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    Laguna: Isdaan Floating Restaurant in Calauan (Yes, It's Not in Bay)

    Located along the national highway between the boundaries of duck-town of Victoria and the monay-town of Bay, within the jurisdiction of Calauan, Laguna is the newest branch of hugely popular restaurant reportedly owned by the Barrio fiesta group and reportedly by the actress Heart Evagelista.

    Tutubi has been keeping an eye for the opening of the floating restaurant, not for his personal craving, but to treat his parents in the "exotic" restaurant featuring a mish-mash of Buddhist and Hindu figures, sprinkled with life-size statues of famous people occupying a few hectares of fish ponds.

    A Sunday lunchtime on a long weekend trip about 30 kilometers from Paete, Laguna, was met with his expected too many people. Result: too many parked cars, too many people waiting for a table to be seated.

    isdaan restaurant calauan lagunalots of people in waiting for tables during Sunday lunchtime at Isdaan Laguna

    Tutubi asked for a table at the receptionists but got number 37, lots of waiting. He merely looked at the menu (prices seem similar with Isdaan Tarlac) took two photos with his iPhone, bought a few things at Aling Nene's Pasalubong then sped away to a nearby restaurant.

    isdaan bay laguna

    Lesson: Be there earlier than usual lunchtime. First come, first serve policy. Tutubi's no aware of of Isdaan telephone number for reservations not even contact persons. Isdaan sample menu prices enables a budget of PhP250.00+/person/meal

    Isdaan Laguna has a huge open parking space but their seats, tables and cottages may not be enough for all their customers on peak days

    tip: Isdaan Laguna may be a nice place but try to eat at nearby Iskargu, cheaper, faster less people but tastier meals at friendly prices ;P

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    How to Get to Isdaan Laguna:

    Commuting to Isdaan Laguna by bus from Manila: HM Transport, Green Star and DLTB, either from Cubao, Quezon City or Taft, Buendia in Pasay have buses to Sta. Cruz, Laguna that passes by Bay and Calauan town along and directly pass by Isdaan Calauan, Laguna.

    Driving Directions to Isdaan Laguna

    From Makati, it's just SLEX, exit at Calamba, turn right Calamba Crossing (before or after SM City Calamba) then follow the road to Los banos, Victoria, Bay then Calauan to see Isdaan Calauan Laguna to your right.

    Isdaan Floating Resto- Fun Park
    Barangay Hanggan, Calauan, Laguna
    Coordinates: 14°10'36"N 121°18'5"E

    For a map of Isdaan Laguna, please click here

    Other nearby restaurants:
    Bamboo Grill, Samaral Restaurant, Iskargu (Isda, Karne, Gulay)
    Kamayan sa Palaisdaan sa Bay

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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 7:40 PM,

    102 Comments:

    At Nov 15, 2011, 4:19:00 PM, Blogger bast said...

    Wow...Just stumbled into your blog...

    Ayuz....I don't travel as I used to due to financial restrictions but I am planning to do so in the next few months with my family (hehehe)...

    Looking forward to more of your reviews.....

     
    At Jan 9, 2012, 11:17:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hi..weve been there in ISDAAN yesterday, yes the place is good...nice view...pero the service is quite not good...the place is too big but lack of staff. if you want to eat on time for example LUNCH, you have to be there 3 hrs BEFORE 12 otherwise the food will serve to you at 3pm.
    Weve arrive yesterday at 1115am, they accomodate us around 1135, the food was served to us at 245PM. Also
    the food is ordinary and too expensive. Were so shock because we order lEchong kawali worth 450+ when the food was serves to us it just 2 small slice, really shocking! Chicken has no sauce neither catsup. the rice is "SUNOG".
    Ang maganda lang tlaga dito is LOCATION.

     
    At Jan 10, 2012, 12:42:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    anonymous, thats why i transferred to nearby iskargu restaurant :)

     
    At Jan 16, 2012, 8:21:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    i agree with them, we've been there also on the same date... the place......terrific,fabulous and amazing......but the service is not quite good .... the eyes is full but the stomach is empty....maybe they have to improve or even add staff to accommodate .....

     
    At Jan 27, 2012, 1:07:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    may entrance fee po dyan? if yes, how much? thank you =)

     
    At Jan 27, 2012, 11:00:00 AM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    anonymous, no entrance fee. it's a restaurant not a theme park :)

     
    At Jan 27, 2012, 11:51:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    ask lng po contact no. nyo for our inquiries.. we are planning to go there.. thanx!

     
    At Feb 1, 2012, 9:32:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    i guest your staff need training or seminar and seguro turuan ng tamang manner.. weve been there too for a treat w/ the family and we xperienced bad service.. plz lang sayang ang ganda ng place nyo if your service are poor. and make it reasonable for the price of your food..

     
    At Feb 2, 2012, 5:21:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    We'll to all, i guess your comments is a great help to us bad or good...But to all na hinde pa nakaka experience ng totoong ISDAAN don't hesitate to come. Masarap ang mga menu,well siguro tama kayo na kelangan improve ng management ang quality ng mga pagkain. The place is beautiful meron din affordable na pagkain.

     
    At Feb 5, 2012, 10:15:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    sana po wifi sya!

     
    At Feb 6, 2012, 2:37:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    ..been here twice already..masarap ang tinupig na chicken which is binabad sa gata then finally it was roasted..yun nga lang pag nakarating ka ng 12 noon expect to eat 2 hours later..kasi maghihintay ka pa ng available na kubo,pagkatapos nun maghihintay ka pa din sa order mo..sa weekend umaapaw ang tao, so be ready.

     
    At Feb 8, 2012, 1:15:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I admire people with real guts to post comments with very bad English! Tagalogin na lang ninyo!!!!!

     
    At Feb 8, 2012, 9:07:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    pwede ba ditong hindi kumain,ung view lng ang titingnan..balak q xe sa palaisdaan nlang kmi kumain tapos lilipat nlang ng isdaan para makapamasyal...tnx po

     
    At Feb 10, 2012, 12:53:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    try isdaan floating resto in gerona, tarlac.. food is great.. guaranteed.. with the singers that will serenade you while eating and activities that u may win a kilo of fish! TAKSYAPO!!!

