Max's Restaurant - Cuisine of the Philippines

3.8
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80 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Filipino
Max's Restaurant takes after the innate characteristics of Filipinos - hospitality, generosity and passion for good food. It elevates dining to an absolute experience for the palate. Recipes have been intricately developed for more than 65 years & given a modern twist to cater to the increasingly discriminating tastes of customers. It is almost impossible to put boundaries to the Filipino meal as it is a blend of influences from other cultures, such as Chinese, Spanish, Japanese & American. At Max's Restaurant, the freshest ingredients are chosen painstakingly, cooked passionately, and served generously. The menu is an exciting anthology of must-try dishes to feast upon from appetizers all the way to desserts. A spacious dining area & two functions rooms, great for business meetings, corporate parties/events & presentations, as well as Wedding & Baby Showers, Baptismal, Kiddie & Birthday parties.
What 80 People Are Saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.8
Food
3.9
Service
3.7
Ambience
3.6
Value
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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kpkpkp
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience2

At one point, no servers on site, we ended up putting our used plates and utensils on the other table, to clear some space. Table for 12 was so tight, elbow to elbow.

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tronathlon
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

I heard a lot about their chicken, initially I thought it was pretty good. As ate I found it a bit dry, and tasteless. My wife dish was quite good, BBQ beef keebob. Will most likely try other dishes at this restaurant in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

First time! Would definitely go back again. :)

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Janice
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It was my first experience of having Filipino food. The food was good, and also server was so kind to us!

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OliveOil
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

I did not find most of the dishes to be of good quality or good taste except for the Lumpia, roast pork and the Kare Kare. Large size Halo Halo was overpriced at $49 and mostly filled with crushed ice. Adobo was extremely salty. Fried chicken their signature dish was overcooked and meat was dry. Dishes were pricey for the quality. Restaurant is in need of improvements and cleanliness. Service needs work and consistency. There are too many better options elsewhere and I will not visit here again.

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Molly
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

The food was very bland and overpriced for what you got.

Staff and servers were very pleasant.

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vipreviewernickname
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a busy evening so it took a while to get seated, but it was just evidence that the food was good and the restaurant is well attended. The service was outstanding.

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vipcrystalc
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Our food took around 45 mins until we got our first dish. It wasn’t Even busy. Hire more kitchen and serving staff!

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Maria
Adelaide
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The place to go if you are raving Filipino comfort food.

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pickybuyer
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Carmela was a pro, together with the other crew. They took great care of our party with their happy disposition. It is apparent that they love what they were doing which seems not common in the industry so I'll say it is a welcome treat for me and my guests. Our food was ready at the time we requested it and were served in an appetizing way.

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Mike
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

For a Friday night, the restaurant was understaffed for the amount of customers there. The service was thus inadequate and degraded the dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and yummy authentic Filipino food!

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Aloha
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

The food is ok but service is very bad i never had a chance to eat maxs i booked my reservation ive been waiting and my is 715 pm and so late so we walk out they do not have good customer service so sad

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YvesVcr
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience1

Delicious dishes. Good staff.
Loud music and the ambience is nothing special.

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vipSasa
Calgary
33 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It is our first time try out this restaurant. Great food, and good service. Waiter is very polite, informative and attentive. Food service is fast and deliver in good quality. Recommended.

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CeasarC
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Bad service. No one talk to us after we receive the food. No quality check & no water refill. I will not come back again.

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MelanieB
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a business lunch for 6 yesterday. It was a going away party for a colleague who we often come to Max's with for the Lechon Kawali. We had reservations. Our food came much faster than usual. Everything tasted great! The head server, a familar person to us, is always very courteous, friendly and super efficient. He always welcomes us with a smile.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Everything was great. Staff were super friendly and attentive. I just find that the price is a bit too pricey compared to others restaurants. Even compared to other Filipino restaurant.

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Brainbench
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Max's in Vancouver is nostalgic. It brings back memories from home

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RRRR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

All the food we ordered did not have any flavour. Extremely bland for extremely expensive meal. We had to use the condiment to add flavour.

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Kar1402
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

We just had the worst experience last Friday Feb 2. Me and my friends came out to try their dine out vancouver. No kidding our food came after 1.5hrs, cold and no remorse from our server for the slow service. We followed up our order several times and noticed that people around us are getting their food first even if we came way before them. So unfair and unacceptable. The sizzling tofu was cold and so with the sisig and crispy pata. Seriously lost our appetite. We waited so long for the food. Poor service! Worst experience!

