JT's Manukan Grille

4 Granada St. cor. Valencia St., Quezon City, Metro Manila

JT's Manukan Grille
4.1
4.0 Stars

52 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 19
  • 4 stars 21
  • 3 stars 9
  • 2 stars 2
  • 1 star 1
  • 55 Reviews
  • 94 Recommend
  • 52 Reviewers
Category:
Filipino
Business Hours
Reopens: 10:00a - 9:00p
Phone
+6327219025

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Monday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Thursday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Friday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p

Payment Options

Cash

Price Range

₱30 - ₱130

Most Recent Reviews

Unisse C.
3.0 Stars
7

JT's, oh how I've missed you!

This particular branch of JT's holds a lot of memories for me from way back in college. We used to live near here (probably 10 minutes if we walk) so whenever dad would feel a bit lazy cooking, we'd eat here. A few of my friends from college also live near San Juan so there were times we would come here for late night snacks. 128516

Back when I was working in Ortigas, we used to frequent JT's at Ortigas Home Depot, but after moving to Makati for work, I haven't had a chance to go back... until last night! 127881

After our movie, we didn't know where to eat! Then suddenly dad remembers JT's! Woohoo, automatic yes!128514

I wanted to have Pork Sisig with egg but they said they were out!! 128078🏼 Boo!!! 128557 My sister also wanted adobong kangkong but they were also out! They only had apan-apan... 128528

PECHO (chicken breast and wing) - PHP 110
I prefer pecho over paa because I'm not a fan of drumstick. 128517 Their chicken here is quite good.

PORK BBQ - PHP 28 one stick
Their pork bbq is quite small but it is well marinated. They also have that one piece of pork fat at the end of the stick! Hihihi. 128055

CHICKEN SISIG WITH EGG - PHP 185
Had to settle for the chicken sisig since the pork sisig was not available. 128532128532128532 I still prefer pork sisig over chicken sisig because this chicken sisig was dry and flakey. It wasn't as flavorful either.

APAN-APAN - PHP 85
Ilonggo's version of adobong kangkong made with guinamos, which is Ilonggo bagoong. The taste is on the sour side but it works! You can really taste the bagoong flavor and the twist of sourness. The difference of this to their adobong kangkong is that the regular adobong kangkong is made with soy sauce instead of the guinamos.

KANSI - PHP 135 | KALDO - PHP 30
I rarely go a meal without soup if I'm eating rice... 128514 Serious! I always want soup... to the point someone called me a soup monster. 128517128514

Kansi is the Ilonggo version of bulalo cooked with beef shanks. The easiest way to describe this would be that it's a cross between sinigang and bulalo - without all the veggies. I love this bulalo, even if it's sour. What's even greater is that you can only order the broth!!!! HAHAHA! For 30 pesos, you get a medium sized bowl of kansi broth. 10084

Whenever I eat alone or have to order for myself only, I always go for pecho, kaldo, and garlic rice. 110 + 30 + 30 = 170PHP. NOT BAD RIGHT? You can go even cheaper for 2 sticks of pork BBQ rice and just the soup. Hihi. 128077🏼

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Bernisse C.
3.0 Stars
4

After our movie, dad wanted something different from the usual restaurants in Robinson's Magnolia. While we were debating where to eat somewhere in San Juan or Greenhills, we remembered Joel Torre's Manukan was just nearby. We frequented here in the past as we used to live near the area. Although the restaurant had a big place (estimated 80 pax seating), it gets crowded pretty fast so we were lucky a table left when we arrived.

The restaurant is not air conditioned but it didn't feel hot or suffocating. It's actually open aired so you can smell the night breeze128524 Sometimes it's good to forget about the decors and just focus on the food. Although do be warned that this is not the most hygienic restaurant.

We ordered the following:
128046 KANSI [P135] 110881108811088
Kansi is actually a citrus fruit and JT's Kansi refers to the Illonggo version of Bulalo. It's like the normal one but with a sour flavor. Beef was very tender as it immediately falls apart once your fork runs through it. However, I personally like the original Filipino version of Bulalo since I prefer salty flavors.

128036 CHICKEN SISIG with egg [P185] 110881108811088
Pork sisig was not available so we opt for this one instead. It was okay. It's like eating a deconstructed torta in a sizzling place. Nothing too fancy.

128055 PORK BARBEQUE [P28 per stick] 11088110881108811088
JT is known for their Kansi and grilled meats. I liked their pork BBQ as it was tender and juicy. Marinate was also spot on. We ordered 6 pcs of this, a stick for everyone.

