Saturday, July 14, 2012

Isdaan Floating Restaurant, Calauan Laguna


             Four months ago, we visited  Isdaan Restaurant in Tarlac  and we really had a wonderful time so we decided to check out the Laguna branch. It was Sunday and the restaurant was jam packed with people. We arrived at exactly lunch time so we had to wait  about 20 minutes in order for us to be seated. The bamboo cotttage that was provided to us was quite small for the 12 of us. Service was slow but the staffs kept apologizing. Most of our orders were not available so we just replaced them with the 3 same viands that we had last time at the other branch.  Not having most of our orders was  such a disappointment! With the flock of people coming to the restaurant they should have everything available or they should  update their menu.
            When I first set foot in this restaurant ( Tarlac branch ), I was wondering why they added statues of Incredible Hulk, Batman, Iron man and the likes. They look out of place with all those giant buddha statues around the restaurant. But after seeing my nieces screaming in excitement when they saw the angry birds and their favorite Disney characters, it made me realize that Isdaan has no definite theme but it  was designed  to attract people of all ages specially the kids. There are lots of fun activities for the kids. They can go biking, enjoy the plastic play structures such as slides, swing sets and see saws, have their faces painted, watch magic shows and acrobatic shows, go boating etc. We thouroughly enjoyed the surroundings and I loved the overall design concept of the restaurant compared to the Tarlac branch but the place seemed to be congested, or maybe we came at the wrong time.
 Food Verdict: Some were good, some were ok, some so so but I recommend marinated grilled spareribs and kinalabasang hipon! I loved the fruit juices! We shouldn't have ordered the mango and melon sago. They were just like the fruit juices with sago pearls and we ordered 7 glasses! uggh! The Tarlac version was more icy! There is no free drinking water! You have to buy bottled water!  another uggh! Isdaan Tarlac offers free drinking water! hmmmp! Anyway, despite my negative comments, you may still want to pay Isdaan Laguna a visit after you see these pictures (specially the photo enthusiasts!) heehee!



Mermaid Buddhas at the parking lot



Giant white gorilla statue

 with the Angry birds










Kutuhan sa sulok




The eggs just hatched!


































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                      Assorted fried seafoods, marinated grilled spareribs,pinukpok na manok, pinatolang baka
                       
                                           Kinalabasang Hipon and Adobong kangkong





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                    59 comments:

                    Nica said...

                    When I saw the Buddhas, parang na-transport ka sa ibang bansa. Medyo slightly creepy lang, for me. Pero natuwa naman ako sa Giant Gorilla, Hatched Eggs and sa Kutuhan. Lol! :) Ang kulit lang! Haha

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                    Gracie said...

                    WOW! Great sculptures, mukhang nasa ibang bansa yan ah, grabe lang. Thumbs up talaga, I might visit this place one day..

                    michi said...

                    marami talaga kumakain diyan lalo na pag weekend. weekend kasi kami bumibisita sa lola ko. puno lagi parking pag nadadaanan namin.

                    Annmarie Pipa said...

                    oh my gosh..your pictures are fabulous!

                    ♥♥♥irene♥♥♥ said...

                    sana ma try ko na talaga kumain dito. kailangan sadyain talaga namin. =) miss your blog ngyn lang ulit ngkatym mag visit. =)

                    MHie@travelentz said...

                    Wow, ang ganda naman, parang ang theme nila is around the country landmarks ng Asia,I will put in my travel bucket.

                    Cee S. said...

                    Ang ganda ng buddha planter. Tapos yung hatched eggs. Mas cute lalo siguro kung kinunan mo mga kiddos one by one dun sa egg. hehe

                    jeannycdj.com said...

                    nadaanan namin ito before but we didn't try to eat after that not so good experience in Tarlac but I might give it a try because o this entry :)

                    Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

                    I've been to the Tarlac branch but not Laguna. What else did you do in laguna aside from eat there? Patsy from
                    HeARTworks

                    chaxpage said...

                    ikaw na sis! dami nyong outing ahh! :3 envy! and lahat ng pinuntahan nyo are so beautiful places!

