People's Palace

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

People's Palace
4.4
4.5 Stars

78 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 41
  • 4 stars 27
  • 3 stars 10
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 83 Reviews
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Category:
Thai
Business Hours
Reopens: 11:00a - 2:30p
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

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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Cheska R.
3.0 Stars

Pad thai is heavenly/awesomely/burning spicy! Enjoyed the experience. Though some orders are not available (it was 11am! Why?!) it was still fine.

Waiters need to be trained more, they always seem to take your plate without asking you. Happened to me, I was just talking then all of a sudden waiter took my plate away and I didn't even had the chance to say anything. My other colleagues had the same issue so please train your waiters. Customer service and table manners please.

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Larah L.
5.0 Stars

Favorite thai place! Best pad thai and tom yum

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Peach L.
5.0 Stars

When coming to this place, it's hard not to describe each dish because almost everything is unforgettable.

I used to be a super fan of Silk in Serendra for thai food... until it closed down. When I first tried this place, Silk instantaneously came in second. This, hands-down, is the best thai place for me... probably until I find the next BEST. 128513

My friend invited us for a dinner here last night as send-off for one of our dear friends. While we were waiting for her, we already ordered these:

128076128076 Fried Vietnamese Spring Rolls - bite-sized fried spring rolls served on a small plate with a few leaves of lettuce, mint leaves, and nuoc cham. A nuoc cham is a dipping sauce typical partner to a vietnamese food. When eaten as a standalone, the roll is already quite perfect with mixture of ground pork, veggies and prawns. The flavours are well-balanced and thought-through. When rolled inside the lettuce with mint and dipped in nuoc cham, it becomes a whole new story in your mouth. The crispness of the roll, the delicate umami taste of the meat, the freshness of the veggies, and the salty-tangy-sweet taste of the dip come together and create this little masterpiece. 128522

128076 Thom Yum Goong - I've tried this familiar thai soup from other thai restos and they actually don't come close to this. While sipping the broth, I was imagining myself sitting on the sidestairs of the Chao Phraya river, holding a small cup of hot tom yum soup with my 2 hands as I giddily enjoy the authenticity of the freshly cooked soup. Yes, People's Palace's Thom Yum is as good maybe even better because of its carefully-cooked, quality ingredients.

128076 Fresh Vietnamese Veggie Spring Rolls - I have to admit that I am a bit partial when it comes to vietnamese food... I totally fall inlove the moment you say "Viet.." 128513 Since they ordered the fried version, I had to get the fresh veggie option too because some of our companions don't eat pork plus of course the fact that I needed to see if it's up to par with the viet spring rolls I've had in Saigon. The sliced spring rolls were much bigger than the fried ones. Julienned party of veggies inside a fresh sheet rolled into a refreshing treat. It was served with 2 dips: sweet & sour, and peanut sauce. I didn't try the sweet and sour because I'm not a fan but the peanut sauce was quite good. I couldve devoured the whole plate alone if it's the only food on the table. 128513 It's a really good roll but no, not comparable to the fresh rolls I had inside the Bin Tahn market in Ho Chi Minh. 128522

128077 Fried Prawn Rolls - Around 4-5 inches of fried ground prawn with dipping sauce. This was also good but this is something that I could do without.

128522 Fried Whole Lapu-lapu - crispy-fried fish garnished with a few leaves of herbs. This looks totally fried and crispy but when I tried some, the part I got had some tough areas and was too bone-y. It was crispy fried on the outside and soft and juicy on the inside though so it was okay for me.

128529 Chicken Satay - I'm not really a fan of satay food so I thought it was just ok. The meat was a bit bland and mushy for me too. It was served with peanut sauce and there was diced cucumber as well, I think that one was for cleansing your palate.

128076128076 Pad Thai - When served, it looked like any normal pad thai but this one was really delicious. It's also one of those plates that I could keep only for myself. 128513 The noodles were al dente, and the ingredients were all fresh. I could probably say that this one is way better than the pad thais I've had on the streets of Bangkok.

128076128076 Crispy Catfish with Green Mango Salad - Ah, this one impeccably executed proper contrast. The crispy, perfectly-seasoned almost-flaked fried catfish presented the right balance to the sour taste of the green mango. This, in itself is a dish that can be eaten without rice or any sides. This is probably my night's revelation as it was the first time I've had it in this place. Would totally go for this when in People's Palace. 128077

For dessert, we got:

128077 Crispy Bananas with Coconut Ice Cream - this was served with fried coconut shavings. The bananas were fried and the ice cream was made from scratch. Good. I guess I would've enjoyed it more if I wasn't full to the point of Catatonia. 128540

128076 Thai Thako Tapioca Pudding in Coconut Sauce - the coconut sauce was actually already a cream because of the thickness. I liked it.. reminded me of my childhood when the cooks in my family create provincial desserts with thick coco creams on top. Also reminds me when our Manay cooks laing topped with thickened coco cream -- we call it liputok. It's very delicate and rich. Way better than the cream you buy in groceries. 128522 The minute tapiocas were cooked in pandan. It wasn't too sweet when eaten with the cream so I liked it.

