The Aristocrat

432 San Andres St. cor. Roxas Blvd., Malate, Manila, Metro Manila

The Aristocrat
4.0
4.0 Stars

86 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 32
  • 4 stars 29
  • 3 stars 20
  • 2 stars 5
  • 1 star 0
  • 93 Reviews
  • 91 Recommend
  • 86 Reviewers
Category:
Filipino
Phone
+6325247671

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Price Range

₱149 - ₱705

More Business Info

Parking:
Street, Parking Lot
Reservations:
Yes
Kids Menu:
Yes
Delivery:
Yes
Take Out:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Waiter Service:
Yes
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Salie D.
3.0 Stars
6

Im grateful that I have been having the chance eating here for Free everytime. Thanks to my Mom in law. But I really do not crave for their BBQ chicken as much as my husband. I'm really more into Fried Chicken Wings or Roast/Inasal Chicken.

The BBQ chicken 3pcs per stick at Php190. Noticed its getting smaller each time. And the Java sauce in a pocket that comes with it is per request na, nakalimutan i serve or that's just a style to scrimp on the sauce? Honestly, I cannot finish 3pcs and I dont feel satisfied and happy after eating...mas enjoy ako sa Fried talaga...1285399996#sorry

Adobo Pork and Chicken
-Oh this one is good. First time to try this. It's actually rich and delicious! The Adobo sauce is thick and thought there's shredded chicken and very tender Pork meat when boiling them on a pressure cooker that becomes part of the sauce already.

Sago gulaman
-always a favorite, refreshing and never failed to make us drool when waiter passes along with this on a tray. 128522

Ampalaya con carne
- Its got tender meat and perfectly cooked Ampalaya, but the amount is really too small for the price. Good for one-two pax only.

Burger steak and French Fries
-supposed to be sizzling and hot and enticing!?! It was served dry and uninteresting to look at.
Even the French Fries weren't as good as how it's supposed to be. 128533

Filipinos even foreigners filled this huge dining place in this Roxas Boulevard branch. Nakakabilib ang lakas ng branch na to compared to their other branches na hindi man lang napupuno? There must be some luck in this branch. 128522
But I'm amazed that the last month we've been here twice and the crowd were all crazy about their food talaga. mostly Filipino dishes were on the table and Foreigners, Korean in particular are those dining.

Among the best sellers are Bibingka!
the BBQ chicken of course and the classic Pinoy Sago Gulaman.

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AlwaysHungryPh P.
4.0 Stars
5

Another Filipino treat happened during an event sponsored by one of our long time partners in U! Happy Events. It was lauriat style. Imagine a plate full of their signature and best selling Chicken Barbecue. That is a sight to see.

Did I mention before that am a fan of atchara? That fermented mixture of papaya is a delight. The more sour it is the better it gets. I have it all the time with the Chicken Barbecue.

I also enjoyed their fresh rolls of Lumpiang Ubod. It didn’t require sweet sauce to bring out its sweetness. I could’ve had three if we weren’t full on our table.

Their Mechado or Filipino Beef Stew was delicious. Don’t let the messy look stir you away from it. Meat was soft and smooth with each bite creating a long lasting presence in my mouth.

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Warren T.
5.0 Stars
2

i could remember my childhood days where this place has ni airconditionibg, the java sauce was still in a ketsup dispenser bottle (now they limited it to sachets) the kapampangan food here in manila, classic chicken barbecue, i opted for the boneless coz eating the classic chicken barbecue is messy has too much burnt skin, love the java rice and pickled papaya (atchara), sweet and tangy. dinuguan with beef and thick blood, i love the taste. nothing else comes close to aristocrat's version... ever! to wash thing down with sago't gulaman, it has pretty sweet syrup there but heck it was worth it! sadly the serving keeps getting smaller, i hope they can get my money's worth of bigger serving because it is not cheap.

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Unisse C.
4.0 Stars
2

Coming home from a flight as a family, we normally end up at Aristocrat for lunch or dinner depending on the time. And last January was not an exception.

This place is always packed regardless what day it is. It's their main branch and they have tons of seating space here. But it would still be filled no matter what.

I got the classic boneless chicken barbeque since I don't like going through the hassle of deboning the chicken. It's still great no matter how many years have passed. Their java sauce goes so well with the chicken and the java rice.

