The Smokeyard

5666 Don Pedro St., Makati, Metro Manila

The Smokeyard
2.6
2.5 Stars

12 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 0
  • 4 stars 2
  • 3 stars 6
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 3
  • 15 Reviews
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Category:
American
Business Hours
Open: 12:00p - 12:00a
Phone
+6327711288

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 12:00p - 12:00a
  • Monday
    • Closed
  • Tuesday
    • 12:00p - 12:00a
  • Wednesday
    • 12:00p - 12:00a
  • Thursday
    • 12:00p - 12:00a
  • Friday
    • 12:00p - 2:00a
  • Saturday
    • 12:00p - 2:00a

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Midz S.
3.0 Stars
3

4/8 POBLACION FOODCRAWL C/O SRIRACHA

I've been to Smokeyard before, and my first visit was awful. So when we arrived we were trying to remember the experience and we were feeling doubtful that this place will be able to redeem itself.

We had their smoked wings (which we had before) and their mac and cheese topped with sriracha.

127744SMOKED WINGS
Their wings seem better now than before, although by just a slim difference. Apparently it was coated with sriracha, but I wasn't able to get a taste of it. We were told that their wings are different from those we are familiar of, since their wings are smoked instead of the usual frying. This explains the taste of the wings: smoked with a hint of barbeque.

127744MAC AND CHEESE
I found this insanely hot. One bite and I'm done. I can't say that I was able to get the taste of the usual cheeses (i.e. parmesan, cheddar). At first I was thinking that it tasted somewhat like mayonnaise or mustard? I can't get what it is but it's not cheese (maybe fake cheese 128514)

Smokeyard is a popular stop in the area. It was full on the night we visited.

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Unisse C.
3.0 Stars
3

The Smokeyard was our 4th stop for our #SrirachaPH food crawl last Friday.

The place is a counter-order type but since we were only tring out their Sriracha inspired dishes, Gutsy offered to request the food for us.

SMOKED SRIRACHA CHICKEN WINGS
Before the chicken was served, we were already given disclaimers that the chicken is not the usual type of chicken Filipinos are used to – crispy chicken. Smokeyard imports their wood from the US and use those to smoke their meat.

The Sriracha infused sauce coating the chicken made it look quite dark but it wasn't spicy. The chicken itself was a bit dry and lacked a bit of flavor.

SRIRACHA MAC AND CHEESE
Made with 4 different cheeses, this mac and cheese was very cheesy for me. 🧀 The cheese had Sriracha mixed into it and it was more spicy than the chicken's sauce. The server later added some more Sriracha on top for presentation (lol, they forgot 128514).

I liked the mac and cheese but the price can be quite steep. The bowl above is P140. 128563

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EJ B.
4.0 Stars
5

Sriracha Festival
Poblacion, Makati
(Sponsored Looloo Food Crawl)

Fourth stop: Smokeyard

After having our Sriracha Chicken Wings at Z Hostel Cafe and Bar and Alamat Filipino Pub... Oh! We're having another Sriracha Chicken Wings at The Smokeyard. LOLz 128514

The good man provided us table outside the restaurant when we saw the organizer of the Sriracha event and chat with him again. The first food to arrive was the Sriracha Mac and Cheese, followed by the Sriracha wings. Wow! 3 platters of Wings paired with 3 small bowl of Mac and Cheese. Ang dami!!! 128540

128050 Sriracha Chicken Wings - 11088110881108811088 4/5
"The spicy level is manageable, among the chicken wings I've ever tasted. This one is better. May pagka sweet and spicy."

128050 Sriracha Mac and Cheese - 11088110881108811088 4/5
"I like the creaminess and cheesiness of the mac and cheese. Yes! It's spicy too, but again it's manageable."

The staff accommodated us well and provided good service while we were at The Smokeyard.

Thank you Peanut D 128153

#ilovetoeatph 12851510084

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Reich T.
1.0 Stars
2

Sige na.... gagawan ko na uli kayo ng review. Pffft!

Smoeyard is the fourth stop of our #SrirachaFoodCrawl. I know Smokeyard. Ive been here before and i was disappointed because of three things - service, food and price. They are pretty consistent in flunking in the aforementioned categories.

I am convincing myself that the food is not that bad and i am desperately trying to throw all my biases off the window. I CANT. I refuse to.

They served the following:

Mac and Cheese. I didnt like it. It is cheesy alright but it tastes ordinary. They claim they used four types of cheese!!! Weh! Di nga. Lasang kraft eh!

Sriracha Wings. Hindi lasang Sriracha. This is smoked chicken coated with Sriracha. Sus! Walang effiort, daanin na lng sa sauce. And no amount of sauce can hide the fact that the chicken is dry! Sahara Desert Levels.

