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Buko Bar at Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa

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Punta Engano Road | Punta Engano Road, Lapu Lapu, Philippines
+63 32 231 8224
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Karuizawa, Japan
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent most of the time at the pool where I met Richel Cortuna (staff). Rachel was a joy to have by our side. She was a joy to talk to, great sense of humour, polite and helpful. On a relaxing vacation Richel is a fantastic friend at the resort to have. Thanks you Richel!

Thank kaptainapptech
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Ordered calamari, fried sweet potatoes, pumpkin & quinoa salad, halo-halo & beer. Calamari was tough, salad had some old lettuce leaves (not crunchy at all, rather limp & had dark colours) halo-halo was really meh (Little Quiapo in Paranaque serves way better version for half the price). We had late & heavy breakfast so we thought having snacks here at... More 

Thank asianfoodiegoodie
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Shangri la never seems to disappoint. beautiful staff, food, and environment. Awesome time! Resort is more for families though

Thank bee b
Guam, Mariana Islands
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

great service. Albino took good care of us and kept us amused with his tales. that being said, the food was a letdown. most of the burgers were not made with beef, and i could not taste the meat in the traditional hamburger i ordered for lunch. only upside was the sweet potato fries and the banana lychee drink.

Thank aslazaro1
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The buffet at Buko Bar restaurant at Shangri-la Hotel, Mactan isalnd, Cebu, Philippines is probably the worst ever buffet I have seen in my entire life. The selection of food for buffet in a 5-star hotel is very poor, expensive and there is extra charge for drinks. The only good thing about this restaurant are the friendly staff and the... More 

Thank AAtkinson2015
Hong Kong, China
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108 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

This was our first meal at the shangri-la hotel while waiting to check in at 2pm. Luckily it was because we had time to kill because the staff were quite oblivious, couldn't get our orders right and the food came very slowly. Another bonus was we like cats?? Because there was a stray cat under our table the whole time.... More 

Thank LounissartHK
Manila, Philippines
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Try their burger. To die for. this is the place that is near the pool, with a casual setting. I also love the drinks they serve here. This place is a la carte.

Thank Jojo T
Doha, Qatar
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110 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Thoroughly enjoyable dinner, the kitchen team manning the buffets are superb, let me take lots of pictures with them and smiled constantly. The culture show is charming, clearly the participants whom i understand are team members from the hotel truly enjoy putting on the show. Service is attentive and arm and the food is outstanding, some of the best lechon... More 

Thank Macalaney
Manila, Philippines
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81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We had lunch here whilst waiting for our airport transfer. Nice setting next to the pool and the lamb burger was decent. They have a show here in the evenings which we couldn't catch but looked interesting enough from the balcony of the room.

Thank Abhijit_Singh
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The Hawaiian Burger was very good, with pineapple and pork, it tasted superb! Right in front of the pool and next to the activities counter.

Thank Anna T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Bar, American, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Punta Engano Road | Punta Engano Road, Lapu Lapu, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Mactan Island  >  Lapu Lapu
  • Phone Number: +63 32 231 8224
Situated at the main wing pool, Buko Bar is the best place for guests to take light refreshments in between swimming. On selected days of the week, a native buffet and cultural show are available for guests to experience a true Filipino fiesta.

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