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Cafe Ysabel

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455 P Guevarra Street | Barangay Addition Hills, Manila, Luzon 1500, Philippines
+63 2 726 9326
07:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 07:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 07:30 - 01:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Their food is average, and the serving is small. Service is not good too. There is indoor smoking without proper ventilation. Very unpleasant for non-smokers. Their rice is very dry and not cooked well.

Thank ehl_03
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had to wait at an HOUR for even the first dishes to arrive and when all our. food food arrive the quality and taste of it was mediocre at best

Thank Edrick Lawrence O
Marikina, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I wanted to have a quiet dinner date after a long day at work . We wanted Cafe Ysabel gave us that break form the noise, we enjoyed their warm soup together with their freshly bakes breads , i could eat a lot os those! We had some salad, Ceasar was my all time favorite so he... More 

Thank MomLAP3
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

'Been here a number of times and I'd say that the quality of service seems to have diminished. While waiting for our food orders to arrive, servers were obnoxious enough to mock the tip left by a group who stepped out of the resto, saying "barya barya lang" loud enough for us to hear. Well, I believe they just got... More 

Thank jvbpena
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

The food in Cafe Ysabel is satisfactory to say the least and I found some of the dishes on the salty side. Here are a list of dishes we tried: - Caesar Salad was very soggy - Cheese Pizza was good. If I do go back it will be for the pizza. - Carbonara was too salty - Salpicao was... More 

Thank Melissa T
Manila, Philippines
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Café Ysabel is a local landmark and legendary name in the Philippine culinary setting started as a neighborhood bistro in the muffled Wilson Street in San Juan, Manila in the early 1980’s. The restaurant features an alluring and endearing atmosphere and is like moving back the guests’ imagination to something familiar time and places from long ago. Sometimes, it looks... More 

2 Thank adsthegreat25
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Had high expectations upon visiting this place.food came around 45 minutes after we ordered considering the restaurant was almost empty.found 3 strands of hair in our pasta and quickly sent it back to the kitchen.no apologies were made from the wait staff and kitchen.is this how this place train chefs? coz we were expecting somebody to at least compensate for... More 

1 Thank Chris R
manila, phil
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201 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Cafe Ysabel has been around for a long time. It has gotten bigger but the food has remained pretty much the same. The place is good for groups of friends who want to enjoy good food and lingering over dinner. The food, though, is not as consistent as it used to be. Before, anything we ordered would be great. That... More 

1 Thank gafrancomd
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Cafe Ysabel is one of those old restaurants that has maintained the quality of their food and service all these years. Their menu kept the classic dishes and incorporated new delights which will make their customers, both old and new, faithful to the restaurant.

1 Thank RichieFSC
Makati, Philippines
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

If your looking for a quiet place where you can have long conversations with family and friends, Cafe Ysabel is the place to go. Food is great and servers are very attentive. My only comment is that its a tad dark in the dining area though especially on evening hours

1 Thank n0ellie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Italian, Philippine, International, Cafe, Spanish, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available
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Open Hours
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 01:00
07:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 455 P Guevarra Street | Barangay Addition Hills, Manila, Luzon 1500, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Manila
  • Phone Number: +63 2 726 9326
Located in the heart of San Juan, Cafe Ysabel is a 1927 San Juan vacation home that was transformed into a restaurant in 1982.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?