     
    At Feb 10, 2012, 1:00:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    check subject verb agreement,preposition and articles :)

     
    At Feb 10, 2012, 7:34:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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    kelangan pb ng reservation pg k2in dyn?

     
    At Feb 14, 2012, 10:51:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    ganun?? saka n lng cguro kmi pupunta jan pagnagimprove na..hndi pwde sa family ko matagal mghintay sa oras ng pagkain...mgkakasakit sa ulo at tiyan..

     
    At Feb 21, 2012, 1:38:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I admire people with real guts to post comments with very bad English! Tagalogin na lang ninyo!!!!!
    Eh sira ulo ka pala eh. dun ka mapunta sa US para perfect ang English na makausap mo. Bwiset...

     
    At Feb 21, 2012, 10:01:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Who needs to be good in grammar and other english writing rules? people are here to post their comments and share their experiences, and not be evaluated on how they wrote it... :D

     
    At Feb 22, 2012, 1:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Kaya Hindi masyadong umuunlad tayong mga Pilipino Hindi tayo masyadong Bukas ang isipan sa mga kritiko, at Hindi rin tayo masyadong magalang sa pagpili ng salita... Importante sa isang restaurant ang review ng pagkain at serbisyo. Hindi lahat ng NASA America magaling mag English at kahit Pinoy pwedeng mag English. Tayo Lang Pinoy ang mahilig mangutya at tumawa sa Mali ng iba. I hope to read substantial and helpful reviews to determine if this restaurant is worth to visit and dine. Thanks.

     
    At Feb 22, 2012, 2:01:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I've been there twice, tomorrow we're coming this time i brought a bus load of friend (literally) for them to enjoy the place. I'm having a very hard time to understand why some would blog or comment that the service is too slow? Maybe we Filipinos are used to TURO-TURO and chowking and the other restaurants which offers fast serving food. Maybe if they get themselves to a real restaurant they'll understand the beauty of food preparation that is Filipino. Cooking is like courtship and marriage, when you get a girl superfast you'll only end up separated or divorced in less than a year tops, but when you get to know each other for years before getting into a very serious situation you'll spend the rest of your life together....

     
    At Feb 22, 2012, 9:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I was there today and it was a big disappointment between the bad service and the expensive food that sucked big time, This will be my first and last time that I will ever set foot on that atrocious place. To top it all that they do not take credit cards which was the final nail on their coffin.

    My final thought is DNA which mean DEFINITELY NEVER AGAIN.

     
    At Feb 22, 2012, 9:48:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    anonymous, you call one hour waiting time at a minimum great service? you come there and served food two hours, would you not complain? they may be new but their mother company is not. shape up or ship out

     
    At Mar 1, 2012, 1:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    sobrang ganda talaga ng place at wala kmi masa2bi dun..kc tayong mga pinoy ay masyadong talentado at im very thankfull n nagkaroon tau ng ganitong kgandang place!yun nga lang pagdting sa food was very expensive..pero ok lang dahil alam q nman if gaanu din kalaki ang nagastos d2 bgo mabuo eto,so sna sa lhat ng nag comment eh maunawaan din ntin na nid ng may owner nito n kumita!God bless po sa may ari ng isdaan!

     
    At Mar 3, 2012, 11:44:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    can i ask po if my open kau for staff?gs2 qpo mg apply.im from dasma cvite. heres my eadd gheliqz019@yahoo.com w8 po aq answer nio tnx godbless

     
    At Mar 5, 2012, 6:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    we've been there..maganda ang place..but disapponted ako kasi napakamahal na pagkain.they don't serve water kasi may bayad daw un.may nagagandahan at may nahrereklamo rin..umorder kami pero iba ang nasa picture pag sinerve n ang food...crispy fry tilapia at hito at ilang piraso na swahe..ganun na kalaki ang price..we've came there just for exprience..if ever pumunta kami uli,picture picture lang pero kakain never!sana naman kung ganun kamahal make sure naman maganda presentasyon.Oki.improve the food!

     
    At Mar 7, 2012, 2:02:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    open ba ang isdaan ng Maundy Thursday and Good Friday (April 5-6)?

     
    At Mar 9, 2012, 9:42:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    We,meaning our family were looking forward to spending time to experience eating and have fun in your restaurant but sad to say it was not a good experience. The service was so horrible wala kaming balak bumalik. Pag upo pa lang you expect at least water to be serve but no, when we asked where is the water, ang sabi ng waiter e wala daw at saka ang water daw e sa poso. What kind of a restaurant that doesnt have good water to offer. Even the fresh buko was disgusting coz it was warm not chilled or refrigerated,we waited for the food to be serve at least 25 minutes, again when we complained no response, when we looked for the manager, staff said no manager around. When we said we are not comeback the staff said ok lang. The amount of food that is being serve does not even much the amount that we had to pay it was highway robbery. This is to advice ypour manangement to change things that are needed changes. Otherwise it wont be surprising if you close shop sooner than expected.

     
    At Mar 13, 2012, 10:53:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hmmmppp pupunta pa naman sana kami 25 katao wla akong nabasa na good comments .... well forget it! sa san pablo na lamang kami!

     
    At Mar 14, 2012, 2:12:00 PM, Anonymous aura h. yretarino said...

    whats ur number pls. so we can get a reservation from ur restaurant

     
    At Mar 14, 2012, 2:19:00 PM, Anonymous aura h. yretarino said...

    any contact number nmn 4the reservation

     
    At Mar 15, 2012, 10:12:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    My family and I were at the restaurant twice.within 10 days.The first day of our visit which is Tuesday,there weren't a lot of people. The service was a brisk.The staff were great.

    On our second visit which is a Sunday,there was a big long line of people waiting to be served.It took us several hours of waiting to be seated.Our patience is getting low in waiting but we were persistent to wait and enjoy the food.

    Finally,as we were seated.As usual we were entertained.
    I would like to give recognition to the wonderful lady who was so beautiful and was so dark looking.I give her 5 stars for being so dark looking and so polite.No offense on that.

    We gave everyone a nice tip as we exited from the great meal and cold beer.

    I gave the staff a hand written note of appreciation.
    It was not perfect,a 4.5 stars as there are some needed improvement.

    I would like to suggest that an existing restroom should be available near the service entrance for the convenience of the diners.

