Marison's

2/F Village Center Bldg., ML Quezon Ave. Ext., San Roque, Antipolo, Rizal

Marison's
4.5
4.5 Stars

11 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 6
  • 4 stars 4
  • 3 stars 1
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 12 Reviews
  • 4 Recommend
  • 11 Reviewers
Category:
Filipino
Business Hours
Reopens: 10:00a - 10:00p
Phone
+6329648766

Hours

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

Payment Options

American Express, Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Clarissa P.
5.0 Stars
9

Taking inspiration from the family's favorite Filipino restaurants in Metro Manila - Abe, Mesa and Romulo's - they decided to bring the same experience into the scenic and lush area of Antipolo. Offering Modern Filipino cuisine, most of the dishes here came from family recipes. They also have a chef consultant from Marco Polo Davao to help them out with their menu.

Marison's has two branches in Antipolo. We got to visit the one located in Vista Mall. The place was simple yet I loved how it utilized natural light by using glass as walls. This also made it possible to enjoy the lush greenery and the serene beauty of Antipolo.

When we went there, we were welcomed by Aldrich, the son of Marison. He had us try their best selling dishes.

> Pork Binagoongan for 310Php

This is not your usual saucy Pork Binagoongan. They've toasted the alamang to get this reduced sauce and smothered this into sinful Lechon Kawali chunks, topped with tomato slices, spring onions, green chili and egg plant slices on the side. It was also served with fresh green mango strips. Loved the crisp from the lechon kawali and the salty alamang. A nice take on a classic Filipino favorite.

> Sinaing na Buntot ng Tuna for 430Php

Taking inspiration from Sinaing na Tulingan, they took the classic dish to the next level by using tuna. They didn't stop there though, they even topped this with "Bagnet Chips" to add texture and flavor. Steamed then deep-fried, the fish was a little bland for my liking. Maybe smothering it with some of the sauce will do the trick.

> Crispy Tripe Kare-Kare for 375Php

If there is one dish that's worth coming back for here at Marison's, it's definitely their stellar Kare-Kare! It's a show stopper! Kare-Kare is my all time favorite Filipino dish and I have to admit that this is the BEST I've had so far! Everything in this dish was DELICIOUS! Tender beef chunks, perfectly cooked veggies retaining a certain crisp, home made bagoong, unforgettable sauce and toppings! The sauce was thick, smooth and had a characteristic sweetness in it. According to Aldrich, they used both peanuts and local cashew (roasted) to give it it's unique flavor. Anipolo produces cashews so it was a great way to introduce some local goods into their dish.

Other than the sauce, Marison's topped this dish with crispy breaded strips of Ox Tripe that they call Chicharon Tripe! Can I say that this move was indeed GENIUS? Instead of getting the usual soft and often hard to chew ox tripe, you'll get these amazingly crispy and really really delicious strips. I could finish a whole bag of these Chicharon Tripe!

For dessert, we tried the following --

> Halo-Halo: Regular for 100Php | Large for 135Php

Halo-halo - most Filipinos LOVE this! Sweetened banana, jellies, jack fruit, macapuno, lots of leche flan, ube and pinipig with their signature fine shaved ice and ample milk, this was indeed good!

> Sansrival for 140Php per slice | 1120Php Whole Cake

I loved their Sansrival! According to Aldrich, this is their family recipe.
Layers of crisp meringue filled with sweet cream mixed with lots of cashew - they leveled up the Sansrival game by adding Macadamia! To finish off this dessert, they topped it with more bits of cashew and more Macadamia! It was delicious! Not too sweet and perfectly crisp.

Awesome food in this place! Order the Kare-Kare no matter what. Just get it haha! Highly recommended if you want Modern Filipino food in Antipolo. Great job Marison's!

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Rach J.
5.0 Stars

Why settle for your regular brazo de mercedes when you can have them served frozen?

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Rach J.
4.0 Stars

These crispy lechon strips are probably the best appetizers I had. 128526

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Reich T.
5.0 Stars
10

Sponsored Lunch.

I've never heard of Marison's till now.  One of the disadvantages of being a territorial mammal.   Antipolo is a foreign land for a Makati dweller.

The joint is located on the second floor of a Commercial Center (forgot the name,  relatively new).  Once you see the red pot with an M stamped to it,  turn left.

The joint is small,  they can probably accommodate 25 heads.  The interior is not as fancy as the restaurants I've visited.   They are leaning towards the homey vibe.  Usage of brown and red hues is noticeable.  We were greeted by one of the owners - Aldridge.  He have us a lil history lesson pn how Marison's was born.

Marison's named after the family matriarch.  The idea to put up a restaurant in Antipolo came from the notion that when one wants to have a taste of good and quality food,  they need to visit the urban jungle (Sentro,  Abe,  etc).   Why not have one in their hometown - that's how Marison's is born.   They specialise in Filipino Fare and asked for the advice from seasoned chefs.   The concept is home-cooked meals with a a twist.

