Swagat

FCC Bldg., 119 Rada St., Legazpi Village, Makati, Metro Manila

Swagat
4.0
4.0 Stars

40 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 12
  • 4 stars 18
  • 3 stars 7
  • 2 stars 2
  • 1 star 1
  • 42 Reviews
  • 65 Recommend
  • 40 Reviewers
Category:
Indian
Business Hours
Reopens Fri: 11:00a - 11:00p
Phone
+6327525669

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

American Express, Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Parking:
Street
Reservations:
Yes
Delivery:
Yes
Take Out:
Yes
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Waiter Service:
Yes
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Raisa R.
4.0 Stars

I liked it ordered curry and roti and it was yummy and affordable.

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Smita S.
1.0 Stars

Worst food EVER !!! Please do not judge Indian Cuisine on the basis of food served here ! Even The poorest villages in India offer far better food than this "so called Indian Restaurant" trust me !! And it's not cheap either. That's not enuf - they charge 10 pesos for every item separately to be taken away and they use Aluminium foil to wrap up the food ridiculous !! A total disgrace to Indians and Indian food - horrible experience :-/

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Elaine O.
4.0 Stars

As one of the Esquire's best restaurants of 2012, we opted to dine at Swagat. The place is clean and the decorations are simple. The staff are warm and polite. The food is tastefully good but it comes in small servings. We had Shrimp Masala, Chicken Tikka, Naan and Lassi. I haven't been to India so I wouldn't know how an authentic Indian food tastes like.

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Butch G.
4.0 Stars

Good food. Had baigan masala, chicken tikka masala, fish biryani, shrimp curry, naan bread and roti.
Service is quite slow.... But food is good.

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Ranjit C.
3.0 Stars

Service is slower than slow , but good home style Indian food :)

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Kaye B.
3.0 Stars

All these for 600+ pesos. It's so bitin but so goood!!! Gave 3 stars because we're still hungry when we left. Portions are really small :(

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Maureen S.
2.0 Stars

So what we ordered are:
1. Matter Paneer
2. Shrimps Makhanwala
3. Butter basmati rice
4. Garlic naan

They all looked great in picture, but not in taste 128533 and super small serving sizes too. Still hungry and unsatisfied after this 128532

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Linus P.
4.0 Stars

There are only a few indian restos here in manila and surely theis will always be part of the top.. Wide selection of food while being able to keep the prices reasonable..

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Yina M.
5.0 Stars

My very first visit to Swagat was a good five years ago. The only thing i remember of it was that it was cheap. I had no reference for Indian food and thus, left someone that I used to know order for the both of us. The food wasn't very memorable, tbh.

Flash forward to a night I discovered that my co-workers and I were working late and had not yet eaten. They called for something exotic and I agreed. In our hunger, we ordered the chicken tikka masala, samosas, vegetable and chicken biryanis, a few naan bread was it and kofta meatballs.

The food i ate were:

Samosas for only P70?? And they were extremely good!!!!

Vegetable biryani - P130? Or just about. Flavorful and just how i like my rice.

Kofta balls - not to my liking. They were filling but i didn't enjoy them as much.

My two co-workers enjoyed their food, too. The best part of it all was that it was reasonable!

P.S. We went back.

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Vicvic M.
5.0 Stars

For me, its one of the best Indian restos around. Too bad they didnt have any gulab jamun (I think thats how its spelled).

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AAA M.
3.0 Stars

I was so eager to try Swagat after reading so many good reviews about it. My take on swagat is that it could be comparable to our Filipino "tapsihan". You know, it's simple, authentic as it gets but it's not necessarily similar to all but it's also not commercialized as well because it doesn't lose the standard flavors. It's earned prestigious awards and has been around 12yrs & I just happen to love some dishes but I'm no Indian cuisine master, so with all the Indian locals dining, I take it that Swagat still deserves their recognition they've been receiving.

We had a couple of dishes, each of us had a fave. I liked their chicken curry and the rogan josh. I think every Indian joint I've been to has their own version of rogan josh. I sort of like theirs too. Their mutton curry was really gamey but we like that in our lamb meat anyway. I think we had the murgh tandoori which I think is their buttered chicken (one of my fave indian dish), sad to say, they don't have it the way I want and is incomparable to the one I had at Queen's. The samosas were disappointing also. They only serve vegetable kind and it lacked flavor and was inconsistent with the portions. We also had issues with the serving size. I know that one order is good for one person only but come on, 4 measly pieces of mutton is a little too small even for those who are on fake diets.

On to the roti's and naan. We had cheese naan which is ok. A lil burnt. We were sad that they didn't serve roti paratha so we just had buttered roti, aloo paratha and methi paratha which was too salty for our taste. Good thing their lassi's were delicious. I don't really enjoy yoghurt drinks but I loved their version of it. The strawberry and mango is so good I would come back just for it. All in all we had a good dining experience, plus the servers were really nice and accommodating. Now, I can tick this off my list and move on to more Indian restau I'd love to try.

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Kim L.
2.0 Stars

When POOR service instantly turns you off and not even good food can make up for it.. You know that there's no way it's going to be a good dining experience.

