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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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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Buffet Ever!

I have tried a lot of five star hotel restaurants in Manila but I must say Cafe Ilang Ilang is the Best Buffet ever! They have variety of food from Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Indian, Filipino and a lot more. Plus their desserts choices are really excellent. Good service, good ambience, good food... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
H0neygirl2014
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Manila, Philippines
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Breakfast very good but go elsewhere for a Lunch Buffet. Better value in the Shangri-La in Makati. poor choice and no US Beef at the carvery (only Brazilian of dubious quality...)

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Manila, Philippines
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have tried a lot of five star hotel restaurants in Manila but I must say Cafe Ilang Ilang is the Best Buffet ever! They have variety of food from Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Indian, Filipino and a lot more. Plus their desserts choices are really excellent. Good service, good ambience, good food ...its worth the price. Will surely come back....👍👍

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Villasis
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

amazing choices and warm and fresh like any other Buffet I had dinner and or breakfast or lunch in Manila. This one stands out in my opinion better then spirals and or vikings go here you will not be dissapointed.

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Sonoma County, California
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

This is a fabulous place. Never felt so special. Everyone is so attentive I felt like a princess. A must to try when in Manila. I was a little disappointed that the bibinka was not being served at breakfast but despite it..I will keep coming back when in Manila. I love the food selection ...Yummy ...

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Quezon City, Philippines
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95 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We just arrived from Los Angeles and a balikbayan couple was invited by a Manila Hotel privilege card member for a buffet lunch. We were a party of seven and we all met at Café Ilang Ilang that Saturday past noon. The traffic to Manila from Quezon City was quite difficult due to the Eco-Marathon event of Shell thereby closing... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

From the time that you enter the lobby of the magnificent hotel you are taken by the ambiance. The flowers and displays in the lobby are very special. We arrived on a cruise and had toured the city and after seeing all the slums and homelessness we could not get over the opulence of this place. We decided to have... More 

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Sta Rosa, Laguna
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Wide selection of food - filipino, continental etc. truly value for money; quick service; nice ambiance specially on outdoors; a good way to start the day!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This one of my favourite hotel buffet breakfasts in Manila. I last dined here about 1 year ago and the buffet is still as good. The choices are numerous and include Filipino Indian Western and Japanese choices to name a few. This time when I requested mangoes I was provided with fresh cut mangos. These are not included in the... More 

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38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

It's my post birthday celebration with my friend and we celebrated it here at Cafe Ilang-Ilang. The food I must say is really great! Wide array of international food choices. One cannot be able to try ll the dishes served in the buffet table because its too many. They even have a bricked oven if you opted to have a... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Ate here April 2014 for my husband's birthday, I'm impressed with their service and great food! Will keep coming back to Cafe Ilang Ilang over and over again! Tip: Upon dining in, you have 2 choices either to eat inside the resto or outdoors. Try the outdoors. and you'll get the nice view of the bay and cool wind while... More 

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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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