Sarvida

4.8
113 Reviews
$30 and under
Filipino
Sarvida is a modern take on classic Filipino cuisine. Dinner features a Kamayan Platter (serves up to 4). It's a true Filipino feast that includes garlic fried rice, vegetable, lumpia, half chicken, whole fish and crispy pata! Brunch includes traditional Filipino silogs. We make all our items in house.

Brunch is served starting at 10:30am to 3:00pm, Friday through Sunday. We're open at 4:30pm Friday through Sunday for dinner service. Please contact us if you would like to reserve a table!
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff, great food and I couldn’t ask for much more!!

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ThomasJ
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have been to Perla a few times first time here for the Kayman dinner. Food was amazing, great staff, and a really positive experience. HIGHLY RECOMMEND

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Stephanie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was attentive and the food was authentic! If you order the ube french toast, I think 1 is enough to share between 4 people; it's very delicious but heavy in my opinion :)

DH
DennisH
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With all that is going on with Covid-19 Saravida does a fine job with compliance. There was a temperature check at the door prior to being seated and everyone there was wearing a mask or face shield while working. The food was excellent and the ube french toast was very addicting. We will definitely be back in the near future!!!!!

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Christine
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time eating Filipino food and it did not disappoint!! You definitely get a good value for the pre-fixe menu. My boyfriend and I got the two protein option and felt like it could feed at least 3 people! We got the fish and chicken. I wish I had learned about Filipino cuisine earlier! My boyfriend got the calamansi drink and it was very refreshing and citrusy without being heavy. 10/10 would come again and would come again with a group of friends!

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lleggs
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time experiencing Filipino food & it wont be the last. Interestingly different and tasty. Great rolls !!

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vipredram
Philadelphia
136 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was distinctive and served beautifully. The special spring rolls and snow pea greens were outstanding. The chicken thighs and pork skewers were also good. Loved the pompano fish too. Small menu but everything was delicious. They encourage you to
share the small and large plates. New and modern surroundings with an excellent server.

JD
vipJoeD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sarvida is a great neighborhood spot. It's often not crowded (though not empty either) and the food has not disappointed the handful of times I've been there (or ordered takeaway during the COVID pandemic). I really enjoy the modern, higher-end take on classic Filipino dishes. Service is always great as well.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Small portions for moderately expensive prices. I almost laughed at the portion sizes for the longanisa, but the food was very delicious.

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BKLiz
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Sarvida was pretty good, but the restaurant was incredibly smoky from the open kitchen layout. Food was good, but really heavy and fatty. Highlights were the pork shoulder and fried sweet potato plate. Service was great, and it's BYOB.

MW
MrWhite
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I loved the food and had a good time. What else does one want from a dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traditional Filipino fare with an upscale twist, the food at Sarvida was absolutely delicious. I especially enjoyed the lechon. The skin was super crispy!

The atmosphere was very intimate and homey. There is no separation between the kitchen and the restaurant floor. This allows the wonderful smells of all the cooking to waft through the dining space. Really makes your mouth water while you're waiting for your food.

The service was great. The staff was very attentive and our server was very knowledgeable about the food. Whether it's your first time trying Filipino food or it's something you grew up with, I highly recommend checking out Sarvida.

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OpenTable
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is outstanding. After a little food mixup, the servers provided us with (a lot of) extra food and drinks. Usually most restaurants would apologize and move on, but Sarvida went out of its way to provide excellent service and very tasty food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Extremely noisy, so very hard time talking. Very smoky. My clothes smelled afterward. It was cold and drafty. The decor and feel was cold and harsh. Food was good. But not great.

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Alexandra
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

This was our second time at Sarvada, and a much different service experience. The first time was incredible, every detail was perfect. This time was different The waitress was obsessed with upselling us and was visibly frustrated and verbally shamed us for not ordering enough food. She made snide comments and completely abandoned serving us once the food was delivered. We would have ordered dessert but didn't get a chance to. I had to eventually exit the table to get her to cash us out at the hostess stand.

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vipStaceyM
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second time there and just as good as the first time. Every bite was delicious. Menu is fairly small but we still felt there are plenty of choices. Will be back again!

JC
vipJennyC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Chicken and pork silog was overly sweet, lacking spice.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Moved to Philly from Manila and this is the best filipino food I've had so far!

