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“One of the most beautiful places to eat in Boracay, but pricey!”

Rima at Shangri-La's Boracay Resort and Spa
Ranked #25 of 307 Restaurants in Boracay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Rima is an elegant tree house restaurant offering international cuisine in an intimate location amidst the green in the resort's hilltops. It has been named one of the Philippines' Best Restaurants by the Philippine Tatler four years in a row. Dress code: Resort chic, no flip flops.
Grimsby, Ontario CANADA
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“One of the most beautiful places to eat in Boracay, but pricey!”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

My wife and I were on vacation in Boracay recently. I wanted to stay at the ShangriLa Resort because that is rated #1 by TA, and the photos from the hotel web site were lovely. I didn't want to pay $550/night for a garden view room or $650/night for a seaview, so we stayed somewhere else, #3 choice on TA.
We decided to eat once here to see what the resort is like. RIMA is their Italian restaurant set in a tree top setting. It is simply beautiful with indoor and outdoor dining options. The whole space is opened up and looks very airy and chic. The venue is so high up on the hillside you need a driver and buggy to get up there from reception. Take the hotel shuttle from D Mall to avoid a cab fare.
The service is top notch and the menu eclectic with meat and fish and vegetarian choices. You can also choose risotto, pasta and pizza if you like. It is dark here after 530 PM and so we can't see any of the lovely views to the sea, and the room is extremely dark, lit only by the candle on the dining table.
We ordered crusted tuna for my wife, grilled grouper fish for me, two garden salads, and a tiramisu desert. That with two iced drinks and a small bottle of water came out to $110US, 10% SC added in automatically. The food was delicious and presented in the highest quality. The entrees were also of large quantity as well as quality. You probably don't need to order desert because RIMA throws in free cookies and truffles at the end of your dinner- a nice touch!
Nothing compares to RIMA in Boracay. In my books it is the best place on the island for that special occasion.
We also had a quick look at the hotel lobby, bar area etc. The whole place is simply wonderful. Highly recommended.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Dr Andy S L
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Quezon City
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Place!”
Reviewed July 24, 2012

We went here May 2012. I went here with my wife and 2 kids, and we enjoyed our dinner. Unlike other expensive dinning places, Rima's staff made us feel comfortable. None of that "we are a fine dinning place" Our kids can get a little noisy at times but they were very accomodating. The food was excellent, from the pizza to the pasta to the steak, everything was done perfectly, you could taste the freshness of the ingredients, and the flavor never overwhelms the food. You'll taste the vegies in the salad, the meat in the steak. This was our second time here (the first one 2010) and it has not disappointed us. It would be our reason to go back to boracay.

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank CubeQC
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los angeles
Level 6 Contributor
194 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Fantastic food, excellent service”
Reviewed June 7, 2012

We didn't stay at the hotel, but we wanted to visit and try the restaurant. You can catch a shuttle here from D'Mall every 30 minutes (and return too). We stopped at the other hotel restaurant Sirena first for drinks - very beautiful and there was live music. Then then took us by shuttle to Rima. Service was excellent. We were perched up in a tree, the setting was very beautiful and relaxing. It was very quite, it would have been nice to have some live music here too.

What we ate:
Chefs choice apps - do this, they pick 6 apps for you and present on a scaling tower. A neat way to try a lot of different things. Everything was delicious
Risotto - very good
Veal Cheeks filled pasta - wow - so good
Pizza, just okay
they gave us a tray of bit sized sweets. We were too full to order anything more.

Next time I'd stay at Sirena, I like the live music. But if you want a quiet secluded dinner, try this out, the food was excellent as was the service.

Our shuttle driver gave us a tour of the property after dinner since we had 15 minutes before the shuttle back to D'Mall was due to arrive - very nice :)

  • Visited April 2012
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1 Thank cutecdnchick
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Konstanz, Germany
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Best restaurant on the Island”
Reviewed March 31, 2012

For me clear the best restaurant on Boracay. Food, Drinks, Service, Ambiance all match together and makes this for me the best restaurant on the Island. I am n9ormaly not a great fan of Italian food but this is realt good. if you dont mind to spend a bit more give it a try.

  • Visited January 2012
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1 Thank Tilo K
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Best fine dining on the island”
Reviewed March 14, 2012

If you are looking for a fine dining experience with wonderful food, service and a view then you can't go past Rima. My husband and I found they served the best food on the island, as well as a pretty good wine selection. We were staying at the Shangri-la so ate here more than once but even if you are staying in White Beach it would be worth a visit for a special night out.

  • Visited December 2011
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1 Thank ElMelbourne
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