Torch Restaurant

Greenbelt 5, Legazpi St., Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila

Torch Restaurant
4.1
4.0 Stars

65 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 21
  • 4 stars 33
  • 3 stars 8
  • 2 stars 2
  • 1 star 1
  • 78 Reviews
  • 239 Recommend
  • 65 Reviewers
Category:
International
Business Hours
Reopens Sat: 10:00a - 3:00a

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 12:00a
  • Monday
    • 10:00a - 12:00a
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00a - 12:00a
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00a - 3:00a
  • Thursday
    • 10:00a - 3:00a
  • Friday
    • 10:00a - 3:00a
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 3:00a

Payment Options

American Express, Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Parking:
Street, Parking Lot
Reservations:
Yes
Kids Menu:
Yes
Delivery:
Yes
Take Out:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Waiter Service:
Yes
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Bernisse C.
4.0 Stars
8

Friday nights are meant for catching up with friends and unwinding after a long week of work. Since it can be really traffic everywhere on a weeknight, we decided to just stay close to our office. Greenbelt 5 was just a bridge away so it's no big surprise that we're here again at Torch. Yay! 127881
 
127844VOLCANO ROLL | [P370] 1108811088110881108811088
I LOVED this. It has everything that I want in a maki. Freshly baked sushi roll filled with tempura, tamago and Japanese cucumber, and topped with spice-baked US scallops. The blend of the ingredients used was perfect but what I really loved about this was the sauce that went on top of with it. It was just so creamy and cheesy yet the cheese flavor is not overpowering at all. Definitely a must try❗️
 
127829WHITE TRUFFLE SAUSAGE PIZZA [P450] 11088110881108811088
A sumptuous topping of sautéed fresh mushrooms and grilled Italian sausages, topped with a blend of Fontina and mozzarella cheese, drizzled with truffle oil. This is a good alternative if you want to steer away from the usual tomato based pizzas. There was a generous serving of cheese on top and you can definitely taste the truffle flavor. The mushrooms and sausages were enough that you get to have a small portion in every bite. The crust was thin and crispy – perfect.
 
128046STEAK PANIZZA | [P350] 1108811088110881108811088
U.S. Angus Beef strips on a fresh, oven-baked panizza topped with mozzarella and cream cheese. As mentioned in my last review, I really do love this one. The Angus Beef strips were very juicy and flavorful. The panizza is oven-baked so it’s not oily while the alfalfa and salsa that came with it were fresh. I loved how the mozzarella and cream cheese made the whole dish even more flavorful. I liked how the bread itself was very thin and how guilt-free this dish makes me feel.
 
Directions for eating: Layer the alfalfa and tomato salsa on top of the panizza then roll it. Enjoy! 128516
 
127812TARTUFO PASTA [P550] 11088110881108811088
Creamy truffle mushroom pasta in fettuccini. A great dish 128077🏻

🌶APPETIZER SAMPLER [P495] 110881108811088
Buffalo Asian Wings (4pcs) • Chili Cheese Crispers (3pcs) • Chicken Skin (3pcs) • Truffle Fries
 
When I saw this being served on other tables during my previous visits, I knew I had to try it soon. I was a bit disappointed the moment I tried it though. Presentation looks great but the taste was average. Personally not a fan of chicken wings so I did not even taste it. The truffle fries did not even have a hint of truffle flavor. It just tasted like normal thick cut fries. What I did like were the Chili Cheese Crispers and Chicken Skin. Crispers were not too spicy but still flavorful while the Chicken Skin was crispy and perfect with the vinegar sauce that went along with it.