I got their chicken sotanghon too. Classic. 128076🏼

Service though could be better. But I guess it's tough to manage so many guests.

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Anjela S.
3.0 Stars

We tried the BREAKFAST BUFFET of The Aristocrat for P199 on a Sunday morning around 1 AM. The place was jam-packed, and we waited for one and a half hour to be seated. I recommend you to go here at around 12mn (one hour earlier before the buffet starts) to avoid the long lane.

The food was okay. It lacks variety. There was nothing special. There are only four viands which are daing na bangus, diniguan, sisig, longganissa, and chicken adobo.

Daing na bangus: 1108811088
Dinuguan: ☹️ It smells awful! As if it was stagnant in the bain marie for hours!!! I was disappointed because this is my favorite :(
Sisig: 11088
Longganisa: 11088️ I will still prefer Longganisas that are bought on supermarkets
Chicken adobo: Too dry! ☹️

Others:
Garlic rice, java rice, and plain rice. There were also arroz caldo and I didn't even bothered to try!

drinks:
Brewed coffee

But what can you expect on a 199 pesos buffet place, right? Over all, it was still a good experience. Kudos to the staffs who are so nice and friendly.

Recommendation:
If you're really into a breakfast buffet place I would still recommend Something Fishy located at Eastwood for the same price of 199 pesos.

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Ray G.
5.0 Stars

Who knew they could make such delicious pinakbet? If you're tired of earing the same thing - probably the chicken barbecue right? - then its time to try this or their sinigang. They have kaldereta and crab foo yung that can also fill the tummy just as well. Of course, the old favorites are always a sure bet. Do also try their arroz caldo (tripe) and flying saucer adobo sandwich. It may cost you a pretty penny though as a meal for two can cost P1,000.

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Salie D.
4.0 Stars
2

If I'm going to base the rate of my review on their best selling Chicken that we had, I'd give it 4 stars.
But if you'd ask me how good this Sotanghon soup is, sorry but I could still remember how bitter it tastes. Since I know how to cook Sotanghon, I think it is from the Shrimp. It's head needs to be grinded to extract the Shrimp flavor for the soup. Baka they used Blender?!? 9996🏽️

Anyway, half of the place are closed na, only half na lang ang open. Maybe they cannot sustain the very big space that this Aristocrat branch used to have.

We noticed a group of Pinoy Artists outside the restaurant. Their artworks painting that they're selling look amazing. I hope I could help him market his talent someday.

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Marc M.
3.0 Stars

Ang walang kamatayang Chicken Barbecue, Java Rice at Peanut Sauce combination! Still the same after all these years. Although you can get the same quality and taste at Reyes Barbecue (But Cheaper). They are from the same family after all. 128513

Service is just too slow here. Probably because this place is always jam-packed! Patok sa takilya any day of the week. 128514

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Isha S.
3.0 Stars

Just got back to the PH for sem break and my family and I headed straight to The Aristocrat at Roxas Blvd for dinner! 🙂

This restaurant is an old family favorite and always gives me a big nostalgia hit since we've spent many family dinners here, especially when I was younger. We ordered their java rice, kare-kare, beef dinuguan, honey chicken and a bowl of sotanghon. The dishes are pretty pricey at 200-400+ pesos each. Unfortunately, although they are yummy (good old Filipino home cooked feels) I think the amount of meat per dish for example, doesn't justify the price tag.

We also got a round of their fruit shakes and their sago't gulaman. The sago't gulaman is good but the shakes are served in little glasses and they're 100+ pesos each huhu. Nothing really special about them.

Service was kind of poor today, too. We never got the bibingka we ordered (no apologies when we mentioned it after we paid) plus we had to follow up our packed leftovers and the bill 3 times with a significant amount of waiting in between.

I still love their pork and chicken BBQ though. I think those dishes are sulit and still haven't changed after all these years. Just perfect! 128076

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Apollo A.
3.0 Stars
5

Very late dinner or very early breakfast that what we had but to my suprise this place is full 12:30 am. My all time favorite the chicken bbq the taste is still the same so good with their signature java rice , we had sinigang na bangus belly not he best i had but just ok, pansit canton i find it bit bland and does not have the taste of the old aristocrat pansit canton, the seafood kare-kare is also a disappointment not even close to the other pinoy restaurant. I enjoyed the sago gulaman and leche flan very refreshing. To sum it all the chichen bbq is the best and the desserts and if ever im just wondering why isn't the food in their other branches are fantastic. Anyway their servicen is good and swak in the budget.

