People's Palace

G/F Greenbelt 3, Makati Ave. cor. Esperanza St., Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila

People's Palace
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4.5 Stars

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  • 5 stars 44
  • 4 stars 31
  • 3 stars 10
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 92 Reviews
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Category:
Thai
Business Hours
Reopens: 6:00p - 11:00p
Phone
+6327292888

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 11:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 11:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 11:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 11:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 11:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 11:00p
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 11:00p

Payment Options

Cash

Price Range

₱340 - ₱560

Most Recent Reviews

Adnad S.
4.0 Stars
9

I liked it.

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Mae A.
5.0 Stars
10

This place has always intrigued me. Even though I frequent Makati a lot even during weekends, I still haven’t dined at this restaurant. And I don’t know why. Hahaha. But since it was a family celebration then (and yes, we do love Thai food), it was timely that we dine and enter this palace.

Prawn Spring Rolls (P390) - And this was really filled with prawns! Normally, other restos wouldn’t really fill their rolls with pure prawns. But this did not kid with the stuffing. Perfect as an appetizer here!

Crab and Green Onion Omelette (P460) - We were surprised this came with rice (because we ordered a rice dish here). So yeah, it was a “riceful” evening that day. Haha. To be honest, this dish was simple or may have been outshined by the other dishes we had. I felt that I needed the paired hot chili sauce on this dish to give it some flavor.

Pineapple Seafood Fried Rice (P480) - And we have more rice! Such a necessary staple here. On its own, you could have it and do away with other dishes. It is that flavorful and packed with seafood and pineapple. There are some veggies there too that makes this dish oh-so-tasty.

Phad Thai (P480) - Just look at the amount of crushed peanuts they had here. Just lovely and really tasty! For me, ordering Phad Thai is a must when in a Thai restaurant. It just sets that bar whether the place serves authentic Thai cuisine. I liked the overall flavor of their Phad Thai. It wasn’t cloying that you get overwhelmed with all the combination of flavors. A must order when dining here 🙂
Mussaman Curry of Lamb (P620) - This dish makes me regret having that seafood rice because it tasted so good with the plain one. I liked how creamy this curry was, and how the lamb was cooked just right. It is one of pricey dishes we had but definitely worth every bite. It had the right kick that would make you want for more. 128512

Sticky Rice (P280) - If you still have room for dessert, have this. My worry was that the mango wouldn’t be sweet (blame it on the season) but this time, it was on the sweet side. I liked how you could taste the natural sweetness of the coconut cream here. And yes, the rice was sticky and GOOD. I’m such a sucker for sweets. Hahaha.

Lemongrass Ginger Honey Tea (P120) - Surprised I got tea instead of coffee? Haha. Normally, I would go for coffee but I wanted something light and cleansing. I felt that this was the perfect choice for me. My worry here was the ginger might be too overpowering. But it wasn’t and the combination was really smooth. I could adjust the flavor by adding in some honey. The addition of a cookie was pretty nice too.

So glad to have finally entered and dined at this palace. It might have taken years but it was well worth it. We dined here on a Saturday night, and the place was quite busy. Service was still pretty good though. Not sure how the flow is during weekday but I do recommend to make a reservation beforehand. I did just that and even got a reminder message a day before our schedule. In terms of price range, yes, it is on the expensive BUT you do pay for great tasting and carefully prepared for dishes. Plus, they pride in not using MSG so you know that you’ll get really good dishes here. So do come enter this palace and dine to your heart’s content. 🙂

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Chieo O.
5.0 Stars
6

Had an awesome dining experience at People’s Palace Greenbelt....kinda latebloomer as it may seem but I always pass by this place and it never seemed to let me pause for a while and take a look at it...all I knew for a long time was that, it’s a fancy high-end dining place 128518128539128522

When we booked for a reservation here recently.... it was then I just knew about, that this is indeed a primetime, modern Thai foodie destination! ( usually I go for hole-in-wall places like Som’s )

We reserved for a hefty dinner table for 12 and I wasn’t able to take pics of everything, since the place was dimly lit....what I thought was a whole meal.... were just only appetizers ( Papaya Salad, Calamari, Vegee Spring Rolls and Satay Sticks...all of them were blockbusters by the way ) ...so on we went till the end!100841008410084

