Hot Star

G/F Eastwood City Walk 2, E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave. (C5), Eastwood City, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Hot Star
3.6
3.5 Stars

27 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 6
  • 4 stars 10
  • 3 stars 6
  • 2 stars 5
  • 1 star 0
  • 27 Reviews
  • 26 Recommend
  • 27 Reviewers
Category:
Fried Chicken
Business Hours
Reopens Mon: 10:00a - 4:00p
Phone
+6329970271

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 4:00p
  • Monday
    • 10:00a - 4:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00a - 4:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00a - 4:00p
  • Thursday
    • 10:00a - 4:00p
  • Friday
    • 10:00a - 4:00p
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 4:00p

Payment Options

Cash

More Business Info

Kids Menu:
No
Delivery:
No
Take Out:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No
Ambience:
Casual
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Attire:
Casual

Most Recent Reviews

Trina H.
4.0 Stars

Damn that chicken fillet is sooooo big! Very affordable and satisfying! A must for those on a budget!

Would love to try their soft serve next time.

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Keiji N.
4.0 Stars

Their chicken is good. But their almond and black gulaman sundae is a must try! 128076128074

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Reich T.
2.0 Stars
2

Hotstar is not horsing around when they said Extra Large Fried Chicken.  Unlike the other who were surprised with the ginormous serving,  i was underwhelmed. Why?  Extra large in my head is just half the size of what they have.  You get the drift,  yes?  You get the iffy feeling when there is a huge difference between expectations vs reality.

Albeit the huge serving,  the chicken lacked flavor and packed with breading.  The meat is dry,  even the gravy.  The chicken skin is bland.   I can't taste the skin,  this is deep fried flour. 

Size doesn't compensate for the lack of flavor.  I rest my case.

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Mary Love S.
4.0 Stars
4

Global warming. Climate change. El Niño. Crazy summer heat!

There are times when I just want to be indoors and not to leave my air conditioned room for days. And then I'll realize how expensive that will be. (I hate being an adult.) So a cheaper alternative is to head out and buy ice cream. Make that a gallon or two.

I remember one instance when I felt like my skin was melting and it was just January then! I was in Eastwood that time looking for a place to have dessert. I spotted Hot Star and remembered that they sell really affordable sundae cones. I dragged my sister with me and we immediately ordered a cone each. I got Black Gulaman while my sister got Almond (PHP15 per cone).

I loved mine! It definitely tasted like black gulaman. It had that sweet syrup and jello taste. *yum*

My sister on the other hand hated hers. I try to avoid almond flavored desserts or drinks because of its medicine-y and aiiiieeee-what-the-heck-is-this aftertaste. And my sister forgot that she also dislikes almond desserts and drinks. She ended up throwing hers. Some of my cousins who followed threw their almond sundaes too. (Such a waste but I wouldn't want to eat something I do not like.)

I'm really happy with my sundae though and I would love to go back for more. 128518127846128523

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Leia P.
5.0 Stars

It's been a while since I've eaten here. When it first opened, like any curious person, I went and tried what they offered. I was quite pleased because Hot Star wasn't kidding when they said large fried chicken. I mean, just look at the photo; it's enough for two people to share. While I was amazed with the size, it was also the reason why I stopped visiting; I cannot finish a serving in one sitting.

Since I missed it, I gave in to my cravings and I was surprised with the changes made. First, their store hours is extended to 4:00 a.m. to accommodate night shift employees. Second, they now have chicken cuts in their menu (imagine your typical fried chicken dish in any fast-food chain). Third, there are 5 flavors that you can choose to glaze your large fried chicken/fish order. Lastly, they added more side dishes.

I stuck with my regular order and was satisfied. I'm now looking forward to my next visit to try their new flavors.

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Monique F.
3.0 Stars

I went to Hot Star when it just opened with officemates. Everyone was curious as it was the new place around and we thought to try it out. Atmosphere upon arriving was as expected of a new place in Eastwood at lunch time -- neat, clean and a lot of people.

I honestly expected a lot from a place that looked very similar to Bon Chon and its offerings, and boasted having good chicken, so I ordered what they claimed was their best seller -- the BBQ Large Fried Chicken meal that came with a rice and drink.

The service time was quick enough, and soon, we got our food. To our amazement, the chicken was around 3 times bigger than the rice it was served with. We thought that the price of P150-ish was worth it...

...until we took a bite. Reaction: It was okay. Crispy, had a salt and pepper flavor, good enough on the inside, but it lacked any real impact even with the sauce. Out of all of them, I think I got the better deal because I HAD the sauce to begin with.

Overall, the experience and atmosphere is good, but it fades after 2 visits. If you're like me and love a good juicy chicken with a strong flavor to it regardless of the size, then you're better off eating elsewhere. If you're not picky though and just want something that's worth its size in value, then go for Hot Star.

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Angela Marie C.
5.0 Stars

Can't believe I haven't reviewed this place before! My BF and I go here mainly because of the fond memories we have of this restaurant. Their food is affordable for its portions, perfect for those budget-arian dates. 128517

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Kara d.
3.0 Stars

Tried their Original Large Fried Chicken and Crispy Large Fried Chicken (spicy). Both orders come with a side of gravy. Wouldn't really recommend. Lots of breading that is crunchy on the outside but a bit soft and bread-like where it meets the chicken. The taste is a bit strange—the spicy variety tastes like kikiam, and both varieties have a Chinese spice-like flavor. The chicken was moist though. A friend I ate with said their original recipe tastes like the fried chicken he had in Taiwan, so if you're into that, maybe you'll like Hot Star.

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Marc I.
5.0 Stars

So, for some reason, I went to Eastwood so I was bent on trying something new. So instead of going to Zark's, I went to this place.

