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

Black Olive
Ranked #57 of 471 Restaurants in Pasig
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Manila, Philippines
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Good food, a bit on the pricey side.”
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
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great place to let loose on a Friday night”
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
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Luzon, Philippines
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great service”
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
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Level 6 Contributor
280 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Forget the previous reviews this place is great”
Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

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
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Thank Bigozzi
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Level 2 Contributor
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“Try the Damn steak! ”
Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank Mitch M
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