Tahanan Bistro

22 Loresville Drive, Lores Farm Subd., Antipolo, Rizal

Tahanan Bistro
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Category:
Filipino
Business Hours
Reopens: 11:00a - 4:00p
Phone
+639258801487

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 11:00a - 4:00p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • Closed
  • Tuesday
    • Closed
  • Wednesday
    • Closed
  • Thursday
    • Closed
  • Friday
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 4:00p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash

More Business Info

Parking:
Street
Reservations:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Waiter Service:
Yes
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Cindy S.
5.0 Stars
10

Today, I had the most amazing pre-birthday lunch in Tahanan Bistro. This garden-home restaurant is one of the most beautiful casual fine dining place I've ever been. They're located in the hills of Antipolo, overlooking an expansive garden and forestry with a view of Laguna de Bay. The dining area is set with floor to ceiling sliding doors, bringing the outdoors closer to you.

Tahanan Bistro is the home of artist Benjie Reyes. After studying in Melbourne, his daughter Keesha and her partner Chef Kevin Tuason came back home and opened Tahanan Bistro. They offer three set menus for 1,200php which you can choose from: Kamagong, Ipil and Lauan. Oh, and the names of their set menus are inspired by the surrounding trees that can be found in Tahanan, and their menu changes every quarter! 128076🏻

The set menus is a 5-course meal which pays homage to Philippine produce, it consists of an appetizer, salad, the main, a palate cleanser, and dessert. The boyfie opted for the Kamagong and I chose the Ipil:

KAMAGONG Set Menu
127807 Dinuguan - pork blood stew, steamed rice cakes, crispy pig ears, beer-battered quail eggs
127807 Ukoy - crispy shrimp cakes, green mango, jicama, carrots, cashew, house-blend vinegar dressing, anchovy extract
127807 Kaldereta - slow-cooked beef rib, kaldereta sauce, gremolata, gnocchi fritti, carrots and olives
127807 Narangha - orange slices, roasted pistachios, house-made ricotta with mint leaves
127807 Ube - purple yam and white chocolate lava cake, cheese ice cream and sweet pastry crumbs

IPIL Set Menu:
127807 Quezo de Bola - edam, gouda, focaccia, vegetable batonettes, crispy gnocchi alla romana
127807 Ukoy - crispy shrimp cakes, green mango, jicama, carrots, cashew, house-blend vinegar dressing, anchovy extract
127807 Valenciana - chicken ballotine, red bulgur, roasted garlic, longganisa, capsicum, quail eggs and mango salsa
127807 Narangha - orange slices, roasted pistachios, house-made ricotta with mint leaves
127807 Champorado - pinipig, cacao sauce, candied sun dried herring, Italian meringue

Naturally, being the foodie that we are. We tasted each other's food. Everything was amazing! I loved the Kaldereta, the beef was cooked to perfection, it was so tender and full of flavor. Watching the beef easily separates from the bone was so satisfying. The gnocchi fritti went well with it.

Let's admit it. No Filipino meal would be complete without rice. Enter the Valenciana, this one is wonderful play on the tastebuds! I think they used brown rice, and it was perfect with the chicken, longganisa and quail eggs! I haven't even finished half of this yet and I was so full already. It was just a bit of a struggle to separate the capsicum (a.k.a. bell pepper, lol!).

Also, I am not a fan of salad. Period. But their Ukoy salad is delicious! The shredded jicama, green mango and carrots topped with cashews complemented the fried ukoy really well. It's not a complicated salad which I liked. And it made me eat healthy for once. 128514

Now the dessert, I cannot choose what I liked the most between the Champorado and the Ube. Both were just sinful and amazing! The ube white chocolate lava cake with cheese ice cream was the 128163! It's an interesting play on your classic lava cake. This was the boyfie's dessert but I was so sooo tempted to switch desserts with him! Haha! But then I tasted the Champorado, and I was torn. I think it was the best version of champorado I have ever tasted. Not too sweet and you can taste the cacao perfectly. The candied tuyo added a nice kick to it!

The set menus doesn't come with a drink so we ordered for a pitcher of their Lemongrass Iced Tea. The pitcher was served warm because it was freshly made. Service here is impeccable! There were only two of them serving an estimate of 18 people, including us. They were very friendly and attentive, you don't need to call out their attention if you need anything, they anticipate it perfectly. Annnnnd, they gave me free dessert to celebrate my birthday! Hehe. It's banana fritters with vanilla ice cream, too bad I wasn't able to take a picture 'coz the ice cream melted too fast! 9786

Overall, it was a very intimate and relaxing afternoon. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Tahanan Bistro provides a quick escape with a wonderful fine-casual home dining ambiance. They're a 32-seat bistro with a breathtaking view and amazing art surrounding the place. Very laidback and chill. It's perfect for people who just wants a break from the city. Oh, and their seats are special Benjie chairs! 10084

They are by appointment only. If you decide to visit them, make sure to book a table 2 weeks in advance. Also, use Waze to get there. They're up in the hills of Antipolo that you'd easily lose your way, but we got there with the help of Waze just fine.

1108811088110881108811088️ amazing stars!

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