Filipinos are suckers for celebration, that we probably can agree on. We are known all the over this big blue marble for our warmth and friendliness, as well as being hospitable to our guests, we are not shy to show that. As we love to celebrate each and every milestone someone close to us has achieved, we find just about any excuse to throw a party and have fun.
Often times, we get to express to the people close to us how we feel about them through gatherings that surely involve food and barks of laughter. With that, Seven Fishes, a restaurant in Iloilo, offers a venue for exceptionally prepared delicacies totally worthy of a celebration.
If you are wondering why Seven Fishes is called what it is called, well, the Feast of the Seven Fishes is a traditional Italian-American Christmas Eve dinner that no doubt brings not only families, but friends as well together in a grand meal, closer together, to celebrate the end of a day of fasting just right before the birth of Jesus.
That being said, ready your appetite because Seven Fishes absolutely brings you a seafood feast like no other starting with their Shrimp & Apple Salad (Solo Php 195 | Sharing Php 380) that is a bowl of greens with fresh apples, candied nuts, and grilled shrimps tossed with a zesty mustard-based dressing, and their Cagaycay Soup (Large Php 300) that is of Cagaycay, a local clam in Capiz, in an onion-garlic-ginger based clear soup.
Aside from those, you can also reach for some easy nomnoms such as their Shrimp Balls (Php 190) which are breaded balls of tasty minced shrimp, their Salted Egg Oysters (Php 250) which is a plate of much-loved oysters flavored with the ever-crazed salted egg, and their Seafood Sisig (Php 290) that is all about the sizzle of scallops & oysters with onions, chilies, and a creamy sauce topped with crispy dilis.
From those stress-free munchies, do not hesitate into diving more into the yummy offerings of Seven Fishes like their Coco’s Chili Crab (Php 190 / 100g) which is a plate of live mud crab bathing in delicious coconut milk with a punch of spice and their Sizzling Stuffed Squid (Php 154 / 100g) which undeniably is a favorite as this one is of calamari stuffed with ground pork, squid tentacles, veggies &cooked in a mildly sweet sauce.
Moving onto more of the bounty of the generous waters, the Grilled Sibingan (Php 132 / 100g) which is of lip-smacking good blue marlin and the Grilled Prawns with Coco Aligue Sauce (Php 395) which had us reaching for more rice are both must-try dishes we would love to have again.
If you think Seven Fishes only has some drool-worthy seafood dishes, then think again because many have no doubt adored their fabulous Crispy Pata (Php 595) that is a hearty plate of pork meat sporting both crunch and tenderness in every bite.
Meanwhile, for dessert, Seven Fishes is also famous for their Ube Triangles (Php 160) which are of delightfully sweet ube triangle wraps filled with macapuno and a mixed cream filling, topped with toasted pinipig and served with ube ice cream.
Of course, having a feast, it is no sin to take a break and take a sip from some lovely and refreshing drinks Seven Fishes has to offer such as their Lychee-Herb Shake (Php 80), their Cucumber Lemon Shake (Php 85), and their Veggie-Fruittie Shake (Php 90) which all definitely will give you a good time.
Seven Fishes really loves celebrating with their guests, may it be their birthday, wedding, graduation, or whatnot because they can no doubt hold your events as they have a real spacious place and function rooms that would be great if you want to party a tad bit privately, so be sure to book them real soon and have a seafood party like no other!
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Address: 21 Avenue Place, Diversion Road, Mandurriao, Iloilo City, 5000 Iloilo
Contact Number: (033) 331 2760
Hours of Operation: 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM, 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM