Sarsa Kitchen+Bar

2/F South Parking, SM Mall of Asia, JW Diokno Blvd., Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay, Metro Manila

Sarsa Kitchen+Bar
4.4
4.5 Stars

38 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 19
  • 4 stars 14
  • 3 stars 5
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 43 Reviews
  • 23 Recommend
  • 38 Reviewers
Category:
Filipino
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

More Business Info

Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Joseph Frederick K.
5.0 Stars

I have been rating a lot of Filipino restaurants this month as i welcome my family at home in Manila. The only time we enjoy the stay is actually to have somehow a fine dining experience and that they prefer to have for lunch or dinner were restos offering Filipino dishes. Since i am the only guy who would recommend to eat somewhere and that we were at SM Mall of Asia, i have chosen Sarsa for a change. My first time there actually, there was attempt to have a dining last year but due to long waiting, we decided that to make it somewhere. Now is the time to do the verdict.

Twice Cooked Pork Belly - well the plating is quite okay separating the pork belly to its Kare kare like sauce. Pork is so tender, made flavorful with the effort to drizzle sauce on your rice.

Pancit Palabok - damn, the fave one with all the toppings being incorporated to thin noodles. The dominant ingredient was the tinapa and the good thing, you no longer need calamansi to make it tastier. Servings were enough for us.

Chicken Inasal - quite different since menu must have emphasis to a sarsa sauce. Cut into pieces, tenderized well somehow off with sauce though it is perfect to plain rice as well.

Sarsá focused on how to deal with sauces and that with all effort to make some fusion and retain dishes to have version 2.0, a remarkable market to customers looking for unique experience.

After having our lunch, i am thinking it will be hard for me to get back and have another experience there. Still a nice food experience.

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Shaine M.
3.0 Stars

Disappointed since sabi nung server at first hindi available yung bone marrow sa sizzling kansi. Tapos nung papatapos na kami kumain biglang yung katabing table namin meron..???!!! I really had to tell the manager. Fortunately, the other items we ordered were great.

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Kwokie K.
4.0 Stars

Filipino food has always been along the lines of "comfort food" if you're going to a restaurant to have it. It's in our daily lives that we oftentimes have that "go-to" place for our specific dishes.

Looking for sinigang, you go to Sentro. Lechon, Elarz or General's. Adobo, my personal choice is the Adobo flakes of Wooden Spoon, etc etc.

So when you think of Sarsa, as the name implies, they take highly of their sauces particularly. You'd be expecting flavorful food, with not your usual dipping sauces and variations of flavors not in your usual dining palate.

Sarsa now for me will be known as the Sinigang Fried Chicken place. Weirdly enough, it works. It's not your usual fried chicken where you have it with ketchup or gravy like the fast food places. It's really good enough as it is - and you rarely say that with chicken. It's probably the blandest of dishes cooked as is, maybe even worse than certain types of fish.

Each order is Php450 for a half chicken, size wise it's likely good for 2. I like that the breast part itself has the flavor you're looking for. Get this along with the other Negrense dishes the place has to offer and you'll be having a great meal, before you know it - you'll be ordering some more rice to go with the chicken like as if you're eating sinigang in the soup version.

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Andeng V.
3.0 Stars

Sarsa has this right feel of chill - good for a laid back afternoon after work. We ordered a variety of food from the menu but this Tanigue Kinilaw stood out and just hit the right spots of our taste buds. You can never go wrong with the fresh fish lightly soaked in their special (spicy) vinegar, not to mention the crispy pork bits for that extra texture.

The serving was good for 2 but you can finish one all by yourself if partnered with a bottle of beer (or two).

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Emily d.
5.0 Stars

We decided to try this Negrense food resto on a whim. We ordered the pritchon pancakes. I've tried pritchon before but always found their wrapper too thick and heavy, SARSA's version of wrapper,on the other hand , was light and melted in your mouth. The pork really tasted like lechon, not just regular roast pork. The chicken inasal was next, surprisingly tasty, we finished this dish until only bones were left. The tortang talong with crispy sardine bits and kesong puti was the runaway hit. The torta was a bit crunchy, but not dry and the crisp sardine bits and salty crumble of kesong puti hits the spot. A sprinkle of spicy vinegar and squeeze of fresh calamansi complements everything. Our lunch was oh so good. We ended the meal with Banana tsokolate turon, crispy, sweet not so sweet yummyness . Bliss! I have to try the crispy pata and monggo with longganiza. Til next time! 128522

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Patrick B.
4.0 Stars

No photos for this one since I forgot to take one. Probably because I was so hungry. 128516

Went here for a despedida dinner of a relative. Ordered sizzling kansi, inasal sisig, lechon manok pancit canton, isaw, chicken atay, pancil molo, sizzling bangus ala pobre and pinakbet. I wasn't able to try all of them since they're a lot and I can't fit them all in my tummy. 128517

I tried sizzling kansi, pancit canton, isaw and inasal sisig.

