Sarsa Kitchen+Bar

3/F Mega A, SM Megamall, EDSA cor. Julia Vargas Ave., Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

Sarsa Kitchen+Bar
3.8
4.0 Stars

13 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 5
  • 4 stars 2
  • 3 stars 5
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 0
  • 13 Reviews
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Category:
Filipino
Business Hours
Reopens Sun: 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 - 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

Ted R.
5.0 Stars
3

Now I know why this place is always full. Chef JP, you have a good one here. Thanks for this resto.

One of the best pinakbet dishes I've tasted. Its not too salty and the vegetables used were of good quality. I love that they give you bagoong on the side so if you want more of the bagoong taste you can just add it. I also loved the twice-cooked pork belly with ginataan sauce on the side. It was YUM! I also liked the 3 pieces of isaw that we ordered. Though a bit pricey at P180, it was really delicious especially with some vinegar.

The dishes we ordered were so good that the two of us finished everything, up to the last sarsa! :)

This resto has suddenly become our favorite resto in Megamall. Will definitely be coming back for more! Now I'm hungry again.

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An J.
4.0 Stars
5

I Love their Filipino dishes especially their Pancit Palabok.Their food is a bit expensive but their food is food

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Inna A.
5.0 Stars
5

I've been reading mixed reviews about this place.

But based on our experience, it was great! Baka mali lang na-o-order?

Crispy Crablets were good.
Chicharong Bulaklak Dinuguan was amazing.
Twice Cooked Lechon was delicious!
Pinakbet with Aligue was actually one of the best I have tried.

So yeah, depende lang siguro sa order?

Excellent service too.

The price was just right, kasi 4 dishes we ordered, including two iced teas and three rice, 1300PHP lang.

They have different kinds of vinegar, and they were amazeballs! Make sure you try them.

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Mary D.
5.0 Stars
5

The reason why I wanted to try this is that ammm I want to meet cHef JP Anglo hehehe.He is awesome,a good chef...I saw him in the kitchen 2days before we went there...So my sister,niece and,I decided to eat there,unfortunately chef JP was not available that time (feeling sad) but anyway,we really enjoyed their food...i felt active because of their gising-gising oh not because of the spicyness but the taste is really good...Also tried their brainy pork sisig,oh so creamy kare kare and pork iSaw...Before I forget,just wunna tell that their staff are very accomodating...Hoping to meet Chef JP nExt tiMe...

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Margs E.
3.0 Stars
2

I love Pinoy food, as much as my mom loves it. 10084

We rarely visit Megamall together, I usually gonthere with friends cos she doesn't want crowded places. Moms.

So we found this new place, at least for us. Hehe
It was a pinoy Negronese food, we had Beef kare kare and roasted lechon kawali, and sago't gulaman.

The kare kare was served with its sauce separated from the veggies and beef. It is good. Really. Tender beef and I can taste the peanuts.

The roasted lechon kawali, honestly I don't know if that I get the name right lol. Anyway, it kind of have more taba, but the roasting is just rice not too cooked. Comes with 2 sauces, the pinakurat and sweet sauce.

The sago't gulaman has just the right amount of sweetness than any other restaurants I've tried. But, its tapioca is not that soft seemed uncooked but as it stays soaked, it becomes soft and right.

Anyway, plus rice and soda for mom, we paid 900+ only. 9786

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Tristan G.
5.0 Stars

Chef JP Anglo. Yan ang una mong maiisip pag nakita mo ang Sarsa. Napapanood ko sya sa CNN Philippines. Mahilig sya sa mga kakaibang luto. So expected ko din dito sa Sarsa, kakaibang luto, pero masarap!

Puno yung place, medjo dikit dikit yung table, pwede ka nga kumuha ng food sa katabi mong table sa lapit ng agwat eh. Haha. Ok naman yun interior, sa glass may mga nakasulat na comments from different personalities. Tnry ko basahin yung mga comments pero wala akong nabasa na "P*%@%%#&$-@&%@&@%$!!! sobrang sarap dito"

Kilatisin na natin ang mga food nila.

Hito sa gata - Grabe, sobrang sarap! Gata palang, ulam na! Yung pagka-fried sa hito, sakto lang. And malaman yung hito. Overall, meserep sye!

Brainy Pork Sisig - Typical na sisig. Ok na.

Tortang Talong na may kesong puti - Sa una maiisip mong masarap pa yung tortang talong na luto ng nanay mo, pero pagdating mo sa kalagitnaan ng talong, dun mo malalasahan na parang may kakaiba, di ko alam kung may taba ng talangka or may gata, pero di ko alam kung anung papel ng kesong puti sa pagkain na 'to. Para lang syang palamuti.

Overall, must try ang Sarsa! Babalik balikan mo sya para ma-try yung ibang foods.

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Dan P.
2.0 Stars

Tried out the restaurant with a long queue. It must either be good or people are curious. Ordered the Pritchon Pancake (P270.00), Brainy Pork Sisig (P325.00), Sizzling Kansi (Bulalo P395.00), Crispy Tilapia (P295.00), Tortang Talong (P250.00), Roasted Kalabasa (P250.00) and Melon Mango Shake (P115.00). It was disappointing because the excessive pricing did not compensate the service and taste. The place is huge and presentable with plants hanging above. The appetizers and vegetables were better than the viands. If you want bulalo Tapsi ni Vivian is one of the best in Marikina. For sisig Gabe's along Katipunan after Nathaniels is still tops (even Gilligans is better than this. Gerry's quality dwindled as well). Portions were not for sharing and nothing stood out. Their pricing was similar to Abe (even the dishes) but it's not even close. Had to even ask two staffs just to fix a wobbly table and get water. Not a memorable experience and definitely not worth the hard earned money you paid for.

