Tim Ho Wan

G/F Glorietta 3, North Drive, Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila

Tim Ho Wan
4.2
4.0 Stars

125 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 49
  • 4 stars 52
  • 3 stars 21
  • 2 stars 3
  • 1 star 0
  • 147 Reviews
  • 278 Recommend
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Category:
Chinese
Business Hours
Open: 11:00a - 10:00p
Phone
+6327299367

Hours

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

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Parking:
Parking Lot
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Waiter Service:
Yes
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Bella J.
4.0 Stars
5

Whenever we want something light for lunch or dinner, Tim Ho Wan’s always one of the choices if it’s available wherever we’re in. I’m not sure with its other branches but the Glorietta branch is always full regardless of the time and during lunch and dinner hours, you can always except to see a queue outside the restaurant.

Ate here with my family one evening and fortunately, we didn’t have to wait long (despite the line) for a table. Here are some of what we ordered since I wasn’t able to take photos of the rest:

Steamed Spinach Dumpling with Shrimp – This is actually my favorite and my must order (I usually get two or three orders haha) at Tim Ho Wan. It’s simple and light but really tasty.

Beancurd Skin Roll with Pork and Shrimp – I wasn’t able to try this since I was busy chowing down the dumplings. Haha. But my family said this was just okay

Vermicelli Roll with Shrimp – Another simple dish that I also liked, primarily because of the sauce.

Mango Pomelo Sago – Much needed refresher after all the dimsum. Though I wish there was more pomelo.

Hot Barley Water – I got curious when I saw this so I decided to try out. I love barley tea so I figured I’d like this one way or another. Took a sip and… I don’t know how to describe it lol 128518 It did taste like barley though. Haha. The consistency was what threw me off a little. It’s thicker than water and… I really don’t know. Hahaha 128517

I do hope that if and when Tim Ho Wan adds to its menu, maybe they can include more dishes that do not have shrimp in them. One of my sisters is allergic to shrimp and unfortunately for her, she couldn’t eat majority of what Tim Ho Wan serves.

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Shellah Marie R.
3.0 Stars

PLACE:

Place was okay. Nothing special though.

FOOD:

Pork Bun: This is the only thing I enjoyed in Tim Ho Wan. Bun has that cracking crisp exterior yet super fluffy interior and succulent meat filling.

Prawn dumpling and Siomai: It was okay. Just okay.

Rice Meal: Cant explain how it taste, sorry, but I find it awful. The beef thingy topping looks like meatloaf. Doesn't look appetizing as well.

PRICE:

Affordable

SERVICE:

Friendly and accommodating staff.

VERDICT:

Did I enjoy it? - Only the pork buns
Will I recommend it? - Only the pork buns
Will I come back? - No

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Mae A.
5.0 Stars

Guyssss...Tim Ho Wan's Beef Rice is life! 128588 It never fails to fill me up and make me happy. As much as I want to take a photo of the dish, yung kamay talaga ni kuya kinukuhanan ko. LOL 128517

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Triggerhappyfoodie C.
3.0 Stars

Pretty convenient location by Glorietta 3's entrance especially since I was carrying a lot of stuff. I had time to kill before hubby picked me up. He was still in a meeting and couldn't give an exact meet up time so I hung out here.

The stools aren't that comfy to sit in for long periods of time since there are no back rests. I was content in my little area and place some of my stuff on the table beside me (they weren't full, it was almost 5pm on a weekday).

I decided to get the Vermicelli Roll with Shrimp figuring it would be a lighter snack compared to their Pork Buns or other Dimsum. It was ok tasting but not exciting. The shrimps were fresh. Some parts of the vermicelli roll were thicker than some parts. I liked the thinner parts but they break easily especially with the special sauce. I guess its some sort of secret sauce as the server just replied that it was their Special sauce while she was pouring it table side. I wasn't sure how much I wanted so I asked for a bit of extra to be placed in the sauce dish. I liked their Iced Tea, it wasn't too sweet.

Servers were friendly but not as attentive. I had to wait to get their attention. I didn't mind since I wasn't in a hurry anyway.

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Manila E.
3.0 Stars
4

First bite of Tim Ho Wan's pork bun is at Kowloon, Hong Kong. It was in 2014 over lunch, a friend who grew up in HK introduced me to one of their three branches in town at that time. You know something is hyped when people outside a restaurant are lining up and you get to share a table with strangers! So at that time I had no idea they will be in Manila and elsewhere quick.

