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Review of Cafe 1228

Cafe 1228
Ranked #134 of 1,605 Restaurants in Makati
Description: Café 1228 is all about the freshest foods, the finest flavors and abundant choice. It’s hard to know where to turn first: One of the five custom cooking stations where chefs prepare to order? The buffet that’s bigger than your eyes and wider than your smile? The dessert spread that makes you want to start there first? We’d love to help, but we have the same problems ourselves. For all-day dining, there’s a full à la carte menu filled with steaks and grills, salads and sandwiches, burgers, pastas, pizzas, wonton noodle soup and local favorites – and a children’s menu that should satisfy the most demanding of young diners. The service is attentive, the atmosphere is casual, and the tastes are something you’ll want to stay another day for. For special occasions, we have the private Wine Room with your name on it.
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Description: Café 1228 is all about the freshest foods, the finest flavors and abundant choice. It’s hard to know where to turn first: One of the five custom cooking stations where chefs prepare to order? The buffet that’s bigger than your eyes and wider than your smile? The dessert spread that makes you want to start there first? We’d love to help, but we have the same problems ourselves. For all-day dining, there’s a full à la carte menu filled with steaks and grills, salads and sandwiches, burgers, pastas, pizzas, wonton noodle soup and local favorites – and a children’s menu that should satisfy the most demanding of young diners. The service is attentive, the atmosphere is casual, and the tastes are something you’ll want to stay another day for. For special occasions, we have the private Wine Room with your name on it.
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I booked (through a phone call) this buffet restaurant for a family dinner to celebrate the birthday of our son. I booked a day before because it was on a Saturday which is always full. We've been to this cafe several times but this time is special- they booked us in an exclusive function room at no extra cost. I didn't request for it so we were surprised. They have several selections- Filipino, Japanese, European, Spanish . They have different preparation on each buffet day. Some days they have oysters, prawns, steak. That day there are no oysters nor chocolate ice cream, but there are other ice cream flavors. The waiters are attentive and the receptionists are friendly. The buffet restaurants around Makati hotels are at par with each other - food wise and price. They only differ with staff service and location. We prefer cafe 1228 primarily because of its prime location. It is within walking distance around Greenbelt 3 near the mall , the way is pedestrian friendly, within a garden oasis.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Cafe 1228 has a wide range of food selection! I have been to other hotel restaurants in Makati, and this restaurant by far i'd say always gives a delicious spread with a lot to choose from. Staffs are very friendly, accommodating and always there in case you need any assistance. Definitely, one of the best hotel restaurants i've been to.......keep up the good work! All the best and more power!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank AngelSMangabat
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

Dined here with relatives. The spread was good especially the Japanese and Filipino dishes. The best we had were the shrimps that they can cook for your preference, very fresh and tasty. And the kids enjoyed the desserts selection,the red velvet cake,almond pie and churros were so good.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

This Cafe just ruin Mother’s day cebration for us.
Limited option and yet low quality foods in the buffet.

I called a day before and the lady said that they have a rockefeller Oyster and gues what not even a trace of the oyster today.

The Steam Crabs are old and taste so weird

The Tuna for sahimi taste like its been Frozen before.

Messy rice cooker and pots are on display

90% are Filipino Foods on the buffet that you can find in the street Carenderia-

Overall a Crappy Low quality Buffet for the price of 2,600php.

Even worst are the desert BLeh! My husband and kids get diarrhea.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Mari S
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

I can’t help but love the tastes of the food from this resto. Altho with simple, limited choices and not as grandeur as other 5-star buffet I experienced @ Makati, but definitely I enjoyed the food (i.e. beef tapa, crispy squid, omelette). Second day was jam-packed, but still they managed to accommodate us! Even the managers were serving and helping the staff.

I am little bit DISAPPOINTED with this “big guy chef” at the egg station, 2nd day (April 1, breakfast buffet), I requested omelette with additional cheese, he insisted the one served with IRRITATED face. He never smile or greet guests.

Nevertheless, if not with the attitude of one of your chef, definitely I will give 5-star with two thumbs up rating!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank CoolMD
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