We were in Manosa Banaue branch yesterday lunch time..after our long wait for our food, the service was too poor, they served our food one at a time, the last one were rice & drinks & the hard friend chicken, they didn't give us all our orders,and the thing that really upset me was when i ordered one hototay & 2 stuffed shrimp for the kids...been waiting for our order for 35mins, the kids were hungry that's why i ask the waiter he said it's coming(for the 4th time),so i went upstairs in the kitchen & asked them where's our food, when i was screaming already, i saw one old man,staff(wearing shorts) just get the ingreadients in the pantry for the said soup....which means they're not cooking it yet...so i asked them where's the supervisor or manager...and they can't answer...they said the're no manager or supervisor around....what the heck! Ano ito karinderya? Please, if you can't stay the same old manosa, please..magsara na kayo!!!!
Since its my sister's birthday that day and we are looking for a good resto to dine in. My father recommended this resto since he knew that its one of the oldest resto in town. In fact, they also displayed the article from Yahoo! Philippines about the the Top 10 Oldest Restaurant in the Philippines. So that means its really good. We dined in their banawe branch. Its our first time to dine there.
The resto is cold and their seats are nice. They also have television to keep their customers entertained. Theres not much people since we came there by 10PM already. I also noticed that there's only one waiter that time. When my sister opened the menu, she was surprised because almost all of their dishes are not available. So, we do not have a choice but to order something else. We tried their Maki and I personally liked the soup but my parents did not. We also ordered Sweet and Sour fish fillet, Yang Chow fried rice and Pancit Canton. I kind of did not like the fish fillet but its fine. My mom said that the fish is like "parang dinampot lang kung saan" because slices of their fish is small and konti lang. Their pancit canton tasted too salty. The price is not reasonable for their small servings.
Their service is slow. We waited for our dishes for about 45 minutes.
We will definitley not go back to their restaurant again. That's from our opinions.
Manosa in Chinatown is one of my comfort places, where I go for good eats and real comfort food. Their maki dish Noodles and siomai are incomparable to any I have tried as yet.....
Along came a namesake. Manosa in RCBC..I thought it was the same as the one in Ongpin with walls plastered with binondo wall paper and a list of old restaurants in Binondo..I really do apologize...but its not the same...I immediately ordered their siganture dish thinking this was the same as the one in Binondo...Sadly its not....The maki I had s a far cry from the Panciteria Manosa in Ongpin...Its just strips of pork covered in flour and placed in a thick soup base...even the color is far different..the look is similar to fresh lumpia sauce with not much meat in it..f your a Manosa Ongpin patron this is not the maki for you...Te noodles are ok but still lack the overflowing ingredients the Original Manosa offers...I'm not sure if they have the same owners or they are just piggybacking on the originals name...