Cafe 1228

G/F New World Makati Hotel, Esperanza St. cor. Makati Ave., Makati, Metro Manila

Cafe 1228
4.2
4.0 Stars

20 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 8
  • 4 stars 8
  • 3 stars 3
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 0
  • 21 Reviews
  • 41 Recommend
  • 20 Reviewers
Category:
Café
Business Hours
Open: 6:00a - 10:30p
Phone
+6328116888

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 6:00a - 10:30p
  • Monday
    • 6:00a - 10:30p
  • Tuesday
    • 6:00a - 10:30p
  • Wednesday
    • 6:00a - 10:30p
  • Thursday
    • 6:00a - 10:30p
  • Friday
    • 6:00a - 10:30p
  • Saturday
    • 6:00a - 10:30p

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Josette P.
5.0 Stars
10

Amazing food choices everywhere!! I am happy with the food selection found at this place in New World Hotel Makati. Upon entrance at the hotel, you will be pleased with the great ambiance. Cafe 1228 is located at the right side with desserts to welcome you upon entrance and very attentive staffs for your needs.

The best thing I love at this place is how personalize they make their foods for you is. You can ask for your pastas to be done in white or red sauce with the available pastas they have. They have various seafood selections to be grilled, or to be cooked on your liking. I had my baked oysters with generous mozzarella to satisfy my craving. You can get as many as you like and they will have it cooked for you the way you like it. The grilled lamb chops that I had is so good! Chewy, with great seasoning and that gravy. Medium rare the way I love it to be. So good!! 10084️ They have Filipino counter with lechon, adobo, chicken afritada and yang chow rice. Japanese counter is cute but with tasty sashimi, makis and generous tempura serving, this will make you visit them often. You can also ask for your own ramen with four great choices. The beef tenderloin in mushroom sauce is also good. Soft and tender beef with mushroom thick sauce and button mushrooms on the sides. There's also pizza, various breads and cheese. Shepherd's pie to die for! salad counter to enjoy your vegetarian side. Fruit selection is bountiful too, and their orange juice is very much love.

Now ... I had to make a separate line for the dessert counter cause this is the highlight of this place. All of their pastries and cakes at their dessert table seems tasty and is tasty for that matter. Molten lava cake. Omg!!! I die! It's soooo goooood!!! It will light up your world. Watch out also for the chocolate fountain with this cadbury dairy milk taste. How can you even say no to these beautiful tarts with different fruit toppings to choose from. I liked the strawberry one by the way. Tiramisu cake is another tasty treat. Plus, they also have red velvet bites that has cream cheese that fills you up. They also have lechen flan and suman for those who like Filipino treats. I am very satisfied about their dessert counter! You will love it too especially for your sweet tooth.

Oh great, this has been quite long but worth the write. Haha. And by the way, BDO credit cards has an on going promo at Cafe 1228 for 50% on lunch and dinner. If you have one, this is a good cheat for both your wallet and tummy.

Seriously suggesting this place if you're looking for a tasty meal in Makati with various food options and a great ambiance. You'll feel special at this place answering to your food needs and special customer service. Go ahead, explore and eat till your hearts content.

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Marjorie L.
5.0 Stars
6

Looking for a new buffet place to try? Love to eat different kinds of dishes and desserts? Then this is the place for you. Cafe 1228 in New World Makati Hotel offers a wide selection of dishes ranging from sumptuous appetizers, delicious main courses, and of course mouth watering desserts! This restaurant can be found in Esperanza Street, corner Makati Avenue, Ayala Center, Makati City 1228, Philippines. Opening hours are from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. The dish choices are well prepared and international, and include steaks and grills, salads, sandwiches, burgers, pasta, pizza, wonton noodle soup, and local delicacies.

It was my second time to dine there on my birthday. My uncles rented a room there so that we can have a place all to ourselves to relax and eat peacefully also we were kind of loud whenever we have reunions like that so we always rent a room at the restaurant if they are available. Personally I loved the make your own pasta section. I just simply love pastas so I just have to give this station a try! I ordered a tomato based linguine pasta with some bacon bits, mushrooms, beef and grated Parmesan cheese on top. It was so good that I ate another order of it hahaha! Since it was my birthday they gave me this strawberry cheesecake and I just love cheesecakes I didn't expect they would give me a slice! That minute I tasted the cheesecake it melted in my mouth which is just simply the best. Also the other desserts like their tarts, pies, cakes and ice cream are worth it. Service was really great. The waiters and waitresses were really kind enough to get you what you needed. Indeed a great place to visit! Definitely coming back if I were given the chance. 10084

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Serena M.
4.0 Stars

Lobster and oyster galore!! 127860 there's a promotion now.. Less 50% when you use your BDO mastercard! 128077🏻

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Sandy P.
4.0 Stars
2

I've been to New World Hotel and tried their Cafe 1228 Buffet several times.

They have varieties of cuisine. Filipino, Japanese, Italian, Etc.
Their food was good, their lamb chops and angus beef -- ahhh! superb! 128525128076🏻

I only have photo of their desserts cause it's my favorite corner! 128513128584

The ambiance is very cozy and classic! They also have accommodating staff.

