Summer Palace

2/F EDSA Shangri-La Manila, EDSA cor. Garden Way, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

Summer Palace
4.5
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  • 2 stars 0
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Category:
Chinese
Business Hours
Reopens: 11:30a - 2:30p
Phone
+6326338888

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 9:00a - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:30a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:30a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:30a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:30a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:30a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 11:30a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Most Recent Reviews

Chieo O.
4.0 Stars
8

May is a very busy month, birthdays here and there...and this year my mom reached her platinum jubilarian age, but instead of throwing her a grand party she wanted something intimate and private....even though we wanted buffet she’d still like it classy and ala carte.... so then we tried Summer Palace in Edsa Shang since we always end up at HEAT...I guess now’s the time to venture the upper level dining areas 128522128522128522

Wow, the venue looks really nice! From walking to the receiving hallway with wall prints, to the dining areas with a window view, it really felt refreshing compared to the typical boxy restaurant surrounded by walls, hehehe :) I also loved the layering of their dinnerware...china blue!

I was a bit sad though knowing they don’t serve dimsum in the evening 128557128557128557128557 I mean, come on! You can’t call it Chinese without em goodies, boohoohoo 128546128546128546

But anyway.... we tried their creative offerings and started with Baked Scallops with fluffy omelette, crab roe, crab meat etc. This appetizer was executed well aside from its presentation! 10084128522128077🏻 Everything fitted on top of the shell which served as a mini plate to hold all the seafood galore! 100841008410084

Next we had the safest choices....salted fish fried rice....vegetable medley ( asparagus, brocolli, bok choy etc ) ...sweet and sour pork...prawn salad.... chicken in lemon sauce( tender chicken glazed with savory lemon cut like elongated pork cutlets )....roasted
pork ( oriental lechon kawali with hoisin sauce and mustard )....spare ribs ( looks spicy but moderately done! Check! ) ....and oh! Birthday Noodles with lotsa toppings and generous bok choy! Everything was in fairness, cooked right and didn’t turn out as salty as typical chinese cuisine would be....which was also a good thing for Mom!

For dessert, we tried the Mango Sango...hmm still could taste the strong mango puree hehehe...the Buchi didn’t fail us though....it was bigger than the usual one, airy inside but the filling was the one that made it more delicious! I liked the fact that even the filling inside was warm, which was nice 10084128077🏻128522127881

So for the cheesy surprise..... Yes, they grouped up from behind and sang Happy Birthday ....in Chinese version and gave my mom lighted up chinese buns with mongo-custard filling! Cute touch on the decorated mini siopao-like buns! Hehehe 12852210084128077🏻

Still, I can’t get over that they don’t serve dimsum in the evenings...hahahaha128518128539128518128539128518128515

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Aileen L.
5.0 Stars
9

快乐的第38天给我
Kuàilè de dì 38 tiān gěi wǒ 127880127874

My 38th bday celebration part 2.

Last February 20,2018, I celebrated my 38th lunch birthday celebration at Summer Palace at Edsa Shangrila Manila. Since this is my special day so i want a special place to celebrate it and since I’m a fan of Shangrila Hotels and a member of Golden Circles too.

I’ve eaten to Edsa Shangrila Manila restaurants for how many times , like HEAT, but this is my first time to try Summer Palace and I loved Chinese Cuisine. There’s this feeling that maybe in my past life I want to become a Chinese ,I don’t know why , I’m just happy with the food and with some Chinese superstitions.I heard also that Summer Palace is one of the best Chinese restaurants in Manila so this is the perfect place for my birthday.

Went here at lunch time and my hubby will just follow because he still have to wait for lunch break before meeting me at Summer Palace. He advise me to order what I want so at the reception of Summer Palace, staffs wearing Chinese costume welcomed me all smiles 128522 then asked if I had reservation and told them walk in, since it’s still early so I’ve got a chance to choose where to seat. The Summer palace interior was very elegant ! From the seats , to chandeliers , to our glasswares. I loved everything about it and happy to be seated near the window because I’ve got the best views , it’s so relaxing .

Ordered the following dishes :

🇨🇳 Baked BBQ Buns (190 pesos ) not to sweet , just right , these buns are so delicious 128523

🇨🇳 Hakao/shrimp dumplings ( 220 pesos ) this is my favorite dimsum every time I go to Chinese restaurants, I’ll make sure I’ll have this , I’m pleasantly surprised with their hakao, it’s so huge ! They were a little bit bigger than a golf ball and it’s so heavy when you eat it.