128020 PECHO [P110] 11088110881108811088
Pecho is the combined part of chicken breast and wing. Definitely better than Mang Inasal's. Super sulit pa because of its size 128077🏻 I think their grilled meats go really well with their Kansi and garlic rice. Yum!128069

127808 APAN-APAN KANGKONG [P85] 1108811088
If you're not familiar, apan-apan is Illonggo adobong kangkong with guinamos (illonggo bagoong). I feel like Illonggo people love sour dishes 128517 This just did not work for me but it's not super bad. Bearable.

JT is a very Filipino restaurant. I will never get tired of having banana leafs as plates 128149

Service was pretty fast. I think everything was served within 10 minutes after we placed our order. Our bill was less than P1000 considering there were the six of us. Not bad.

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Vic M.
4.0 Stars

Dinner out with family.

Parking is usually a problem here, but not today. Got to park right beside our table!

For food, I had Paa, Pinangat, Pork bbq and some kansi. While the chicken was good, I really liked Pinangat and pork bbq

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Roberto S.
5.0 Stars

Sometimes we just need to go back to d basics. Forget those complicated, over decorated high sounding food, just a spicy soy-calamansi sawsawan and a roasted chicken. Dig in!128020

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Rosey D.
4.0 Stars

My family and I had dinner one Sunday evening and place was packed. It was ok since we only waited for 3 minutes and got our seats.
We ordered inasal (paa part), batchoy and itlog na maalat. We were trying to order the isaw but already finished. Yeh, with heaps of diners guess all stocks will be swept in a day.
But still it's the best inasal ever in the Metro.
Wanna try the pinangat next time. 128522

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Wennifer C.
4.0 Stars

Yummy barbequed meat! Warning: no aircon

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King Francis O.
4.0 Stars

Again, better than Mang Inasal's. Also best paired with their pinangat. 9996128513

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Shiela P.
5.0 Stars

This was our affordable dinner at JT's.

Paa (PhP95) - yummy!
Kaldo (PhP30) - soup
Plain Rice (PhP25)
Garlic Rice (PhP30)
Adobong Kangkong (PhP75)
Dinuguan (PhP80) - tastes clean and super delicious!

The food serving here is for sharing. The staff are also attentive! 128077

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Inna A.
5.0 Stars

I think this is the best grilled chicken, ever! Ever! Ever! 128540

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Sandy V.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Mimbi E.
5.0 Stars

I loooooove everything here. The chicken inasal here beats everything I've eaten in Manila. The chicken liver barbecue is a must try. Prices are very reasonable. Service is fast and the ambiance is great.

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Inna A.
5.0 Stars

Sarap talaga dito.

The quality has not changed since I first tried it eight years ago!

True blue Bacolod Inasal! 128077128077128077

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Catherine G.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Gerald T.
5.0 Stars

Way way better than mang inasal and bacolod chicken!

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Salie D.
4.0 Stars

I had a hard time looking for this place here in Looloo..di ko masearch? Thanks Jacy L for guiding me!

Anyways, the day my hubby and I went to Jt's Home Depot for lunch, just made us both bitin! Kaya in the evning on our way home, couldn't resist it when we passed by at this branch, so we both had take out orders of 3 sticks Corazon heart and i just added atay on a stick...Yummy! 128523128523128523

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Joeŷzee T.
2.0 Stars

Had the leg chicken 95.00 cuz the pecho ain't available so it's more of the bone than chix meat, pork sisig -170.00 and their beef soup w/c is quite sour (my guess is cuz of the calamansi).
The orders don't come w/rice w/c is quite surprising, since you can't eat the above w/o rice, so hadda pay an addl 25 bucks per cup w/c by the way is quite small, and we ended up ordering 3 cups in all.
The plastic smaller bowls for the soup are already uber used up that the inside's melamine's over stained and faded and i know is bad for my health. Eewww!!! I jz dont want to act like a diva, but i really felt eeky, considering there's a big askal dog beside our table, starin at my food, that at any moment will jz grab my food from my table, if the flies don't get it first. The food actually ddnt fill me up 128542

Cleanliness. 128078
Service 128078 (jz hates it when servers talk too loud, when you jz wana eat)
Food - so so 128075

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Eunice S.
5.0 Stars

Everyone would rave about their inasal, it's a crowd favorite hands down. But I bet not everyone knows they serve really good leche flan? Too good that I can finish it up in one sitting? Lols. My thighs will hate me after this!

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Thea C.
3.0 Stars

I thought it was OK.

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Bebs B.
5.0 Stars

One of the best places that serves chicken inasal! Pechooooooo! 128540128077

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Gerald T.
4.0 Stars

Joel Torre's food is as superb as his acting skills!

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