The usuals:
Pork Buns P145
Wasabi Salad Prawn Dumpling (Fried) P140
Prawn Dumpling (Steamed) P160
Beancurd Skin Roll with Pork and Shrimp P140
Mango Pomelo Salad P120
Tonic Medlar & Chrysanthemum cake (Pretty!) P190

This is ideal for 2-3 pax and ask first which one from the branch you're at will be available since I don't think all branch serve the exact same menu. Prepare at least P400 for one person, so might as well try as many as you like!

As much as I want to recommend their congee or rice toppings, I can't say much as I'm just not a fan. Seafood is key! But if you are adventurous, order everything and skip out pork buns. For at least P1000, Citi card holders get them for FREE! Take away those pork buns and give them to your loved ones instead. Promo is only until September 30, 2017.

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Sandy V.
4.0 Stars

128077🏻

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Mae A.
5.0 Stars
2

And I will never get tired of their Beef Rice! Yeahhh 128170 And oh, tried their wasabi dish (forgot the name. Sareeehhh 9996️) but it wasn't spicy enough. The heat was mild but still an overall good dish. 128523

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Mae A.
5.0 Stars
4

Ah...this resto has all the dishes to make me happy and full! Aside from being absolutely delish, they're quite friendly on the budget too. And oh, one musn't miss the Baked Bun with BBQ Pork here. 128523

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Anna d.
5.0 Stars

Vermicelli Roll with Shrimp - 1108811088110881108811088

Pork Rib with Black Bean Sauce - 11088110881108811088

Prawn Dumpling - 1108811088110881108811088

Machang - 1108811088110881108811088

Pork Buns - 1108811088110881108811088

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Will C.
4.0 Stars
2

Went back here, this time its for dinner. I guess timhowan was one of those few defaults when you havent gotten dinner and its mall closing time.

Chicken, sausages and mushrooms - growing up having chinese food everyday, this dish seems to be one of those goto rice dish for restaurants at chinatown. But of course this place serves it abit cleaner but a tad smaller. Nonetheless the traditinal taste is still there and the chicken part were the fillet ones.

Shrimp Hofan - i think this was called differently by THW, this was a staple dimsum items for alot of chinese resto. It was good especially if your hungry. Theres something different on how their shrimp were cooked. Cant explain but definitely not steamed straight out of its shell.

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Jonathan R.
2.0 Stars
3

Baked Bun with BBQ Pork @ 145Php
Spare Ribs Rice @ 170Php
Beancurd Skin Roll with Pork & Shrimp @ 140Php

The baked bun with bbq pork is really good but I didn't enjoy it that much. The other 2 were 128078🏼128078🏼! But my friend liked their beancurd skin roll and ordered one for take out.

I gave a 10 cent tip para malaman nila na ganun yung halaga ng service nila! It's frustrating.

I am not happy after consuming my food because of the bad service. Kahit pa sobrang sarap nung baked bun.

I will visit their other branch and hopefully I will enjoy my food and leave the restaurant happy.

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Steffhanie S.
4.0 Stars
3

After a long day filled with meeting and oculars, I invited the team to have snacks at Tim Ho Wan. I needed some comforting food and I was certain that this Michelin restaurant can make me feel a whole lot better.

As we were quite full from a heavy lunch, we ordered the following to fix our snack needs:

Wasabi Prawn Dumplings
Spring Rolls with Egg White
Baked Buns with Pork BBQ

Their Wasabi Prawn Dumplings were my favorite! I loved how the wasabi gave that spicy kick to an ordinary dumpling. The prawn fillings were generously served and I liked the crispness of it.

It was my first time to try their Spring Rolls and I certainly enjoyed the crunchiness of the roll wrapper as paired so well with the fresh and delicious tasting filling with the egg white.

And as always, Tim Ho Wan's signature Pork Buns were the bomb! The smell of the buns were filling already. The comforting smell makes me crave for it even more. The softness of the buns paired with the flavorful pork will make you so addicted to it!

