7Flavors Philippines is the newest dining destination nestled within the lush urban confines of Addition Hills, San Juan that’s composed of an artisan bakery, a gourmet café, and a world fusion buffet restaurant in one location. There’s a lot going on here! This kind of place can be tricky, but no doubt, it’s a a pocket of pleasure, where guests indulge in delectable delights and tempting treats.

Why 7Flavors? The restaurant serves food that are sweet, sour, salty, bitter, umami, spicy, and astringent. Whoa, wait—what? I couldn’t wrap my head around that last one. I know “astringent” as a face cleaner that removes excess oils and tightens the pores. After a quick definition search, I learned that the term also refers to a sour or bitter taste causing the mouth to pucker. Interesting! 🙂 So if you’re the adventurous type of eater, put your hopes up and rest assured that everything is good. 7Flavors Philippines is a foodie’s paradise, lovingly crafted by a celebrated master of the arts, the renowned Chef Boy Logro.

Review of 7Flavors Philippines (Addition Hills, San Juan)

Ambiance: ★★★★☆

7Flavors Philippines’ ambiance is so charming that makes it a perfect place for family gatherings, hanging out with friends (tambayan), birthday celebrations, and lunch or dinner dates. The real notable feature is that guests have all the freedom to choose where they want to stay to taste different sorts of food: at the bakery, the café (first floor), or the buffet area (second floor).

The 7Flavors Bakery is where you can have fresh bread, savory pies, and baked goods. With fun, playful, and heavenly items displayed in rows, this part of 7Flavors can make you smile as soon as you walk towards it. Seating is limited though you can always move indoors to the café.

Just footsteps from the bakery, the 7Flavors Gourmet Café looked classy, resonating with warmth of the servers. I love intimate places like this where you can just stay for hours and enjoy the neutral colors layered with blue and yellow accents. Pay attention to the menu posted on chalkboard-designed wall at the side. The ambiance was quite homely, too, with the sofa set making a statement at the back. Chill!

The second floor sets the stage for the 7Flavors Fusion Buffet and opens up to a spacious dining area that can accommodate up to 150 people. Three function rooms are available; one of which can hold 30 people, while the other two can each hold 15 people. Interior design looked simple but still festive and elegant. The blue and white theme just reminded me of a traditional Greek restaurant. 🙂 Lighting was ample and the instrumental background music also played a part in making us feel relaxed.

Service: ★★★★★

Service was first class, but not the slightest bit stiff. The staff were friendly in assisting guests and taking requests. It’s easy to get stressed out when attending to so many people at a time, so I hope that they manage to continue serving efficiently and responsively even after the soft opening.

What’s also noteworthy is that the staffs’ uniform looked stylish as compared to the usual plain polo shirt. Donning a red scarf and a red beret, the receptionist and the rest of the service attendants wear shirts with black and white stripes and black pants. 🙂

Food: ★★★★☆

It isn’t often to come across buffet restaurants serving good Asian fusion food in the city. 7Flavors Philippines is an exception. Here you can find unique and inventive dishes that may just blow your mind. They have grilled, baked and stewed meats, seafood, freshly cooked vegetables, and desserts. Yeah, it’s a party. Get involved!

You can start with the salad and jump right into the carbs. Pork Bagnet With Fermented Shrimp and Bagoong Rice made a nice pair. With a serious jolt of umami, these two have the ability to put your regular fried pork bagnet entrée and steamed white rice to shame. The combined taste is not for the timid. It’s bold, distinctly salty, and just mouth-watering. The Fried Potato With Cheese And Bacon was cooked well, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

You can hide in your comfort zone or go with an open mind. The following dishes were stunning, presented with bright colors and stimulating tastes.

Far from bland, the Beef Bourguignon featured a deep, hearty, and beefy flavor similar to pot roast. Tropical Fruits Salsa was a nice accompaniment to the crisply coated fried fish fillet that packs a wow factor for seafood lovers.

The Buttered Vegetables were too tasty not to try, and the juicy Norwegian Meatballs were tender and moist with a smooth, almost custard-like texture that almost melts in your mouth.

7Flavors’ Chicken Drumstick with Sticky Lemon Sauce came with a plethora of aromatic and zesty lemon flavor. For the Korean-Style Mafu Tofu, I was expecting a lot more spiciness. While heat was out, it was still satisfying. Much of that help can be credited to the soft tofu which absorbed the pork’s flavor.

