Bad Bird

3/F Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, EDSA cor. Julia Vargas Ave., Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

Bad Bird
4.4
4.5 Stars

33 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 16
  • 4 stars 15
  • 3 stars 2
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 33 Reviews
  • 174 Recommend
  • 33 Reviewers
Category:
Fried Chicken
Business Hours
Open: 10:00a - 10:00p
Phone
+6327992571

Hours

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

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Parking:
Parking Lot

Most Recent Reviews

Peanut D.
5.0 Stars

You know that feeling when you find a really funny video and you want to share it with your friends and you're watching their reaction as they watch it?

You go from excited to all of a sudden worried. From "bwahahaha this is hilarious you HAVE to see this!" to "OMG. Where's the funny part why are they not laughing."

This is the same feeling when you recommend a dish or a restaurant to someone. And it's double the pressure if it's a forenjer and your claim is "Manila has THE best restaurants!!!"

That was my situation the other day when I asked my friend who flew in from Boston to split this meal with me.

I made this our first stop in a mini food tour and I was nervous AF cause I didn't want to be that person hyping stuff up pero waley naman pala. Sure I hyped it up a little hehe but I really like Bad Bird and wanted to share it with him.

I pretended to be nonchalant about it initially but really I kept looking up to see what his reaction was. Is he getting more of it? Or is he just being polite? Is he hiding his food underneath the plate???

In the end I just asked straight up.... with a knife to his throat. JK.

He liked it! You know how I can tell? I sent him this photo before the day ended and he said, "oh man, that chicken was good. I'm still trying to figure out how to describe the flavor."

Really though, even if he didn't like it, I still very much did. So I'd still give it 5 stars. Who cares what he thinks?? Lol bipolar.

This was some crazy flavorful chicken that's not GMO-sized! The waffles were sweet and soft and matched the juicy, crispy, and overpowering savoriness(???) of the chicken. And the corn (not in the photo) was juicy, sweet and salty all at the same time.

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Sun M.
4.0 Stars
3

If I had to eat here for the rest of my life, everyday would be T.G.I.F.!!! (as in Thank Goodness It's FRIEDCHICKEN!). 🤣

Glad that they have a branch in Mega Mall now since the Century Mall branch was far from me.

When I first tried theirs, I really loved the corn cob and the chicken. However, I was a little less satisfied this time hence the 4 stars. Nonetheless, still loved the umami chicken made crispy and tasty as before and of course the Bad Bird Signature Corn. Just wasnt able to finish the 2 big pcs. Hehe.

-Corn and Coleslaw Plate @ Php390
-Dirty Rice Plate @ Php390

Each comes with 2pcs fried chicken. The dirty rice plate comes with fried rice with bacon, tamago, chicken liver and bonito & Kimchi.

Tip: If you think you cannot finish 2 big parts just order one of their Fried Plates and order extra rice if you are both a rice person. Haha. If not, 1 set will do since you can have 1 chicken + 1 side.

PS: They also have set meals for 4 pax. TGIF!!! 128149127831

#loolooweeklychallenge

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Camille S.
4.0 Stars
3

I shared a Dirty Rice Plate with a friend. Not really a fan of their Fried Rice so I ordered Steamed Rice to go with my chicken. And it has been the “best” visit to Bad Bird ever. I liked how the simple white rice complemented the umami flavored chicken. I can taste the flavoring/seasoning better with steamed rice.

I also got to try their Sweet Potato Waffles which comes with Miso Butter and Maple Syrup. It looked like sweet potato because of the reddish violet color of the waffle but it tasted like a normal waffle. This is a good and healthy alternative to the usual ones!

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Yshkael C.
5.0 Stars
2

I have tried this place at Hole in the wall so I know how extremely tasty their chicken is.

We went for the 2 pc chicken in Safe paired with Waffles.

The chicken was very flavorful, juicy and tender. I don't know what's their secret into getting all the seasoning up to the bone. Mehn! Just so delicious. The waffles are also very good. I can't taste the sweet potatoes though. I do love the butter that came with it and when you add the maple syrup it definitely had that salty sweet taste to it which I super love! 10084

Hush puppies were pretty tasty as well. Also good when paired with maple syrup.

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Christina R.
5.0 Stars
2

I'm a big fan of Bad Bird. I've been to their HITW branch quite a few times already and loved every visit. It's great to see they expanded.