The sizzling kansi is their bestseller. It deserves that title. It's very tasty and tender. The batwan gravy elevated the taste of that dish. There's also a bone marrow but no one ate it since it looks very sinful.

The pancit canton is on the spicy side. I think it has chili sauce which is a good thing for me. It just made me eat more than I should eat.

The inasal sisig is like your typical good sisig. It's sinfully good! 128516 Not the crispy type but it's still good.

I find their service kinda weird though. Not sure why they brought out the pancit canton first. Then the other dishes came out after a couple of minutes. Weird. Good thing it didn't get cold.

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Zai M.
5.0 Stars

I heard many good things about Sarsa from one of my colleagues so I ate here with my family on a Sunday. They serve Filipino and Negrense dishes with a twist! When we arrived there, we had to wait for a table for 10 minutes. We ordered the following:

Lechon Manok Pancit Canton with Garlic Oil (Php 195) - 4/5 it's good for 2 persons. It tastes good and has lots of toppings on it 128077🏻

Inasal Sisig (Php 335) - 4.5/5 - has distinct smokey taste that is different from other types of sisig which are usually made of pork. It is unique, delicious and less sinful compared to the usual sisig 128077🏻

Sizzling Kansi (Sizzling Bulalo) with Batwan Gravy (Php 380) – 5/5 Hands down to Sarsa’s best-seller! They quoted Erwan Heussaff’s comment about this dish and posted in on their wall (literally a wall post). 128556128513 He told that it was the best thing he ever ate. I guess it's true since it tasted soo good. Kansi is an Ilonggo dish which has bulalo with a sour kick. The batwan used as gravy is a fruit that made the dish sour. I loved it! Must try!

Tuna Sisig (Php 365) – 3/5 It is topped with tuna chicharon, lambanog onions and atsuete aioli. This is sisig for the more health conscious people. Haha! Not a fan of tuna but it tastes good, too! However, I liked the inasal better.

Tortang Talong with Crispy Sardines and Kesung Puti (Php 210) – 3.5/5 served with pinakurat and chili banana ketchup. I didn't taste the kesong puti that muc but it is huge and tasty!

Piaya Ice Cream Sandwich (Php 145) – 4/5 Piaya version 2.0! It is topped with salted muscovado caramel and pinipig. Ice cream flavors include ube, vanilla and queso. I chose ube (obviously) as recommended by the waiter. I had some difficulties in breaking some parts of the piaya using knife and fork. Mejo struggle sa part na yon haha! 128514But it tastes good!!

The ambiance and service are both good. Their menu is unique since they put a “twist” on our traditional Filipino food. Prices are a bit pricey for the serving size. Overall, it was good!!128512

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Dominique E.
4.0 Stars

Finally got to go to Sarsa after hearing so many good things about it! We ordered Isaw as our appetizer and the Sizzling Kansi and Tortang Talong for the main. Everything was good, I must say! I liked their concept of giving traditional Filipino food a twist, however, for the Tortang Talong in particular, I personally still prefer the traditional version. While the food here is a little pricier than other Filipino restaurants (the price of Neo-Filipino I guess LOL), everything on the menu seems good and you get what you pay for. :)

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Triggerhappyfoodie C.
4.0 Stars

Accidentally discovered this place while walking around Mall of Asia. I've been meaning to try this ever since they opened in BGC.

On the table
🔹Sarsa Batchoy Special - super good and tasty
🔹Inasal Sisig - a twist to the usual sisig. love how the inasal part added a distinct flavor and aroma to the sisig
🔹Twice Cooked Pork Belly - nicely plated particularly separating the pork from the sauce so we could get as much or as little as we wanted. The sauce was rich and thick.

We loved everything we ordered and all throughout the meal, hubby kept on saying that we shall return! I'm excited to try the other items on their menu.

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Yshkael C.
5.0 Stars

Came here for merienda!

Me and my brother heard about this place from watching tv! We saw that Erwan Heussaff loves their Sizzling Kansi! He described it being the best thing he ever ate.

It must be that good sooooooo.. Why not?!?

We ordered the sizzling kansi and their garlic red rice.

