IMC Kavino

G/F Jupiter Place, 136 Jupiter St., Jupiter, Makati, Metro Manila

IMC Kavino
4.1
4.0 Stars

16 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 5
  • 4 stars 7
  • 3 stars 4
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 16 Reviews
  • 2 Recommend
  • 16 Reviewers
Category:
Chinese
Business Hours
Reopens: 11:00a - 2:30p
Phone
+6329647545

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 5:30p - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 5:30p - 10:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 5:30p - 10:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 5:30p - 10:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 5:30p - 10:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 5:30p - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 5:30p - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Most Recent Reviews

Lia B.
4.0 Stars

Nice resto that offers chinese food with a twist. Liked their takoyaki, crispy veggies, prawn salad, cheese and prawn balls and yang chow. Hot & sour soup tasted kinda different and their crab was too small. But liked that they have free hot tea and dessert. We were the only guests in the resto from start to end of our dinner and wondered why till we saw the bill. :) Would have been a pleasant dinner if not for the loud voices of their staff.

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Gerald T.
5.0 Stars

Super smiles after being stuffed, spinach with three kinds egg and three cups chicken!! Will be back here soon!!

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Tommy T.
4.0 Stars

First time to dine in this chinese resto without a chinese name. IMC means international master chef. Fusion chinese food, not the usual chinese food found in most chinese resto. We had squid takoyaki wrapped in iceberg lettuce with Japanese mayo and toppings, pork knuckles with shitake mushroom, abalone and sea moss. Scallops steamed with soy sauce, glass noodles. Fried grouper thai style, steamed prawn, pork bun, fried crab with rice crispies, fried misua.. That was a lot of tasty food.

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Kwokie K.
4.0 Stars

Went here for the sister's birthday dinner celebration, so was pleasantly surprised that IMC instead of some cheesy other acronym stands for International Master Chef.

And the food did stand out, not your usual run of the mill Chinese food so don't go there if you're craving for the classic taste, go there if you're looking for a little twist to the classics.

Had the takoyaki which is a freshly prepared cabbage dish, I enjoyed the crispy misua which was flavorful as well - but the highlight for me was the prawns in salted egg batter.

Something's are meant to be retained as classics, but a new twist to some fits right well.

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Jaya M.
3.0 Stars

We usually go to this place for family dinners because a lot of my family members are vegetarian. It's usually nothing to look forward to, just a whole lot of tofu and veggie meat everywhere. That's fine though because I've heard that the non vegetarian dishes here are just okay.

Last week though my uncle ordered something new - the Mapo tofu. There were many other dishes he ordered that night but I only kept having the Mapo Tofu because it's just that delicious! The texture of the tofu was very silky and reminiscent of Taho and the sauce it came with was just delicious. I didn't even miss the meat during this dinner. I'll probably only have this whenever we go to this place from now on! They also have delicious vegetarian lettuce wraps, as well as crispy noodles. I love that this restaurant is very vegetarian friendly, it makes going out for family dinners much easier.

(In the photo: vegetarian chicken drumsticks)

Oh and don't forget to try the chili sauce at this place, it adds so much flavor to your food! 128077

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Grace R.
5.0 Stars

I dont know with the others but this for me is the best Chinese food in Makati... I love their takoyaki salad, crispy tofu, hot prawn salad, etc etc...

Best part of it is that its affordable!!

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Shawn C.
4.0 Stars

Best "Chinese" food in Manila. I'm Taiwanese, grew up in HK, lived in Singapore. Trust me when I say this is the closest you're going to get for authentic Chinese/Cantonese cuisine. Forget the poor imitations like North Park or Kowloon House or Mongkok. Or even the more extravagant Shang Palace. This place gives you the best value for your money with huge portions and food that doesn't taste like it belongs at a cheap Chinese buffet where everything is cooked in the fryer and loaded with MSG.

Once you get past the slightly ostentatious name (IMC stands for International Master Chef. I know...) you'll see the menu has everything you love about Chinese food. Dim sum. Bao's. Sweet and sour pork. Fried rice. Noodles. You name it, the IMC makes it. If there's something you don't understand, the waitresses are super helpful and courteous.

Usually when I eat Chinese in Manila, it reminds me of home, but it just doesn't hit the spot. This place might not look like much but you definitely won't regret coming. Next time save the fast food Chinese joints for when you're drunk and go to IMC for a decent meal.

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KL C.
4.0 Stars

The thing with Chinese dining is that you always have to be quick, or else the food's going to be portioned for everyone.