We came in wanting to try the prawn dog a few months ago. They didn't have it 128557 So we settled for their chicken and corn. Dennis O and I shared a chemical one, while Midz S and Jayson J got their original. Crisp skin, umami chicken.

Tried the dragonfruit sorbet and I absolutely loved it!!! My only complaint is how small the scoop is for 150 pesos. It seemed like a mamang sorbetero scoop.

Counting the days for the Serendra branch to open.

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Wiljohn M.
4.0 Stars

Bad bird's chicken is bad ass! I like the combination of the flavor of the salt and spice. It goes very well with the Kimchi. Not your usual fried chicken but if you want to try something new, then this is for you. The generous servings gives the restaurant additional points too.

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Phantasm D.
4.0 Stars
10

The first time that I tried Bad Bird was a few years ago at Hole in the Wall, Makati. It has been a hit since then and we are now trying out their Megamall branch.

Located at the Mega Fashion Hall, Bad Bird is known for serving huge, crunchy, flavorful umami fried chicken.
Sharing about the dishes that we tried:

Small Plates:

Eggplant Agedashi. Agedashi is a Japanese way to serve tofu, basically. It is dusted with potato starch or cornstarch and then deep fried until golden brown. I am quite picky with eggplant (depends on how it was cooked if I will eat it), and I enjoyed this one.

Scallion Pancake. I liked it but I find it quite oily.

Tamago Cup. This was served hot. I was expecting for the Japanese-style sweet cold tamago. I couldn't distinguish the taste well because of the temperature.

Dashi Watercress. Watercress with dried bonito flakes.

Mashed Sweet Potato. I love the texture and taste of this. Soft and sweet.

Kimchi. Not a fan of kimchi so I couldn't judge this. Sorry, guys.

Fried Chicken Plates:

The Fried Chicken Plates allow you to choose among three spice levels for your chicken: safe, spicy, and chemical.

Corn and Coleslaw Plate. Bad Bird signature corn and kimchi coleslaw. We tried the safe and spicy levels for our chicken. Both are good. Flavorful. So it really depends on you if you want it "safe" or spicy.

Dirty Rice Plate. Fried rice with bacon, chicken liver, tamago, bonito, and kimchi.

Waffle Plate. Sweet potato waffles with miso butter and maple syrup. The waffles are soft. Miso butter for a change. Japanese-American Fusion.

From The Grill:

Bacon-Cut Short Rib. Tender and tastes like sweet barbecue. Good serving, good for sharing.

Pepper Steak. Also quite sweet. Both are good even without the sauce.

The from the grill dishes comes with two sauces, with five options to choose from: Mustard BBQ, Black Pepper, Chimichurri, Hot Steak Sauce, and Ginger.

P.S. Couldn't upload all the photos due to the limit.

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Anton M.
5.0 Stars
2

Read somewhere in the menu that they're about good design and good food. They're not lying.

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Ron M.
5.0 Stars
3

Whew it's been a while since I last had one of these fried chicken goodness, and I didn't expect this to happen on a workoutless week 128514

We didn't order anything but our favorites 10084

Waffle Plate 127831127831127831127831127831
Two pieces of their fried chicken paired with a sweet potato waffle, as usual we chose spicy on one chicken and chemical on the other coz boyfie is too chicken to eat a chemical flavored chicken 128518, of course I on the otherhand am a chemist who likes to experiment on high levels of heat 128518128518128518 (read between the lines), chicken are great as expected, crisp on the outside and moist and tender on the inside, the mix of their spices are perfect and the waffle topped with miso butter served with maple syrup on the side has a soft and tender texture and has a slightly sweet taste that compliments the spice-y chicken perfectly. Serving is good for sharing IF you're not into eating huge servings although if you order a side or two it's good enough 128077🏻128077🏻128077🏻

Hushpuppies 128054128054128054128054128054
Disclaimer : no puppies were harmed in making this dish
6 large pieces of corn cake balls, so good i could eat a dozen in one sitting (well that is, if it was just the only dish i'm eating 128517 sorry i have a small appetite) moist moist moist and full of amazing flavors, love it to death! It's really good and should always be part of your order 128077🏻 if you happen to eat by yourself you could always just add it on your plate, 2pcs for just an additional 60php

Kudos to the owners for having another branch in megamall and consistently having a line 128514 but still it's worth the wait!

