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Oyster Bar by Via Mare

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Power Plant Mall | Rockwell Center, Makati, Luzon, Philippines
63 2 890 5772
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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94 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a business colleague and had a great meal. Had the oysters that were large and well presented and the steak which was as tender as anything served up in a steak restaurant.. Both of us enjoyed our meals with enough staff to be of service but not annoying. Well worth a visit when in town if you like... More 

Thank awebster66
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

A must try dessert. Puto bumbong and bibingka just divine. Reasonable price but the taste captures the real flavour. Coming back to the country once in a while... I long for these desserts, I love the way its cooked traditionally and freshly made. Will definitely come back here again when I return to the country...

Thank AnnVince
Sydney, Australia
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89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

Daytime casual dining for lunch or snacks (merienda). There is an outdoor setting option. Indoor mostly Filos inside the restaurant. All furniture set up are really very casual. Enjoyed the "bibingka" a really nicely cooked and flavoured mix with salted egg topping.

Thank Philip P
Cebu City, Philippines
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

every time we swing by manila, we always make it a point to stop by via mare's oyster bar, right by the koi pond, giant tree ferns and bamboo garden of greenbelt in makati... this is the same area where the greenbelt chapel is located... while we come here to also enjoy the fresh oysters and the oyster rockefeller, there... More 

Thank MichaelCebu
Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

We visited the Oyster Bar on our one-day layover in Manila. The menu offered home-style Filipino food as well as oysters. The oyster beignets are a must try. The service was great, the price was right, and the food was yummy.

Thank Shay M
Cebu City, Philippines
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104 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Makati this wonderful oyster restaurant. Delicious large fresh oysters. Natural or cooked in many ways, Very affordable wine list as well. Will be back for sure

Thank Erik H
Makati, Philippines
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129 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Oyster Bar is consistent, as well as the "bibinka" which is a local delicacy and one of the restaurant's specialties. Decor could use a little upgrade, but overall, still a good place for afternoon delights.

Thank Travelling_Brogue
Vancouver, Canada
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

We went here for dinner and liked the food that they served. The servings were small portion but good for the price and it's delicious. The restaurant was busy because it was on a Saturday night but we received a good service and the servers were friendly.

Thank 188kathryna
Metro Manila, Philippines
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Via Mare is our default place for merienda and lunch. Their dishes are all tasty, and portions are for sharing. They upgrade their menus regularly. I was pleasantly surprised with their merienda/dessert fare which were upgraded to include the old favorites like guinumis, halo halo, mais con hielo that are served in small portions in 3 inch glasses.

Thank Tours2013
Makati, Philippines
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

+ The food was great - I liked the sinigang sa miso bangus belly and the crispy pata. The sinigang had enough acid that you could still savor the flavor of the fish; bangus belly fat is just delicious and nothing should detract from its natural flavor. The crispy pata was deep-fried to perfection, with the skin so crispy and... More 

Thank karenkeng410

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Filipino, Asian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Power Plant Mall | Rockwell Center, Makati, Luzon, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Makati
  • Phone Number: 63 2 890 5772

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?