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“great food!”

XO 46 Heritage Bistro
Ranked #57 of 1,356 Restaurants in Makati
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Philippine, Asian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
sydney
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“great food!”
Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

i was curious about every reviewer giving it five stars. they also create their own new dishes which again gave me pause since 'nouvelle' filipino and fusion filipino never worked for me before.

the restaurant had wrought iron grills in its garden setting and the interior was a formal filipino setting. the wait staff spoke only in filipino, the menu, although the dishes were mainly traditional filipino and in filipino, the descriptions (fortunately) were not.

we ordered their adobong baka (their own creation) and crispy pork ribs and were very impressed. the adobong baka in garlic sauce, delicious and very tender. the pork ribs was quite crispy without being oily, and also tender.

in keeping with the authenticity, the requisite fly and mosquitoes also turned up. we asked for a citronella candle but they had run out.

another negative was a rather pricey wine list, having also run out of their house wine,

noticing a little flyer on the table about them having the best halo halo, we were disappointed that they had run out of two ingredients but we tried it anyway even though it wasnt going to be as advertised. it wasnt as impressive as the food but it was ok.

to sum up, the place was not perfect but it gave customers a sample of a traditional filipino setting without making them eat with their hands, the service was pretty good and the food was really, really good. i will be back to try other dishes and to practice my filipino.

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Rosario, Philippines
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“A Hidden Gem”
Reviewed 3 April 2014

Tucked away in the heart of the bustling Makati CBD is a bastion of Filipino cuisine seemingly untarnished by mainstream scrutiny -- the nondescript location does not do XO 46 enough justice. Although cramped, the interior is very cozy, and exudes a traditional Filipino ambiance, but with modern sensibilities. It lures you in, so be careful of losing track of time. The chairs, tables, everything tries to provide that sophisticated Filipino feel -- even the servers speak straight Tagalog, not breaking character even if you try to catch them off guard. The menu offers a wide array of Filipino cuisine that sticks to the strengths of its origins. The serving size is adequate, but the price might be a little too steep in contrast -- forgivable, since you're paying for the whole dining experience and not just the meal. Overall, XO 46 Heritage Bistro truly offers an extraordinary dining experience!

  • Visited January 2014
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Quezon City, Philippines
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“an Xtra Ordinary experience”
Reviewed 23 March 2014

the place is small but cozy. the servers speak in filipino. everything they say is in filipino. the menu is called talaan ng pagkain. : ) i've been here 5 times and everything i ate tastes great. will definitely be back.

  • Visited January 2014
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Manila, Philippines
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“Pre-Valentine Dinner”
Reviewed 10 February 2014

So, we went here last night because my husband was craving for Ginisang Munggo. He said that there's a restaurant near at their office that's really good. We checked their menu and prices. It was a bit pricey but we gave it a shot. We ordered Ginisang Munggo sa Gata and Inihaw na Liempo. The ginisang munggo was topped with dried fish (i dont know if it's tinapa) and their grilled liempo is enough for 3- 4 person.

The ambiance is cozy, they had a nice crew. And also, I liked their Pipino water (pantanggal-umay).

It was such a nice dinning experience and for sure, my husband and I will come back here again. I want to try their kare-kare!

  • Visited February 2014
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“Excellent Filipino”
Reviewed 13 January 2014 via mobile

Loved the food. Filipino Spanish. À place where Filipino 's hang out for family dinners.Its not an elegant place but the dishes make up for it.

Visited January 2014
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