Kuya J

LG/F SM Center Angono, Manila East Rd., Angono, Rizal

Kuya J
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Category:
Filipino
Business Hours
Open: 10:00a - 9:00p

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, MasterCard, Visa

Most Recent Reviews

Nievs G.
3.0 Stars
5

My first experience at Kuya J went fairly well (except for the unavailability of some of their dishes). This time, it was my sister who chose Kuya J to have our lunch. Hopefully, I was expecting for a better dining experience. Pero pagkapasok pa lang namin e tumutulo na ung aircon at basang basa na ung sahig hahaha. 128513

At first, we chose the "Salo-Salo" meal (the ₱975 set) but one of the servers told us that they didn't have the crispy pata and adobong kangkong, which left us disappointed -- it seems that this is often the recurring problem at Kuya J -- ung mga gusto naming pagkain, hindi available. And it doesn't happen only at this branch -- I have read other reviews on Kuya J's other branches where customers complained pretty much about the same problem.

While waiting for our orders, we discovered that the plates and goblets -- already displayed on the table -- had accumulated dust and dirt. All of their tables had these plates and goblets -- nakadisplay lang kahit wala pang kumakain hahaha. So we sent these dirty plates and goblets to the crew for the cleaner ones. Bakit ganun ang Kuya J dito, nakatiwangwang lang mga plato at baso sa mga lamesa? Naalikabukan tuloy ung mga plato at malalabo na ang mga baso. Yikes! I hope it doesn't happen to their other branches. I even saw one table where customers would wipe off their plates with tissue papers.

It seemed this branch had lots of staff and crew members but the service was disappointingly slow, and we were hungry. Yung iba parang nag chichikahan lang sila hahaha.

The food:

🔹Kuya J Lumpia Presko (₱95) - I had eaten this before, so I let my family to have a taste of it instead. Kakapiranggot pero ang laki ng plato, dinaan lang sa plating -- it took so much space on our table hahaha.

🔹Sizzling Sisig with Egg (₱205) - Taste-wise, it was good. It consisted of chopped pork belly, which made it different to other sisig's I've tried (which normally consists of chopped parts of a pig's head). The strands of the meat were a bit too stringy and chewy though. It was too expensive for such meager servings. The best pa rin ang Sisig Hooray hahaha.

🔹Kuya J Roast Chicken (half, ₱215) - Just good, nothing spectacular. No raw blood inside, so ok yun.

🔹Ensalada Espesyal (₱125) - The bagoong tasted a bit too fishy to my liking, but otherwise it was good.

🔹Kuya J Halo-Halo Espesyal & Kuya J Halo Halo Ube Espesyal - we took advantage of their halo-halo promo. Their prices were slashed down from ₱109 to just ₱55 (only for dine-in, I think). We ordered just two of them but the servings were big and thus good enough for us. My folks loved Kuya J's halo-halo instantly as much as I did when I first tasted it. They took note of the creamy ice shavings whose consistency was almost like an ice cream's. Obviously this was the highlight of our lunch, dun sila bumawi sa halo-halo hehehe.

Nevertheless, we were disappointed by their slow service, the unavailability of some of their dishes, and the dust-laden plates and glasses that were just laid on the tables for decorative/display purposes. Masasarap naman pagkain nila kaso mejo mahal nga lang at kokonti ang servings.

But that slight could be forgiven much later. We went to the grocery after lunch, and this was where I discovered my cellphone was not in my bag, even after a thorough searching. I learned that I had left it at Kuya J earlier, so I went back there. Good thing they just kept the phone at hindi nila un pinag-interesan (after all, pang-text lang naman un but I use it for my e-loading business). I had my phone back. So kudos to the staff for that... 128079

Well next time sana they should really improve their service, at ung mga pagkain nila dapat laging available (kung ayaw nilang magsara, haha 128514)

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Nievs G.
4.0 Stars
7

Everything we tried at Kuya J was good! They have an interesting take on the usual Filipino dishes.

We checked out Kuya J on an impulse, just to try even a few of their fares. Here's what we had:

🔹Lumpia Presko (P95) 11088110881108811088 - Their lumpiang ubod with a twist -- bamboo shoots, crabmeat, lettuce, bean sprouts and malunggay-infused wrapper, accompanied with minced peanuts and garlic sauce. I loved the color and the presentation. I had to taste the malunggay in the wrapper though, it was just like any other lumpiang ubod, but delicious nevertheless. Bitin lang!

🔹Pork Barbecue (P150) 110881108811088 - I liked the marinade for this BBQ, having a sweet and deep flavor (kind of livery, but I guess it was just my palate). Pork was tender enough. Their acharra was delicious too. Bitin lang din -- just three sticks for such a price.

🔹Palabok (P165) 11088110881108811088 - This was more like pancit luglug because of the noodles used -- thick ones instead of the usual bihon. I was surprised to find "liempo" (pork belly) bits, which was ok, although it could have been better if the liempo cuts were deep fried and were served as a topping so that they would become sort of crunchy.

🔹Halo-halo espesyal (P99) 1108811088110881108811088 - I think this was sulit! This was not your usual halo-halo, because it didn't use ice but frozen milk. Poking the spoon into this halo-halo, we were surprised that it had a soft, creamy texture... hindi ung, *tsak, tsak, tsak* -- breaking the ice as you try to mix the halo-halo, with the some of the shaved ice falling. Nope. This was creaaammmyyy!!! And when it started to melt, hindi siya nagtutubig, it remained creamy throughout, parang ice cream. I guess you could make a halo-halo popsicle out of this. It was so creamy that milk was never needed. I loved it!

Minor complaints though: some of them weren't so "sulit," if you compare the price with the amount of servings (and I am often a big eater lols). Another, the crew seemed to forget some of the dishes I had ordered (I first mentioned "pancit palabok" to them yet it was the last thing brought to us because they thought it wasn't included in my order). Other than that, the experience was good! And I loved the interiors, parang mini-library or something. Will try other dishes next time soon!

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Robert M.
3.0 Stars

Nice to try something new at this area! Though as it was recently opened, no cards accepted (i guess both debit + credit cards). A must try (if you like spicy) their own signature mixed seafood soup.

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