Hay Smokeyard. Nakakapagod na. Pramis.

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Ruth S.
1.0 Stars

SRIRACHA FOOD CRAWL 128293

4/8: SMOKEYARD

FOOD: Sriracha Chicken Wings + Mac n Cheese
TASTE: Meh. Better than last time but still meh. The taste wasn't that intense, it wasn't as flavorful since they only brushed the outside of the chicken with the sauce. The Sriracha Mac n Cheese was just okay. Made w 4 types of cheese + sriracha and then topped with more cheese and sriracha. Kind of spicy and hmm, not super cheesy, it tastes like the microwavable type. Not extraordinary. Also pricey! 🙄

SERVICE: Meh. Same same.

PS: I should have asked myself the questions I made (referring to my 1st review for this place) before going back here. Not worth it. Hindi na mauulit. 🙄🙄

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Bernisse C.
3.0 Stars
3

The inspiration of smokeyard's dishes literally came from the word "smoked". The charcoal used to grill their meat are actually imported to get that really smokey flavor.

You actually have two choices on where to dine - indoors which is the smoking/barbecuing area or outdoors. Our reserved seat was situated outside, which I preferred since the night really had a nice cool breeze.

As one of the partners of Sriracha Philippines for the Chinese New Year event, Smokeyard whipped up a few Sriracha inspired dishes.

🧀 SRIRACHA MAC N' CHEESE | [P140 6oz. • P160 8 oz.] 11088110881108811088
Among the several mac n' cheeses I've tried, Smokeyard's has to be one of the cheesiest versions. One bite and I knew they weren't skimpy with their cheese. Although the sriracha flavor is evident, it wasn't as spicy as I thought it would be. On a scale of 1 to 10, it's probably a level 2 or 3.

128036 SRIRACHA CHICKEN WINGS [P65 • 50g] 1108811088
The chicken wings, on the other hand, were underwhelming. Skin was soft and the meat was on the dry side. Plus, I couldn't taste the sriracha at all. Gutsy, one of the organizers of the Sriracha rendezvous, explained that Smokeyard's wings are not for everyone as these are not the usual "crispy" wings people go for. Its softness is an effect of how it's cooked which is really the intended style of the owner. Guess it's just not for me 128586

Gusty also explained that Smokeyard is more of a self-service type of restaurant. You order by the counter then their staff brings it to your table once it's done. But since Gutsy already pre-ordered for us, we were just asked to wait by our table.

Overall, it was okay. I will come back for the mac n' cheese but I have to pass of the chicken. Plus I think it's quite expensive considering they sell by weight.

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Kwokie K.
2.0 Stars
3

The Poblacion district of Makati is certainly alive and kicking, there's new spots opening left and right. Right beside Z hostel is this yard with Wild Poppy and Smokeyard.

Judging the place just standing outside, I more or less knew it was going to be an expensive meal. There was 55" TV outside showing NBA games, and their lunch specials of "pulled pork strips" rice and drink was already Php175. I also saw a group of expats eating outside, and inside was just 2 groups of 2 folks. Not exactly your noon time peak crowd.

You have 2 sitting options, inside - you have the whole place enveloped by the "smokiness" of the meat. At first you like the smell, but just for that brief time we stayed inside, your eyes start to tear up from the "spice from the smoke." So we decided to sit outside despite it being the smoking area, we just hoped that the overhead fans do their job.

For the food, you order by the counter by choosing your meal or ordering your meat by weight. I asked for their specialty and they said it will be the beef brisket and the pork belly, they asked if I wanted wings so I also ordered a pair. For the sides, plain rice and cornbread. Upon paying, man, my jaw dropped - Php700! I mean yeah I ordered 3 kinds of meat, but they were all just 100g each. (Pictured)

The beef - being the specialty, leaves much to be desired. It wasn't that tender, flavors were there but for a medium cooked meat - it wasn't great. The wings were overly fried with the meat practically dry to the bone. The cornbread, by itself, was also very dry in its texture. I even have complaints on the rice as it was sticky as well. The only saving grace was the pork being tender and juicy.

I haven't been reviewing much lately since we've been eating at home more often, I've also been cooking better at home, so when I do eat out - I try to choose the places if they're worth it. This place, sadly, does not live up to its price, its hype nor its ambiance.

P.S. They do have their sense of humor intact, you can actually try to get a complaint done. Just make sure it fits their complaint form box.

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Jen L.
3.0 Stars

limited choices for non alcoholic drinks 128148

pricey a bit pero buti tasty ang food 128522

stayed in the ground floor for aircon and non smoking environment 128517

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Rodney O.
3.0 Stars

Nice ambiance.

