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Banzai Japanese Buffet

The PIG SIGNAL from the Bossman lit up in the skies again, but with japanese words this time. So Kap & I were very excited because we LOVE Japanese food! So I hurriedly donned on my beautiful Japanese costume & my geisha wig, making sure my silk pants were extra extra loose & heavily gartered. It is a buffet after all. I had to be in my tiptop shape! ;)



BANZAI! a Japanese cheer of enthusiasm or triumph. A cry or cheer of enthusiasm, or to celebrate victory.

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BANZAI, THE GREAT TEPPANYAKI THEATER claims to be Manila’s biggest teppanyaki restaurant, with a floor area of 1,200 square meters. It offers unlimited teppanyaki dishes, sushi and sashimi, steaks, ramen, tempura, okonomiyaki, takoyaki, and much, much more. Banzai is also all- unlimited, with beer included in the drinks buffet.



Banzai: The Great Teppanyaki Theater

The Bay Leisure Park, Bldg J, Seaside Blvd. PICC Reclamation Area, Pasay
(02) 552-7368

It’s beside the giant air-conditioned ferris wheel. You won’t miss it! ;)

I’ve always loved watching the teppanyaki show at Kimpura in Greenhills, and how the food is cooked right in front of you. Mixing here & there, chopping, flipping, chanting Japanese words which I don’t understand but find very exciting. ;P So I was very eager when I got to Banzai because of the Japanese theater & I was anticipating the same experience. I was expecting a long teppanyaki table where I can sit & watch the chefs at work. However, since the restaurant offered buffet, there were just several teppanyaki stations placed strategically in the buffet areas & you don’t get personalized cooking. But they have dishes alongside where you can choose ready-cooked food.

You get your assorted teppanyaki choices from the dishes in front of you.

We were greeted by the manager of Banzai, and a table filled with food from the buffet stations. Talk about being pampered in the highest level. Thank you Andrie & Leah for taking such good care of us. <3

With the Bossman whom I love SO, SO, SOOOO MUCH!!! <3 ANDRIE UDAL, Trade Marketing Manager and LEAH ESTRADA, Brand Manager for BANZAI! Thank you for your warm hospitality & kindness.

Being such foodies, we consumed everything on the table quickly & went on the hunt for some more..
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Here’s a map of the different food stations so you can plan out your visit & maximize your tummy space! ;)

We also celebrated HEFTY FOODIE’s birthday that day. If you celebrate it there, make sure you avail of Banzai’s birthday promo! :)

Happy birthday, EUGENE! :)

Before you leave. There’s a costume place near the entrance where you can have some fun. And you know the KTG is all about fun & craziness! @_@ And of course eating. Lots & lots of eating!

Bald men! ;))


Make sure you find the costume room so you can don some on, have a hoot & an instant photoshoot! :)


My favorite funny man! THE PICKIEST EATER. Richie always manages to make me guffaw with his craziness. I love this guy! <3 He’s really so game.


The costumes are a bit short & small, so Kap just hammed it up for the camera. :) OMG, dress the sumo wrestler in girly clothes & voila, it’s a couple photo of me & Kap bumping tummies! :P


If you’re lucky and you find this nook empty you can eat in peace here, away from the hungry buzzing crowd. There are around 3-4 small tables in this secluded area.

Banzai is similar to other buffets in the area like Vikings, Buffet 101, Yakimix, Sambokojin & the like where you get value for money. Buffet prices for adults are P699 for Monday to Friday lunch, P899 for Monday to Friday dinner, and P1,088 for Saturday, Sunday, and holidays. Buffet price for children below 4.5 feet is P499 while children below 3.5 feet can avail of the buffet for free. Rates are inclusive of service charge.
Thank you boss for including us on the invite. We always enjoy fun times with you & the KTG. <3 Thank you BANZAI for having us over, and for these super cute take home souvenirs which my girls took such fancy on..
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  • Reply med

    Wut?!? Japanese?! Buffet?! Go akooooooo!!!
    I’ve heard of Banzai before but there were no photos, so I wasn’t interested.
    But since you’ve been there I’ll give it a try.

    Ganito ang rule ko sa buhay ngayon: if may seal of approval ni Sugar & Spice, GO!

    July 3, 2014 at 8:17 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      I will text you meding! :-*

      July 3, 2014 at 8:42 am
    • Reply KassTastrophic

      I second the (e)motion. Pag sinabi ni Mommy Jane na pumasa sa kanya, that’s plus points for my likelihood to visit the place. Ganun ka-credible and influential si Mommy Jane! Woohoo!

      July 3, 2014 at 1:21 pm
      • Reply sugargospice

        hahaha oh no. where did I mention in this blog na pumasa? ;)) I will also text you kassie! :)

        July 3, 2014 at 1:24 pm
        • Reply KassTastrophic

          Wala ka naman sinabi na pumasa… etchosera lang ako, hahaha!

          Date na Mommy Jane!

          July 8, 2014 at 11:33 pm
          • sugargospice

            Bubwelo muna ako sa Paleo Manila diet ko hehehe.

            July 8, 2014 at 11:38 pm
  • Reply marian

    There are so many choices now for buffet restos. I’m scouting for one for my youngest’s birthday. Thanks for this tip. :)

    July 3, 2014 at 8:46 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Hi Marian! :) Actually parang all buffets are the same na haha. But your child & his guests might enjoy Banzai for the costumes kasi instant photoshoot na. :)

      July 3, 2014 at 8:48 am
  • Reply Noel Q.

    Eeeek! Marvin Agustin! hahahaha… snob ba? hahaha… just kidding. =)

    I’ll be at the MOA area most of next week, will try to check this out. Mukhang puro buffet ako next week, naka-sched na kasi ang Alba’s at Vikings. =)

    July 3, 2014 at 8:55 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      hahaha yez snob ka talaga niel ha! ;)) Sige let me know which you prefer most. Ang nagustuhan ko lang dito sa Banzai not as big as Vikings so mas konti ang ka-siko sa buffet hahaha. But given the option, best pa rin ang ala carte in terms of peacefulness & quality of food. ;P

      July 3, 2014 at 9:05 am
  • Reply alaine

    what caught my attention was the fresh color of your dress and the wow legs! (“,)

    July 3, 2014 at 12:24 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      hahaha they’re not wow legs alaine. They’re patatims! :))

      July 3, 2014 at 1:21 pm
      • Reply alaine

        whatever sis! it’s still a WOW :)

        July 3, 2014 at 3:21 pm
        • Reply sugargospice

          You’re so sweet! :-*

          July 3, 2014 at 4:22 pm
  • Reply Jessa macatuno

    This is torture Ms.Jane. I hope my family loves japanese too but to my disappoinment, ako lang ang mahailig sa japanese so if we eat out Japanese food is not an option.

    July 4, 2014 at 2:55 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Hi Jessa!! aawwwww. I’m so fortunate that mine can eat anything & everthing haha so wala silang reklamo as long aa it’s not indian food! ;)) Ako nalang ka-date mo pag japanese hahaha.

      July 4, 2014 at 8:18 am

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