Planet Grapes

Shangri-La Plaza, EDSA cor. Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

Planet Grapes
4.3
4.5 Stars

17 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 8
  • 4 stars 6
  • 3 stars 3
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 17 Reviews
  • 83 Recommend
  • 17 Reviewers
Category:
Wine Bar
Business Hours
Reopens Sun: 11:00a - 12:00a
Phone
+6325318207

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 11:00a - 12:00a
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 12:00a
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 12:00a
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 12:00a
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 12:00a
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 1:00a
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 1:00a

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Most Recent Reviews

Russel F.
5.0 Stars
3

My friend suggested this because we’re looking for a place where we can eat and drink a little that’s not too crowded. I've always had this impression that this place was just meant for drinking but I was so wrong!!!

Upon entering, you will see how cozy this place is. It wasn't that crowded when we came in around 6pm. They have wide selection of wine, and some delectable dishes to offer on their menu. We decided to get a glass of wine to pair up with the food we ordered.

We tried Salted Egg Chicken Wings, 3-hour Glazed Pork Belly, and Tenderloin Salpicao.

Salted Egg Chicken Wings - pretty impressived dish! It feels like there's a layer of salted egg in every bite! Gotta love the flavorful taste without being extremely salty in the first place!

Tenderloin Salpicao - skewered soy and garlic marinated beef tenderloin, button mushrooms, and bell pepper grilled till perfectly tasty! It's quite sharp which is perfect to pair with your choice of beer or wine, but I wouldn't mind because it's good anyway!

3-Hour Glazed Pork Belly - I only had a few of this but I really like the juiciness of the pork belly!

Salted Egg with Chorizo Rice - Chorizo Macau and Salted duck eggs. This alone is already a full meal for me because of the generous serving of the toppings, and it tastes good too!

Gotta love the black industrial vibe feeling while having a succulent meal and pair up with a glass of wine! Service had been great and the food was overall glorious!

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Odessa G.
5.0 Stars

Finished a bottle of ELEPHANT HILL CHARDONNAY with friends. Forgot to take the bottle home, I even forgot to take a picture of it. 128523128076🏻

It is a good place, I like the drama of the lighting. I love the fact that you can buy the wine per mL just to taste-test them. If you are as crazy as me taste them all. 128518

(P.S. Super-duper late post. 128521)

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AlwaysHungryPh P.
4.0 Stars
4

This could be one of your go to places after a late movie night at Shang mall. Everything inside closes at 9 but there are a number of restaurants still open for you and me outside.

The place warrants intimidation with its sophisticated and dark lit interiors. I am glad my sister and I stayed to find out that their price points are not as high as we thought it would. In fact for a light dinner with a glass of wine and dessert, we just got billed around a thousand pesos.

The street food meets wine concept worked for us. The idea is to welcome newbies in wine drinking a chance to enjoy it. They do these through half glass servings, affordable pricing and a wide variety of red and white wines. Sparkling is also available.

I did suggest to the wait staff to add alcohol levels in the wine list. I unknowingly picked a 14.5% one when I was hoping for a light companion. Nevertheless, the spirit and strong taste kept we up the whole time. I got the Lion Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2014. It had wild berries and blackcurrant.

The food served could use some tweaking. The seasonings on both of our orders were too much. We felt these with their Seafood Skewers and Chicken Barbecue (Korean style). The Adobo Rice though stood us for its flavor. It’s good to munch by itself.

So we had time and space for dessert and opted for Filipino favorite, Turon. It’s the highlight of our night and easily one of the best made versions I’ve tried. It came with puréed jackfruit that served at its additional sweet texturized sauce. It was well cooked and prepared with some crispiness on the outside.

The staff also gave me a tour of their cellar upstairs which was closed that evening. They do open it up on weekends as they expect more traffic vs weekdays.

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Kate R.
5.0 Stars
8

Our boss treats us to a wine and cheese lunch. I suggested Planet Grapes, since it looks like a decent choice, and this is on my "must-try" list for a long time. My boss knows his wine so well that we let him choose what we should have. Of course, I choose the food.

Planet grapes’ motto is “where Filipino street food meets wine”. They gave a unique Filipino touch with their food. Which matches wine.

Ambiance in Planet Grapes is a little sophisticated and classy. It’s perfect for a laid back lunch or weekend night. Chill and just have a moment with your wine.

Enomatic machine. Planet Grapes introduced this machine for people to try to drink wine in a fun and lighter way. Using an Enomatic card, customers may choose what they want to drink without spending much for a bottle. They have a choice to have a sip, half or full glass. With this technology you can taste everything and be excited with it. It was amazing.

