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Ground floor, Robinsons Place | Ermita, Manila, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Iloilo City, Philippines
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Average Buffet restaurant serving Filipino food plus other Asian food. What is unique is the snail delicacy served. The chairs and tables are too close making the place crowded and difficult to navigate considering that in buffet eating, the customers need to move around. If you're up to Filipino restaurant food, then, this is a better option.

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Thank Z7879LHjayb
Manila, Philippines
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31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Place is crowded. Felt uneasy to move coz tables do not have enough space between. But still serves good taste Filipino food.

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Thank anglcsn
1 review
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Pros: authentic Filipino cuisine Cons: where do I start. Spent the last 4 weeks in the Philippines. Had an extremely pleasant time overall. Last night spent it in manila and visited the Robinson mall in malate. There was a wait time to sit which was fine and all. When we got our seats we asked for water and drinks. The... More 

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Thank Christopher L
Metro Manila, Philippines
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

This place was closed for a while as they did some rehabilitation. The selection is the same as before. This time the usuals like beringhe and caldereta is not available. I was waiting for it to be refilled but after more than an hour of stay there was none. At Php398 pesos I think I can get a better buffet... More 

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Thank Diego D
Manila, Philippines
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Everything is good except for the table set-up. The tables and chairs are crowded that if ever there is a fire people will be stepping on each other or get stuck and that one table near by the sushi corner is really annoying because it's blocking people trying to get to the other side of the corner when someone is... More 

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Thank Globe_Trekker168
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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1,022 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,434 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This review is quite late. Cabalen Restaurant has made a name for serving delicious Filipino dishes. Spacious dining area, good food and friendly staff.

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2 Thank pinoytraveller2
Fairfield, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2016

It's only here where you can taste of Pampanga's regional cooking ,very tasty that"a why I keep on going back.The menu and choices of a lot, so enjoy "Bon appetite".

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Thank evarvicta
Manila, Philippines
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Very limited food variety and servings. Chairs too heavy to move out to get your food. No refills. Never again. Halo halo only has gelatin and monggo beans .

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Thank viv298573
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

dont be fool of your eyes u see . the food was ok of course nothing special better to eat in small carenderia .u pay 385 pesos thats really expensive for a buffet . and is really disappoitment ..i like filipino food very much.i guess people who come here will never go back

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Thank tiratira
New Jersey
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2015

Don't expect a lot of choice to select from the buffet table, what you pay for is what you get, No free drink included, unlimited water but you always ask for before it's serve, Nothing really special just average from everything.

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Thank msreality2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Philippine, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ground floor, Robinsons Place | Ermita, Manila, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Manila

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?