Crisp on 28th

G/F Alveo Corporate Center, 28th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila

Crisp on 28th
3.7
3.5 Stars

90 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 18
  • 4 stars 41
  • 3 stars 23
  • 2 stars 6
  • 1 star 2
  • 102 Reviews
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Mervin M.
5.0 Stars

This is the perfect place if you are looking for comfort food. The menu changes every now and then so you wond be stuck on the same old line-up and be open for something new everytime.
The ambiance was so calm and peaceful when we visited until a big group of Titas of Manila swarmed the place and suddenly became the New York Stock Market.

Please make your iced tea glass bigger please.

(photo: Sisig Rice)

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Mark L.
4.0 Stars
3

saturday dinner with friends..
crisp beef tapa 128077128077128077128077
green mangoes with bagoong 128077128077128077 super sour. lacked bagoong. extra bagoong for 50 pesos
quesadilla 128077128077128077128077

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Denise R.
4.0 Stars
8

Either I was super hungry and have been seriously craving for tapsilog for some days now, or Crisp on 28th’s Crisp Beef Tapa 2.8 was exceptionally good, as I was internally dancing with delight with the each bite.

As per the menu, it was comprised of the marinated tapa, sambal peanut rice, sunny side up egg, seared tomato, pickled cucumber, shrimp kropek, with spicy vinegar as condiment. Although the dish was extremely busy, all the ingredients surprisingly worked perfectly together.

One area of improvement—would have wanted the beef to be more spicy, but they had chili flakes available so I just happily peppered my dish with spice. I finished the tapa in a snap with a portion of the rice left. Since the rice itself was tasty by itself, I had to prevent myself from eating everything as I was supposed to be on diet. 128556

Service was satisfactory. The staff was attentive, which I hope will be sustained even if the place is packed. Overall a great experience, so I will definitely be back. Can't wait to try their other breakfast dishes, even the pasta or sandwiches!128522

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Bernisse C.
3.0 Stars
3

I heard from some of my friends that Crisp on 28th served great food so I went to see if the hype was true.

Upon arriving at the restaurant, we were greeted warmly by the staff and ushered to our seats. Place was quite small but looked upscale. It had a small bar in front while pastries were displayed right beside it. It was quite late so we were hungry already and rushed to order. We ordered the following:

128046 ASIAN BEEF BURGER [P380] 110881108811088
Angus Beef Burger • Soy glaze • Sunny Side Egg • Togarashi Mayo • Japanese Pickles • Nori
The burger was average. It didn’t taste special but it wasn’t bad either. What I did love was their sweet potato 127840 fries on the side. It did not have that oily taste nor that guilty feeling you get when you eat normal fries. The fries were very thin so it was very crispy. It was so addicting!
 
128055 CRISP’S SISIG RICE [P410] 1108811088
Pork Belly • Sisg Pig’s Mask • Pickled Quail Egg • Crispy Tokwa • Ali
My friend really liked this one but I beg to differ. It was just a bit off for me. Never ordering this again.
 
127819CALAMANSI CAKE [P160] 1108811088110881108811088
I am a big fan of lemon desserts and I thought calamansi is part of the family. It was love at first bite for me, the icing at least. The icing itself gets 5 stars because it’s just so perfect that I could eat this on a monthly basis. I believe the cake was intentionally made not too sweet to balance out the icing which I think was just right. I will come back here just for the Calamansi Cake and maybe try out their other better dishes.

My verdict is that maybe I did not select the best dishes today so I will give it another chance. Til my next visit!

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Ivy R.
5.0 Stars
2

First off, I think it is a clever idea to put little images of their bestsellers on the back cover of the menu. We eat with our eyes as well as our mouths, after all. For appetizers, we ordered the chipotle chicken and quinoa salad, which is very good. The blue cheese and the spicy chicken provided really good contrasting flavors. I also liked the beetroot diced into little pieces. For mains, I ordered Sambal chicken and my friend ordered chicken barbecue. Both equally good. It was really a dinner celebrating their chicken dishes, so we'll probably try something different next time. For dessert, we had banana squash cake. The cream cheese layer elevated that cake and made it special. Will definitely come back.

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Wendell H.
5.0 Stars
2

Cozy Ambiance. Great food and refreshing drinks.

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Ruth S.
3.0 Stars
6

Because of the voucher my officemates and I bought online, we ate lunch here one Wednesday afternoon.

Whenever we eat here, I just can't help but order the Chipotle Chicken Quinoa Salad. I love how refreshing, tasty, and "heavy" this salad is. There were so many ingredients (veggies + fruits) used but still, they all worked so well together. Even without any dressing, it's very good already. But the citrusy dressing made the salad even better and yummier. You should definitely try this one!!! 128076🏼

My two other officemates ordered Cubano Sandwich and the Beef Burger. I was able to taste both and they were just okay? Hmmmm. Nothing really extra special. The pork in the cubano sandwich was burnt giving it the bitter weird taste. 128529 The beef burger was good but for the price (almost 400 ++), I was expecting something super good. It felt and tasted kulang. Though the bread was super soft which we all liked, the beef patty was okay, kinda dry and lacking that extra "flavor". Plus it would be nice if there were more cheese and veggies added.