Beef ribs, beef something and chicken wings. Sakto lang. Fire BBQ sauce, cassava chips, mac & cheese. Yum!

Parking can be difficult.

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Jorelle F.
3.0 Stars

Price is tooooo expensive.! Hahaha. Though the food was tasty and delicious, I think the price is too steep for their servings. They offer a wide variety of american smoked meat. From spareribs, to baby back ribs and even chicken wings. The serving size depends on how mamy grams you order. The minimum portion is 50grams which is too small (you can consider it as bite size). For example one regular chicken wing is already 70+grams and it already costs 90php. What I meant about regular is like a "toddler" chicken wing. Hahaha.
I love their mac and 4cheese. Really a must try. 128139. Me and my friend ordered a platter which consusy of 2 sides, 75grams pulled porked and 2 chicken wings. It costs 400php.
I really liked the food but I don't think it justifies the price.

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Midz S.
1.0 Stars
4

As we continued with our Poblacion food crawl, we stumbled upon this restaurant just beside one stop of ours. The place seemed good from the outside, and the name “Smokeyard” just gave me a nice impression about it. I pictured all the steaks, ribs and other meats I could imagine in my mind.
All of those thoughts in my mind? WRONG. ALL SO WRONG.

There were outdoor seats as well as indoor. So we entered, saw that there was one table occupied, chose our tables and sat down. The place looked so warm, mainly due to the lightings. There’s a counter with the menu written in chalk just above it, and around 3 people behind the counter.

Even though we already kind of settled inside, most of us were feeling suffocated by the atmosphere inside the place, as it was a bit foggy with a strong burning-ish smell, which maybe was the smoke from cooking the ribs. Because of this, we decided to eat outside.

We then approached the counter to get a better look at the menu items and ordered. For the meats, we ordered the sausages, beef brisket and wings. We also had an order of the pulled pork sliders (3 pieces). Just to give you a heads up, meats are priced at around P60-P130 per 50g. They weigh it in front of you as you order, so you know how much you are going to order (at least you can see if you need more or less depending on how many you are in the group). After you’ve decided about the quantity of your meats, they then place it on a tray, along with your next orders. The pulled pork used for the sliders were also weighed before the meal was assembled. This was given on a separate tray.

Let’s get down to the food:

SAUSAGES – The only meat we found delicious (compared to the other orders). It tasted okay, a bit salty but in a way that I liked, since it’s the flavor of the meat. But I’ve tasted something like this before, so nothing new.

BEEF BRISKET – they have two beef briskets: one with more fat and the other without. They said that the ones with more fat tastes better than the ones without. Nevertheless, we all found this dish tasteless and dry. The only thing that can make you swallow it is by adding the sauce.

WINGS – They brought out the wings and rubbed some sauce on top. I didn’t like this. It tasted different. Not in a unique and good way but in an awful way. It didn’t taste like barbeque or buffalo, I don’t know how to explain it since I really didn’t get its taste.

PULLED PORK SLIDERS P220 – We all agreed that we hated this dish. It didn’t taste good at all. It didn’t taste good while I was eating it, but the worst part was the after-taste: pure, strong bitterness that we can’t even just ignore it. It’s a good thing they have tall mason jars, so we were able to gulp lots of water to cleanse our tongues with the taste (almost).
Service was really poor. The people at the counter seemed annoyed, like they hate their jobs that they let their customers feel their hatred.

Overall, we had a horrible experience with this restaurant. I don’t think I’ve encountered food or service as bad as this, or if I have, then this will beat all those past experiences.

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Ruth S.
1.0 Stars
3

Fourth Stop.

Bago ka kumain dito, kailangan mo munang masagot ang mga sumusunod na tanong.

Kailangan lahat ay masagutan ng tama.

Kapag mali ang iyong sagot, hindi ka pwedeng kumain dito.

Okay. Game?

1. Gaano kadalas ang minsan? _____
2. Bakit ka ba? ______

Kung sakali mang nasagutan mo sila, gusto kong malaman paano? 128517128514

Huling tanong,

3. Bakit mo gustong kumain dito? Yung totoo?? 128563128563128563

Just in case gustong gusto mo talaga, sausage ang kunin mo. Hindi siya worth it. Mahal siya. Pero siya lang yung okay kainin.

Wag na yung pulled pork, beef brisket, at chicken wings. Sayang sa pera. 128557128531

Pulled Pork Sliders - malungkot, lasang luma, at hindi masarap.

Beef Brisket - malambot naman pero walang lasa.

Chicken wings - okay naman yung sauce pero hindi worth it itry.