128031SMOKED JABANERO GLAZED SALMON [P450] 1108811088
Unagi Citrus sauce • Mango salsa • Garlic Parsley Rice
There was a HUGE difference between the photo on the menu and the dish served to us. Salmon was bland. It just felt so sad eating this. 128532
 
🎖SALPICAO MEDALLION | [P580]1108811088110881108811088
The crowd favorite - medallions of certified Angus Beef, wrapped with bacon and served with mashed potatoes and sautéed French beans. The salty bacon added that savory salty flavor to the tender and juicy beef 128069 Mashed potato was smooth and brought balance to the saltiness of the dish. Really loved this one! Also, this was served on a granite stone and therefore, would continue cooking until you reach preferred doneness. Do put it on your plate immediately if you want a rarer doneness.
 
For dessert, we ordered BREAD PUDDING WITH SABAYON SAUCE (P150), FROZEN BRAZO DE MERCEDES (P235) and CRÈME BRULE CAKE (P220). They don't have the best range and flavors for desserts so I suggest getting dessert someplace else. It's pretty average for the same price range.

It's always been great dining here. The servers were very accommodating and food was great except for one 128517 Will definitely keep coming back for their great comfort food.
 
Photos:
1. Salpicao Medallion
2. Volcano Roll
3. Steak Panizza
4. Tartufo Pasta
5. White truffle sausage pizza
6. Smoked Jaberno Glazed Salmon
7. Brazo de Mercedes & Creme Brûlée Cake
8. Bread pudding with Sabayon sauce
*Sorry the appetizer sampler's photo turned out bad 128557

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Bernisse C.
4.0 Stars
3

It's been about four months since my best friend and I had a meal together. We wanted to eat somewhere close to our office and opted to dine at Torch in Greenbelt 5.

We ordered their SOFT SHELL CRAB SALAD (P300), STEAK PANIZZA (P350), and TORCH'S SIGNATURE ROLL (P400).

Soft Shell Crab - Fresh mixed greens with crispy breaded soft-shell crab, ripe mangoes and black grapes, served with Pomegranate and Torch's signature dressing. This is one of my favorite dishes in Torch. The soft shell crab is crispy on the outside but soft on the inside. The fruits and dressing really balanced the dish well too. This could be the perfect meal for you if you're looking for something light.

Steak Panizza - U.S. Angus Beef on a fresh, oven baked panizza topped with mozzarella and cream cheese. This was really good as well. The beef was cooked to perfection: seasoned well and juicy. You actually need to roll this with the greens, tomatoes and onions inside and eat it like a sandwich. I must say that I was really satisfied with it. Because this was baked, it was not oily like regular pizzas. The bread was very thin and everything just went well together. I love a little bit of spice in my food so I added a few drops of their hot sauce to balance everything out. Overall, this is a wonderful dish.

Torch's signature roll - sushi roll filled with softshell crab, ebi tempura, tamago and Japanese cucumber, topped with wakame seaweed, kani and ripe mango. To be honest, this is nothing special. I did not taste the soft shell crab and ebi tempura at all. I was kind of disappointed since out of the three dishes we ordered, this was the most expensive.

The overall experience was great as the servers were attentive and friendly. The ambience was good as well. Most diners were coming over from work (like us) since it was a Thursday night. We were both ladies so 3 dishes was a bit too much. We almost did not finish everything. 128514 But we'll definitely be back to try their other dishes.

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Xyberdoc M.
3.0 Stars

Ordered 3 different makis. Nothing extra ordinary. Country fried steak was a bit too oily . The seabass was not worth it! Salmon was probably the best of the lot.

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Wayne P.
4.0 Stars
2

Finally had the chance to try this restaurant last week and it did NOT disappoint! I mean, the interior is beautiful, the ambiance is good, service crews are attentive and very enthusiastic when taking our photos (it's like they took a short course on photography! Ha! 128522) and the FOOD.... THe food was great!!! I heard they are big on pizza, sushi rolls and steak, so we ordered all the chef's reco:

We ordered their:
Torch Signature Roll - i had just one but its a fusion of flavors inside your mouth! I wouldnt mind ordering this again.128077🏻
Soft Shell Crab Salad - i wanted to have the salad all for myself because it is sooooo delicioso!128588
Clam Chowder soup - well, this one is so-so... I would prefer ordering the pumpkin soup instead next time.
Gambas/cheese sausage Pizza- we ordered half gambas and half cheese sausage. Though i'm not a big fan of pizza, i find it yummy! But make sure to eat the pizza while its still hot.
Medallion Salpicao - this one is the bomb128163!!! Solid!!! Im still dreaming of it until now! Hahaha!
(Insert name of dessert with fireworks and vanilla icecream on the top) - this one is a stunner! Drawing too much attention when served but it live up to it! Its soooooo gooooood!

