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Sala Restaurant

#5 of 1,056 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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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 87
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  • 53
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  • 11
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  • 3
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  • 0
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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
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We go out to many restaurants quite regularly and after a 3 course meal at Sala Restaurant, both of us said it was one of the best restaurants we have dined at for as long as we could remember! Each course was cooked to perfection (scallops to die for), the wine list catered to exactly what we were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Tammie F
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We go out to many restaurants quite regularly and after a 3 course meal at Sala Restaurant, both of us said it was one of the best restaurants we have dined at for as long as we could remember! Each course was cooked to perfection (scallops to die for), the wine list catered to exactly what we were after and... More 

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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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
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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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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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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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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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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, 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?