Friday, September 1, 2023

Savor the Sea’s Finest: Café Ilang-Ilang’s Tuna Festival


The Tuna Festival is an annual event held during the first week of September in General Santos [GenSan] City known as the Tuna Capital of the Philippines. It is during these times that the largest specimens of this highly valued pelagic fish can be spotted off the coast of GenSan. This festival features a plethora of activities aimed to celebrate everything about tuna, through colorful parades, culinary competitions, exhibits and other activities highlighting the tuna industry. Tuna Festival will surely remind you of the bountiful richness and high biodiversity of the Philippines’ sea.

In celebration of the Tuna Festival, The Manila Hotel’s famed Café Ilang-Ilang will be bringing the festival closer to customers. We are thrilled to announce our upcoming Tuna Festival! Prepare your taste buds for a sensational seafood experience like no other. From September 1 to 30, our dedicated chefs will showcase the versatility and delectable flavors of the mighty tuna.

Cafe Ilang-Ilang presents Tuna Festival

During this exciting festival, Café Ilang-Ilang will feature a wide array of mouthwatering tuna dishes that will leave seafood lovers in awe. Our culinary team has crafted a diverse menu, showcasing both classic and innovative preparations of tuna ranging from fine-dining bites to popular dishes. From succulent Tuna Poke, Cajun Tuna Steak, Moroccan Tuna-Lemon-Oregano Kebab, Adobo Bihod, Tuna Salpicao to sashimi platters to Grilled Tuna steaks and zesty tuna salads, there is something to satisfy every palate.

Tuna Sisig

“Tuna is a true gem of the ocean, and we want to highlight its amazing flavors in a variety of dishes. Our goal is to provide our valued guests with an exceptional dining experience that celebrates this extraordinary fish,” said Chef Ester Joy Yap, F&B Assistant Manager.

Tuna Salpicao

Make sure not to miss out our Tuna Festival where first-grade tuna will exquisitely be prepared in different tuna dish and cuisine. Café Ilang-ilang will offer all lovers of haute seafood cuisine a gourmet experience to remember.

Penne Tuna pasta

Tuna Ceviche

Join us the entire month of September where you can satisfy all your senses and enjoy the versatile and high-quality tuna!

For more information, call (+632) 8527-0011 or (+632) 5301-5500. Email

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