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Eviths A.
5.0 Stars
4

had my first bad bird experience and it was really worth it. i only used to read rave reviews about this resto since it opened in Hole in the Wall at Century Mall, Makati.

i ordered bad bird's corn & coleslaw and requested for chicken parts and that my corn be shredded already. it's a plus points for me when the staff will just oblige to my reasonable request.

since i ordered at 2:00 pm, the place was not jampacked and no long queues were in sight. my order was served a few minutes. honestly, i got overwhelmed with the servings. 2 big chicken plus 2 huge sides. two can finish this meal. you can order your corn on a stick but i'm not really a perfect corn eater. the chicken is spiced 3 ways: safe.spicy.chemical. i had mine spicy which surprisingly is not like the hot and crispy kind of spicy. just right to complement the umami flavors. i think i can handle chemical.128513

and as you can see in the photos, the chicken os deep fried and covered with spices. served on a silver platter with parchment paper, which for me is really genius so that the excess oil will be absorbed by the paper.

and i thought that the umami flavors were only on the chicken skin, but i was surprised that it seeped in to the meat as well -- just a tinge not to overcome the chicken's natural flavor.

the sides were just seasoned right to balance the flavorful chicken. sometimes, i even put remnants of the chicken skin on my corn and mix them just to oomph it a bit.

for the ambiance, it wasn't cramped but it was a bit hot inside. and the staff was so accommodating. they serve you a glass of water first the momet you sit down even before you order.

so i will comeback soon and try the waffles and the appetizers with my friends.128537

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Miri A.
3.0 Stars
2

So I've been on a quest for a Southern Type Chicken and Waffles and so far Kettles has come closest to why I've been looking for. Except it's Chicken and Cornbread ...

This place looked promising - tried it for an early Mothers Day treat . It's a fusion of Western, Korean and Japanese flavors and not quite what I was looking for.

Not bad though. Chicken was crispy and tasty at spicy level. Still prefer Kettles Buttermilk Chicken.

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YVette C.
4.0 Stars

Food was great! Ordinary chicken to extraordinary!

They messed up with the service though, food was served in 30mins. 128545 I asked for an explanation, the polite staff said that most of the chefs were on break. 128529
Next time, I'll ask first if the chefs are available.

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Ac C.
5.0 Stars
3

Daaaaamn Bad Bird, your chickens are badass! 128525
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Sobrang sarap dude! Everything we ate was on point, plus servers really know their stuff. We got to see the new staff try their food and memorize them at the same time. So A plus right there!

I also loved the interior of the place, you know they thought about it cause it's soooo instagrammable 128525128525128525

Definitely coming back! 127831127831127831

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Kevin M.
3.0 Stars
2

My first Bad Bird experience wasn't bad at all, but it wasn't great either. We had the small plate order which had the Scallion Pancakes, Sweet Potato Mash and the Watercrest - nothing special with these but they were still good. And correct me if I am wrong, these are new items here in their new branch in SM Megamall. We had three orders of their umami seasoned chicken. We tried out the three different level of spiciness, safe, spicy and chemical, and my reco is to go for the spicy one. The cooking of the chicken was perfect but the taste was just okay. It lacked that special taste that will make you come back for more. The side dishes it came with was also just okay. Over all, it wasn't a bad experience but we wont be coming back for another round anytime soon. Service was great.

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AlwaysHungryPh P.
4.0 Stars
5

Bad for your health. Good for the spirit.

Now I grasp why they call themselves bad. Their claim of 500k fried chicken sold since 2014 now sounds too real. I tried it and finished their tasty staple too fast, too furious. From crispy skin to its juicy meat, the flavors were consistently delicious. Watch out, neighbor Fireside.

Hush puppies or rounded caramelized corn bread was another wonderful treat. These can be availed separately or get two for just Php 50 with your chicken meal. It’s sweetness pairs well with savory fried chicken.

I also got their Chicken Nuggets (Php 170) and twisted the wait staff to get me all 3 sauces instead of 1. The two types of gravy and a mustard based seasoning somehow saved this one. The Nuggets were pale, lacking the same vibe as their Fried Chicken gives.

They just opened 10 days ago. My advise, come early, lines can get too long. Luckily I was solo and got a seat in their bar.

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Karissa M.
4.0 Stars
4

I liked it.

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Midz S.
4.0 Stars
5

The meanest tasting bird has just gotten meaner as Bad Bird flaps its own wings and opens their first stand alone restaurant in Megamall.

