Food Exchange Manila

Food Exchange Manila

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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.6 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Indian, Philippine, International, Hong Kong
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
features
Can a gluten free person get a good meal at this restaurant?
About
Entertain your palate at Food Exchange Manila and discover the thrilling simplicity of flavorful contemporary cuisine from our six interactive stations.
CUISINES
Indian, Philippine, International, Hong Kong
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Table Service
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles86 reviews
Excellent
39
Very good
18
Average
20
Poor
3
Terrible
6
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Jose Wendell Capili
Quezon City191 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 family
During the Yuletide season, I booked my family for several days at Novotel. I have always been satisfied with the quality of food and service at Food Exchange Manila but during Christmas and the New Year, Team Novotel outdid itself by coming up with the most lavish breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails. The staff served 17 members of my family over breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including children and senior citizens who needed special attention. They also served me several times over lunch and dinner with my friends. Particularly noteworthy was the New Year’s Eve buffet. Food Exchange Manila had the crunchiest Cebu lechon, the most lavish Turkey dish (complemented by bread pudding and cranberry sauce), the most varied salad choices, the finest chicken and fish grilled to perfection by the Kitchen staff led by Ralph, who knew the specific needs of each friend or family member in so short a time. The native Filipino ice cream choices as well as the other Filipino (puto bumbong especially, a friend from Germany gorged in 11 pieces) and Western desserts (in particular, the chocolate bars, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate walnut cake) and the juiciest pineapples, watermelons were served throughout every meal. I wish to commend Kris Deanne Hisoler and Stephanie Tumayay at the AccorPlus desk for the seamless check-in and check-out, Arnold, Kessler, Princess, & Jessica who led the fantastic reception, dining and kitchen staff members like Ralph, Jose, JC, Criselle, My My, Ish, Rikki Mae, Princess, Mark, Ruther, Jonel and really, every member of the team who served us during the holidays. They sacrificed so much by being with us, away from their loved ones. Crowd control was fantastic. Every diner got to eat his/her favorites without being disrupted by other diners who passed through. This is not my first review but this one gives me the goose bumps. Yuletide 2019 was truly memorable because of Novotel and in it, Food Exchange Manila. Maraming salamat!
Written January 5, 2020
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ana rowena pamela madjus
Quezon City77 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 friends
Food was excellent as well as service at the dining area both at the Food exchange and the snack bar. But what pissed me off is the parking. We paid 15k for food at both venues since we transferred due to our long talk and stayed for 8 hrs and were given parking coupons but was charged still on parking ₱350? That’s absolutely absurd! You treat your guests that way? Such a rude place to dine
Written May 11, 2024
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Clara D
Manila28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 none
Their spread was not extensive, but nevertheless gratifying! Specifically love the "Champorado Ubi" The staples like eggs done to how you'd like it, healthy options by the names of fruits, juices, greens and the like. Carbs for breakie isn't half bad. Service excellent. Hotel has a minimalist concept. Toilet clean. For the price of 1.2K, I wouldn't mind waking up early!
Written December 23, 2022
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Erwin M
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 friends
This is to put into your record an alarming experience we’re had at your Food exchange Restaurant on June 29th for my friend’s birthday celebration. Never mind that there wasn’t the usual festivities given to birthday celebrants. What is unforgivable is when the seafoods which we asked to be cooked tasted so bad and that the taste cannot be slapped out of our mouths. The Seafood tastes beyond fresh to the point where I had to spit them out. Have this been checked or your chefs don’t actually know How to cook seafoods? While it was corrected the experience in a hotel Just like yours lingers on that we had to Go to a cheaper buffet the following day for seafoods and we paid less than half we paid you But for seafoods as Good as what we are expecting from a reputable hotel Brand. Mind you, on too of this hulabaloo, my 6 yo God daughter was charged half where your terms in your site says 6 yo and below eats free. Also, your staff as unattentive and are hard to be seen! Overall, my experience with you was far from my past ones and it’s the worsr experience in a hotel buffet I had to date. If this won’t be improved, I don’t think I can ever Go back no recommend your Restaurant. Please out this complaint on your Record as I put this out online as well.
Written July 4, 2024
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Bird C
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 none
Few years back when Novotel was newly opened we had brunch and lunch buffet at Food Exchange Manila. We enjoyed the food then, in particular the different cheeses (although choices were just limited). From time to time, we would order their pizza and breads throughout the years, which are actually good. However, just a few weeks ago, to celebrate a special family occasion, we had lunch buffet in the same venue. The food this time is not as good as previous times. There were also flies hovering our table with one of the lighted tea candles keep turning off, eventually we got tired asking the staff to turn it on.
