Manam

G/F Greenbelt 2, Paseo de Roxas St. cor. Esperanza St., Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila

Manam
4.4
4.5 Stars

269 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 145
  • 4 stars 94
  • 3 stars 23
  • 2 stars 5
  • 1 star 2
  • 323 Reviews
  • 663 Recommend
  • 269 Reviewers
Category:
Filipino
Business Hours
Open: 11:00a - 11:00p
Phone
+6326250515

Hours

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

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Reservations:
No
Take Out:
Yes
Ambience:
Casual
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes
Noise Level:
Quiet

Most Recent Reviews

Josette P.
5.0 Stars

Tried Manam’s breakfast offering and as always, I need to have a taste of their tapsilog. I’m always in search of a good one! And I think I found a good one at Manam’s 128154 Their tapa is sweet and juicy but best paired with their vinegar. It’s also tender and of good serving. It comes with garlic rice, tomato and garlic side and sunny side up egg. It was filling! Even if it’s a breakfast I can’t say no to Ube + Sago so there you have it! Haha. Serving was fast and all else were great!! I really love the Tapa! For Php 265, it’s one the best in the market at that range. Worth the try, and splurge!!!

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Mike T.
5.0 Stars

The best sisig for me! Next is Congo Grille hehe!

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Bella J.
5.0 Stars
5

SINIGANG. NA. BEEF. SHORT. RIB. AND. WATERMELON.

It makes the world a better place. Haha! More on that later!

Manam is probably one of my favorite Filipino restaurants ever and one of my go-to places in Greenbelt. I just love how the menu is composed of classic Filipino dishes as well as creative twists.

The Manam is Greenbelt has two floors now since 8 Cuts, which used to be above it, transferred to a different location. Unfortunately, though, we were seated at the second floor and it has really, really bad acoustics. My family and I had to raise our voices so that we can hear each other and be heard.

Here's what we ordered:

| CHEDDAR AND GREEN FINGER CHILI LUMPIA - I wasn't able to take a photo of this and I stayed far away from it because I don't like spicy food. But my dad loved it very much.

| CARAMELIZED PATIS WINGS - One of my two absolute Manam favorites. Di pwedeng hindi i-order! Haha. I just love how sweet, tangy, and slightly spicy it is all at the same time. Love it very much and I really do recommend it!

| PINAKBET - Classic and just the way we like it.

| HOUSE CRISPY SISIG - When they say crispy, they really do mean crispy. I can be picky with sisig since mom's side of my world is Kapampangan but this is one of the better sisigs in the metro.

| SINIGANG NA BEEF SHORT RIB AMD WATERMELON - THIS!!!!!!!!!! I remember when I first had this. I didn't want to try it all because I found it so weird that there's watermelon in my Sinigang. But when I took my first cautious sip, the rest was history. It's now the second of my two absolute Manam favorites. It's sweet in a savory sort of way and it's not weird at all that the watermelon is there!

Pair this with the Caramelized Patis Wings and it's 128076🏻128076🏻128076🏻128076🏻128076🏻

| MANGO + POMELO + SAGO - It's important to note that the shakes and floats are served in tall glasses and call be filling. So it's important to pace your drinking if you want to have enough appetite for the rest of the food. Mango Sago is a favorite order of mine in Chinese restos so it's no surprise that this was a winner for me

Important notes when dining in this particular branch:
1. It gets full af very fast. So try to come early to avoid the long waiting list.
2. If you do end up on the waiting list, they have a rule that once it's your group's turn, at least half of the members of your family or barkada or what-have-you should be there. For example, if you're a group of 6 (like my family), 3 of you should be present by the time it's your turn to be seated.
3. I can't reiterate "it gets full af" enough so be patient and kind with the servers. They really do work hard to serve everyone promptly

This review's actually a 4.5 (minus 0.5 for the bad acoustics of the second floor) but as always, rounding up! 128516

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Reich T.
4.0 Stars

Manam is my go-to-place for no-fail Filipino Grub. I was one of the few who got really excited when began to open their doors early to cater for breakfast junkies.

Ang Goto ni Manam. This is not the actual name of the dish, tis Goto but i dunno what name is noted on the menu. I love Goto, this is the quintessential “tipid at sulit” meal during my college days. I am glad that Maman glamourized it a bit to entice discerning foodies.

