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OPA! AT CYMA

Cyma is a Greek restaurant with branches in Boracay, Trinoma, Greenbelt 2, and Shangri-la.
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I first encountered Cyma when my boss took us for lunch after a meeting with a client. We went to their branch in Greenbelt. It was only about 11 am so there were not a lot of customers yet but at around 12 noon the place was packed. I noticed mostly were professionals probably from their meeting just like us since it was a weekday. We let our boss order the food since we were not familiar with the dishes listed on the menu. He ordered the angel hair pasta with baby clams, salad with fresh tuna, hummus and pita bread. My favorite among them was the pasta. It looked so simple yet very flavorful. The tuna and salad was also perfect. They were fresh and not overly flavored with just some anchovies and cheese.

Since I really liked the food and the service as well, I suggested this to my boyfriend one time for a dinner. The place was full so we ended up at the table outside which was ok(we had a view of the show on the other restaurant Barcino’s).
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We ordered the watermelon salad topped with grilled lamb and feta cheese,
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the mixed meat gyro which is a combination of beef and pork wrapped in pita ,
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then we also tried the Hirine Brizola, 2 porkchops around 3/4 inch thick with potato wedges. I couldn’t believe how they made the meat so tender and so flavorful. I found my new favorites!
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We also have Greece’s national dish called “Moussaka” made of layered seasoned ground pork and beef, roasted Japanese eggplant and Greek bechamel sauce. Salmon Pasta made of angel hair pasta with sauteed salmon with tomato, basil cream sauce, fresh lime juice, feta and parmigiano reggiano. Greek Chicken Adobo is a braised lemon oregano chicken with garlic and EVOO, roasted with Greek potatoes and Feta cheese. Grilled Mezedes or Hot Pikilia is a combination of grilled shrimps served with warm pita bread. Roka pasta is sauteed arugula(roka) and spaghetti with EVOO, pine nuts, grated parmigiano reggiano and fresh tomatoes.

While dining we were surprised when some staff lit up a plate and shouted OPA!!! Apparently they do this when someone orders Saganaki aka flaming cheese.

Now, whenever i want some good salad I only think of Cyma. Their prices are not cheap but I would say it is reasonable for the for the good food that they serve. Whenever I meet up with friends and we do not have any specific place to dine, I always recommend going to Cyma. I suggest you try it too!

Here’s my rating:
Food: 10/10
Budget: 8/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Customer Service: 9/10
Overall: 9/10
Recommend: Yes