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clipper
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Max's is a well known chain from the Philippines. They are best known for their roast chicken, but they have lots of other Filipino dishes for you to try. I purchased their Dine Out dinner meal. It was a lot of food, and had to take home leftovers. All for $20. Filipino food is not spicy like many other Asian foods, so don't worry if you cannot handle spicy. Most dishes are flavoured with vinegar, garlic, soy sauce, black pepper, or some combination of it. Filipino desserts are also really good. Usually has coconut milk in them and may have young coconut meat. The Dine Out dessert had buko (young coconut meat), mixed with pearls and nata de coco (coconut jelly cubes) in a pandan coconut milk mixture. Very tasty.

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Cecilia18here
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2018
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Just want to try Philippine foods and give a try again! I had a bad experience with the same restaurant ( slow to bring the food) and food was terrible. This time, I was surprised with the quick service and the food. It is worth given another try again.

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Caay
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2018
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

4 people at the table; we each ordered 1 appetizer, 1 entree, and 1 dessert. We sat for 2+ hours because the wait time for everything to be delivered was unbelievable. Portions would have been decent, but after 45 min before first course arrived, everyone left hungry.

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Ella
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The service was good. Food came really fast, fresh and hot. If your are looking for Filipino food this is where you should go...

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Coq06
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Pleasant decore and ambience; service friendly, prompt and anticipatory.

We were a party of 6 who had “over-eaten” but wanted to have dessert to wrap things up. We ordered their much-acclaimed Halo-halo to share and without asking for it from our server, the order came with 6 little cups and spoons that made it much easier for us to divvy things up without mess.

It’s little things like this that make a dining experience special.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Filipino food! Same as home

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vipJello
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure when dining at Max's Restaurant. Exceptional Customer Service every time.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2017
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Miss Filipino food and this place is awesome

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SusanV
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We had our office wind-up there. It was nice to try food from the Philippines. A first for most of us.Lots of tasty options for a family style sharing meal.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2017
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Good service

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Totoro
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2017
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

Had the dineout menu with my coworkers as it is their first time, lots of selection. Service was not good though, had to call for them every time. They didn't serve water while we waited and looked at the menu. They keep forgetting one person's dish so we would be waiting before we would eat. Not the greatest first impression for my coworkers.

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Lillian16
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

food was good and our server was great considering it was very busy
definitely will go back to try other food on the menu

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AndreaA
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2017
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

4 of us tried Max for dinner and ate the dine out meal. At first, the waiter was attentive, but as it got busier we were hard pressed to get his attention. He did not check back for water or for a second beer that my companion was wanting. The appies were fried, tasteless pockets which could have come from M and M meat shop. My main course, peanut beef stew, was bland as well. Our vegetarian friend was only given one option for the main, sizzling tofu, which funny enough, tasted better than our meat dishes. But no fresh veggies with the tofu, just tofu.
We will not recommend this restaurant to other friends.

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Eddie
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Jasper our server always takes care of us and he is the main reason we eat there. The food tastes delicious as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2016
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They were very short staffed but the two servers there never let the stress get to them. They were very pleasant and happy all throughout lunch rush.

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AnG2017
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2016
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

When we arrive, they said there was no reservation for 12 people under my name. But they were quick to accommodate us. So it was fine. Staff were very friendly and quick. They also sang happy birthday to my aunt which was great and had a complimentary ice too..

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MariaD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2016
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

since I reserved thru opentable, we were given a seat right away. There's only few servers for a lot of customers who are dining in. My server is a nice guy. The only thing is if I have to ask for something, he is always in a hurry not even finishing what I'm saying. I do understand that we are not the only table that he handles but to the management, please hire more servers so you can serve your customers better. When I paid for my bill and given him 15% tip, he was nowhere to be seen when I have to ask for one last thing. Kinda frustrating since we have to come all the way from Seattle just to eat here.

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BarryS
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2016
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Service was terrible. Glasses of water came after we ordered food. Our noodles came way before the rest of the dishes that we ordered and the last dish came a good 20 minutes after the first entree arrived, which was the noodles. We couldn't enjoy all the various dishes at the same time. Dessert was also slow and our request for the bill took a long time also. Not to mention we had to ask for take out containers 3 times before we finally got some. We fully understand servers can be busy during peak times but the time when we ordered dessert, requested containers and our BILL the restaurant was only 1/3rd capacity.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2016
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, was given the table even if we're 10minutes early! :)

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Max's Restaurant - Cuisine of the Philippines does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Max's Restaurant - Cuisine of the Philippines also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 435-3505.

Max's Restaurant - Cuisine of the Philippines is rated 3.8 stars by 80 OpenTable diners.

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