Wooden Spoon

67 West Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig, Metro Manila

Wooden Spoon
4.0
4.0 Stars

16 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 6
  • 4 stars 5
  • 3 stars 4
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 0
  • 17 Reviews
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Category:
Filipino
Business Hours
Reopens: 6:30a - 10:30p

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 6:30a - 10:30p
  • Monday
    • 10:30a - 10:30p
  • Tuesday
    • 10:30a - 10:30p
  • Wednesday
    • 10:30a - 10:30p
  • Thursday
    • 10:30a - 10:30p
  • Friday
    • 10:30a - 10:30p
  • Saturday
    • 6:30a - 10:30p

Payment Options

Cash

More Business Info

Parking:
Street
Kids Menu:
Yes
Take Out:
Yes
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Waiter Service:
Yes
Attire:
Casual

Most Recent Reviews

Russel F.
4.0 Stars

It's the 14th of February and my friends invited me for dinner. They told me they wanted to celebrate our "complicated relationship status" all together! 128514 In short, sama sama kaming magpaka-bitter sa mga happy couples celebrating around! Lol.

First plan, somewhere in SM Megamall. Nah, too crowded and parang ang sarap isprayan ng Baygon yun mga nakakasalubong couples! 128514 So we thought of Greenfield district. Everybody wanted Filipino food so I suggested Kanin Club. Apparently, while we're on our way, my friend made a wrong turn on Shaw Blvd (instead of going straight from San Miguel Ave). And there's the idea of having dinner in Kapitolyo popped out. I immediately thought of Silantro or Ba Noi's, but my friend wanted Filipino food. Kulit ko! So we ended up at Wooden Spoon! 128514 Good thing, it's quite hidden and inaccessible so it's not crowded.

We got Crispy wings for appetizers, Shrimp Pampango, Beef Kare-kare, Beef Sinigang sa Bayabas and Dinakdak na Lechon.

The crispy wings was really good! Tasty and a bit sweet! Beef sinigang sa bayabas was really sweet! It's like a sweet version of Manam's Sinigang sa watermelon. So we asked for fish sauce and chili to make it less sweeter. Nonetheless, it's still good!

Beef Kare-kare was a hit-and-miss for some! Some friends didn't like the uber rich peanut sauce while I find it good! Both Shrimp Pampango and Dinakdak na lechon were good as always! Dinakdak has been my staple order whenever I eat here and my friends like it so much!

Everything we had was good! Even their music was celebrating the "day", but in a single person's perspective. I heard familiar tunes such as "Sana" and "Luna" by Up Dharma Down, "Nobela" by Join the Club, "If I Let You Go" by Westlife, "A Thing About You" by Roxette, and the list goes on... Just a minus star for following up twice and then waiting for more than 10 minutes for the Dinakdak na Lechon.

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Cristina G.
3.0 Stars

I have high hopes for this resto because it was owned by a renowned chef. So this is one resto I am so looking forward with. Checking the menu seems trivial. It has the same Filipino dishes that we expected. When I found 1 dish that I have been so longing, I included it right away --- Sinigang sa bayabas. I ordered another dish -- laksa which is like banana shoots with coconut milk. When the sinigang was served, it looked different , with darker soup and interesting mix. I dig in and the first spoonful was good. It was indeed different. The taste is less sour and had a unique mix of sweet and salty. At first I was enjoying it. But I was looking for more. Where was the bayabas flavor that the menu's name stands for? I could taste little of it, almost none actually. I think it was way too sweet. But i kept on hoping it would change. It didn't. So I settled for the other dish --- laksa. It kind of saved the whole experience with it rich taste and a playful mix of hot chili and coconut milk. Add to that the refreshing cucumber and guyabano shake. It kind of settled the whole dining pleasure. Overall, I want to come back and try other dishes. I know there would be more exciting ones so I am giving this resto one more chance to redeem itself, so to speak.