    A beer bar is also recommended near the entrance to ease the customers anxiety in waiting to be seated.
    Also a hand washing sink available,KAMAYAN MAN KAYA.

    This is Calauan,Laguna a great town that is full of nice people.Give it a chance to prosper and progress.
    Give this these people a job that they can live on.

    Mabuhay and keep on going with the great job done.

    Finally you the management and staff have a 5 star for a job well done.

    Thank you and we will be back.

    Ralph O'Hara Peters
    Chicago

     
    At Mar 16, 2012, 10:58:00 PM, Anonymous Bitzy said...

    we went there one friday afternoon (around 4PM), there weren't a lot of people. There was no one on the entrance to guide us on the table..I approached the two crew standing near the occupied table (being on standby for the customers needs)asked them who could assist us, the guy said most of the crew were taking their break then i said "pano yan, who will assist us?". He replied "wala tayong magagawa".
    We helped ourselves to be seated and asked every crew that passes our table to take our orders, evryone's pointing on other crew, saying that they have customers to attend to.


    We end up leaving the place and very disappointed.

    The only thing that's nice is the place, nothing else.
    The service and crews sucks.
    Will never dare go back to that place.
    I suggest you guys visit KAMAYAN SA PALAISDAN, its near ISDAAN restaurant...been there many times..Food are great, service and crews are excellent.

     
    At Mar 21, 2012, 7:17:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    ok naman na experience namin ng family ko,,,were enjoy so much,,,nabusog kami.hope yung iba wag maniwala sa iba....

     
    At Mar 22, 2012, 12:16:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I'm planning to celebrate my birthday in Isdaan on the 16th..now i have second thought after i've read all comments...=(

     
    At Mar 24, 2012, 10:09:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    BAD SERVICE. DON'T GO AT ISDAAN. MAHAL AT CUSTOMER SERVICE SUCKS!

     
    At Mar 26, 2012, 11:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Kung nasa Calauan na po kayo at nagugutom,hanap po ay mura at mabilis na serbisyo,lutong bahay at exotic foods,just try iskargu Restaurant malapit lang po sa Isdaan at Samaral.Very affordable po ang price,masarap ang foods madami choices.

     
    At Mar 28, 2012, 3:28:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    sayang..kala q mganda jan..

     
    At Mar 28, 2012, 3:28:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    vvvv

     
    At Apr 1, 2012, 8:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    ang ganda ng place pero ang panget ng service nila nakaka stress!!

     
    At Apr 2, 2012, 3:33:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    unang punta ko ndi rin maganda...kakarating palang namin and my daughter needed to pee so i asked the crew kung san ang CR...he answered..dun sa likod ng taksyapo...then nagmamadali ng tumalikod...(malay ko nmn kung san ung taksyapo at kung ano un..e first time ko nga)i saw another crew and i asked san po sir ang CR?un din ang sagot nya...sa likod ng taksyapo...sabi ko san ung taksyapo...tumuro xa sa kanan sabay talikod...kami nlng mismo humanap ng anak ko ng CR nila...grabe...bagsak ang customer service nila...

     
    At Apr 7, 2012, 3:00:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hmmm...I'm looking for a place to visit, but after reading an over whelming bad comments, I decided to continue my search and don't set foot in this restaurant.

    To the owners, be reminded that what you are selling is the service and not just the food. Kahit gaano kasarap pa ang food but the service is lousy, wala ng gaganahang pumunta.

     
    At Apr 7, 2012, 11:11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I'm planning to come here pa nmn.. For all that i read, tlgang nawalan ako ng gana.. Sayang nmn..:(

     
    At Apr 8, 2012, 6:54:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    ang mahal d2. kung pede lang pumunta para mag pa picture. ang napakatagal pa ng serbisyo. ang mamahal pa ng presyo. much better kung sa kamayan sa palaisdaan na lang sa BAY. mas mura dun mas masarap pa mga pagkain

     
    At Apr 9, 2012, 3:30:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    bakit d pwedeng mag dala ng baon kahit biscuit lang

     
    At Apr 9, 2012, 3:31:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    bakit balak me sanang magpunta this coming sunday open ba kayo at magkano ang entrance fee.

     
    At Apr 10, 2012, 1:53:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    dumaan kmi dyan noong holy week (thursday) kain sana kmi pero dami tao tapos wla naman nag asist smin.so we decided n lumipat s kabila palaisdaan mababait naman doon ,masarap p food .maganda rn namang magpicture doon...........cguro kng baguhin ng management ang attitude ng mga tauhan nla saka food,pwede p cgurong yayain mga kaibigan nmin lalo n mga balikbayan......sabagay bago p lng naman yan my pagasa pa.

     
    At Apr 10, 2012, 4:16:00 PM, Anonymous Palakol King said...

    Dapat ay aware ang may ari ng Isdaan sa Calauan, Laguna sa mga comments, maari ngang totoo, dapat ang mga crew at lahat ng empleyado ay maganda ang pakita sa mga customers, otherwise, sayang at kawawa naman ang mga customers na pupunta na makakatanggap ng di magandang serbisyo, tapos sobra pa taas ng presyo ng pagkain, di bale sana mahal kung ayos naman ang serbisyo.

     
    At Apr 10, 2012, 4:32:00 PM, Anonymous Palakol King said...

    dapat aware ang management nito sa mga comments na ito para ma-improve ang kanilang serbisyo, di bale mahal ang presyo ng mga pagkain kung super ayos naman ang serbisyo at least may ngiti ka sa labi na lalabas ng pintuan ng kanilang floating restaurant. pag di maganda ang pakita ng mga crew nakakabanas ito sa mga customers mismo.

     
    At Apr 11, 2012, 4:04:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    pano po ba pumunta ng isdaan pag magccommute lang? thanks! psend na lang po sa email ko.cornista.ynna@yahoo.com

     
    At Apr 16, 2012, 1:28:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    mga bwiset mag comment nlang kayo ng maganda bka mawalan
    pa ng tra ba ho mga kababayan nten

     
    At Apr 16, 2012, 1:30:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    sna ngbibigay ng OR
    ang gulo kz ng resibo nila.

     
    At Apr 17, 2012, 12:23:00 AM, Blogger shine said...

    I havent been/tried Isdaan at Laguna but the one in Tarlac was good. They had good service, ample seats, and nice food. But ofcourse you cannot avoid some delays since the place is really jam packed.