I loved every spoonful! The tripe is cooked properly and really tender. The obscene amount of garlic makes it 10x great! And ze eggs is cooked to perfection. I wish, they added more heat though. Albeit the lack of spice, i enjoyed my goto!

This is glamorised goto indeed.

Peace Out!

~ Reich

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Joseph C.
5.0 Stars
3

TGIF! pork sisig, CPA and salad.

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Anna D.
5.0 Stars

Have never truly liked pork sisig until Manam came along and changed my whole perspective on the dish. Every bite is crispy and flavorful and doesn’t leave you feeling guilty, which is dangerous because I’m pretty sure I could have finished the Large order. 128517

Other stand-outs are the Caramelized Patis Wings, ube sago (more of a dessert drink, personally can’t finish this by myself) and mango pomelo sago, which was incredibly refreshing. Sadly not a fan of their Sinigang na Beef Short Rib & Watermelon no matter how many times I try it. I mean, sinigang na hindi maasim is kind of pointless, right?

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Arvee L.
5.0 Stars

*** No photos. Too hungry to take one. haha 9996🏻

We had celebrated Tatay’s birthday and father’s day today at Manam. It’s just the two of us and we went there after attending the mass at Greenbelt Chapel.
It was just past 11 am and it was already jampacked.
But luckily since we are just 2,
they were able to accommodate us.
We ordered, Tokwat Baboy, Sinigang na Beef Short Rib and Water Melon, Grilled Tiger Prawns Topped with Housemade Aligue Butter and Ube Sago.
And surprisingly, I enjoyed all of the dishes! 128076🏻
Kahit medyo masikip ung place, super sulit nya as I may say.
Filipino dishes with a twist at an affordable price.
May I also add, they gave my Tatay a pen with stylus, a father’s day gift! 128077🏻
Think I am coming back soon due to this good dining experience.
Actually, I have always wanted to try to eat here.
but what discourages me is the long line( so impatient to wait for too long). lols.
But siguro ganun talaga para syang true love, matagal ka man maghintay, it will always be worth the wait! char! harhar!10084

K bye! 🤣

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Josette P.
5.0 Stars
4

Remember the last time I dined at Manam and experienced how bad the service was? Well, Moment Group and Manam approached me after reading my review here in looloo. Well, they asked me to go back and give them another shot. Adrian, the branch manager reserved us a table for a hassle free dining.

For my Mom’s birthday, I decided to dine at Manam again cause she loves Filipino food, and Manam is easily top of mind on it.

What we ordered are as follows:
- Kare Kare Oxtail
- Crunchy Sisig
- Pata Tim
- Original Pancit Malabon
- Sizzling Bangus

Kare Kare and Sisig is a staple order for me at Manam. Through everything, this is my all time favorite. Their Kare-Kare is smooth, and has this peanut chunks that I love most. The meat is tender, and the vegetables are half cooked. Crunchy Sisig is always loved! I do not know what they put in there, but it’s so good!! Crunchy and tasty. Nothing too spicy so it fits everyone. It’s my first time to try Pata Tim, and it’s a good one. No wonder it’s included in the all time favorite picks. It’s soft, tender and the sauce is sweet and thick. Really good!! Original Pancit Malabon is also savory. My Mom enjoyed it since she loves pancit. It has the complete ingredients of shrimps, chicharon and egg. The sizzling bangus is also tasty.

They surprised my Mom with a bibingka and sang her a happy birthday. The bibingka is really good! She enjoyed it. It’s moist, and gave a unique texture with ube and salted egg. A complementary leche flan was also served which is smooth and creamy.

Ube + sago is always a joy to have! I always have it split into two glasses. It’s smooth like ube ice cream with extra cream and sago. Plus the mango + pomelo is also interesting and refreshing.

The service this time is very swift. Very attentive staffs and I’d have to say Jennielyn is one great staff! Very cheerful and accommodating. I hope to see her again when I dine next time.

I’m surprised with another treat they offered, and that made me realize how serious they are in trying to win back their clients. You know how their food is good, right? They’ve always been consistent with that. And if they continue a fast, attentive service, their clients will have a more delightful dining experience.

