Another Story

2/F Evia Lifestyle Center, Daang Hari Rd., Las Piñas, Metro Manila

Another Story
4.1
4.0 Stars

8 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 1
  • 4 stars 7
  • 3 stars 0
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 9 Reviews
  • 12 Recommend
  • 8 Reviewers
Category:
American
Phone
+6328690003

Payment Options

Cash

More Business Info

Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Charles G.
4.0 Stars
3

It's been a while since I've had some great food from Another Story so tonight we ventured to Evia down south to grab some.

We decided to go for a lighter fare by sticking to some salad (Caesar), Pizza (Meat Lover's), and a Carafe of their signature Sangria.

Not my first stint with heir Caesar salad and it's as good as I remember. Right sized lettuce, dressing in the right amount, and Parmesan and Bacon bits tossed in. My only qualm would be the lack of more protein (maybe grilled chicken or an egg?) and, for me, too much croutons.

The Pizza is very deceiving. At first glance it doesn't look like the flavor bomb that it is but once you get your first bite in you will know that this is MEAT. The BBQ recipe they used is pretty spot on but doesn't over power the cheese and bacon. It's also not oily, which is a very good thing. If they crisped this for another minute or two it would've have been perfect.

The Sangria. Many places don't get Sangria right and I'm glad that Another Story always delivers this consistent libation well. The alcohol to fruit ratio is fantastic, the sliced apples and oranges invite you in and the mellow alcohol warms you up. This alone is always worth the trip.

I'm glad that Another Story has stayed so consistent despite being in the game for quite some time. Their repertoire is really something to write home about.

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Chizbun - Cherrie P.
4.0 Stars
5

Entering Another Story is like coming out from a rabbit hole and plopping right smack into a fairytale. It's like you are literally transported to a another world. You can easily get lost in its interiors, with every nook and cranny filled to the brim with whimsical and delightful thingamajigs and whatchamacallits.

The restaurant owners' vision was exactly so: to bring you to another land, another time and another story with their place and their food.

We were served a whole spread of their delightful menu. I notice that they serve most dishes with whole roasted (?) vegetables on the side, making the meal even remarkably rustic. Their big plates and huge portions are perfect for sharing family-style as well.

The Another Story salad and the accompanying raspberry vinnaigrette was a pick-me-upper, and the shrimps and cheese shavings on top proved to keep you interested and craving for more.

The most notable dishes for me were the Beef Brisket (P595) and Roast Pork Belly (495).

The Beef Brisket was so tender, it melts in your mouth and combines well with the vegetables and sauce that come with it. Their mashed potatoes were delectable and you can feel it was made with all natural potatoes with no extenders of flour or anything.

The Roast Pork Belly offered a very crispy skin and meat. I appreciated the baked cinnamon apples on the side as this lent a more refreshing taste to the dish.

The Roast Chicken (P595) was tasty and a bit dry. although I expected that the meat would be juicier. I did enjoy the whole sweet carrots on the side. Vegetables still maintained their integrity and were not overcooked.

The Vongole Manila Clams pasta (P525) was appetizing, although I did sense a bitter aftertaste which maybe brought by the clams itself.

Both the Carbonara (P525) and the Bolognese (P495) were right on, served with loads of parmesan to taste.

Drinks served include a variety of fresh fruit shakes, and lemonade. Some of my friends opted for a something more decadent such as a glass of Butter Beer and Sea Caramel Frappe.

I immensely enjoyed the Vietnamese Latte. It was served with a dash of cinnamon and an oatmeal chocolate cookie on a rustic cutting board tray. I am not entirely a fan of cinnamon but it worked well with the distinctive aroma of the Vietnamese coffee. This was the most invigorating cup I have had for a long time, and coupled with animated stories of the owner's adventures in Vietnam to find and replicate the perfect cup, this was definitely a sweet ending for this story.. err.. meal!

I highly recommend spending lunch or dinner at Another Story with your family and friends. I personally am making plans now to go back there with my highschool barkada for a mini-get together!

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Eboy D.
4.0 Stars
10

From the same team behind Cafe Vio La in Tagaytay, whimsy and playful outdoor comes to mind with their new (barely a year old) restaurant - Another Story. Located at the outskirts of Metro Manila, Another Story is at the second floor of Evia Lifestyle Mall in Las Pinas City. Coming from the north, take the South Luzon Expressway and exit at the Manila-Cavite Expressway, the mall is right after the turn at the end of MCX. Chef Ica Manalo Sebastian was on site during our visit and was kind enough to tell her 'story' behind the dishes and the concept. Each corner of the restaurant and knick knack tells a unique story. Even the water goblets were flown in from Thailand specially selected by Chef Ica, which gives it that personal touch.

