Emer's Food Center

2/F Makati Cinema Square, Chino Roces Ave., Makati, Metro Manila

Emer's Food Center
4.2
4.0 Stars

9 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 3
  • 4 stars 5
  • 3 stars 1
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 9 Reviews
  • 32 Recommend
  • 9 Reviewers
Category:
Chinese
Business Hours
Reopens: 10:00a - 9:00p
Phone
+6328436113

Hours

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

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Chelsea T.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Coreen J.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Kriya L.
3.0 Stars

No photo but had this for our meeting!

Pata Tim was okay.

Chicken was really good! And the sauce goes well with it also.

Dumplings tasted off. I can't seem to put my finger on what's off though.

They deliver! :)

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Martin A.
4.0 Stars

It's a take home dinner. Wala kasing ulaaam. Haha. At nakapaghanap din, at ayun.

The patatim was great, tender not so oily as it looks.
Looking forward to buy more food there.

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Paul G.
5.0 Stars

Back when I was still working in Makati, I would walk all the way to MCS and dine at this hole in this wall resto that serve one of the best tasting Lomi as far as I am concerned, way better than Coral Garden.
Their cuapao is good too but not as good as Coral Garden though.
Of course lunch will not be complete without an order of century egg.
Here's a tip, there's a Kodanda Archery Range at the basement and I recommend you try it before you eat at Emers

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Rosario J.
4.0 Stars

Best cuapao ever!

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Maudie V.
5.0 Stars

Last night, once again, we ate at Emer's which just evokes many memories of good food, good company, good price!

My parents introduced us to this place and we loved it. Now, our children are also loving it. This is a place where there is no need for pretensions. Just bring your hunger and you're good to go. Affordable, too. We were 11pax (2 senior citizens, 7 hungry peeps and 2 toddlers who couldn't be bothered with because they were too busy with their mango shakes) and we spent a total of 1,700! Compared to my lunch somewhere else last week at 4 pax for 4,000--this was a steal!

We had 10 cups Yang Chow fried rice (in a Chinese resto, it seemed a crime to order just plain rice), 1 order of lemon chicken - my son hogged it all, 2 orders of salted spare ribs - yum!, 2 orders of crispy squid - right crispiness!, 1 order of shrimp with szechuan veggies (wasn't spicy though - which you'd expect for szechuan), and 2 orders of beef with brocolli - I was really only after the brocolli... I just placed something in my mouth and the next thing I knew, there was barely anything left!

Will return here again... After next archery class in Kodanda (which will be in a different review).

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Margaretha Isolde S.
4.0 Stars

This little gem of a place has really good cuapaos!

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Marie H.
4.0 Stars

Ages ago when the world was young and so was I, Makati Cinema Square used to be THE MALL in Makati. Greenbelt and Glorietta were still these small stand-alone structures, there was a bus junction at Greenbelt near Unimart, Makati Supermarket was still in Makati (not in Alabang), SM was still just a department store, and Landmark had yet to be built. Back then, my siblings and I would have pancit canton or fried chicken at Emer's while waiting for our dad to finish their company bowling matches at the top floor of Makati Cinema Square. That was over 2 decades ago. While much has changed in this mall (sadly, for the worse), Emer's still stands quietly at that same corner spot facing the escalator. This dinky Chinese restaurant appears to have been frozen in time. The entrance is still lined with the same stained glass arches right below a block of dark wood bearing the restaurant's name (reminiscent of those wooden desk name plates in the 70's and 80's). Even the interiors remain predominantly the same as I remember back in the 80's (note: I was very young back then, ok).

Every now and then my family will feel nostalgic and visit this place, latest of which was last Thursday. We ordered the fried chicken, crispy bean curd, fried squid with garlic, beef with cashew nuts, and assorted vegetables with quail eggs. Favorite dish of the night was the fried squid with garlic which was cooked just right, with the squid still tender, not rubbery. Second favorite was the Chinese style fried chicken where the skin was crispy and meat juicy.

I suppose we come here more for the childhood memories they trigger than the food. Still, I find that they serve simple, decent, and affordable Chinese food, without much fanfare. This is probably why they've lasted this long.

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