7 Flavors Buffet and A la Carte is co-owned by Chef Boy Logro. He’s a local celebrity chef so to speak, and he has his own show on GMA which airs every Saturday. I actually didn’t know that he has a restaurant of his own, until I received an invite to have dinner there!
Aren’t you curious as to why the restaurant is called 7 Flavors? Well, there are 7 different types of flavours (sweet, sour, salty, spicy, bitter, astringent, and umami), and that’s where they got their inspiration for the name of the restaurant.
The facade of 7 Flavors, which is really nice and very pleasing to the eye.
Diners here at 7 Flavors won’t have a hard time at all when it comes to where to park their car because they have ample parking spaces here. According to Mr. Albert M. Borja II, COO of 7 Flavors, if there’s no more parking space, they will offer free valet services to their customers.
On the first floor is the a la carte portion of the restaurant. The place is really pretty but I wasn’t able to take photos because the lights weren’t on yet and it was too dark for photos.
Second floor of 7 Flavors which is the buffet area. I think that their second floor can comfortably seat around 70+ people, while on the first floor they can seat around 100+ people. The place is clean and the ambiance is overall nice. The chairs are quite close to each other though so when the place is packed it may be a bit hard to move or get out of your chair.
Also, they have free wi-fi! Just ask one of the very attentive servers for the password.
Another thing I did not know about Chef Logro: He also co-owns a culinary school! The culinary school of his is close by, like around 3KMs away. If I’m not mistaken, some of the servers here, and even chefs – who Chef Logro has personally trained – , are from his culinary school.
The buffet area, which is small if you were to compare it with other well-known buffet establishments. Most of the food that they serve are Filipino dishes.
On one side you have the viands, and on the other you have.. salads, soups, and the taco station.
Some of the food on display that’s part of their buffet. Honestly, most of the food kinda looked alike.
Their taco station which 7 Flavors is well-known for. Apparently, some of the diners of 7 Flavors just come back to have their tacos! Anyway, food selection here rotates (which is probably the reason why I didn’t see any pasta during my visit; it was probably not part of the rotation during my visit \sad) – but their taco station is the only constant offering here in 7 Flavors. Tacos are forever it seems.
They also have some maki on display – limited choices for it though.
A better view of their maki selection.
Their carving station features only one type of meat: Roast beef. It looked almost sad there – until a chef came along to carve it lol.
Some sort of beef dish but I’m not sure what it’s called.
You can also make your own halo-halo here. Also, there’s drinks (Nestea products, I believe) that’s included in the buffet so no need to order additional drinks. 🙂
Some of their desserts for the night. It seems like it isn’t only the main dishes that change, but also their dessert selection.
One of my companion’s plate. Lol, so full man. She was able to try their seafood kare-kare.
My first (and last, haha!) plate consists of their tacos, roast beef, two mini slices of their pizza, bread, and for dessert I got one of their rum balls.
Tacos: Their taco was really good! Their taco shells are made in-house from scratch and you can really tell! The quality is different from that of the ready-made ones. The meat filling’s good too.
Roast Beef: Honestly, the roast beef (and most of the meat dishes there) were a bit too dry for my liking. I do like their gravy though – it brought some life out of their roast beef.
Beef: Not sure what it’s called but it was just okay, again, there was nothing special about it. It was tender though so that’s a plus. 😀
Bread: I guess this was supposed to be paired up with soup but I think that it’s fine on its own lol. Very fluffy and soft. I liked it hehe.
Pizza: Thin crust pizza. I was a bit disappointed by the fact that there’s not much toppings on it aside from bell pepper and pineapple and really teeny tiny bits of ham (or was it bacon? not sure what it was).
Rum Ball: I read some reviews that praised these sweets, so from the selection of desserts, I knew that I had to try it out! It was good, it wasn’t sickly sweet. What I didn’t like about it though was the chocolate seemed to be melting.
Dessert. Turon and some fruits.
Prices for their lunch and dinner buffet are as follows:
|Lunch 11 AM to 2:30 PM | Mon-Thu
|Lunch 11 AM to 2:30 PM | Fri-Sun
|Dinner 5:30 PM to 10 PM | Mon-Thu
|Dinner 5:30 PM to 10 PM | Fri-Sun
Aside from their tacos, there wasn’t really any dish that stood out to me in 7 Flavors – everything was just okay. For the ambiance and the food choices (which was too limited in my opinion), I would be alright with spending around 400+ on it.
Their service was good – the servers were very attentive, especially when it came to taking finished plates. Not sure if this is still true when there are a lot of customers, but during our time there, they were quick to spot and take finished plates.
However, if you..
- Love Filipino Food
- Are a fan of Chef Logro (who visits the establishment twice a month – I’m just not sure if he has a scheduled day that he visits 7 Flavors haha)
- Have a huge appetite
….then I think that eating here would be worth every cent for you, haha. 😀
*Note: Dinner (with a +1)was sponsored by the management. Review is based on my thoughts and of my experience of 7 Flavors. We did pay for two people who accompanied us to dinner.
7Flavors Buffet is located at 196 A. Mabini Street, Addition Hills, San Juan City