Serye

Santana Grove, Soreena Ave. cor. Dr. A. Santos Ave., Sucat, Parañaque, Metro Manila

Serye
3.6
3.5 Stars

14 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 1
  • 4 stars 9
  • 3 stars 3
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 1
  • 14 Reviews
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  • 14 Reviewers
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Filipino
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+6328254691

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Most Recent Reviews

Eboy D.
4.0 Stars
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I love having dinner outs with my parents, not only do i spend quality time, i also get to decide where to eat. There are time though that they want the old familiar favorites, and Serye is nothing new to us. They used to occupy the old residential looking house along Sucat Road near Valley 1. You can't miss it because there is always a crowd anytime of day. Good thing they relocated at their current location in Santana Grove. They have since renovated and their current look appeals to both young and old. I like how they refurbished old items to look new and at the same time have that old world charm like the coffee grinder mechanism they used for a table stand.

Service is quick considering we were the only diners on a Friday night (6:30pm). We had our favorites the Boneless Chicken Barbeque with Java Rice. 3 pieces Chicken Barbeque with Java Rice. Hototay Soup. And Pancit Miki Bihon.

My serving of Boneless Chicken BBQ was cooked just right. It was not charred. The added peanut sauce is always a treat of nostalgia. The Java Rice is an easy favorite. A perfect pair to their chicken. The 3 piece chicken was equally good except for the breast part. It was a bit tough and overcooked. The Hototay Soup was just OK. It had wanton, vegetables and a freshly cracked egg. The Pancit was a bit salty but still delicious. The pandesal that came with it was buttered and toasted. Good merienda fare.

Overall it was a pleasant dining experience. Senior discount honored. Try to bring home some of their bread and other bottled goodies.

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Mickey S.
5.0 Stars

First of all, the interior is very clean and modern. Some Filipino restaurants, unfortunately, don't seem to take pride in making the ambience inviting and comfortable for patrons and in fact, most of them are downright divey in feel and appearance. Serye Cafe Filipino, on the other hand, is clean, spacious, and well-maintained.

Serye has a constantly revolving menu; but fret not, because everything here is crafted to perfection reminiscent of your Lola's kitchen, with an environment just as peaceful and loving. Every morsel here is seasoned to impress diners. They have managed to combine the best flavours of different regional cuisines in the Philippines to create an extraordinary fare equally palatable to everyone. There is enough variety on the menu so you could come regularly and still have a different meal each time. 

I enjoy going to Serye for a handful of things. The primary reason is the Kare-Kare. Now where do I begin to describe this incredibly delicious dish? For one, Serye's Kare-Kare is not the watered down kind but the rich, peanuty kind where the finely ground peanuts and slightly toasted rice grains were added to produce a thick, flavourful, and delectable stew. This step alone tells you that they didn't skimp on ingredients or effort. Just the way Lola did it!

I've also had the privilege of trying other items on the menu. To be perfectly honest, I'm always really picky when it comes to Filipino food because a lot of the time I find myself comparing it to my Lolas' cooking and, I'm especially picky with any kind of Pancit because it's hard to go out of your way for it when you can make it yourself at home. Serye's Pancit Miki Bihon (I hope I got the name right) definitely delivered on all fronts. I mean, when there is familiarity felt upon tasting a dish that you link to home, you know they did it right. 

The Bangus ala Bistek was petty good as well, although it had a more sour undertone than I was used to. The Pork Binagoongan is a must-try too. It's not THAT greasy or super salty like at other Filipino restaurants. They give you very generous portions so it's a bang for your buck.

I personally recommend the Laing (Taro Stew) Con Camaron. Serye has perfected this dish. They've captured the authentic 'Bicolandia' taste and you guys will love it for sure. It's rich, creamy, and perfectly-seasoned. Of course, you can't leave Serye without trying their famous 'Boneless Crispy Pata'. Yes, you read that right! BONELESS CRISPY PATA. I am forever grateful to this place because they think of lazy people like me and offer the boneless deep fried pork knuckle option. Their Crispy Pata had just the right balance: rendered fat, crisp skin, moist meat, and lots of flavour.

Out of the 6 desserts we've tasted, my favorites would have to be the Macapuno Pandan Cake and the Mocha Manile Torte. It's amazing really because everything was fairly light and not heavy tasting, which is good, considering how delicious and decadent these cakes were.

Also, I think it's worth mentioning that Serye Cafe Filipino and Manila Bake (Serye's Bakeshop), only use local produce and that's saying a lot about the owners. I really appreciate that because when you buy from local farmers, you also support the local economy at the same time. The money that is spent with local farmers and growers all stays close to home and is reinvested with businesses and services in the community.

Serye Cafe Filipino is a true hidden gem, nestled in Santana Grove, Paranaque City. This unassuming restaurant offers top-notch food made with love and at affordable prices. Serye reminds us that eating Filipino food doesn't have to be an average experience. Overall, I had a really good time and I will definitely recommend this place to my friends and family. Be sure to check this place out when you are in the area.

Cheers
Mickey

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Ian Q.
4.0 Stars

My mom always wanted to have sinigang as part of her meal whenever we go out.. So we opted to have dinner in Serye.

