Pepper Lunch Express

4/F SM Aura Premier, McKinley Parkway cor. 26th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila

Pepper Lunch Express
3.7
3.5 Stars

42 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 9
  • 4 stars 19
  • 3 stars 10
  • 2 stars 2
  • 1 star 2
  • 46 Reviews
  • 58 Recommend
  • 42 Reviewers
Category:
Japanese
Business Hours
Reopens: 10:00a - 10:00p

Hours

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

Payment Options

Cash

Price Range

₱145 - ₱625

Most Recent Reviews

Maristhel N.
3.0 Stars

They serve the food hot of the pot. It's really nice that you can eat your food freshly done. The beef is tender and food really taste good. As always the people who come here need to wait but the wait is worth the food. 128077🏻128079🏻127860

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Reich T.
3.0 Stars

While i was waiting for Friday Traffic to wither and die last night, i  decided to eat something from a hot plate.  It was a toss between Sizzling Plate (a brand not known to yours truly) and Pepper Lunch.  

Guess what i picked?  I picked the latter as i wasn't in the mood for adventure.  Fell in line and i checked the menu.  There are a couple of new items.  I settled on Beef Curry Pepper Rice.  Priced at php 195.  You get the usual,  rice,  slices of beef and corn.    Curry is the new kid on the sizzling plate. 

The only challenge every diner faces with Pepper Lunch is the food takes a while to cool down.  If you are too eager or on the verge of fainting due to hunger,   expect your tongue to get burned.   Anyway,  back to the food.  Serving size is adequate.   The menu said beef curry so i was expecting curry in liquid form,  what is on the plate is curry powder.  Yes,  they drizzled some  on top of the rice. 

I added some sauce and a boatload of chili powder.  Mix em well together and wait...wait some more.  As expected,  i cant taste the curry.  The beef slices are miniscule,  disappointment sinks in slowly.    Even if the dish costs less than php 200, it felt like i was shortchanged.

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Patrick G.
4.0 Stars

We went to SM Aura just to have lunch because we were craving for Pepper Lunch Express. I think it is the first branch in Taguig. There are already stores in Uptown Bonifacio and Venice Grand Canal McKinley. We did not waste time anymore and ordered already! I love the classic Beef Pepper Rice! I was really tempted to make it Pepper Rice Jumbo which is almost 45% more. Good thing I was able to control myself!

I love the feeling of how I am able to cook the beef and put flavor by adding the sweet brown sauce or the special soy sauce. I always put a lot of ground pepper which makes it extra special in my opinion! Once the meat is already cooked, I mixed it with the flavorful rice. I don't usual eat it until the next five minutes so that it is not that hot anymore.

Overall, nothing beats my favorite comfort food! I think I will not get tired of eating Beef Pepper Rice! I will definitely be back and have the Jumbo Size! Next time, I will also try to visit the other branches in Taguig. Writing this review makes me hungry and crave for Pepper Lunch again! 128557

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Cel C.
4.0 Stars

I ordered the Shimofuri steak which is their most expensive meal at P365. Includes rice, bean sprouts (togue) and corn. You can add more corn for P15. You wait for the steak to cook so turn the other side while the sizzling plate is still hot. I was worried it will be undercooked but it wasn't. Cooked kust right. The steak is not too big though, I wasn't planning to eat the rice (diet mode haha) pero bitin so ended up eating the rice anyway.

I really enjoyed the meal, as always every time I eat at Pepper Lunch.

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Kathleen Cerla G.
4.0 Stars

Had their salmon pepper rice mixed with their garlic sauce (I think) is my perfect combo. It's pricey for a small portion of salmon P 215 not including the drink.

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Marijoe D.
4.0 Stars

Beef pepper steak still remains to be my favorite! Added the miso soup and drinks to complete the meal. The beef is really delish with the butter and corn. Forget about calories and diet. 128523

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Monique A.
5.0 Stars

My fave ... Chicken pepper rice

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Mikko F.
5.0 Stars

Beef pepper lunch is my fave 128077

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Quinto L.
4.0 Stars

I was craving for beef and rice and this was great since I didn't want to spend a lot! Their pepper rice hits the spot every time!