Then for "dessert" we tried two milkshakes -- Nutella Brownies Milkshake and Black Forest Milkshake.

My 2 officemates enjoyed their milkshakes. They were both sweet but milky and creamy. We weren't expecting to get a huge chunk of brownie and black forest cake added but they loved the added treat. It's like drinking milkshake with a small cake/brownie on the side. Again, I only tasted it and for me, both tasted the same -- milky (good thing) and too sweet (bad!!). 128517

Service was just okay. Felt like they were not that happy to be serving us and they were in a hurry. 128564128530

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Angel U.
5.0 Stars

It's really a good goooooddd place to had a Big Breakfast..

Everything are so awesome, from sausages, potatoes, mushroom, breads, eggs, all are just so good and make you full till dinner time.

Really! I mean it! Go try urself

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Jayson J.
4.0 Stars

This classy cafe on the 28th is another place that should be considered if you are to find good food. The place accepts reservations and really is a decent place for events as well.
The place has a common CR. I just dont like big mirrors at CRs. And theirs is like mirror on four walls of the CR.

128204128525chipotle chicken quinoa salad (featured)
Pronounce this like ship-ot-lay with the long a. I honestly pronounced this first as chipotel like as bottle...lol right? But there is no chipotle found in this salad. According to wiki, chipotles are smoke-dried jalapeños. Well, really, it was the quinoa that made me order this. I say thus is very interesting. Mix of greens, even string beans, beets, organic quinoa, cherry tomatoes, white cheese, onions, oranges, almonds, black olives and grilled herb chicken. The texture is already a winner. The chicken tasted like dry teriyaki. I just wish that they put more olives 128515
What's good with crisp's salad is that you can order in half size.
128204128525Banana pumpkin cake
I got curious with the pumpkin spice. So in the end it just tasted more like an extraordinary banana bread. We have a 3 layer cake the top and bottom are special pimplin-spiced banana cake. In between is a sweet filling taste like chewy meringue. I love the glazed bananas on top. Partly fresh partly toasted. Whip cream is served at side to tame down the sweetness.

For these two orders, i should give a low 4, and am willing to go back again for more!

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Reah A.
3.0 Stars

What's nice about Crisp is that it opens as early as 7am. That mean's you're not stuck with the usual and unexciting Mcdo, or the annoyingly poor service slash awful breakfast of IHop.

1/Food 🙂

(a)Home-made Longganisa 128523

I guess they're still finalizing their menu, as you won't find longganisa in their all-day breakfast meals.

So anyway, it comes with brown rice that feels like the hull is still there. The hull is the outermost layer of the palay that you get rid of during milling. Even the yummiest dishes paired with what for me seems to be undercooked rice, will definitely lose all its charm.

On its own though, the longganisa makes a good first impression. The taste is not commercialized - it's unlike what you can buy from the grocery and palengke, not even the longganisa for sale on the streets of whatever town or province of its supposed origin. Of course it is still garlicky, pepperry, tangy and salty. But perhaps what is refreshing about it is, it doesn't feel that the meat went through the curing process. It looks and feels like it was prepared just the night before. I also like that the lean:fat ratio is obviously in favor of the lean.

Presentation-wise, I'm giving them a gold star for those beautiful vintage plates.

(b)Buche de Noel 128533128701
(a strawberry marshmallo buttercream)

It's cream inside, out and in between, it left me over-satiated (in tagalog kakaumay!). It's yummy, even mouth-watering. It's not so sweet, but the creaminess is just over-the-top it makes me crazy! It was a really big slice. For the lactose-sensitive, beware. This cake is a sure ticket to the "throne".

2/Service 128528

There were only 2 tables occupied, 3 people in all. But we had to wait at least 5 minutes before the order taker came to us. And another 20 minutes waiting-time for the longganisa and cake to be served.

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Maureen S.
4.0 Stars

It's my first time here and am not sure what to expect haha! Mark O and I got here at around 6pm, and we took our time reading thru the menu.

We had Chipotle Chicken Salad - i love this salad! The chicken was perfect (well close to perfect as I hoped there was more 128514) and the beets & vegetable mix was divine. What made it taste even better was the subtle hint of sourness from olives 128079🏻128077🏻

Then there was the Lapu-lapu for main, add php 90 to include Soup of the Day (beef and potato soup)
The fish was just heavenly! 128523128523128523128523 it would have been seventh heaven for me, if we didn't have to pick on the bones. But there weren't a lot so I'll let it pass.

We also ordered Falafel Bites, but were so full and decided to have it packed instead. So I'll know if it'll make Beni's have a run for their money or not.

