HotBox Kitchen

450C P. Guevarra St. cor. Wilson St., San Juan, Metro Manila

HotBox Kitchen
3.4
3.5 Stars

8 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 3
  • 4 stars 2
  • 3 stars 0
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 2
  • 15 Reviews
  • 0 Recommend
  • 8 Reviewers
Category:
American
Business Hours
Open: 4:30p - 12:00a
Phone
+6322754577

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 4:30p - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • Closed
  • Tuesday
    • 4:30p - 10:30p
  • Wednesday
    • 4:30p - 10:30p
  • Thursday
    • 4:30p - 10:30p
  • Friday
    • 4:30p - 12:00a
  • Saturday
    • 4:30p - 12:00a

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

AlwaysHungryPh P.
4.0 Stars
10

My cousins from my Father’s side have started a monthly meet up recently. Its central activity revolves around food and sharing life stories. This was our third stop and next month, it would be my turn to pick the restaurant.

Hot Box is a favorite of my newly married cousin and they live just a block away from this relatively new spot at Wilson Street. It is owned by a Canadian and they serve his local cuisine.

If you love meat and fancy potatoes, I highly suggest a visit. Don’t just try their spiced and sweetened Double Smoked Candied Bacon that the wait staff would recommend, please explore the flavor of their other offerings.

Bourbon Glazed Pork Chop was the by far favorite of our group. We order three of these progressively through our mini feast last Sunday. It’s tender and seasoned perfectly. At Php 345 it is a bargain treat. It comes with fresh green beans and rice.

Next one I loved was their Steak Frites. This Php 955 spectacle is a 10 oz. very appetizing, Angus Rib Eye. A knife is not a need here as this meat could be sliced by a light touch of your fork. Its size says it’s good for 2, its taste will make you have it just for yourself.

I am not a fan of pasta but I adored their curation of Roasted Garlic Carbonara. It’s super rich and tasty, thanks to generous amounts of garlic cream, smoked Kielbasa and parmesan cheese.

Another must order would be their artistic rendition of delicious Wonton Crusted Prawns. For 5 pieces at Php 300, this freshly prepared prawns with Togorashi soy aioli dip was a steal deal. Not airy, each bite was packed.

We also tried flavor filled Short Ribs, spicy Bangers & Mash, gravy rich and Canadian staple, Poutine and Pulled Pork Fries.

Their concept is a welcome change to your usual meat stop elsewhere who serves you just the usual bite of flavors. Here they challenge your palate by providing you and I another boost of spice or seasoning.

  • No. of Comments: 0
View
Lesh C.
5.0 Stars
7

First time in Hotbox Kitchen in Wilson and though the store is small (max 20 people, maybe?), their food's great! ☆彡 We were a party of 11, being treated by a friend, seated comfortably but we occupied already half of the place. As an aside, shouldn't the friends treat the one celebrating her birthday instead? ♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)

Hotbox Kitchen serves Canadian-inspired dishes and only serve dinner. They're found across Sharetea on Wilson Street, San Juan.
They're closed every Mondays.

Ordered the following scrumptious dishes (probably called differently on the menu):
▪️ Steak Frites with poutine (in photo)
▪️ Spaghetti and meatballs (in photo)
▪️ Shepherd's pie (in photo)
▪️ Fish and chips (in photo)
▪️ Beef short ribs
▪️ Pork chop with rice
▪️ Chicken and waffles (in photo)
▪️ Chili fries
▪️ Fried pickles
▪️ Spicy sausage with mashed potatoes
▪️ Salad with candied bacon
▪️ Chicken wings
▪️ Dessert: fried Oreos and potato chips with marshmallow (in photo)

EVERYTHING I TRIED WERE VERY TASTY AND GOOD. (๑>◡<๑)11088

The spaghetti and meatballs wins for the night as we finished 3 orders ٩(^‿^)۶ the meatballs were made from scratch and it complements the spaghetti with cheesy meat sauce. I'll definitely go back for this dish!

The steak was impressively cooked the way we wanted it (medium).

The chicken and waffle was very good, too. Take note, however, that their waffle mix has chives. Some of my friends would have preferred it plain but I liked it. Plus the chicken was reminiscent of a famous fried chicken dish from somewhere that escapes me for the moment (O_O)

The pork chop with rice dish has a good Asian flavoring and very tender.

For the candied bacon, it's a spicy beef jerky type that they make their own. It's really spicy so do be forewarned.

The fried Oreos are a must try, especially if you like Oreos for dessert! The potato chip with marshmallow was quite a treat, too!

I don't eat spicy food, by the way, and though I finished one fried pickle, it has a spicy kick in the end that I didn't like so much (・Д・)

Do give Hotbox Kitchen a try and let me know what you like more! (๑˃̵ᴗ˂̵)

(Photos taken on iPhone 5S, unfiltered)

  • No. of Comments: 3
View
Ruth S.
1.0 Stars

Right across Tori Tori is this restaurant.

Huge sign.. HOT BOX.

Interesting.. 🤔

Jai got curious, suggested we try this place and so we followed him.

Ordered the CANDIED BACON.

After 10mins, bacon was served.

Took photos..

Took one piece and......

THE END.

Don't ask for the ending.. it's a sad one.

PS: I heard the other table saying really nice things about the food. They even talked w the owner. 🤔

If you're a strong and a courageous person and would still want to try HOT BOX, please please don't expect and don't get the Candied Bacon.

PPS: You've been warned. Order at your own risk.

  • No. of Comments: 2
View
Reich T.
1.0 Stars

Hot Box is across the street from Tori Tori. The name caught our attention so we decided to check 'em out.