One of my surprising find was the Green Chicken Curry....looks cool and calm but it comes with a spicy kick :) The generous cucumber slices added crunch and I loved the green curry over my plain rice...so appetizing :) ( and yeah rice was refillable )100841008410084

Another meal was the Morning Glory with Crispy Pork...fresh water spinach with crunchy pork bits....definitely light and right in taste with hints of thinly sliced bell peppers 100841008410084

Crispy Lapu Lapu Fillet with Red Curry & Basil...this is yummy as well, At first I thought it were giant prawns, but when I sliced through the breading, wow it was lean Lapu Lapu fish meat, perfect match for the red curry and basil sauce! 100841008410084

And for our sweet ending, we had their Crispy Bananas ( mmmmm with coconut ice cream and fried coconut bits drizzled over it )& the famed Sticky Rice with Mangoes!!!100841008410084

Everything was great! And the place was packed as well...you’d feel international because there’s a lot of expats and tourists dining in as well....

In my opinion the price of the foodies made up its worth for the impeccable flavors and authentic quality of their cuisine...for me, it did not disappoint for sure! My pocket was very much happy as well as my tummy hehehe 12851510084128077🏻

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AlwaysHungryPh P.
4.0 Stars
8

It’s considered one of the premiere locations to enjoy Thai Cuisine. They used to have lines in getting seats. Last Saturday, it was the same story. The restaurant was either fully reserved or filled already with walk ins. The wait staff did allow us to dine in as there was still a 45 minute window from their list.

The dishes came out really fast. At least they assisted in making sure we go out in time. And we did with few minutes to spare. This despite having 7 kinds of plates coming out from their kitchen to our table.

What were really iconic good were two of their signature ones- Pomelo Salad and the Tom Yum Goon. You just have to order this especially if you are a first timer or having reunion with People’s Palace- like me.

The others were expected delicious. The Stir Fry Prawns (Php 520 for 5 pieces) though expensive is also worth adding to your must have list. It’s sauce was spicy, sweet and savory. The Green Chicken Curry could used a thicker sauce and more servings of chicken. For its price of Php 420 it was quite unacceptable.

Forget about ordering the Mixed Vegetables unless they change the way they flavor it. It was kinda bitter sweet and too ordinary to be included in their menu. Also, there was no Stir Fried sweet flavored squid in the menu! Why?

For the desserts, one was good and the other can be skipped. The Fried Bananas was nothing wow and it’s coconut ice cream had a week coconut presence to it. What I recommend is getting the Thai Tah Kho. It is tapioca pudding and thick coconut cream. Wonderful blend of two sweet components.

I got another why though. Where is the Thai Halo Halo? It’s my favorite one. I hope you add this up!

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Bella J.
4.0 Stars
6

Had dinner here last night with my family. It’s recommended that you make a reservation since there can be a wait for a table.

What I love most about this restaurant is its interiors. Very intimate and elegant. As you enter, the bar is to the left while the tables for diners occupy most of the remaining space.

Here are the dishes we ordered:

TOD MAAN PLA – Basically they’re fried fish cakes with a cucumber and peanut relish. This was just okay. Nothing special. Best to have the fish cakes together with the cucumbers for more flavor.

CHICKEN IN PANDAN LEAVES – The server immediately said that we can opt to have this served sans the pandan leaves since it can get really messy on the table. This is one of our go-to orders in any Thai restaurant. People’s Palace’s take is really good. Not dry and goes well with the vinegar it’s served with.

PRAWN, POMELO, CHICKEN, AND COCONUT SALAD – Another go-to order. Very generous amounts of pomelo and prawn. The dressing has a nice zing to it that goes so well with the pomelo and the shrimp. Really good!

PANAENG CURRY OF BEEF – Tender meat and just the right hint of spice.

CRISPY LAPU-LAPU FILLETS – This is served in a red curry sauce, which I found spicy but pretty tolerable. I liked this one more than the Panaeng curry
PAD THAI – Surprisingly, this was spicy, but again it was tolerable. Generous amount of ingredients and the noodles were cooked just right.

BLUEBERRY, RASPBERRY, CHIA, HONEY, YOGHURT – I always, always order this drink whenever we eat here. It’s sooooooo good and healthy too! 10084️ It’s really filling so don’t drink too much of it before you can actually eat the food.

