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Saramsam Ylocano Restaurant and Bar

10 Giron Street | Barangay 7B, Laoag, Luzon 2900, Philippines
+63 (077) 6703219
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Ranked #1 of 26 restaurants in Laoag
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Philippine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

I had two meals here. I so enjoyed the food so that I revisited. The problem here was they dont really keep time. Eventhough I personnally dropped by to preorder food, they didnt meet the time. I had to wait for 20 minutes to get my food and during that time I had a lot of bites from mosquitos. I... More

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Manila, Philippines
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

I visited Laoag last March 15 with my high school friends and we were booked at Balay De Blas Hotel. Therefore our first meal in Laoag was at Saramsam Restaurant which was conveniently located inside our hotel and I have to say that it DID NOT disappoint! We ordered the Poque-Poque Pizza (vegetarian pizza made of grilled eggplants, tomatoes, onions... More

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Baguio, Philippines
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

I love filipino foods, with a touch of spicy, sour, and sweet taste. I am not into salty foods, that's why i am very disappointed w/ the food that they serve, their pancit is so oily and salty. Staffs are good, but they have to ptl a little smile on their faces.

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Amsterdam
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411 reviews 411 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
337 helpful votes 337 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We truly like the place though a bit far from the hotel where we stayed. We did not choose the one in the Rizal street but somewhere near the school farther. The ambiance is superb; each in cubicle with varied theme. Nice experience for me. We ordered their special beef "nilaga" and another ilocano menu.. in the end we tasted... More

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Luzon, Philippines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We went here for our lunch last May 24, 2014. Saramsam restaurant provides a laid back ambience, perfect for taking pictures while waiting for the food. Its also best to have a reservation since there are many people going to this place during lunch time. Since their specialty is pizza and pasta, we ordered their Poque Poque Pizza and Pinakbet... More

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San Francisco, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Saramsam, the restaurant is quaint, and like its menu, its decor is an amalgam of different culture. Local produce are used; therefore, the ingredients are fresh. Although, the cuisine is Ilocano, the chef has added a European twist to it--Imagine having a pizza topped with pinakbet (a classic dish); a sorbet made with 'malunggay.' The poque-poque is refreshing which can... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Saramsam was recommended by a friend, that's why before heading to Vigan, we had our lunch in this resto. When we got inside and went to our table, me and my friends automatically grab our smartphones to take a picture of our "mini-dining room", yes! Its some sort of our own dining room since our place was private like a... More

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Cavite City, Philippines
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Ambiance is great! You would love to dine in again and again. Poque-Poque is perfect for all ages! I forgot the name of their tea, but it’s made of basil and it’s the best too! Don’t have much time to try everything on their menu but I’m sure they’re all great! Worth the pay! Loved their brewed coffee, We didn't... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We waited for around an hour because they have a function that night. The staffs are accommodating, even you are still waiting (in case all tables are occupied), you are allowed to order already so that when it is already your turn, you will just eat and enjoy the food! Their MUST TRY Foods are: longganissa pizza; poqui-poqui; and beef... More

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Philippines
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Saramsam is THE resto you cannot miss when you visit Laoag. They serve authentic Ilocano food, most of them kept to its original way of preparation while some have been cooked and served with a modern twist. My friend and I tried the Dinuguan Pizza and Longganisa Pasta. The pizza dish is a must; dinuguan, for those who may not... More

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