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Serena M.
4.0 Stars
6

Since i'm fond of trying out newly opened restaurants, we saw Sarsa and it just opened last May 20, 2016. This place is jammed pack!! Good thing there's still some seats available.

First, we ordered their isaw and it tastes really good! Unlike the isaw sold in streets, the isaw here is clean, siksik and tasty! I also like the crunchy part on the side. Best dipped in suka, sili and toyo! 🌶 A bit pricey... P180

We also ordered their brainy pork sisig which i find too dry and too much liver.. I like the sisig better with lots of pig's ear. I didn't notice that it's much more expensive than their sizzling bulalo!! P440 for sisig and p395 for sizzling bulalo! 128055

I think their specialty is inasal since it's an Ilonggo restaurant. I really love their chicken inasal! Very tasty and yummy! 128020 But i don't think their gising-gising(bugtaw-bugtaw) is delicious. The cut of the beans are big and it lack spiciness!!

Tried their garlic red rice and bagoong rice. I like the bagoong rice better 128522

This is their 5th branch and will open their 6th branch in UP Town Center. 🙂

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Alexces Megan A.
5.0 Stars

Service was good considering that the restaurant was packed when we were there. Staff were very attentive. They told us that our orders will arrive 20-30 mins after but they managed to serve it in 10mins. Their INASAL SISIG was heaven. Try the SIZZLING BUDBUD for dessert, it's the best Filipino dessert that I've tasted so far! 10084

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Kate R.
3.0 Stars
3

I find the place simple and homey. Food selection is straight forward. Service... there's a lot of improvement with that. They should be a little more observant and attentive with their customers needs.

Food is okay.
We had Kare Kare, it was served in a different way. The peanut sauce is separated with the beef and vegetables. It was like make your own kare kare hehe. 128518

Sizzling Bulalo, bone marrow is love, the bulalo is a bit salty but still tastes good.

Gising-Gising, love the coconut cream and beans! It was flavorful, yummy.

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Patrick V.
3.0 Stars
3

After walking around Megamall looking for a laptop, we were trying to find a place to have dinner then boom.. I saw Sarsa and immediately told my sister about the great food there when I tried their MOA branch.

Since it was dinnertime, the place was jampacked and we had to wait for almost 30 minutes to be seated.

We ordered the Isaw, Monggonisa and Liempo-Q. I don't know why but I remember the Monggonisa in their MOA branch has a bigger serving size. The isaw was good, as expected. The liempo was a little rubbery, but still malasa.

Oh and we saw Chef JP as well! We wanted to have our picture taken with him kaso he was really busy. Sayang!

This branch still needs improvement in terms of service because the servers really looked stressed out running around the place.

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Carmela A.
3.0 Stars

Finally had the chance to try out Sarsa in SM Megamall. We arrived around 11am expecting to be on the waiting list since restaurants are always crowded during lunch time. Luckily, there's still one table available that can accomodate us. 128076🏼

They were still on soft opening up until now so you have to bear with their service and one thing that they should always keep in mind is to automatically serve water.

The food (Dinuguan, Sisig, La Paz Batchoy and Lechon Kawali) that we ordered was just okay except for the Sizzling Kansi (Sizzling Bulalo). It was delicious!! The meat was tender and the gravy sauce was flavorful. 128523

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Triggerhappyfoodie C.
3.0 Stars
7

Hubby and I loved our first and only Sarsa experience in MOA so I was really excited when I found out that they were opening a branch more accessible to us.

Dined there on a rainy weeknight with the family. My parents reached there first and ordered ahead of us.

On the Table
🔹Sizzling Kansi (Sizzling Bulalo) - extremely soft and tender meat with rich slightly sour gravy. The first dish that was wiped out.
🔹Talong with Longganisa - nice presentation. The eggplant was bland without the sweet longganisa bits.
🔹Crispy Tilapia - looked sad and could use a bit more cooking time for a crunchier feel. The fish was bland without the sauce and salsa. I only took one bite.
🔹Banana Tsokolate Turon - this was pretty good but I prefer a crunchier turon. There is a hint of chocnut in the chocolate sauce which I welcomed with open arms.
🔹Piaya Ice Cream Sandwich - the most interesting item on the dessert list. The queso ice cream was really hard and difficult to slice but it was creamy and delicious once it melted a bit. The Piaya was really thin but yummy nonetheless.

They were still on soft opening when we visited. Service needs improvement. The first person we inquired from said she would check if the Piaya was available and she never got back to us. We asked for the bill from the supervisor and handed my dad's senior id. After awhile someone came back to us with the id asking if we were billing out. I think we followed it up twice. There was one server though who seemed on top of things and kept apologizing to people. She apologized to us also when we asked about the Piaya again and when we followed up the bill. She must be one of the more seasoned servers.

It was uncomfortably hot during the peak of dinner service when they were cooking most of the dishes. It became cooler after 9pm.

I think I'll just come back with hubby when they normalize their operations and we'll stick to the dishes we've tried before.

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