     
    At Apr 17, 2012, 12:28:00 AM, Blogger shine said...

    I havent been/tried Isdaan at Laguna but the one in Tarlac was good. They had good service, ample seats, and nice food. But ofcourse you cannot avoid some delays since the place is really jam packed.

     
    At Apr 17, 2012, 10:14:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    pwde po ba mag pa reserve ng table para sa birthday ng misis ko??

     
    At Apr 18, 2012, 12:16:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    sayang balak p nman nmin n pumunta jan s Sun,kc bday ng hubby q pero ng mabasa q mga comments nila nagdadalawang isip tuloy aq pumunta jan. pede b papicture n lng kmi jan at s ibang lugar n lng kmi kakain.?

     
    At Apr 18, 2012, 1:52:00 PM, Anonymous paulo valentin said...

    pde po ba magdala na lang ng baon dyan? kasi sa mga nabsa ko panget daw service ng mga staff jan. ok lang mawalan ng trabaho mga pinoy jan kung di naman sila umaastang pinoy. kaya nga may place na ganyan para ipakita ung ugaling pinoy tapos astang kalye lang pla sila.tsk tsk. peace.

     
    At Apr 20, 2012, 12:56:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I am planning to visit this place to treat my mom , kaso ang bad ng mga comments. Tsk

     
    At Apr 28, 2012, 9:11:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    i haven't been to Isdaan...yet but whether you have commented negatively,that'll not stop me from going!!!A place like this should be supported if only for the sake of the tourist,economy of the city.I don't think we see beautiful places to go like this restaurant...Sure,it may need much improvement on their services(which you mentioned)but let us not condemn it...anything of beauty must surely be appreciated...for a change,lets try to see the positive aspects of it and everything.The owners and management for sure have read your comments,let's all give them a chance for improvements...besides,this isn't their 1st time kind of business since lets face it...who doesn't like and know 'Barrio Fiesta'...all I'm trying to say is "don't give up"!!!We are filipinos and I always want to be part of my kababayan na makaka-tulong sa ating bansa,kapwa at sarili!Lets us try to be more understanding,teaches us to be more patient and keep your cool...;-)And addressing this to the authorized people:YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO!

     
    At Apr 28, 2012, 9:52:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    si Heart Evangelista "DAW" may ari nyan.

     
    At Apr 28, 2012, 11:41:00 PM, Anonymous Paris T. said...

    i passed by this awesome place twice yesterday, but i didn't had the chance to park and see what's inside..from the road, it looks very interesting and huge. it's probably worth the effort coming to this place and have a taste of magical experience from those architectural design they've created...more power!

     
    At Apr 30, 2012, 4:21:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    the location is good but the service is NOT nice..

     
    At Apr 30, 2012, 6:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Nagpunta kami sa isdaan just for fun,picture taking only not for their expensive and very common foods,after that sa iskargu restaurant kami nabusog sa masasarap at very friendly price nilang foods.Salamat na lang at may ISDA KARNE GULAY atb ISKARGU funniest buss name.

     
    At May 10, 2012, 3:28:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    me and my family went there 2days ago.. place is really nice and very interesting but food is very expensive and we waiting almost 1hour before they serve the food! WTF!!! Next day i came with my daughter i just take walking around and looking for the statues :D

     
    At May 11, 2012, 7:20:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    sana malaki n ang pagba bago tama cla KHIT MAHALpero good service and nice place ...yon pag labas mo masasabi mo wow uulit o babalik kami sasama uli mga mahal ...balak ko p nman punta sunday para celebrate mothers day at paramdam s mother ko kung gaano ko sya kamahal at sister at mga anties ko n mother din sa mga nbasa kung comment ay naku ....ewan kung ano masasabi ko...pero cge try p rin nmin dhil may kasabihan hanggang d mo nkikita wag kng maniwala pero d me mangangako n d kmi magtaray pag yon bad experience nmin dhil plano kung pasayahin mother at mga anties ko ngayon mothers day d bad memories aagahan nmin ..go kami sunday sana pde mag pareserve kc may kasama kmi mga SENIOR CITIZEN hehehhehe mother ko at anties ko...dhil d cla makakatagal nkatayo....sana maganda experience nmin ....sana nagbabasa ng comment ang may ari ....good service is the best..costumers always right..GOODLUCK sa amin sa sunday....

     
    At May 26, 2012, 9:35:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Mga Tsong at Tsang, pareparehas pala tayo ng experience dyan sa hinayupak na lugar na yan. My wife and I went there last night... Very frustrating indeed!!! We ordered some food, biro mo after almost 1 hour of waiting hindi pa rin dumadating yung main course namin na grilled liempo. I checked with the waitress (Kath) who took our order at nabigla pa sya at nagulat kasi di pa pala na se serve yung food namin. Kunwari umalis to check pero di na bumalik so I had to discuss the matter with the other waitresses and waiters. They said mukhang di talaga nai-order ng incompetent nilang kasama yung grilled liempo... I insisted to call her, I told them to cancel the order plus the rice they initially served.. This "Kath" even had the guts to say to me na di na pwedeng ipa-cancel yung rice... Bu$3@t! Parang gusto yatang kainin namin yung rice ng walang ulam, hahahaha!!! Abnoy! Dapat siguro pina kanta ko na lang yung abnoy na waitress na yun (Katherine - sininging waitress nakalagay sa ID nya) para kahit papaano nakabawi kami..

    To the management of this "Baduy" na lugar.. May screening process ba kayo? These type of incompetent people ang magpapasira lalo sa lugar nyo.. You should give her one big time disciplinary action yung tipong magtitino....

    To the rest of the world, go there at your own risk... Di advisable sa mga mataas ang presyon at may sakit sa puso.. baka atakihin lang kayo sa inis....

     
    At Jun 7, 2012, 3:50:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    last sunday nag punta kami sa isdaan b,day kasi ng frend ko ok namn nag enjoy namn kami maganda yung lugar masarap ang pag kain sobrang mahal lang tlg

     
    At Jun 10, 2012, 10:42:00 AM, Blogger katee asos said...

    thinking of celebrating my bday s place next week pero prang nakakatakot punta s mga reviews nyo...i dont want to be stress out on that day..sana they can improve kase sayang ang potential ng place...gud accomodation and Best service is the key to a successful business

     
    At Jun 10, 2012, 4:53:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    i'm planning to go but the comments were something to be thought of..........