                    MEcoy said...

                    ganda namn pang world class wow wow wow kaingit at ung mga drinks ha sarap

                    KULAPITOT said...

                    pupuntahn ko to ngayon na

                    Anonymous said...

                    Planning to visit! Thanks for posting!

                    Anonymous said...

                    I love the golden buddha!

                    Algene said...

                    Hi ate anney! I miss your site na :) Sorry ngayon lang ulit nakadalaw.

                    Gusto ko yung place nato. Magaganda talaga pictures mo, as usual :D

                    betchai said...

                    beautiful and joyful set of pictures, the kids do sure know how to make the photos look more fun and exciting, love their wacky and joyful poses.

                    suituapui said...

                    Gosh!!! This is such a beautiful place. Food looks good too. Ooooo...the dessert looks heavenly! I'd love that, I'm sure...

                    Pink Line said...

                    I want to go there kaya lang nalalayuan ako sa Tarlac..ngayon ko lang nalaman na may branch na pala ang Isdaan sa Laguna..i scrolled for the pictures first mas na-excite akong basahin..medyo negative pala ang feedback mo hehehe..anyways kung picture lang din ang usapan mukang maganda nga dito :)

                    Witchy Crazy Mommy said...

                    Gusto ko to! Parang lahat andun na. Crazy yung anak ko sa Angrybirds kaya malamang one of these days eh dayuhin namin yan. Thanks for posting!

                    Joanne ;p said...

                    Perfect for pictorial yun place! Ang kukyut ng mga chikitings! Sayang lang dahil mukhang fail sila sa service at sa food..

                    Light said...

                    di ba dapat sila nga ang may libreng water kasi taga-laguna sila? dami dyan spring water.

                    Maganda nga yung place for photo opps :) nag-enjoy na naman ang inyong "tsikiting pose squad"! :)

                    Ile Odarod said...

                    the kids really looked like they are having fun. :)

                    joy said...

                    wow and wow and wow. This place is definetly for the kids and grown ups too. Might visit this place pag bisita ko sa aking mother sa Laguna:)

                    Clara Turbay said...

                    You have what it takes to make this blog a success!

                    Grazziella said...

                    What a incredible place !! Girls seems to have lot of fun ;)

                    Bisous from France

                    Adin B said...

                    Isn't it sad mommy that you guys enjoyed more of the place than the restaurant's experience. Sorry about that! I love the place though with all the statues and fun things to explore. How awesome! The girls seems to enjoy their time. Lovely and fun photos as always! :)

                    Karolina B-H said...

                    You are so lucky that you get to see such an amazing places!! beautiful!!
                    xxo

                    SunnyToast said...

                    I heard alot of review about this place and thank you for your honest review. I really want to try this place..one of this days paf di nag ma ulan...I hate going out rainy days:)

                    Tal | ThePinayWanderer said...

                    Dami ko na rin nabasa about this resto, complain talaga nila yun dami ng tao during weekends, about sa foods, iba-iba take nila. Try ko din siguro 'to pero definitely not weekend, la tyaga maghintay ng matagal eh. ;)

                    Cute ng kids sa kutohan, haha. :D

                    Arvin U. de la Peña said...

                    a very nice place....maganda..

                    mymy said...

                    wow! and ganda ulit ng shots! sayang naman at wala ung mga gusto nyo na food...at walang free drinking water? lol. :D

                    Chatty said...

                    I think I want to go there just to take pictures, then probably eat somewhere else. hehehe. :D Thanks for sharing, Anney! :)

                    maiylah said...

                    hehe, oo nga parang weird bakit may angry birds! baka sa weekdays di masyado maraming tao... at available na ung ibang food sa menu! hehehe

                    fun and happy shots, ganda!

                    JhAnEy said...

                    Ang galing naman magpose ng mga kids.=) Maganda ngang magpituran sa place na yan. Sana improve na lang nila yung foods nila para di magsawa ang mga customers.