Firmly set, the Pumpkin Frittata seemed like a pancake topped with squash. Bursting with savory, funky flavor but not so spicy, the Chicken Wings with Butter Spicy Sauce was tender and rich and they’re enough to make your eyes water. Other great to be eaten with rice include the Fish Marinated by Sweet Miso, Malaysian Beef Rendang and Shrimp Coconut Tempura.

Fans of home-style cooking will be eager to try Asian BBQ Pork Ribs and Garlic Green Beans. Dessert options are limited but these pastries carefully made in-house were decent. I just think that bringing more creative sweet courses into the buffet table will further end meals on a more satisfying and wholesome note. Another thing that’s quite limited in number are the drink selections in the buffet. We had unlimited iced tea and water.

In case you want more sweets and drinks to come back to balance, you can order items from the bakery or the café downstairs. The 7Flavors Ensaymada (PhP 50) with seven distinctive flavors (butter, pandan, cheese, ube, coconut, flan, and bacon) is an absolute must-try. Its interior, while moist, is more dense than fluffy, and begs for a cup of coffee or smoothie.

7Flavors Cheesecake (PhP 120) is another crowd favorite. It’s a calamansi-infused cheesecake on a coconut and graham crust, topped with an ube and langka mixture, fresh durian, frosted with coffee cream, and dusted with chocnut crumble. Any café can make cheesecakes, but it takes a great one to come up with something as indulging as this. 🙂 The 7Flavors Cheesecake is an artistic treat skillfully combined with unexpected lip-smacking ingredients with the right textures.

The Elvis (PhP 120) is one of the most recommended drinks offered. The name itself was enticing enough given its uniqueness. This smoothie was made with fried bananas, maple syrup and chocolate, and topped with bacon. While I enjoyed the richness and creaminess, I barely tasted the bacon in it.

Price for Value: ★★★★☆

7Flavors Philippines (near Co-op and Chocolat in San Juan) is a must-visit restaurant for casual dining and for special occasions. It’s recommended for those who are willing to hike to “Greenhills area” in QC for some FLAVORSOME EATS. Once you’ve settled in, instead of buckling up your belt, you may loosen it down a bit and grab all exciting flavors of food to make the most out of the ride.

With a good selection of items on the buffet, price for value is fair and reasonable. Buffet rates are as follows:

  • Monday-Thursday: Lunch – PhP 399.5 / Dinner – PhP 499.95
  • Friday-Sunday: Lunch and Dinner – PhP 599.95

196 A. Mabini Street, Addition Hills, San Juan
For inquiries, call (02) 5430325 or 0917-8281700, or email 7flavors.info@gmail.com
Date Published: 05/20/2015
17 / 20 stars

Operating hours:
Artisan Bakery: 7:00AM to 8:00PM daily
Gourmet Café: 8:00AM to 11:00PM daily
World Fusion Buffet 11:00AM to 2:00PM (lunch) and 6:00PM to 10:00PM (dinner) daily

Soft opening promotion: Enjoy 20% discount on the World Fusion Buffet until June 14, 2015.

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83 Responses

  1. Fernando Lachica

    Food Fusion restaurants are very versatile in terms of food. Regulars do come for the taste and ambiance; the cost is lower than fine dining.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      While the range of food in the buffet setting is not as wide as Viking’s or anywhere close, food tastes were good. You can tell the difference between food prepared for quantity versus done well apparently just for you.

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  2. mr_jeng

    ingeresting roch. the viands are not the usual you would see on the buffet spread ^^ the mix of flavors definitely shows and exhibits the theme,

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  3. Bluedreamer27

    I love Chef Boy Logro ^_^ I think I will love that 7Flavors Ensaymada the most… will definitely try this resto kapag nagawi ako sa San Juan… thanks for sharing ^_^

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Surely, the name rings a bell everywhere in the Philippines. This will be another hit restaurant with Chef Boy Logro as one of the partners. 🙂 You’re welcome!

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  4. Gigi

    All the foods look delicious and yummy! It’s midnight here and I feel like my stomach’s growling just looking at your photos!!!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Haha yeah, it’s crunch time! Oh I wish I can eat more like a beast and be skinny as a rail! 🙂 7Flavors is a recommended buffet restaurant where you can eat for an affordable price.

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  5. Shirley Wood

    Life is short, let’s eat dessert first beginning with the 7 Flavors cheesecake. If I lived in the area, I might be inclined to stop by for the Elvis beverage on a regular basis too! All of your photo’s make the food quite enticing!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Haha indeed! Eating desserts first will boost the mood for eating more. 🙂 Having a cafe which serves great treats is one of the coolest part of this dining establishment.