Thanks again to Adrian and to Manam’s team for a great service! Please keep this good service going.

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Josette P.
2.0 Stars
2

Manam is easily my go-to Filipino place. For one because I love their Kare-Kare cause it has this peanut chunks on it, and with that thick peanut sauce, generous serving of meat that's tender and half cooked vegetables. Okay I basically described what we ordered. And we have their crispy sisig that's indeed crispy, and nothing too spicy. We also had their ube sago, which is love!! I like the idea of separating one serving to two glasses, so it's easier to be shared. And their turon for dessert served with vanilla ice cream is always a good choice.

Overall their food always delivers. But what I do not like about Manam probably just the Greenbelt branch is their service. Totally lacking!! It took them 20 minutes to serve our dessert and another 20 minutes for the bill and change. Apparently the dessert got mixed up with another order and a technical problem for the receipt. The staff doesn't even sound apologetic at all. I raised this concern already at Moment Group but no feedback thus far. I can always go back for good food, but bad service, I'd always think twice or thrice about it.

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Zef A.
5.0 Stars

Pinoy food na meron twist! 128077 more 127834!

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Christina R.
3.0 Stars
4

We go to the BGC branch of Manam once in awhile when we need to bring balikbayans out to dinner or have a craving for sisig. Manam's sisig is one of the best you can find. When my son found out what sisig was made of, he actually swore he wouldn't eat one again until we made him try Manam's.

This is my first and last visit to this branch. July 2016. It's just way too warm here. We tried dining here months before but we were told their AC was not working well so we didn't proceed. Ceiling is low and it just felt so crowded. What a stark difference from the BGC branch.

Food and service were great. 5 stars. But the heat and the noise was not a pleasant dining experience for us. Im hoping by this time they've gotten their air conditioning issues fixed. But we'll stick to the BGC branch for our Manam cravings.

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Nic S.
5.0 Stars
3

Manam is one of the best places to get Filipino food! Well, in my opinion I guess. I really like how they have a lot of dishes to choose from and I especially like that you can order these dishes in either small, medium or large serving sizes. It’s perfect for whatever sized group you visit Manam with!

For this visit, my friend and I ordered a small serving of laing, crispy house sisig which is one of my ultimate favorite Manam dishes and sugar glazed corned beef belly silog which is a new offering of theirs, I think.

Their laing is surprisingly really good, I enjoyed it and my friend did as well. We usually order their gising gising which is super good but we wanted to try new vegetable dish during this visit. Manam’s house crispy sisig is one of my favorite sisig dishes in Manila! It tastes really good, it’s super crispy so you won’t even care which parts were used to make it HAHA and it isn’t too salty, it’s just right. It’s the best! Try it if you haven’t! The beef belly silog, which we’ve never seen in their menu before, was awesome as well buy for the price, the serving was way too small. It cost us around 360++ pesos for literally one slice of beef belly, a cup of rice and an egg. It tasted really good though but because of the price it isn’t really worth it. Manam’s dishes are priced very reasonably so that was actually a surprise.

Overall, we enjoyed this visit like we always do and we’ll definitely be back to have both our favorite and new dishes alike!

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Jomarie A.
4.0 Stars
9

Thank God for holidays! 127882 I love holidays, because aside from the fact that we get an extra rest day, this is usually also the day when we go out to eat as a family. 128522

This past Monday, we decided to go to Makati to buy our groceries and have lunch together. My sister chose Manam, because I've never actually eaten there, and she kept on raving about the good food.

We arrived at Manam at around 12NN, and waited a bit before we were seated. I love how they present their menu, with Classics and Twists for each category. There is surely plenty of options for diffetent appetites and preferences. Here's what we got:

✔ BABY SQUID IN OLIVE OIL AND GARLIC (Php 160 - Small) - 1108811088110881108811088
I LOVED THIS! 128158 The baby squid tasted so fresh, and I loved how small (and cute) they were. It is an awesome appetizer, and the slight kick from the chilies + the flavorfulness from the garlic and olive oil made this dish a great prelude to the sumptuous dishes coming up. 128055

✔ HOMEMADE KESONG PUTI AND ALUGBATI (Php 215 - Small) - 110881108811088
The small size for this salad was reaaaally small. A bit overpriced, in my opinion. Also, now that I searched and read the menu again, it said it had kesong puti, mandarin oranges, malabar spinach, roasted cashew nuts, and adobo-citrus vinaigrette -- but there were no oranges nor cashew nuts to be seen in our salad plate! What a rip-off. 128543 The vinaigrette was good, though.

