Niu by Vikings Earns 2016 Tripadvisor Certificate Of Excellence


METRO MANILA, PHILIPPINES – 28th June, 2016 Vikings Luxury Luxury Buffet, the Philippines Largest Buffet Restaurant, today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience. 

"With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honors hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers,” said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. “This recognition helps travelers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travelers feel more confident in their booking decisions.”  

The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.


 About TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site**, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 340 million unique monthly visitors***, and 350 million reviews and opinions covering 6.5 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 48 markets worldwide.

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRIP), through its subsidiaries, manages and operates websites under 24 other travel media brands:,,,,,, (including,,, and,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and

**Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, February 2016

***Source: TripAdvisor log files, Q1 2016

NIU receives prestigious SM Partners Award

Vikings Group operating the upscale NIU Restaurant located at the SM Aura Premiere Skypark in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City was the recent recipient of a most coveted award ever presented by SM Prime Holdings Inc. and SM Supermalls to its tenants.

    SM Prime Holdings Inc. President Hans Sy presented the SM Partners Award of The Most Innovative Store Design to NIU Restaurant owned and operated by the Vikings Group that also operates the Vikings Luxury Buffet, the biggest buffet restaurant in the Philippines. Vikings group Managing Director Jackson Go received the award that was also witnessed by SM’s Vice-President for Operations Steven Tan and SM Supermalls President Annie Garcia.

    NIU is now the destination of the upscale diners in Metro Manila as the restaurant has provided keen and meticulous service directions that other establishments could not compare to possess. The concept is more Chef-driven as we are exposing our team to a variety of styles with different backgrounds. “We have invested in state-of-the-art kitchen equipment, from a Gelato maker to our very own smoking cabinet right here in our store”, says Charles Stewart Lee, Marketing Director of Vikings Group.

    “We have invited Chefs from around the world having worked in Michelin Star Restaurants to prepare dishes and train our team. We even have Chefs from Hongkong who have dedicated into Cantonese specialties into our menu”, Lee added. 

    With NIU’s distinctive and precisely executed dishes carefully prepared in an open-dual kitchen, NIU offers only the best of culinary arts from east to west. Expect an elegant, intricate and modern fare cuisine that offers a divine selection, NIU prides itself in detail and care when sourcing the freshest ingredients. The menu is truly marvelous.

    With over half a decade of being the best buffet restaurant in the Philippines, Vikings group understands that food is an entrée to new journeys and experiences in which Filipinos are hungry for. “We embrace the importance of meticulous attention to the taste and aesthetics of food, as well as the whole ambience and experience of our guests” says Lee. “We want our guests to feel like they are the only table in the room”, he added. 

NIU stands out in a locale crowded with buffets, offering a lavish spread worthy of residents across Metro Manila. NIU is truly an elevated dining experience that guests rely time and time again.     Open seven days a week, Niu is located at the SM Aura Skypark. The restaurant is open for lunch Monday thru Sunday from 11:30AM to 2:30PM; for dinner 5:30Pm to 10:00PM. For reservations, diners may call 097.586.6888 or 0919.999.6888; or call 478.3888 or 847.3888. Visit and like Niuby Vikings in Facebook and Instagram at @niubyvikings. (pr oslec)*