Written September 22, 2022
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Jason
Guam14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 couples
I can't praise your restaurant enough! Every dish was a delightful experience, showcasing both culinary skill and creativity. The diverse selection offered something for every palate. Your staff, notably Eliz and Marc, went above and beyond to ensure our satisfaction. Their warmth and attentiveness added a special touch to our dining experience. We're already eagerly anticipating our next visit. Keep up the fantastic work!
Written November 24, 2023
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doctorfoxtrot
Taguig City13076 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 family
It was dinner. Food served was ok. Ample choices of international selection. My favourite corner though would be the Indian side. Loved those papadums , chicken curry and tandoori. Also liked the pizza and hummus but there was no pita bread to pair with that. Ambiance was just fine and I guess the staff service particularly water refills compensate with having to get your own coffee and drinks. The reason for the 5 star rating was the service , drinks inclusion and that wonderful Indian selection.
Written October 13, 2022
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Hieatsreych
Philippines1141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 solo
Had a Chinese New Year Lunch Buffet here at Food Exchange Manila, Novotel Araneta. The buffet spread is amaaaaaaaaaazing. Grabe yung desserts. They replenish the dishes right away. Very sulit! Staff are friendly and attentive.
Written February 10, 2024
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Msjamiesuperstar
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 solo
Service has improved since i last complained to to management. Thanks for listening. Big shout to FRITZ RALPH ANTHONY BRENDA PATTY… Thank you for the excellent job you provided. Thank you to Asst Manager Che and Supervisor Patty
Written September 8, 2023
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irenevff
Dasmarinas City5505 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 business
it was a gastronomic experience just like the first time i was here. consistency, delectability and courteous staff are this restaurant's edge over the others offering the same array of dishes. the gelato is worth coming back several times. the puto bumbong is available during breakfast even when the yuletide season has passed. the soya bean curd (taho) should not be missed by all means. the space may be quite cramped but the food is prepared and cooked with much care to the delight of the customers. gotta go back again when a chance shows up.
Written May 20, 2023
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Panda Eatss
Quezon City50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 none
Online Order No Buffet, no problem. Novotel got us covered this ECQ! Steak Me at Home ready-to-cook comes with the ff: cooking instructions, oil, butter and seasonings, ready-to-reheat boiled corn (cos carbs is life), steak sauce and that 600g Australian Beef Ribeye Steak good for 2-3 people but for me, it can feed 4 people. Soooo soooo goood! Their best seller, Indulge Gelato is also available for delivery. Our tummies are sooo happy! Thanks Novotel!
Written August 18, 2021
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JRFab
Manila14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 friends
We celebrated our birthday this year at Novotel Food Exchange in Manila. Theme for this year is Coachella and the entire staff of Novotel Manila were gracious enough to accommodate our request. The food was great and the staff was really corteous.
Written December 22, 2019
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irenevff
Dasmarinas City5505 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 none
it may have a limited spread compared to specialty restaurants in the vicinity but their choices would be enough to stimulate your gustatory senses. i like best their noodle station. 3 types. same soup broth. varied ingredients and spices. just for this meal alone, i'm already full on my second bowl. the puto bumbong is to die for. highly recommended. it's worth the long wait. the brownies are heavenly as well. try to resist all the other desserts. they're all very sinfully delicious.
Written November 20, 2019
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GANDHILEO
Hong Kong373 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 family
Chef Rajen and his team the best Novotel has He has magic in his hands for sure as because of his magic in cooking athletic Indian 🇮🇳 food we travel all the way from Sofitel to have lunch in Novotel , Thank you chef for all your effort's in preparing such awesome meal we were surprised, keep doing what you are doing Chef. Rajan your humble hospitality even you were on break you waited for us until 3.30 pm and served us hot meal after all this effort you served us Masala Tea great 👍🙏
Written October 11, 2019
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Alexander_S_Si
Manila7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 none
Novotel location, car park, staff, service, ambience, cleanliness are all good. Last Monday, Sept 30, I excitedly treated 10 of my gourmet friends to The Food Exchange on the strength of my impression that Accor hotel buffets are generally superb. I was so wrong. The Food Exchange Salad bar was the most disappointing salad bar of over 40+ Novotels & Accor hotels that I have ever stayed in world-wide. Only 2 small, sorry bowls of the same leafy greens -- previously-fresh lettuce were on display. Other salad ingredients such as onions, olives, etc. were limited and were not logically grouped together with salad greens & salad dressings but displayed in another counter. Salad dressings were limited and were incorrectly labeled. Choices of appetizers, cheese & bread were limited. Slices of ham, salami were so thin they'd fly away w/ a sneeze. Sashimi were limited to salmon & tuna were no longer refilled for the night. Tempura was 75% batter & 25% tiny shrimp. Takoyaki had no tako. Cooked dishes did not look appetising. Overall, our dinner buffet at the Food Exchange was the most disappointing dinner buffet in over 40+ Novotel & Accor Hotels I've stayed in worldwide.
Written October 3, 2019
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