Torch Restaurant

1/F Greenbelt 5, Legazpi St., Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila

Torch Restaurant
4.1
4.0 Stars

72 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 22
  • 4 stars 37
  • 3 stars 9
  • 2 stars 3
  • 1 star 1
  • 86 Reviews
  • 246 Recommend
  • 72 Reviewers
Category:
International
Business Hours
Reopens Thu: 10:00a - 11:00p
Phone
+6327516213

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 12:00a
  • Monday
    • 10:00a - 12:00a
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00a - 12:00a
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00a - 11:00p
  • Thursday
    • 10:00a - 11:00p
  • Friday
    • 10:00a - 11:00p
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 11:00p

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

Unisse C.
4.0 Stars
3

Torch serves all day breakfast! But not daily!

We all got the beef tapa with garlic rice and sunny side up egg. You can choose to change the garlic to plain and sunny side up to scrambled.

When I saw the plate, I thought the tapa served was too little. But the flavor was so intense that you would need a spoonful of rice with a small piece of the tapa. Egg was cooked nicely.

Got 10% discount for cash transaction because my friend is an alumnus of Xavier School.

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Louie A.
2.0 Stars

Probably because it was a Sunday which is why service is so slow. Also, I always gauge the efficiency and attentiveness of a waiter or waitress if he or she remembers who ordered what fare. The waitress who was serving our table, kept asking who ordered the food that she was bringing to our table. I had high expectations from a restaurant whose food prices are not actually inexpensive.

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Jayson J.
4.0 Stars
2

Family dinner. Sure is this is one of the lower end restaurants at greenbelt5 line up of restaurants, but i think the food is considerably good!

128204128525 jabanero baby back ribs @485PhP
This is worth the 500PhP, so id really recommend this to to you. This is half slab of fall off the bones ribs. Dear Plank, eto yung meaty na sinasabi niyo. The mango chipotle barbecue sauce with it tastes a little sweet. The garmlic parsley rice was good. Blanched french beans and carrots for your veggie servings. If there's one thing to improve, can you give sauce at the sides?

128204128525 buffalo asian chicken wings @325PhP
Crispy and lightly spiced.

128204128525 salpicao medallion @480PhP
Two chunks of very good beef. Bacon rolled, set into medium rare, it's continuously being cooked. It's soft but tasted a little bland.

128204 Smoked Chicken Curry @325PhP
The presentation was ugly. There was a small amount of curry sauce. But the taste was just okay.

128204128525 chicken yakitori @385PhP
Bacon rolled boneless chicken skewers. Special garlic teriyaki sauce.

Sorry i couldn't get the photos they ate it immediately.

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Gayla b.
4.0 Stars

Soft-Shell Crab Salad FTW!!

A must try!!!

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DC l.
3.0 Stars

We were a group of 15 people. I was able to try most of the dishes we ordered.
Soft shell crab salad - 4/5
Philly steak pizza - 3.5/5
Margherita pizza - 3.5/5
Prosciutto pizza - 3/5
Salpicao steak - 3.5/5
Burger mac and cheese - 3/5
Torch roll (like Japanese roll) - 3.5/5
Clam chowder - 3/5
Popcorn shrimp 3/5
Vongole pasta 3/5

Everything was average. Wouldn't be too keen on going back.
They couldn't even grant a simple request of swapping chips with rice. Almost all restaurants I've been to are happy to do that.

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Lia B.
3.0 Stars

Tried their gambas pizza, prosciutto arugula pizza and blackened chicken alfredo pasta. Liked the prosciutto and the others were just ok. Seems popular to the lunch crowd.

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Anna d.
5.0 Stars
2

I loved it.

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Midz S.
4.0 Stars
10

Torch is a familiar restaurant to most people given that it has been open for quite some time now, and it has opened more branches in Metro Manila.

That's me. I've known Torch ever since it first opened its doors, and everytime I've thought about trying it out, something just comes up that hinders me from doing so, until this month.

Torch has a menu that is quite broad, which I found a bit weird, since it offers "fusion" food that meant that they serve food across cuisines. Okay, so there's sushi on one side of the menu and pizza on the other, wait, what? 128518

Upon sitting down, we were provided with a cup of long, thin, fried, salted strips that seemed like noodles. These were good to munch while waiting for your orders, although it was oily. I even saw one customer wrap each strip in a tissue before eating. I'm not sure if it's refillable though because the servers didn't refill ours (although we also didn't request for it).

127744CREAM CHEESE SALMON ROLL P339.95
I don't order salmon rolls very often because I don't eat raw, but my sister ordered one so I figured I should give it a try, and it was good. The sushi was fried which is why the salmon bits weren't really raw. They also had big chunks of cream cheese in there, which made dipping it in soy sauce too salty. So I prefer it without 128522 I just found the slices of the sushi too thick.

128525US ANGUS TENDERLOIN SALPICAO MEDALLION P579.95
Our favorite! Two big pieces of tenderloin meat that is cooked medium rare (that's the "default" according to their server), served with some vegetables and your choice of either mashed potato or rice. The meat was sooooo scrumptious and juicy! I can't say that it's very tender but for the price, size and taste of that thing, who would even complain? The mashed potato wasn't too good, though. It lacked flavor and creaminess, so I let my sister have it 128518

127744SMOKED JABANERO GLAZED SALMON P455.95
•Salmon•Unagi Citrus Sauce•Mango Salsa•Garlic-Parsley Rice•
The salmon was cooked perfectly that the texture wasn't flaky although it also wasn't cooked well done. It was a bit bland without the glaze, but the glaze didn't taste too good so I removed it still. I can say I preferred the salmon a bit bland (yes, only a bit) instead of it not being bland but with the glaze 128513 The mango salsa was a good addition to eating the salmon and rice together since it adds flavors with the mangoes, tomatoes and onions in there. The rice was just rice topped with some garlic and parsley.

127744BLACKENED CHICKEN PASTA P284.95
•Fettuccine•Alfredo•Grilled Cajun Chicken•Garlic toast•
We just ordered this dish to add some carbs in our orders, just in case we don't feel full from the first three. We were wrong, and we had to take this home, but not without me trying it first 128517 I found the pasta okay. Its chicken had rosemaries in it and was a bit dry. It's a typical alfredo pasta.

127744MANGO DAIQUIRI P269.95
My sister ordered this as a drink. We were wondering why it costs that much, until it was served to us. It was freaking huge! Too bad for her because I don't drink alcohol so I can't share it with her. She said she didn't taste much of the rum, and it tasted more of a mango shake. She didn't finish it, although she left it almost empty 128518

I love their lovely ambiance. There's a "grass wall", modern lighting designs, wooden furnitures and several orange bulls that hung on their walls.

It's good to finally try this restaurant after so long. I'm definitely coming back to try their pizzas as well, since I noticed that most tables have them. I think it's also one of their highly recommended dishes.

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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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