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“Now called Comida China de Manila”

San Jacinto Panciteria
Ranked #123 of 471 Restaurants in Pasig
Price range: $5 - $10
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Lawrence, Kansas
Level 6 Contributor
184 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Now called Comida China de Manila”
Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

My dad has always been a fan of their "pancit" dishes from years back. It was nice to learn from a recent visit that in spite of the new name of the restaurant, the menu generally remained the same. Good comfortable ambiance with modestly sized food portions. Service is good and the place remains to be a good venue to enjoy a quiet filling dinner outside of the busy malls. There are More parking spaces in the basement of the building during busy hours when the front spaces appear completely filled.

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Quezon City
Level 6 Contributor
88 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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“Classic Chinese Dishes for Filipinos, Brings Back Memories of Old Manila”
Reviewed July 31, 2012

The restaurant has recently changed its name to Comida China de Manila. It is still in the same location but has undergone renovation.

It's an automatic "yes" whenever there's a suggestion in my big family to dine there - whether or not we have a good reason to get-together and eat out. My brothers and I are aged 50's-60's, and eating there brings back happy memories of eating Chinese food with our parents in the 1960s-70s at an old Cubao restaurant called Hong Ning. Our "comfort food" include hototay soup, assorted cold cuts with papaya slices, camaron rebosado, beef with ampalaya, pancit canton and of course, fried rice. Their sauces are really good and go well with the dishes. We now additionally enjoy their carousel drink - which is bottomless of any cola drink.

The big round tables and lazy Susan in the middle gives a nice setting for bonding and reminiscing family stories.

The place is always full but parking should not be a problem since slots are available in front and at the basement. Service is fast and efficient. Prices are ok especially for big groups. Service tea is available at no cost.

My husband is Chinese and he says that the food is not "their" Chinese variety. I explain to him that it is Chinese food that Filipinos know and enjoy. The restaurant name does not pretend to be authentic Chinese and even honestly suggests it's Filipino influence. The clientele are also mostly Filipinos.

  • Visited June 2012
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San Juan, Philippines
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89 reviews
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“not authentic”
Reviewed November 28, 2011

not authentic chinese food. knock off. cheap yes, edible yes, but it's a last choice restaurant.

Visited November 2011
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