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Vicvic M.
4.0 Stars

Pretty good buffet. Not as big as Circles or Spiral but impressive nontheless.

Lots of seafood to choose from - always good in my book.
Not a lot of meats and pasta (boo!)
Desserts - fruits/sweets - quite a number to choose from.

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Jonathan Y.
5.0 Stars

I loved the ambiance and the quality of food that they serve. My favorites are the shrimp teppan, paella, and all the dimsum dishes.

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Sam C.
4.0 Stars

Seafood used for Sushi and sashimi are fresh and taste really good :)

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Teejay S.
5.0 Stars

one word: Heaven!!!

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Jerome M.
3.0 Stars

I thought it was OK.

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Nicole R.
4.0 Stars

Directly across Greenbelt 3, Cafe 1228 offers a specialty buffet. Ambiance is cool and classy. The buffet includes steaks, seafood grill, a variety of bread, desert and more. The desert has cakes and whatnot, including Churros. Although, churros are a bit stale when I had the chance to eat it. Otherwise, everything else tastes terrific. Perfect for dining out with families, business meetings, or just hanging with old friends.

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Chris O.
4.0 Stars

Immensely enjoyed the buffet at cafe 1228. The buffet spread may not be as lavish as other hotels but the food is an even balance of cooked classics and grill specialties. Loved the prime rib and the pasta station. Service though, is a bit slow.

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Kim F.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Ivy T.
4.0 Stars

Gnocchi!128523

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Tei A.
2.0 Stars

Had Saturday dinner buffet here with friends. Ambience was nice.

Food choices were not as many as the other 5-star hotels. They have seafood section: prawns, slipper lobsters, crabs, and mussels; no oysters though 128532 we had the mussels baked, while the prawns and lobsters garlic butter.

They also have prime rib (bland 128532) and lamb chops (it doesnt taste lamb).

Service was really bad. You would have expected they will provide topnotch service but no we were disappointed. The chefs manning the stations act as if they cant be bothered with whatever they're doing, they're not accommodating and they're not courteous when answering questions and when you asked them to cook something. Very bad. From the sushi chef, noodles chef down to the one grilling meats, all bad service!! 128078128078128078

Giving it 2 stars because of the poor service. Not going back here.

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Michelle Ann Y.
3.0 Stars

It was my first time here at Cafe 1228.. At first I find it very interesting.. Hmmmm their food was good but nothing really special.. I like the place itself because it's very spacious. They have different cuisines; Chinese, Japanese, Italian and many more but limited choices of food tho..

Annnnnddddd lastly there's always room for dessert! 128540128523 Look at my tiramisu! it was good 128523

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Jean C.
5.0 Stars

(Sorry for the bad photo. The place has really dim lights)

So a week after my birthday dinner with my family, i had a birthday dinner with my friends. I chose this place because I haven't tried it but I wanted to. Hahaha

Food here is waaaaaay better than Circles', and staff were really accommodating.

FOOD:

I highly recommend their siomai. My friends were going loco over it too. It was really delicious. It tastes somewhat like Wai Ying's but is even better!

My friends and my brother loved their tempura, too! I don't like tempura so I can't confirm what their tastebuds said hahaha.

The desserts were superb. The cheesecake is so good i finished about three servings!

SUPER RECOMMEND THIS PLACE!

"We're definitely coming back" -My father

Buffet Rate is 2099 Php net

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Mae A.
4.0 Stars

Tried their pancakes here from their buffet. No maple syrup there since it was delivered here. But I guess there's no need since I topped it with lightly syrupy bananas, choco bits and pistachios. They weren't that fluffy but had the consistency of what a pancake should be. Had other dishes too but this would be the highlight of my loaded breakfast meal 127860

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Jasper S.
5.0 Stars

I tried this place out last sunday. The regular rate is 2055 net but I had a Bdo card so i got it for 50% off. The highlight for me was the delicious tenderloin steak at the grilling station. It's the best steak that I have ever tasted in a buffet setting. The meat was so juicy, tender and flavorful. Don't waste your appetite on the prime rib! Just go for the tenderloin instead. Other notables were the shrimp skewer and the lobster! I like the extra service they put to preparing these seafoods. It's the only buffet I've been to where they peel off the shells without the need to ask for it. For dessert, I had multiple servings of their calamansi-lemon sherbet. It was absolutely addicting.

They have breads, sushi, dimsums (not good!), chinese noodles and saute, filipino food, western food and made-to-order pasta. Desserts were more of pastries and kakanin (sticky rice base). Lastly, for 300 pesos (not included in bdo discount) additonal you can get unlimited drinks.

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Mae A.
4.0 Stars

The food selection for breakfast was a-okay. They even have a waffle/pancake station and champorado. 128523

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Aldwin D.
3.0 Stars

I am sorry but i have to be honest. So far this would be last in my list of buffet resto inside a hotel, only the steak and grilled lamb was okey. Food looks like it was served earlier and was not newly cooked.

To mention a few dishes which looked like re-heat items. Lechon kawali and cordon bleu.

The dessert was bit okey maybe 3 stars.

And to make it even more worst was the attitude of one of the chef. He looks irritated when we asked for some items which needs to be cooked.

Hope they could read this 128526

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