Gyu Kaku Yakiniku Shangri-La Review: Ish Eats Japanese Grilled Meats

Let me get straight to the point, the food tasted great but nearly half the menu items were not available when my friends and I visited GYU KAKU YAKINIKU in the East Wing of Shangri-la Plaza Edsa (Manila, Philippines).

Even the Asahi beer was not available. Luckily, they served us some reliable and high quality San Miguel beer.

As an appetizer, we ordered the Horense Salad. Unfortunately, they didn’t have the spinach that was meant to be used for this dish either. They ended up replacing it with lettuce instead.

After that, we wanted to try one of the set meals. Surprise, surprise, our server told us that several of the meat options included in the set meals were not available. Instead of availing the set menu, we were then forced to order a la carte.

So, after he pointed out which of the meats were unavailable (almost 50%), we finally chose large orders of the following:

Karubi (USA): Php895.00

Buta Karubi (Pork): Php245

Chicken Thigh: Php175

We were given a choice between sweet, savory and teriyaki marinades. We tried all three and were quite pleased with the taste. Their sweet dipping sauce was also superb.

We ordered a second round of the pork and chicken but these took a long time to be served. Apparently they needed to marinate only upon order.

To accompany our meats, we ordered some Bibimbap. There wasn’t anything really special about this but it complemented the grilled meats perfectly.

Overall, the ambiance was nice and the servers were pleasant. Everything would have been so much better if the pantry was well-stocked and we didn’t have to compromise on our orders because nearly everything was unavailable.

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