Overall, I love Torch! The price is just right. We all left with unbuttoned pants and a smile on our faces.. 128523

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Trish T.
4.0 Stars
2

By far the best margherita pizza I've had... Although, we have to wait for a table because they're "cleaning" it pa daw. To think the place is not full that time. Leas than 5mins waiting lang naman. But still, init kaya sa labas hahaha

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Patrick B.
4.0 Stars
3

After watching civil war, my friends and I got hungry because of too much bromance in the movie. 128517

We decided to try a different place instead of our usual choices. So we went to Torch.

The waiting time took a while. But I liked that they were very apologetic and offered free iced tea since it was very hot outside.

Ordered carbonara for myself and nachos and philly cheesesteak pizza for everyone. I got very full.

The nachos' serving was huge. We weren't able to finish it. It's a good appetizer though but it can also get you full if you eat a lot.

The pizza was okay. Not really a fan of it because I felt it had too much cheese. It's a cheesesteak so maybe that's why. 128516

My carbonara was very creamy and heavy. I liked that it has egg (I'm an egg fan) and bacon! I wasn't able to finish it though since I got full eating lots of nachos.

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Josette P.
5.0 Stars

If only they have a loyalty card, I most certainly think I deserve one. This is my go-to place in Greenbelt having a pasta craving. Why? Because of that cheesy meatball pasta right there. It's so good!! I love the cheese and the solid goodness of the meatball. The blackened chicken alfredo is also good! Creamy and tasty the way it should be. The california rolls is always a must to have. While the bacon rolls are for the kids at heart 10084️ You can have your pizza in half-half thus having 2 would mean tasting 4 of their specialty pizzas. Always a fave of mine is the Phillysteak with great red sauce and cream cheese. Ugh! The beefy taste is so good! 128525 You can never say no also to their 5-cheese pizza. Omg!!! Oozing cheese on every bite. Not too mention they have gambas and classic margarita too(with big tomato chunks). I also love the bread sticks complimentary prior the orders be served. Ohhh my, I just have all the good things to say about this place.

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Sandy P.
5.0 Stars
2

Torch is known for a line-up of delicious dishes from Italian, Spanish, American cuisines.

We first ordered for their Appetizer Sampler which include Buffalo Asian wings (4pcs) Chili Cheese Crispers (3pcs) Chicken Skin (3pcs) and Truffle Fries for P495 - I was already full after eating these! Lol 128514

Then I also tried their US Angus Tenderloin Salpicao Medallion- Certified Angus Beef, wrapped with bacon and served with garlic parsley rice or mashed potatoes and sautéed mixed vegetables P579.95 - It was served in a half inch marble plate with mini stove torch underneath to keep it hot, you can ask assistance from the staff if you would want to take off the torch.

The food was good and tasty, the serving size is big! They completed the food first before they serve it. I just dont like that when we arrived, I first ordered my mango shake and it took a while before they serve it. (I was thinking where did they get the mango fruit 128514)

But overall, it was a good experience to try out something new! 128513

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Maia T.
4.0 Stars
2

See that ooey gooey skillet of cheese? 128525128525 Crazy right! Thats an order of angus mac and cheese ordered along our usual salmon cream cheese roll.

They served us their appetizer of fried pasta which was addictingly good! Salty and crunchy. The salmon cream cheese roll was still as good as when we initally tried it last year.

