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PRICE RANGE
$30 - $40
CUISINES
Filipino, Sushi, Asian, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
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Reviewed December 26, 2020 via mobile

Upon entering and while they’re walking you to your table, they will ask you if you want coffee or tea. The food selection was great - they have salad, sushi, breakfast ham, bread, fruits, American breakfast, Indian, Chinese, and of course my favorite, Filipino! But...they don’t serve danggit or dried pusit though. I’m also not sure if it’s because of the pandemic but there’s a sign there that they will only serve well-done eggs. The staff were all attentive. Overall, my breakfast buffet experience with them was amazing. Will recommend this place!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Gilles Baurieres, Director of F&B at Circles Event Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2021

Dear Dianna, Thank you very much for your great feedback about your breakfast experience with us. We are delighted to read you enjoyed a memorable dining moment on the occasion of your visit. As we take our guests' safety very seriously, we have implemented the...More

Reviewed December 17, 2020

We went to this place to celebrate my 50th birthday with friends. Our reservation is at 7pm. We arrived 7:20pm and was ushered to our table. But the disappointment began when we started getting our food. The place is open for dinner from 5:30pm to...10pm. It's just halfway to their service, everything was already not looking good. Food was so limited. When you ask the servers (I dare not call them chefs because how the acted is an insult to their profession) they will say there is no more to serve. First bad experience was with the cheese section. I asked is there was still blue cheese. She said, there is no more. When my friend asks her, she tried to look for blue cheese. When she came back, she had a few slices and said that's the last of it? Hello? What kind of hotel is this? The last time I checked I am at Shangri-la Makati! Second bad experience was with the bread. Imagine being told, sir that's the last of it and I've given it all to you. Third bad experience was my guest going to the meat carving section. He was being given the part of the roasted meat that's dry, burnt and trimmings. He was told that they have to finish that batch before they bring out a new one. My friend had to threaten him that he will call for the head chef if he will not give him a better cut of meat. Fourth bad experience was in the Chinese section. I jolly asked what was being served. The server said the only available were chicken siomai and Peking duck wrap. I asked if they will not replenish and he said no more. That's the time I lost my temper! I said it's only 8pm and your not replenishing? I turned my back and went away disappointed! I lost appetite that I did not check the rest of their food! This was a very disappointing experience eating at Circles Events Cafe! Comparing with The Heat at EDSA Shangri-la, Circles doesn't come close! I will never come back here and I will never ever recommend eating here.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Gilles Baurieres, Director of F&B at Circles Event Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2020

Dear Guest, I would like to thank you very much for sharing in detail your experience with us and sincerely apologize for such a disappointing experience. We seek to provide memorable dining experiences to our guests and we definitely failed at the occasion of your...More

Reviewed December 13, 2020 via mobile

We had a wonderful birthday lunch buffet experience. Wait staff here were extremely friendly and helpful. The duty manager Robert was serving us. Many restaurant managers do not move. This is not my first visit but noticed all the buffet stations have improved delicious hot...and cold meals! The dessert station is a must! but skip their chewy prime rib. maybe just that day. I will definitely return again for the great service, food and ambiance. I also do like their promos.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Gilles Baurieres, Director of F&B at Circles Event Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2021

Dear harryw, Thank you very much for your great feedback about your lunch experience with us. We are delighted to read you enjoyed a memorable dining moment on the occasion of your visit, thanks to our food selection and our great Manager Robert and his...More

Reviewed November 15, 2020 via mobile

shangrila circles is our go to buffet restaurant with family and friends for years now--- Today, The quality of its sushi bar and dessert is quite good, plenty of selections as well. Their mains,you need to order.Sometimes, the crew forgets to asks how much food...you want and you end up waiting for a long time for small portions... Sometimes when the order gets to you,its not anymore warm. the staff seems to have a lot going on and the ambiance is quite-- not so hotel like. I find it very noisy,you can hear the kitchen action, utensils being tossed from one table to another. The organization of the whole area seems to be still in-work in progress. Though the effort of the staff to really do great is there., I will still visit shangrila--- Its tradition. Its ok for its price...you get the quality but maybe they can do more..lets seeMore

Date of visit: November 2020
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BaurieresGilles, Director of F&B at Circles Event Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2020

Dear Ivy, Thank you very much for your continuous patronage with your family and friends, as well as taking the time to share your feedback with us. Rest assured your comments have already been shared with the team who is seeking ways to improve further...More

Reviewed March 15, 2020

Just average only, possible food possible service one of those restaurants that you can go to Or notMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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BaurieresGilles, Director of F&B at Circles Event Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2020

Dear Hammer13, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us and we are sad to read your experience wasn't memorable. Rest assured the whole team is working hard in improving further the guest experience. We hope to welcome you back very soon for...More

Reviewed March 10, 2020 via mobile

The staff are excellent specially Germaine who are very pleasant and accomodating. Definitely it wont be the last time.

