I’ve always enjoyed dining at Cafe Ilang-Ilang – for me it’s one of the best buffets in the Metro and wouldn’t refuse when given the chance to visit again.

Cafe Ilang-Ilang, Manila Hotel

Food At Cafe Ilang-Ilang

Food quality is definitely topnotch considering the cost per person. A wide array of cuisine and dishes to choose from and eat to your heart’s content. There’s Filipino, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Spanish/Mediterranean, and more. You can really taste it’s freshness. Don’t forget the many different cakes, fruits and all the sweet desserts that will inspire you to taste it all. Brewed coffee and tea is available (upon request). What stood out the most during our dining experience was the attention to detail each dish was prepared. It was done in meticulous fashion and it was truly enticing.

Many seafood themed plates made this a fun, exotic experience. We wanted to experience more of a variety of pasta or desserts. Still, this place is a hidden gem.

Cafe Ilang-Ilang, Manila Hotel
Cafe Ilang-Ilang, Manila Hotel

Service At Cafe Ilang-Ilang

Top shelf service from the first and last moment you set foot inside.

Cafe Ilang-Ilang, Manila Hotel
Cafe Ilang-Ilang, Manila Hotel


The experience is truly unimaginable from the way each dish is prepared and served and to the remarkable staff that explains what each dish represents and the ingredients that come along with.  To me, it is one of the best buffets that I have visited and will continue to do so. Would highly recommend for a special culinary experience.



Buffet – Variety
ADDRESS: Manila Hotel, 1 Rizal Park, Ermita, Manila, 0913 Metro Manila
BUSINESS HOURS: 6:00 AM to 10:30 PM (Sunday to Saturday)
+632 527 0011
WEBSITE: Cafe Ilang-Ilang
LANGUAGE: Filipino, English

📌 DISCLAIMER: Golden Island Senorita seeks to deliver readers with honest and straightforward reviews. This review is entirely based on my personal experience. I did not (and still do not) get any compensation for my visit, including freebies, free meals, gift vouchers, and the like, and I paid for the food out of my own wallet.

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