Food. We had the following:

Mixed Seafood Skewers – mix of salmon, tuna and dory. Each serving has 2 sticks. (P275)

BBQ Pork Spare Ribs – best pair with red wine. The ribs have the smoky taste that will not make you sated. Its tender and tasty. (P725)

All-natural grilled pork chop – it’s a chunk of pork meat that is grilled medium well. It was well cooked and it oozes the juice when you cut into it. Delicious (P490)

Cheese Plate – Pairs well with White Wine. It’s a platter of blue cheese, goat cheese, Manchego, camembert, and a mix of nuts and dried fruit, comes with a warm freshly made bread. (P845)

Potato Chips with Truffle - Potato chips on another level. Goes well with White wine too. (P145)

Dessert – Turon Trilogy, this turon is super delicious. Taste like Napolones from Bacolod. Thinly sliced banana, purple yam wrapped with flaky type wrapper then place with jackfruit jam. So tasty! (P165)

Everything we had is so unique and fun. The foods are great! So as their wines!

Will be back for other food and pairings! 128077🏻128525

P.S. on my first photo is a battle of Samsung and iPhone. Who shot it better? Haha of course! I am the one who is using iPhone. 128514

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Triggerhappyfoodie C.
3.0 Stars
10

Planet Grapes is more of a drinking place than a restaurant to have a meal at. That's what we learned after having dinner here last July 2016.

On the table
🔹Chicharon with Tinapa - slightly oily but real crunchy. That creamy tinapa dip was the bomb!
🔹All Natural Grilled Pork Chop - very juicy despite the thickness. We liked this so much that we ordered another plate when we realized that the food portions were small.
🔹Mixed Seafood Grill - corny and portion was bitin
🔹Tenderloin Salpicao - didn't expect that this would be on sticks. Not that great
🔹BBQ Pork Spare Ribs - can't remember anymore how it tasted
🔹Shrimp Gambas - good and the number of shrimps were just enough for us to have a bite
🔹Chorizo and Salted Egg Rice - flavor wasn't there
🔹Adobo Rice - it was just ok
🔹Choco Collision - a good palate cleanser
🔹Riesling Old Vines - the family enjoyed the bottle. I am not a wine person though.

I like how their menu suggests wine pairings with the food. It indicates if red wine or white one goes well with certain dishes..

If I ever find myself back here, I would get the Chicharon with Tinapa Dip and the Grilled Pork Chop.

*dim lights
**bar stools/high chairs are not that comfortable

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Chef L.
4.0 Stars

We love the reasonably priced wines . Good selection and you can even sample some before committing to a bottle . We loved the Pinoy street food before but unfortunately most were unavailable during our last visit .
Service is ok , but we noticed the housekeeping staff to be excellent . They continuously kept the entire place clean and tidy the entire night .

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Trina H.
5.0 Stars
10

I couldn't say much coz one of my friends made all the decisions that night but the food and wine were fantastic.

We had dinner at the second floor which was really cozy and well air-conditioned. Everything went well for us.

My friend ordered several dishes such as Chicharon, sort of Potato Chips, Sisig, Bicol Express with rice and sides, Salad, Chorizo of some sort, Turon, Crème Brûlée, and of course the star of the night..the Lava cake with Vanilla ice cream on top.

We tried most of their wines for sips and half-glasses.

I would love to come back!

*Disclaimer: Some photos might be blurry. Sorry! Was in a hurry to eat. Ha ha ha!

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Jen M.
5.0 Stars

Ambiance- cozy, music was so right, perfect choices of songs, just the right volume...
Staff- they know what they are doing, they know what they are serving and above all they are so attentive and pleasant.
Food- I ordered for the chorizo (too sweet for me, not what I expected, Prawn Trio- perfect- I dreamed of it when I went to sleep!

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EJ B.
5.0 Stars

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#ilovetoeat

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Mara R.
4.0 Stars

Not a wine connoisseur but wants to have a crash course in wine 101? Planet Grapes is just for you!! 127881127882128522 The staff are well trained and accomodating. They will give you choices of the flavors they offer. Food is not bad too, Filipino food - street food (squid balls, quail eggs, etc.). I mean, their tagline says it all, "wine without the drama". 128581🏼

Typical Kinds of Wine:

A. Red (Paired with Meat)

1. Cabernet Sauvignon
2. Pinot Noir
3. Shiraz
4. Merlot

B. White (Paired with Seafood)

1. Chardonnay
2. Pinot Blanc
3. Riesling
4. Sauvignon Blanc

What wine you choose depends on how intense you want the flavor to be. 127863

What to Order:
1. If you can't make up your mind, just order their tasting wine package. They have an enomatic machine (wine dispenser). 128077🏼
2. Chicharon with Tinapa dip
3. Creme Brûlée

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Pia J.
5.0 Stars

A good place for a night cap. They have a pretty good selection of wines but mostly in the family of France, Spain, NZ and California. I'm more of an Australian full bodied wine girl so the choosing was a bit of a problem.