I thought they specialize in Asian Cuisine but i was wrong. Apparently they offer Canadian fare. We asked the server why Hot Box, she said they make their own cured meat. Hmmm...that makes sense. We asked for their best-sellers and she recommended the Candied Bacon.

Jai was curious so he went ahead and ordered one. This is one of the worst foodie decisions we made after Smokeyard (that is a preview of the succeeding statements)

The bacon is a bad version of a beef jerky. It is too crispy that the texture resembles sawdust inside your mouth. They used some spices and chili to flavor the bacon. Come on, bacon is good as it is...adding more stuff is sacrilege.

While i was trying my best to remove the cringe of my face I thought of something.

Restaurant owners should take time to educate their staff about the food they offer. A customer would ask for the best seller and it is a shame that they don't have an inkling of what the dish is. Say, she could've said something along the lines of...

"This is not the usual bacon as we used some spices to heat things up."

Suffice to say that the Bacon is a Nay.

Sorry, Hot Box.

  • No. of Comments: 10
View
Yshkael C.
5.0 Stars
2

American food fix.

Loved their Fish and Chips and Mashed Potatoes
Service was pretty fast.

128077🏻128077🏻128077🏻

  • No. of Comments: 0
View
Mark L.
4.0 Stars
2

tuesday night meeting..
steak and fries 128077128077128077128077
candied bacon 128077128077128077128077128077
salad 128077128077128077128077

  • No. of Comments: 0
View
Mark L.
4.0 Stars
4

weekly sunday dinner..
porkchop 128077128077128077128077128077
fish n chips 128077128077128077128077
carbonara 128077128077128077128077
prawns 128077128077128077128077128077

  • No. of Comments: 0
View
Yshkael C.
4.0 Stars
3

Go for their ever so juicy and tender porkchops! This dish was a winner for us.

We also loved their Shepherd's Pie, Fish and Chips and Shrimp Wanton Tempura.

128077🏻128077🏻128077🏻

  • No. of Comments: 1
View
Mark L.
5.0 Stars
2

dinner with friends..
hotbox burger 128077128077128077128077 a bit messy eating it
special order of carbonara 128077128077128077128077

canadian chef going around the restaurant to ask how the food was .. priceless

  • No. of Comments: 0
View
Mark L.
4.0 Stars
2

last Saturday I wanted to treat out my parents and it's a good thing they're available. for dinner. i wanted them to try this restaurant as it's something different for them. they only want to eat Chinese food.

this place is a nice quainty place. it has a friendly atmosphere that we talked to some people while inside which we only met there.

we ordered
onion soup 128077128077128077128077
Caesar salad 128077128077128077128077 with lots of bacon strips on top
candied bacon 128077128077128077128077128077
mac and chiz 128077128077128077128077128077
fish n chips 128077128077128077128077128077 my mom liked this
pork chop 128077128077128077128077128077
chicken and waffles 128077128077128077128077
fried wings 128077128077128077

  • No. of Comments: 0
View
Mark L.
4.0 Stars

date night with the wifey without the kids..
Caesar salad 128077128077128077128077128077
mac and cheese 128077128077128077128077
chili fries 128077128077128077128077128077
pork chop 128077128077128077128077128077
onion soup 128077128077128077 a bit salty
candied bacon 128077128077128077128077

  • No. of Comments: 0
View
Mark L.
4.0 Stars

went back here last Sunday.

bourbon glazed porkchop (pictured) 128077128077128077128077128077 thick and juicy
parmesan fries 128077128077128077128077
1/2lb wings 128077128077128077
grilled zucchini 128077128077128077128077

  • No. of Comments: 0
View
Mark L.
4.0 Stars

good thing parking was available when i ate here last night and there was a table vacant..

candied bacon (pictured) 128077128077128077128077 as an appetizer was good. it was sweet and spicy. it was crunchy but it was served cold.
carrot soup 128077128077 the taste was bland. can't even taste the carrot.
bangers/mash 128077128077128077128077 it's a sausage that's tasty. salty and spicy. it's good. the mashed potato was also nice. i just wished the sauerkraut that came with it would be sour.
fried oreo 128077128077128077128077 this is what i think of it .. an oreo stuffed into a bread then deep fried (or an oreo stuffed into a mini doughnut). not too sweet while chewing but when I swallowed the sweetness stucked to my throat

  • No. of Comments: 3
View
Tei A.
2.0 Stars

From the outside, the resto looks cozy. We were encouraged by the 3 occupied tables so we decided to try it out. Well, we were deceived.

Parmesan Fries - ✖️. We could taste the oil they fried in. 128078🏻

Honey Garlic Wings - ✖️. Same with the fries, also tasted the oil. The meat wasnt seasoned enough, the sauce didnt glaze the wings enough. The sauce tasted karo syrup, could hardly taste the garlic.

Beer-Cheddar Mac & Cheese - ✖️. We couldnt taste the cheese, just the bear. Not enough sauce to cover the pasta.

Disappointing. Not going back here anymore. I spied the other tables and saw they didnt finish their orders too.

  • No. of Comments: 0
View
Anne Margaux M.
5.0 Stars

All the while I thought they were serving some Irish fare, but after talking to the owners, they were of Canadian origin.

Ordered here twice already and every single thing was really delectable especially since, like the sausages, they were made with care.

Shepherds pie, honey chicken wings, sausage, pork chop, potatoes and lots of potatoes, name it and I've tried it all and they were soooo good!

You should all visit it here.

  • No. of Comments: 3
View