Laya Personal Dining Experience – Just for you

Categories: Gastronomy;


You know a great place when you see it.  That’s how it was like for me when I first got to Laya.

(To think I just saw it in a consumer report on the trend of personalizing things for consumers a week before my first visit.)

Now it’s one of my personal favorites.  I love the ambience.  I love the fresh air.  And I like what you come up to after the drive to Antipolo in search of it.

The owners, Chef Ricci and Irene, have added their personal touch in everything especially the flavors, design and service at Laya.  The house, that’s been converted to a restaurant, plays venue for their collections from their travels.

Laya offers a fixed price of P750 per head for 6 courses.  Their food is a mix of different Asian cuisine, mostly Thai with a twist.  They have a fixed weekly menu so you can schedule your visit based on what set of dishes appeals to you the most.  Also, you will usually have two options for your main course.  On other days, you can also reserve the place to yourselves as long as you give them advanced notice.  It allows them to prepare all the details for your stay.A ring of rose petals around our dinner table

Personalized menus

The different courses play up different tastes and you will need to pace yourself because you can get pretty full from their servings.   Here are some photos of the items we’ve tried during our two visits.  Of these, I would have to say that my favorites include the dessert with Chocnut Dip, the Norwegian Salmon, and the deconstructed Ceasar Salad.

Trio of Appetizers: Crabstick & Cream Cheese Dumpling with Spicy Mango Sauce; Shrimp & Chicken Wanton Bag with Thai Sweet Chili; and Stirfried Kaffir Lime Pork in Lettuce Wrap

Grilled Chicken and Fried Wanton Salad in Oriental Soy Dressing

Herb-Marinated US Hanging Tender Steak With Honey Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Mixed Greens

Cashew-crusted Norwegian Salmon in Ginger Honey with Saffron Cashew Rice Pilaf

Cashew Mango Kesong Puti & Chocnut Banana Spring Rolls with Creamy Chocnut Dip

Spiced Tuna Tartare on Crispy Wontons

Asian Caesar Salad Sticks with Ginger Aioli (I have loved anything with aioli in it ever since)

Thai Tomato Basil Soup with Shrimp Dumplings & Cilantro Foam

Hoisin Baked Norwegian Salmon with Soba Noodles, Shiitake Mushrooms and Sesame Scallion Salad

Red Curry Glazed Pork Loin Roast with Roasted Onions & Saffron Cashew Rice Pilaf

Bananas in Thai Coconut Pancake with Mantecado Ice Cream & Latik Sauce

Laya is located at the end of Sierra Madre St., Grand Heights Subdivision, Antipolo City.


From EDSA, take Ortigas heading towards Cainta. Along the way, you’ll pass Robinson’s Cainta and Ever Gotesco, both on your right.  At the very end of Ortigas, follow the road when it veers to the right, heading towards Taytay.  Then take the first immediate U-turn slot, almost across Chowking.  Drive past Chowking then take the 2nd right turn.  This winding and ascending road will take you up to Antipolo. When you reach a rotonda, stay on the right fork then you’ll pass the Capitolyo and  Ynares Center both on your left.  About 100 meters after the Capitolyo and Ynares Center, turn right on Grand Heights Road, which is right after Salon Style/ Lechon Manok ni Sr. Pedro.  (If you see a Rapide or Unciano Hospital both on your right, turn back because you went too far).  After taking a right turn at Grand Heights Road, just follow the road and drive past a pink and yellow guard house.  Then turn right on Sierra Madre.  You will see Pinto Art Gallery on your right.  Keep going straight until you see the last house on your left before the dead end.



Take Marcos Highway and pass Robinson’s MetroEast and Sta. Lucia Mall, both on your right.  When you reach the first major intersection, you’ll see a Masinag Wet and Dry Market, McDonald’s and 7-Eleven all on the left corner. Turn right on that intersection to Sumulong Highway.  Along Sumulong, you’ll pass Padi’s Point on your right and shortly after that, Assumption on your left.  About 5 minutes after passing Assumption, you will come across an intersection where you turn right (heading towards Hinulugang Taktak).  The take the first left and follow the road until you see a USA88 Gas Station on your left.  Turn left at USA 88/ P. Oliveros Street (heading towards the Antipolo Cathedral).  Keep going straight until you see a Petron station on your right, turn right after the station.  Follow that road until you hit the first major street, that’s J. Sumulong Extension. Turn right on that road.  Keep going straight and turn right at the end, which is Sen. L. Sumulong Memorial Circle. Immediately after making the right turn, look for Rapide and the Grand Homes sign on your left.  Turn left on the street right after that, which is Grand  Heights Road.  (If you see Ynares Center & Capitolyo on your right & a Rotonda, turn back, because you went too far).  Just follow Grand Heights Road and drive past a pink and yellow guard house.  Then turn right on Sierra Madre.  You will see Pinto Art Gallery on your right.  Keep going straight until you see the last house on your left before the dead end.


Phone: 0917-8464322

Friday: 6-10pm, Saturday: 11am-2pm, 6-10pm, Sunday: 11am-2pm

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  1. Irene says:

    Hi Miss Lovelyn!

    Thank you so much for this! 🙂

    Hoping to see you & Sir Ray back at Laya soon! 😉

  2. maureen says:

    hey… i was planning to go here anytime this month. The mobile number is incorrect…do you have nany other number or landline. want to ask further question.

    • lynne says:

      Hi Maureen! Unfortunately, Laya is closed already because the owners migrated already. It’s been hard to find a suitable replacement for it given how nice the place was and how good their food was.

  3. princess says:

    how much is the rate for 1 day. Group package 15pax. thanks

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