Birdhouse

4/F Food Hall, Uptown Place Mall, 36th St. cor. 9th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila

Birdhouse
3.0
3.0 Stars

10 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 1
  • 4 stars 2
  • 3 stars 4
  • 2 stars 2
  • 1 star 1
  • 10 Reviews
  • 13 Recommend
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Category:
Fried Chicken
Business Hours
Open: 11:00a - 11:00p
Phone
+639175543825

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 12:00a
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 12:00a

Payment Options

Cash

More Business Info

Parking:
Street, Valet, Parking Lot
Kids Menu:
Yes
Take Out:
Yes
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Reich T.
3.0 Stars

I've heard lukewarm reviews about Birdhouse.  And once again,  i am giving in to my own confirmation bias. 

A few weeks ago....

I decided to check Uptown after work.  The force that drove me is  beautiful photo from Fiftea i saw on Instagram.  It's nothing fancy,  just milktea with an obscene amount of red bean on top.

Lady luck wasn't on my side that day,  they ran out of Red Bean!!!!  That is my cue to go home but stubborn old me  decided to walk around the mall instead.   A couple of minutes after,  i found myself standing in front of Birdhouse.  I gave

An mixture of Cognitive Bias and Logical Fallacy controlled my brain during that time.

Confirmation Bias - see introductory statement.

Sunk Cause Fallacy.  After my disappointment with Fiftea, i might as well buy something to make the most of my Uptown visit.

I forgot what i ordered but it comprises of chicken,  java rice,  chicken skin and some dip on the side.   I picked the spicy variant. 

Forget spicy....there no hint of chili in my chicken, not  an iota of spicy.  The chicken is seasoned well but it lacks the wow factor.  It tastes like any other chicken you get at a fastfood joint (except Jollibee,  there can only be one chicken joy).  The dip is good though,  i picked something with garlic in it.  I hope they tweak the seasoning a lil bit. 

Okay,  now i understand the lukewarm reviews.

Peace Out!

~Reich

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Trina H.
4.0 Stars

Got the Barnyard A for PHP165 and I must say, it wasn't so bad. Both the rice and chicken tenders were tasty. I was hesitant at first as it had mixed reviews but it turned out okay for me and my crew.

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Bianca Q.
2.0 Stars

Tried this new food stall at Uptown Mall in BGC. It was overrated and overpriced. Everything was just too oily and bland at the same time. Not worth my money!

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Jhessa G.
5.0 Stars

Loved it! Its quite pricey but my goooood! The service of the chicken is soooo big! And its crunchy with a bit of saltines. The rice serving is quite lacking tho, we have to order another service but still its worth it. I didn't even get to finished all of it. My companion said she's been eating alot and the food doesn't seem to get less. I forgot what we ordered but got chicken + chicken skin + side dish. Drinks have an additional cost. :)

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Ig Plummer S.
4.0 Stars
2

Ordered barnyard B with dirty rice and milky gravy for lunch. I liked their chicken and their dirty rice.

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Ron R.
3.0 Stars

It's a new store that's probably still on their testing phase. There's not much variety on the menu. Nothing amazing about the fried chicken. I'd rather have pancake house chicken.

Though they did say the chicken burger with salted egg is good but yet to try.

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Deeda P.
1.0 Stars
2

Salted Egg Lava was not lava at all. It was also pretty tasteless
The chicken was dry and tasted like it was fried in old oil
They should take the salted egg chicken sandwich off the menu until they improve it

Here are some pics to see how underwhelming this sandwich is.

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Fatima L.
2.0 Stars

I don't know how you describe "lava" but it doesn't look like salted egg lava at all. And the taste didn't even compensate the price. 128078🏻 Good thing my officemate and I just decided to share this burger so it's not that heartbreaking. But still, for the price of Php295, I think it's not worth it. We even said, "Sana nag-Sweet Ecstacy na lang tayo." 128514

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Matthew L.
3.0 Stars

Travelled all the way from TriNoma to Uptown Mall just to have this. Only to find out more than half of the menu was out of stock :(

Ordered this Salted Egg Lava Chicken sandwich. Didn't expect the salted egg to be "silent" Still a unique idea, though.

P.S. The bun is not charred. They used Black Burger Buns.

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Mary Love S.
3.0 Stars
10

I think I have a fairy (food) godfather in the form of Foodgrammer.ph. He got in touch with R and I again to cover yet another event—the media launch of Birdhouse in Uptown Mall. It sure is exciting to be among the first foodies to sample a new restaurant’s dishes. And I can’t help being in my fan mode being surrounded by several social media influencers.

Hello, Birdhouse!

Before heading to Uptown Mall, I did a quick check of the restaurant and found out that Birdhouse is under Relish Group, the same team that brought Kumori, Wee Nam Kee and Osaka Ohsho to Manila. It sure made my expectation shoot up.

The new fried chicken player is located at the food hall of Uptown Mall and it would be hard to miss Birdhouse with its very visible signage and adorable scarecrow.

After registering, we immediately took snapshots of the dishes Birdhouse offers while everyone was preoccupied indulging in their fried chicken and sandwiches. And it sure took us a while before heading back to our table and place our orders. We went with Barnyard D (two piece chicken, one side, one sauce and crispy chicken skin for PHP255) and Barnyard E (Salted Egg Lava Chicken Sandwich and one side for PHP290). We also got Waffle and Ice Cream with Crispy Chicken Skin (PHP150) and Peach Iced Tea (PHP60).

The iced tea was served prior to us ordering as it was an SOP of the staff to give everyone one. It was refreshing and a great drink to pair with Birdhouse’s offerings.

It took a while before our orders were served but it was understandable given the crowd. Nonetheless, they still manage to serve ours in less than 15 minutes.

First served was Barnyard D. We chose mac and cheese for the side and truffle ketchup for our sauce.

It had a lovely crispy skin and oh so juicy meat. However, the skin was too salty to be enjoyed alone. I didn’t get to finish my share of the plate as another bite could make my kidneys cry. I guess the chicken’s better paired with rice to offset the saltiness. Louie, one of the owners of Birdhouse, mentioned though that it shouldn’t be that salty and took note of our comment and even offered to replace our order which we politely declined.

The mac and cheese was just okay. Quite cheesy but nothing special.

Barnyard E was served a few minutes after the first plate and it sure looked mouthwatering. The owners introduced this sandwich’s patty to be hard to prepare as the deboned chicken is stuffed with salted egg yolk and then frozen till ready to be battered and fried. If cooked right, the salted egg stuffing should ooze out of the patty once bitten or sliced open. Unfortunately, ours wasn’t like lava, rather, it was more like a rockslide as the salted egg was chunky than fluid.

Taste-wise, the chicken skin or breading was as salty as the fried chicken version. I had to remove the skin and indulged in the juicy white meat instead. The salted egg taste wasn’t that strong as well though I enjoyed its grainy texture.

Halfway through our plates, I signalled for our dessert to be served.

It took about 10 minutes before our hot plate of waffle topped with vanilla ice cream and crispy chicken skin was served.

I loved the contrast between the soft waffle and crunchy caramelized chicken skin. The vanilla ice cream also created a lovely contrast in terms of temperature. It may sound weird but this was my favorite that night.

I hope that they learn to be more consistent before they open to the public next week. If only they lessen the saltiness of the breading and master creating salted egg lava, Birdhouse would be a very promising establishment.

I’ll still give this place another chance. So see you in September, Birdhouse!

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