Alab Restaurant

G/F Venice Grand Canal Mall, Upper McKinley Rd., McKinley Hill, Taguig, Metro Manila

Alab Restaurant
4.3
4.5 Stars

4 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 1
  • 4 stars 3
  • 3 stars 0
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 4 Reviews
  • 30 Recommend
  • 4 Reviewers
Category:
Filipino
Business Hours
Reopens Tue: 11:00a - 10:00p
Phone
+6329601170

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash

More Business Info

Ambience:
Casual
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Waiter Service:
Yes
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Faith M.
5.0 Stars
2

After some mandatory selfies, we decided to have lunch and try here.

Sinigang na Baka sa Bayabas - we loved this dish since the soup is reaaalllyy good! The sourness is just right, tender beef, and fresh veggies on it.

Inihaw na Liempo - This tastes like Inasal. Serving is small for 158 php. The pork isn't that tender and I regret to order this I paid more attention to Sinigang.

Pitcherb of Iced tea - Their Iced tea has a hint of beer. But you will not get drunk, of course 128514

Value for money - 1,000 php good for two. Not bad.

Staff are friendly and attentive. 128077🏻

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Steffhanie S.
4.0 Stars
3

It was that weekday that seemed like a weekend because people were all over the Venice Piazza Grand Canal Mall. I, along with my cousins, headed there at around 1PM, assuming that the crowd's already gone but we were mistaken. The place was quite full.

It was my third time to dine here but my first here at this branch because I have tried Alab Restaurant only at U.P. Town Center in Katipunan. We ordered mostly snack dishes as it was an early merienda for us.

We ordered the following: Penuneng, Okoy, Bam-I Cebuana, New York Cubao Bibingka Cheesecake, Warm Tsoknut Cake and some Hot Tea.

Penuneng was your unusual longganisa given the dinuguan taste in it. It's actually one item from the menu that will make you curious. With its black color, it may not look that appealing at first but it's really yummy most especially when you dip it in vinegar.

The Okoy's servings were really huge and overwhelming. Its main ingredients were sweet potato and shrimp and it was so good! We enjoyed it and yes, it's best eaten as soon as it's served to be able to taste its flavor while it's still crispy and crunchy.

The Bam-I Cebuana was a good order if you're a big group given the sumptuous serving there was. The noodles were cooked well and the vegetables in it tasted so fresh and well-cooked. I loved it when I drizzled loads of calamansi on it!

The main stars during our visit were the desserts! Oh my! They were so good!

The New York Cubao Bibingka Cheesecake really deserved to be the bestseller from the menu. The legit bibingka on top and cheesecake at the bottom was really a good combination. The texture of the bibingka was really soft and chewy. I liked that there was itlog na maalat on it. The cheesecake at the bottom tasted really good most especially when it's hot. Yes, everything was perfect!

The Warm Tsoknut Cake was really comforting to eat. The legit chocolate made the cake so addicting and it's actually a good item to finish the fulfilling meal.

We'll definitely be back to try some more from their menu, that's for sure!

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Jaevonne P.
4.0 Stars
5

Alab is among the newly opened restaurants snaking the famed venice grand canal at Mckinley Hill's Piazza. From the outside, it brags this devilish grandeur that seems to take its inspiration from a flame - a feisty tone of red accentuated with wooden furnitures and some throwback details customed to fit the modern age.

Their menu is an interesting stretch of traditional filipino cuisines dragged to a whole new spectrum of class and elegance. It's a notable touch of making our home favorites more current to appeal not just on a personal, but on a commercial scale.

I love their Puso ng Saging which is a mix of minced banana heart, onions and tomatoes over the controlled sweetness of coconut cream dressing. Topped with crispy dilis and comes a perfectly balanced appetizer! Sinful as it may sound, Pritson (I'm guessing it's short for prito and litson) na Crispy Pata is also a must try. Imagine the likes of a pork leg made tastier by lemongrass, leeks and spices with a skin fried to crisp perfection. Those on diet, beware! Pinalutong na Tilapia is also an interesting twist to the usual fried tilapia. Their Sinigang na Baka, though, is kind of lame. I thought It lacked salt and there is nothing really memorable about it.

Wrapping up our experience, we tried their laing ice cream. It takes a while to get used of the taste but eventually, I thought it's somehow a local version of matcha. Expectedly, it is not as good as the commercial flavors we've grown to but for a clever attempt to create a frozen dessert out of laing, it actually worked!

The overall experience in Alab was good. It has an interesting menu priced reasonably considering the quality and quantity of servings. I just hope that the warmth extends not just through the corners of the space but through their service as well. After all, the magic of filipino cuisines is not just about the actual dish that is being served. It is also about how it is being served.

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EJ B.
4.0 Stars
4

On my way to Sunnies Cafe when Mary Love S recommended her review. It is almost 4 o clock in the afternoon and Sunnies is closed and will re-open around 6PM. Thanks Mary Love for the info.

Instead of waiting... I went back to Venice Grand Canal Mall and I saw Alab Restaurant on soft opening. The waitress approached me and handed me the menu and I asked her what is the opening promo? She said none. Awww... I choose Batchoy for merienda for Php150.00 only.

While waiting I noticed the interior is more on red and warm colors. With the combinations of classic and modern Pinoy set-up.

And the Batchoy arrived... A little bit oily but it tastes good.

Batchoy - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5

#ilovetoeat 12851510084

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