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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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6:00 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to quite a number of buffet restaurants and by far, the Cafe Ilang Ilang stood out as the best in Metro Manila because of its consistency in serving excellent food - fresh, hot and absolutely delicious.. steak served according to the doneness you want, and what i always notice is they never serve you parts of the... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've lived in Las Vegas for over 30 years and have been to some great buffets (and some not so great...). The Cafe Ilang-Ilang is by far the best buffet we've ever enjoyed. The numerous choices coupled with the superb quality of the food set in a luxurious restaurant overlooking the Manila Hotel pool. Sorry Golden Nugget and Caesar's Palace...... More 

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Thank Norm H
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent buffet experience, great ambiance, very well trained group of restaurant staff, superb quality of food. The buffet price is really worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sunday brunch here at The Manila Hotel's Cafe Ilang-Ilang. Excellent Japanese station! They have the best sushi and sashimi! Also loved the angus steak, bbq baby back ribs, baked mussels, baked oysters! Sorry I skipped the usual Chinese and Korean grub. But I tried their hand made pizza, and I loved it too. The dessert station was amazing too! Macaroons,... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being in a place with a distinct character of its own, cafe ilang ilang is such a place that leaves nostalgia to people who might have an experience dining there. The food is superb. All the staff are wonderful and courteous. 'All thumbs up!

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Thank boyetmosuelajr
Quezon City, Philippines
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My next meeting would be in another part of Metro Manila. Thankfully, breakfast would be ready at 6am. It was quite difficult making a decision between hurrying up and taking a good look at the variety of choices. I decided to take my time. I asked the staff if they served chocolate from locally-made cocoa. I was told they did... More 

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Thank Noeh V
Manila, Philippines
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently dined on a weekday, expecting so so food.... But furned out to be a fantastic spread of wonderful and superb selection of international dishes! Usually we hover around the Japanese station , but this time., with the choices right before our eyes. I was not able to drop by and instead feasted on vietnamese and other sumptous dishes!... More 

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Thank myphil231
Manila, Philippines
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I just ate at Cafe Ilang-Ilang the other day and the food was really really good. If you're going to eat there, don't forget to get some gelato from the dessert section. If I'm not mistaken, it's their own recipe and it's really really good. Definitely coming back soon. 👍

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Thank kaerynne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, the best desserts, superb customer service. Waiters were really looking after the needs of their guests. Not to mention the cozy & romantic ambiance. Definitely 2 thumbs up for me!

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Thank Andabong
Manila, Philippines
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very popular buffet. Reserve in advance. Seniors have special discount. Lots of people, took a while to pay and get the receipts.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Chinese, Japanese, American, Filipino, European, Asian, Central European, Sushi, Gluten Free
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?