Loved the small twist in some of their food. We ordered pansit with garlic bread and the tanglad iced tea! Even the sinigang na bangus that i dont usually like, i ate it! They have used deboned bangus. The chicken barbeque is also delicious though the size is a little small for the price.

Ambience wise, it was nice. Loved their lighting and especially the glass louvre window decoration as their wall.

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Lia B.
4.0 Stars

We go to this resto everytime we're craving for barbecue like Aristocrat's. Our usual orders are Pork and chicken barbecue, bangus belly ala bistek and Pinakbet. Happy tummy! 128512

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Erick B.
3.0 Stars

Food was okay, nothing spectacular and for that I find it a bit too pricey. Had the boneless chicken which for P225 was small and does not taste any different when you eat at Reyes BBQ. The vegetarian kare-kare was also okay. I like the thick sauce.

Okay. Okay.

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AAA M.
4.0 Stars

For a spot-on simple and traditional Filipino meal, we headed to Serye for dinner. As always, the boneless crispy pata was the star of the night. It's crispy, savory and not too oily, at least, as we see it! Lol We enjoyed the kare-kare too although, it seems to be short of meat serving. The chicken bbq is delicious, juicy and not overly sweet unlike Aristocrat (though I like aristocrat's version better 128513) but I'm sure it's to give variance to the staple food of aristocrat, since both are owned by same group of food co. Ended our meal with a refreshing tanglad iced tea and the night just got better after that meal :)

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Glenzy C.
4.0 Stars

That delectable bangus steak, the yummy kare-kare and the cheesy beef caldereta made us want to go back here again. The place is cozy,feels like home. Plus the service was very good! I wonder how they made the beef oh-so-soft and tasty... Uhhmm128523128077128077128077

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Kevin Jan V.
4.0 Stars

It was one of those spontaneous dinners my partner and I had when we were in Santana Grove. Since we frequent Jollibee, Starbucks and Behrouz, it was time to try other restaurants this place offers.

Serye was one of the classy-looking Filipino restaurants I've eaten in, interior design wise. The ambience exudes luxury in its simplicity, with all its wooden interiors and yellow lights giving one a somewhat Spanish era-like vibe. It reminded me of Aristocrat during its heyday. It isn't a wonder, since both are owned by the Reyes' Family.

This is not only a restaurant, but also a coffee and pastry shop. In this branch, the fine line between the resto and coffee shop is the elevation of the other half. You can still dine wherever, nontheless.

Going back to our dinner, since it's just the two of us, we ordered Pork Sisig and Boneless Chicken Barbecue. We had to compromise, since he doesn't eat vegetables, while I don't eat seafood; hence, the pork and chicken dishes. It was delicious, because it's Filipino food, but nothing too spectacular about it. I already tasted these kinds of food in other restaurants and it was just the same. Don't get me wrong, I liked it a lot, especially the Boneless Chicken Barbecue, which is their specialty.

The service was slower than other establishments, but tolerable enough to give it a thumbs up. Another factor for giving Serye a good review in this department was also the courteousness of the waiter, as well as their attentiveness to our requests.

Overall, it's a good dining experience for us. We got satisfied with their food and service, and that's all that mattered. I would like to visit here again for other dishes like their Pinoy take on pastas and Pancit Luglog.

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Sheryl Anne B.
4.0 Stars

That's their 95-peso Tsokolate "Eh". Look at how small it is.

I wouldn't want it in a larger cup anyway since it tastes so bitter. Di ko nga ito naubos e, haha! The server told me it's bittersweet. Pero mapait talaga siya eh.

Anyway highway skyway my way, that was for my dessert, hehe. Mom thinks it's strange to have hot chocolate after non-breakfast meals but Iiii waaant iiit thaaat waaay 127926 (Tell me why!) 128514

Had a quick dinner here before we headed to the hospital to visit Lola. We ordered Hototai, Sizzling Pork Sisig with Egg, and Laing.

The soup was very flavorful. Generous serving of veggies, seafoods and pork.

The sisig was so good that I had two cups of rice! It's sizzling talaga and it wasn't malansa (ano ang malansa sa Ingles?) haha.

The laing was good as well but didn't sate me, my tastebuds were searching for that spicy taste.

I also loved the ambiance here, it's so cozy. And the servers are friendly. 128522

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Chef Riccardo L.
4.0 Stars

Good food!

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Ryan M.
1.0 Stars

Expensive and mediocre. I mean how can you botch something as simple as pandesal with kesong puti? If you're going to market ordinary filipino dishes at a ridiculous price and try to disguise it as haute cuisine, then make sure your dinuguan is better than Hizon's, your pancit luglug is better than Razon's, and your bibingka better than Ferino's. If not, it's justa glorified carienderia. Shameful!

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Isobel M.
3.0 Stars

I thought it was OK.

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Juan Paulo O.
3.0 Stars

Quite expensive for the taste

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Daryl Vance S.
4.0 Stars

Great food . Cozy and nice service must try thier kare-kare plus 3 rice ... I don't know about you but i love fats... Especially the added marrow hiding inside the stew ... Great great ... Good for meeting...

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