July 26, 2017, was a memorable day for Iliganons and the city — Robinsons Place Iligan finally opened! The newest and first world-class mall in Lanao del Norte was graced by thousands of people from Iligan and neighboring cities on their grand opening. I, together with the Iligan Bloggers Society, had the pleasure in joining them on this momentous event.
Robinsons Land Corporation is bringing a refreshing lifestyle hub in Iligan City that will definitely set a new trend in Lanao del Norte’s shopping, dining, and entertainment culture. Building on the fast-growing local economy and rapidly expanding market of the city, Robinsons Land’s 45th Robinsons Mall chain opened in the city complemented by a 108-room Go Hotel located right beside it.
Robinsons Place Iligan formally opened on July 26 along Macapagal Avenue in Brgy. Tubod, Iligan City. The three-level shopping mall is designed to be true to its environment – its overall rejuvenating and peaceful ambiance is characterized by cool hues and curvilinear architectural details. The mall’s glass facades, which give way to natural lighting and elevated ceilings with wave-like canopy, will remind you of the Majestic Waterfalls which the city is well known for.
Exciting retail shops and anchor brands like Robinsons Supermarket, Robinsons Department Store, Robinsons Appliances, Handyman, Daiso and Robinsons Movieworld with 5 cutting-edge cinemas and a 3D cinema. The people of Iligan can look forward to satisfying gastronomic adventures as the mall will house the province’ famous restaurants featuring homegrown culinary talents. Its al fresco area will also be lined with food outlets featuring delectable cuisines set against greeneries and a calm garden pond.
Robinsons Place Iligan is set to bring the freshest and finest ingredients to delight everyone’s palates. Among this is Andy’s Crunchchicken at level 3, a Cebu-based franchise known for its crispy chicken meals and other homemade dishes like Cheezy Macaroni, Chicken Ngohiong and Crunchee Burger.
For those who love Japanese cuisine, Ramen-yah! Japanese Noodle and Bento Restaurant’s menu will satisfy your taste buds as it offers a vast array of Japanese dishes such as Ramen, Bento Boxes (teishoku meals), Sushi and Donburi dishes. Some of its best sellers include Mango Sushi, Tantanmen, California Maki, Gyudon, Tonkotsu Ramen, Tonkatsu Bento and Gyoza. Ramen-Yah! Japanese Noodle and Bento Restaurant is located at level 3.
With the setting of a modern-native Filipino home at the mall’s second level, Bella’s Chicken offers a variety of Filipino food both locals and tourists will surely love. From its entrees such as grilled chicken, sizzling pochero; seafood dishes like kinilaw, grilled tuna belly, and sizzling squid; to its comfort meals like pancit guisado, sotanghon guisado, bam-e; food lovers will definitely have a pleasant meal time.
Dear Manok, located at level 3, is just like any chicken joint in the Philippines which features affordable yet delicious grilled chicken dish. But what sets this restaurant apart is their authentic Filipino style of eating your meal by using only your bare hands. Though forks and spoons are readily available, especially when you eat pansit and their famous halo-halo, eating your grilled chicken with atsara on the side plus unlimited rice will make you spell delicious and complete your day.
Other go-to restaurants will surely please foodies’ appetite includes Kyla’s Bistro on level 1; Mr. Curly Chicken on level 2 – with their famous chicken paired with a special sauce; Panagatan Restaurant on level 2 offering a selection of fresh seafood cooked according to your preference; Maharlika Inasal on level 3 – with their tasty Inasal drumsticks; Fontina on level 3 a serving their internationally and seasonally inspired plates; and MJ Lechon on level 3 – with their Cebu-style lechon.
Breakfast at Chika-an! Yum-yum.
A photo of me planning what to
HYPED ABOUT THIS! A gift registry in my city, Iligan! Somebody, celebrate with me!
Now off to plan a party. PS. You’re invited!
My favorite part of Robinsons Department Store — Home Section! Love the ceiling details, it makes the whole area very homey!
Mannequins be like: YAY! We are open!
The exciting part! Can’t wait to watch all upcoming movies on my must-see list.
So my photo diary of that date has come to an end. Wasn’t able to take enough photos around because people were already swarming in and I was too preoccupied eyeing stores and stuff I’ll be buying. My inner (yeah right, inner) Shopaholic self is pleased! Robinsons Place Iligan is definitely my new fave hangout place.