January 27, 2020

60th Birthday Celebration at Yakimix SM Sta Rosa

I’m swamped with backlogs and I don’t know where will I start or do I need to blog it pa ba? 2020 na pero hindi pa rin ako tapos sa 2019 backlogs, the struggle is real. Anyway, let us start with the food blog series to remind me of all the calories that I took for the last 3 months.

Last November, we celebrated my mother-in-law’s 60th birthday at Yakimix. The initial plan of my MIL is magcelebrate na lang sa bahay but my husband and BIL decided to celebrate it at the restaurant. The nearest buffet restaurant in their place is Yakimix SM Sta Rosa. We don’t have any reservation and it was a holiday so we were there as early as 10AM para magpalista.

It’s been six years since the last time I ate at Yakimix because my experience was just okay. So when we ate at Yakimix SM Sta Rosa, I managed my expectations. We are a group of 13 persons, 9 adults, 3 kids, and 1 baby but because the kids are over 4ft, adult rate na rin sila. Waah! This is one thing na ayaw ko sa mga restaurant na based sa height ang buffet rate. Six years ago, the drinks are not yet included sa buffet rate so I’m glad na may kasama na drinks sa rate nila ngayon.

Read: Dinner at Yakimix

The Yakimix SM Sta Rosa branch is small and the majority of the tables are good for 4 persons. They have limited tables for bigger groups so in our case, we squeezed ourselves in 2 tables. Ang sikip sa table and share pa kami sa isang grilling pan.

When it comes to food choices, since the restaurant is small, konti din ang food choices. The food that I like are pork belly, mushroom, salmon, bangus, shrimp and leche flan. I’ve been waiting for the ebi tempura pero wala ko maabutan, the serving plate is always empty.

We stayed at the restaurant for almost two hours pero wala man lang pabirthday greetings ang Yakimix. Alam ko meron sa ibang branch so I was surprised na wala man lang sa SM Sta Rosa or umalis kami agad? Kung alam lang namin na wala pabirthday greetings, December 1 na kami nagpunta para 2 FREE birthday celebrants ang FREE instead of 1. hehehe!

Overall, our buffet experience is just okay. As I've said before, ang sikip sa table and ang tagal nila kumuha ng used plate. When we asked kung may butter for grilling, wala daw but they will give us olive oil daw pero nakaalis na lang kami, walang olive oil na dumating.

Read: List of Buffet Restaurants in the Philippines
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Yakimix SM Sta Rosa Buffet Rate 

Lunch Buffet 

Monday to Friday (Public Holiday not Included) P568
Saturday P699
Sunday and Holiday P699

Dinner Buffet 

Monday to Friday (Public Holiday not Included) P678
Saturday, Sunday and Holiday P699

Children below 3ft FREE
Children below 4ft P318
Additional leftover charge P400

Opening Hours 

Monday to Friday
Lunch 11:30AM to 3PM
Dinner 5PM to 10:30PM

Saturday, Sunday and Holiday
Lunch 11AM to 3PM
Dinner 5PM to 10:30PM

Birthday Promo 

1. Birthday celebrant can avail the Birthday Promo for 1 whole month as long as it is within the month of his/her birthday.
2. Birthday celebrant may eat for (1) free buffet at Yakimix SM City Sta Rosa.
3. To avail the birthday promo, the celebrant must be accompanied by a minimum of 3 full paying adult rates without any discount/s. Rate is (1) celebrant with (3) regular rate to avail the promo.
4. Celebrant must fill out the information sheet.
5. Celebrant must bring an original ID and valid government-issued picture ID with the birthdate imprinted on it, both local and foreign ID for proof.
6. This promo can’t be used in conjunction with any in-house existing promotions. Mandated 20% off for senior citizens may either avail whichever is higher.

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