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
me and cousin loves looking for restaurants that's new to us... and finally upon passing at scout castor saw this place...i really like the ambiance because the restaurant is located in a quiet area...i love the food especially the desserts! (strawberry cake,florentine and bailey's cream puff and cheesecake dulce de leche--the best!!)....love also the bolognese pasta!! but it's quite sad they close as early as 10pm.. i hope they could extend their time..this place has been our meeting place w/ my friends.
My boyfriend and I dined there because we can't find a new restaurant to try with our tight budget for the day. After checking out the prices, we decided it wouldn't be bad because food prices were affordable.
We ordered Cheese Overload Pizza, Stromboli Beef and Fettucini Alfredo. Servings were big and all tastes good, esp. the Stromboli Beef dish and pizza. Another plus, their breadsticks are for free! And after you've eaten your meal you can just munch on their free bsticks and refillable iced tea. We paid less than 500 for all of this.
The crew is extra friendly, I accidentally pushed the iced tea button too hard and it wouldn't stop, they fixed it with smiles plastered on their faces.
If you're leaving the restaurant happy, you can push the button at their entrance; I guarantee that this would make your day. ;D
Fish & Co. really has the best fish in town. I have been here several times and I always enjoy my dinning. I always order "The Best Fish & Chips in Town" this is one of the best in their menu. We also ordered a pizza and they gave me a free planner for 2009.
Food: If you love fish, dine here. The best!
Service: Their crews are very friendly. After dinning here, they will give you a mint candy, (a candy you can't buy somewhere else) I asked for an extra and the server gave me a lot of extra.
Ambiance: Place is clean. Not noisy
Value: Prices are a bit high. The Best fish and chips in town cost 400+. I believe not everyone can afford this. But with the quality of the food, it's all worth it. Before I forgot, they have big serving.
It's been a while since we ate at Friday's. Friday's was one of our favorite restaurants since year 2000. We always ate there at least twice or trice a month. But since they removed their Bistro discount card (I think that was 2 years ago). We don't go back much to TGI Friday's. Anyway, We had dinner at TGI Friday's last January 4, 2009.
Here's my review:
We ordered our all time favorite chicken fingers(had 3 orders of that), Cajun chicken and Chicken fried chicken. The chicken fingers is still good as before. While the chicken fried chicken taste just like chicken fingers. The difference is it's not chopped into strips. Though the sauce of the chicken fried chicken is so yummy! One of the best sauces I’ve tasted.
Food: Very yummy. I have no complain with regards to the taste of the food.
Service: Our food was served after 20 minutes of waiting. Which I believe is too long for a waiting time. Drinks were not served first (maybe they don't want us to take advantage of the bottomless). I asked for extra bbq sauce for the chicken fingers, it was served at about 10 minutes.
Ambiance: Like the usual the place was still nice. Except that I can smell someone is smoking. I believe it came from rembrant hotel which is beside them. They should have sealed their doors properly.
Value: Price is too high. We never thought that prices will go up that high. Like the chicken fingers, I believe it used to be at around 255 pesos now it 300+ already. Not only the price is high, the serving became smaller. The chicken fingers used to be served with 7pcs, but now its only 5pcs. Because of this Im not sure if we'll go back to Friday's.
This is my first time in Amici. I have heard much about it from my friends but I never expected the "canteen" ambience of it. It kinda put me off a bit.
I love pasta pizza places especially those who priced reasonably. Amici did not disappoint me with their price. It is kinda reasonable. They have big servings, to share with a friend or an SO.
Since this is my first time in Amici, I did not order Pizza or Pasta. I opted for 2 things:
- Spinach Fusili Montara: This is delicious and not too heavy. Kinda salty though. Price is 180.
- An appetizer i do not see now in the menu (my bad): mozarella cheese with tomato sauce is delicious. Not too heavy, just a light snack. Still good to share with 3 pieces laid out on the plate.
- Sanrival: Amazing the layers are soft different from it's Goldilocks' counterpart. The slice is too thin I think but if your not that hungry, can also be shared coz it has a lot of butter.
If you do not mind the canteen/cafeteria ambience then go for it. You can always ask someone to order for you and get the condiments, utensils and yes...take home a 1.5 liter excess of your favorite soda or juice drink. This I really find odd for a well made up place like Amici in T. Morato.
I will visit again to try the pasta and the pizza. :)
HOLY COW! where can you find a restaurant that serves an all beef dish for P80? and a good sized serving, too?!
i really enjoyed my visit to mister kabab. you can wear your houseclothes here. very casual atmosphere - not airconditioned but there's a roof. it's like a large & fancy carinderia.
what to order: shawarma in a plate. don't order the shawarma sandwich! order the one in a plate, there's MUCH more beef there (for an extra P20) and you can just make a side order of pita bread.
the only thing missing from this joint is ALCOHOL! how come there's no beer??? i was looking forward to drinking a cold one along with my hot shawarma. i have a feeling it's because they don't want customers lingering in this place. turnover is super fast and sometimes there's a line to wait to go inside. so you go in, order, eat, pay then get out.
oh i gave a 3star rating for the service because... well what do you expect from a place like this? they're okay. service is fast but don't expect friendly smiles.
highly recommend if you're in the QC area and are looking for something quick & cheap!
I've been there twice with my family, probably because I’m a sucker for "Sinigang sa Miso". The food is okay, not bad actually except for the Tempura. The service is a totally different thing; it takes forever to get an order or Tempura. I’m not a restaurant expert, but if you know that there’s going to be lots of people especially on a Sunday, you might think of expanding your tempura station and not keep giving excuses that “it’s a Sunday" or that "there’s a function ongoing”. The waiters are a bit unpleasant, which the management should try to improve, and when its time to get your bill - better have a stick of cigarette while you’re waiting. The price of the drinks is a bit unreasonable, hey I'm not a "cheap ass" but we opt to have water, its purified anyway.
On Sundays, be sure to come early because its jam packed. Most of the dishes are already available before 11am but the Crispy Pata and Fried Rice will be available around 11:30. You'll be disappointed with the dessert, might as well skip it.
Note: If you plan to have dinner or lunch at these types of places (all you can eat buffet), you might want to try the different variety of dishes, don’t go for the usual chicken and pork adobo there's lot of dishes to choose from like Sinigang na ulo, Ginataang Kuhol or Papaitan, so you’ll get your moneys worth. But if you still prefer the adobo or fired chicken, might as well eat at home.