🇨🇳 birthday noodles (small 460 pesos ) it’s our tradition that if we have birthdays , we need to have noodles for long life .i loved Bday noodles because it has liver and quail eggs .

🇨🇳 Sweet And Sour pork ( 460 pesos )

🇨🇳 Yang Zhou fried rice - (small 360 pesos ) this is the best seller rice of every Chinese cuisine .

🇨🇳 chilled mango pudding for desserts and I asked if they have complimentary birthday cake and they said they Don’t have a cake but before we finished our meals I heard a loud sound and all the staffs are coming to our table including their manager, they are so accommodating . They brought me a very cute Bday egg 🥚 custard ! Usually Chinese resto don’t have cake but the egg custard is the one they give for Bday celebrants like me 128522 and there’s even a candle for me to blow 127874.

They sang a happy birthday song for me in Chinese version , this is my first time to hear a Chinese birthday song and it is so nice 128077

zhù ni shengrì kuàilè
zhù ni shengrì kuàilè
zhù ni xìngfú zhù ni jiànkang
zhù ni qiántú guang míng zhù ni shengrì kuàilè
zhù ni shengrì kuàilè
zhù ni xìngfú zhù ni jiàn kang
you gè wennuan jiatíng

After that they sang the English version of happy bday!

My heart ❣ was filed with joy !

I’ve noticed that there were a lot of Chinese dining here , as expected also there were Filipinos and Americans too. So proud of Summer Palace that all races loved their food here . Our table was so big and spacious .128077

I’ve got the best food , the best restaurant for my bday, the staffs of Summer palace made my day extra special and most of all I am so happy that day because when hubby arrived she gave me a bouquet 128144127801 of red roses from my favorite flower shop , TECSON!

Thank you my dearest husband for this wonderful 38th bday lunch treat at Summer Palace.

For me , Summer Palace would be the #1 Chinese restaurant in our country 🇵🇭

竖起大拇指
Shù qǐ dà mǔzhǐ 128077128077128077

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Pat S.
4.0 Stars
6

Summer Palace reminds me so much of Yung Kee in Hong Kong. Both are excellent Chinese restaurants serving quality food which will cost you an arm and a leg...BUT SULIT!

Reservation is a must because they are usually full during Sunday brunch/lunch.

We arrived at around 10am and they only serve dimsum. No ala carte dishes yet. They only start serving ala carte at 11am. So while waiting for 11am, we had

-Pork Siomai with shrimp: 4 HUGE pieces of siomai topped with fresh plump shrimp. This is really goood!
-Fried Lobster Roll: 3 rolls drizzled with wasabi mayo. This is good as well but I still prefer the huge siomai.
-Baked Barbecued Buns: For me, Tim Ho Wan’s Pork Buns pa din.
-Fried Beancurd Skin Rolls: It has shrimp inside same as that of Tim Ho Wan’s but this is bigger.

For the ala carte dishes,
-Barbecued pork in honey sauce (AKA Pork Asado) served with jelly fish on the side: a slice of asado is thicker than the usual pork asado in other Chinese restaurants. Thick, rich, and sweet.
-Hot Prawn Salad: The shrimps are huge like the one on top of the siomai. Juicy and perfectly cooked.
-Steamed Live Fish in soy sauce: Very fresh lapu-lapu
-Crispy Chicken: The kids loved it!
-Yang Zhou fried rice: They were generous with the serving. Not oily.
-Fried Sesame Balls: It took them time to serve this because they were freshly fried. The buchi is hot, big, and delicious.

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Candice N.
5.0 Stars

Food 9/10, gong pao chicken and salmon belly, must try! Intense flavors and cooked just right 10084, the service is 11/10. Its a bit pricey for a party of 2, but servings are up to 4 people, i recommend dining here with fam or friends. Jefferson L

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Marjorie G.
3.0 Stars
10

Summer Palace has just reopened following a renovation. Because it's my first time to visit, I cannot tell how much the interiors have changed compared with how it looked before. But I like the uncomplicated but luxurious design, the big round tables with lazy susans, dark-stained walls, curtains, and furniture.

Summer Palace's specialty is Chinese cuisine (Cantonese specifically) and during our visit, we were introduced to some of their new dishes. Today, I will give you a review of these delectable offerings.

Appetizer
They looked so pretty I thought we were starting out with dessert. On a plate that looks like a giant clam shell, were 4 kinds of appetizers that were as pleasing to the taste buds as much as they were pleasing to the eyes. There are 1. Sautéed fresh peeled crab meat and scallops with egg, 2. Oven-baked shrimps and egg tart in wasabi sauce, 3. Summer Palace's special thousand layers radish rolls, and 4. Stuffed crispy dough with minced seafood and pomelo in wasabi sauce. I loved everything except 3, not that it was bad, it was just not as flavorful as the other appetizers. Number 2 is a pleasant surprise, with a hint of wasabi that gives it that certain oomph.

