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“Go for the food, not for the service.”

Gloriamaris Dimsum Kitchen
Ranked #22 of 118 Restaurants in San Juan
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 19 April 2016

This is a popular restaurant in the Greenhills area that serves Chinese dimsum, hotpot and fine dining:
1. Their dimsum is not essentially 100% authentic, but can pass for decent taste. Expect their pork and shrimp dumplings to contain lots of extenders i.e. pork fat. Their baked pork bun is pricier than other food joints, but taste is not original.
I like their chicken feet and meatball congee. But I suspect they simply reheat their porridge because consistency is different from what should be if freshly made.
Other popular items are their roasted pork "asado" rice topping and noodle soups. You have to eat them when served as the soup gets greasy after sometime.
Do expect the place to be teeming with customers esp. on weekends/holidays. I guess because their prices are still cheaper compared to hotel dimsum.
2. Their hotpot is one of the tastiest in town that I've ever tasted. They offer set or ala carte options. Worth recommending are their freshly-made meatballs and shrimp balls which are not simply bought from grocery stores. Do not order the "hofan" (flat noodles) as they become too soggy when cooked in the broth.
3. This place is famous for big parties like wedding and birthdays. Their lauriat is not the best in town, but can pass for local standards. I would go elsewhere for Peking duck. Lobster in superior sauce and prawn salad are worth a try - very nicely done.

However, do not expect service from their waiting staff and/or even supervisor. I suppose they project a certain level of complacency due to their high volume of customers. I have had my share of personal encounters with an arrogant supervisor.

Also, their taho (silken tofu pudding with tapioca pearls and brown sugar) is popular but always check the taste first before serving to children. We almost always order the taho when visiting, but one time they served us spoiled taho - sour in taste. The waiter refused to acknowledge until we had to elevate it to the available supervisor at that time. Unfortunately, he just retrieved the taho and still charged us for it (??!!).

Overall, despite the hiccups, we still keep returning to this restaurant, only for our favorite items (sans taho).

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Thank Sherr503
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Reviewed 3 February 2015 via mobile

We had our class reunion recently and we hosted. My classmates chose the place although I heard about it some time ago. Parking was not a problem with garage nearby. We were given an event room upstairs with two round tables to accommodate about 42. Food was ok, a twelve course meal. Delicious by local standard. Servers were prompt and courteous. They gave us a several microphone, perhaps thinking we will do karaoke. Reunion was a success. They even allowed us to loiter in the grand staircase for pictures. Price was cheap by US standard, about $800.

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Thank gerardo d
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

Especially good value --ongoing promotion 50% off dining using Metrobank Credit CArd- i believe it was Mastercard for dining bill of P5000.00- so with took the opportunity to splurge a bit and ordered exotic sharkskin soup with winter melon, appetizer of fruits with nuts and jellyfish,crabs, fried pigeon , braised e-fu noodles & rock lobsters. It has always been a good experience doing at Gloriamaris Seafood fine dining --just behind a wall of the dim sum kitchen. LUnch for 4pax came to about 1500.00 per head, not your everyday lunch--but we had steamed rock lobster with garlic -- yummy
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Thank patrickph
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Reviewed 29 March 2014 via mobile

Food is not fresh and looks like it was reheat using a microwave. You'll know because a newly cooked food should be steaming hot. Fried rice undercooked. Overrated and expensive. Avoid this branch.

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Reviewed 13 May 2013

From making reservations to being ushered to the dining table to the server's reception, the experience was first class. The food is to die for. Crispy Peking Duck, cold prawn salad and the spinach seafood soup and the steamed lapu-lapu are all must-order items.

No wonder this place is packed even with its cavernous space that can seat like 10k in various areas of the restaurant. This is a must-try place!

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Thank maelcabigao
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