Last January 19 (Saturday) afternoon, it was a privileged to be invited together with the other food reviewers at Courtyard 453. They are located at 453 P. Guevara Street in San Juan.
Thank you for this opportunity. They come up with a new concept called a “ Food Courtyard “. Compare to other food parks , it is an upscale version, has an air conditioned venue with five different cuisines . They are open from 11am to 11pm on Sunday and 11 am to 12 midnight on Thursday to Saturday.
You can easily find it because you can find them on Waze. There is a spacious parking for customers. They have a private function room with no extra charge and no consumable . Customers are free to order from any of the five restaurants. The place was very spacious . I like the ambience . There was a tree in the middle , it’s real but leaves are not while the sky mural was painted by some DLSU students .
Their 5 Cuisines were Chinese , Vietnamese, Japanese, Western, Filipino/Spanish. They made sure that they distinct from one another and each of them has over 20 items or dishes just like a regular restaurant in that way they can give customers a wide selection to choose from . This is a place where each family member or friends can enjoy their favorite dishes. The owners were very hands on and accommodating. The staffs are friendly and approachable.
First stop 🛑
1. Pops N’ Pebs – this is a father and daughter tandem that features home style Filipino and Spanish dishes . These are the dishes that we tried last Saturday.
✔️Lengua Sevillana -300/550 pesos
✔️Callos – 230-420 pesos
✔️Crispy pata – 350 pesos
✔️Daing na Bangus – 390 pesos
✔️Beef Caldereta – 250-450 pesos
Half order is 1-2 pax , regular order is 3-4 pax. I enjoyed the lengua , callos and Beef caldereta!
Second stop 🛑
LIF – means Life is Fantastic. Serves everything Western from burgers to pizzas to their best seller Grilled Beef Belly .
✔️ Chakalak Burger -190 pesos
✔️Capelin Fish – 230 pesos
✔️Spam Chips – 265 pesos
✔️ Grilled Beef Belly – 290 pesos
I enjoyed the Grilled Beef Belly and the Spam Chips is a must try .
Third Stop 🛑
EBI 10- they are known for their EBI Tempura 🍤, sashimi and other Japanese delicacies . Their first store is at Poblacion Makati .
✔️ spicy tuna roll – 290 pesos
✔️Senju Roll – 395 pesos
✔️ Gyoza – 165 pesos
✔️Small shrimp tempura 🍤 – 60 pesos per pcs
✔️ Tori Chahan – 200 pesos
✔️ EBI10 chahan – 210 pesos
I like the rolls , big servings. Also the prices are worth it.
Fourth stop 🛑
Tra Vinh- is a Vietnamese Cuisine . Famous for their Pho and Banhmi. Their first store is in Banawe Quezon City.
✔️Prawn Pomelo Salad- 285 pesos
✔️ Special Tra Vinh Noodle Soup – 250 pesos ✔️ Combination Beef Noodle Soup- 250 pesos
✔️fresh spring roll special – 200 pesos
I like the spring rolls so fresh and the Tra Vinh noodle soup .
Fifth stop 🛑
The Silver Dragon – features it specialty dimsum such as the Xiao Long Bao and Siomai . It also serves congee , noodle soup and other short orders.
✔️siomai – 120 pesos
✔️Xiao Long Bao – (10 pcs )290 pesos
✔️Specail Taiwanese noodle soup with tendon – 330 pesos
✔️ Squid Salt and Pepper- 280 pesos
✔️Polunchay with three kinds of eggs – 280 pesos.
I enjoyed the Xiao Long Bao, generous serving and good for sharing .
There is also a refreshment bar in the middle of the venue . It serves fruit shakes , coffee , milktea and alcoholic beverages.
✔️ iced chocolate- 95 pesos
✔️ combination orange and pineapple juice -95 pesos
✔️Ripe mango shake -120 pesos
✔️Cucumber Shake – 120 shake
✔️ Wintermelon Milkshake – 120 pesos
✔️ dark chocolate milktea -125 pesos
✔️orange juice – 95 pesos
✔️Mango Graham shake – 195 pesos
• a must try is their Mango Graham shake
Courtyard 453 a variety of cuisines under one tree.
With great food comes great customer service ! Thank you for inviting me 😊