The guy server (the one with the missing front tooth) kept on insisting that he served us 3pcs naan when he only served 2, come on! You think I'd stress myself out over a 20php bread? I was just pointing out that he must've overlooked our orders (since everything else also took FOREVER!), but nope, that rude server was literally arguing with me and even shoved the extra 20-peso bill on our table. Bastos.

For the food, I'd say everything was good from the vegetable samosas to the chicken curry. Very authentic and you can really taste the spices. The portions are quite small though and like I mentioned, the dishes took forever and arrived roughly around 30-45 minutes. Weird thing was that the biryani rice with shrimps & the naan arrived first without the ulam. So what are we supposed to do with just rice and bread?128531 So yeah, service sucked.

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Madeleine A.
4.0 Stars

My brother Ralph has been telling us about Swagat over and over, not only because his friend's family owns it, but also because the food is supposedly that good.

We picked up lunch here today before visiting my dad at the hospital. I got the Chicken Biryani (Php 195) for mom Susan A, and their best-selling Chicken Tikka Masala (Php 250) for myself. Ralph ordered Matter Paneer (Php 140), and added a piece of Roti (Php 20). We also got two orders of Plain Rice (Php 25/each). They charge Php 10 for every takeout container.

We were the first customers there, but before we were given our food, 3 people had picked up their takeout orders. I took it as a good sign and looked at the receiving area from time to time to see if our orders had already come through. The set-up of the restaurant was quite simple: Bollywood music videos played non-stop from the TV, Indian fabrics, trinkets, and newspaper clippings adorned the walls of the restaurant.

When we got to dad's room, I immediately unpacked our food, took in the spices, and dove right in... and you know what? Whatever bias I had against Indian food had effectively diminished. The food was still hot, but I just kept taking in mouthful per mouthful.

The Chicken Tikka Masala was absolutely delicious. Spicy but tolerable, with tender boneless chicken soaking up the flavors of the sauce. I loved it so much that I was slightly reluctant to let my mom and brother try it. It was great with rice, but also great with roti.

Personally, I don't think you can ever go wrong with Biryani, and the Chicken Biryani definitely did not disappoint. Fragrant and zesty, the Biryani was a. Mom commented that it was spicy, but I didn't taste it, perhaps because the Masala had already been running my tongue with its own spices.

Ralph really liked the Matter Paneer which is a simple, vegetarian dish consisting of peas and cottage cheese in a spicy tomato-based sauce. The flavor of the cheese was lost on me, probably because the tomato overpowered it. I'm not a fan of peas either, and I would say this dish was just okay.

I admit that I haven't tried a lot of Indian restaurants, but this one is worth coming back to again, and again, and again.

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JP G.
4.0 Stars

If you're looking for something different but still distinctly Asian, you've got to try this place out. Honestly, if you would look at the place from outside, you wouldn't do a double back because the sign is plain and the place doesn't look too inviting from the outside. Who knew that this restaurant houses one of the better Indian cusuines I have tried in the metro.

It's distinctly spicy, savory, and absolutely comforting. The must tries are the:
- roti with cheese
- lamb curry 128077🏼
- buttered rice
- the eggplant mush (I forgot the actual name 128517)
- and the Indian empanada (I can't pronounce or remember the name hahaha)

Honestly I couldn't remember the names of the things we ordered but it made me happy and that is the important part hahaha.

Btw, you can check out my rating for this and other restaurants from my IG: chubbyperohappy 128521

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Mae A.
5.0 Stars

And that Mutton Biryani was good! I don't recall trying authentic Indian cuisine so having this was a pleasant surprise. My expectations then was that the dishes would be spicy and flavorful. Our other choice, Chicken Tikka Masala, was indeed spicy. Though we requested it to be on the mild side, it still packed that spice punch. But this was different. It was somehow slightly sweet and very flavorful. All the spices worked to make this astoundingly good. Can't find the right words to describe. You just have to try it 128076🏻128523128076🏻

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Vicvic M.
5.0 Stars

Probably my favorite Indian resto in Manila. I've tried a lot here - the different biryani, paneer options... Naan, roti... Chicken tika masala... 128077128077

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Vicvic M.
2.0 Stars

Ordered the shrimps masala. They should change the name and call it onion masala since it only had 6pcs of shrimp. It was mostly onions.

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Ac T.
5.0 Stars

Authentic, flavorful (THOSE SPICES THOUGH) & sulit Indian food 128076 It also has that hole-in-the-wall vibe that makes it only more endearing hahah! Can't wait to go back.

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Loren L P.
4.0 Stars

Last time we ate here was 5-6 years ago and I have forgotten the best sellers so we got the papadum masala, papadum fry for the toddler, chicken curry, mixed biryani (chicken & lamb), buttered roti, and sweet and salt lassi. Whatever happens, don't order the salt lassi! For someone who likes everything salty- this one tasted so bad :( tried to put sugar on it but it didn't do any good.

We loved the papadum and roti but our main dishes were just OK. Nothing extra ordinary, but for the price range- we would still go back if Your Local makes us wait for 2 hours 128516

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Janet L.
5.0 Stars

Authentic, affordable and delicious! Our new go-to indian restaurant.

Great that you can get mutton dishes here. Also try the salty and/or sweet lassi - I prefer the former.

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