Food, Lifestyle

Saturday Brunch Buffet at Solaire’s Yakumi


Like many typical families, mine loves to eat. And most of the time when we go out to celebrate for birthdays or other special occasions, our go-to style of dining would be buffets or Chinese lauriats. Because of this, I’m quite well acquainted with the buffet offerings in the Metro. Well, I’m pretty sure most of you are too! But most of the ones my family normally goes to are intercontinental buffets. These are normally perfect for families so that there’s something for everyone for sure. But sometimes, it’s also good to have single-cuisine buffets to ensure the quality of all the food in the buffet spread. I’m obsessed with Japanese food so when I found out that Solaire’s Yakumi now offers Saturday brunch buffets, I knew I had to check it out!


Yakumi is helmed by Mr. Shinobu Endo, Sous Chef, and Mr. Norimasa Kosaka, Executive Chef of Yakumi. Endo-san previously lent his talents in Nobu, Tokyo and is a master of sushi and sashimi making; while Executive Chef Kosaka-san is a “kaiseki” chef, a master of skillfully prepared multicourse meals (similar to Western “haute cuisine”), with the expertise and years of experience well suited for authentic and fine dining Japanese restaurants like Yakumi.


Here’s what went down.

All their seafood for sushi and sashimi are imported from Tokyo’s Tsukiji market and really, their sushi spread is the best in town.

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look at that fatty tuna belly. I had like at least 5 slices of this succulent salmon sashimi.
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Next, my equally favorite part of the buffet would have to be the steak teppanyaki area! We absolutely made the most out of the unlimited servings situation. Teehee.

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Here are some of the mains

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You can also order some dishes from an ala carte menu as part of the buffet.

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DSCF4399An  assortment of stunning little appetizers and sides






this will change your life.


i am so amazed by these cubed fruits!!! so Japanese.DSCF4503
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Final Thoughts

What I like the most about the buffet is seeing the influences of Kaiseki-style dining here and there. Of course, it’s a buffet but the attention to detail when it comes to presenting appetizers, sushi, sashimi, dessert and more is evident. The spread is not overwhelmingly big but it covers all the basic Japanese dishes you’d normally crave for and more. The two stand-out features of the buffet for me would have to be the sushi / sashimi selection and the teppanyaki. As for the mains, they weren’t revolutionary but many of them still quite hit the spot. Normally, the dessert selection in buffets are not as good as the mains but as for Yakumi’s dessert selection, it definitely did not disappoint.


happy maxiedscf4784With my food buddy Abi..we’re most happy when are tummies are happy!

There’s also an unlimited beverage option with sake, wine, beers, and non-alcoholic drinks.

You may enjoy Yakumi’s Saturday Brunch every Saturday, 11:30AM to 2:00PM.

Buffet Rates: Php 2,688+

Php 688+ unlimited drinks

Prices are in PHP, VAT-inclusive, and subject to 10% service charge.

Do inform servers if you are suffering from food allergies.

Contact (+632) 888-8888.


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    Reading this made me miss Yakumi! Thanks for sharing love! <3

    09/09/2016 at 4:53 AM
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