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Sandy V.
5.0 Stars
5

Pomelo salad, prawn crackers, phad thai 10084

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Jomarie A.
4.0 Stars
3

If I had to eat here for the rest of my life,
I would spontaneously combust from all the spicy food!128293

I visited Josh in Makati yesterday, and we had our early dinner after his duty. After much research in looloo, we decided to give People's Palace a try -- for a change in cuisine.

When we got there, we hesitated a bit because the place seemed too posh. 128513 But after taking a peek at their menu, we decided to push through. Once we stepped inside the restaurant, we were wow-ed by their high ceiling, and minimalistic but classy interiors. We were seated and given the menus, and after much deliberation, here's what we got: a mix of classics and new stuff we wanted to try:

✔ PRAWN AND PORK RELISH WITH PRAWN CRACKERS (Php 230) - 1108811088110881108811088
This appetizer is now added to my Appetizers' Hall of Fame. It's so good and addicting! 128525128156 It had the right blend of spices that screams Thai food -- a mix of coconut milk and a curry-like flavor with plenty of prawn and pork bits. The prawn crackers are similar to the crackers they serve with the fried pigeon in Chinese restaurants. Each scoop of relish you put on the cracker makes it pop a bit (like how popping candy works, or when you dip your chicharon in vinegar 128513). A must-try! 128522

✔ CRAB AND GREEN ONION OMELETTE (Php 460) - 110881108811088
We got this because it seemed delicious (Who can say no to CRAB?), and it is part of the must-try dishes here in this restaurant. But we regretted getting this! 128546 It was such an average dish. Probably only a 2.511088 for us, but I rounded up my rating. There was nothing special about it -- just a plate of Thai rice topped with a scrambled egg with green onions and a hint of crabby taste. At least the hot chili sauce saved it a bit. Do not get this -- too expensive for a dish so average... I'd rather eat at home. 128543

✔ PHAD THAI (Php 480) - 1108811088110881108811088
I absolutely love this Thai rice noodle dish, and People's Palace's version is defintely one of the best I've tried to date. 128076 Their noodles are cooked al dente, and the dish had ample amount of toppings which consisted of prawn, chicken, tofu, and beansprouts. It also had some ground peanuts and chili powder for added flavor and texture. Serving size is pretty big, good for 2-3 people. The noodles they use are thinner than how I usually have it, but it worked for me.

The ambiance was really nice, and People's Palace can be a venue for celebrations, dates, and other special occasions. Again, I really love their high ceiling. 128513 Service was excellent, too! Servers were very attentive to our needs, and food was served quickly.

People's Palace is a great place to grab authentic Thai food, but be sure to be prepared to shell out money, as the dishes can be quite pricey.

#EatDrinkSplurge
#loolooweeklychallenge

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Ana Joaquina A.
4.0 Stars

Catfish salad 1108811088110881108811088
Prawn rolls 1108811088110881108811088
Pad Thai (not in picture) 1108811088

Couldn't really see our food since we were made to sit outside cause all the seats inside were taken.

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Bella J.
5.0 Stars
7

Late post!

When you're in the Glorietta/Greenbelt area at least once a week for as long as you can remember, it isn't really a surprise if you've eaten in nearly all the restaurants in the area. That's the case with me lol

But I say nearly because People's Palace is one of those places my parents like to avoid, thinking that the food is unreasonably expensive. Primarily because of how elegant the place looked. It was only last year that we finally gave it a try and lo and behold, the price is actually more reasonable than we thought.

People's Palace serves Thai food. And up until we discovered this place, I've yet to find a Thai restaurant that reached my standard. That standard being Sukhothai, which has been closed for more than 10 years now. But it had the best Pad Thai and bagoong rice. It was so, so good that I still remember it today. Maybe I've not properly explored the Thai restaurants here in the metro. But People's Palace is the closest I have to that Sukhothai experience.

We ate here for my birthday lunch (since Manam broke my heart by going on renovation 128148). Wasn't able to take photos of all we ate tho

My favorite thing about this place is the rice is unlimited 128523

For the soup, we had the Thom Kha Gai, which is the coconut, chicken, and galangal soup. This one is 128076🏼128076🏼128076🏼128076🏼128076🏼. A mix of delightful flavors that include some sweetness and spice. I could eat an entire bowl of this on my own. Haha

We had the Fried Spring Rolls from the vegetarian menu. They were surprisingly huge. I found it hard to finish one on my own so I split with my dad.