                    M said...

                    that's very near my hometown sis! :) I love the hello kitty shirts of the girls. pag maliit na sa kanila, kay Lia na lang ha. heheh. and as usual, your photos are just extra ordinary :) love love love them!

                    sherene said...

                    Makapunta nga diyan pagdating ng panahon:))

                    Untied Escape said...

                    Napadaan kami sa Lucena sana pala sinama na namint to i-visit... Nice photos!

                    Rajesh said...

                    Wonderful shots of the place. Kids are having great time.

                    Mitch said...

                    Pansin ko lang mahilig ata kau sa floating resto ano? hehe. siguro dahil refreshing pag sa tabing ilog o dagat tas kumakain ang family. Wud u mind if I ask san ka kumukuha ng list ng mga kakainan niyo? dami eh, naka unli?! hehe

                    Sey said...

                    Gusto kong pa-picture sa mga itlog. Hehehe. Ang kulit. Upon seeing the pictures, I agree that it was designed for all ages. Look at your nieces, enjoy na enjoy sila.

                    WANDER SHUGAH said...

                    Ohmy! Perfect for family outings with the kids. this is beautiful! I love the giant gorilla! ang kulit! and i love the kids super game sa pictures



                    xx, WANDER SHUGAH

                    Ishmael Fischer Ahab said...

                    Ang cute ng shot with the eggs. Parang kapipisa pa lang ng mga pamangkin mo. He he he.

                    Kakaiba ang isdaan na ito ah. Parang Buddhist temple lang eh.

                    fallenrhainnes said...

                    AWESOME -- I SOOO LAV ET... makpasyal nga din jan ... :))

                    Rovie Aguis said...

                    Beautiful photos Anney. Halatang enjoy na enjoy ang mga bata. Kaya siguro hindi 100% masarap ang food kasi ang main attraction ng place ang mga statues nila. Hahaha

                    By the way, nakikita ko phoyos ni Ykae sa peach kitchen. Sa iyo din ba yun or sister mo si Peachy? Just a thought ;)

                    Thank you sa support kay Bella Tita ha. :)

                    Tin | The Average Jane said...

                    Cool! So they a branch na pala in Laguna. It's nice and I agree, really good for the kids. =)

                    Wonder Woman said...

                    Looks like everyone had a ton of fun! I love how game all the girls were for posing in the heat!

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                    apple said...

                    not again.. such a good life you got there. haha! i'd love to visit the tarlac branch soon. :D

                    and your niece.. adorable as always. can you pinch their cheeks for me? haha! kidding.

                    CutestPrincess said...

                    wow, ganda nman nyan, di ko akalaing sa laguna na nman yan!

                    It’s a GIRL Thing

                    killerfillers said...

                    nice set of photos. nakapunta na rin kami dito and i must say ok naman ang food.

                    Sera said...

                    Waw, so many great scenes to be photographed! Great shots. Cool statues!

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                    bluedreamer27 said...

                    grabe kahigante yung mga statue.. nakakaexcite naman itong lugar na ito.. haalos lahat na meron... from budhas to angry birds... mageenjoy talaga mga kids dito

                    Rubhie - said...

                    na miz ko ung place,,,,nakakaktuwa talaga yung mga statue ,,, hindi po kayo ng boating Ms. Anney ?

                    kath said...

                    gusto ko talagang mapuntahan to..

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                    Anonymous said...

                    Nagka-experience din kami one weekend the place was jam-packed, and one or two dishes na binabalik-balikan namin were not available. But we came to realise that maybe all of the customers were ordering our favorite, the same assorted fried seafood and meats in a big bilao called Mama Chit Special. I heard that Mama Chit was the founder of Barrio Fiesta. And this special dish was dedicated to her by her son, the owner. Medyo na-senti nga ako doon, what a gesture! And I also learned that this owner also happens to be the inventor of the original Crispy Pata. Bow naman ako, kaya pala masasarap ang pagkain! Pero pls, Isdaan Management, next time prepare more para sulit ang travel namin!

                    anney said...

                    @ Anon: I learned something sa comment mo. Nakaka senti nga! thanks for dropping by!

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