May 10, 2015

Banzai: Authentic Japanese Buffet at SM Mall of Asia

I have been eyeing Banzai: The Great Teppanyaki Theater for months now - I have read rave reviews about the place, and there’s no argument how much I love Japanese food. The picture above speaks for itself, it shows the amount of food I had yesterday. Imagine a 5 feet tall tiny woman eating like a 350 pound sumo wrestler. Ha-ha! But you really can’t blame me, I am a hardcore Japanese food lover, and the food at Banzai was really good, plus it's "all-you-can-eat". 

Banzai: The Great Teppanyaki Theater is conveniently situated in SM Mall of Asia Complex; it is right next to La Fiesta Buffet Restaurant. The place has a floor area of 1,200 square meters and can accommodate up to 300 customers. It's actually pretty spacious, with lots of tables and over 10 food stations. 

The ambiance is good. The restaurant is styled in the usual Japanese fashion; wood tables, imported furniture and lantern light fittings that somehow make you feel like you are truly in Japan. They also do have a Trick Gallery which I love by the way. 

They offer a wide array of dishes from appetizers, main entrees, and desserts which are all carefully prepared under the supervision of their Japanese executive chef. If you’re a Japanese food lover, you’d love it here as you can feast on Japanese favorites like sushi, sashimi, teppanyaki, ramen, tempura, okonomiyaki, takoyaki, katsudon, gyudon, steak, salmon, soba and many more. I honestly tried my best to taste them all! Ha-ha!  Everything was good but the sushi and sashimi really stood out. 

The service was good. The entire staff were very attentive. It’s a self-service place but they did a great job at assisting us. As for the prices, they do have different rates: Weekday Lunch @ Php699, Weekday Dinner @ Php899 and Weekend Lunch/Dinner is at Php1, 088. For its price, it’s obviously not a place I can afford every day, but if I wanted to have good and unlimited Japanese food, I would happily consider Banzai for a revisit.

Overall, I highly recommend Banzai. If you are a Japanese food lover, you'd surely love this place. 
Banzai: The Great Teppanyaki Theater
SM Mall of Asia, By the Bay, Pasay
Phone: 0916-377-5357 / 0999-471-3597 / 02-552-7368


  1. Ooh, wow! I love sea food and Japanese food! The photos just make my mouth water. I guess because we don't have Japanese food often (maybe except noodles...but then, there's a lot more amazing Japanese dishes than just noodles) that's why I really enjoy when I happen to have them, especially if there's a good variety of it.

    1. There's a bunch of good Japanese restaurants in Manila. Have you been to Little Tokyo? Japanese food are really, but the real thing are just too expensive lol I mean, it's something I can't have everyday haha

  2. i love this place... we just love this place... do you know any other japanese buffet restaurant that's cheaper than banzai? let's go there?


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