Lugang Café

2/F The Block, SM City North EDSA, EDSA cor. North Ave., Quezon City, Metro Manila

Lugang Café
4.1
4.0 Stars

120 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 45
  • 4 stars 55
  • 3 stars 14
  • 2 stars 2
  • 1 star 4
  • 135 Reviews
  • 149 Recommend
  • 120 Reviewers
Category:
Taiwanese
Business Hours
Open: 11:00a - 10:00p
Phone
+6327097342

Hours

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

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Price Range

₱160 - ₱3,800

More Business Info

Parking:
Street, Parking Lot
Reservations:
Yes
Kids Menu:
Yes
Delivery:
Yes
Take Out:
Yes
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Waiter Service:
Yes
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Jomarie A.
3.0 Stars
3

I am always thankful that most of my friendships are low maintenance. We know that when we need someone to talk to, we can always run to each other -- but during the busy days, we don't really mind if we don't get to hangout as much as we'd like to. Even if I get to meet some of my friends just a handful of times a year, we always just pick-up where we left off. 128158

Last Saturday, I met up with two of my close friends in college, N and I. Due to our hectic schedules, this is only the second time we're meeting this year. We decided to meet up at SM North Edsa for dinner. Since I is on a diet, she told us she prefers to eat white meat -- so we had her choose the restaurant. She picked Lugang Cafe -- because she's curious about their xiao long baos (oops, cheat meal! 128541).

We were seated right away when we got there. Good thing we got there a bit earlier -- the restaurant soon became packed! 128584 We inquired about their bestselling menu items, and decided to get these:

✔ STEAMED PORK XIAO LONG BAO (Php 248 - 8 pieces) - 1108811088110881108811088
I love xiao long bao! Lugang's version is good -- the piping hot soup is flavorful, and is properly enveloped in the wrapper. While the wrapper might initially seem a bit too thick, it does not taste doughy, so it's perfectly fine for me. 128522 The meat is not too fatty, and is flavorful as well! 128076

✔ THREE-CUP CHICKEN (Php 340) - 11088110881108811088
While the chicken is a bit on the tough side, I love how the sauce properly coats each piece of meat -- it helped a bit in making it less dry. The sauce was on the sweeter side, so I'm sure kids will enjoy this! 128076 It is a bit oily though, so make sure to eat with moderation. 128514

✔ STEAMED SHRIMP WITH GARLIC (Php 490) - 1108811088
I looove shrimps, so it's really a downer when I get to eat shrimp dishes I don't like. 128550 Given its price point, you would think that the shrimps would taste awesome. But... The shrimps were not fresh. At all. The meat stuck to the shells, a clear sign of the lack of freshness. They weren't crunchy, nor did it have the sweet taste of seafoods we all love. The garlic was too overpowering, and since the shrimps themselves were a bit bland, all I can taste is the garlic. Hay. What a waste of money. I hope it was just a bad day for them.

We loved the ambiance of this branch though! 128158 It felt like we were dining in a modern Chinese palace, with silver and gold accents around the restaurant. The whole place was well lit, too. 9786

Service was generally okay. We did not have to wait for a long time before food was served, and our requests were promptly fulfilled. I got a bit offended though when they were immediately clearing our plates even if we still have a few pieces of food left -- because the queue outside was getting longer. 128542 But I guess they just wanted to accommodate as many guests as they can...

Our overall experience was okay. There are hits and misses when it comes to the food, but I guess Lugang is one of those Chinese restaurants in malls that serves authentic Chinese food. 128522

#EatDrinkSplurge

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Will C.
4.0 Stars
4

Its been a while i visited this place, its a good taiwanese restaurant that serces really good xiao long bao, in fact they have lots of xia long bao varieties but we ordered their crab roe and pork xia long bao, it was goood at P250 but i find the one from din tai fung abit better.

Since i had good experience with the pork mince with egg, we also ordered this one, it was too salty in my opinion and was below par with standard minced pork that im used to.

The hotpot beef stew was awesome and they even got this bluish flame that keeps the food warm which reminds me of the blue flame exume by the blue zombie dragon of game of thrones. This dish was the best that night, cause it was juicy amd tender right there with a couple of radish.

I read somewhere that they have good hot and sour soup so we ordered it though i find it lacking in spice especially on chillis but the good thing is that they used real premium ingredients like bamboo shoot, black fungus and etc.

