This restaurant is serving/using sharks fin which is fueling the problem with the mindless killing of sharks. The consumption of sharks fin must stop to preserve the marine ecosystem. More on the consequences of killing sharks for their fins at http://savingsharks.com
dining here is a pleasure for me esp if the order is lauriat style. i love their white chicken, fried salad shrimp dumpling, birthday noodle and chilled mango sago. service is ok and parking is not a problem.
This place has the best shabu-shabu eat all you can. Value for money. It is served ala carte so only get what you want otherwise dont waste the food.
We love this restaurant and we eat here almost on every occasion. Our family celebrates weddings and birthdays here. the must try's are: the cold cut combination (395php), the fish fillet with tofu hot pot(295php), the steamed lapu-lapu with soy sauce(675php) and the hot prawn salad(730php). You should also try the peking duck (315php) with the wrap and Hoisin sauce. The chicken feet dim sum (90php), the birthday noodles (315php) and the shark's fin soup are also good. The service though at times are slow, specially on weekends where there is also often a waiting list, is forgivable since they make sure never to forget a table. So if you are going to eat here reserve early or come early. The Shabu-shabu is also very good. And if you are going to eat at a Gloria Maris, I strongly suggest this particular branch since the other branches are different in a way and the food also seems different than the one in Greenhills.
Gloria Maris is the choice for most chinese family occasions simply because of its elegant decor, good food and ability to serve and seat large numbers of guests.
Dimsum and shabu-shabu are side dishes that one may like to order now and then, but the main specialty here involves the lauriat sets, which include the exotic dishes like shark's fin soup, roast duck, abalone, and others.
In greenhills, you also have a lower end side, where gloria maris sets up a more casual dining environment/noodle shop.
This is like our default Chinese food place, a no-brainer because pretty much any dimsum or short order you pick out will most probably be good. My favorites are the Shanghai Xiao Long Pao, Asado Rice Roll, and of course their freshly made Taho served in a wooden bucket. Gloria Maris is where we usually take balikbayans and foreign guests who want some authentic Chinese food, whether it's just for some quick dimsum or a full course lauriat. The "huat ke" (I don't know what it's called in English or Tagalog but it's this steamed bread-like cake) they serve during Chinese New Year is divine. The smell is enough to send my olfactory nerves to high heaven. I don't know if it's available on a regular basis though since "huat ke" is customarily eaten during Chinese New Year.
So many Chinese people are eating in this place! The food is quite good, though the place is so full and busy. Luckily, my friends and I got to find a quiet spot in the innermost part of the restaurant. We love the dumplings, siomai. The food is tasty, filling.