We ate everything and I downed it all with 2 tall glasses of Rosehip Iced Tea. 128522

This restaurant has been around for years but the customers just keep on coming. Most of the regulars are business people, family, or expats. The service is efficient and good, the food - presented well, I like their comfort rooms coz it would really give you that comfort with its clean and hotel-like ambiance. Well, the price is higher compared to other thai places but it's justifiable. So. 128522

The only downside I see as a writing foodie is the lighting.... it's not foodsnap-friendly. 128514

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Kriya L.
4.0 Stars

Went during a Saturday lunch and the place was packed!
I suggest you also reserve to get a seat here. 128513

We actually got a 4 more dishes but I didn't have a picture. I'll just review them:

Pad Thai- slightly spicy,lacks sauciness.
Green Curry- very good and you can ask however you want it spicy or not
Thom yun kai- i forgot the name of the soup but it's like sinigang but the soup has coconut milk. Awesome flavors.
Sticky mangoes-really good! This one is my favorite. Haha it was fresh and the sticky rice was really made well.

Bill went up to 2k for 2. Kinda pricey but worth it! 128077

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AAA M.
4.0 Stars

I've heard so many good things about People's palace and thank god my friend decided we should give it a try. I'd say the food here has another version of authenticity to it. It's not generally the same as the ones in Thailand but it's not pretentious at all. If anything, you'll get a taste of their version there as well, there's just not a widely option of it, I think. I mean, if there's a "healthier" version of staple thai food, this is the best place to go to. Nothing was served oily, salty or fishy. The veggies were all fresh and delicious. We loved the pomelo salad most especially. The pad thai and bagoong rice was a little less flavorful than other pad thai's we have tried but we didn't mind. We found the "son-in-laws" eggs perfectly paired with the sweet chili sauce and way too hilariously named too. I mean the description said "hard boiled and crispy". 128514128514128514 . As for the tahko, which is a fave thai dessert of mine, was a fail since it didn't have water chestnuts and they overly did it with sago. The sticky rice with mango was a winner though. Their version was reallyyy good.

I think if you want a decent thai food with great ambience and service, this is the place to be.

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Ruth S.
4.0 Stars

Because our dimsum lunch was not enough for today's special event, we still had dinner here. This time, Thai Food! 128588 It's my first time here so I was excited because a lot of people were saying that this is a good thai place. Though still busog from lunch, we still "kind of" ordered more than what our tummy can accept hihi 128523 The place was on the dark side and it was crowded and noisy. It was dinner time and a lot of people were eating and chatting and it was really noisy and loud. So when dining here, don't expect to have an intimate private quiet time. Unless, you're the only customer here 128517128540

Service was good and fast. Servers were helpful and even recommended dishes we should try. 128077

🔸 Prawn Spring Rolls - favorite of the night! Perfectly fried spring rolls with big bits of prawns inside. This is a must order! Really really good! 128077

🔸 Chicken in Pandan Leaves - this was just okay -- your usual chicken in pandan.

🔸 Prawn Pomelo and Coconut Salad - another favorite! The pomelo was sweet and juicy with huge yummy prawns. This salad was amazingly addicting. 128513 I can finish this alone! 128521

🔸 Phad Thai - this was also gooooood! Your usual pad thai but made extra special because of the generous generous generous serving of prawns and chicken and tofu!! 128516

🔸 Crispy Lapu-Lapu Fillet with Red Curry and Basil - We didn't liked this one as much. The lapu lapu fillet was good. It's the sauce we didn't liked. Parang walang lasa? 128517 I guess, we're not curry fans. 128529

Desserts would have be awesome but we were full already and sticky rice would not be a very good idea and we don't want our tummy to explode 128517

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Sandy V.
4.0 Stars

good food and service

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Rodney O.
4.0 Stars

It's a great place for a date. The food is good as well. Roast duck salad and shrimp spring roll is good. Panna cotta tastes a little weird though.

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Ja O.
5.0 Stars

Thai done just right! Wonderful! :-)

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Xiola Blue P.
3.0 Stars

It was a pleasant space tho the lights are dim. It was a bit pricey for just a small serving. The food is so so for me.

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