Sarsa Kitchen+Bar

2/F Phase 2, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave., Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Sarsa Kitchen+Bar
3.6
3.5 Stars

13 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 2
  • 4 stars 7
  • 3 stars 1
  • 2 stars 3
  • 1 star 0
  • 13 Reviews
  • 83 Recommend
  • 13 Reviewers
Category:
Filipino
Business Hours
Open: 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

Chloe C.
4.0 Stars
3

If you absolutely love bone marrow (like me!) then you'll definitely enjoy Sarsa's Sizzling Kansi. This sizzling beef dish, drizzled in the slightly sour kansi gravy and served with a decadent chunk of bone marrow is incredibly comforting and indulgent - perfect for the rainy season!

The rich, fatty flavor of the bone marrow goes perfectly well with the meat and the sauce. I also tried Chicken Liver Skewers in Chocolate Sauce (I can't remember the name of the dish) out of curiosity. Surprisingly, the decadent, slightly sweet, and slightly bitter chocolate sauce paired well with the salty and tender chicken livers. I think it would be better to share this dish though, since the flavors and textures are pretty heavy and rich.

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Kara G.
4.0 Stars
2

There are still so many dishes I want to try here and thankfully kasama ko mayaman so sya nanlibre 128513

We just got the palabok and sinigang na bangus belly 128523128523128523 iced tea shake for me and coke zero for mayaman 128518

The palabok was good for 2-3 people na. Really yummy. It had different "sahog" than pork; I think that was isaw? The sinigang, paired with garlic rice, was uhmayziiing! Not too sour or salty, just right lang. 128079🏻128079🏻128079🏻128079🏻

Ambience wasn't really that condusive to carrying out conversations especially when you're seated near the bar, where the blending whirring noises tend to drown out everything. And not so happy that I had to call different people's attention to get thw bill. Kelangan magalit pa para bigay bill?!

#looloosummergiveaway2018

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Jaja R.
4.0 Stars
8

Took advantage Booky Prime's BOGO offer for Crispy Pork Sisig: 5/5 - It was indeed crunchy and doesn't make me feel guilty indulging it. Not oily at all.

Batchoy: 4/5 - The serving was good for sharing. Taste for me is good.

Chicken Isaw: 3/5 - the sosyal version of a sisig. I feel that it's overrated. Mas okay pa din ang isaw sa UP!

Pumpkin Chocolate Roll: 4/5 - I like that there is no aftertaste of the pumpkin, tastes good but would prefer for the chocolate to be sweeter.

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Reich T.
4.0 Stars
2

After Silantro, he wanted sweets to wash down the salt. He wanted something with Caramel.

There are limited choices for caramel based desserts in UPTC. After contemplating the amount of sugar found in milkshakes, i had an epihany - Piaya! Off to Sarsa we go!

Piaya Ice Cream Sandwich (Php 145). Piaya, salted muscovado, caramel sauce and vanila ice cream. Think of an ice cream sandwich but instead of using conventional elements,  Sarsa used crispy piaya.  The crunch of the latter compliments the creamy texture of the ice cream.  And oh,  this baby is drizzled with caramel x salted muscovado syrup.

Pumpkin Chocolate Balls (Php 145). Pumpkin croquette, melted chocolate and pandan sauce. Goodness Gracious Great Balls of Pumpkin! I know, that didnt sound right BUT one thing is for sure dem croquettes are amazeballs! I love the melted semi sweer chocolate and how it enhances the natural sweetness of ze pumpkin. And let is not forget the pandan sauce.

Caramel cravings satisfied. Well done, Sarsa!

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Judie Ann Princess M.
4.0 Stars
5

It was Dec. 23 when me and my elementary friends decided to do a Christmas catch up. 127877127876

We decided to go to UPTC with no idea on where to eat. So after the long walk, we have passed by to this restaurant and we were hooked by the smell of the savory, salty, charcoal and herbs and we really knew that it was something grilled. So we looked inside, the interior really caught us. It has a wide space foe the diners. And the vibes was very homey.

We ordered the:

Crispy Dilis 128031128031128031128031128031
It is really delicious! It was an appetizer on the menu but we ate is as an ulam 128514 even if it has cooled down because we were waiting for the other foods, it is still cripy. The saltiness was just right because it has being balanced by the (I forgot of it is) honey glaze. Try this one! 128523128523

Sinigang na Bangus Belly 128031128031
I really don't eat any kind of soup or saucy dish with fish on it. I don't know why but I just don't really liked the taste. The soup for me was ok. I love the veggies btw 128514 the fish was grilled also. My friends loved it. 128077

Chicken Inasal 127831127831127831127831127831
We ordered the petso-pak (petso or breast and pakpak or wing part) it is different from the other inasal I tried. I really felt I was in Bacalod for tasting this. Tho I haven't been there yet. Hehe!

Sizzling Bulalo 127830127830127830127830127830
OMG! This is my first time to try a kind of dish like this. And I will tell you. It is really super duper delicious! No wonder it is one of their bestsellers.🎖 the beef was so tender, it is so flavorful and walang umay factor. It is really recommended 128523128521

We had 6 rice and I just had water while my friends had Calamansi Juice.