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Russel F.
4.0 Stars

Overtime work means free dinner!!! Well not everytime, but luckily, at most times! Everyone got their piece of chicken BBQ paired with java rice.

I recall I have this friend who always go crazy with their java rice. He said, he really loved it to death! Okay! Not sure if it's better than the other places serving java rice 'cause I rarely go to those places. Or let's say, most restaurants nowadays are serving garlic rice, binagoong rice or even brown rice more than java rice. Well, I don't know! Lol. It's been a while since the last time I eat out so I was less informed in today's trend when it comes to java rice or anything other than plain rice! 128513

Anywaaayyy... I like the chicken BBQ! Steady lang! A little sweet, and the sauce is sweet too! The java rice is good and actually delicious! Aside from its colour, it's kinda sweet and garlicky at the same time which I think is a perfect match with the Chicken BBQ.

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Josette P.
5.0 Stars

When it comes to Filipino food around the Metro, Aristocrat is definitely my personal favorite. We would always go to their original branch along Roxas Blvd. A lot sure has change but their Kare-Kare is worth going back to again and again. Their Chicken Honey is also a great complement to their Kare-Kare. I haven't tried their chicken barbeque but they said it's one of the best as well. Their palabok or pancit canton is always tasty. The pancit canton is even of hefty serving. Their lechong kawali is superb!!! Not too fatty and oily. It seems to me that it's baked rather than deep fried. This is one restaurant a lot of OFWs always go back to when their home cause it always feels like home in here.

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Will C.
4.0 Stars

This branch is bustling with people even at 12mn. As part of chinese new year tradition weve met up with relatives here since this is the only restaurant in roxas blvd that weve know of that is still open at this time.

Ordered their boneless chicken barbeque. This is preferably to those who cant finish the 3 pcs on stick. Pancit canton which is just okay. Puto bumbong and sagot gulaman for dessert.

Serving of food was quite slow. But nevertheless food was good. 128522

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Romina Y.
5.0 Stars

Who would have thought this would extend as my breakfast nook? Aristocrat's breakfast plates don't disappoint. My favorite is the longganisa plate - served with 2 yummy garlicky sausages, 2 eggs, garlic rice and 2 thin slices of tomatoes. Their vinegar is a perfect match for the sweetness of the longganisa. Their breakfast plates come with hot chocolate, juice or coffee. Their coffee's hot and freshly brewed, and free flowing to boot! Not bad for 265PHP.

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Jacqui T.
3.0 Stars

Had dinner with my in-laws here last Sunday since it’s the nearest restaurant in their place. I was excited and was expecting good since my nephew already had his 1st birthday here and I loved the food that they served to us. I was not able to review that happening due to my inactivity.

Moving forward, we ordered Laing, Lumpiang Shanghai, Pork Sisig, Fried Chicken, Chopsuey, Spaghetti for the kid and Sinigang na Hipon – It was the greatest dish that we ordered. The hot sour soup with shrimp and vegetables will give you the “kilig” feeling. Other dishes were just okay. Nothing was so special.

Somewhat pricey for a so-so food. Undecided if I’d still go back here.

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Franz D.
3.0 Stars

Aristocrat has been around for so long, and it is one of the most well loved family restaurant here at the Metro. It is one of those success stories, who started small and now one of the top, having a culinary institute, bakeshop and all. I tried their specialty of course, the Boneless Chicken Barbecue. Marinated chicken fillet grilled to perfection. Served with signature Java rice, Java sauce, and atchara. Really juicy and flavorful. Their sauce is really yummy too!

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Ray G.
5.0 Stars

The grand old lady of restaurants still manages to impress. Ang walang kamatayang arroz caldo and boneless barbecue chicken will keep you coming back and they do have a wide choice of other dishes to choose from. I did notice that they no longer serve some Japanese dishes except for tempura or maybe I just missed it when my eyes locked on egg foo yung...

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Jasper T.
5.0 Stars

I love the taste of the bbq. This is one of my family's favorite restaurant, particularly this branch in Roxas.

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Benjie G.
5.0 Stars

The Original Chicken BBQ ... The best!

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Daniel O.
4.0 Stars

Was craving for halo-halo and found myself at aristocrat.

Guess with the weather everything's cold is good.

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