The angus mac and cheese was sinfully good! Mounds of cheese stringing around and around everywhere. The angus steak was a bit underdone for me but it went well to balance the mac and cheese. We had a difficult time consuming this skillet of goodness as it was really heavy on the stomach. Definitely something you can share! 128522

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Mico C.
4.0 Stars

Oh, it’s always a struggle when your small group of friends decides to have wine night on your last day of taking medicine. All 7 of my companions decided that they will avail of the unlimited wine option that night. I was given the wine list by the waiter, further adding insult to my constraint. I scanned the non-alcoholic drinks they had available, an activity which I haven’t done before. Surprisingly, they had a very wide range of different drinks available.

I set a rule for myself that night: spend as much as my pals but only on non-alcoholic drinks. Since the drinks were a lot cheaper than the unlimited wine choice, I had to make up for the cost through volume. I first ordered the chamomile tea, which was overpriced. Whenever I pay more than 100 bucks for a small cup of hot water and a tea bag, I feel a bit cheated. But since I had a full stomach from dinner beforehand, I believed what my stomach needed was tea. Chamomile tea was pretty good though, just not thrilled with the price. Only upside to the cost for me was that I was trying to catch up with my friends’ payment (also needed to keep my esophagus busy). Second drink I ordered was the grape shake which you can see in the picture above. Loved it! Since shakes in these types of restaurants are typically priced high, the cost was not as painful. Oh, I ordered something before choosing grape but it wasn’t available. I believe it was the watermelon. Not 100% sure. Why am I writing this piece as if I drank a lot. Haha My memory is failing me a bit. Finally, to end the night, and I still don’t know why I did this, I ordered an iced coffee. This was at 11:30 pm, I decided to drink coffee because I need to sleep in 2 hours. Really made no sense. BUT I didn’t regret my decision. The iced coffee was very good! My wine-induced friends all tasted it and approved it! And value for money is also within my acceptance boundaries. So ranking the three drinks would be in the opposite order of my narration. Iced coffee is number 1, followed by grape, and then tea.

Really enjoyed my stay. I would like to commend the waiters and waitress present during our stay. They did an excellent job in service. They were very attentive throughout the night. When one of our friends became a bit too difficult to manage because of his wine intake, the servers were still very pleasant and helpful. If I could give more than 5 stars to the staff, I would.

That’s it for now. Take care everyone!

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Ron M.
4.0 Stars

I’ve heard a lot of good review about this place and since le boyfie is a fan of trying unique restaurants, I told him to try this on our date night, a combination of sushi, pizza, and steaks, but since I’m not a beef person the steak was skipped.

We ordered TOFU SALAD which was a hearty salad and the sesame-berries vinaggrete dressing had that perfect balance of sweet savoury and tartness, and for the main dish we ordered SEAFOOD PANIZZA and VOLCANO ROLL, the seafood panizza was the typical panizza you order, rolled with arugula and alfalfa sprouts, liked its seafood-y taste too bad friday was a no-meat day due to the observance of lent, good thing i wasn't a meat lover haha, the volcano roll however is eruptingly scrumptious 128523 tempura inside was crisp to perfection and the terriyaki sauce complimented the roll

Overall it was great, would like to come back and taste more of their dishes 128077🏻

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Josette P.
5.0 Stars

My usual place in Greenbelt whenever I would crave for a maki and my friends would like pizza instead. Why? Cause both are Torch's specialities. They have a wide array of affordable food to choose from. Like what I tell you, this is my usual place. So, I would highly suggest their philly cheesesteak pizza, and well their 5 cheese is really cheesy too. The gambas is a so-so, the truffle one is also a good alternative. And did I mention you can have your pizza in half flavors? You just have to pay the higher price. But imagine, 2 pizzas with 4 flavors. Now that's what I'm talking about. In terms of their maki, the torch special is good with generous greens. Which I really enjoyed. The volcano is a little spicy but really cheesy. Their california maki is a good choice too. For their pasta, the red sauce are great. I like my reds sour and they have it perfectly fine. But the carbonara with egg is also good and great for the kids. I haven't tried their steaks yet, but that's one of their specialties as well. They also have breakfast meals on their menu, nachos, salads, soups and lot more to satisfy your hunger. So, the next time you and your friends cannot decide what to have, and you're around Makati. Make sure to try Torch!