Nami Gid! 128515128523

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Muffy T.
4.0 Stars
2

There are a lot of good food there! I was surpised to have like their adobong pusit the best. A few other dishes i would recommend are the pork sisig, monggo with bagnet, and sizzling bulalo. The isaw is pretty great but just too expensive.

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Julie L.
3.0 Stars
6

My balikbayan friend wanted Filipino food for dinner. It’s also my first time there. Another friend of ours mentioned there used to be crispy hito which was her favorite but it phased out. Too bad I wasn’t able to try it out because my friend was raving about it.

Here’s what we order:
Isaw (3 sticks for Php 185) - given that they cleaned it throughly and grilled just right, it was too expensive for isaw.
Brainy Pork Sisig (Php 325) I’m a fan of crispy or malamislamis sisig and this crispy sisig was one for the books. Although another pricey dish.
Php 52.50 for a cup of rice
Kare Kare (Php 360) mostly kare kare sauce not much vegetables. Request for additional binagoong if needed. There’s a teaspoon on top of the dish.
Kansi Rice Noodles (Php 295) we all had no idea what Kansi was it but I liked it the tender noodles with meat slices.

A number of the dishes were great for sharing. But I find some of dishes pricey when it comes to the value and serving size. The staff were nice but needed to call attention twice to get ask for water or extra utensils.

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Aileen L.
5.0 Stars
5

A Negrense Bistro by Chef JP Anglo🇸🇽 well he is the chef that your watching in Master Chef Philippines.

Went here last August 23 with hubby for dinner at Phase 2 UP Town Center branch.

The ambience was nice . Then we ordered their famous best seller sizzling kansi, damn so good. Then we add two cooked pork belly , Sarsa Kare-Kare and for the finale , we got the best dessert! Kalabasa Choco balls for the win! I was hesitant first because it's kalabasa and I swear you'll never taste that it's a squash. Will be back here for sure !128076

Thanks to their staff for the reco !

They have branches also in Megamall, Makati, BGC, MOA and Rockwell!

Namit Gid!

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Mark B.
2.0 Stars

The pork sisig was burned since the sizzling plate was too hot. The isaw also was kind of burned. The sizzling beef had too many calamasi. The twice cooked pork belly was the only good food that I tasted. The interiors are nice. But cant say the same for the food.

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Denise R.
4.0 Stars
4

Had lunch here for Mother's Day, and understandably, the place was packed. Fortunately, we were smart enough to pre-book a table, and were ushered inside after waiting for just a few minutes.

We were asked to sit at a comfy couch, corner table, and I was glad that although the place was full, it didn't feel cramped. My family and I still had enough breathing space to sit and talk comfortably, without the people from the neighboring seat hearing us.

We were handed the menu almost immediately, and we ordered their Laing, Pansit Palabok, Tuna Sisig, Sarsa Chicken (highly recommended by my brother's officemates) and five cups of rice. Food was served within 15 mins as promised. We were even updated every once in a while of the status.

The verdict on food quality: everything tasted great and complementary! My favorite as always was the Laing which I just had to put some more chili on, so it will be my right level of spice. The chicken was indeed best seller material with its rich and tasty sauce, although would have preferred that they already removed the chicken skin. Not a fan of pansit palabok but surprisingly, I liked their version. There was a different taste to it that may be unique to Sarsa's/Bacolod's style. And lastly, the tuna sisig was also quite good, which we finished in just minutes.

Service standpoint, the staff was very attentive and patient even though they had countless, free-flowing customers because of the occasion. My glass of water was almost never left empty. The icing to the cake of our dining experience was that we were given free dessert. This was a promo of theirs where first 50 moms will be given a treat.

After our meal, we were served with Banana Tsokolate Turon which was 6 pieces of turon smothered with sweet sauce that tasted like Choc-Nut. Yum! What a nice gesture from them which even us (the non-moms) benefited from 128522

Price-wise, it was slightly a bit pricey than usual, because the food serving size was only good for 2-3 so we had to order a number of dishes. Nevertheless, it was worth it. Kudos to Sarsa! You're now in my top 5 favorite Filipino food restos to dine in 128076🏻

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Howard G.
2.0 Stars
3

Wow. I did not expect to be so disappointed.
Sisig claimed to be brainy and it had a few bits of those, but it had no ear parts and was way too salty. Brains are heavenly items that should shine, not be overwhelmed.
The kansi was so-so. Thankfully, I saved the bone marrow from the sauce and got to enjoy it. That's one star there.
The veggies were so disappointing. The gising-gising must have used powdered coconut milk. Ugh. Terrible. And the string beans were undercooked. Some veggies taste great undercooked or raw, this wasn't one of them.
Yeesh. Not comforted by what should have been great comfort food items.
The second star is from the excellent service.

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Faith M.
2.0 Stars

Expected more from the taste. quality and quantity of food that is for sharing.

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Nars R.
5.0 Stars
4

Food and service is 2 thumbs up! No more no less...
But they just accept cash payment, i wonder why?
Ordered their bestseller- sizzling kansi- dahil sa sarap pwdeng pang-solo! hahaha
they serve the food after 20-30mins, good to know they have hi-speed wifi connection so u won't get bored waiting.

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