Soup
And then we were served with a small clay pot with a brown-colored broth. This soup is called, Double-boiled nourishing herb, Maca with US Kurobuta pork. Maca is a plant that grows in Central Peru often eaten baked or roasted and is being used in soups. I found the soup savory and a bit sweet, the chunks of pork tender. I honestly liked it.

Main course
I was drawn by the delicous aroma of Roasted peking duck. It was served wrapped in flavored pancake that comes in different colors. You can eat it as it is or have it wrapped in pancake, either way, you will definitely enjoy this dish.

The US Kurobuta pork in mamak sauce was served on a plate that resembles a palette. The meat is thin and soft and it is covered in sweetened mamak sauce.

Dessert
The Snowman and baby duck bun filled with egg custard was so cute, I almost didn't eat it. Remember the food trend this 2016, salted egg? Well, this one jumped on the bandwagon. It has creamy salted egg filling, the amount of which is more generous in the baby duck than the snow man. If you are into the salted egg craze, then you shouldn't miss this dessert.

The Chilled lemongrass jelly with sherbet is equally good, with the sour flavor of sherbet balancing out the sweetness of the jelly. I'd take it though even without the sherbet.

Check Summer Palace's business hours below:

Breakfast: 9am - 11.30am (Sundays only)
Lunch: 11.30am - 2.30pm
Dinner: 6pm - 10pm

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Lia B.
5.0 Stars
4

Love the new interiors specially the blue & white ceramic wall of the hallway. Food was excellent. We ordered clear bamboo pith with mushrooms and scallops, peking duck (they had beetroot, squash, spinach and the traditional wrap), tenderloin in pepper and steamed sea bass and rice with dried scallops. Mango pudding is better than the mango sago.

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Alexandra N.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Maureen L.
4.0 Stars

Chinese food for a change! 9786

What I liked:
1. Xiao long bao - that burst of soup inside was heavenly!
2. Pork buns - not oily and just had the right amount of meat inside
3. Roast duck - huge meat (less fatty parts) perfectly paired with the sour plum sauce
4. Beef hot pot - super yummy sweet style; much like pares, the sosyal version!
5. Buko lychee shake - just had the right level of sweetness of the lychee plus the freshness of the buko. It was so refreshing! Perfect for the summer heat! And do note that whenever you order a combination shake, you get a free emoji pillow (on the picture)

What I didn't like though:
My ultimate favorite (from other Chinese restaurants) was the prawn salad. It looked sad. And there was nothing special to it like the prawns were just placed on top of the fruit salad. If you're craving for this dish, I suggest you go have it at Gloria Maris instead 128514

But all in all this was a good visit. And will come back for more emoji pillows...! Oh, I mean, for more dimsum 128513

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Jen L.
5.0 Stars

Nang extra sa family lunch ng friend ko, and wow... Social ang plating haha

Masarap ang food, d ko lang alam how pricey it is haha

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Mark L.
4.0 Stars
4

on the last day of the credit card promo last Thursday, we ate at this fine Chinese cuisine.

of course we ordered the ever reliable sweet and sour pork 128077128077128077128077128077, the delicious tofu with spinach on top 128077128077128077128077, Peking duck (2-way) 128077128077128077128077 and my favorite salted fish fried rice without green peas 128077128077128077128077128077.

we also ordered other food but I didn't get to take a photo.

bad side .. they were stingy on their chili oil.

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Mary Love S.
4.0 Stars
6

Summer Palace is our go-to place whenever there’s a special occasion or if there’s a supplier in town. I never really bother to visit this place before as I’m not a fan of Chinese food. R though was raving about this place and shared how much he loves some dishes served here. So when he invited me to join him and his suppliers a few months ago, I decided to tag along.

Hello, Summer Palace.

When I got there, I was greeted by a friendly receptionist who assisted me to the table where R and his business suppliers are waiting.

It was pretty cold in the restaurant and it was a good thing that I have a shawl with me. (Yes, I belong to the Titas of Manila.)

R was in charge of picking the dishes and he got Fried King Prawn Balls coated with Cornflakes (PHP1,120, small | PHP1,680, medium | PHP2,240, large), Peking Roast Duck (PHP3,700/duck), Braised Pumpkin and Taro in Coconut Milk (PHP470, small | PHP705, medium | PHP940, large), Sweet and Sour Pork (PHP540, small | PHP810, medium | PHP1,075, large), Pan-Fried Codfish Fillet in Light Soy Sauce (PHP2,020, small | PHP3,020, medium | PHP4,030, large) Sautéed Diced Beef in Taro Basket (PHP840, small | PHP1,260, medium | PHP1,630, large) and more. (Sorry! I totally forgot the rest as I experienced food coma that night we went!)

