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Chinese, Asian, Taiwanese
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Reviewed April 8, 2020 via mobile

This is a Taiwanese restaurant with several branches in Manila. We ate at the one in Mall of Asia. Unlike most restaurants in the mall which are in thecoutdoor promenade, this one is inside the mall not far from the entrance . normally very busy...and there is usually a waiting line for lunch. When we went there we were lucky there was no line. We were seated promptly. The manager of the restaurant was our server. It was nice sampling different authentic Taiwanese specialties. Beef noodle is very hearty and filling. Lunch With a beverage will run about. $20 US. Worth a try.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed March 4, 2020

Food was OK, But the management is 'sneaky' to cut a long story short they gave us a discount on something but added the discount to another dish that we ordered. There was a number of us and we only realized when we got home...to check our bill.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed February 26, 2020 via mobile

I’ve passed by this restaurant several times before and I thought it was a filipino cuisine restaurant. Then my brother said it’s a good Taiwanese restaurant! First impression, the hostess was really friendly and accommodating. Restaurant is clean and well staffed (as in a lot...of servers) The servers assigned to me were James and Jayson! They were friendly, helpful with the menu and so attentive! Great job!!! (Thank goodness I got excellent service this time!) I ordered a Xian Long Bao, a beef dish, 2 pork dishes and 2 cups of rice. All of the dishes were excellent! It’s almost comparable to that other Chinese restaurant inside the Maison in Conrad Hotel, except this one is more “casual” and less pretentious (especially the staff) but I actually like Lugang Cafe a lot more! Would I return here? I most absolutely would!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed November 25, 2019

We were only in Manila for a few hours during a layover. We randomly selected this restaurant and boy did we hit the jackpot! The drinks are delicious. I had the red grape shake and the mango, cranberry drink with aloe (I forgot the name)....I highly recommend the pork fried rice along with any main course you choose. If you do not eat pork, they have a rice with fried fish instead. Whatever you select, I think you will be happy.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed September 24, 2019

Very disappointing and Not Recommended. Although there were plenty of employees on hand the service was nothing short of atrocious. My girlfriend’s entree came first in a pot that should have had a flame under it, we didn’t notice it wasn’t lit and after realizing...my meal wasn’t coming we decided to split hers until mine arrived. It was ice cold, the meat hadn’t ever been warmed so we sent it back, sometime later my meal arrived and we shared it while waiting for hers. Seven employees walked by our table and checked our ticket all making pen scratches and inhales on it without one person asking if we needed anything. The food was marginal with all portions coming at different times, service was horrid. With all the fantastic choices in the mall I’m not sure how Lugang Cafe stays alive but I’m sure it’s not on repeat business. The Environment was very loud making it uncomfortable to talk at a normal volume. Our most expensive meal in three week and most disappointing.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed May 15, 2019

We were on our way to our hotel when we decided to have late lunch at Lugang. Lester, our server was very friendly. Food was delicious, liked the atmosphere and ambiance.

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

The serving of siao long pao were a bit small compare with other restaurants. Over all the food are delicious. The service crews ate friendly and courteous. A must be back restaurant.

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

We tried this place because we love din tai fung but not to their standard.....both the food and services are very average....the waiters take too much time to comr

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

This busy ,nicely appointed Asian restaurant occupies a double tenancy on the 2nd level of the SM Mall of Asia. Well patronised, it is not unusual to have to wait for a vacant table during peak hours. However, it is totally worth it and the...attentive and well trained staff will not keep you waiting longer than necessary. Menu is quite extensive with good options in Chicken/pork/beef and seafood dishes as well as good servings of vegetable dishes. Prices are a little higher, but serving sizes are good and quality is high. Table service is exceptional for this size testaurant at peak hour. No hot deserts but a big choice of iced options. Tsingtao and San Miguel beer by the bottle. Highly recommended for a hearty meal alone or with a group.More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

Overpriced food, terrible, no, the worst service we have had this year. It’s so bad, we didn’t even bother taking pictures. ALL of the servers act like they’re too good to be servers. Nobody was courteous. Food cold. The overpriced Fish fillet tasted like it...came out of the freezer, then microwaved and then slapped what they thought passes as sauce. The only good thing is the xiao long bao. That’s it. All of the foods came super late, some as late as 30 minutes and then when it arrived, it’s cold. Even asking for the bill took super long. WILL NOT RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYONE, WILL NOT GO TO ANY LUGANG CAFE EVER AGAIN. 👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Lugang Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4