Our server was more knowledgeable about their promo (5 sipping glasses of NZ wine + gambas for 650php) than the actual wines and trying to convince us to jump on that wagon. Eventually, I decided on the Te Mania Syrah which I gathered from the description was a full bodied red with a smokey side. Reminds me of my date 128538 It tasted like the description too. I'd definitely get it again!

I wasn't planning to eat but they left their menus on our table with the PG Super Sisig staring at me so I had to order it. PUTANG INA was the first thing that left my mouth after the first bite bec it was just that good! I've never had sisig mixed with salsa - like onions and tomatoes before, so I guess that's part of the flavor profile that excited me.

This place is pretty worthwhile. Coming back soon since it's only of walking distance. 128077

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Ian P.
3.0 Stars

Chill place, friendly staff with good wines.
Not happy with the wine my wife chose.

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Heni O.
4.0 Stars

I honestly don't know the difference of a good or bad wine so ratings were based without it.

127862 SETTING:
Planet Grapes was serious when they said "Wine without the Drama"- serving street food and wine pairings (Read: balut, siomai, squidballs).
It gave a casual, non-intimidating, wine-swirling kind of vibe even with the chic interiors and impressive display of wine.

128100 SERVICE:
The restaurant was empty except for one other table during lunch so we had no major concern about service. The only thing that bothered me was the complimentary half-glass of wine that comes with our order (as per menu, you get a red or white wine when dining in at 11-2:30 pm). Even though we were not there for wine tasting, I think it would have been nicer if they offer wine without having to be asked.

127860 FOOD:
Mediocre but satisfying. Beef Tapa was served in salty and sweet chunks with crunchy garlic bits. Classic! The cod was not malansa and was cooked nicely. The mixed salad side dish was a nice touch to the main plates. I also enjoyed the corn side dish which reminded us of Kingcorn inside the malls.

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Mary Love S.
3.0 Stars

I’m a fan of Planet of the Apes and that’s probably why I’m so curious with Planet Grapes. I find it to be such a witty name and I’m a sucker for anything witty.

Hello, Planet Grapes!

It has been months since I discovered this place but the Alabang branch was a bit too far for me so I never had a chance to visit. But food gods love me so much that Planet Grapes’ newest branch is just a few blocks away from me—Shangri-La Plaza Mall.

Wine without the drama.

Planet Grapes somehow has a classy yet warm ambiance. The dishes too aren’t priced that steep though some dishes are slightly on the expensive side. We got the following: Kitayama Rib eye Steak (PHP1,195), Grilled Trio Prawns (PHP495) and PG Super Sisig (PHP210). For wine, we got Baby Bad Boy 2010 (PHP280 for 125 ml | PHP180 for 75 ml | PHP95 for 38 ml) and Pircas Negras Torrontes (PHP235 for 125 ml | PHP150 for 75 ml | PHP80 for 38 ml).

First served was the sisig. R and I got confused with the tomatoes as we never had sisig with tomatoes before. (I guess it is for the purpose of giving extra crunch?) Admittedly, it’s not the best sisig around but it was good. I just wish that it was crunchier.

The main dishes were served next.

When the prawns were served, R said that the dish looked sad. Well, what do you expect with the name “Grilled Trio Prawns”? It was slightly on the bland side but it went really well with the chorizo and salted egg rice.

The rib eye steak was quite good. It was juicy and tender. (Or perhaps it was because R gave me the best part?) For its price, it wasn’t bad at all. R also enjoyed it with his red wine.

Oh, speaking of wine, I’m not exactly a wine person (and very far from being an expert) but my wine went pretty okay with the prawns. (Sadly, that’s all I could share.)

I’ll give this place a bit more time for its soft launch before I visit again. (And I will definitely try the balut next time.)

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Joseph C.
5.0 Stars

the place is better than the fort branch and the menu is excellent. 1200 steak rib eye and 1100 picras negras shiraz from argentina winner of my internal wine tasting with planet grapes wine dispensers ( similar to CAV). more friendly than wine story and good selection of new and old world wines! wine bottle chandelier and wine cork napkin holders- Eco friendly ! 5 stars to that!

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Kayelyn L.
4.0 Stars

If I were to rate this restaurant, 10 being the highest, 8!! 128523128523128523 The food was great! I preferred their adobo though than what I ate which was chicken barbecue.

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Alisa B.
4.0 Stars

Planet Grapes is a good place to go to after a long day! But make sure you have something to eat before going. Their food options aren't that great. But their wine is so good. After all that is what they are known for.

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