Friday, April 26, 2013

Review: Ocean’s Harvest at Marriott Hotel Manila's Marriott Cafe

The Philippines, with its more than 7,100 island surrounded by the sea, its no wonder why we Filipinos love seafood. We have abundance and varieties of fresh seafood that we love to eat in variety of ways: grilled, fried, sauteed, in sauce or in soup and much more.

One of the typical thing to do now to enjoy fresh seafood is to go the "Dampas". But wait! Here's another way of enjoying "Dampa" style dining: Marriott Cafe at Marriott Manila Hotel is offering Ocean's Harvest, a seafood buffet held every Friday and Saturday nights from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

It's a feast of fresh seafood to be cooked in your favorite way of cooking. It's like going to the "dampa" that you select the seafood you want to be cooked and then get it cooked the way you want it. The only difference is that you are doing it in the ambiance and the comfort of a 5-star hotel restaurant.

Let Chef give you a walk-through in this video what is stored for you when you visit Marriott Cafe's Ocean's Harvest.

Video Walk-through

Here are some of the photos I took to wet your appetite. Enjoy!

Fresh Seafood Selection

The Ocean Surf Market Style Buffet Menu's “Catch of the Day” which includes fresh salmon, tuna loin, local tanigue, pompano, talakitok, lapu-lapu, maya-maya, shellfish, jumbo prawns, half shell local scallop, local clams, jumbo squid, suahe shrimps, blue marlin, and local gindara―all proudly displayed on ice.

You can have them wok-fried or stir fried, grilled, teppanyaki style or sauteed.  Tell the master chef's how you want your "catch" cooked. They will give you a number that you hang on your table and then when it's ready, it's served in your table.

Also available are the slippers lobster, local blue sea crab, curacha crab, prawns, mussels, and white shells are chilled seafood that are ready to be eaten.

In addition to these numerous seafood options, here are also the other yummy things you can enjoy at the Marriott Cafe Ocean's Harvest that you would not find in your typical "Dampa":


Soups, Dimsum, Roasts


Cheese and Bread

What else did I have ....


What I had for dessert!


Well judging from all the photos you have seen on what I ate, you can definitely guess that I really enjoyed that dinner. Nothing like having a 5-star "dampa" experience + more!

At Php 2,300, it's definitely worth it especially if you are into seafood! I food was fresh, good quality and taste great.  The 5 star ambiance and service is unbeatable for the price.

So if you are looking for a good week-end dine-out for the best "dampa" in town, head to the Marriott Cafe's Ocean's Harvest seafood buffet. Enjoy!  For inquiries or reservations, call (02) 988-9999.

Fellow bloggers with our hosts from Marriott Hotel

Posing with the receptionist

Invite from Ms. Michelle


An inviting beacon set in the world-class casino entertainment complex of Resorts World Manila, Marriott Hotel Manila is the place to work and play. Ideally located in Newport City across Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, it is a convenient 15 minute drive from Makati Business District and Bonifacio Global City. Affording a splendid view of the adjoining 18-hole Villamor Golf Course, it boasts 342 exquisite guest accommodations that offers luxurious bedding, in-room safe, mini-bar, high-speed Internet, air conditioning, 40" full high definition LCDs with IPTV, videos on demand and jack pack plug-and-play system. The hotel features excellent dining options such as Marriott Cafe, Cru Steakhouse, Java+ and Lobby Lounge. Leisure facilities include Quan Spa, Health Club, Salon and Newport Mall. With a Grand Ballroom and several meeting rooms, Marriott Hotel Manila is also the ultimate destination for meetings and events, from wedding to gala dinner celebrations.

1 comment:

  1. All these seafood make me crave! I'm a big seafood lover and I love hotel buffet-hopping too. Hopefully I can find the time to visit Marriot Cafe for the Ocean's Harvest buffet :)