I saw the long queue of people and wondered if it meant slow service or good food. Unfortunately, it's a mix of both, but more of the latter! The place looks small from the outside, but it actually has a bigger 2nd floor. For 145 pesos, you can get a BIIIG piece of their original chicken, a regular drink, and a smaller-than-regular rice (probably 100grams or less).

I don't mind the rice, I've been recently cutting on carbs anyway since I've started my weight loss program last year. But boy did I want to try the mashed potato too since I was sooo hungry. I also upgraded my drink to be a black gulaman iced crusher, which tasted like how I imagined it to be: a gulaman smoothie! Very refreshing!

While the mashed potato tasted good, it turns out I didn't need it to feel full. If you don't want to feel 100% full, don't order anything else. Which reminds me of why I'm giving this place a five stars in the first place: the chicken!

The whole meal is probably every the gym goer's dream: less carbs, and LOTSA protein. From the looks of it, the chicken is around 10-12 Oz, which will probably give a regular person's day's worth of protein requirements. And it tastes good too!

Sulit! I recommend this place if you're in Eastwood looking for the most food you can get for less than 200 pesos.

Why 5 stars? Well I'm feeling gratuitous today and I didn't want it to be on the same level as my previous review... that and because this satisfied my cravings today. 128522

Edit: I didn't know there was such a thing since I've been out of looloo for a long time but imma add the hashtag anyway 128514128514128514 #loolooexplorerpackgiveaway

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Casey D.
4.0 Stars

2 extra rice please. 128588128069128170

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Denise J.
4.0 Stars

When I get big hunger pangs but payday's still an eternity away (#gapang), I got to Hot Star. 'Cause even when you're on tipid mode, you get chicken that's bigger than your head with flavorful breading and tender meat to boot! You get unli gravy too! 128077🏼

Taking out one star though 'cause I feel like they could be a bit more generous with their rice. Finished up the small serving in a few bites with so much more chicken left! Their rice-to-chicken ratio is definitely not proportional. Or maybe I was just really hungry. 128514

But overall, very sulit. 128076🏼

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Jona P.
4.0 Stars

Got big chicken cravings? You'll find it at Hot Star, size matters! Hahah oops, the taste is good and very affordable128077

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Russel F.
3.0 Stars

Hot Star was famous for their reaaaally Large fried chicken that's been critically-acclaimed by several reviewers. As a chicken lover, I've been wanting to try it and see how good it is! 128020 And since I'm already in Eastwood, I decided to give it a try!

I already had salad from Go! Salads, so I decided to continue "pretending to be a health junkie" by just getting a Large Chicken sandwich for Php 145 and added 30 for drinks (instead of the chicken-rice combo). Although I can really feel that I'd finish the whole chicken that comes with the rice, I decided to settle for this just in case I wanted some desserts after! 128517

The Large Chicken sandwich reminds me of Burger King's chicken sandwich which I tried before and thought it was just okay. The chicken was crispy and has that bbq-ish taste. It was a bit dry and you'll have that umay factor the more you have a bite of it. I just actually forced myself to finish it. 128556

Overall, it was not that remarkable or noteworthy; just so-so.

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Miggy T.
3.0 Stars

Huge, flattened piece of chicken. Surprised it wasn't filleted though. Taste and quality are compromised for size, but it's quite filling and cheap. Suggest you make a gravy jacuzzi and let this bad boy simmer for a bit.

A better alternative to Mickey D's.

That's an iPhone 6 PLUS used as reference to scale.

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Rian K.
5.0 Stars

Who doesn't wants to eat this large fried chicken? 127831128525128079

After our artsy date at Pinto Art Museum we headed straight to Eastwood City, Libis to finally check out Hot Star Large Fried Chicken. So ok, medyo naligaw ligaw pa kami kasi we can't find the store. Then after a few minutes of walking we finally saw the blue and white store located at the second floor of eastwood citywalk.

Yes, I like the interior of HotStar. It's like a minimalist style. There's only few people dining in. We check the prices and it was very affordable for Php 110.00 i choose the original one while my boyfriend wants the BBQ. We did know that the drinks is not included so you just have to pay them for your drinks. I am totally shock with the size of the chicken seriously, sabe ko pa nga "ostrich ba to?" Hahaha. 128514

The taste is delicious at mas kakainin mo yung chicken kesa sa rice mo. Even though i want to order some extra rice, i can't hahaha because i'm already full. Sad to say there are extra charge when you take out your left over chicken. So what we do is cover it with tissue and put it on our bag! Hahaha.

P.S I also love their Black Gulaman + Almond Ice cream! The best! (Php15) 127846

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Muffy T.
4.0 Stars

Wild bro! Hahaha its soooo big. The flavour is okay, nakakaumay lang

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Prixie C.
2.0 Stars

The chicken was really huge and the prices are reasonable. However, the food tastes too artificial and the chicken was overly breaded.

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Katrina V.
5.0 Stars

1108811088110881108811088️ Five stars for me only because the size of the chicken for how much it cost... is just wow!! You can totally share it unless you're too famish or you just want it all for yourself! I liked how it was seasoned and that the breading is not that thick. If you are a big fan of fried chicken, then you gotta go here! 128523

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Ted B.
2.0 Stars

I was very excited when i learned about Hot Star chicken opening in Eastwood. Heard so much raves about this chain. But i was disappointed when i tried it. Had the barbecue chicken. It was bland. Flavor only depended on its artficial powder/flavoring. Worse, chicken meat was dark and tasted like it was from an old batch. Ugh!

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Abby C.
2.0 Stars

Bigger is not always better!

Busog sa harina #umayoverload

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