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Cafe Ilang-Ilang

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Manila Hotel, One Rizal Park Manila, Philippines, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
527-0011
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Today
06:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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336 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

More reminiscent of a school or factory canteen, this place packs in far too many people for comfort. On the Sunday evening I dined here there were many very large tables celebrating birthdays. In the space of an hour large groups of staff sang "Happy Birthday" five times at the tops of their voices, clapping at the same time. Quite... More 

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Thank Paul_CNX
Manila, Philippines
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Review is for breakfast a la carte. Pro: Remarkable food portioning with fresh food choices (except for the very hard wheat loaves). Cons: Service is the absolute worse any guest could encounter in a fine dining restaurant and inconsistency with the food preparation is evidence of the lack of training among the restaurant's staff. A disrespectful staff (Michael Julian) answering... More 

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Thank FamilyFromManila
Manila, Philippines
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Every selection of food is perfect, from wide range of beef to pasta, salad n cheeses, asian cuisine and more. So satisfying...

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Thank carina5thfly
Manila, Philippines
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

While the quality of the food is excellent, there isn't a lot of selection available. I expected more for that price tag. For me, it's 'nakakabitin.' I was expecting to be wowed because Cafe Ilang-Ilang was touted as one of the best buffets in the city, but I found it lacking. After I toured all the stations, I can't help... More 

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Thank giecast
Manila, Philippines
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40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent spread - there's a Japanese section with sushi, salmon and tuna sashimi, tempura, fried rice, salmon and beef teppanyaki and soba. They have a halal Indian/Arab/Persian section serving hummus, salads, dal, rogan josh, paneer and other curries. Their international section has a Chinese subsection, with dimsum, noodles and Peking duck; a small Korean section usually with beef soup; a... More 

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Thank 3lgdz
Metro Manila, Philippines
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2017

It was our family December buffet night when we went here. I did not see a single table unoccupied. I booked as early as possible to maximize the buffet hours. This is not a cheap buffet and the goal was to sample the raved dishes of the night. No free liquor or wine. I was impressed by the Italian station... More 

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1 Thank WeDriveManila
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Found maybe seven food stations - there are a LOT of choices. Most you can see at other buffet places. What makes this better is the place itself - the ambiance and its staff. Staff are very courteus and accomodating. While in some buffet places you find it difficult for the shef to cook something for you, here it's easy... More 

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Thank Carlo Andrew A
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

At first, Passing through the lobby area was so impressive upon seeing the gigantic chandeliers with the soothing music reverberating around it. Cafe Ilang -Ilang is brightly lighted with huge native ceiling decors complemented with well-spaced tables and vibrant hues of colors. Spicy Aglio Olio pasta matched with perfectly grilled steak and salads is my best choice.

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Thank Gigi D
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Good coffee. Excellent salads and fruits. All kinds of meat, fish and seafood. Good options for breakfast or dinner. You can eat what you want at any time of the day with family and friends.

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Thank Lowell TenForty L
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you're looking for a truly wonderful buffet dining experience, prefer only the finest cooking, and prefer a truly luxurious ambiance while you're dining like royalty, then Cafe Ilang-Ilang is the place to visit. Manila Hotel has long been known to have better food than most other hotels and the service is always impeccable. I guarantee you will want to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Chinese, Japanese, American, Philippine, European, Asian, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
06:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
06:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
06:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
06:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Manila Hotel, One Rizal Park Manila, Philippines, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Manila
  • Phone Number: 527-0011
  • This restaurant is at The Manila Hotel

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