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Russel F.
4.0 Stars

It’s Saturday night and friends wanted to meet up. I’m feeling ecstatic to meet these people again after a while. The original plan – we will have dinner somewhere in Kapitolyo. An hour before the assembly time, they just wanted to have some night caps in Greenfield. Desserts, for sure! Great! If I only knew it right away, I should’ve had dinner at home. So to avoid feeling disappointed, I went to Wooden Spoon all by myself.. (Don’t wanna be all by myself, anymore…). Place was quite packed when I get there. Mostly were big groups and families enjoying the weekend with Chef Daza’s dishes.

The place has that homey and traditional vibe you could immediately noticed just before entering the place. Some of their interiors reminds me of our old house in Manila which was built in 1950 - consisting of wooden everything like chairs, tables, interiors, shelves and others more.

Anyway, for the food - I had the Shrimp Pampango and Kare-kare!

Shrimp Pampango was really good although I’d really think that they should’ve removed the skin! Deep-fried breaded shrimp paired with their creamy taba ng talangka sauce. Definitely, a must-try!

Kare-kare was good too! It has every piece of elements of a good kare-kare (that I always love): creamy peanut butter sauce, tender meat, and not overcooked veggies! Chef Sandy Daza explained that he used a lean cut of beef instead of the traditional style which has too much fat. A good idea, I would say although I wouldn’t mind ‘cause the sauce alone is already glorious!

In terms of price, it's worth every pesos you're paying. You really get what you paid for, especially with the dishes I’ve tried that night.

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Boyet C.
4.0 Stars

Adonis flakes and the tinapa rice.are great. Sigarillas is also fantastic.

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Carlo R.
4.0 Stars

Had dinner here the other day as I was craving for Pinoy food.

Had their Kare Kare, Shrimp Pampango and Squid in Chili and Mushroom sauce.

I loved their Kare Kare as it has tender beef meat and ox tripe. The peanut sauce is quite right and the bagoong is also good. Just sweet and salty.

I also liked the Shrimp Pampango. It's deep fried shrimp with a sauce which I cannot describe the taste. Lol.

I didn't like the Squid. There's more onions than the squid, that is if you ever find the squid. Lol.

Overall it's good.

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JC R.
3.0 Stars

...Ordered dinuguan bagnet, lumpiang sotanghon, and shrimp papampango.

...lumpia was their version of thai spring rolls. Extremely oily. Had to squeeze out the oil on a napkin. As in extremely oily.

...dinuguan was meaty serving size was good. Lacked kick tho what elders would say, "nahilaw yung suka".

...shrimp papampango was basically drunken crispy shrimps served with crab fat dip. We had to ask for spicy suka coz the dip was tasteless.

...nothing phenomenal but would give it another shot for their other offerings.

...nice homestead interior tho.

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Jill Ann F.
4.0 Stars

Beef Kare Kare php285 - 4/5
Stuffed Pechay php185 - 4.5/5
Yummy Filipino food with a twist. And it's reasonably priced too... will definitely come back when we'll get the chance

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Charlene J.
5.0 Stars

I was never really a fan of Filipino food, until I tried Wooden Spoon. It's a fusion, but it's alright, I still love it. 10084

Now, I'm not really a fan of a lot of things, like seafood, so I wasn't really keen on trying the Crab Pancit. Man, I was so wrong. It was sooo good. As well as the Wansoi Shrimp Nuggets, I was hesitant as well in trying them, but they were really good as well, liked it a lot. Next thing I liked was the Boneless Crispy Chicken (can't really remember the exact name), the chicken and the gravy was SO good together, I couldn't stop eating it. I couldn't even tell which one made it THAT good, the chicken or the gravy, it still leaves me thinking about it. Now, for this one, the buko pandan crepe, everyone loved it. The green crepe really made me so amazed because of its color, as well as what was on the inside, which was amazingly all ube ice cream. The dessert really held a special place in my heart. 9786

I suggest you try all of those, especially since they're so good, the price is reasonable, and the service is great!

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Vicky J.
5.0 Stars

Food here is fantastic...simple Filipino food with a pleasant twist but extraordinarily delicious! Service is great and warm and the ambience is so homey! It's a place where families can definitely spend their Sundays together. Loved this place! The best of all their branches I've tried. Their crab pancit, wansoy shrimp nuggets, stuffed pechay, sigarilyas with crispy fish, dinakdakan, kare-kare, pandan crepe and dry halo-halo are a MUST TRY!

