Bistro Pamana

G/F Greenbelt Mansion, 106 Perea St., Legazpi Village, Makati, Metro Manila

Bistro Pamana
4.3
4.5 Stars

18 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 7
  • 4 stars 9
  • 3 stars 2
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 18 Reviews
  • 91 Recommend
  • 18 Reviewers
Category:
Filipino
Business Hours
Open: 10:00a - 10:00p
Phone
+6328151823

Hours

  • Sunday
    • Closed
  • Monday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Thursday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Friday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p

Payment Options

Cash

More Business Info

Kids Menu:
Yes
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Camille S.
4.0 Stars
4

Upon entering Pamana, it immediately reminded me of an event because of the walls, the interior, the table setting and most especially the chairs. The servers were also wearing a uniform similar to that of a caterer’s waiter.

My friends and I ordered Lechon Kawali, Baked Tahong & Scallop Sampler and Kare-Kareng Gulay. The Lechon Kawali tasted good but it had a lot of fat so I left a lot of untouched slices. We’re not fond of eating scallops but my friend (who was a frequent customer) still ordered the seafood sampler. She said that the restaurant is usually out of scallops so they replace it with more tahong instead. The taste was okay but I wish it had more cheese on top. The Kare-Kareng Gulay was okay. I think it was cooked just right since the vegetables and were not that soft and soggy.

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Sheena D.
4.0 Stars

We went back to this old favorite. I would like to get the kare-kareng gulay but he is not a fan of it. Instead we tried the humba and crispy pao for PhP290 which for some reason I have not tried in the past yet. Very flavorful, and the serving can actually feed 2-3persons. But tabaaaa!

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Inna A.
5.0 Stars
10

Potakte! Ang sarap ng lahat dito! Amazeballs! Kundi dahil sa Ensaladang Bagnet na nakalimutan nila, muntik na mag 4 stars 'to e. Hahahahaha! Crispy Squid FTW!

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Reann G.
3.0 Stars

I'm super fond of Filipino food and it suprised me that I didn't like anything from this branch.

It felt weird because I remembered enjoying my food when we went to their branch in Tagaytay. I guess this branch is a little different from the others.

It is a big plus that the staffs are friendly so I'd consider giving this place another chance!

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PiaP E.
4.0 Stars
5

An intimate dinning experience...with your family.

I booked in advanced for a 15pax get together dinner with my family...
An hour before my scheduled booking Bistro Pamana called and confirmed my reservation and asked me if I would like to make an advanced order as there is also another big group who will be dining...I asked if he can call me back a few minutes as I need to confirm first which will we order...and they did call back and got my advanced order.

In fairness, I love the service of Bistro Pamana. I arrived early to confirm the orders and likewise check the table setup. The waiters were very accommodating and and helped us out as how I want for everyone of us to be seated in one long table.

We agreed that the food to be served before 6pm and they delivered. Food started coming in simultaneously. From the order taking down to the check, service was awesome! 11088110881108811088️ for that one.

For the food, we ordered several dishes. We got the Lumpiang Trio, Pancit Lucban, Sinigang na Salmon Belly sa Sampaloc and Piña, Laing, Lechon Bangus. Of course the meal would not be complete without the signature dishes like the crispy pata and kare-kare.

As we ordered alot, I'll just give random and top of mind thoughts about the food. I enjoyed it but taste for me was just right 128528...not a wow or a superb reaction from me. Among all the food, I enjoyed the Pancit Lucban and the Sinigang na Salmon Belly sa Sampaloc at Piña. For the rest was just ok for me. 128529 Nothing compared to my experience with Pamana - Tagaytay. iI don't know if it was just me or there is really a difference in style but the Signature Kare-Kare and Crispy Pata didn't have the luster and the 128523 reaction the way I used to whenever I dine at Barrio Fiesta. For the food, in general, it just a 110881108811088️ rating for me.

Will I dine again, of course! But I would prefer to go and dine at Pamana - Tagaytay as the have a more extensive menu line-up. Overall its a 110881108811088️ 1/2 rating for me! (Good service but food was not that spectacular.)