I didn't enjoy the cold pressed pineapple with melon strings much, as the drink was full of ice and the taste of pineapple was quite light. Just give it a couple of minutes and the flavor gets diluted further..but ok I was here for the food anyway.

Will i come back? 128586 yes!!!

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Carla M.
4.0 Stars

#TeamClingy threw a surprise birthday bash for Jenn N Julie J and Neil R last month. Sweet namin noh? 128514 Of course, we chose a special place to hold that super fun party. Thank you, Bondi and Bourke!! 128523 Aside from feasting on awesome Aussie food, we had this special cake prepared for the birthday girls and boy. Thank you to Chichi T for coordinating with Carmela of Crisp on 28th. Nuks, connections! 128521

We ordered this cake days before the planned party. Chichi gave us a shortlist of cakes that we can order but we just allowed her to decide what to get. We trust her taste. 128556

Picked up this cake from Crisp on 28th with JP G before heading to Makati. At first, I thought it's just a plain chocolate cake, but we were all pleasantly surprised when we started slicing it. This Chocolate Royal Cake is a delight for chocolate lovers! Chocolate mousse and Ferrero-like middle layer on top of a biscuit base, covered with more chocolate. It was a bit too sweet so I only finished a small slice, plus I was too full already. 128514 But it was yummy, we even took home slices of the leftover cake. Best to eat it chilled although the biscuit becomes hard to slice if you place it inside the chiller.

The other cute cake was from Ruth A. 9786

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Migs C.
4.0 Stars

Woahh, those bbq skewers were surprisingly really good!!! Highly recommended to those who like a little spice and kick in their food!

Chicken quinoa and reuben sandwich also in photo.

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Marijoe D.
4.0 Stars

I love this place, it's very nice. The place was quite crowded on a weeknight so we had early reservation. We ordered Chipotle Chicken Quinoa Salad, Adobo Flakes, and Chicken Sambal. I love their quinoa salad and adobo flakes. Chicken Sambal, their best seller is also yummy. And for dessert we had their signature cake and it was really delicious. I also like their mango, yogurt, pineapple smootie and their house blend iced tea. Overall, the food was great. Attentive staff. Will visit this again for sure. 128523127856127860

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Michelle Ann Y.
4.0 Stars

10/10: Chipotle Chicken Bbq Skewers •• It's a marinated chicken fillet with tomato lychee salsa -- Fresh ingredients with the right amount of salty, sweet, and sour in every bite!

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Loney J.
4.0 Stars

I was always been so curious about this place since the day solenn and erwan are posting pictures of different foods here. So when I went to BCG I dropped by the place for breakfast and ordered Buckwheat Pancakes. Its a bit pricey but the serving is so big for a typical filipino person. It's delicious and the place is very cozy and the staffs are very welcoming. Will definitely be back here.

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Michelle Ann Y.
4.0 Stars

300th review!!! 127881

9/10: Salmon and Cold Soba Salad •• Compost of Salmon | Spinach and shiitake spring roll | Mango | Cucumber | Pickled onions | Jicama | Carrots | Nuoc cham sesame dressing -- It wasn't drenched in dressing and the sourness wasn't overpowering at all.

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Russel F.
5.0 Stars

I was looking for a place to eat some desserts after hanging out with friends in High Street about few weeks ago. I was at BGC Fort Strip when I did recall someone told me to try Crisp on 28th's Calamansi cake and decided to give it a go!

Arrived quite late but they're still open with few people inside. I got the Calamansi cake and tried their Banana Peanut Butter smoothie.

The calamansi cake is an instant hit! Every bite really delights me with its perfect combo of sweetness and mild citrus flavor! Apologies for the bad photo! Really can't wait to take a bite of the cake after it was served! 128556 The banana peanut butter smoothie is also a must-try! I'd say, a perfect drink before working out as it mainly contains protein and potassium!

I also like the warm ambiance of the place - perfect for me-times like I always do ever since you left me. 🤓🤓🤓 Anyyyywaaaay, the service had been good and so the food that I tried, so I'm giving this place a perfect 5-star grade!

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Jorelle F.
4.0 Stars

I've been reading blogs/reviews about this place and I was curious about it. A lot are saying that the price is steep or its not worth it but I LIKED it.
I had their crisp Tapa. The tapa is delicious. Served with sunny side up egg, sweetened nuts and rice. Price is reasonable and service was very good!! We also tried their Pork BiBimbap and Crispy Sisig... All are delicious! :)))).
For desserts. We ordered revel bar, coffee caramel and smores. The server mistakenly prepared peanut butter bar instead of my revel bar, so for complimentary he gave the peanut butter bar for FREE!!! Wooohooo. Thanks kuya!! Haha.
128077🏻- smores and revel bar

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Jean R.
2.0 Stars

Very expensive for food that's okay at best. Prices not even VAT inclusive. Will never go back.

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