At ang service. Jusko. MALALA.

Wag na, please. 128534128553

PS: Habang kumakain kami dito, bigla kong naisip na baka best friends sila Smokeyard, Okiniri and Ramen Kagetsu. 128563128530 Mission nila ay ang maghasik ng lagim. 128566128566

Suggestion: mag FAT DADDY's ka na lang sa BGC or Marikina. 128521

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Clarissa P.
1.0 Stars
4

I was thinking of giving two instead of one star for this place because ---

1) restaurant was spacious with manly interiors - a mix of wood, unfinished walls, metal and tiles

2) open kitchen and you'll get to choose how much meat you want or can afford plus they'll ask how much fat you want with your meat

3) their sausage was really good - a mix of beef and pork

BUT!!!!!!

>>> One of their servers, a gal, was so BITCHY! Too much attitude used in the wrong way, made faces as soon as we turned our backs and I caught her do this TWICE!

>>> AND no one was smiling like the whole time!!! Come on you guys, love what you do! LOL

AND AND AND....

- poor ventilation which will make you want to stay in their open air area unless you want to suffocate yourself and/or smell like smoked meat

- expensive food! They will charge you according to the weight of the meat you chose by increments of 50g... look at one of the pics with the menu board - 110Php per 50g of sausage which was about 3-4 thin slices, 65php per 50g of chicken wing and each wing weighs more than 100g so IMAGINE PAYING FOR A PIECE OF CHICKEN FOR at least 130PHP!!!! Insane!

- expensive food is okay as long as it's really yummy, like Your Local Torched Salmon Donburi yummy, but if not you'll feel liked you've been robbed and that's exactly how we felt when we paid around 1300Php for our meat platter and sliders

- HORRIBLE FOOD!!!

>>> The sausage was the only thing good but come on they didn't even cook that!

>>> The Pulled Pork sliders were meh so if ever don't order these or better yet DO NOT GO TO THIS PLACE AT ALL!!! Pulled pork tasted like the meat has been sitting there for hours - mushy with bitter after taste. Not even their sauces made it taste decent. Buns used were ordinary.

>>> The Beef Brisket slices were bland, even the slices with fat were bland and you literally have to drown these with their sauces for consolation

>>> The chicken tasted okay maybe because of the sauce that they smothered it with

- Poor, wait that's actually BAD, customer service! The people who prepared our food didn't seem like they wanted what they were doing or maybe they think we don't have money to buy.

>>>The owner was there and told us to eat the brisket right away coz it'll get dry right away and when he looked at the platter he told us that it's actually dry already. He did this in a not so polite or good way.

There there... Don't tell me I didn't warn you! 128518

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Reich T.
1.0 Stars
2

4th Stop.  #TheUsualSuspects #PoblacionFoodCrawl.

The Smokehouse is one of the joints along Don Pedro Street in Poblacion.  Their signage caught my attention while we were having lunch at Bucky's.  

Unfortunately,  the catchy signage is all they have to offer.  The food is atrocious.  Allow me to elaborate.

| Pulled Pork Sliders.  Highway robbery!  This is the first time i felt shortchanged for shelling out my working class dough on food.  First,  the so called pulled pork doesn't taste fresh. There's a bitter aftertaste.  Yung totoo,  pulled pork ba talaga or pangat?  #PangatlongArawNaPulledPork

| Meat Platter Thingy.  5 stars for being consistent.  They mastered the art of serving atrocious food!  The beef brisket doesn't have any flavor and the texture is rubbery.  Drenching it in mustard didn't help,  it is still awful.  The chicken wings isn't cooked properly,  there's flavor alright but it's bad.  Saving grace is the sausage.

Sorry,  but a few slices of good sausage isn't enough to pacify me.  Why?  I can easily let them off with warning or an evil eye if not for the bad service.  

One of the servers is the epitome of bad customer service.   If someone asks me to give a detailed description of bad customer service,  i would readily show her photo.  When we first came in,  she approached us and said

"Let us know if you are ready to order. "

The statement was delivered in the most annoying tone,  and don't forget her equally annoyed look. 

Bad food,  bad service and annoying servers. 

For the love of all things holy,  save yourself from utter disappointment - Do not dine here.

I seriously hope that the people behind The Smokehouse take time to provide feedback to their waitstaff.  She is bad for business.

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Ian P.
4.0 Stars
4

Great place for good old fashioned Bbq! Had lunch with a colleague and we pretty much had a sampling of their bbq.
We had the smoked brisket sandwich, pulled pork, smoked ribs and smoke pork belly. Sampled there dirty rice, Mac and cheese as well.
Very tasty and very nice place. Will definitely come back! Cheers!

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