Just a note, as a suggestion, I think management should try to look into the space of the tables. Considering they have big serving dishes for the food, the table seems crowded making it hard for diners to eat comfortably and enjoy a good meal.

#PiaPears

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Marti M.
5.0 Stars

A prominent sight in Perea St., Legaspi Village is Bistro Pamana. At first look, Bistro Pamana looks more like an ancestral home where hanged photos abound. Well, in a way it is, as Pamana is one of the restos owned by the Ongpaucos, a family known for their culinary prowess. I've been to Barrio Fiesta and Isdaan, but after this dining experience, would certainly choose Pamana among the others.

The place isn't so big, it's actually quite cozy with a limited number of indoor seats. They do have dining space outside for those who prefer al fresco.

The menu says it all, quite straightforward when it comes to describing the food, and it does say a lot about the family and their favorite dishes.

We dropped by Pamana for a short meeting and got this very special merienda. The one in the photo is Pamana's Kakaibang Sinuglaw, grilled liempo and tuna in a special sauce. An appetizer that can easily be your main dish if you please. This has actually become my favorite here at Pamana.

Palitaw is, as it is, one very filling merienda and so is the Pinoy fondue. Pinoy fondue is really a treat of puto, kutsinta and suman sa lihiya - all dipped in rich, dark tsokolateng tagalog. Sarrraaaaap!

Food is pricey at first glance but is really sulit especially when you order for a group. Service is good but needs some improvement as it took the servers quite sometime to bring our orders and bill.

True to its name, Bistro Pamana gives out the best among Filipino dishes. I'm definitely recommending this to friends and family looking for a Filipino culinary adventure in this part of town.

#loolooexplorerpackgiveaway

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Peachy D.
4.0 Stars

Okoy was a good appetizer. Crunchy, salty and just the right tinge of sour from the vinegar dip with onions. Ordered their set meals which comes with soup, rice, ensalada (vegetables), egg, and main dish at prices ranging from P200-300.

Salpicao tenderloin was indeed tender and contrasted well with the garlic and onions it was cooked with. Bulalo corned beef tasted equally good and would have liked this too if the beef wasn't so chewy. A few more minutes in the pressure cooker and it would have been perfect.

Drinks aren't stellar. Sago't gulaman was a bit sweet and the taste of lemongrass in the iced tea was much too strong.

Overall, Bistro Pamana offers good bang for your buck if you're looking for a Filipino joint that serves good food and offers cozy interiors.

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Peter S.
3.0 Stars

Not sure if we were just there at the wrong time

We've been really wanting to try this place but we were a bit disappointed. First, we wanted to tried the tahong and scallop sampler but it wasn't available so we said it is okay even if it is pure tahong. It didn't taste bad but the tahong tated more malansa than what i was expecting. The toppings weren't very good either particularly the pesto

We also ordered bangus belly with garlic and fried banana. When our order arrived, it was totally different from the phiro in the menu. We were served a while bangus!

On top of that, serving time was really loooong. It took more than 20 mins before our orders were served

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Mela C.
5.0 Stars

Bacon Belly (with rice, soup, egg) at P185 is such a steal!!

Super crunchy and flavorful, and the bacon fried rice was just topnotch. They provided vinegar + an ensalada type sauce (tomatoes + onions) and the overall taste is just heavenly.

Wait staff were all polite and knowledgeable about the menu, and for a Saturday, they weren't packed (prolly coz theyre 2 blocks from GB mall) thank god.

Ambiance was very homey yet classy- and you could appreciate the culinary history of the ongpauco family thru the photographs and interiors of the restaurant.

Overall... Its truly a gem, and a selfish part of me is praying that they dont get toooooo famous so I wont have to share them with everyone else!