Food is good here except for the salty minced pork which we wasnt able finished. Service needs to be upped as most of the servers here are "bara bara" But then ill definitely be back again.

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Angelo A.
1.0 Stars

I hated it.

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Princes Margaret Q.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Mica C.
5.0 Stars
5

Still my favorite Chinese restaurant. We celebrated my sister's birthday. We were surprised with their special promos and food bundles. To cap off the evening they gave complimentary desserts, Mochi with dessicated coconut. Yum.

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Abbie June M.
5.0 Stars

I love going back to this branch especially when they have the feast all you can offer 9786

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Benjie G.
5.0 Stars
8

Dinner with SVC management. The best in town 128512128077‼️ try their Feast All U Can until July 31, 2016.

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Jillian L.
5.0 Stars

As always this restaurant never disappoint me with their foods.
My favorites are xiao long pao(just trust me any xiao long pao would do),chicken scallion,and spicy garlic fish in claypot

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Roegan T.
5.0 Stars

Brought my mom here for dinner and fortunately, dad wasn't able to join us. Why? Well, more food for me and my mom! 128514

Went here on a Saturday night. I wasn't surprised to see a lot of people, mostly families since it was pretty much a payday weekend. We were asked to wait in the waiting area.

Good thing the wait was short! I was really hungry since I went to the gym that afternoon. 128170

Mom and I ordered their Steamed Pork XLB (Php228), Stewed Beef in a Clay Pot(Php390), Three Cup Chicken (Php320), and Golden Fried Rice w/ Shredded Pork (Php240).

I didn't really enjoy the Beef Stew in a Clay Pot since the meat was tough. It was mentioned in its description that it also has tendon, which I think the serving was overwhelming.

The Three Cup Chicken was pretty good! Meat was tender and it wasn't too dry. It still had juices in it when I took a bite - which what made it perfect!

Their Golden Fried rice is nothing out of the ordinary. But it was a huge serving, probably good for 2-3 people. Mom liked it #nothardtoplease 128514

The XLB was pretty good too! I liked the fact that it was served quickly when we got seated. It was warm, making it perfect for me to just dig in without worrying about getting my tongue burnt.

As for service, Lugang Cafe doesn't fall short. Servers were very attentive and helpful with dish recommendations.

One of the restaurants that I'd recommend to both friends and family. 128076

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Jasper T.
5.0 Stars

A must try is their specialty, siao long bao. Other items on the menu like the spring roll and fish head are also delicious. A little expensive, but worth it.

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Bea T.
3.0 Stars

Too salty and too pricey for me 128586 The servers said servings were for 2-3 persons but when the food arrived, it looked like for 1-2 persons only. But nonetheless, the food was tasty. It's worth the try but no plans of coming back.

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Joy Celyn I.
4.0 Stars

I love the food here! My favorite is the passion fruit tea, sweet and relaxing. Sip in with my sister's strawberry smoothie, yum! We ordered xiao long pao, three cup chicken, crispy/breaded prawns and steamed fish with crispy taosu. Lots of flavor, can't stop eating. We also tried the bellagio breeze and seems still to fit in to our full stomach.:)

The service, however, was bad. I was listed in line about 8:00 so that we can try feast all you can promo even though there are three tables still available. We went in at 9:00 pm (good thing that we were in a mall), and at the table, we were informed we cannot order the promo anymore because it is already 9:00 pm. There's a cut off! Some of the dishes in the menu are not available. One of our orders was served in the table next to is and when the waiter realized it was ours, he took the plate from the other table, temporarily put it in the preparation area and served it to ours even though one of the prawns is forked already by the other customer. When we were given a bowl for the breeze, the bowl is still oily, not washed properly! Good thing the food was great.

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Fatima L.
4.0 Stars

I've always wanted to try Lugang Café so I treated my parents here for our Mother's Day celebration. As expected, there's an extra long queue due to a special day but it's alright because the staff are very accommodating. I really love their posh interior and bright lights but I hate that tables are very near to each other and the place itself is quite noisy.

Okay, let's talk about the food now...

We initially ordered Roasted Meat Combination but everything under Roasting is no longer available. 128532 We decided to have Steamed Pork Xiao Long Bao, Kung Pao Cashew Chicken, Smoked Cumin Spare Ribs, Spicy Beef and Tendon Noodle Soup, Pineapple Fried Rice, Mango Passion Shake and for the dessert, Bellagio Breeze.