Service was a bit on the slow side because were a lot of people and the staff wasn't too efficient preparing orders.

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Jayne Marie W.
5.0 Stars

It has been months, if not over a year, since I last ate at Pepper Lunch. A constant visit to the place sometime last year has left me sated for a long time, enough not to warrant a hankering for pepper rice until recently.

Beef Pepper Rice (Php 150) but added some extra teriyaki sauce (Php 25) and Egg (Php 10)
sunny side up, though it doesn't matter anyway once you toss it all into a jumbled edible mess. 128517

The runny yolk provided a sticky property to the mixed rice, bathing it in moisture against the dryness caused by the hot plate. 127859

Cooking the beef doesn't take too much time but be sure you've flipped the meat and browned both sides before the hot plate cools down.

It's nice to know that the flavor profile is still pretty much the same. 128516128077

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Cette D.
3.0 Stars

I'm really not a fan of pepper lunch 'coz it's all rice. But what can I do? All charge to dad. lol.

I had the bbq rice something. I completely forgot. 128514 While my brother had the salmon. And my dad had the beef and salmon rice. They all tasted the same. 128514

Yea! I'm watching how they make them sizzle. 128514

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Mye D.
5.0 Stars

Beef & salmon pepper rice with extra mozzarella cheese is yum!128076128522128156

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Markie D.
4.0 Stars

I had my lunch here, and i tried their hot meal of the month! Sisig:) Pepper Lunch's sisig was good128077 It served in the Corn setting that Pepper Lunch is famous for, but with crumbled Chicharon on top! The Sisig has a light sweetness, touched with the right amount of saltiness, with a gentle kick of heat that will get your craving for more. 128522128077128077

Ive got my 6th badge yey!

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Carla M.
4.0 Stars

I really like their chicken teriyaki! Flavorful. Loved the corn and greens on the side. Balanced diet talaga. 128513 Serving size is just enough for my appetite.

Be ready coz queue is usually long especially on weekends. It seems like majority of SM Aura food court customers buy from here.

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Mye D.
5.0 Stars

my first time to try this resto & i enjoyed it 128522 i'll try it with mozzarella cheese next time

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Angel G.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Rose C.
3.0 Stars

Pepper lunch here is just a part of their "food court" like in trinoma... Thats why its an "EXPRESS" LOL

Long lines @ pepper lunch compared to other food stalls.
Dont forget to sprinkle more pepper (if desired) and oil before leaving the counter..
There's no server who'll go to your seat to give u those condiments. (Its super self service this time) hehe.

Always a beef pepper rice lover.
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France A.
4.0 Stars

My 8-year old son can't get enough of their Chicken Pepper Rice. I love their Beef and Salmon Pepper Rice and would often mix both. Hehe. Their Seafood Pepper Rice was also good. My very hard to please Mom likes it. 128076128079

My only complaint is how we would smell like Eu de PL, 128540 like expensive pepper whenever we dine in or even when we order fr their express branches at the foodcourt because they serve sizzling food. It's a necessary experience that we have come to accept but I know a lot who shy away fr this resto because of it.

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Arianna K.
4.0 Stars

I have been having bad experiences lately with pepper lunch's beef. Just because I feel like I am getting all fat and very little beef.

I asked the cashier if the meat was fatty and she said not really. After deliberating whether I should get the chicken or beef I decided to follow her advice and get the beef. I shouldn't have. What I received was literally all fat. Basically I ate rice with sauce because I REALLY don't like fat. I hate the consistency and wanna vomit every time I accidentally ingest some. I did have to remind myself though that I only paid under P200 and what can I really expect.

I did however try Khalil's chicken curry rice something. It was delicious. Apparently I like curry now. I'll just be getting that when I come back next time. So good. Extra stars for that!

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Dianne C.
4.0 Stars

Number 12 (in the picture) for me and number 5 for the boyfriend. 128516128523128523128523

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