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Sala Restaurant

#4 of 1,043 Restaurants in Makati
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A. Locsin Bldg. Corner Makati Ave. & Ayala Ave., Makati, Luzon 1600, Philippines
00632-7501555
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tasting Menu - what you see is NOT what you get

I checked the Sala website and was so looking forward to the tasting menu that was shown. The food was very good but maybe my enjoyment was dulled by my expectations as the menu was NOT the same as advertised on their website. Service was faultless but unfortunately during every course I kept... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Foodforthoughtsurrey
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Surrey
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Surrey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I checked the Sala website and was so looking forward to the tasting menu that was shown. The food was very good but maybe my enjoyment was dulled by my expectations as the menu was NOT the same as advertised on their website. Service was faultless but unfortunately during every course I kept thinking of what I SHOULD have had... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Sala is a small restaurant with excellent food and great service. Great place to go for special occasions ... very intimate .... They have an excellent choice of cocktails and whisky.

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Manila, Philippines
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Nice little place tucked away in the heart of Makati. Great food and decent wine collection. Surprisingly I found venison on the menu, tried it and it is was good. Good for business meals and couples. Formal setting.

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Calgary, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Wonderful place to meet friends, there were lots of couples there as well. We had a lovely meal, the tasting menu looked so tempting but tonight it would have been to much food. Nice place for a intimate dinner. Staff were super knowledgeable and helpful, attentive without being "in your lap". I hope for a return visit.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

It is a bit hidden from the mad crowd in Greenbelt, but great expat hangout. Small but intimate, a bit formal but romantic. Had good quality meals and drinks, highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This restaurant is absolutely first class - excellent food, and excellent service. I am normally critical of "posh" restaurants trying to overprice their product. But this really is exceptional. It is not cheap - but very high quality - by far and away the best meal we have had in the Philippines.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We visited from Los Angeles where international food culture there is profound. We didn't know what to expect at Sala, hence we were curious. We ordered the "tasting menu" and tried a range of dishes. To our disappointment, it didn't take long to realize that what we were paying for was the posh ambience. Pretense is a good word to... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Nice, intimate, romantic restaurant with excellent food and friendly staff. Many foreigners and expats, probably slightly expensive for local people. Definitely worth the trip and only a few blocks from the nice designer shops.

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Makati, Philippines
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is the original Sala and more fine dining food than Sala Bistro next door at Greenbelt. Owned by a Brit, I have always found the food standard consistently good here and often take VIP visitors here. The Moroccan chestnut soup springs to mind as a memorable dish I have had several times. Worth a visit. Not a lot of... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

great expat hangout good food, great atmosphere, inside or out, in the middle of the best shopping area, consistently good

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: A. Locsin Bldg. Corner Makati Ave. & Ayala Ave., Makati, Luzon 1600, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Makati
  • Phone Number: 00632-7501555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 100
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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