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  6. geanine

    I love the concept of this restaurant! All to often I am craving something salty, or sweet to have a variety to choose based on my craving is important to me when eating. I also love the uniform, it is definitely a look, they can wear out!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yup! So be careful not to wear black and white stripes when you decide to dine here one day. 🙂 You’ll end up eating a ton of flavors with both your stomach and wallet approved!

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  7. Jojo Vito

    I wanna try that 7 flavors ensaymada, sooo curious how these 7 flavors blend together..and the toppings, looked really yummy!!!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Actually I’m already excited to be back again. 🙂 I want my family to also try the 7Flavors Ensaymada and see how they will like it, too. I’m writing from the viewpoint of someone with a crazy appetite!

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  8. Franc Ramon

    The place has a really relaxing setup. They also have great food choices and are priced reasonably and among the most affordable buffet I’ve seen.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      If I were to write a new post listing the top buffet restaurants with affordable/reasonable prices, 7Flavors Philippines will be one of the top. 🙂

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  9. Tiara

    All of the food pictures made me hungry. I am all for trying new foods and hopefully one day, I can make it to 7 Flavors. I love food and I am so happy to have read this post. Thank you for sharing with all of us, your readers!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      You’re much welcome, Tiara! 🙂 Go for the buffet discount but don’t forget to book a reservation first especially if you are planning to dine here on a weekend.

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  10. tammileetips

    This sounds like such a fun restaurant to eat at!! I love that is center around the type of flavors for your mouth. The astringent taste would have thrown me off to since I think of face wash cleaner.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Don’t worry, I didn’t encounter anything here that tasted like a facial wash cleaner (as if I have tried tasting that before). Haha, but yes, seriously, dining at 7Flavors in San Juan is a great way to spend your Sunday fun-day. 🙂

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  11. Dina Demarest

    I love the concept behind the name. I have heard of astringent pertaining to food before but I haven’t heard it often and I love that they included it. That cheesecake sounds amazing and I would love to try that Elvis smoothie with extra bacon!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      It sounds like you want to try food at the buffet, cafe, and the bakery altogether. 🙂 Nice! None of the food here had that strange chemical taste as that of the astringent I was talking about. Haha.

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  12. Cara (@StylishGeek)

    I love the modern and yet simple look of the place. It is indeed very clever to name the resto 7Flavors, and explain that it is about the various types of tastes. The ‘astringent’ got me too! Haha! But overall I love the photos you posted and the food looks scrumptious! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. keikilani

    Oh my goodness! I am so hungry! The pics are amazing. The food looks so good. If I lived closer. I would be there tonight!

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  14. Amanda

    7flavors sounds like it is right up my alley. I love trying the best foodie places I can, and with its dedication to certain types of flavors, this seems like it fits the bill. I would have ordered the Elvis, too!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      The Elvis is a really good drink! But there are more for you to choose from. Make sure to see their menu once you arrive. 🙂 You may be spoilt for choices, actually!

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  15. lalalapatricia

    I’m one of those people who check the ambiance before the food haha dapat balance ang both! The photos says it all. The price is reasonable! Hey I just want to compliment you Roch, you research everything before you blog! That’s a thumbs up! 🙂

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Thank you very much, Patricia! 🙂 Of course I want my readers to appreciate all information I’m supplying in every blog post. My content does not only include my thoughts but also some facts I’ve collected about the restaurant I visit.

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  16. mindy

    Wow, this place definitely has everything! From bakery, cafe to buffet? One would be spoiled for a choice! I would definitely go to the cafe i think since i am not much of a buffet person, and i agree that the ambience of the cafe’s so great that i wouldn’t mind spending hours there just chilling! The Elvis drink sounds so intriguing, i mean… Drink made of fried banana??? Now, that’s unique!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yes, it was also my first time to try such a drink. Taste was marvelous, hands down. You have to try this buffet though, since there are plenty of Asian flavors I’m sure you will like. You can’t beat the price here either. 🙂

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  17. Joanne T Ferguson

    What a great review and looks to be my kind of place to experience! The food looks delicious and always like to see experiences like this through another’s view!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Thanks, Joanne! 7Flavors’ fusion buffet restaurant is a very solid choice for buffet. It’s more unique because it features a variety of Asian dishes. The price is also good.

