Crustasia at Shangri-La Plaza

Connie Veneracion

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17 Responses

  1. May Uy says:

    Ganun ba? Mukha pa naman siyang okay. Nakakainis nga kumain sa mahal at di naman masarap, sobrang nakakahinayang :(

    I think you’re referring to Jatujak.

    • Connie says:

      Ganda ng presentation, wala ako masabi. Kaso, di naman nakakain ang presentation.

      Yeah, I think that’s the one — Jatujak. Basta, it’s right beside Jipan.

  2. peterb says:

    Ate there once. Didn’t enjoy it. For the price, you’d definitely expect something more. Had the crabs @ P100/100 grams i think. I’d rather cook it at home.

  3. she says:

    naku i’ve tried crustasia too with my barkada and SUPER disappointing talaga. ang laki ng bill namin tapos bitin naman and as in hindi talaga kami nasarapan. nagsisi talaga kami bakit dun pa kami kumain.

  4. rq says:

    Back on our 2007 vacation, Crustasia got on our must-do list because a) we LOVE seafood and b) it came highly recommended. Half did the buffet, the others ordered from the menu.

    Sadly, the food was mediocre – everything tasted exactly the same – bland bland bland. They obviously have a low turnover of cooks (no accredited chef could possibly produce such sub-standard fare).

  5. miclimptrp says:

    Felt the need to comment…

    If I’m not mistaken, Crustasia is one of the high-end restos of the Red Crab group (Magdaluyo). Others in their line-up is Flying Pig, I-Republik, Seafood Island & Red Crab. There’s also this BBQ/Steak place right beside Flying Pig which they own, forgot the name. Not sure if Heaven & Eggs is also part of their line-up.

    Ate at Crustasia Trinoma twice already, one ala-carte and the other at their buffet. Hindi sulit. Expensive but mediocre taste.

    Also tried Seafood Island and I-Republik… medyo expensive na din pero hindi pa rin sulit.

    In any case, the Magdaluyos got known for their good food. Wonder why they’re letting things go downhill….

    • Connie says:

      “BBQ/Steak place”

      I think it’s Claw Daddy (at Shangri-la Plaza, it’s beside Crustasia). We’ve eaten there. Not fantastic but a notch better than Crustasia. Just the other weekend, we ate at Claw Daddy at The Fort. Pasta with clams was good. With half order of ribs plus a squid dish, the bill was over P2,000.00. My goodness and they forgot to serve the complimentary corn on the cobs. Was too tired to demand na lang talaga.

    • ingrid says:

      same experience with barkada, mahal na ang liit pa ng servings! but we have tried flying pig at blu fish at eastwood. food is better than crustasia. :)

  6. miclimptrp says:

    Found it. It’s Ray and Pete’s Texas Smoke’Em in Eastwood.

  7. yelle says:

    love it when you mentioned, Santisima… perfect word.. saktong sakto sa experience.. more reviews.. love your site

  8. Natz SM says:

    I agree with everyone here! I tried Crustasia in Rockwell and it was really a big disappointment. Di Bale sanang mahal basta masarap.

    I forgave RED CRAB at Greenbelt 5 for offering one of the WORST buffet spreads ive even been to but just thought that I shouldn’t have expected anything good for Php350 anywhere near that area in the first place. Like Crustasia PURO LNG SILA PRESENTATION!

  9. Eveline says:

    had a similarly disappointing experience last month when I tried the dinner buffet, which was about P500/head. it was my first time, and it will be my last time: this resto is on my “di na babalikan” list

    the dimsum (chicken feet, siomai) was bad: the siomai was dry, and the chicken feet had a tough and weird texture already. very unappetizing

    the sushi was terrible. rice was mushy and couldn’t taste any other filling anymore. i had to dunk this in the wasabi/soy sauce mix just to finish the few ones that i got

    crab: small, and overcooked. it looked sad, when it was supposed to be the star of the show

    beef steak: mediocre

    other dishes like chicken (curry ‘ata) and pad thai-ish style spaghetti, seafood platter were forgettable and sub-par in taste

    the only saving grace of the meal was the little turon served in a shot glass, with a touch of syrup at the bottom of the glass. it was crunchy and sweet :P

  10. Lannie says:

    Thanks for the tip Connie! I try new restos when I’m in Manila so I’ll safely file this on my ‘Not to Try/Visit’ list. Last time I was there I tried Thai Patio (?) at GB5. Not too impressed with the appetizers but the Lamb Red Curry was too DIE for!

  11. Nina says:

    i love your resto reviews.. it saves me time or, rather,keeps me from WASTING my time on places that i would have considered trying!! hahaha!! that is the problem here in Pinas, expensive restos doesn’t necessarily mean the food is worth the price…they usually aren’t. Mas nakakainis yun, unlike when u eat in cheap ones coz u know u get what u pay for…these reviews of yours really helps :)

    • Connie says:

      Oh how true. A lot of expensive restos are nothing but hype. In fact, my motto is: if there’s too much buzz about a resto, I don’t go.

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