I'm not sure about how Xiao Long Bao should really taste like but for me it's very bland even with its sauce. An order has 8 pieces but we only ate 4 which speaks a lot. 128514

The Kung Pao Cashew Chicken and Smoked Cumin Spare Ribs taste good but you'll eventually get tired of eating it because the dish is so flavorful that a small serving would be enough. The Spare Ribs has a very strong taste which I think is jalapeño. As for the Spicy Beef and Tendon Noodle Soup, we loved it because it's not so salty and the quality of the noodles is superb!!! 128077

I think I only ordered Pineapple Fried Rice because it's cute. 127821128514 But I was so disappointed when the server told me they ran out of pineapple case so it will be put in an ordinary plate, so I said fine. 128557 The taste is just like any other fried rice but with a dash of sweetness.

The Mango Passion Shake is for my dad but I sipped just a little and I loved it because it's not sour and not too sweet either. And for the finale, dun dun dun duuun... BELLAGIO BREEEEEZE!!! I actually thought it's only good for 1 person but I was shocked when it arrived because it's huuuge and meant to be shared with 2-3 people! It was a tower of shaved ice covered in beans and nested in candied pineapple, mochi and tapioca and drenched with condensed milk.

Overall, I loved my experience in Lugang Cafe. You'll get what you paid for. 128521

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John B.
5.0 Stars

Decided to pig out with my friends here at Lugang Cafe. There is a queue upon arriving but we were immediately given a table. We ordered the Crab Roe and Pork Xiao long bao, Shrimp Siomai, and Pork Xiao Long Bao for just our appetizer. We were 3 in the group btw. All of the food we ordered were delish especially the Crab Roe and Pork Xiao Long Bao. Then we ordered the Breaded Pork Chop, Crispy Fried Chicken, and the Spicy beef pepper? Loved the crispy chicken. Lastly for our dessert we ordered their Peanut Smoothie which was sooooooo yummmy! Good for the hot weather! Love love Chinese food. :)

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Pia R.
3.0 Stars

Ordered the pork and shrimp siomai, crispy chicken, and tofu and pork claypot. Everything was good, just not spectacular. Some parts of the crispy chicken were dry. I liked the sauce of the tofu claypot though! And the siomai was not my type.. Maybe because I don't like Taiwanese dumplings in general? (not a huge fan of XLB 9996️). It tends to get a bit pricey here. Our bill was 1.3k for those three dishes.

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Felice B.
5.0 Stars

My favorite dish at Lugang hehe! You'll love their tea too hihi

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Liza Marie D.
4.0 Stars

Me, my bestfriend and her cousin ate at Lugang Café. It was our first-time eating at Lugang Café. We enjoyed the nice classy ambiance of the place. The price of the food is fine. And it is really good. We tried the pan fried gyoza, a chicken dish that I forgot what it was called and also the pepper squid which was really delicious! And my bessie tried their Cantonese milk tea.

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Lorenz L.
4.0 Stars

Roasted Pork (middle), Oyster Omelette (top left), Pineapple Rice (top middle), Loofah and Shrimp Dumplings (right top) and Prawns with Oats (right bottom). Prawns were bland, didn't have a lot of oats and no sauce. Disappointing since shrimp should always be good. Dumplings were great. Never had it before and it was flavorful and wasn't too overpowering. Pineapple rice sucked so much for me. Pineapple in rice isn't a nice combination.
A little too sweet for me. Oyster omelette was delicious, went well with its sauce and didn't give me a stomachache. Roasted pork was the best out of everything. It is dipped with mustard and sugar and it actually works. Soft and crispy and the serving size is big. Satisfied my lunch that day.

Would I go back? With the family, of course. As a student, of course not. This place needs a lot og budget.

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Chloe F.
4.0 Stars

I've been trying the best places for Xiao Long Bao these past few months and Lugang Cafe's pork XLB is my 2nd best. 128077128536 with regards to the quality and price.

Their Three-Cup Chicken is so infused with flavor, not really into this kind of taste but for others it may go for 4 stars 128077

Lastly, their layered pork roast which was oddly, for me, served with mustard and sugar which surprisingly came out well. Really enjoyed the skin part of it, crispy and flavorful. But really nothing special all-in-all.

Servers were not nice but not bad either. So-so. They lack smiles though.

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Sas R.
4.0 Stars

Had lunch at lugang yesterday ordered our favorite fish tofu claypot! Yum!

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