Vikings Luxury Buffet has established itself as a solid dining destination for special occasions, birthday celebrations, anniversary celebrations, and even casual meals among many families in the Philippines. From the same group that brought Vikings and NIU, Four Seasons Hotpot City is the latest addition to the Vikings family. After its successful venture in SM By the Bay, it has just opened a new branch in Manhattan Parkview, Cubao (near Gateway Mall) on October 3, 2015 with a space that can accommodate over 400 guests.

This buffet restaurant serves not only items for shabu-shabu dining but also various dishes from appetizers and mains to desserts that are all worth traveling for. We were very fortunate to be one of the firsts to try them, thanks to Ms. Raquel’s invite. 🙂 Come and let’s eat like a Viking!

Review of Four Seasons Hotpot City (Manhattan Parkview, Araneta Center, Cubao)

Ambiance: ★★★★★

“Uy! Ang ganda!”, while referring to the interior design, was the initial reaction I heard from people that surrounded our table. And guess what? Those are my thoughts exactly! 🙂

The stunning dining room combines both form and function perfectly. The decadent white and gray color scheme throughout the light-filled, plushly appointed dining area keeps the vibe calm, refined, and quite sophisticated. Plant decors, words such as “HOME” and “FAMILY,” and wines displayed on the background are enough to capture your gaze for a while. For shabu shabu meals, every table is fitted with an electric stove top with divider.

Properly labeled buffet counters and food sections are all positioned at one side, so flow of traffic goes smoothly and the different types of food are easy to wander into. Just like in any Vikings restaurant, diners get front-row access to chefs and the rest of culinary team at work.

The five function rooms (for 12-14 people each) will take you to a more intimate and private dining experience. Huge chandeliers provide an interesting contrast to the dark and muted atmosphere, while the eye-popping bird painting on the wall completes the room’s enticing visual charm. Lovely!


Service: ★★★★★

The number of guests seemed endless but the service crew has still done a great job in handling requests. They were attentive, kind, and fast to their feet. Our used plates, bowls, and clutter on the table were quickly taken out with permission. It’s always a humbling experience to be treated nicely. Food on the buffet spread were replenished in a timely manner. However, there were also times when diners had to queue up for it. In this case, staff asks for the table number and then delivers a platter of the food once it becomes available.

Food: ★★★★★

Sometimes a meal really does taste better in stylish surroundings. But even without minding the grand ambiance and decors, in Four Seasons Hotpot City, food tastes and quality are utterly excellent. Three elements are key to its magic: freshness of seafood and vegetables, tenderness of the meat, and the variety of items to try. It’s definitely right to put this restaurant in your list of favorites. 🙂

Salads and appetizers are beautifully presented and these are not your average starters. I love the different flavors and textures of ingredients in each as I have personally tasted everything in these two sections. 😛 Home run!

Divided into meat organs, seafood, balls, dim sum, noodles, vegetables, and vegetarian, the items for hotpot meals are whoa whoa whoa absurdly varied. Four Seasons Hotpot City must be the vanguard of the shabu shabu buffet revolution in the Philippines. 🙂 For the soup base, we chose chicken and sinigang which evoked both happy emotions.

It’s good to learn that the premium meat from the Carving Station doesn’t require additional charge. The Roast Beef and Binusog na Lechon were particularly damn delicious.

To end a stellar meal, desserts are a must. We had an assortment of ice cream, Filipino rice cakes, taho, yogurt, cookies, crepe, chocolate, etc. Eating only one won’t weigh you down like you think it might, so maybe order two—or more, as you can. 😛

If you’re into all sorts of drinks, you’re surely welcome to use smile and prayer hands emojis. Four Seasons Hotpot City is the kind of establishment you walk into and immediately feel good about. Beverage options are impressively serious, complete with water, juices, shakes, teas, coffee, soft drinks, and beer.

Price for Value: ★★★★☆

As with any Vikings brainchild, Four Seasons Hotpot City in Cubao is where you can have an unpretentious great time, but nowhere is it near as intense or intimidating as dining in a classy hotel restaurant. This is the kind of place where you can linger for hours and thoroughly sample every single dish you want. Prices are reasonable, especially now with the ongoing promotions. 🙂 Just note that waits can push well esp. during the prime of lunch and dinner time, so booking for a table way in advance will really help.

Month-long promotions:
October 3 – 6*: 50% OFF for the first 100 Pax!
October 7 – 13: 25% OFF Facebook “Fans” Promo
October 14 – 20: 25% OFF Instagram “Followers” Promo
October 21 – 27: 20% OFF Quezon City Promo
October 28 – 30: 15% OFF Vikings Loyalty Cardholders Discount

Prices, subject to 5% service charge, are as follows: Weekday lunch Weekday dinner/ weekend and holiday lunch and dinner
Kids below 3 ft Free Free
Kids between 3ft and 4ft PhP 188+ PhP 288+
Kids between 4ft and 6ft PhP 288+ PhP 388+
Adults PhP 688+ PhP 888+
75 years old and above 50% special discount 50% special discount

For more information on promo mechanics, please visit

Coming Soon:  SM Sta. Mesa!