That's what happened during our lunch to IMC Kavino, hence the picture ending up like this. XD

My family wanted to try another Chinese restaurant, so we decided to try this place out. The place is quite small, and it wasn't packed when we went in here, save for a group of very noisy Mainland Chinese.

We ordered quite a lot, but the dishes that stood out to me were the three cup chicken (not pictured) -- slightly spicy, chicken moist and well cooked, and sauce not too overpowering; the tenderloin beef in pepper sauce (upper) -- served with cherry tomatoes and broccoli, the presentation was great and the beef tender; and misua (lower).

The misua, i have to give another paragraph. They only had fried misua on the menu, but my relatives wanted the good 'ol Chinese misua. So voila, the kitchen whipped up some misua in chicken stock with fresh vegetables. Great tasting misua for what it's worth.

It's quite on the pricey side though, but it will do. Service is average.

PS: I'm back on looloo after finishing all my requirements for the sem! Woohoo goodbye first year!

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Cristina C.
4.0 Stars

Yummy dinner. We didn't order a lot, but if you like Chinese fusion, this place is for you.

Wished we could have tried heir buchi-ferrero though :c

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Marla I.
5.0 Stars

They have the best version of takoyaki!!!!!

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Rachelle T.
3.0 Stars

IMC Kavino means International Master Chef Kavino Lau's restaurant. His medal is on display on the wall of the restaurant.

Checked this place out on a Sunday lunch time. Only 4 out of about 10 or 12 tables is occupied. I see most people who passed by go to the next door Mei Lin Hand Pulled Noodle restaurant instead. But undeterred, we went ahead and asked their head waitress to suggest their best dishes. We ordered the following.

- Takoyaki 128025 Salad : Fried octopus balls, shredded cabbage, julienned carrots, shaved bonito flakes drizzled with Japanese mayonnaise and Takoyaki sauce nestled in some lettuce "cups". You eat it like you would an taco. Tastes good.

- Hot & Sour Soup : Their version has the sea cucumber which makes it a bit too fishy for my taste. I also had to ask for some black vinegar to add to the sourness of the soup. It all boils down to preference I guess.

- Hot Prawn 127844 Salad : The prawns are fresh and springy when I bit into them. They're coated in semi-sweet mayonnaise and sprinkled with seaweed powder. Nestled in a bed of crispy fried bed of what I think is kangkong leaves. This is the best dish of this meal. 128076

- Sizzling Imported Tenderloin Beef 128046 w/ Black Pepper Suace : It's just what the name says. The sauce is actually a gravy. The beef is tender. Served with some broccoli, cherry tomatoes and corn on a sizzling hot plate. It's tastes just okay to me.

The place has the typical feel of a chinese restaurant with some fish tanks housing some live fish. Though several of them were empty when we were there.

Would I go back? Not in a while. 128540

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Drew C.
4.0 Stars

It was my first time to try IMC kavino. We always see it whenever we go to mey lin but everytime we try to eat here, it's always full. We were lucky we came early last thursday night because after we were seated, people started coming.

These are the dishes we ordered: takoyaki, one of their famous dishes; three cups beef tenderloin, prawn salad and king dao spareribs. Everything was really good except for the king dao spareribs. The only problem we had was the noisy customers (which is uncontrollable) nonetheless, I still had a great experience and I highly recommend this resto especially to those who loves to eat cantonese food.

Rating:
➖Cleanliness/Ambiance
✔Authenticity/Uniqueness
➖Taste
✔Service
✔Value for money
Total: 4 stars

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Sudhir B.
3.0 Stars

I thought it was OK.

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Charles L.
5.0 Stars

When I first saw this place, I was like... Who the hell is going to eat in this sketchy ass boring place. But damn, the food proved me wrong. Try it. Nuff said.

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Meanne F.
5.0 Stars

One of my fave desserts... Buchi Ferrero!

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Jacy Mae L.
3.0 Stars

First meal of the year! :D

Decided to eat Chinese food. I just learned that the chef from this restaurant came from Heritage Hotel. The food was so so. It was ok but not great.

Ordered the Superior hotspot (Pork knuckles with Abalone), Shrimp cheese bombs, Yang Chow Fried rice, and fried garlic spareribs.

The shrimp ball with cheese is tasty. The serving of balls are plenty to go around. One thing that differentiates their version from the others is that they use real fresh shrimps and not some sort of substitute.

Price range is quite expensive. Dishes cost 300 pesos and up.

110881108811088 for me.

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