When a group can’t decide where to dine, ending up in a buffet is always the best solution. Don’t you think? Talk about value for money, quality and quantity, a buffet restaurant answers each person’s cravings. But how about those who wouldn’t want to overeat? Are buffets still the best option on the list?
7 Flavors, co-owned by GMA’s Chef Boy Logro, gives you all the reasons why you should visit and dine. A buffet, a cafe and a bakery rolled into one space address a wide selection of dishes according to one’s type of craving. To define its name, dishes revolve around 7 flavors: sweet, sour, bitter, salty, spicy, astringent and umami. There is no definite cuisine as all the recipes are paralleled to a fusion style or could be dubbed as international cuisine.
Recipes at 7 Flavors are all developed by Chef Boy Logro himself.
Standing out among houses along the small streets of San Juan, the relatively new buffet spot is an eye-catcher with its modern yet nature-themed building plus its wide and open-space parking lot.

About Chef Boy Logro

Humble beginnings of Chef Boy Logro took the first leap when he was 13 years old. At an early age in the province, he was first exposed in a Chinese restaurant as a house boy then later on moved to Manila to gain more exposure in the kitchen, particularly in a Spanish restaurant. Take note, as a dishwasher first before he seriously dealt with food. Education didn’t become a hindrance to him as he then climbed his way to the top when he was assigned to Oman at the age of 23. Like a real life Cinderella, Chef Boy Logro didn’t expect to be working in the kitchen of the king of Oman as a sous chef, receiving all the majestic benefits of serving the king. He worked for the king of Oman for about 10 years, then came back to the Philippines, to make the most out of his life in his beloved country. Now, the Chef Boy we all know is a TV star, with numbers of endorsements, shows from left to right and culinary schools and businesses to manage. Wow!
Don’t you wonder how Chef Boy keeps up with his fully booked and busy schedule?
His tip: Be committed and be on time to every plotted schedule.

The Buffet:

The buffet concept on the 2nd floor is built for humans who are eager to feast yet still marking a reasonable budget to spend. Whether you’re in a hurry, celebrating a certain occasion with your family or friends, or simply in the mood to pig-out without overspending, 7 Flavors buffet fulfills its duty to stuff you with quality and quantity dishes.
The buffet is not as huge as you imagined, but enough to satisfy. 7 Flavors’ buffet includes a salad station, appetizer station where DIY tacos are, savory station where inventive fusion recipes are, and definitely a dessert station couldn’t be missed.
In general, the trend is Asian flavors meeting halfway with continental cuisine. There goes east meets west concept. All inspired by Chef Boy’s journey across the world during the culinary years he worked for the king of Oman. Day to day, some dishes are either changed or retained. It’s not all the same even if you eat in 7 Flavors everyday. I hope you could catch their Norwegian Meatballs, Chicken Wings and Teppan dishes.
If you’re lucky enough, you might stumble into Chef Boy Logro while dining inside 7 Flavors.

The Cafe:

A clean-looking ambiance without giving an eyesore, that’s the first impression I had when I walked into the 1st floor of 7 Flavors. In contrast to the second floor buffet, the cafe exhibits a low-volumed tone where it’s ideal to spend the afternoons hot beverages and comfort plates. If you’re pumped to the beat to dine in anytime you wish, 7 Flavors Cafe is one positive choice.
Matcha Green Tea (Php 150)
Rate: 4/5
From where I was sitting while listening to Chef Boy Logro’s funny and informative stories, this cup of Matcha Green Tea was keeping me at ease and relaxed. There goes my love for matcha. So happy I could always go back to the cafe for one more cup.
7 Flavors Ensaymada (Php 50)
Rate: 4/5
The bakery claims this 7 Flavors Ensaymada as their specialty. One bread carries 7 flavors – ube, pandan, bacon, cheese, cream cheese, coconut and leche flan inserted inside the bread. It has a soft and chewy texture with various flavors balanced together. Probably, taking home some of these ensaymada home is a good idea.
Rate: 5/5
Their Sisig cannot be treated like those you already know of. Chunky, crunchy and meaty, three elements to adore in 7 Flavors’ Sisig.
Grilled Lamb (Php 525)
Grilled Lamb is inspired by Chef Boy’s recipes back when he was in Oman. It comes with 2 sauces – pesto & herbs and brown gravy sauce.
Oyster Cake
Chinese Misua
From breakfast to dinner, 7 Flavors’ crew is ready to serve you. Unfortunately, Chef Boy Logro won’t always be around. Well at least you could experience his presence through his recipes served whether at the cafe or at the buffet area.
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Location: 196A Mabini St., Addition Hills, San Juan City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Operating Hours: 7:00AM-11:00PM
Contact: (+632) 543-0325
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/7flavorsphilippines
Budget: PHP500++

Food 8/10
Ambiance 8/10
Service 8/10
Cost 8/10
Overall 8/10