Bad Bird

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

Bad Bird
4.2
4.0 Stars

39 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 15
  • 4 stars 19
  • 3 stars 4
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 0
  • 41 Reviews
  • 225 Recommend
  • 39 Reviewers
Category:
Fried Chicken
Business Hours
Reopens: 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

Inna A.
3.0 Stars

Damn. I ised to think this was the best fried chicken in the world.

And the kimchi coleslaw did not taste the same, it’s just like cabbage with mayo. Where is the kimchi taste?????

What happened?????

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Aileen L.
4.0 Stars

Bad bird is the award winning Umami fried chicken 127831 from Manila !

Bad Bird
3/F SM Mega Fashion Hall, Mandaluyong City
Contact: 799-2571
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

BAD BIRD by the Low Brow Casual Restaurant group is the bestselling outlet at Hole in the Wall, Century Mall because of its Umami Fried Chicken. Now, they have a branch here at SM Megamall.

Went there last March 3,2018 with hubby . Had my Friday lunch. #umamichicken #corncob #dirtyrice #coleslaw

It’s good to eat while its hot and still juicy inside–no need for gravy sauce.

“Baddest Fried Chicken” 127831
And now, for the star of this post, the fried chicken. The Fried Chicken Plates have three variations: Waffle Plate, Corn and Coleslaw Plate, and Dirty Rice Plate. Diners have an option of spice level: Safe, Spicy and Chemical.

The Verdict :

What else can I say? Bad Bird’s fried chicken was delightful. I love the crispy skin and the tender meat. Regardless whether it was waffle, corn or rice that would come with it, the price was all worth it. The cuts were big enough to satisfy your fried chicken cravings.
I will definitely be back on this restaurant. Next time, I will be trying some of their Ala Carte items.

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Sandra Y.
5.0 Stars
2

Its been quite a while since I visited Bad Bird. The last time was at Century Mall, where they only have an option of 2 chickens for every combo, which I find a bit pricey esp. that the meal is quite big for 1 pax.
2 weeks ago, I visited their Megamall branch. Place is full, but since I was alone, I get to seat quickly at the bar.

I had my favorite Corn & Coleslaw Plate for P275, and spicy chicken. Wow! As soon as I bite, its still has the same flavorful as it is. Juicy and tender chicken. The Corn were shredded per my request. Love the kewpie sauce and bonito flakes on it. Kimchi Coleslaw is still good!

Verdict: will still be a place to go back wsp when I crave for good tasting chicken. I appreciate the affordable yet enough serving size. ♥️

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Muffy T.
2.0 Stars
3

A disappointing visit to bad bird. I only entered because they said they had grilled meats qhich they didnt have. I was already eating apps so i had no choice but to stay.

I didnt like the food all that much and walked out of Bad Bird with a bag full of take out and feeling hungry. Ordered the chicken nuggets which were too oily and grainy. The scallion pancakes were burnt, oily, and very salty. My fried chicken was also very dry and surprisingly bland. My I dont know what happened but i think i wont be back here for a while.

To be fair, the Servers were nice but the food just didnt cut it.

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Aldwin D.
3.0 Stars
2

My second time at bad bird. First here in mega.
Not a good second experience.
The chicken part that we requested was not the part served.
And to add to the dissapointment the chicken was dry.
The mac salad somehow saved the day.
Since i was in a rush no time to change the chicken part coz it would take another 15-20 mins of waiting.

Pricing is okey
Service is 2 stars coz it was difficult to call the server when you are seated outside.

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EJ B.
4.0 Stars
4

We went to Bad Bird for a Weekday Lunch and avail the Code Red Promo of the Restaurant.

The Code Red Promo is available from Monday to Friday only. We order Set A for Php1,196.00, good for 4 persons and it consist the following:

4 Fried Chicken
4 Small Plates (Sides)
6 Hush Puppies
4 Dirty Rice

The set was “Sobrang Sulit” for Php299.00 each per person. And we have the choices to choose the Fried Chicken flavor either original or spicy.

The Fried Chicken and Dirty Rice were both tasty and have a strong flavor, they tend to be salty if they combined to each other. For me, a plain rice is much better pairing with the Fried Chicken. Yum! 128523

#ilovetoeatph 12851510084

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Pam L.
4.0 Stars

I was in Megamall the other weekend
For some errand that will never end
We were hungry and already want to eat
In Fashion Hall we were taken by our feet

We finally decided to eat at Bad Bird
Finally, my requests to eat there has been heard 128540
We got a 2-piece chicken dish to share
To order the chemical one, I didn't even dare

The spicy chicken was really delicious
And the servers were really gracious
You can order the safe chicken flavor
and get the spicy sauce on the side as a favor

Will I come back? I probably will
Just as long as I convince my companion/s to chill (?)
I will order the other side dishes
And try things that my little heart wishes. 128514

#loolooweeklychallenge

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Julie L.
4.0 Stars
2

My boyfriend asked me which one I haven’t reviewed yet on the 3rd floor of Fashion Hall. I said another resto and Bad Bird, he was more into this one so we had dinner there before heading home.

He got the Waffle Plate (Pho 360) which includes two pieces of chicken and 2 mini waffles. I got to try it I liked to the waffle, the chicken for me had too much flavoring but it’s still good. It’s better to combine the waffle and chicken together to balance the flavor.

Then I was gravitating towards Short Rib Sukiyaki (Php 290) and I honestly loved it. It was light yet flavorful and the rib dipped in sauce then rice was just a pleasant taste in my mouth. My boyfriend liked it too.

Staff were nice and very accommodating.

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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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