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“Better than Sala Bistro. Nice.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sala Restaurant

Sala Restaurant
A. Locsin Bldg. Corner Makati Ave. & Ayala Ave., Makati, Luzon 1600, Philippines
00632-7501555
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Ranked #3 of 977 Restaurants in Makati
Price range: $30 - $100
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Manila, Philippines
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Better than Sala Bistro. Nice.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

I was nervous after not being all that impressed with Sala Bistro, nearby and under the same ownership, this restaurant has a much more appealing menu for me and I would put it on par with any nice North American restaurant. The tasting menu was really great. The duck was the highlight, great sauce, nicely cooked and tender. Great service and atmosphere. Definitely recommend.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Manila, Philippines
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“a very good restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

We have been to Sala a few times, and I've found it to be a well-designed, intimate place with good food and great service. If you bring your own wine, the wine service is good, the wine glasses appropriate, and the corkage reasonable.A thumbs up for this one...

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“top notch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

excellent service, delicious food & a great wine selection.... we could not ask for more!

  • Visited October 2010
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great setting, excellent food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

This intimate little French/European restaurant serves some surprisingly good food! The atmosphere in the restaurant is cosy and relaxed, the staff friendly, professional and attentive. We ordered the tasting menu, which was pretty good value considering the quality of the food. Every dish was inviting and beautifully presented. To start, we had some delicious raw tuna and crab salad. We then had seared scallop on top of some interesting cauliflower puree. The third dish was a nicely prepared tomato risotto with some pieces of fish, followed by the main dish, which was beef with some interesting carrot mix - and french fries. The meat was tender and perfectly grilled, the french fries were french fries. Finally we had dessert, which was a surprisingly delicious pudding of some sort. The wine list was fairly extensive, but with a limited selection of wines in the cheaper end. All-in-all we had an excellent evening with fantastic food and good wine in a great atmosphere. Nothing much to complain about.

Recommended? Absolutely, both for a romantic evening out, and for a business dinner. Will we return? Definitely! If it was just a little cheaper, we would be back this evening...

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“It's on top of my must eat places in Makati”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

This is my go to dinner place for special occasions...
+ non mall location, used to be very elegant place ( a bit old now), service is great, menu is simple but complete, they have a value for money lunch, good wines and champagne selection
-parking can be difficult, hard to reach the restaurant when its raining, price can be a bit steep, sometimes inconsistent with both the taste and serving portions, needs renovations

my favorites: duck breast, ravioli, lamb shank, twice baked souffle w prawns, pavlova

i highly recommend this place to locals and visitors

  • Visited October 2010
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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