¶ Binagoongan.   Succulent pork cubes cooked in Bagoong.  What makes this dish different from the rest is that the bagoong used is made from scratch.  Fermentation of the Alamang is done in-house.  I can tell as the bagoong flavor is not as strong,  a mixture of sweet and salty.  This  pork cubes was cooked perfectly,  very tender and flavorful.  Albeit my high tolerance for chillies,  i liked the fact that they incorporated a lil heat by adding chopped green chillies.

¶ Kare-Kare.   Antipolo is known for Cashews.   Yes,  you got it right!  They use a concoction of peanuts and cashews for their Kare-Kare.  They make the sauce from scratch by grinding peanuts and cashews.  And just in case you're wondering,  the dont use peanut butter.  The peanut x cashew concoction is the shiz!  This Kare-Kare is soooo friggin good.  The sauce is smooth with subtle sweetness.   Apart from the usage of cashews,  the chef decided to make tripe appetising.  The crispy thingy on top is tripe chicharon!  Crunchy and it tastes heavenly.   It tastes like mushroom chicharon. 

¶ Sinaing na Tuna.   An homage to sinaing na tulingan.  They use tuna instead of tulingan.  The fish is deep fried,  cooked to perfection and they drizzle bagnet chips on top.  I think they cooked this with coconut milk.   The fish could use a lil more seasoning in my humble opinion.  The bagnet chips is divine and the sauce is delicious. 

¶ Sansrival.   I found the Sansrival of my dreams.  This is what dreams are made of.  The pastry is not too sweet,  excellent texture and topped with Macadamia Nuts!  You can only find this at Marison's.   Aldridge said that a family friend does the baking using their own recipe.

Filipino Cuisine is the hardest to execute as each one of us has a distant relative who is a kitchen genius.  Marison's incorporated family recipes and elevated the dishes by using different ingredients.  This in turn made their food stand out and memorable to every discerning foodie.

I am glad I got the chance to sample their one of a kind dishes and I looking forward to visiting them again in the near future.

Yes,  the Kare-Kare is still etched in my memory. 

Thank you Marison's for your generosity!

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Pötpöt P.
4.0 Stars
3

We know kesong puti goes well with our old time favorite pandesal. But what happens when this wiggly fella gets fried with thin coat of mixed herbs & spices?

The result is wickedly delicious! At Marison's in Antipolo, it's the star of the table. There's that inexplicable kick in the palate that makes you holler for second helpings.

And who doesn't love the quintessential kare-kare? Don't bother understanding what makes their version of it so good because it's the cashew nuts that are doing the magic work.

Marison's is truly making a delicious wave in Antipolo dining scene.

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Mickey S.
5.0 Stars

I come from a family of great cooks so I would say I have high standards for Filipino food and I am very picky when it comes to eating at a Filipino restaurant because, well, I feel like no one can beat my Lola's cooking. I've heard much about Marison's from colleagues so when a friend suggested that we go there for lunch, I thought, "Hell yeah, why not?"

I would say most of the food here lived up to my standards of what a Filipino dish should taste like. We've sampled several of their dishes but I will just highlight the ones that really stood out and that I haven't quite recovered from.

Deep Fried Kesong Puti - Yes, I repeat, Deep Fried Kesong Puti. These fried kesong puti with Spicy Pineapple Sambal dipping sauce is real, and they taste DELICIOUS. Marison's takes those boring cheese sticks to the next level by transforming blocks of Kesong Puti (White Cheese made from unskimmed Carabao's milk) into pillowy squares filled with mouthwatering cheese.

If you’re like me and happen to have a serious love affair with cheese, you’re probably going to want to order a couple of servings of these bad boys because they are addicting as hell.

Crispy Tripe Kare-Kare - Rich, flavourful, and meaty. If those three adjectives don't make your mouth water, Marison's probably isn't for you, though. The vegetables and deep fried ox tripe that came with it enhanced both the flavour and texture of the entire dish.

Grilled Salmon in Miso - If only I could properly rhapsodize about how delicious this dish was! Such bold, intense flavours! It also came with caramelized peaches, lending a nice, sweet, summery bite. Some fusion food manages to just become a bastardization of both worlds, but this dish paid tribute to the miso and the grilled salmon.

Pancit Sotanghon - This one I like. I really did. Most, if not all Filipino restaurants make their pancit over cooked, soggy, and also bland. But their version is quite tasty. I will absolutely order this again.

As for desserts, Marison's Macadamia Sans Rival just won my heart. The texture was light and the frosting was fairly light too and not overly sweet. I also loved that the cake had huge, visible chunks of macadamia nuts which gave it a nice texture.

The ambience in this place is pretty chill. Well, I guess depending what time you dine. Also, they give you generous portions so you get a lot of bang for your buck. Overall, definitely worth coming back here and trying out other items on their menu. If you're looking for a place that's close enough to your Mom or Lola's home cooking, I'd highly recommend Marison's.