Chicken in Pandan Leaves is a must order for our family since it's one of the few things my youngest sister only eats whenever we're in a Thai restaurant. People's Palace's take is thankfully not dry. And the server provided a bowl where we could discard the leaves.

We also had the Prawn, Pomelo and Coconut Salad. Another dish I can happily eat on my own. Just the right sourness, balanced with the sweetness and freshness of the pomelo and coconut.

For the curry, we went for the Green Chicken Curry. Was wary about this dish but the spice level was tolerable so I was able to eat. The Pad Thai was also good. Noodles were cooked well.

I forgot what the drink I had was called. But it had yogurt and berries in it. I only really drank it once I was done eating since I realized early on that it will make me full if kept drinking while eating. Really, really yummy and healthy drink tho!

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Unisse C.
4.0 Stars

Having the coding window end at 8PM burns a hole into my wallet because it means I would need to have dinner before heading home or else I'll be burning a hole into my stomach instead. 128517 I'm a victim of hyperacidity so not eating on time is not an option. 128534

I was craving for some Pad Thai so I decided to give People's Palace's pad thai another try to be able to compare which place has the best pad thai here in Makati.

People's Palace is not solo-diner friendly mainly because of the price. It's more for dates or group dinners so you can share the food and the cost.

I ordered one pad thai for myself and it made me bloated 128055 Oops. Hahaha! Upon ordering the pad thai, they would ask you if you'd like them to serve it mixed or not. I chose to have it served unmixed so I can mix it myself and take out what I don't want.

They also warned me that their pad thai is a bit spicy. 🌶 But it wasn't very spicy so it's good. 128077🏼 It has enough to just give it that little kick.

People's Palace is also more on the fine dining side of things so service was quite good. Maybe it was because I was dining alone, but they did ask me how the food was and if there was anything else I needed. 128514

Overall, it was a good experience. Price wise, I would have preferred having someone to split the bill with. 128517

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PiaP E.
4.0 Stars
2

After a long and tiring day last Wednesday not to mention the traffic was bad at the Makati CBD area, my friend and I decide to just stroll at the mall. So after an hour we decided to just have a quick light dinner. So we both decided to eat at People's Palace.

We got the following:

127860Pad Thai - Overall, taste was good and the ingredients was just right. A warning to first timers, if your tolerance for spicy food is low, I would suggest not mixing all the chillies. As a fan of Thai food, I won't consider this as the best as there are other Pad Thai's which I had tasted is far better snd cheaper128513. For me this dish is just 127775127775127775.

127860Stir-fry Prawns (chili+holy basil) - Folks who 128156 spicy food will enjoy this dish. On top of it's spiciness, it is packed with flavors and cooked to perfection.128523 The prawns are plump and sweet! A bit pricey though, probably because of the freshness and size of the shrimp127844. Overall, this is a 1277751277751277751/2 for me.

In general, my dining experience here is a 128077🏻128077🏻. From the time we got seated, attentiveness of the staffs/manager, down to the serving of the food (which is quick by the way!) was very good. For this specific visit, it is a 127775127775127775127775 for me.

Just a 128221, if you plan to dine here, it's best that you book ahead of time because usually the place is full. We just got lucky that we were able to get a seat. Also, prices here are way more expensive than the other Thai restaurants.

#PiaPEats

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Faye M.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Tina B.
4.0 Stars
4

I liked it.

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Apollo A.
4.0 Stars
8

We decided to eat here without reservation and luckily we are easily accomodated. This place is always full on weekend dinner bcoz of its good food my favorite shrimp soup not that spicy just ok , chicken pandan is also good but there are pieces that are dry, their version of spring roll is differently delicious My all time favorite the pomelo salad with shrimp others like curry and pork also good. Dessert thai toh kho is absolute surprise its good. The service is fast inspite of full pack house but a bit pricey bvoz of small serving. Over all i will return for a special occasion.

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Elmer R.
5.0 Stars

Convinced now how good the food is here. Menu is Thai Vietnamese, my favorites too. I could not have enough of this fried spring rolls and green curry chicken.