Taste: Yes! Super thumbs up for the sizzling kansi! It tasted like corned beef or lengua with a slight sour taste. Yummy!! I would definitely go back for more of this dish! The bone marrow was also really good haaha be careful and don't eat too much of this haha DEADLY! 128584128584

The rice was just instead of using white rice... Red rice was used to make garlic rice. It was also pretty good.

Price: sizzling kansi 400 if I'm not mistaken and 95 for a bowl of garlic red rice.

Thumbs up for the experience! 128077🏻

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Patrick V.
5.0 Stars

Elaine B suggested to have lunch at Sarsa earlier and I must say it was a great decision to say YES to Sarsa! Haha. We ordered Isaw, Crispy Pork and Chicken Adobo Flakes and Monggo-nisa.

We all fell in love with their ISAW! 128525

PS: I don't know if it's just me or my shoes but the floor was slippery. Lol.

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Coy G.
4.0 Stars

Pros:

1. Fantastic new twist on Pinoy food
2. Pleasant and fast service
3. Price point 200-300 per dish
4. Cold Aircon
5. Big dining area

Cons:

1. No wifi
2. Not so clean restrooms
3. No beer

Overall, very very good experience!

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Ella A.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Roy T.
4.0 Stars

Met up with my foodie buddy last Friday because he missed the Manila food scene for staying in the province for a few months... He's here to visit so he's making the most of the remaining time... Thus the spontaneous food trip to MOA because it's nearer my Taft workplace...uhh relatively? I was not too comfortable with MOA but had no choice because the bro was insistent 128514

Asked him to decide where to eat and he suggested Sarsa because he recently went to Locavore and wanted to compare their famous sizzling dishes, the former's Sizzling Kansi and the latter's Sizzling Sinigang. I wanted something new because I got to try Sarsa before but since he's the visitor, had to give him the decision making part. 128514

We got a table fairly fast enough on a Friday dinner. Lucky because the place got more crowded when we were seated.

Servers were super friendly and accommodating to all our questions. They were all (or most) smiles... a trait expected of people from Bacolod...the city of smiles! Correct me if i'm wrong but i think i heard Chef Jayps is an Ilonggo from Bacolod. The Ilonggos' have the most lambing of tones!

Fast forward to the food...

SIZZLING KANSI 3.5-411088️ 380php
Liked the concept of sizzling a bulalo we usually only see in soups like sinigang. 128514 my second time to try and still good.

TWICE COOKED PORK BELLY 311088️ 285php
Was not what i expected. I thought it's grilled liempo which means tender meat but what arrived was a bit tough to chew. There was nothing special about this dish except that it looked like a deconstructed kare-kare, but it's not. The sauce is gata and bagoong which i preferred not add to the meat. I ate the meat as it is for me to get to taste the twice cook effect on its taste which was so-so. Twice cooked because they boil it before grilling to make the seasoning seep in.

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Archieval M.
5.0 Stars

Ang sarap. 2nd time dining at Sarsa SM-MOA. Now ko lang nalaman na yung Kansi is yung Bulalo din. So we got Sizzling Bulalo, Isaw, Tortang Talong with sardines and Kesong Puti and also tried their La Paz Batchoy. Love everything except the Tortang Talong which I really did not like even before. And yeah. Would love to go eat here again.

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Archieval M.
5.0 Stars

ang sarap!!!!

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Lee T.
5.0 Stars

Simply the best!! 100841008410084

Twice cooked pork belly and Tuna sisig are one of their specials.Their menu consists of different variety of signature filipino foods from different parts of the Philippines but with a twist. Say for Twice cooked porky belly, there was a kare kare sauce on the side and little amount of bagoong...and it was soooo goooooood. 128077128077128077128077128077Their Tuna sisig has tuna chicharon, lambanog onions and Astuete Aioli. Yummmm.

They give their foods a unique names say there's Bangus Belly salad, Lechon manok salad, Sizzling kansi, Chicharon bulaklak Dinuguan, Crispy Squid in Milk...Kinilaw...etc..

Their food prices ranges from PhP 200 to PhP 500. They offer Ginamos Fried rice at PhP 60 and Red rice at PhP 90.

The feel and interiors of the restaurant reminds me of a korean cafe with a twist of a sophistacted filipino dining style.
Must try this one!! Will definitely go back again.

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Emjay M.
5.0 Stars

Love the food esp the roasted kalabasa, sisig inasal w/ isaw and pancit

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SheILLA L.
3.0 Stars

I thought it was OK.

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Camille Veronica L.
5.0 Stars

The Sizzling Kansi: I cannot even comprehend the meaning of palatable! This is a place for the perfect Filipino dishes. The place is clean. Food was served in just a couple of minutes, staff is friendly and very helpful. Overall experience? Worth it is an understatement.

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