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LaurenS
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had a delightful experience at Sarvida, and are thrilled to see more variety in options popping up in our neighborhood. Wonderful service and delicious food. My only hesitation in giving this spot higher marks is the ventilation system is just not strong enough to keep you from walking out smelling like smoky grease. It actually kind of hits you in the face when you walk in. Makes some sense as it is an open kitchen but an adjustment to the environment here would be welcome. In the end though, the cuisine and friendly servers are what will keep us coming back and I will also absolutely recommend this lovely little spot to others.

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Bikerguy
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were four of us, so we got to order practically everything on the menu, and nothing we had was anything short of delicious. Modern presentation of traditional Filipino food and ingredients. Sparkling flavors and very high quality ingredients.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing take on filipino food and the staff is nice and courteous. will definitely be back!

LC
vipLC39
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We were so excited to try this place because of the consistent good reviews, but we were underwhelmed. Some of the flavors didn’t jive with us and we didn’t feel like we had any stand out dishes.

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AdrienneC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Food was great. I wish the menu was a little more descriptive for those of us who aren't totally familiar with Filipino food. I didn't know all of our dishes would be fried. I'm ok with fried food, and everything we had was good, but I definitely would have switched a couple of meals like the ukoy (fried sweet potato strings--my least favorite of all the dishes). My only gripes are that the place is very loud and very brightly lit--it almost felt like we were eating in a cafeteria. We went for date night and was hoping for a dimmer, more romantic vibe. I would rather go with my crew of loud girlfriends instead of my husband. Food made it worth it, however. The snapper and lumpiang were very tasty. Service was excellent.

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ChristopherH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The inside was cold because a window had to be left open to allow the smoke from the kitchen to dissipate. The escabeche fish was overcooked to the point of being inedible.

Service was friendly.

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Partyof2
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic and different meal!

SM
vipStaceyM
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome -great food, nice atmosphere. Jason looked after us!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took family, who were visiting, for brunch. We enjoy enjoyed everything. Quick and friendly service. Food was even better! I will be coming back again for sure.

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vipLesliePVD
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food is super tasty. You have to be adventurous if you come here because the descriptions really don’t explain what will be served. It was so yummy, but very carb heavy and a lot of fried elements. Definitely good for a treat. We went as a group of 5 and it was fun to try lots of the dishes. My stomach was a little angry with me afterward, so I won’t be able to eat there often, but I’d happily go back when guests are in town.

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Jean
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hello,
My friend and I enjoyed Sarvida for Brunch. She is a native Filapino and wanted to see how the food stacked up.
We both ordered the fried fish, garlic rice and 2 eggs as well as the pork sausage - of which I forget the name! Our meals were very good. My friend also thought that they got it right with the taste and flavors of the Philippines.
The coffee was not as good as we thought it could be. That is our only complaint!

DM
DavidM
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went with another couple on a busy Saturday night. Service was great. Server was very attentive despite a packed restaurant. Food came out as ready and was delicious. We probably over-ordered but it was all quite good. Highlights were the chicken dish and also a veggie dish in fish sauce. On top of all that - they inadvertently gave our packed leftovers to another couple so they made us an entire new fish to take home. Big thumbs up. Definitely recommend.

JG
JulianG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

I had high expectations for this place but the food was lackluster and bland.

PH
PaulH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

After reading reviews, I expected more than a dinner atmosphere. The food was relatively good, and service adequate.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can smell the garlic rice from blocks away!! The atmosphere was relaxed and bright while service was friendly and prompt. The longanisa and tocino plates were super flavorful and filling. We will definitely be back to try the French toast!

SK
SkyKing
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get four people, order the whole menu everything is amazing

AC
AmandaC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great introduction to Indonesian cuisine. Delicious and excellent value

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vipResplendent
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an incredible dinner here last evening. Some of the best Filipino food we have ever had! From the pig tails to the pancit to the halo halo everything was fresh and delicious! We can see why they were voted one of the best new restaurants in the country. Get here while you can! #droolworthy #gaygourmands #lovefilipinofood

PC
PhillyChica
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to have this new gem in our neighborhood. Amazing food and service. Made our birthday celebration feel special! Can’t wait to return.

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vipCyndi
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Can't wait to go back to this place with friends. We loved everything we ordered.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome ! Food was amazing!
Loved this place !

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Sarvida is rated 4.8 stars by 113 OpenTable diners.

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