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Sandra Y.
5.0 Stars

My first time at People's Palace for early sunday dinner with friends. Its thai and i find it exciting. However, upon arriving at 6pm, most of the seats inside the resto were reserved already. No choice but we dine outside. Reservation in this place is a must.

The birthday celebrator (our friend, Andy) call the shots. We had:
1️⃣ phad thai - stir fried noodles, prawns, chicken, tofu & bean sprouts. They got generous serving, that I regret having a cup of rice. 127775127775127775127775
2️⃣ prawn, pomelo & coconut salad- my favorite during the dinner. It also has a hint of cilantro that makes it more tastier 127775127775127775127775127775
3️⃣mussaman curry of lamb- potatoes, peanuts and shallots. This dish is the culprit why I crave for rice. I swear its so tasty. 127775127775127775127775
4️⃣crispy lapu lapu fillets- this balances every tasty dishes that i had. It is served with red curry and basil. 127775127775127775127775
All in all, food is great at reasonable prices. Servers are attentive (esp in serving rice, which we often regret). There are number of dishes that looks delectable. Its a place worth to try. Oh yes coz its a Thai resto.

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Cel C.
4.0 Stars

A friend treated us here for her birthday. We ordered a lot but I didn't get to taste all of them. They have unlimited rice but I'm not too sure if they charge per head even if you don't really eat rice. Since my friend paid for the bill, I'm not sure about the charge.

Here's a quick review:
Pad thai - a little bit spicy but I still liked it, not a lot of meat. Good for 3-4 pax if you won't have rice.
Tom yum - good for 3 only as the seafood was limited so all that's left for me were broth and mushrooms. It is really spicy but lacking the sour flavor that I prefer. I put more lime juice when I cook this at home. I also like more cilantro and this had just a bit.
Crispy lapu-lapu - fried fish fillets smothered with cream. This was ok for me though I usually don't like fish fillet or anything fried with creams.
Mixed veggies - this is my fave. Veggies sauteed in a bit of soy sauce (I think!) but it has a sweet flavor. Veggies cooked just right.

Servers were very attentive. They have al fresco dining (smoking area). Place wasn't packed when we were there Sunday at 6pm.

I'm still not convinced that this is the best Thai resto in town. And Siam at Ayala Center Cebu is still my number 1. Hope they open a branch here in Metro Manila.

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Eric T.
4.0 Stars

High ceiling, clean-looking people

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Kevinross B.
4.0 Stars

My parents were invited to have lunch at the People's palace in GB today by their friends and they asked me to accompany them. I haven't eaten Thai food for a while so I was happy to go with them. Hehe 128522 First thing I did was to check what looloo reviewers said about this place and when I saw that the overall rating was 4.5, I got pretty excited! 128513

We arrived around 11am and there were still a few customers inside. My parent's friends were already waiting for us at the table near the window which was nice because there was natural light coming in and an overhead pin light above the table. Although it was too small to fit the food that we ordered. Hehe

1. Pad Thai - I'm not a pro in Thai food so I don't know how to explain the taste, but I liked it! Actually, we all did. It also had some spice which was a good touch. The dish came in last so it wasn't in the picture. 11088110881108811088

2. Pineapple Seafood Fried Rice - I liked the fried rice, but not the pineapples. I just remove them and their all good. 110881108811088

3. Prawn Spring Rolls - I didn't taste the prawn. But still a dish I would recommend getting. 110881108811088

4. Chicken in Pandan leaves - Regular fried chicken. Couldn't taste the pandan. I liked it because it was deboned. Hehe 110881108811088

5. Pork that looked like lechon kawali (I can't remember the name of the dish) - This one is also good. 128522 Looks like it was fried with new oil since it was golden brown. 11088110881108811088

6. Mango + strawberry + passion shake - It was ok. Not something I would crave for. 110881108811088

If I were to come back here, I would get the Pad Thai and Lechon kawali. 128522

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Lara Desiree M.
3.0 Stars

It is one of the most raved about resto, according to the book I've read. So obviously, we are curious about the food. We tried Pad Thai, Fried Lumpia and Thai Milktea. It was ok, not wow or sort of something you want to come back. Bit disappointed because I thought there are something more or some edge to their food..

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