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Cafe Ilang-Ilang

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Manila Hotel, One Rizal Park Manila, Philippines, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
527-0011
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 36
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  • 10
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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
Splendid Buffet!

If you want to enjoy an exquisite buffet of several different cultural cuisines, put Cafe Ilang-Ilang at the top of your list. If I recall, there are nine different buffet areas with a wide range of expertly prepared and presented selections. We were a large party celebrating a special occasion... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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English first
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

If you want to enjoy an exquisite buffet of several different cultural cuisines, put Cafe Ilang-Ilang at the top of your list. If I recall, there are nine different buffet areas with a wide range of expertly prepared and presented selections. We were a large party celebrating a special occasion and between the group, I don't think there was a... More 

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Las Pinas, Philippines
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The newly renovated Cafe Ilang-ilang in Manila Hotel left me very satisfied with the international variety of food they serve. Add to this, the ways they present the food really whet my appetite and satisfy my admiration for the food art.I started with the various Japanese sushi which are very delectable, followed by the mouth-watering sirloin steak really prepared to... More 

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guam
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great buffet selection, in a garden setting. Service was slow when ordering from the menu, but otherwise OK.

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

It supersedes all the hotel restos I've been too, food selection and elegance of the place, service and price, all commendable! They even have abalones in their Chinese station! Love that! The ambiance is very intimate, very quiet. Love, love, love it!

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Manila
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110 reviews 110 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

It's a far cry from what it was years ago and our family enjoyed the food tremendously during lunch. The ambiance has great improved and has a relaxed atmosphere. There is a wide variety from Japanese, Chinese, Asian, Continental Cuisine and a great dessert selection as well. You really have to go around and explore to see all the available... More 

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Chantilly, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We ate here for lunch once and breakfast each day and the food was all very good and the service was top notch. The breakfast buffet is HUGE! You will love it.

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Makati
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Cafe Ilang2x surpassed my expectation. They really serve the best Kare-Kare and palabok. Big servings and helpful staff. They deserve to be called as Manila's best hotel to stay and dine. They also have their buffet meal at 11am to 2pm.

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Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Comparing to other 5 star hotels, breakfast is typical and has passed my expectations. But what made the experience memorable was the grand setting inside the Filipino-themed Manila Hotel.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

this was a very good place to eat, buffet with several different counters with food from different countries to chose from, all were very good as was the desert counter, I was here on Thanksgiving, there was a roasted turkey that was better than most Americans could make

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Stockton, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This cafe offers everything from most cuisines you can think of. I ate my way from Japan to Spain to India to Italy and there were still more options. The dessert bar was amazing. All I can say is it is worth every peso to eat here!!!! They also offer free breakfast. You just have to give your room number.... More 

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Address: Manila Hotel, One Rizal Park Manila, Philippines, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Phone Number: 527-0011
Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Manila

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  • Address: Manila Hotel, One Rizal Park Manila, Philippines, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Manila
  • Phone Number: 527-0011

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