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Filipino, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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All reviews kare kare chicken inasal rice filipino dishes taal volcano puto bumbong nice view during weekends second floor cool breeze ilonggo resto servings
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I saw many good reviews, that’s why i decided to visit the place but unfortunately my expectations turns out to be a bad experience. No acknowledgement by server. Waited too long for a menu. Also I ask nicely if i can transfer outside but the...server seems having a bad day or maybe because they are about to close in an hour!!!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate last December 26 evening. Goat mutton Caldereta (Kalderetang Kambing) is good. Meat is thick and soft but the sauce is not spicy. That's my only quirk. They lasted for 2 days. Pancit canton is good. Both are in family serving and good for 4-5...people. Rice is of solo meal. Sago-gulaman is too sweet. Their Shrimp Sinigang is good. Their homemade pineapple-coconut ice cream is great. Tastes like panna cota. Their Bibingka is great especially with the thick coconut meat and cheese inside the rice cake.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there with my parents,siblings and my famiy to dine in. Food was great and excellent service. Kudos to Ruel and Arnel. We tried Set B with (Halaan, BBQ, pinakbet, pinaksiw na bangus, kinilaw na pusit, fried chicken etc.). We are all FULL -Superb...meal:)More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 14, 2021

Great food and service. A happy place! I keep coming back and the staff are wonderful. Will be back again soon as I hear the pancit is worth it.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 7, 2021

It's a bit pricey but with good food and a nice view, it's worth it. Loved their desserts - maja blanca and buco pie (to die for)!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed November 2, 2021 via mobile

I've been hearing a lot about this place and I finally had a chance to try it today. I brought along some friends to have them taste some Ilonggo dishes. We had some kansi and chicken paa inasal ... two typical Ilonggo foods ... as...well as pinakbet (which is actually an Ilocano dish) and some puto-bumbong, palitaw and maja blanca for dessert. The place was really lovely. It's like an old ancestral house. We sat at the open veranda on the second floor, which offers a spectacular view of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano. I loved the cool breeze, too. Service was quite fast and the waiters were all very friendly. The foods were also very delectable. Health protocols were very strictly implemented. We had to fill in an online form, get a QR code, and go through a body temperature check before we were allowed to enter. There were still a few people when we arrived, so we had a chance to choose where to sit. When we finished our meal, the dining areas and the parking lot were already full of people. Be sure to come early to be accommodated fast. :DMore

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 13, 2021

Fantastic service - the staff are attentive and the place itself is refreshing - the view is to die for The food quite pricey for a mediocre taste - I guess a good cook I am very particular and picky with taste- texture presentation The...Leche flan is too sweet Overall we enjoyed itMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed September 25, 2021

We went there with my friends to dine in. The ambience is good, the food is expensive and just okey you can eat a more delicious one in other restaurant, the problem is the employees especially the waiter who serve us. We already call him...how many times to take our order and he just stared at us and pass us by. We waited almost 40 minutes before he took our order and he never apologize for that behavior. He look very arrogant. We are already tired and hungry and we dont have the energy to get mad anymore atleast apologize for the delay. No coordination between the staff. If you will ask something example like tissue you will ask again for the 3rd time and they grant yoir request. And that time there are only few customers, its not even pack because of the limited allowed capacity. You will just pay expensively here because of the ambience overlooking taal lake. I will rate the Location as 4 star, food is 3 star, staff is 2 star.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 21, 2021

They serve spectacular filipino dishes, so delicious. Staffs were friendly and make sure that temperature were being checked and good that social distancing is strictly implemented. Ambiance was also good here. Overall to my experience, very good!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed June 27, 2021 via mobile

Great food! Good Staff. I love their on the spot cooking of piyaya. Minimum protocol is always observed, so you’ll feel a little bit safer.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Balay Dako is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4