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Benjarong Royal Thai Restaurant

cnr EDSA & A Arnaiz Ave, Ayala Center | Makati, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
(02) 867 3333
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Ranked #13 of 745 Restaurants in Manila
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Australia
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151 reviews 151 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
313 helpful votes 313 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Ensconced in the five-star Dusit Thani hotel in Makati and bearing the name Benjarong, i.e. five colors, from hues in Thai pottery, we expected a five-star experience, only to be disappointed in more ways than one. Arriving at 9:15 pm, we (a party of six) are told that we cannot be accommodated (only a handful of other diners in the... More

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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I like to keep going back to restaurants I love and tend to try newer restaurants when hype has mellowed down- maybe I'm old fashioned like that :) I still ordered my usual favorites. Same great quality, same perfect ambiance & service. Look at how my rice was served!

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Manila, Philippines
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Had a late lunch here a few months back with family and friends. We had the restaurant all to ourselves as it was quite late for lunch already. The restaurant decor and menu are all authentically Thai, they even have a resident restaurant manager who is Thai. We ordered the traditional favorites and we were not disappointed as well as... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The restaurant is conveniently located inside Dusit Thani Manila. This is where I had my first Papadum and other 'out of my radar' dishes. The resto offers a wide range of authentic and absolutely delicious Thai foods, but you can still have other dishes if you want. Like their 'pampabatang' Filipino section. Love for Benjarong!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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282 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We are glad we chose Benjarong Royal Thai Restaurant based on TripAdvisor reviews. It was close to our hotel, the Intercontinental, and we calculated that a Thai hotel (the Dusit Thani) would have to provide a good Thai restaurant. The restaurant is well laid-out and pleasantly decorated. We have been disappointed by many Thai restaurants, but definitely not by Benjcharong.... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Located inside the Dusit Thani Hotel. We were surprised they weren't busy for dinner but that didn't mean the food was not good. The atmosphere was cozy, service was good and the food was delicious. The fried seabass in tamarand sauce was my favorite! We also had the thin yellow curry with chicken and the hot prawn soup. We were... More

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Authentic Thai food in an elegant setting. A little pricey but you cannot get better pad thai anywhere else in the city. On Sundays, there is a cross-over lunch buffet with the other restaurants in the hotel, including the equally well-regarded Umu Japanese restaurant, ie for 1 price, you can also sample the food from the other restaurants.

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Montreal, Canada
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22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

First, let's make things easier, the restaurant is located on the mezzanine of the Dusit Thani Hotel in the Makati sector of Manila. The restaurant was a quite empty (two third empty, maybe more) for a Saturday night at 8 pm. But that is no sign of bad quality or ambiance, as service, food and ambiance were excellent. I hesitated... More

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183 reviews 183 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The entrance space, general decore, and ambience of the restaurant is underwhelming to say the least, however the genuine warmth of the service staff and the extraordinarily beautiful and authentic Thai cuisine makes this restaurant one of my firm favorites when in Manila.

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Arlington, Virginia
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101 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

My spouse and I visited Benjarong for the first time last night and had an excellent experience. Only one of the three entrees we ordered was not amazing, and the curries and chicken satay were perfect. The service was also very attentive and I should note that, by Western standards, the prices here are not bad. We had a great... More

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