Ground Floor, Manhattan Parkview, Gen. Roxas Ave., Araneta Center, Quezon City
For inquiries and reservations, call +(63) 932-7777, +(63)939-7777, or 0998-988-5888
Date Published: 10/07/2015
19 / 20 stars

Operation hours:

Lunch: 11:00AM – 2:30PM
Diner: 5:30PM – 10:00PM


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45 Responses

  1. Mr_jeng

    Wohoooo!!! At long last they brought it up north! SM moa is just a bit too far for me considering the traffic and all. Thankfully the vikings group was able to branch out here. I loved how they give you a lot of variety. Not to mention that they are generous with the food and the DCs. see you soon dear !

  2. Erica

    I was never really a fan of hotpot but I think it’s because I never really had a good one yet. This looks wonderfully amazing and this looks more like my cup of tea!

    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Four Seasons Buffet is not your average house for shabu-shabu dining. This cozy standout in Manhattan Parkview spotlights flavorful meals with hotpot items that you cook on your table.

  3. Elizabeth O.

    Gosh! The food looks really good. And I love the interiors of the restaurant, it looks so comfy and cozy.

  4. Fred

    My family and I am not really fans of buffets or shabushabu. The servings of the ingredients look very fresh. Should be very good to eat there.

    • Rochkirstin Santos

      What I like about eating in a buffet restaurant though is the fact that I can try so many things without having to explore multiple sites at a time. There’s always a line here so it’s best to book a reservation. 🙂

  5. R U S S

    I love the interiors. The hues are different from the usual color schemes that restos use – I like it. From the way you described it, the place is huge. I hope the owners invested in acoustic treatments because 🙂

    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Haha yes, this place is massive. I don’t know about the acoustic treatment, but if it’s the noise that you’re worried about, I don’t think you should be. 😛 We could still carry conversations without having to raise our voices high.

  6. Janine

    Wow. The interior is really maganda! Just few weeks ago, my boss changed his reservations from Vikings to Four Seasons, and now it surprised me that these restaurants came from the same company. I want to try now while they’re having promo!

    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yup. 🙂 Aside from the month-long promotion, Vikings also has an ongoing promo wherein you can win flights to specific Asian countries. Four Seasons is really a charming destination, where the kitchen staff serves dependably good buffet fare.

  7. Anne V

    Been wondering how Four Seasons Hotpot City would fair after I read about its opening in a couple of blogs a few weeks back. I’m truly impressed with the interior and their offerings, definitely going to dine here this year! 🙂

    • Rochkirstin Santos

      The Vikings Group’s Four Seasons Buffet Restaurant presents high-quality food at modest prices. Courteous staffers oversee the comfortable setting, and a lavish meal here defeats all efforts at self-control. 😛 Say goodbye to dieting for a while.

  8. Fernando Lachica

    The color of the place and food have contrasts that’s so appealing to the guests. It looks great dining inside the family room. and the food too…yummy!

  9. Yvonne Bertoldo

    Love the exterior of this restaurant. I’ve tried an unli hotpot at Glorieta before (Tenka) but this has more choices. Would love to try this soon! 🙂

  10. Raymond

    This intrigues me. I love the design. Looks so cozy for me. Places like these are my type. Ohh how I want to visit this place. Will check them out when I get to visit the metro.

  11. papaleng

    To me, each food establishments offers great mel. Nagkakatalo lang yan sa price and the place ambience. This one you reviewed, pasado sa taste ko.

    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Here, everything exists within balance. Too many restos leave you either starved or stuffed but at Four Seasons buffet, you can leave with an actual sense of nourishment. 🙂

  12. Gil Camporazo

    The foods look great so as of course their yummy taste. Isn’t it? Anyway, what I admire much of Four Seasons Hotspot is an excellent service of the crew as you noticed it. Hope those crews are maintaining it.

    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Right. It’s great that they serve quality cooked food as well for those who would just like to try out hotpot meals but aren’t fans of shabu shabu entirely.

  13. Franc Ramon

    You look a lot more refreshed now. The place looks spacious and they have a lot of ingredients for the hot pot. It also has lot of food and desserts.

    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Thanks, Franc. 🙂 If you love desserts, better be prepared and eat with just the right pacing so you won’t be as full when it comes to tasting these sweets.

  14. Krystal

    Gray is one of my favorite colors so I love when restaurants and hotels use this shade to decorate! The food looks really good, and I would love to visit this place in person. What an experience!

    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yup, I didn’t think that gray will give any place such an elegant feel. I thought it is just a boring color that’s dull without life. We know that’s wrong. Dine in here this weekend but expect a long queue. :p

  15. Louise

    WHAT A BEAUTIFUL PLACE THIS IS! Huhu! I was invited to attend a dinner here but because I’m from Cavite (the far far side of the province), I couldn’t make it! Huhu. I feel so jealous now. The place looks wonderful and the presentation of their food are classy! Hope we can try this out when my parents arrive. 🙂

    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Haha same problem here if I receive an event invitation pero sobrang layo ang address. 🙂 This restaurant is truly a must-try! I’m sure that your family will have a great time.

  16. Adanna

    Seems like they definitely live up to the Four Seasons name and reputation. I agree that it’s nice when the quality of the room matches the ambiance of the resturant.

  17. Joann Woolley

    Looking at your photos made me hungry! Some of the best meals I have had have been from amazing restaurants in hotels. I think an awesome restaurant inside a hotel is a great draw for guests. How wonderful to get to be among the first to enjoy all of those delicacies!

    • Rochkirstin Santos

      This almost looks like a restaurant inside the hotel because of the sheer elegance of the interior design. The hospitality and friendliness shown by the servers were also good motivators for diners to go back once more for another satisfying experience.


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