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Quezon City | 523 Padre Faura St., Manila, Luzon, Philippines
+63 (2) 528-1723
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: When the first branch of Kamayan opened in 1977 it elevated the idea of the...
When the first branch of Kamayan opened in 1977 it elevated the idea of the native restaurant from being a mere eatery to a place where there is adventurous native cuisine paired with the pleasure of fine dining. Through the years, Kamayan Restaurant has become the foremost authority on Filipino cuisine. The menu features original fiesta and regional specialties. The sumptuous line up of dishes remains unequal in variety and excellence.In 1993 the buffet dining concept was introduced and become an instant hit in the country. In the course of time, Kamayan evolved into a buffet restaurant to showcase the lavish, regional food festivals the country is famous for. It’s the feast of all feasts, as it features over 50 delectable home-grown dishes you loved throughout the years. On the forefront is the centerpiece of all the Filipino festivities, the piping hot, crackling, perfect Kamayan lechon de leche (roasted suckling pig). Buffet is made even more exciting with the inclusion of the mouth-watering grilled and sizzling specialties: sizzling mangingisda, sisig, crispy pata, pusit sinulog, kare kare, yaman dagat (seafood) and a lot more. Kamayan showcases the grandest and finest in Filipino cuisine. It has become the popular haven of native delicacies, a melting pot of flavors as it gathers together the tried-and-tested recipes of the various regions of our country.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Clean hand required

I missed eating using my hands. I grew up eating this way and still practice it when I have a chance. The place feels real and the food selections are really design and cook to use hands. Unless you are not even going to try to use your hands, I suggest do not go here as you will just kill... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2015
raymond c
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San Francisco, California
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Greater Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

It very good value n food is quality. Buffet style , Japanese phillipino , western dish . Pork excellent Sashimi n tempura excellent

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Thank Ian M
San Francisco, California
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I missed eating using my hands. I grew up eating this way and still practice it when I have a chance. The place feels real and the food selections are really design and cook to use hands. Unless you are not even going to try to use your hands, I suggest do not go here as you will just kill... More 

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Thank raymond c
Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Dined here with the whole family. They offer buffet of different cuisine. Walking distance from our hotel.

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Thank Steve C
Bangkok
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125 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I like the Ayala Mall one better, but this is still an excellent meal at a very reasonable price. I like that they now include juice and shakes in the price of the meal.

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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

i have been here quite a number of times. hehe! what I can say is the food here is amazing. wide selection of choices, and i guarantee you going out the restaurant not feeling hungry but being bloated like a pig haha! Should come here, it is a must try!

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Thank John M
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Major disappointment, because... Had been going there since the 80's. Always had been my first stop every time I went to Manila. Used to be a great upscale family restaurant with the traditional look, feel and charm of the Philippines. NO MORE! Now, it's nothing more than one giant buffet catering to the young 20-somethings. Gone are the Philippine mahogany... More 

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Thank Chuck M
Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

Where else are you encouraged to eat with your hands. From the lumpia...to the lapu-lapu....from crispy pata to pork adobo....you cannot miss. Food cooked to perfection...large tasty portions....and superb service...this "eat with your hands restaurant" is a diners delight. Enjoy your COLD San Miguel.....and dont forget the Ube ice cream.

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2 Thank Mike C
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

The place of location is terrible..to many kids begging for money.(cant give everyone sry)busy street.and as for the waiter ...i would have tipped you if u dident have a smart@$$ remark with tourist who are asking u for info in the resturant.pls tip the entertainment they do a veryy..GREAT JOB.

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Thank Domtash C
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

What an amazing spread of Filipino food. Great band to enjoy with. The food is fresh awesome tasting and it's a never ending buffet. The chefs and stewards are most helpful and indulgent getting you to try more than you can manage on your plate. The best are the various live cooking stations. A must to try Filipino food at... More 

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Thank nyashpal
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

If you are looking for a restaurant that has an excellent and wide selection of Filipino dishes, i would reccomend Kamayan Restaurant. I went there with a friend, and I really enjoyed every minute there. Friendly and warm staff. One of the reasons why i'm enjoying my vacation. Can't wait to return again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Quezon City | 523 Padre Faura St., Manila, Luzon, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Manila
  • Phone Number: +63 (2) 528-1723

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 200 - 499
  • Cuisine: Asian

Description

When the first branch of Kamayan opened in 1977 it elevated the idea of the native restaurant from being a mere eatery to a place where there is adventurous native cuisine paired with the pleasure of fine dining. Through the years, Kamayan Restaurant has become the foremost authority on Filipino cuisine. The menu features original fiesta and regional specialties. The sumptuous line up of dishes remains unequal in variety and excellence.In 1993 the buffet dining concept was introduced and become an instant hit in the country. In the course of time, Kamayan evolved into a buffet restaurant to showcase the lavish, regional food festivals the country is famous for. It’s the feast of all feasts, as it features over 50 delectable home-grown dishes you loved throughout the years. On the forefront is the centerpiece of all the Filipino festivities, the piping hot, crackling, perfect Kamayan lechon de leche (roasted suckling pig). Buffet is made even more exciting with the inclusion of the mouth-watering grilled and sizzling specialties: sizzling mangingisda, sisig, crispy pata, pusit sinulog, kare kare, yaman dagat (seafood) and a lot more. Kamayan showcases the grandest and finest in Filipino cuisine. It has become the popular haven of native delicacies, a melting pot of flavors as it gathers together the tried-and-tested recipes of the various regions of our country.

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