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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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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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
Greatest buffet ever.

Not only did it have a great selection of food (sushi, Oysters on the half shell, lobster, etc) but the service staff was phenomenal!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
jazville12
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Not only did it have a great selection of food (sushi, Oysters on the half shell, lobster, etc) but the service staff was phenomenal!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The buffet breakfast is so yummy! It was great to get an international spread. It was a nice change from our limited choices of breakfast. Staff just need to ask guests whether they would like tea or coffee, once they are seated. I was the one who had to seek out the tea and coffee and then they said they... More 

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Manila
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We noticed the quality of buffets are fast deteriorating, even those in hotels. Well, not Cafe Ilang-Ilang. The selection is wide and of quality. I especially enjoyed the cheese board. Fruits are fresh and not from cans and offers a good array of international spread. I just wished that the fruit juices were fresh. The only thing that bothered me... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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
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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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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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6 restaurant reviews
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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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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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  • 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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