Various dishes were served but will only review the ones I have tasted.

Another Story salad, serving was 'to share' and it was true to its word! The serving was enough for our group. The lettuce was crisp and fresh, the parmesan shavings were generous. The shrimp had a smoky grilled taste which i love but it was sadly overcooked. The dressing was tart and complimented the salad. It was a great meal starter.

Roast chicken-595 I was able to sample the breast part and it was moist and juicy. The au jus was seasoned well. I love the added roast vegetables surrounding the chicken. The roasted potatoes and carrots paired well with the bird. The dish was rustic and reminded me of the 'Peasant Chef' show back in the 90's. This is a great centerpiece for a family dinner.

Roast pork belly-495 The pork itself was thinly sliced, the skin was crisp and the added baked apples is a great pairing. The mashed potatoes was also served as a side dish to the pork.

Bolognese- 495 The serving size was, I believe good to share. I am partial to red sauce and would have loved if it had a bit more flavor. I had to douse it in more cheese though. Not that i am complaining. Would order this again.

Sadly these dishes were on the other side of the table and was gone with one swipe!
beef brisket- 595
Vongole Pasta-525
Carbonara-525
Baby back ribs with bbq sauce- P595

Grapes 190- Cool and refreshing.

Service was quick considering the owner was there. Would have to come back to properly rate the service as a mystery diner. More than the food, I loved how much detail was made in the construction of this restaurant - reminds me of Tim Burton x Lewis Carrol kind of aesthetic. Would definitely come back to try out what I have missed. Great place to bring my family. Recommended.

Disclaimer: Sponsored Food Crawl by The Coffee Project, Another Story and The Cheesecake Fairy.

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Mae A.
4.0 Stars
10

This place was just whimsical. The theme of this restaurant was that of a fairy tale really. Every nook and cranny was filled with something either it be a peculiar object or a quote. It was very dreamy that makes it the perfect date place or for some good bonding time with the family.

How beautiful is their Prawn Mushroom Wild Rice Risotto? I just find it to be lovely in its very simple plating. This was one tasty dish where you could taste the prawns and mushroom just perfectly blending with the wild rice risotto. It could get cloying at the end so it's best to have some of their desserts or coffee after.

I was able to have a bite of my friend's pick which was their Eggs Benedict. It was just okay though there was something lacking in the hollandaise sauce. Nonetheless, it was still good. The paired fries went well with the dish, and made it a very filling combo.

Two types of bread were served to us which I forgot to take note of. I preferred the round one as I find it to be more tasty than the other. It went well with the served spread.

It is a bit of a drive for non-south folks but an interesting one if they venture here. I must admit that the dishes are pricey but their dishes are quite good. Plus, you get to have that dreamy and fairytale-like ambiance.

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Charles G.
5.0 Stars
6

This fusion restaurant does serve up quite the offering. Although I am not a huge paella aficionado, their flavors are spot on. Most of the meat is cooked perfectly, the seafood is done right, and the pasta is seasoned well.

Don't be fooled by the intricate interior design of the place since they aren't really vegan oriented but it does leave a very positive impact on most, if not all, of the diners (myself included).

The only thing I did not really like is the slightly tepid temperature of the sangria that they served.

Glad to finally have this level of cuisine along the boundary of Cavite and Muntinlupa. Will definitely go back again!

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Jom L.
4.0 Stars
6

Me and my family were finding for a place to have dinner at Evia, we came accross Another Story, and my tita wants to try because the place looks really nice. Honestly, I was hesitant at first because of its low rating here in Zomato, but I still gave in.

We had Another Story Set, Steak Set, and Paella. Everything was tasty, all the meat were soft and tender, but the Paella tasted very ordinary, I don't think Paella should be cooked that way. Overall we had a very nice experience, the servers were very nice and accommodating, the place was insta-worthy, serving size was okay, the steak, chicken, and seafood were all good. So I do not understand the reason behind the low rating.

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Jayson J.
4.0 Stars
5

Change has come! And so it did happen during my visit at evia town center. The mall already got restaurants at the second floor. It was a family gathering and i was bit excited to go here when achi mentioned we'll be trying the new and beautiful restaurant at the second floor. I definitely knew it was Another Story she was pertaining to.

I still hurriedly drove from QC to alabang although knowing that there's no traffic. I was anle to get a parking slot at the town center itself for 25 pesos flat rate.

I arrived a little too late that is why could not afford to take full photos of the food. The place was beautiful indeed. A little floral and enchanted. It is kind of similar with the coffee project interior. Seemingly a cafe, there were no power outlets available. No wifi as well. The servers were a little busy thus their little coldness.