     
    At Jun 11, 2012, 8:32:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    OMG ma nga hinayupak kayo.kung ayaw nyo ng place at palakad sa lugar nayan..di wag kayo kumain at punta doon..hindi naman cguro malaking problema yan..gusto nyo doon kayo sa sementeryo dala kayo nang pagkain nyo at tubig na din..para wala kayo masabi na masasakit sa kapwa nyo..sariling bayan natin at kababayan.kung mag salita kayo kala nyo sino kayo.dapat bagay sa inyo.doon kayo kumain sa gilid ng sementeryo..nakaka sira kayo ng sariling bayan natin..

     
    At Jun 11, 2012, 8:39:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    OMG ma nga hinayupak kayo..wala kayo magawa.mag pakamatay nalang kayo.kaysa sobra nyo nilalait ang lugar at ma nga nag tratrabaho doon.kung ayaw nyo ng palakad doon.di wag kayo punta doon..hindi naman kayo kawalan sa lugar nayan.bakit sino ba kayo?nag ka pera lang kayo.kala nyo kung sino na kayong nilalang..sa totoo lang walang wala din naman kayo..ha ha ha.ang yayabang nyo.malaking fucking shittttttt

     
    At Jun 11, 2012, 10:59:00 AM, Anonymous Gio said...

    i was in Isdaan yesterday. it was my sister - in-law's birthday. they have been there before and i have heard so much about the place. construction is still going on until today. when i entered the restaurant it reminded me of Thailand. it's a place you can go to escape the city ambiance. first thing i can comment is their lobby they have great staff who ushered us going to our kubo. they were organized in the way they handle their guest.
    second is the ambiance, i should say the ongpauco's really invested on the restaurant's interior and exterior. estimating it to cost more than 100 million.
    service, was also fast. comparing it to some fine dining and casual restaurants it took around 30 to 45 minutes for our food to be served. it brought also the concept of singing cooks and waiters atbp that entertained the guest. only problem with their service is they don't serve house water. which is, if you are a Filipino eating in boodle or all you can eat, a restaurant should provide water not buy an 18 peso 12 oz bottled water every time you feel thirsty. there are also some recreation activities you can do while waiting for your food such as biking for kids,boat ride which only cost 20 tip for the boatman. it was a nice experience i would recommend to my friends and family. definitely will go back there if we have any occasion to celebrate! =D

     
    At Jun 11, 2012, 11:02:00 AM, Anonymous Gio said...

    another thing, the reason why it's expensive is because what you're paying for is the ambiance and the experience. the owners spent millions and millions to put up this resto and millions also to operate and maintain such establishment. so please if you want to eat somewhere that will only cost you cheap or nil go to a turo turo or a fast food and fill your stomach with food. =)

     
    At Jun 15, 2012, 3:18:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    All of your opinions are a big help for someone who'd never been there and plans to go there like me. I guess it is up to me now to decide if I should find out for myself if all the opinions I read here were true.

    But if I am allowed to evaluate according to your opinions, I think whoever is the owner/manager of Isdaan place should think twice and do some improvements. Restaurants should be presentable, needs to have a great ambiance and most importantly must have an enticing and great food!

     
    At Jun 18, 2012, 7:46:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Maraming chicks sa Laguna. Lalo na sa may Los Baños, daming boss chicks! Un lang masasabi ko. Hahaha!

    -Abner from Dagupan

     
    At Jun 19, 2012, 2:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Isdaan is a wonderful place..but the food was so disgusting we dont know how they cooked that..the pansit has okra?dun lng aq nkakita ng pansit n my okra..and the staff?woaahhh very very bad supado at suplada at pg my napansin kp s knila n mali mkkpagsagutan p sau..we went there to eat and syempre mgpicture taking..then my isng girl n pinagsabihan kmi na wag daw kmi pagala gala..bawal dw umalis kung asn k..kung san k dw iniwan dapt dun k lng..naglagay p sila ng mga gnun qng pgbbwlan lng dn nila mga tao n gumla gala..ano un d kn dn pwede umalis?hahajaha

     
    At Jun 22, 2012, 5:14:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    We've been there last Father's day! The scenery is very nice and good place to take pictures but unfortunately the price of the food is not reasonable and really bad service.
    Come to think that they don't have service water to serve and if you don't order a drink, the staff just pull out the glass. I had commented it to their staff why they don't have service water if a small stall at street side could provide service water and a big restaurant like them don't. The staff just answered that it's NAWASA fault that they don't water. I said is mandatory for restaurant to have service water. But they have water for pitcher of ICE TEA. Restaurant should always have service water and it is up to the dinners if they wanted bottled water.
    The price of rice is too expensive and made you think what kind of rice are they serving for that price. I have eaten to other fine dining restaurant but their rice is at reasonable price. I had tasted the "pancit isdaaan", it's too sweet to taste you would rather eat the sweet and spicy instant noodles because it tastes better. Price of "isang bilao fried seafoods" is quite reasonably but not that special.
    Hope they will improve the price and quality of their foods. Ambiance is important for a restaurant but never compromised the quality of food and service and make them more affordable.

     
    At Jul 4, 2012, 4:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Been there last November. Soft opening pa lang nila. Saw ER Ejercito. Food and service was good on our first visit. We were also serenaded by roaming musicians. We recently went there last June, after my birthday, food was great! We were surprised by a mini role play, a bride was looking for his groom and my nobyo was subjected in a shotgun wedding! They even have rings! which were later given to us as souvenirs We had a good laugh and after their kasal kasalan they serenaded us with a love song. We noticed that there were new additions in the Park since we first visited. We took a lot of pictures! Great dining experience! Though they do not offer service water. I guess we were just lucky on both of our visits, there were few customers and our orders were served 15 to 20 mins. max! Looking forward to our next visit! we have yet to try their free boat ride!

    Jaimee of EK

     
    At Jul 5, 2012, 12:32:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    you can please your comments and suggestions on a piece of paper that the waiter will provide you. if you were not satisfied with the service you got, the management will take actions and would even result to termination of the employee.

