i certainly don't understand why people are raving about this place!
i don't mind the ambiance, as long as the food is good.... the price is not that cheap also... i mean if you compare it to other similar restos, you can get much more...
food is just so-so and i agree that they shouldn't claim that they're an "italian" resto, coz their food tastes nothing like authentic italian
there's valet parking... gelato is good, but pricey for a small scoop
i love love the chicago white deep dish pizza... for 170+ bucks a slice, i think it's well worth it... its got lots of fillings... last time i dined there, i just tried asking the cashier if i can have some sauce on top of the pizza, she obliged right away...
i also like the spinach lasagna... baked ziti is good, but ii think it's quite pricey (half order is almost 100 bucks) coz it's just ziti and cheese sauce, no meat whatsoever...
Just had lunch there with my wife last week, we had the local porterhouse and ribs, the steak was unexpectedly tender and the portion was not bad, cant say the same for ribs, the glazing was too sweet and meat was a bit dry, the meat to bone ration was not satisfying. We also had potato skins as appetizers, the sour cream dip was delightful especially with a dash habañero sauce.
a small very cozy place for meals n sweet things. i've eaten here several times and often with a group. which gave me the opportunity to take a bite out of other dishes. the food is actually good, although the portions may leave someone with a healthier appetite wanting for more. but, after several visits, i had the weird feeling that most of the dishes taste too much the same or is it perhaps i ate there too often. the sans rival is good, so are the cakes. this is the kind of place that you'd go to for dessert or coffee. i recommend the pastries over the meals.
they say first impressions last. if that were true then id never go back to this place again. the service was so bad the first time i was there that i left the place after more than half an hour of waiting. the only food that came out was rice n soup. and to think that its raw meat that u have to cook yourself. but bein the very understanding person that i am, i gave it another shot. and this time around the service was better, unfortunately, the food was just so-so. i should have learned my lesson and stayed away.
this place is another hit or miss. judging from the dishes ive ordered and what the people at the next table had, id say the servings are a bit small. the food isnt bad, in fact some of them are good. but for the money you're shelling out, you should expect better. if your at the block, i advice you to try your luck at gumbo instead.
i tried this place out some time ago. some of the dishes are good. but i dont think theres enough dishes to choose from. considering that the price is 500-600, id expect to have better choices. one cant help but compare this place with saisaki n unless they've added more dishes, i feel saisaki is a better option. oh yeah, when i got home, i was very very thirsty. must be the umami.
i agree with the previous reviewers that this place is packed! perhaps the problem lies in the fact that the place is quite small and they allow couples to occupy 2 tables when they could fit into 1 and let others have their meal. it is noisy so save yourself the trouble of having a conversation and instead listen to the one from the next table. the food, isnt bad, in fact some are good. depending on what u order, some of the portions are big. so look around and see what the others are having be4 ordering. overall, this isnt a bad place to have a meal, not too pricey, but a little patience would help when waiting for a table n waiting for service staff.
off the bat, id recommend the lasagna. it tastes great, with lots of cheese. my only complain is the size especially the big porrtion which looks n feels pretty much like the smaller portion.its always good to ask what kind of promos they have, like tie ups with credit cards. the gumbo is good although i wish it comes with a bigger serving of rice. choose ur order carefully, from experience not all the dishes are that good. but there are dishes worth trying and worth goin back for. so try it out.
ok, i know people are raving about this place. whether it's because of the price or the food. but i have to disagree with some of them. ive eaten there a few times and i find their food somewhat inconsistent, i remember ordering a piece of fried potato cake that i felt was good the first time but was terrible the second time around. not the place to eat when its the middle of summer or its raining cats n dogs. it also doesnt help that alot of people smoke n the sound of cars n smell of exhaust fumes enter the place. i know restos with the same price with airconditioning so im iffy about the place. if its just the food n price, then its ok. but since theres no airconditioning n always noisy then its not worth it. go to bettys or tasty or han pao instead.
we visit this place quite often... they change their menus every once in a while, so that's quite good...
last time we dined there, it was dec '08 i think... i preferred the old menus, there isn't much selection on the latest menu, and its prices quite high now...
the salad bar selection was also lessened, and if we dine there on a weeknight, some veggies aren't fresh anymore
before, there is always a choice of 2 soups, a clear broth and a cream soup, but now they just have the clear broth
also, portion sizes are very inconsistent (depending on the cook maybe)... there was once we ordered a fish entree, and the serving was a whole piece of dory... the next time i ordered it, it's just half a piece...
taste is ok, but again, it's quite inconsistent...
i think this place will still be an option when we dine out, but for now, i won't dine there... (til they change their menu again)...
Three good reasons why Mister Kabab should be the ONLY persian restaurant worth visiting:
(1) the price is oh-so-right. i even think it's a little less for the tates and portion served. the best tasting keema in town! Hossein's have a poor version. I have to order grilled tomato, garlic and yogurt to get the taste right.
(2) garlic sauce all you can.
(3) open 24 hours. i can have my comfort food at two in the morning without hassle.
if you're tired at looking at menus that are either local or oriental, then maybe it's about time you pay Mister Kabab a visit. the place in general isn't flashy and don't expect air conditioning. you can even go there and dine out of your bed.
gastronomically filling entrees from pork, to chicken to fish and even vegetables awaits you. but i suggest you go for their beef dishes. among them i would recommend Keema, chelo kabab, the shawarma served on a plate and (non-beef) sizzling lamb-chops. any of the dishes mentioned above plus a drink will cost you around Php200.- or less. i won't be surprised if you would consider their dishes an alternative comfort food.
Visually, the burger aren't appealing. BUT! pure beef patties on sesame buns are just to die for. Once you take a bite, you'll surely love Wham! Burgers. A break from fast food thin and almost tasteless patties.
Their spaghetti and CrossTaxx fries are good complements to their burgers but if you have little appetite, the burger is enough.
Affordable price for such big and delicious servings :)
I just wish they offer desserts to perfectly end every meal.