RUB Ribs & BBQ

3/F UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave., Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila

RUB Ribs & BBQ
4.0
4.0 Stars

32 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 9
  • 4 stars 17
  • 3 stars 4
  • 2 stars 2
  • 1 star 0
  • 35 Reviews
  • 164 Recommend
  • 32 Reviewers
Category:
American
Business Hours
Open: 10:00a - 10:00p
Phone
+6325012799

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 - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Price Range

₱170 - ₱650

More Business Info

Kids Menu:
Yes
Delivery:
Yes
Take Out:
Yes
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Waiter Service:
Yes
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Nicole A.
4.0 Stars
2

Get ready to be on the waiting list.

Product: we tried their Super Duo ribs and chose Sprice and Bacon and Potato Salad as our sides and had an additional Chicken Pizzadilla and iced teas.

The ribs are rich in barbecue sauce that isn't too tangy or sweet. However, it is a bit hard to slice and chew. I don't know if it's just this branch because it seems like a popular choice for people who eat in the area. It doesn't have that easy-to-peel-off-the-bones feel to it. I mean, it's not bad at all, it just doesn't have the rib satisfaction I was craving for. Probably gonna try on a different branch because their food are so affordable. The sprice was a good combination with the ribs, that's definitely a plus. The bacon salad was cold but tasty as well.

The Pizzadilla was the best thing I had here, the cheese was overwhelming but in a good way, no, in an excellent way. And everything else; sauce, chicken, and veggies were just the perfect combination with each other. The downside was it was too soft to grab by the hand, but that doesn't make it any less delicious. I definitely recommend this one.

Venue: we waited for like an hour just to get a seat, the place is so crowded but the servers do their best to get everyone a seat. They're always so busy so it's kinda hard to call them, but the service was fast so it won't really bother you. You won't have to wait for your food that long.

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Reich T.
4.0 Stars
2

The visit at Rub is accidental as the queue at Silantro is crazy long. We were both impatient and decided to have dinner at Rub instead.

This may sound odd but this is the first time we visited Rub. A lil more oddity wont hurt, yes? We didn't get the ribs.

Shrimpy. Shrimps sautéed in garlic butter served with some toasted bread on the side. This is a decent dish, generous servings of peeled shrimps swimming in garlic infused butter. The crustacean is cooked well as the texture is not rubbery. The garlic x butter concoction is the shiz!

Baked Mussels with Fries. Six cheesy pieces of mussels with fries. Can i just say that i absolutely love the fries...it is coated with some voodoo batter and it so friggin good. Calling the mussels cheesy is an understatement, i mean look at that cheesy mess. CMA enjoyed this and he said that this is best eaten with Tabasco.

Overall, our first brush at Rub was a success! And we will try the ribs next time.

Peace Out!

~Reich

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Alyssa Denise M.
4.0 Stars
2

Rub is one of the restos that usually has lines, along with Silantro and Casa Verde. As a fan of ribs, I chose this for my birthday. 127830127830127830 After coming here, I can see people would wait for this.

For less than 800 Php, you get the Family Brunch, that is a one and a half rack of baby back ribs. Ideally, this is for 4 people. We were 5 and it was enough. This order is served with 3 sides already. We chose mashed potato, fries, and corn. Besides this, we also ordered onion rings that has aioli sauce with.

My basis for good ribs are simple: softness of the meat and taste without the sauce. The meat is soft, very likable and easy to eat. The best to eat ribs is still to eat by hand. 128539 However, it can be a bit thin compared to others. You may bitin by it. If you are very hungry, I think this can be shared by two. At least if there were 2 me, I can probably eat that. 128514 Each person probably had 3-4 sticks (bones with ribs). One had rice so it was fulfilling for her.

The onion rings was good. The breading was a bit think but the taste was of sweet onion. Not too sweet but good sweet onion taste if you can imagine it. I like the aioli sauce that comes with it. We also tried it with the bbq sauce that comes along.

Overall, the experience with rub was good. I would probably return again. 128523

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EJ B.
4.0 Stars
4

We had a family lunch at Rub Ribs & BBQ U.P. Town Center Branch. We came around 11:30AM and the place is full. We're number 7 in the waiting list. We scanned the menu and decided to order the following while waiting to be seated:

▪️Raki's BBQ Ribs served with 3 sides for Php730.00 (Bacon and Potato Salad and 2 Sprice - Spiced Fried Rice) - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5
"The Ribs is sobrang sulit with its price, masarap! I like the BBQ sauce grilled with the Ribs. The bacon and potato salad and sprice compliments with the Ribs too."

▪️Grilled Fish for Php220.00 (Grilled Fish + Spinach + Lemon Butter Sauce) - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5
"Actually the Fish is Cream Dory marinated with Lemon Butter Sauce and topped with Spinach, then wrapped with Aluminum Foil"

▪️Mussels and Fries for Php250.00 (Baked New Zealand Mussels + Garlic Cream Sauce + Potato Fries) - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5
"This is the winner among the food that we had for lunch. I like the creaminess of the baked mussels. And it's big."