     
    At Jul 6, 2012, 2:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    ano ba yung title nung song sa entrance ng isdaan? music lang xa tapos ang beat ay "tantarantaran".hehe. :D

     
    At Aug 12, 2012, 11:33:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Ok nman yun service last time na pumunta kami ng family ko..masarap yun food at mabilis yun service..plus yun singing waiters nila ang daming kinanta sa amin..depende siguro sa schedule ng pagpunta..for me ok naman un experience nmin!!!

     
    At Aug 25, 2012, 10:51:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    pwede po bang manghingi ng contacts for reservation.??

     
    At Aug 29, 2012, 6:46:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hindi nmn lahat ng pupunta sa isdaan kailangan right grammar db?..sabi ng nanay q hindi basehan ang magaling sa english pr masabi mo na matalino ang isang tao,ks kung ganon ang basehan ,d sana lahat ng amerikano,matatalino,,lols..guts n dapat tlga hangaan ang mga pinoy kung tnatry nila mag english kht wrong grammar..mag valedictorian o summa cum laude k muna bago ka mangutya sa grammar ng iba,,dami dami mo pwede pansinin grammar pa ng kapwa mo,,8 parts of speech pa binangit mo,,haha..kaw ang mali,,
    nagpunta kmi sa isdaan en tama maganda ang view pero sobrang tagal ng waiting time,,weekdays pa yon,,..hindi maganda ang sa laguna iba p din ung sa gerona,,,

     
    At Sep 3, 2012, 6:38:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    My family decided to take lunch at your place thru recomendations of my friends and also we find it interesting browsing in your website and advertisement @around 1pm Sept 2, 2012 (sunday) IT'S FAMILY DAY we arrived at isdaan in calauan laguna with full of excitement and happiness, our first time visit, we waited for one hour at the receiving area to wait for our turn to have a kubo or cottage, even do we are very much hungry and trying to focus our attention to attractive place and fine it so nicely....fortunately @around 2pm we already got cottage/kubo # 56 we order as follows:

    2 budbod tapa
    1 adobo baboy binalot sa dahon
    1 baka maanghang binalot sa dahon
    1 lechon kawali binalot sa dahon
    1 bulalo plain
    2 mangga ensalada
    1 pitcher buko juice
    1 pitcher ice tea

    It's a given knowledge that when you order binalot sa dahon it is a combination of rice, ulam of your choice, eggs, tomato...

    Ok the food arrived @around 2:40 pm first is the plain bulalo speaking of bulalo masarap lang yan pag mainit ang sabaw so we asked the waiter to give us cup, umikot ikot siya area then finally nakakuha siya ng mangkok sa kabilang cottage/kubo....but were shock SAKA PA LANG HUHUGASAN O MY GOD!!!WALA NA BANG MANGKOK AT YUN KATATAPOS LANG GAMITIN ANG HUHUGASAN? MAHUGASAN KAYANG MABUTI YON SA PAGMAMADALI? We have nothing to do but to be patience, then after several minutes the budbod na tapa arrived in dahon ng saging, together with the adobong baboy, lechon kawali and baka maanghang put in PALAYOK, so we wait for the rice to come in....WAIT WAIT WAIT GUTOM NA TALAGA KAMI TINAWAG KO WAITER NASAAN ANG KANIN WALA DAW TALAGA KASAMA DAHIL YUN DAW ORDER KO, SABI KO DI BA PAG BINALOT SA DAHON MAY KASAMA NG KANIN......OK OK OK to calm down the situation galit na wife ko mga anak at apo ko gutom na order na lang kami ng seperate na kanin MAKAKAIN NA LANG IT IS ALREADY 3PM, my God gutom na gutom na talaga kami 3 pm na, CONSIDERING na ang layo pa ng biniyahe namin from NCR to Calauan....at the middle of LUNCH 0 MERYENDA NA YATA DAHIL LATE NA, TINAWAG KO YUN WAITER .....ASAN NA YUN BUKO JUICE AT ICE TEA??? FOLLOW UP DAW NIYA OK ANTAY NA NAMAN ANG PAMILYA KO.....ABA ABA MAUUBOS NA ANG PAGKAIN WALA PA DRINKS NAHIRINAM NA ANAK KO....TUMAWAG AKO NG IBANG WAITER NAKIKIUSAP ASKING FOR A PITCHER OF WATER KUNG WALA PA YUN BUKO AT ICE TEA OK SUMUNOD NAMAN AGAD SIYA ......PERO TEKA TEKA AYUN SIYA TUMATAKBO PAPUNTA NG KUSINA AT SA TINGIN NAMIN HUHUGASAN PA LANG YUN PITCHER DAHIL KINUHA SA IBANG KUBO PAGDATING TINANONG KO SIYA OO NGA DAW .....SUSMARYOSEP NAMAN ANO BA ITO? .....NAKA FLAG PA NAMAN BARRIO FIESTA BAT GANITO ANG SERVICE.?

    Then i decided to talked with your manager Mr. ADRIAN LEUS and Mr. GERARD FERRER to expedite our drinks saka pa lang dumating kung di ko pa pinatawag manager.... i'm asking bakit ganun ang klase ng serbisyo ninyo, Then the two answer me PASENSIYA NA DAW KASI MADAMING TAO.....O MY GOD HINDI REASON YAN CONSIDERING IT IS BARRIO FIESTA NA MATAGAL NA SA BUSINESS AT LIPAS NA ANG PEAK HOURS..... AND THE WORST IS WE CHARGE IN FULL IN ADOBONG BABOY, BAKA MAANGHANG AND LECHON KAWALI, WE DIS-AGREE WE PAY ONLY WHAT WE ORDER WHICH ARE THE AMOUNT IN BINALOT SA DAHON AND THE OTHER MENU WE ORDER. (iniisip ko tuloy parang raket para lumaki bayaran mo)

    Even do di pa kami nakapag rerelax sa lugar at naiikot, we decided na umalis na nai-SPOILED NA ANG ARAW NAMIN ANG NAAAWA LANG AKO SA BUNSO KO GUSTO NIYANG MAG-IKOT PERO UMALIS NA KAMI FEELING BAD TRIP NA...ANG TAGAL NAMIN PINAG-PLANUHAN NA PUMUNTA SA ISDAAN NASIRA LANG SA PALPAK NA SERBISYO.