Date of visit: March 2020
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BaurieresGilles, Director of F&B at Circles Event Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2020

Dear Ann, Thank you so much for your warm comments about your experience with us and with Germaine service in particular. We hope to welcome oyu back very soon to try Travel by Taste. Best regards, GILLES BAURIERES

Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

Food is good, all service staff are friendly and accomodating esp. Rose Ligon who assist and give us excellent service. As well as JP and Germaine. Thank you so much. God bless u.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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BaurieresGilles, Director of F&B at Circles Event Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2020

Dear JavaMama58, Thank you for your review from your last visit in one of our restaurants at Makati Shangri-La, Manila. I am glad to know that you had a pleasant experience from Circles Event Cafe, especially with teh service of Rose, JP and Germaine. It’s...More

Reviewed February 23, 2020 via mobile

Its been a while since we tackled this popular lunch buffet. But very happy to not that the food quality and generous selection are still as we’ve expected. The Japanese and Indian food stations were our favorites as well as the decadent dessert selection.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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BaurieresGilles, Owner at Circles Event Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2020

Dear JavaMama58, Thank you for your review from your last visit in one of our restaurants at Makati Shangri-La, Manila. I am glad to know that you had a pleasant experience from Circles Event Cafe. Thank you for appreciating the food we offer most especially...More

Reviewed February 8, 2020 via mobile

I had a great time! I was able to ask the chefs about their recommendations and try them. My favorite is the Indian station.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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BaurieresGilles, Owner at Circles Event Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2020

Dear Narciso III, Thank you for your review from your last visit in one of our restaurants at Makati Shangri-La, Manila. I am glad to know that you had a pleasant experience from Circles Event Cafe. Thank you for appreciating the food we offer most...More

Reviewed February 4, 2020

Ms. Belle and Sir Nick gave excellent service. Overall the food was great. Though limited selection, we still enjoyed.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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BaurieresGilles, Owner at Circles Event Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2020

Dear Marie Frances M, Thank you for your review from your last visit in one of our restaurants at Makati Shangri-La, Manila. I am glad to know that you had a pleasant experience from Circles Event Cafe. Thank you for appreciating the excellent service that...More

Reviewed January 27, 2020

Family bonding after the Chinese New Year celebrations. As if dinner the night before was not enough, had lunch buffet at Circles. Love their Carving station (ribeye, lamb and roasted pork belly). Also, love the Grill station, seafood galore. Lots of dim sum in the...Chinese station. Indian, Japanese and salad bar. Kudos to the wait staff, service was excellent even if the place was packed with diners. Will definitely be back another day. 👍❤️More

Date of visit: January 2020
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BaurieresGilles, Owner at Circles Event Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2020

Dear Sio, Thank you for your review from your last visit in one of our restaurants at Makati Shangri-La, Manila. I am glad to know that you had a pleasant experience from Circles Event Cafe. Thank you for appreciating the food the we offer in...More

Reviewed January 24, 2020

My brother surprised me with a family dinner here. Great food, great service as always. Food selection may not much but still enough to satisfy your gastronomic cravings. I just noticed that the quality of the food is not like before. Anyway still great, what...could go wrong with a dinner buffet at the Circles anyway?More

Date of visit: January 2020
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BaurieresGilles, Owner at Circles Event Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2020

Dear Glens613, Thank you for your review from your last visit in one of our restaurants at Makati Shangri-La, Manila. I am glad to know that you had a pleasant experience from Circles Event Cafe. Thank you for appreciating the food that we offer and...More

Reviewed January 2, 2020 via mobile

I loved the food, everything tasted delicious, my fave was the sashimi. Service was world-class. Definitely worth the price!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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BaurieresGilles, Director of Food & Beverage at Circles Event Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2020

Dear U3971GBmelanief, Thank you for your review from your last visit in one of our restaurants at Makati Shangri-La, Manila. I am glad to know that you had a pleasant experience from Circles Event Cafe. Thank you for appreciating the kind of service that my...More

Reviewed January 2, 2020 via mobile

family bonding after a tiring New Year's Eve, we enjoyed everything. the food was excellent and the service was the best!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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BaurieresGilles, Director of Food & Beverage at Circles Event Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2020

Dear minniemaww, Thank you for your review from your last visit in one of our restaurants at Makati Shangri-La, Manila. I am glad to know that you had a pleasant experience from Circles Event Cafe. Thank you for appreciating the kind of service that my...More

Reviewed January 1, 2020

It has been 18 months since our last visit , and I had expected after our last write up and Managers comments that we would see Circles as it used to be, the best buffet in Makati, that is i guess until the accountants took...over. For the New Years Luncheon, the restaurant was only perhaps three quarters full, in the past it used to be packed. Instead of the smartly dressed waitresses of the past the waiters are few in number and hard to get ones attention. The salmon on the seafood bar is of poor quality, the very pale in colour salmon with little taste. The Wagu Roast Beef, did not live up to having the term Wagu attached to it as it was less than tender. The Lamb chops wrapped in bacon were very tough. In keeping with their cost cutting there were much more asian dishes . Considering the cost per person was P3725/head the quality of the food was poor by past standards. On top of that Ice Tea used to be included in the buffet, this time there was an strawberry flavoured ice tea on a table, and when the bill arrive there was an additional charge of P280. ,More

Date of visit: January 2020
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BaurieresGilles, Director of F&B at Circles Event Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2020

Dear NikB605, I would like to thank you very much for taking the time to sharing in such details your experience with us. Rest assured they have been share with the entire team and we are reviewing them in details so we can learn and...More

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Circles Event Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5