▪️Chicken Wings for Php270.00 (Chicken Wings + Buffalo Sauce) - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5
"The Chicken Wings is deeply fried first then mixed it with Buffalo Sauce"

Although the place is not big, the attentive and alert staff of Rub accommodated us well and provided good service even before and after we've got our table.

You can also check out and try Rub in Tomas Morato, Muntinlupa, Makati and Pasig.

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Jill T.
5.0 Stars

Ribs and beer. Rub is the go to place when I want a full meal that's always well executed and won't burn my pockets. 128525

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Ann Margaret L.
5.0 Stars

Every time I pass by this restaurant, there's always a long queue of wait listers. We once attempted to dine here and they had like 30 wait listers waiting for a spot! So I got really curious about how well their ribs tasted that people would really wait that long. It's craaazzyyy 128514

Luckily, when we went here for dinner, there's no queue. Yey! Upon entering I noticed they have big different posters and inspirational quotes on their walls and the place's really jam packed.

We ordered a Super Duo which consists of ribs and two sides. There are a lot of sides to choose from and we ended up having grilled vegetables and grilled buttered corn. The ribs was really flavorful and scrumptious. Its tenderness is not the fall-off-the-bone kind, but it was really good and you can easily scrape off the meat from its bone. It was more than enough for the two of us that we had to rest for a while and continue eating just to finish everything that was on the plate. Super sulit I swear.

So now I know the reason behind the long queue every time I pass by this restaurant... 128077🏼128514

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Angela Marie C.
5.0 Stars
3

The boyfriend and I dined here and we were famished! We ordered the Super Duo (Php 400), an order of their Onion Rings (Php 160) and their Bacon Mac & Cheese (Php 130). Our stomachs were filled exactly to our liking! 128571

Their ribs are still awesome! They just fall of the bone and their sauce is just delicious! The meat was so juicy too, definitely a favorite along with their Sprice! Carboloading fest with the Potato Salad, but it was great too, worth a try! Plus portions are huge! 128571

I absolutely loved their Onion Rings! Or maybe I just love onion rings in general, I don't know. But I definitely loved their version. Big serving for such an affordable price too! 128571

As for the Bacon Mac & Cheese, the cheese sauce was great, but there was barely any bacon on the side dish, if there was any. 128575 I think I counted 3 pieces, and it was after literally digging down the bowl with my spoon. I'd still order this, because of the sauce. I hope they add more bacon next time. The size of this thing is large too!

I can't wait to come back! 128568

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Elvis T.
4.0 Stars
2

We had to eat at this place since its the nearest and we don't want to walk anymore. This is my third time to be here. First one was a date with my wife, then my bday and now just to test our lazy bodies. We usually order the ribs and it seems to be better than ever. The marinate was just right. Not spicy but barbequey! Its not fall off the bone but I still loved it. Not to mention that I was using my hands to eat the ribs. Service was fast and crew was nice and attentive. Definitely will be back and highly recommendef.

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Kae T.
4.0 Stars

I decided to be 'adventurous' today and tried their Rub Chicken. Price is P260, comes with gravy that's got this off-white color. Though it didn't disappoint (serving's huge as it's half a chicken!) nothing still beats the tried-and-tested Raki's BBQ Ribs that has become our weekend staple meal. #iRUByou

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Jessica N.
3.0 Stars
2

We ordered family brunch ( ribs+3 sides). The ribs were big but not so tender. I didn't like the sauce 128542 ribs at casa verde is better. The staffs were friendly and they accepts credit card 128522

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Ian V.
5.0 Stars
4

9 July 2016

Mozzarella Squares
Baby Back Ribs Singles
Rub Beef (medium rare)
Cajun Rub Ribs

I so should have heard of this place like a million years ago. They have a great menu with lots of food choice and I want to try them all.

We ordered Mozzarella Squares, Baby Back Ribs Singles, Rub Beef (medium rare), and the Cajun Rub Ribs. Everything was amazing and came in BIG servings! 128525

The Mozzarella Squares were packed with cheese and with just the right amount of salt/spices. Some make it too salty. And some make it with the almost no cheese. Blegh. So I was really happy with Rub's version. Plus! The serving was big.

The baby back (their best-seller) was also good and tender. It doesn't really fall off the bones but it doesn't make you form muscles trying to wrestle the meat from the bones. Honestly, I've never been a fan of BBQ sauce so not a super fan of baby back ribs. But I enjoyed the dish nonetheless.

I liked the Cajun Rub Ribs more. I like the rub and the sauce. It was more flavorful for me. And the salad was good.