✔ SINIGANG NA BEEF SHORT RIB AND WATERMELON (Php 245 - Small) - 1108811088110881108811088
This sinigang dish is the 128163! I absolutely love sinigang, and I never thought incorporating watermelon in it would make it even yummier! The sweetness of the watermelon cut though the sourness of the soup, balancing the flavors and producing a unique sweet-sour soup that you won't get enough of. The vegetables are cooked properly, nothing too mushy. The beef short ribs were soooo tender! I love it! 128076 Tip: If you ran out of soup but still want some, just ask the server for a refill! 128521

✔ PRITONG HITO WITH PORK FLOSS (Php 295 - Small) - 11088110881108811088
Okay, so we were deciding between this and the Butterflied Plapla with Buro and Mustasa. But they ran out of plapla, so we had this instead. Again, when I was checking out the menu now for this review, I realized that we were served wirh fried fish and a ramekin of something I'm unfamiliar with. Was it the buro? Huhu I'm not sure. (You can check the photo). The pork floss was no where to be seen! Anyway, the fish still tasted good. It was fried to a crisp texture, but the meat inside was tender. Best dipped in their vinegar + the thing in the ramekin!

✔ PLAIN RICE (Php 95 - Medium)
This is good for 3 people already (3 not so heavy eaters), and is more sulit than getting a cup of rice each. 128076

✔ MANGO + POMELO + SAGO (Php 125) - 11088110881108811088
My mom and sister got this drink. They liked it, because the ingredients used were fresh, and there was minimal sugar / syrup in it, so the sweetness level was just right. They had one comment though: The mangoes weren't as sweet as they hoped. 128586 Probably because mangoes aren't in season right now. We'll probably try this drink again when mangoes are back in season already. 127865

✔ UBE + SAGO (Php 110) - 11088110881108811088
I usually steer away from ube, but since the server mentioned that the Mango + Pomelo + Sago and this one are their teo bestsellers, I willingly gave this a try. It was good! The shake was creamy (as in it tasted like ube ice cream in drink form!), but was a bit too much to serve as a drink alongside the food. It's more of a dessert drink. 128513

In summary, everything we ate tasted good -- it was indeed comfort food at its finest. 128525 It was also much appreciated that they have size options for most of their dishes, so you may opt to get the small sizes -- to be able to try more dishes. 128521

The ambiance was also very apt for a Filipino restaurant. There are also long tables, so customers will not have a hard time finding a seat if they come in large groups. Service was great! The servers were always cheerful, and it's easy to get their attention whenever you need something. Plus points for their background music, which was constantly playong OPM songs. What a way to enjoy our spread of Filipino dishes! 128158

Happy for this wonderful experience brought about by dining at Manam, aside from the fact that some of the food served to us seemed to have lacking ingredients. 128584 I will surely return to try their other dishes. 128525

#EatDrinkSplurge

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Pam P.
5.0 Stars
3

Without a doubt their House Crispy Sisig is the best sisig in town! 🌶️🍽️128293 So much crunchiness and mouth watering sisig ever! Perfect pair for their Ube Sago drink! 127846127865 We also ordered their Kare-Kare with Oxtail na super sarap din because I can really taste the peanut butter flavor. 128525128523 The price is sulit and the staffs are very accomodating and friendly. To think we went there lunch time on a Saturday, we just waited about 10-15 mins for a table and did advance order and didn't wait that long once seated. 1108811088110881108811088 For this!

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Reich T.
5.0 Stars
5

Manam is one of the restaurants that does Filipino Cuisine right. They are known for creating wonderful twists on classic dishes. Case in point - Sinigang na Short Ribs sa Watermelon.

I wasn't in the mood for twists during my visit hence we opted for classics.

Chicken Pork Adobo. This is my all time favorite dish. I can eat adodo for a year. Manam's adobo is full of adobo goodness. The pork is fall of the bone tender and the chicken is cooked perfectly.