Yes, up until now, Tim Ho Wan never fails to surprise me! 10084

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Bel S.
2.0 Stars
2

The food was ok but I think it's like a glorified Le Ching, especially with the spare ribs rice and shrimp dumpling. The pork buns and wasabi salad prawn dumpling were probably the best items we ordered. The radish cake wasn't a good choice (I like them toasted) and the tofu with pork floss didn't have much taste. The food was served fast but after that, it was hard to get anyone's attention. It was close to 2pm so the lunch crowd had pretty much thinned. I suppose it didn't help that we were in a separate room.

If you're thinking of eating here, make sure to line up early and have the whole group complete. Otherwise, they'll prioritize other groups.

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Ig Plummer S.
4.0 Stars
2

Pork bun and noodles from Tim Ho Wan. Their noodles is really good (forgot what its called).

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Russel D.
4.0 Stars

<insert pork bun>

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Reich T.
4.0 Stars
3

This marks my first time to dine at Tim Ho Wan.  I usually order takeaway as the lines were crazy long before.  I am one of those foodies who has extremely low EQ when hungry. 

Saturday.  I decided to take Grams out.  She is a picky eater and her default cuisine is just Filipino.  She likes Chinese,  off we go to TMH.  No lines when we arrived,  we got a seat immediately.  I didn't order much as I wasn't that hungry.  We got the following:

Barbeque Pork Buns.  This is one of those items in their menu that you can't skip.  A meal at TMH aint complete without them.   These babies are divine.  Soft and milky bun with generous filings of barbeque pork. 

Chow Mien.  Not the best I've had but the taste is decent.  Perfectly cooked stir fry noodles topped seasoned with soy sauce and topped with shredded scrambled eggs.  Mongkok still has the best chow mien for me.

Congee.  This one i like. Comfort food at it's finest.  Best when drizzled with lots of pepperb,  add a lil chili paste thingy and voila!  Dragon Lady's Congee.  The serving is just right.  One bowl is enough to satiate congee cravings and i like the fact that there were generous servings of century egg. 

Service was fast and the wait staff is attentive.  I'd visit their Uptown Branch next time as it has less crowds.

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David B.
2.0 Stars

First visit to THW was near to 4 stars but latest visit was a disappointment. Servings were definitely smaller and quality was sacrificed prob to maintain the price. Prawn dumpling and pork dumpling with shrimp way too overcooked. Baked bun with BBQ definitely lacked filling. Quality of service severely deteriorated.

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Annechile S.
5.0 Stars

When it's Chinese food, next to Northpark this is my favorite! The buns are just perfect. Oh well. I love almost everything on the menu. 128515

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Josette P.
4.0 Stars
2

Pork Buns!! Two words and I'm out. But seriously, the very reason I go to Tim Ho Wan is to get these three buns from heaven; with a little crisp but perfectly soft buns to those barbeque filling inside. Really tasty! The seasoning is just right and it balances everything else. Prawn dumplings are great too! Big chunks of those small shrimps in a cute fluffy steamed dumpling. Reasonably priced meals for an immediate Chinese food craving. Light meals are best spent on here too!

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Carla M.
4.0 Stars

Disclaimer: Late review! This visit was, I think, 2 to 3 months ago! Haha!

I dunno why I never get tired of the food at Tim Ho Wan. I craved for dimsum and since we’re in Glorietta that time, we decided to eat here again. 128517 Queue was obviously more tolerable and shorter now compared to when they just opened.

We ordered our favorites – BBQ Pork Buns, Prawn Dumplings, Congee with Lean Pork, Century Egg & Salted Egg, and Pork Siomai. We also tried the Spinach Dumpling with Shrimp. Although I find their pork buns a bit sweeter than the one in Hong Kong, I still find myself craving for one once in a while. Nothing beats a freshly baked pork bun! Yummmyyy!! 128523 Their hakaw is still our all- time favorite while my sister also loves their pork siomai. I noticed my mom would order congee every time we are here. Haven't tried it but since my dad wasn't around, she had the bowl all to herself and she finished it, so I guess it was that good.

I ordered their Spinach Dumpling with Shrimp because I wanted something healthier. Haha! It was okay, had more veggies than shrimp. I’d rather have the shrimp hakaw next time. Though I found it kinda oily?

Service was quick and staff were attentive despite them having to attend to a lot of customers. Can't wait for them to open in BGC so I don't need to drive all the way to Makati for my hakaw and pork bun fix.

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