    FYI: Nuon kami ay naglalakad na palabas at nag-kukwentuhan sa aming pangit na karanasan sa ISDAAN SA CALAUAN LAGUNA, naka-krus namin ng landas yun isang pamilya na galing pa ng QUEZON province at pauwi na rin mukhang badtrip din yun matandang babae at napag-usapan at naikwento din nila yun palpak na serbisyo.

     
    At Sep 18, 2012, 9:19:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    balak pa sana pumunta sasadyain lng namin yun..wag na pala.\

     
    At Oct 6, 2012, 9:08:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    blak pa nman namin mgpunta jan..bgla tuluy aq ngdalawang isip.. ><

     
    At Oct 7, 2012, 8:27:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    ..pupunta kami sa ISDAAN sa Saturday..2nd time na namin 2..kakatuwa naman eh kahit mahal yung binayaran namin noon..okie naman..masaya..

     
    At Oct 13, 2012, 9:19:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    naku plano pa naman nmin pumunta, prang nagdadalawang isip tuloy kmi, ang layo namin cavite pa, sasadyain mo lng ba ito para ma-stess at ma-badtrip? sana lhat ng bad comments dito mabasa ng management at baguhin, isipin sana nila na un iba galing pa sa malayong lugar, pami-pamilya, heart! asan ang heart nyo pag di nyo ito naaksyonan!

     
    At Oct 18, 2012, 3:37:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    We are planning to visit this place also I've seen pictures of the venue through my friend on fb. finally we met last Monday I asked her about her experience luckily two of my friends already been there. Both not satisfied by "SERVICE and CREWS" but really enjoyed the place. SO maybe we will not pursue and try other places to visit because all comments mostly don't suggest any good about the experience and I don't want to end up regretting the effort and money we spent. :)

     
    At Nov 17, 2012, 3:57:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I own a restaurant in Cebu City and have read the negative comments criticizing Isdaaan restaurant. I happen to drop by one Sunday and felt envious to see a restaurant so huge but full of customers, and I waited for almost 2 hours to get inside because it was a full house. They asked us i we were willing to wait. It's true when I got inside and its my turn to order, natataranta ang mga waiter because of the confusion because it's like a market inside full of customers. It's any restaurant owner's dream. Maybe the waiters are not qualified, or so tired, and our food came after around 40 mins.at meron pa raw dish na ipapahabol dahil hindi pa luto. In fact hindi na namin nakain yun at pinabalot na lang. I understand because this is also my business, but for me 40 mins is good enough I imagine the customers inside are almost 3,000 more or less. In my restaurant it might not come out in 2 hours time or not at all! So those criticizing this restaurant for poor service, I can say definitely that it is rude and unfair and you have no experience in restaurant service.

    Imagine cooking for almost 3,000 people at the same time within a period of one hour, and this is not "turo-turo" restaurant where the food has been cooked 5 hours ago. This is an Ala Carte restaurant, meaning when you order that's the only time they will cook it so it's fresh. Yes, maybe the service was poor, again how can one restaurant give a perfect service with this volume of customers?
    I also would like to say that in provinces like Cebu or like Laguna, we restaurant owners tend to "makisama" to local officials and even nearby municipalities. We take the risk of accepting even non-qualified employees to help the barangay we're situated and other nearby barangays. Until such time that they will be qualified. I'm sure that's also the reason of Isdaan.
    At first I noticed their price was not as low as the other restaurants nearby. I stayed almost a month with my daughter (by the way, thank you to my son-in-law for the gracious accommodation ..hehe) Going back to their prices, I think it cannot be compared, those who are complaining about the price, don't you notice how much they invested in this place? Were you not entertained by so many acrobats, magicians, jugglers, even strongmen peeling fresh buko with his teeth? And all of this without entrance fee. Did you not try their free boat ride? Didn't your children, like my apos, receive balloons and candies for free? In spite of all this treat and entertainment, you still complain of their prices and service? Why don't you just buy lechon manok in a street corner and eat at home and try to do some magic tricks and acrobat acts to entertain them and hope you don't break your neck!

     
    At Nov 19, 2012, 1:14:00 PM, Blogger lorelei chantoco said...

    yesterday, nov 18, sunday, was a very memorable birthday for me when i was treated by my husband to eat lunch at Isdaan in Laguna. of course, we brought our 3 kids and my parents in law. at first, i was hesitant to eat there because it looks "mahal" for a middle class family like us.when we saw the menu, the price is "reasonable" naman since you have a lot of choices. and what i have experienced yesterday was totally fun and memorable. we went around Isdaan and i was amazed by the giant statues like female "sirenas" and the "giant" monkey. you can't find this anywhere else...my kids really enjoyed their stay because they where treated with lots of toys around like bicycles, pony toys, and small carts, may palabas pa ng iba't ibang talents like dancers, mga magicians, para kming nsa enchanted kingdom na maraming mapapanuod. my kids were also given balloons and candies for FREE. we had our table in the area of the waiters who are singing everybody there is singing we enjoyed their show and i was surprised when they sang to our table singing "happy birthday". nabusog talaga kmi kasi yung serving ng food hindi tinipid like we ordered mama chit special worth it talaga, and of course hindi ko talaga pinalagpas ang kanilang crispy pata na made pala ng sister company nila na barrio fiesta. kaya pla ganun kaganda ung lugar, and service is good, and superb yung food, owned pala ng barrio fiesta yun. umabot kmi ng 2 hours sa isdaan dahil inenjoy namin lahat ng gimmicks dun. congrats sa management and staff, you made my stay in isdaan truly memorable at happy pa a ng family ko. babalik ulit kami! mrs. lorelei from canlubang

     
    At Nov 19, 2012, 1:15:00 PM, Blogger lorelei chantoco said...

