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.
My wife and I go to Trinoma mall about twice a week-We are drawn between eating in one of our tried and true places and trying some new places. Based on Yummyfoodfinders review of Bigoli we decided to try it. The decor is very nice and totally contemporary. It is not a sit down restaurant as we had thought. You go up to the counter to place your order. We ordered a slice of all meat pizza and it came out way over cooked almost burned. The pizza for sure failed the "as good as pizza hut" test. We had a stuffed pork entre with cheese and pasta that was ok only. We also tried the potato salad which was not bad. They do offer free breadsticks but they were also over cooked and hardly a big reason to go there. The staff was very friendly. My wife felt the food had too much oil. You can tell Bigoli is trying hard to do well. They need a better cook above all. Given that there are sixty or so places to dine in Trinoma some of which are very reliable we will not be back to Bigoli I think. They right next to the movie theaters. The prices are not bad for a full service restaurant but this is pretty much go to the counter and order place.
Before writing down my review for Holy Cow, I first read the other reviews and all I can say is that, maybe- just maybe, during the time I want there and had lunch with my cousin and friends, I think they have read the reviews and changed it. I dunno.
We had a buffalo chicken salad and it was good. There was an ample amount of dressing, the leafy greens were fresh and the chicken itself was yummy.
Then for our main course, my cousin and I split the Holy Cow Steak with fries and garlic rice for the side. It was really goood. Actually I enjoyed eating the steak minutes after it was served. But after the chit-chats and all, the setak was not good to eat anymore. Because of the aircon- the "steak fat" was really not enjoyable to eat.
BTW, did I mention that I love the idea of the three cow heads hanging by the wall? Though my cousin really didn't like it- she said it was creeping her out. But the cow's cute- with the wings and halo. Hehe