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“Zamboanga in Manila”
Review of Zamboanga Restaurant - CLOSED

Zamboanga Restaurant
Cuisines: Filipino, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Zamboanga in Manila”
Reviewed June 3, 2014

The restaurant is situated in a side street so can be slightly hard to find if you don't know it's whereabouts. The staff were welcoming and friendly although as it was fairly empty when we went it did feel as everyone wanted to serve you which could be rather frustrating. The quality of the food was very good when it came and reminded my wife of her home city. By restaurant standards the price for the meal represented good value for money and they accepted major bank cards for payment. I'm sure when it gets busy there would be a tremendous atmosphere there but when went it was quiet (which made for a more enjoyable meal). I would definitely go back again and try a meal at a different time (for example going for an evening meal) to sample the different atmospheres within the region. I would recommend this restaurant to visitors of Manila so that they can get a taste of the food from Zamboanga even if they don't get a chance to visit there......

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Phy510-Man
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Plymouth, Indiana, USA
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Cultural Experience”
Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed the show! The dancing was fun to watch. Unfortunately, they only had one speaker. I found it difficult to hear clearly. Dancers did not have mics. Fortunately they didn't sing often.

1 Thank whitewolf126
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Manila, Philippines
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Good Food but some are expensive”
Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

We had a MetroDeal voucher when we ate in Zamboanga. Food is in the expensive side. Almost all food in the menu are priced 300 pesos or higher. Food was good and service was good. They have large servings and good for 2 to 3 persons. We ate during lunch and we were the only ones in the restaurant

Thank Besmirch
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Miami, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“A wonderful dinner show in Manila”
Reviewed May 7, 2014

If you are interested in the culture of the Philippines, what is easier to digest than a dinner show? The Zamboanga restaurant delivers a fun evening in style. The food is a la carte, which means you are able to choose whatever hits your fancy, and the prices are very reasonable. I liked the food, it was tasty and fresh. If you like seafood they have a wide selection. The show comes free with dinner. It goes for an hour and consists of music by a small live band, and dances inspired by the Spanish as well as the native tribes of the Philippines. It is colorful, lively and very entertaining. All in all, a great experience.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Ron B
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good Choice”
Reviewed May 7, 2014

this happens to be my favorite place to go for a special (or not) occasion. i love everything about it. i can't say enough good things about it. i especially like the fact it only takes 10 minutes to get there. the food is molto bene!

Visited March 2014
Thank collins b
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