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$14 - $20
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Steakhouse, Filipino, International, Thai
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed February 9, 2020

We really enjoyed the food in this restaurant where you could have a lot of choice. From the local menu to Asian and European food, all in one place - The Alley by Vikings. The service was good and the price is reasonable.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 2, 2020

The concept is interesting. It really catches your attention when you get in. But it gets old really really fast when the servers start singing happy birthday every 30 seconds. Loudly. Food is ok. Not the most amazing but passable. Not coming back. I do...have to commend the crew. They were very helpful and were efficient. If only the ambience was better I’d probably rate it a 4.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 30, 2019

Imagine like 8 restaurants in one big restaurant. You have access to all of them. All you can eat too. How can you go wrong when many of the dishes are made to order. Best buffet place I have been to thus far.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 23, 2019 via mobile

The Alley by Vikings offers a different dining experience with all the varieties of a great buffet restaurant. The usual Japanese sashimi, sushi, tempura and more; carvings of steak, lamb, turkey; Filipino dishes; Chinese dishes; and many more, plus the add-ons like fishballs, squid balls,...kikiams, the special ice cream and street ice cream... and lots more.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 10, 2019

My first time to try The Alley by Vikings. The food selection is smaller than Vikings. The concept is interesting as it has a variety of small stalls that offer different dishes like american, italian, filipino, chinese and japanese. The servers are attentive. I loved...the chips/fries and the puto bumbong. Another must try is the italian section. It is a bit pricey for such a small selection but it is good enough.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 2, 2019

The Alley by Vikings is an interesting buffet concept that is somewhat different from the usual. There are "stations" situated throughout the dining areas such as Japanese, Dimsum, Grill and Sizzling plate section, Filipino, Pizza and Pasta, Desserts, Ferino's bibingka, a bar for all kinds...of hot and cold drinks including cocktails. There is a balut vendor that goes around offering balut! Dirty icecream, taho and fishballs are also available. The variety is extensive and fun. I just hope they can come up with a way to improve the flow of people lining up on each station since there is not much space available. Also the floors are a bit oily and slippery.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 4, 2019 via mobile

Went here as a quick fix since no one can decide where to eat to celebrate a birthday. Just like other families, each person has an idea what to eat and where to eat. This was a convenient location for everyone and it was “new”...and offered a big selection of food. Set up was like a food court with an outlet for different cuisines like Filipino, Japanese and Italian to name a few. Ambiance was also similar to a food court. Busy and a bit sticky/grey floors. At least it wasnt snooty which i like. It was easy finding a table but you have to choose a table that has less traffic unless you want to eat with a constant traffic of people going to the buffet. The food was good. Nicely prepared but compared to other buffets less flavorful and not a quality selection of items. There was a sizzling plate outlet where you can get salisbury steak and other sizzling plate items but it appeared closed even when its not. The Italian outlet was not i pressive, just 2 kinds if pizza, lasagna and baked ziti. The Japanese outlet was really busy buy did not boast an array of items... just sushi and sashimi no noodles or ramen and it was either tuna or salmon that’s it. There was a Chinese outlet which the others seem to enjoy but I stay away from Chinese food because im allergic to MSG. There was also an outlet showcased as “British” that had calamares, seafood chowder in bread bowls and baked oysters. I went for the oysters but sad to say out of the 10 oysters i had 9 were burned. There was also a mexican outlet that served nachos and sliders (weird i know) but the sliders were really good. The area has a lot of Filipino flair... sorbetes cart, balut, fish balls, taho and Ferinos Bibingka. The juice bar was impressive! It included beer and milk teas, it also served frescas and other kinds of iced tea. Although whats funny is even if this is a buffet, you had to pay for bottled water, even if they served water. A good point of this buffet, in my opinion is the festive mood. I assumed every table had a birthday celebrant. Everyone seemed to be happy pigging out. The dessert area was also impressive and even had a lot of Filipino desserts. The Filipino outlet seemed closed and not so crowded. They also had a thai outlet that I would have loved but their pad thai was dubiously pink and mixed with Indonesian cuisine like beef randang. The food is good, bad at all but poorly organized and not so well thought off. The place showcased a few popular food from whatever outlet/country they represented, or at least whatever country they thought the food originated from. Basically the outlets that were busy were the ones that looked welcoming and warm. Filipino, sizzling plate and Italian outlets looked dead and closed as if unwelcoming. Staff was very friendly and accommodating their service was very good. Considering buffets are wasted on me, my opinion about this restaurant shouldnt be taken seriously as I came in knowing it’s not for me. But for those who love buffets its worth a shot. Food was good but not excellent, you will come out stuffed and drinks are unlimited including beer, surprisingly not a lot of drunk people.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 30, 2019

We walked -i n @ UP Town Center Alley by Vikings. The promo says DINE IN A GROUP OF 4 AND PAY ONLY FOR 3. Cool!!? NOT Jazmin who, I think, is the Manager said that it is available only during lunch. SO YOU DINE...@ LUNCHTIME? joke? Never coming back. I hate being cheated. I just hope the food is good because 20 of my friends will make their comments after.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 4, 2019 via mobile

Although the place looks huge from the outside and busy with stations upon stations of food, the choices are just not that many, the walkway between tables are tight and airconditioning is almost non-existent. Spending a thousand bucks per person, you can't really say that...it's worth every peso spent especially if you're celebrating birthdays with friends.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 22, 2019

Had dinner here to celebrate the birthday of my son to avail of the free promo. Food choices are less than the more popular Vikings which I believe is an affiliate of theirs. I can't complain as beer was included in the buffet. :-) One...can have some dishes cooked while waiting though expect longer service times when place is full. I would rate food quality and flavor as a 3.5 out of 5. Service is good as the staff were very attentive even up to closing time. Be sure to make reservations as this place can be packed on holidays and weekends.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Jimmy C
December 23, 2018|
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Response from cromwellvillasana | Reviewed this property |
If its your birthday month you get to eat for free just as long as you are a company of 4 🙂
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Response from Adventure_Vanguard | Reviewed this property |
Weekday Lunch is 688 +5% service charge (I'm not good in math so I don't know how much that is in total :D Weekend lunch is 888 +5% s.c Kids cost less depending on height. Kids less than 3 feet eat for free Posting links... More
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The Alley by Vikings is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4