Sala Restaurant

LV Locsin Bldg., 6752 Ayala Ave. cor. Makati Ave., Makati, Metro Manila

Sala Restaurant
4.7
4.5 Stars

15 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 10
  • 4 stars 5
  • 3 stars 0
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 15 Reviews
  • 39 Recommend
  • 15 Reviewers
Category:
European
Business Hours
Open: 11:00a - 11:00p
Phone
+6327501555

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

Most Recent Reviews

Joseph C.
5.0 Stars

Excellent cheese starter, white wine for the salmon main course- finish with an italian red wine and end with a selction of assorted desserts.

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Julienne Y.
5.0 Stars

The hype is right. Our dinner tonight was superb. Had the tasting and it has Wonderful flavor combinations, portions were perfect. Service was top notch. Though admittedly we did not like the dessert, a tarte tatin with burnt butter ice cream. It was a far cry from the other dishes served. Overall the meal was excellent.

Just to give context, our meal tonight was a private birthday event. The exact dishes served, may or may not be on the regular menu, which changes regularly. Though judging from the quality, I would eat anything the kitchen puts out. For groups of 40+ people or P2000ish per person, you can have the entire place to yourself. I think to close the place there is a minimum consumable of 120K. Just in case you wanna throw a fancy party for yourself and a few of your closest, most well-deserving loved ones.

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Mark C.
5.0 Stars

Had the 5 course taster meal for php 2200. It featured smoked salmon, chorizo soup, a cheese dish of some sort, wagyu beef and some fancy bread with ice cream on top. The experience was definitely exquisite but the price tag was -oooh- I highly recommend it if you get a chance. They make their money off the wine where they charge 1100 per glass for a pour from a 1275 bottle of wine.

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Pau G.
5.0 Stars

Ravioli of Portabella Mushrooms, Ricotta and Thyme... The best ravioli I've tasted. And the most expensive, hahaha! (This is even more expensive than the ones I had in Italy)

But if you got a lot to spare, you should be here. That ravioli will make you even hungrier. So order more. Haha!

Also try the Mango and passion fruit pavlova. Oooh life is so high-maintenance.

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Marie H.
4.0 Stars

Last-minute noche buena plans so most of the restaurants I called for reservations yesterday morning were already fully booked. Even Sala was fully booked, but I asked if they could accommodate us if we arrive early and leave before the guests arrived, to which the reservations staff agreed. Whew!

I'll have to confess that this is a favorite haunt, especially when we have some VIP guests. Place is discreet, located near enough to the Greenbelt mall but is not in the middle of the mall traffic. Interiors are modern yet cozy. I like sitting on the long sofa flushed against one of the walls.

We had the following 5-course tasting menu plus 2 complimentary dishes from the chef (someone was feeling mighty generous even if he had to work on a holiday):

1. Truffled egg custard served in an eggshell. This was the first complimentary dish and it was lovely and luxurious. I wish I could have another one.

2. Gravadlax of ocean trout, buckwheat blinis, capers and dill mustard sauce. Another winner! The warm blinis were a perfect base to the ocean trout (which I initially thought was salmon).

3. Festive soup of chorizo, sweet chestnuts, paprika, and saffron. There was an abundance of chorizo bits which I love. Mom who is not into spices passed on this one.

4. Twice-baked Stilton souffle with roast pear, honey, and hazelnut salad. Up until last night, I did not know that Stilton is a kind of cheese. I've never understood souffles. This was just ok and I could have done without it. I liked the salad though.

5. Jack's Creek Wagyu sirloin steak, cauliflower fritters, grain mustard and roast shallots. The steak was absolutely delicious and was the perfect portion-size, at least for me.

6. Apple financier with sauteed spiced apples and almond ice cream. I wish they'd served a chocolate dessert, but maybe the chef didn't think it went well with the rest of the menu. Still...

7. A plate of brownies, turkish delight, and shortbread cookie. This was the second complimentary dish. We were too full to appreciate this though. Oh, dad thought the shortbread cookie tasted like puto seko.128516

Service was impeccable as always. Staff are attentive and friendly. Parking can be difficult. Dad had to park at Greenbelt 5 and walk over from there. Maybe they should consider offering valet service.

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Aj A.
4.0 Stars

I'm honestly not a fine dining type of person. Admittedly, i am biased to comfort food.

For me there are 3 key points to make a fine dining restaurant a great one and Sala passed my standards with a score of 2/3.

1st, they passed my ambience test. The place felt comfortable and fun. I love how the acoustics of the place made no echo when people talk, and the volume of the music was just enough to be heard but not disturbing at all compared to other places i have been to.

2nd, they passed my service test. The servers were on their feet, attentive and very respectful. Which is very rare to find. They were quick to serve and followed strict courtesy to elderly and to women. I also liked how they served your meal on a hot plate which is something that i dont find in most fine dining restos. I commend their maître d'hôtel.

But the thing they failed me is their food. Dont get it wrong, its really good. But i have a qualms with it. We got their tasting menu. The timbale salad with crab and shrimp was to die for. The balance between the seafood, veggies and vinaigrette was just right. What i had qualms about is the roast duck and panna cotta. Admittedly when it comes to duck, my palette is hard to please. So i guess ill let the duck thing slide. But as for the panna cotta, for me it lacked body. It felt like eating an unset mousse or an unset panna cotta. For me it lacked a little bit of gelatin. But it tastes really good so ill give them that.

Other than the two things, i recommend the place because i had a good experience and a good night. Its a romantic place to go to. And well, I guess its worth it. 128522

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Sheila Marie M.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Dada L.
4.0 Stars

The food was great, the service was good and the ambiance is relaxing. The parking sucks though. :)

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Etienne L.
5.0 Stars

Fabulous contemporary cuisine. Superb service and thoughtfully chosen winelist. Consistently one of the best restaurants in the city.

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Hein O.
5.0 Stars

Hands down the best restaurant in Manila (that I know of after having lived here for 15 months). The tasting menu is just delicious, the portions are perfectly sized and the wine pairing is excellent. Service also impeccable. It's more expensive than most other restaurants but I think great value for money.

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Carlo d.
4.0 Stars

It's more of a 4.5 than a 4. (a score of 5 is for expecting great but still blew every single expectation you have)

Ambiance is great. Food was great (had their 4-course meal). A bit pricey but was worth it. The servers were very very attentive and made sure that all things that would make your stay better would be given (even those you didn't even notice).

This is a sure fire date-to-impress place.
Had dinner with my girl for our 2 years of being awesome together!128526

Go try it!

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Elli R.
5.0 Stars

I love this place! Everything was perfect- the food, service, ambience, parking... From the bread to the salad to our main course and Pinot noir, we were more than satisfied. But if you really want to try this restaurant make sure you have at least 5k.

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Alex O.
5.0 Stars

My best fine dining place expereince in Manila. Best of all, I was invited guest, because if I had to pay, it definitely will cost an arm and a leg! We had a full course, and each was exquisite. And one thing I like about this place is that the portions were the right size. So you don't leave this place hungry like most fine dining places. It is also located in a discreet place beside the PLDT building, very private and has a cozy ambiance. Perfect to bring VIP guests if your willing to pay the price. They have a more casual version Sala Bistro in Greenbelt, and this is a good second alternative.

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Marty S.
5.0 Stars

Happy 8 years.. ;)

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Fian T.
5.0 Stars

Food: 9/10
Value for Money: 9/10 fine dine rate..
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10

Perfect for anniversary:) an A+ for my husband for choosing this place to surprise me:) the serving is more than the presentation and the waiters serving with a smile.. Its a dish full of soul:) which tickles my husband's and my tummy as well:)

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