet would be like. It looks spectacular. I would love to try it out.

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  22. What an incredible place to eat! Looks like they really have a lot of great food, and unique menu items too.

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  23. Wow! I am loving this post and it truly looks like an amazing place to stay and they have some seriously yummy looking food which is everything to me! Thank you for sharing :)

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  24. I don't usually eat at buffets either but have found that they have their perks. The food looks delicious, I would love to try this!

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  25. I love restaurants that serve an excellent buffet. Sushi rolls and California Maki sounds delicious! :)

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  26. Wow... they have a stunning array of delicious bites and I would have to go there more than one time to be able to try it all. Looks and sounds delicious!

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  27. Four Seasons is a chain right, if I am correct. I have seen it in Malaysia and Singapore most probably. Their buffer is super. I like the spread of dishes. Must be a cool sumptuous meal to gulp.

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    1. Not sure about it but yes its a chain of establishments here as well

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  28. I am loving the vibe in the restaurant. It looks like a lovely place to dine. I like the fruit drink section.

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  29. Wow this looks o good! I would love to visit here if I am in the area.

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  30. I am not really a fan of eat-all-you-can, I prefer to enjoy a couple of dishes at a time. But that's quite a spread. The birthday cake looks just so yum.

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  31. There is huge selection of food. Everything can find something they like x

    Laura
    https://pinkfrenzymissl.blogspot.com/

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  32. This looks like my kinda place! I love a good buffet restaurant x

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  33. A food like this seemed worth craving for. So much variety of foods to get there.A worth place to make a visit and have some good

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  34. Wow, this place seems like heaven..! It's like that every food you can think of is here!

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    1. Haha! Many but not that much I think lol

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  35. i always pass thru this area but o havent tried dining there, soon maybe

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  36. I will definitely love this eat-all-you can-buffet, it's so worth the price..! Thanks for sharing the info..!

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  37. Geraline Batarra16 August 2019 at 13:45

    Definitely a must try.. Thanks for the video. Seeing how things goes there makes me wanna go there asap.

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  38. What a beautiful selection of food for a great experience. I am loving the juice selections too!

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  39. Everything looks so satisfying! Have not yet tried dinning in this place. Maybe soon!

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  40. This looks like it would be so amazing. So many awesome things to try!

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  41. I love Buffet restaurants alam ko na san ako susunud na pupunta! HAHAHHAHA

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