Cheers
Mickey

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Triggerhappyfoodie C.
4.0 Stars

I first learned of this restaurant when they liked one of my Instagram posts. They caught my attention because their food photos were mouthwatering plus krisTV featured them recently.

On the table
Deep Fried Kesong Puti - sooooo goooood i didn't make pakipot when they let me have the extra piece.
Molo - a hefty serving for one person
Pinakbet - really good and tasty. Flavor was different from the Pork Binagoongan
Pork Binagoongan - loved the crunchiness and that it wasn't too saucy
Crispy Tripe Kare-kare - intrigued by the crispy tripe. I don't usually eat tripe but i kept on munching on this. Sauce was on the sweet side but the salty bagoong balanced it out.

We ended up ordering most of the dishes featured on KrisTV and we did not regret it. Interesting plating and presentation. Most of our dishes had fried food which was a big bonus for hubby. We are definitely coming back but we will wait for them to transfer to the first floor of the building next door. Hubby's lola struggled a bit while taking the stairs (each step was high) and the restaurant is located at the far end of the second floor.

*we were the only ones there at around 615pm on a Friday night but the place was full by the time we left.
**pretty serving platters
***great service
****there is a Rustan's Supermarket on the ground floor
*****serving portions of some of the dishes we ordered were for 2-3people and we were only 4! We over ordered and super busog, alay sa bulkan levels.

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Joy O.
5.0 Stars

When in Antipolo, Marison's is a must-try! 128522
We ordered soup, Pork Confit, Seafood Kare-kare, baby back ribs, frozen brazo and their famous halo-halo! 128523
I couldn't get enough of the Pork Confit, with its deliciously complicated taste -- sweet, salty and a hint of spice in it. Would love to order more, had it not been for the other dishes waiting for my attention 128516.
Seafood kare-kare and baby back ribs were also yummy and perfectly seasoned, not overwhelming to the taste buds.
They say, always leave room for dessertssss. Frozen brazo was a hit, its sweetness was just right. As for the halo-halo, my friends and I were guessing its secret ingredient, vanilla? pinipig? a certain brand of milk? It shall remain a secret. But whatever it is, it works, together with the finely-shaven ice and generous serving of toppings (no beans, yay!)
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Location - 1108811088110881108811088️ along the highway
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Price - 1108811088110881108811088️ reasonable!

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Patty D.
3.0 Stars

Ordered their famous kare kare for take out and also their pancit sotanghon

Kare Kare: tastes sweet, more veggies vs. beef chunks. The twist: crispy "twalya" toppings.. overall their kare kare tastes ok with a bit sawa factor..

Pancit Sotanghon: i like this better than the kare kare. It reminds me of my lola's sotanghon with generous amount of ingredients. 128149

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Tim May M.
5.0 Stars

This place in Antipolo is another hidden gem and great find in the area. We had our mother's day dinner in this place to avoid the mothers day traffic in the metro. Though its secluded from the city proper in antipolo, the place is still full at that time but gladly we had our reservation so we were seated immediately.

They offer modern filipino cuisine. We started with their fried kesog puti as appetizer with mustard sauce. Main dishes include:

Crispy ox tribe kare-kare were, as per some reviews, the sauce is made of nuts and cashew (a product of antipolo.) Kare kare was so tasty. We also had crispy binagoongan and sotanghon guisado which satisfy our starving buds. My husband, who is under a strict hearty diet, had the honey glazed salmon which he enjoyed a lot. It was agreat combination of miso, honey and soy sauce with carmelized peach on the side. Their molo soup is very tasty. All of their food were great but what will make me go back is their signature halo halo.... It can be compared with razon's. Both are very delicious in their own way. Marison's halo halo uses this special ice makes is so "cottony smooth". Its just so good!!

Marison's also has this frozen brazo de mercedes which is a top seller based on reviews. And to wash off those foodies, one must try their genuine rootbeer! Really good food here!

P.S not sure if its just because of the occasion that night that we had to wait a very long time to get our food served..it was really long...but worth the wait!
Highly recommended and will definitely be back soon

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Rommell M.
4.0 Stars

The main:
I was impressed by their Karekare. It was a bit on the sweet side, but it worked for us. I was surprised in a good way that they added chicharon (fried tuwalya??)) as toppings on the Karekare.

The soup:
The spinach with kani and eggs soup was light just enough for our taste and was great as a starter.

The dessert:
I forgot the actual name but it started with Brazo. It's like a cake with some sort of ice cream in it. It tasted real good and the sweetness and texture were spot on.

The staffs were very accommodating or maybe we were just the only customer at that time.

All in all, the experience was amazing and we will definitely come back again to try the other dishes.

I forgot to mention their price is slightly cheaper compared to other restaurant.

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Livid G.
4.0 Stars

One of a kind Kare Kare - they fried the twalya and used local cashew nuts with peanuts,rendering the dish sweet. Sarap with bagoong. The twalya preparation is a welcome fix for those who hate it for its texture. The beef is soft and falls at the strands.

390php good for 2-3 people :)

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