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Tao Yuan Restaurant

508-512 General Malvar St, Corner A, Mabini St. | Malate, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
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Ranked #19 of 741 restaurants in Manila
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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84% Recommend
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

What a great food discovery. Friendly and very attentive staff, good service, delicious chinese and singapore cuisine makes for a very enjoyable dining experience. Must have is there singature dish: Hainan chicken. They also serve dimsum, 50% off certain hours, must try the Taro Puff and fried seaweed. This location is at the new and trendy Lucky Chinatown mall and... More

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87 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We went to the Tao Yuan at the Greenbelt 3 Mall in Makati. Very nice, classy decor. As for the food, the laksa was tasty and the Singapore sambal and vermicelli were good, but I would have preferred them spicier. The black gulaman dessert with lychee was an unusual treat. The service couldn't have been better. The waitresses and waiters... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Excellent Service. You never have to look around for assistance. Someone is always ready to attend to your needs. Food, excellent too.

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14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

My fiancee and I have been here twice and it will become our regular local restaurant when we stay at the nearby Pan Pacific Hotel. Though comparatively pricey, the food is delicious offering both Chinese and Singapore cuisine. Last night we tried the Lapu Lapu with mango, Singapore style, a unique take on sweet and sour. As with Filipino restaurants... More

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New York City, New York
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66 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I've had several fantastic meals here over the years, and came back recently for their Singapore Chili Crab - super delicious. Also had the chef's specialty steamed fish with mushroom and ham - very nice. Coming from the US, the prices were very reasonable (about $35 for a 700 g crab, $9 for the fish dish), food was fresh and... More

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22 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I went to the Lucky Chinatown branch with my family. We order 1/2 a chicken, and others dish from the friendly woman, who say she was from Malaysia, and had stayed in Phil for 40 years. When the food is served, we are surprise by the standard of the boiled chicken(white chicken). It is moist, juicy, smooth. The rice is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Entertained friends in this Restaurant. Had Hainanese Chicken, Chili Crab, Fish with mango sauce, spinach seafood soup and cold cuts. The chicken was best with the famous hainanese rise, and the crab was great. The Malate branch where we ate had the most authentic taste of Singapore.

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Manila, Philippines
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23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This is the place to eat Singaporean Chili Crab. Singaporean Laksa. Branches differ from one another but the one in Malate is still the best. The one in Lucky Chinatown Mall is so so and the one in Greenbelt is not bad.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

I have tasted Chicken Rice in Manila in at least 8 places recommended to be by Singaporeans and Malaysians. The Chicken rice in Tao Yuan in Malate is one of the best that I have tasted in Manila. It is as good as the best chicken rice stalls in Singapore. The rice is fluffy with the rains cooked to perfection.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Good: -At the reception, I asked for the dinner menu, & the pleasant lady recommended me Singaporean dishes & I was impressed! -The sweet chilli crab really lived up to its name & this trademark dish is a must have!!! -Service is good. Bad: -Besides the Singapore speciality, I didn't know what else was good on the menu, so I... More

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