The Rub Beef was also cooked to perfection. Medium rare like I requested. The meat was tender and full of flavor. The only downside for me for this dish is that it comes with garlic bread, not rice. So you have to order extra rice but you're still stuck with the bread. The bread was a little off to me. It was a little difficult to bite into it. But the beef more than compensated for that. Plus I like the buttered veggies.

The baby back and the Rub Beef both came with their respective extra sauce if you think the meat hasn't been sauced enough. So that's a plus. Some restos are not so generous with their sauces.

Service was great. The waiters were very attentive. Our glasses were never empty of water. And they're great even to those waiting outside for a table.

All in all. A+

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Tenten C.
4.0 Stars

Was my 3rd time trying rub. But my first on this branch. Long line and wait. But was a bit frustrated with how the hostess handled the seating arrangements and guest handling.

Service was impeccable though. The server (Kevin) was very friendly and accommodating.

Food is delicious as usual. We ordered the family ribs, their fries, Caesar salad and bbq chicken wings. The wings were undercooked so we had to inform them of it and they were nice enough to give us a new batch.

Overall we enjoyed the dinner.

Would definitely go back, but will make sure to call beforehand to make a reservation especially on a weekend dinner. 128077🏻128077🏻128077🏻

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Athina Janelle U.
4.0 Stars

Tried their solo pork rib set with a side and plain rice. Meat is soft and tender but not the off-the-bone kind of soft. Haha. It's tasty and the sauce goes well with it. The garlic spinach is my go-to side, I like the garlicky taste but this can get too oily at times. I hope they use olive oil to sauté this!

One thing I notice is that you can only get lucky with the amount of meat you would get per order. If it happens that you got the rib part with bigger bones in it, then most probably you would get less meat!

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Aileen L.
5.0 Stars
4

Back again here at one of the best ribs place in UPTC, Rubs Ribs BBQ!

My 2nd time here. This time I was with my Co CPR's in Ateneo. Biglaang lakad. We were supposed to eat in Silantro but so full so end up here as there was not much crowd that time.

We had this Rakis BBQ Ribs...this family brunch... Big Ribs.. 3 side dish, the three of us ordered different side dishes, corn and. carrots, potato salad, mashed potatoes. Serves 4, for 720 pesos only. The ribs was huge and no need to order rice as their was the side dishes that can make you feel full.

Service was fast and ribs is best shared with friends

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Kae T.
5.0 Stars

I love this place! The bf and I always order the same stuff-- single and double ribs with extra sides and iced tea. The best. 128523

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Maureen L.
3.0 Stars
3

We've always wondered why there were lots of people lining up so we decided to try. Queued for about 20 minutes and finally had our seat.

Got the ultimate rub fries for starters. It had pork strips and cheese and jalapeño. But the jalapeño was done too small that you can't even taste it. 128533 though the fries was fine.

Then of course, tried the slab of ribs with butteres corn sides and rice. The ribs taste good, with the bbq having the right kind of zing. But the meat didn't fall off the bone just like I wanted it.

Honestly, Casa Verde's ribs are still better. Way better. So I might now really come back soon.

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Oreo B.
4.0 Stars

Now I know why people love coming to this place. Their ribs are magnificient. Well, for me better than the other restaurant who serves ribs in UPTC. 128521

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Myra L.
5.0 Stars

So affordable at P400! It's already good for 2 but you have to add P35 for a cup of rice. Their house blend ice tastes good too.

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Tracy M.
2.0 Stars

Is this place supposed to be good? My dad and I were not impressed. The chicken on the chicken + bacon + cheese was way overcooked and tasteless, the ribs were nothing spectacular, and the beer wasn't even served cold. :/ Didn't really bother to take pictures anymore. :/

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Camille S.
4.0 Stars

Unexpected visit at RUB on a weeknight. We didn't wait that long for our orders, which comprised of 2 Singles orders (ribs + plain rice + side dish). I got garlic spinach and mushroom for my side dish while he got buttered corn. I wasn't able to finish my side because I felt that the serving's too much and a bit nakakaumay in the middle. The ribs tasted the same the first time I tried it - flavorful and tender. I was so hungry, I forgot all about the bbq sauce but was still happy with the overall taste of the ribs despite that. For our drinks, we ordered a pitcher of their homemade iced tea. It tasted good and it wasn't very sweet.

I also noticed on our table's tabletop that they offer Up in the Clouds ice cream! They offer the small ice cream cups for 105 pesos. A bit pricey but its flavors are one of a kind so it's worth the try! RUB has three flavors but I only remember Campfire Smores and Butterbeer. We ordered a cup of Campfire Smores and they were good! It had that chocolate taste on your first scoop because of the generous serving of chocolate chips. Pieces of marshmallow also can be found inside the cup which will definitely remind you of real Smores.

While we were also paying for our bill, we were handed a tablet where you'll answer their customer satisfaction survey. Techie!!

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