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Pearl R.
5.0 Stars

The ambiance and interior is very nice. I love the tema of there interior. 1108811088110881108811088

The food is very good! 128076
Must try:
Sinigang sa Buto-buto sa manggang hilaw.1108811088110881108811088
Lechon Manok Tinupig- 1108811088110881108811088
Bagoong Rice- 1108811088110881108811088

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Tristan R.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Miguel C.
5.0 Stars

My Team Lunch. All food that we ordered is good and reasonable. Everybody enjoy the food. Our order:

- Boneless Crispy Pata
- Pork Humba
- Salmon Sinigang
- Vegetable Kare Kare

Will go back to try other food in the menu.

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Jodi N.
5.0 Stars

Bistro Pamana is from the same family tree that brought us the classic Barrio Fiesta. This was during the time of our grandparents party dinners you don’t remember because you probably didn’t exist yet. So this means that the Krispy Pata, Kare kare, Bulalo, and Sisig are going to be sinfully-deadly (in a good way!). So obviously, we tried their Krispy Pata, Pork Sisig, and other various vegetables. The taste and quality of their Filipino dishes reminds me of the old days of genuine Pinoy cooking at home. Very homemade but with a modern progressive twist. The best way for me to describe it, it’s like a “non-corporation-ey” version of Abé. I can’t wait for their Tomas Morato branch to open, in which I will be reviewing very soon! I am so attending hungry to that party!

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Jenny S.
4.0 Stars

Bone marrow for 200 and lumpiang quezon puti, tinapa and longanisa for 195, cozy classy ambiance, fast and friendly service, and a wide variety of pinoy faves in their menu! Great value for money. Happy comfort food! Will come back!128523

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Hello H.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Caps C.
4.0 Stars

The best Filipino restaurant that I have tried so far. The place is cozy, quiet and it serves good food. It has a lot of memorabilia from the Ongpauco family hanging all around the place.128522

Alright to start off, we ordered Baked Tahong for appetizer. What I really love about this is that it has a variety of toppings from pesto, garlic to bacon bits! I never thought that pesto goes well with baked tahong but it is surprisingly good.

For our main course, we had the adobo rice, sisig, cebu lechon and nilagang bulalo(might seem to be a little off with adobo rice but who cares!haha)

The Adobo rice is good. I just could not taste the vinegary flavor in the adobo but it is good in it's own way. My boyfriend told me that it tastes like a variation of adobo sa asin from bicol.

The Sisig here is the best! It's so good I can eat it everyday. Haha although it's a little oily, I didn't mind because it's good.

The Cebu Lechon is a little disappointing,I think it's a little bland. I tried eating it without the "sarsa" but it is not that good unlike other cebu lechons. Although the skin is crunchy, the taste is just lacking.

The Nilagang Bulalo is great. The soup is well seasoned and the fall-off-the-bone tender meat is so good. The only bad side of the nilagang Bulalo is that the corn is not that fresh anymore (just sad for a corn lover like me128542).

All in all, I had a great dining experience here. The cute box (it's in the photo, the one that looks like a sewing machine) where they put the bill is also an eye candy for me. :)

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Dennis D.
4.0 Stars

good classic pinoy food from old family recipes

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Carla M.
4.0 Stars

After an ocular visit to a site with my boss and an officemate, we decided to go straight to Perea for lunch. We've tried Balkan, Mom & Tina's, Banoi's and Local Edition already (me and my boss has this "mission" to try all restos per street hahaha 128518), so the only choices left were Pamana and Chew & Brew. The former won.

⭕️ Place: It was small and tight. The tables weren't arranged properly which makes it hard to move around especially when the place is packed.

⭕️ Staff: Only 1 waiter to serve all customers while there were 3 people assigned in the counter. Service was generally okay, but I guess they need to add at least one more waiter to make things easier and faster.

Food:

☑️ Kangkong and Quesong Puti dip- pretty good. I liked it with the hot bread (it's served with pandesal I guess).

➖ Pinoy Caprese Salad- tomatoes, queso de bola and basil. There's something lacking in the taste.

☑️ Bagnet Binagoongan- Crrrrunchy! I like it sans the bagoong. Better with spicy toyomansi. My boss said the bagoong was good. Not too salty.

➖ Crispy Tilapia- It was okay. But Recipes' version tasted better.

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