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Mico C.
5.0 Stars

Love this place! This is the go to place of our office on Friday nights to just close the week, have wine, eat good food.

Their pizzas are cooked very well. My favorites are garden pizza and gambas pizza! :) also... Bottomless nachos?! Whuuuut! Hahaha

Service is great as well. All the waiters are very courteous and attentive.

You guys should try this place! :) kudos to the owner of this place. 128079128079128079

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Lanie D.
4.0 Stars

"Masarap pag libre!" Well, this treat was. It was my parents-in-law 35th wedding anniversary and mama was in the mood to try out this resto which turned out to be great! (in our opinion, that is)
First of all, service was good, we had to wait around 5 minutes outside while we wait for our table. We were served red iced tea while browsing the menu.
As we were seated inside, I looked around, liked the fresh ambiance. We ordered the Shrimp Popcorn, Torch Signature Roll, Country Fried Steak and the US Angus Tenderloin Salpicao. We enjoyed our food and was very satisfied. Damage was 1,800 ++ (less the senior citizen disc).
And we will definitely come back!

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Maudie V.
5.0 Stars

My balikbayan friend arrived and he wanted to eat anywhere in Makati but American. I don't know why it stuck in my head that Torch was a Japanese & pizza fusion restaurant so I brought him there. Oops! It's an international flavor restaurant pala!

But, we stuck it out with another friend who was also curious with Torch. Since it was dinner and we were all pretending to be on a diet, we decided to just order sushi rolls but my balikbayan friend decided to add the last in our order list, I guess, out of fear that the rolls would not be enough to sate him. Good thing we decided on sushi as our catch-up conversations would have left any other kind of food cold.

Clockwise from top left:
1. Volcano roll (yummy! This is what I came back here for!)
2. Salmon with cream cheese roll (if you are a salmon fan, I guess you'd like this... Plus it has cream cheese!)
3. Bacon roll (it has bacon -- need I say more?)
4. Chicken tenders - I didn't eat this anymore as I was here primarily for the sushi. But my friend liked it.

Good food! Good company! Good service! What more do I need?

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Andi A.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Emily O.
4.0 Stars

In the photo is their Burger Mac and Cheese. It tasted good. I liked the Blackened Chicken Alfredo. The pasta is soft, the sauce is creamy and tasty. Chicken is flavorful and tender. One thing I noticed,they lack consistency. Their foods tasted better when I had my lunch there compared to when I had dinner. Their salmon with cream cheese is somethig to try. I liked it too. I suggest you skip the salad.

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Chelann F.
3.0 Stars

Flavourful, tender, juicy medium rare steak @ around Php 500 only! 128077🏻128077🏻

Salty, insipid Seafood Panizza. 128078🏻

Nothing special with Torch's Signature Roll. 128078🏻

The shake was not well blended, solid ice blocked me from sipping mango juice. I asked for a replacement but it took sooo long. Done eating but still not yet served so I just cancelled it. 128078🏻

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Josette P.
5.0 Stars

Torch is one of my regular restaurants at Makati because they have all the food I love. They got really good cheese and big cut slice for their pizza. You can even have two flavors in one order. They have different kinds of maki from bacon rolls, to the bacon rolls in cheese melts and the regular california maki. They also have pastas which are in good amount of serving too. Relative to the price, it's pretty big serving compared to some. They also offer steaks and is one of their specialty too but I haven't tried it yet. This place will make you full to your heart's contents. 128588🏻 #12Gifts

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Lai L.
3.0 Stars

I thought it was OK.

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