We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 982 Makati Restaurants

Circles Event Cafe

Makati Shangri-La, Manila | Ayala Ave. corner Makati Ave. Makati City, Makati, Luzon 1200, Philippines
63 2 813 8888
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #8 of 982 Restaurants in Makati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Hours:
Tue - Thu 3:00 am - 10:00 am
Fri 3:00 am - 11:00 am
Sat 3:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Continental, International, Pan-Asian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Write a Review

180 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    102
    51
    15
    8
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Manila, Philippines
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Average buffet. The dining room at lunch time was cramped: way too many tables. Dining room also needs a make-over.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I am completely blown away by my experience with Circles. It was a surprise birthday for me and I am not just surprised with what was arranged but by the special treatment I got. Chef Rufo welcomed me like a King and told me that I will have an amazing meal which he has put together. He explained every course... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My boyfriend and I came here for lunch as a treat at the end of our trip. So many delicious dishes it's hard to know where to start! The staff were very polite and helpful and we had a great experience. Remember to wear your elastic pants!

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Staff Malou (middle aged, she looked a bit older than the other wait staff) made face when I called her attention to ask for something, as if saying she was already tired. This was near closing time around 9:30PM, but I dont think that is a valid reason. Plus we were not even demanding guests for her to react that... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Luxembourg
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

All sorts of different food from Europe, Asia (Japan, Mid east), and the Philippines. I would definitely come back again!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Asia
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Circles breakfast buffet has always been this way : convenient and complete. Convenient because it is at the heart of Makati, where walkways from one building to another abound. The staff, made it easy for me to get an Ultimate Shangrila card. Complete : lots of international dishes are enjoyed, from (Japanese )Gindara to the ( Western ) ham and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manila
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

They have the widest selection of food for buffet. Mostly are great from Japanese to Indian cuisine. They have it. Always crowded and the service is good as well. We've been here a lot of times and it's always a good experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

My sister organized a small celebration for her husband's birthday at this restaurant. She informed us 2 days beforehand that they will be treating us for lunch, and we had a table reserved under her name. All we had to do was show up at 12nn. When we arrived, the receptionist told us that my sister's name was not listed... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The fresh juices are amazing and the omelette station was also very good. Unlike many buffets that make you wait in line to receive an omelette, they take your order and bring it to your table when it is ready. The variety of food was extensive and there is surely something there for every taste!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Makati, Philippines
Top Contributor
335 reviews 335 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I'm not a big buffet fan but when I do indulge, I like going for the Japanese section. Having said that, Circles used to have a better sashimi and tempura section - now, it's rather limited and the prawn tempura is too greasy. It's decent though for the price and the other buffet selections. Desserts are good.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Circles Event Cafe also viewed

 
Makati, Metro Manila
Makati, Metro Manila
 

Been to Circles Event Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Circles Event Cafe

Address: Makati Shangri-La, Manila | Ayala Ave. corner Makati Ave. Makati City, Makati, Luzon 1200, Philippines
Phone Number: 63 2 813 8888
Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Makati
Open Hours:
Tuesday 3:00 am - 10:00 am
Wednesday 3:00 am - 10:00 am
Thursday 3:00 am - 10:00 am
Friday 3:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday 3:00 am - 12:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Asian, Continental, International, Pan-Asian

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Circles Event Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?