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Peter S.
5.0 Stars

Even if they are still in soft opening, service was really good.
All items we ordered was good:
Wansoy shrimp nuggets - the combination with the wansoy and sweet chili sauce is an explosion in the mouth. The wansoy saucein particular was very refreshing!
Stuffed pechay - value for money. Even if the stuffing wasn't very generous, the timapa and meat taste was still there, amd the cocconut sauce was so yummy
Lechon kawali with KBL - this was the only letdown. But the otjers compensated. There are way better lechon kawali and the servjng was too small for how much it costs

Overall, this place is highly recommended!

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Rey T.
3.0 Stars

Had dinner at the new branch of Wooden Spoon in Kapitolyo which was just beside my building. I had mixed reactions.

Lets start with the highlight of the meal: the salted egg and century egg salad. This was phenomenal. Tasty itlog na maalat and century egg on a bed of red onions and a sweet, sour and spicy dressing. This dish saved this visit.

We also tried the Humba which was disappointing. You can taste the sweet but a bit underseasoned and the star of the show: the pork was tough. Kulang sa fat, which is the point of the humba right?

We also got the koren style chicken. Presentation was bad: parang nilagay lang sa plate without any thoughtfulness. Chicken was crispy and the flavor was slightly sweet and spicy.

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Athena S.
2.0 Stars

Went here for breakfast and ordered their tapa w/ binagoongan rice but what we got was this.. The tapa was sweet and was too ordinary for its price. My friend got the daing na fish with crab omelette which was so much better, we tried their best selling chicken something, wasnt that good either.
Ambiance wise though the place is airy and have a simple yet sophisticated feel to it. Love their iced tea blend.
Wont be coming back here for breakfast for sure!

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Lorisse R.
4.0 Stars

Tucked away in West Kapitolyo, Wooden Spoon's location isn't really commercialized but that doesn't stop them from having a full house! Seeing numerous cars parked along the road where Wooden Spoon is practically the only resto around, that must speak volumes about how good their food is.

True enough, we walked inside and saw the waiting queue. Since the place was quite big, with a 2nd floor currently being renovated, it could easily accommodate 200 people. Chef Sandy Daza was also there for a while and was really hands-on. He was helping clean up tables and get follow up orders.

We ordered the Wooden Spoon fried chicken, breaded fish fillet, Sinigang sa bayabas, pandan crepe and tuyong halo-halo. Almost everything tasted great! The halo-halo was just okay as we still preferred the traditional version with ice and milk. With reasonably-priced good Filipino food and satisfied patrons, I won't be surprised if Wooden Spoon opens up more branches.

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Veanney V.
3.0 Stars

Company Christmas party here. Majority of what we ordered did not taste good. Only saving grace was the bistek tagalog but the serving was sooo little. My parents even said, "I can't believe Sandy Daza's food is like this. We used to love every single dish that Chef Nora Daza cooked." Hope they improve.

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Therese J.
5.0 Stars

Very good food plus reasonable prices. And it's just a stone's throw from where I live. Will definitely come back.

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Sean C.
5.0 Stars

I'll have to come again. And this is the first time I've reviewed while still sitting in the restaurant - couldn't wait to tell Looloo.

In my two years in the Philippines, I've never had Filipino food conceived and prepared with such finesse.

What you see in the photo are the remains of our dinakdakan, laksa puso nang saging and wansoy shrimp nuggets. The mukha was nicely grilled, and seasoned, and no (or maybe just a trace?) mayo added. Definitely not sweet. The puso nang saging was a good complement although I was expecting to taste the laksa leaf - but probably so named because of the fried bean curd used as garnish.

Besides that, the wansoy shrimp nuggets were absolutely delicious as was the bespoke sweet chili sauce. Amazing.

Decor, comfy farmhouse kitchen chic, and service was attentive too.

But, now I'm going to lick the plates, and select a desert.

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Joseph C.
5.0 Stars

soft opening- bangnet diniguan,stuffed pechay and crabmeat pansit.. second floor function area ( not yet open) can compete with cafe juanita( 100 ft journey-) excellent service.

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