128204 roast chicken (whole) @595php
This was the first dish na naabutan kong buo pa. The chicken was cooked perfectly; and it was smothered by mushroom gravy. I liked it. But ordinary.

128204 babyback ribs with BBQ sauce @595php
Not so tender. The bbq flavor was not that elaborate. The bones were big. It was not so satisfying. I did not try and the fries anymore assuming that they were just ordinary.

128204 128525fish and chips @495php
I love the fish. No fish taste. The breading was light and crunchy. The mayo dip was ordinary. I did try the fries on sides this time--ordinary a bit lumpy. The apple cider dip was good. Though when we asked for another cider round, they did not give because they forgot in their business. We asked twice, still.

128204 bread appetizer for free!
We loved the dip!--or whatever oil base sorcery that was. This time they gave us round two.

128204128525 another story salad (share) @595php
We also loved this dish. I was the one who ordered this. I love the huge prawns and shitake mushrooms. Hiwever the cherry tomatoes weren't that fresh. Walnuts were optional. The house dressing was not that impressive.

I also saw the story behind the restaurant written by the owner Ica. Ica grew somewhere at the south where she learned how to cook thru their mad. Cooking has become second nature to her that every dish served here has its own story (hers that is. Lol); thus another story.

There's a common CR inside the restaurant. Abundant in tissue rolls. A wash area outside the CR.

For me, the interior was really good. I kinda love this kind of interior. However, might be true in its name it's another story--another restaurant that is playing in mediocrity. I suggest they do something with the dishes like manam does.

I still liked it anyway. This is good for family and friend gatherings. 128538128077🏼

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Chili G.
4.0 Stars
10

I've been seeing pictures of this place on IG and was really interested cos it looked so nice and quirky! Scheduled a dinner with my friends a couple of weeks ago and was finally able to try it.
It's located at the second level of the new wing of evia lifestyle center. True to the photos, the place was really tastefully decorated, with a lot of vintage pieces, tiles and furniture integrated into their design. Hubby and i spent a few
Minutes admiring the decor (and thinking how expensive it was).
Tbh, food is a bit pricey. Almost everything is 275++. Menu is not that extensive but what kinda annoyed me was each dish had a particular 'story' behind it. Ok I'm sure it's part of the charm and the owner really wanted to emphasize that all of the dishes are from their home and family, but some of the sentences were grammatically incorrect 128529 sana Na edit ng mabuti? It's just my opinion, sorry!
On to the food, we got the another story salad, angus beef belly, wild rice risotto, salmon and pork Milanese. The salad serving was good but for the other dishes, I feel masyadong mahal for the serving size. Like the beef belly and salmon were both 595.. The beef belly was good but nothing beats H cuisine. Mejo matigas yung ends. Salmon was good too but yeah small serving. Pork Milanese was just ok for me. Over all, food is just ok, nothing special IMO. That's when we concluded that kailangan Na ROI Ang magandang decor 128518
We decided to get dessert there to even out the experience. We got a slice of their tiramisu cheesecake, salted caramel cheesecake and red velvet cake. Both of the cheesecakes were good! Buti nalang! The red velvet was just ok Mejo dry.
Total bill was 3700 128563128563128563 needless to say I don't think I'll be coming back here maybe for the cakes nalang.

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Donna K.
5.0 Stars
7

We initially wanted to watch a movie but Me Before You wasn't showing yet (And we all thought it would be out by June 5 🙄).

We opted to go to Evia for a change. When we got there we didn't really know what to eat or where to go. So we just walked around. At the mall center, I saw cute seats and asked my siblings and Maverick Christopher P if they wanted to try it out. 10084

The place was amazing! It felt like dining right out of the pages of a story book. You could be Alice having tea with the Mad Hatter and the March Hare, or you could be Belle enjoying a good book and a slice of cake with the Beast.

I must say, the interior was just so magical. I actually spent more time looking at the decors and cutlery more than the menu! 128514

We ordered their Spaghetti Bolognese, Fish and Chips, Salmon and Oreo Cheesecake. Everything was cooked to perfection! It was made with love and appreciation, that's for sure.

I loved that their pasta dishes had two options; solo and for sharing. Their fish dishes were really good too, I personally love the salmon we ordered, it wasn't overpowered by herbs and seasonings. Quantity and quality-wise you definitely get more than what you paid for. 10084

Service was impeccable! Everyone was on their feet and was very helpful with our decision making. 9786

We're happy with our experience and we're surely coming back to try out their other dishes.

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