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“Good food, a bit on the pricey side.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Black Olive

Black Olive
Unit R3A & B, Camino Verde Avenue, Capitol Commons, Meralco Avenue cor Shaw Boulevard | Brg. Oranbo, Pasig, Luzon 1605, Philippines
(02) 633 2071
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Ranked #60 of 243 Restaurants in Pasig
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Manila, Philippines
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Good food, a bit on the pricey side.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We ordered Chicken Kebabs, Rice Pilaf and the Spicy Shrimp Spaghetti Aglio Olio which came with chocolate pudding. There was also complimentary bread and oil dip.

PROS:
1. The Chicken Kebab was tender and juicy. The complimentary bread and oil dip were of really top quality, which is surprising as it was free. The Spicy Shrimp Spaghetti Aglio Olio was slightly above average, but nothing to write home about.
2. Strong air conditioning, very nice ambiance. Ideal for going on dates, business, family, and friends just hanging out.

CONS:
1. It was a bit pricey. They don't serve plain rice at all, which was disappointing for me as I'm a big rice eater. They offer rice pilaf instead which costs around P90-100+, and wasn't THAT filling. Yeah, I wouldn't order an extra rice pilaf even if I wanted to.
2. I don't know why the service is raved about; servers forget to refill our drinks and sometimes pretend to not see us - considering there weren't a lot of people in the restaurant at the time.

OVERALL: Place is above average, but I wouldn't be a regular. Still one of the nicer restaurants at Capitol Commons.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great place to let loose on a Friday night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Black Olive is located in the new happening spot @ Oritgas - Capitol Commons.
The ambiance is great for letting loose on a weekend with friends...the music was upbeat with lots of variety..
The food was good at reasonable price. we only had some snacks & starters to share..even then, we couldn't finish the food...They even gave us a free dessert for advance birthday celebration
The service was good

One area that must be improved - more restrooms..one on each floor (unisex -2 for whole restaurants) is definitely causing issues with the patrons.. long queue

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Luzon, Philippines
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Make sure when you eat here, sit at the G/F so that the wait staff can attend to your needs. Their wait staff & manager was great. Ordered from their "to share" dishes which were the cold cuts & the cheese. Both were to die for. The sausage was not that great but the seafood platter was very good.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Forget the previous reviews this place is great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Good welcoming staff as we sat at the bar. Food was made fresh as you can see through the large glass window of the kitchen. Drinks are served in Ice cold glasses on a selection of premium European beers. Prices are not cheap but with good quality well worth it. Food, atmosphere, service were some of thr best I've had in manila including makati , the fort and ermita ... Good job black olive

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Try the Damn steak! ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Great Cerveceria with great line up of beer on tap.
Variety of cold and hot Tapas plates for a taste of everything but the steak was Damn good!
Great and quiet ambiance *chill feel*

Decent parking, make reservations as it get crowded for dinner and service could use some help but over all I will have the steak again soon!

# European beers on tap! Stella and Hoegaarden

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