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  18. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    I love how bright and colorful it is in that restaurant. I think the food looks amazing – and I would be SO happy eating there.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Definitely give it a shot. 🙂 It’s my first time to venture to this part of San Juan. I wouldn’t think such a great venue existed. Tell your friends, too, so you can happily eat together.

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  19. Ashley

    This place looks great! The food looks incredible, and that 7 Flavors cheesecake is making my mouth water 😉

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  20. Christy Maurer

    What a huge variety of foods! You could eat there every day for a year and probably not get bored! You might gain weight but not be bored lol! That cheesecake looks so interesting. I’d definitely need to try that. It’s awesome when you get great service and great food too!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      HAHA I would expect to really gain A LOT of weight here if I’ll eat here every single day! OMG, I can’t do that–I’ll be bored in the gym, trying to lose and burn all the calories. You must try the 7Flavors Cheesecake; it’s the bomb! 🙂

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  21. Kita

    The Food! I am trying to be good and be on a diet but this right here is awesome. I love the name of it too it would draw me in and I would definitely be curious

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yup, the name itself is quite intriguing. Enter the restaurant and your curiosity will double when you see how good all the food look like. 🙂

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  22. Fi Ní Neachtáin

    This looks like such a great place to eat, it has such a fresh and clean atmosphere for me. The food looks so delicious too, lots of great variety and flavours there to try. I love that you gave the service five stars, good customer service is so important to me.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yes, that’s also an important factor to me and one of the reasons for me to decide whether or not I’ll return to the restaurant. 7Flavors has courteous staff who were pleasant.

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  23. Christie

    Astringent would have had me scratching my head too. Looks like you had a fantastic experience. I want some cheesecake!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Prepare to get overdosed with so many food flavors. Hehe whoops, I hope not in a bad way. 🙂 If you’re trying Asian fusion for the first time, this is pretty good.

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  24. Liz Mays

    This place does sound amazing! I’d have to do a ton of visits to be able to try all of the different dishes!

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  25. Danielle K

    All of the food looks absolutely amazing and delicious. This is definitely some place I’d want to eat if I was ever in that area.

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  26. CourtneyLynne

    omg!!! Every last picture… Drool-worthy!!! Wish I wasn’t so far away or this would so be tonight’s dinner!! Yummy!

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  27. Adrienne

    This is such a cool concept for a restaurant. The different flavor of food and variety of options is awesome. I also really like the attendants uniforms – so cute!

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  28. HilLesha

    Wow, wow, wow. I’ll definitely have to visit he Philippines someday. The food looks beyond amazing!

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  29. Erica @ The Crumby Cupcake

    Each time I read one of your restaurant reviews, I feel more and more drawn to visiting the Philippines! I think this would be a place I’d eat at more than once during the visit – I love the idea of having so many different foods from different countries under one roof. It kind of reminds me of being on a cruise ship, as they do that as well, but usually on separate nights. Being able to have a little bit of many countries in one meal sounds like fun! The ensymada looks incredible, and so pretty!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Thanks for always reading and I appreciate your comments, Erica. 🙂 I’ve never been on a cruise so I can’t relate to the experience. Anyway, that also sounds quite thrilling. You have to try this ensaymada and fall in love with Philippines more!

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  30. lychee

    July 3, 2015

    Sadly, the food and service today is not up to par….

    Today, 16 of us parents and kids went to 7 flavors to have lunch. since we are not heavy eaters, we decided to order ala carte instead of going for the buffet. although the 2nd level was for the buffet crowd, we were led to a function room there probably because there were 16 of us. nice. but nice stops after that. none of us enjoyed the food we ordered. i ordered carbonara and the pasta was undercooked. but i was soooo very hungry for waiting sooooo long that i ate it anyway. the other moms and kids experienced the same thing with their orders. smelly seafood pasta and smelly lasagna. cheese not melted enough and so on. . and the service was so bad. really! after the unsatisfying lunch, i asked for my bill and the handwritten bill did not reflect the price indicated in the menu. why? they said the prices have increased but they haven’t changed the one on the menu yet. i wasn’t expecting this after reading through all the wonderful blogs. besides, the place opened a mere month back. NEVER GOING BACK THERE AGAIN!!! and that’s not just my own sentiments.

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  31. Oopsimimoy

    Looking for a nice buffet for our birthday month will visit soon.. From the photos alone it makes my tummy grumble tomjones na see yea

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