Kamayan Restaurant in Manila - Philippines

The name of this place literally translates to with your hands, which is how you are encouraged to eat at Kamayan Restaurant. While it may seem crass to the uninitiated, this manner of eating Filipino fiesta food in a fine dining setting was elevated to the level of a respectable art by Vic Vic Villavicencio when he established the first of his Kamayan Restaurant buffet chain along plush Arnaiz Avenue near five-star hotels like Dusit Hotel and Hotel Inter Continental Manila in Makati City. Spoon and fork are available, but why be squeamish? If you are an intrepid traveler, give your hands a good scrub, roll up your sleeves and dig in on some of the most delectable Filipino dishes you have always enjoyed at fiesta feasts in your hometown. Why forego this enjoyable experience and the chance of telling your folks back home all about it?

Kamayan Restaurant is a place where you bring kin and friends visiting from abroad who yearn for the taste of remembered Filipino food. In fact, almost every table in the restaurant sits at least one balikbayan patron during any given day. This one-of-a-kind Philippine restaurant has seven branches all over Metropolitan Manila, the biggest of which is the original branch along Arnaiz Avenue in the financial district of Makati City. Since food is served buffet style in the standards of an authentic town fiesta, no advance booking is advisable or necessary, and seating is first come first served.

While Kamayan Restaurant specializes in native cuisine, no food is dedicated to any single region or province and none tries to represent all of the regions. For a reasonable cost of P595.00 per person, you can have your fill of an astounding array of Filipino food attended by a staff dressed in colorful Filipino costume and serenaded by a group of blind musicians. House specialties in this innovative Philippine Restaurant are Seafood Platter (prawns, crabs, squid and mussels), Pinakbet (eggplant, okra, stringed beans and other vegetables stewed in bagoong, or fish paste), Lechon de Leche (Roast Suckling Pig). Wash these down with a mug of ice cold beer or refreshing coconut juice served in the shell. Then, if there is still space in your tummy, cap off your meal with the all time favorite Halo-Halo (assorted fruits and sweets served with coconut milk and crushed ice).

For inquiries, you can call or visit any of the following Kamayan Restaurant branches:

Manila Branch

523 Merchant Bldg., Padre Faura St., Ermita, Manila

Tel. Nos.: 528-1724, 528-1723

Arnaiz Avenue Branch

47 Arnaiz Avenue Cor. M. Santillan Street, Makati City

Tel. Nos.: 815-1463, 845-3604

Glorietta 3 Branch

2nd Level, Glorietta 3

Ayala Center, Makati City

Tel. Nos.: 893-1829, 892-8898, 893-1831, 892-8897

SM Mega Mall Branch

4th Level, Building A

SM Mega Mall

EDSA Cor. Julia Vargas Avenue

Mandaluyong City

Tel. Nos.: 636-3785, 634-2481, 636-3780

Alabang Town Center Branch

2nd Level, Alabang Town Center

Alabang-Zapote Road

Muntinlupa City

Tel. Nos.: 807-5826, 807-5825

EDSA Branch

207 EDSA, Greenhills

Mandaluyong City

Tel. Nos.: 705-1809, 725-5504, 725-9224

West Avenue Branch

15 West Avenue, Quezon City

Tel. Nos.: 413-6360, 413-6359, 372-8845

 




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