While waiting for our food, I helped myself with some roasted peanuts on the swivel tray (lazy susan). I think I almost finished the whole bowl. Eep! 128561

The food was served one by one starting with the pan-fried codfish.

It was beautifully battered. Each bite was crunchy and the codfish had a clean and light taste. It was also very moist.

The Peking Duck was already cut and wrapped by the staff when they served it to us. It had a nice crispy skin and the meat was succulent! The strips of cucumber added bite to the dish. Yum!

The sweet and sour pork was pretty good too though it was nothing extraordinary for me. The pork though was tender.

The sautéed diced beef was just so-so for me too. I didn't get a piece of the crunchy taro basket anymore as I was getting full.

One of my favorites that night was the huge prawn balls with cornflakes. It had a nice mayonnaise-like taste which went so well with the fresh seafood. The crunch from the cornflakes added texture to the mouthwatering dish.

I loved the Braised Pumpkin and Taro in coconut milk. Well, it might be a bit biased on my end since I loooove pumpkin. 10084️ The dish was slightly sweet which was a nice break from all the savory dishes I tried.

R was right, this place serves great dishes! Each dish might be pricey but it was definitely worth it! 128523

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Belle S.
5.0 Stars

Best hot prawn salad I've ever tried and the soft shell crab with eggplant and pork floss did not disappoint. Miamy!128523

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Nins A.
5.0 Stars

Excellent food! Pecking duck and hot shrimp salad are the best! 128077🏼

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Kitch G.
5.0 Stars

My favorite Chinese Restaurant in the world! 128523128523 food is super Sulit especially if you have a Shang discount card. Their dimsum is almost double the size of the typical dimsum at almost the same price. Other favorites: shrimp salad, cod fish in light soy, homemade tofu. 128523128523128523
What I also love about this restaurant is they do not use MSG and their manager, Ms. Nancy Farm is very accommodating.

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Joseph C.
5.0 Stars

still the best crunchy sweet and sour place in the Philippines! hot sour soup, hot prawn salad, steamed fish and yang chow fried rice with complimentary jasmine tea selection with 5 star Shangrila Hotel service! Best Oriental dinner date place! reservations is a must. Most successful restaurant business in Shangrila hotel chain in the country.

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Jennifer N.
4.0 Stars

I went here for dinner on Mother's Day, and we ended up ordering more than we should have. Everything on the menu just sounded so good.

We had the hot and sour soup to start, which was nicely warm and spicy with heaps of shrimps and fish lips. We also had the hot prawn salad as another starter - this is always one of my favourites. The shrimps were quite big, and best of all it wasn't drowning in mayonnaise unlike in some other places.

Apart from those two, we ordered the soft shell crabs with eggplants and pork floss which was easily one of my favourites of the night. The soft shell crabs were delightfully crunchy and there were more than enough pieces to go around, and this is considering my entire family are big fans of soft shell crab and can easily put away a lot of pieces. The eggplants were crispy outside but soft and sweet inside, and the pork floss was quite tasty. Yum. There was also the beef in black pepper sauce, nice but not exactly mind blowing, but at least the beef was tender.

The roast suckling pig was another favourite; the skin was crispy and the meat chewy and tender. We also ordered the crab rolls and shrimp balls dish - the crab rolls were interesting, as they looked like sushi sans the rice. I thought the wasabi mayo on top of the rolls were a bit too strong though, that you could barely taste the crab. The shrimp balls were ok, crunchy on the outside and very shrimp-y taste.

I had the chilled mango sago for dessert which was yummy, not too sweet like I usually prefer. We also split an order of buchi, which was pretty good as well.

Service was excellent. Waiters were very attentive and our food came out of the kitchen pretty fast.

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Micah R.
4.0 Stars

Favorite orders are the suckling pig and seaweed!!

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Kitch G.
5.0 Stars

The go-to place for life's milestones! Food is very good and service is top notch! The only thing stopping me from eating here everyday is the price (Though totally worth it). 9786128523

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Don I.
5.0 Stars

Yummy!128077

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Joseph C.
5.0 Stars

Best alternative chinese resto favorite. crunchy but soft sweet and sour pork, dumplings, fish fillet, soft shell crab, assorted pork cuts. post family valentine treat!

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