Jayson J received coupons from |looloo for Bad Bird, and so we got to claim an order of their corn and coleslaw plate (2 pcs of chicken with 2 corns on sticks) to share. We also got to choose the level of spiciness of our chicken, from safe, spicy or chemical.

I got the safe level of their chicken and I loved it. Everything from the smell of all the herbs and spices down to the very taste was mouth watering. I also got to try their chemical and I can attest that it does taste even better, but it's also too hot to last. I did, however, find the chicken a bit salty during some parts of the meal.

Their version of the corn will remain one of my most favorite renditions of a Japanese corn, because of how all the elements just come to life in every bite. The combination of the bonito flakes, kewpie, cheese, with a hint of spice from the togarashi on the corn is truly a dish I will always crave for.

J also paid for our dessert, an order of their mango and dragonfruit ice cream (Thanks Jayson J!) The scoop of the cold treat was rather small for P150. Its petite size plus its pink and yellow color makes it more appetizing to look at and more fun to eat. The flavors were good. I loved how the mango was ripe enough that it didn't have any trace of sourness. The taste of dragonfruit was also heavenly and well complemented the mango. The texture of the ice cream was also more of a sorbet.

Service, as expected from The Tasteless Group, was excellent.

Overall, I am happy with my visit. I still find Bad Bird worth the occasional visit.

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Patrick V.
4.0 Stars
4

Before the fam went home to the province last Sunday, I decided to take them to Bad Bird for lunch. The place is really small, so we had to wait at around 10 minutes to get seated. They got my sister's number and just called us upon the availability of the table.

I ordered my usual Corn & Coleslaw Plate plus we ordered the Pork Belly to share. It wasn't as good as I remember it to be way back when I used to order it at Century Mall. It wasn't bad, it wasn't as flavorful as I remember it to be. The Pork Belly, however, was great. I loved the mustard bbq sauce! 128522

Service was OK. We had to follow-up three times for our bill but maybe the girl was just too overwhelmed with all the table requests and there was already a long queue by 12nn.

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Jayson J.
5.0 Stars
2

It's a must try. That's why i really pushed Christina R Norman Lester T and Midz S to try it with me. (Aside from having a |rende after and dated GC)

128204128525 chicken plate
Teo pieces of perfectly seasoned and cooked fried chicken. Grabe, the smell palang would really captivate your nose and appetite! Go for a safe spice level if you ain't a chili lover. I love the coleslaw as well and the corn with bonito flakes.

128204 dragon fruit mango ice cream @150PhP per scoop
Who would not try this trending ice cream? Well, curiosity fed, it tastes more on mango with the texture of the dragon fruit seeds (the dragonfruit itself tasted something... like an ice cream cone!!) and just fir experience i got this scoop but the serving too small (half a big scoop) and it's not really creamy... more like sorbet.

But still the chicken plate alone is enough to give this place a 5 star. I'd like to try the lamb or the chicken wand sometime

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Mark L.
4.0 Stars
2

went to megamall early for the weekly dcph's mfc meetup to get some toy cars. good thing three of the people i was supposed to meet went early too.

so after meeting them i started walking to bad bird. all the while i was thinking the restaurant was located at the 5th floor of mega fashion hall. i looked for the place as soon as i entered 5/f of mfh but i couldn't see bad bird. then i opened the looloo app to find out it was on the 3rd floor. 128514

so i escalated down to the 3rd floor and when i saw from afar the restaurant, it had a long line. since i wanted to eat here i just told myself what the heck, i'll just wait since i have a lot of time between lunch and my 2pm meeting. i told the receptionist i was just by myself and lo and behold there was an available seat at the bar.

so i was seated at the bar and a waiter instantly gave me a glass of water and a menu.

i chose the 2-piece spicy chicken 128077128077128077128077 with coleslaw and shredded corn 128077128077128077128077. the chicken was spicy, the skin was crispy and the meat was juicy. i liked the shredded corn as well. the perfect meal was just consumed.

i also ordered the prawndog 128077128077128077. i was thinking of a corndog with a prawn inside and i was right. it came with a metal stick. but i didn't like the dog very much. the bread was good but the prawn was so-so. it lacked something. i still like the original corndog.

apologies to the management as it took me an hour to finish almost everything. i was trying to enjoy eating my food. hehe

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