A week ago, I blogged about my daughter, Zoe turning 13. Today, I’m sharing how we celebrated her special day. We actually had to celebrate a day early because the day of her birthday was a Monday, which is both a school day and work day. So, we figured it would be best to schedule the celebration on a weekend instead.
We wanted to celebrate by eating somewhere special. We decided on going for a buffet since it has been a while since we all went to a buffet together. Since Zoe likes Japanese food, we were choosing between Sambokojin or Yakimix Prime. In the end though, we chose Yakimix Prime because it’s nearer to us and I got excited by the prospect of having unlimited wagyu beef. Hahaha!!!
We didn’t make a reservation so we made sure to arrive there on time for the place to open at 11:00 a.m. Yakimix Prime is located at Level 2, Wumaco Building, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. Hubby dropped us off so that we can already go in while he parked. That turned out to be a great decision. When we got inside, there weren’t many people yet so we were seated immediately right next to the buffet station. We had already started getting food when people started trickling in. Pretty soon the place was packed. So go early!
Anyway, the place is not that big. I liked the interiors. There were a lot of glass and wood, which I love. As far as I could see, only booths were available, which can be a pain if you’re planning to go back and forth to the buffet stations. But I guess they were trying to squeeze in several tables to maximize the space.
The first station we went to is the Japanese buffet of course. Hubby and I headed straight to the sashimi station.
I love Salmon Sashimi so I got a lot of that. Hahaha! I love how fresh the sashimi are. This was just my first plate, by the way. Haha!
Then of course, I had to get a lot of sushi too. Take a look at that sushi boat! My girls also love sushi so this was their first stop at the buffet.
I meant to take a photo of the Tempura station but all the times I went past it, the serving trays were empty or close to empty because people kept getting food. I was actually only able to eat only two pieces of Ebi Tempura. You can also find a Ramen station and a Katsu Station.
What I love about Yakimix Prime is the variety of food. They have Japanese, Korean and Chinese food. Plus they use better ingredients too compared to the regular Yakimix restaurants.
Here’s the Chinese station (I think!). I didn’t even get to taste anything from here. I figured I already eat a lot of Filipino and Chinese food at home so I might as well stuff myself with other cuisines.
Here are more appetizers and salads.
All kinds of sauces and seasonings. This was from the Grill Station.
From the Chinese station.
These I got to try because I love oysters! Their baked oysters have potato on them though, which I didn’t like that much.
Here’s the fruit and salad station. I love that they have a wide selection of fruits to choose from. Ziggy ate a lot of fresh watermelon!
One of the most exciting things for us though was the Grill Station. They had a lot of different types of meat to choose from. Aside from the Japanese station, this is where we got most of our food. Good thing we were seated right in front of it!
Here’s a closer view of what you can find at the Grill station. One side consists of all kinds of beef, plus kikiam, fish cakes, fish balls. The other side has so many kinds of seafood.
This is where the Wagyu beef can be located. The thing I love most about Yakimix Prime is the unlimited Wagyu. So, you bet this plate is not the only plate of Wagyu we got. Haha!
Here’s another plate we had for grilling.
Of course, I made sure all of us got to try grilling.
We were stuffed! Zoe couldn’t even stand anymore. She was the first to give up, poor girl. But of course, we still had to leave room for dessert.
Here’s the Chocolate Fondue Station.
There was a great selection of cakes and pastries. I especially love the Strawberry Cheesecake. Zoe ate two servings of the Mango Float (yes, despite being full already!).
Ziggy, on the other hand, got crazy over the candy buffet! Oh, and he had some ice cream too.
Oh, as for the drinks, I initially thought they weren’t part of the fee but they were! I was so happy! You can get an unlimited supply of soda, iced tea, lemonade and even beer and coffee!
We had a really, really great dining experience. We were happy with the food. Plus, the service is great too. There were a lot of waiters around the whole area and were very attentive in terms of getting empty plates from the table and refilling the stations.
We were actually ready to go home when some of the waiters suddenly went to our table to sing a Happy Birthday song to Zoe. They gave her a cake too. Special treat! It was a really nice way to celebrate Zoe’s 13th birthday!
It was definitely a memorable dining experience for us. But I think we’ll be taking a break from the buffet scene for a while. We realized we can no longer handle that much food in one sitting. Haha! But if you’re up for it, I definitely recommend Yakimix Prime.
I think the rates are good considering the variety of food and drinks available. I suggest you make a reservation though to be sure you’ll have a table.
You can call (02) 869-0777/ 869-0888 for reservations. We went on a Sunday so we had to pay Php 788 per person, but that’s only for me, hubby and Ziya. Zoe got to eat for free because she availed of the birthday promo. Woohoo! We had to pay Php 388 for Ziggy, though, because he’s tall for his age and so even if he’s only 3 years old, he’s already beyond 3 ft. Oh well, it’s all good! It was definitely worth it!
Happy birthday, Zoe!