HotBox Kitchen

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

HotBox Kitchen
3.0
3.0 Stars

6 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 2
  • 4 stars 1
  • 3 stars 0
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 2
  • 13 Reviews
  • 0 Recommend
  • 6 Reviewers
Category:
American
Business Hours
Reopens: 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

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.

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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.

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Yshkael C.
5.0 Stars
2

American food fix.

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

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Mark L.
4.0 Stars
2

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

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Mark L.
4.0 Stars
4

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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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