June 01, 2013
MOVIE STARS CAFE: Dancing Spiderman, Darth Vader Waiter & Broadway Fun @MovieStarsCafe @TheMallofAsia
MOVIE STARS CAFE is a movie-themed restaurant featuring waiters in Superhero and Villain costumes, and Broadway Musical performances. It is a passion project of the Japanese founder of HaloHaloMall.com.
Initially, it was named Star Movies Cafe, inspired by the Star Movies Cafe franchise in Japan. But they had to rename it to Movie Stars Cafe to avoid the trademark infringement.
I surprised the boys the other night with a restaurant where their superheroes come to life. :)
Check out the Movie Stars Cafe experience:
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You can see the show schedule in their Facebook page: Movie Stars Cafe
(Note: There's an ongoing Metrodeal Midnight Dino Buffet promotion, so you might want to avoid this time slot for now.)
The Dino Buffet looks good but a bit expensive considering the variety and the cost of the buffet, especially if you are with kids. Check out the Dino Buffet rates here.
Movie Stars Cafe Menu: Di Buffet | Jumpstart (Appetizers) | You're So Hot (Soup) | Green Field (Salad) | Burgers | Sandwiches, Pizza | Long Life (Pasta) | Main Event 1 | Main Event 2 | Main Event 3 | Main Event 4 | Dessert | About Movie Stars Cafe
They recently launched a decent ala carte menu, which resembles the Friday's-type cuisine.
This salad was very good and served on a big plate, good to share. It tasted similar to our favorite Italianni's salad (the one with with mangoes and grapes).
The onion soup was executed poorly and did not resemble the photo in the menu.
JACKSON FIVE (P465 +10% service charge). Chicken lollipop, buffalo chicken wings, almond chicken tenders, chicken sate, chicken tenders, served with honey mustard dressing, buffalo sauce, blue cheese dressing, thousand island and vegetable crudites.
This is a good pica-pica platter as you watch the show over ice-cold beer. :)
The pasta was very good, especially with the cheese on top. Feel free to share, thanks to the big serving size.
Check out the Chicago performance.
Check out the Evita Peron performance.
Here's the Movie Stars Cafe cast with Spidey, dancing to the music of FAME.
Here's Spider-Man dancing Footloose. :)
Overall, Movie Stars Cafe sets the stage for a fun "movie" night out, whether with friends, family or just with the kids. It's reminiscent of the Singing Cooks & Waiters, but this time with waiters as cosplayers. (I do hope they can have Superman always present during dinnertime.)
The quality of the costumes and life-size models are very good, but I'm not sure though about the Movie Memorabilia, which failed to make an impression.
The food comes in big servings, good to share and are similar to the comfort American food of a Bistro-group resto. I recommend the ala carte menu. Budget P500/head. There's no show cover charge, but you have to make sure you have reservations during the peak dinner hours.
Let me know what you think of the Dino Buffet in the Comments section if you have tried it already.
MOVIE STARS CAFE
Seaside Blvd., SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City, Philippines
Telephone: +63 905 277-9999, +63 908 200-9999
Facebook: Movie Stars Cafe
Operating Hours: Open Daily, 12nn until 2am
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Full Disclosure: We paid for our meals. I wrote this blog post myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I have no business relationship with any company mentioned in this post or any organization promoting it. As a policy, I don't receive compensation from food and travel places we feature in the blog.
P.S. Thanks to Chef Boom for sharing stories and trivia about Movie Stars Cafe!