House Crispy Sisig. This is hands down the best sisig in the metro. I love the crispiness of the pork jowl and how they incorporated the onions in the dish. Yeah, there are onions hiding in plain sight. And yes, this is a plate reeking of sisig goodness.

No photo. I may have went a lil cray-cray when the sizzling plate is served.

Pancit Canton. Between Bihon and Canton, id always pick the latter in a heartbeat. I was surprised how Manam executed a classic dish. The noodles are firm and cooked perfectly. They added perfect proportions of meat and veggies. Want to know the best part? They used unconventional veggies in this dish. You see those bright orange strips? Nope, not a carrot. Sweet Potatoes baby!

Gata Leche Flan. Who wouldve thought that coconut milk would go well with leche flan. The distinct flavor of gata adds dimension to the flan and it makes it all sorts of wonderful.

Sapin-Sapin. I used to dread rice cakes when i was a kid but it is a different story now. I have a new found affinity with 'em. Manam's sapin-sapin is the shiz! The texture is perfect. It is sticky and has the right amount of consistency. And latik is not overly sweet and compliments the rice cake. This is wow on every bite.

Ube Sago. A tall glass of purple. I loved the miniature tapioca balls under and how soft and chewy it is. And oh, they get plus points for not adding too much sugar.

As what I've said earlier - Manam is knows how to do Filipino Cuisine right.

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Annette A.
4.0 Stars

Although their's is best ube shake ever and also their sisig is great, we waited so long outside even though there are tables that are ready. The waitress who assisted us wasn't that polite.

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AlwaysHungryPh P.
4.0 Stars
10

It’s my second trip and I manipulated our group order. We were 10 and I successfully created an entirely new batch of orders I haven’t tried. Well except their best selling Watermelon infused Beef Short Ribs Sinigang.

Their menu as I mentioned last time has two unique features. Three sizes for everything with classic and twist versions for all their Filipino dish offerings. That makes their menu extensive.

I could have up the ratings it their meals weren’t that pricey. Large orders of their banner dishes are more than a Php 1,000 with taxes. Their not so Crispy Pata for example was way expensive because it lacked meat. The ratio of bones and fatty skin was way more.

However, it’s also a 4.0 because most dishes impress and makes you say yummy over and over. My absolute favorite on this trip is their sweet version of Kare Kare. I loved it so much, I had the sauce spread over my rice all the time. No need for alamang on this one.

Going back to Watermelon Sinigang, their most enterprising twist offering, you must simply have this. The sour tamarind soup made better with sweet touch of watermelon. The ribs do their thing too with its beefy element on it.

I also suggest getting their Grilled Squid with Stuffing, Chicken Wings and Corned Beef Sisig. The latter has still a strong presence of what sisig is like but ‘healthier’ with corned beef. The eggs make it unforgettable.

We had two desserts. The Salted Caramel Sansrival is a skip with its overwhelming sugary taste. It was wildy sweet and can instantly give you diabetes. The Frozen Brazo however is special. It has a nice three layer structure of varied texture and heightened sweet tastes.

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Karla Francesca G.
4.0 Stars

We had a lovely dinner last weekend at Manam. We ordered my mom's favorite Crispy Sisig and Pinakbet then later added an order of Molo soup and All day breakfast Tapa to go.

Their large serving was good enough for 5 of us. Their sisig was sinful as the chunks of meat are bigger than your usual serving. The Pinakbet was savory not just salty. Finally the Molo soup, it took time to get this order (probably almost done eating when this arrived) but it was refreshing when you take a sip of the hot soup. This Molo soup is not like what I usually cook since it's wrappers were fried and the soup was filled with tomatoes instead of a more garlic base.

What I liked most about this experience was the service. They treat you with a warm smile while waiting for your order (had several attempts to follow up our molo soup and our to go Tapa).

You would like to arrive before 6PM to get seats inside the A/C dining area and be there by 7PM if you want to eat Al Fresco. Anytime later and you'll end up waiting in a queue.

Food: 4.5/5
Location, Ambiance: 4.5/5
Service: 4/5
Value: 4/5

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Anna d.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Larah L.
5.0 Stars

Cheap but yummy food. My go-to weekday dinner

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