    yesterday, nov 18, sunday, was a very memorable birthday for me when i was treated by my husband to eat lunch at Isdaan in Laguna. of course, we brought our 3 kids and my parents in law. at first, i was hesitant to eat there because it looks "mahal" for a middle class family like us.when we saw the menu, the price is "reasonable" naman since you have a lot of choices. and what i have experienced yesterday was totally fun and memorable. we went around Isdaan and i was amazed by the giant statues like female "sirenas" and the "giant" monkey. you can't find this anywhere else...my kids really enjoyed their stay because they where treated with lots of toys around like bicycles, pony toys, and small carts, may palabas pa ng iba't ibang talents like dancers, mga magicians, para kming nsa enchanted kingdom na maraming mapapanuod. my kids were also given balloons and candies for FREE. we had our table in the area of the waiters who are singing everybody there is singing we enjoyed their show and i was surprised when they sang to our table singing "happy birthday". nabusog talaga kmi kasi yung serving ng food hindi tinipid like we ordered mama chit special worth it talaga, and of course hindi ko talaga pinalagpas ang kanilang crispy pata na made pala ng sister company nila na barrio fiesta. kaya pla ganun kaganda ung lugar, and service is good, and superb yung food, owned pala ng barrio fiesta yun. umabot kmi ng 2 hours sa isdaan dahil inenjoy namin lahat ng gimmicks dun. congrats sa management and staff, you made my stay in isdaan truly memorable at happy pa a ng family ko. babalik ulit kami! mrs. lorelei from canlubang

    Nov 19, 2012 1:02:42 PM

     
    At Nov 23, 2012, 12:31:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    i would just like to thank the "honest" management and staff of isdaan in calauan, laguna because the other day, nov. 21, wed, i went there with my officemates. we had our lunch there. the food that we ordered was superb especially the lechon tinupig, i love the smokey banana taste of it inside and out.of course after eating, we went around the place, took some pictures. we left the place smiling because we were satisified with their service and amenities. unknowingly, when we were driving back to our office, i noticed that my pouch was missing with money and my iphone 4. we rushed immediately to isdaan, we went back to our table,and i noticed that our food server was there smiling, handed over my pouch and still complete.the manager told me that it is their policy to keep a nd return all the things that's left by the customer. i even noticed their frame "our honest service" or pls contact the management if there is any dishonest employee. for me, this is the most important policy of any restaurant or any establishment. if you are being honest to your customer, it means that you will serve him the right way of serving, the food is prepared with "heart". kudos to "honest" restaurant isdaan.

     
    At Dec 23, 2012, 1:44:00 AM, Anonymous virgie dela rosa said...

    I had been to Isdaan twice this year and both times my family and I weren't disappointed...true there was a bit of waiting time but that is to be expected with a restaurant that serves food freshly cooked. Those who wanted their food served instantly should have gone to Jollibee or any nearby turo2...besides the place offered so many activities that would keep the customers preoccupied while waiting. Then again, the food they served was worth the wait...so I would surely recommend my balikbayan friends and relatives to try this place out! - virgie dela rosa (pvdr66@yahoo.com)

     
    At Jan 3, 2013, 12:06:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Ano ba yan! puro negative ang comments...nakakatakot na yata pumunta dyan para ma dissapoint lang!Totoo ba lahat sinasabi ng mga tao about this? Sa totoo lang pupunta kami bukas pero baka mapahiya lang ako sa balikbayan kong kasama. Help!!!!

     
    At Jan 31, 2013, 3:00:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    We've been der to celebrate my bday last jan.24.the place r really gud and also the service r gud.d staff and der crew/waiters and waitresses r very polite.i also enjoy d fud especially der tinupig chicken and special halo-halo and also d best pancit canton con lechon...

     
    At Feb 2, 2013, 9:26:00 AM, Blogger lydia alvez said...

    it was my first time to eat at Isdaan in Laguna last Jan 5, 2013. As cited by some of the bloggers, the place was packed even though it was raining. we drove all the way from Cubao, Quezon City to see for ourselves what the place looks like, how does it differ from the Isdaan in Gerona, Tarlac in terms of food, restaurant amenities, service, prices and the demeanor of the wait staff. I teach HRM and Tourism students in at least 3 schools in Pampanga so these things are important to the total experience we can derive from simply eating in a restaurant anywhere in the country. i would like to say that Isdaan sa Laguna gave me a higher level of experience and satisfaction. We had what they call the "boodle fight" just like what PMA cadets in Baguio eat. The crispy tilapia with plenty of "siling labuyo" was a new approach to cooking, simply SUPERB!! i ate not just one fish but three in all. we ate on banana leaves, no plates, no utensils. it was lots of fun. we also had pinakbet, lechon kawali that tasted like the real lechon... i suppose the customers only had to ask the staff what dishes could be served the quickest, if your stomach is already grumbling because as mentioned by one restaurant owner in Cebu, every dish is cooked as ordered so you are assured of fresh food every time. i don't know about the waiting time because we took advantage of our short stay there taking pictures and making sure we experience "Kingkong" and when we went back to our reserved table, the food has already been served. while roaming the place, every wait staff we encountered greeted us with "mabuhay po!!" so that's a reflection of the nationalistic inclination of the owners!! KUDOS to the owners!! i am taking my entire tourism class to Isdaan on February 8, 2013. will post my comments again after that experience. Lydia Isip Alvez, Professor, St. Nicolas College of Business & Technology, San Fernando, Pampanga

     
    At Mar 28, 2013, 4:45:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Pwede po bang pumasok lang don at magpapicture tapos kain sa ibang restaurant?

     
    At Mar 31, 2013, 6:23:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    anonymous, yes. they won't find out lalo na dami waiting sa seats

     
    At Apr 2, 2013, 4:49:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    my entrance po ba ang pagpazok at magkno po ang cheapest fud

     
    At Apr 23, 2013, 11:51:00 AM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    anonymous, there's no entrance fee at Isdaan Laguna. expect a budget of PhP200.00 and up per person (sample menu prices)

     
    At May 6, 2013, 10:18:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    i didnt expect na rude ang managers na naencounter namin when we found out na pinagtutulungan ung isang waiter dhil tumanggap ng tip. ung manager na isa minura at pinahiya nya inside the kitchn ung waiter. we tried to look for him when i saw how kitchen staff throw gills and leftovers to him surprisingy th manager was just watching. Nung ng freak out n kmi dhil hindi nmin matanggap na napasama pa pla ung pagbigay namin ng tip pinalalayas kmi ng managers kung ayw dw namin kumain wag n dw kmi bumalik dun. magnanakw dw kc ung waiter kya gnun ang ginagwa? lame answer! panu nla nasabi na magnanakaw e binigay nmin personally ung tip for him? grabe.they are sending us out because there was a commotion? hindi tama pla sla mgtrato ng staff. grabe

     

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