Zamboanga Restaurant in Manila - Philippines
Those who want a different dining experience from their daily American and Western restaurant choices will certainly be interested to try out Zamboanga Restaurant. This restaurant prides itself with serving delectable native and international seafood cuisine, as it is often visited by foreign tourists and the regular local clientele.
Although the restaurant primarily serves native cuisine, it has also started to add more familiar dishes to appeal to the foreign palate. However, even its selection of Filipino dishes are sure to please any type of taste buds, given that it is prepared beautifully with the skill of experienced chefs.
First, do not hesitate to try out the ala carte selections for appetizers, such as the Zamboanga Soup, which is basically a creamy soup that contains a variety of seafood—certainly the restaurant’s version of the famouse Bouillabaisse soup. Grilled prawns are also a classic favorite, as they are brushed with lemon butter and flavored according to the guests’ liking.
Next, Zamboanga Restaurant’s exotic crab delicacies are also a must-try for the first-timers. Guests can pick from the different crab recipes, such as the Fried King Crab, which is marinated with Kikkoman soy sauce, wine and spices, and the Sate Crab with Noodles, which is braised crab served with vermicelli noodles.
Fish is also another main feature in the Zamboanga Restaurant, especially the Blue Marlin in Teriyaki Sauce and Grilled Tuna Jaw. A delightful selection of seafood dishes are also served, such as the Mixed Grill of grilled assorted seafood marinated in spices and seasonings.
For the crabs, the price per 100 grams is a little above 100 pesos, while a la carte dishes are priced from 200 to 400 pesos.
What makes Zamboanga Restaurant unique from other Filipino restaurant, or any other restaurant in Manila for that matter, is the nightly cultural show. Every night, guests are entertained by skilled dancers, artists and performers who introduce to guests the traditional Filipino culture, with an array of cultural, traditional and exotic dances. Production is very elaborate and impressive, complete with extravagant costumes, lively music and talented performers. Ideally located at the heart of Manila’s tourism district, this restaurant is near Manila’s good hotels such as the Bianca’s Garden Hotel, the Rothmann Inn Hotel and the Pearl Garden Hotel.
Zamboanga Restaurant is located at 1619 Macario in Adriatico Street in Malate, Manila. The restaurant opens at 11 am, while the nightly cultural show starts at 8:30 pm. Phone numbers for reservations are 63-02-521-7345 and 63-02-521-9836.