We tried out a new place last week called “Krazy Garlic”. I guess from the name you can infer what is the theme of the restaurant. Its operated by Bistro Group which is the same group that owns Friday’s, Italianni’s, Flapjacks, and Fish & Co. The menu was nothing extraordinary but given its a new place, we gave it a try.
The decor of the place is fine and they have these cute garlic plush toys that’s matching with their logo. The staff was very attentive as you would expect from Bistro Group’s training. The food however is another matter.
We started off with the Amazing Krazy Garlik Salad (Solo portion – Php 275). Its a salad mix of cucumber, lettuce, peppers, onion, and chicken strips with sesame lime dressing with fried wantons, and peanut sauce. Its ok but nothing special.
For the main dish, we tried first the Korean Style Garlic Sesame Beef. In reality, I don’t see this being any different from your standard Korean Bulgogi. As you can see from the picture, the garlic theme was just in the inclusion of a full clove of garlic on the side. For Php 275, the portion is also not alot.
The other main course we tried was their 40-Kloves Garlik Chicken. Its supposed to be chicken marinated in garlic cream sauce and simmered in 40 cloves of garlic. In fairness, this dish actually seems more unique and flavorful. Its a tasteful dish but again, the portion is very small. For Php 375, you would hope they can afford to give more than half of a very small chicken (about half of Max’s spring chicken). Their cup of plain rice is also very overpriced. Each cup of rice sells for Php 80 and is really just a single cup placed in a slightly larger bowl.
All things considered, I would not go back to this restaurant nor would I recommend it unless you want to just try it once like I did. The food is nothing extraordinary despite the garlic theme but the price is more than it should be and gives little value for your money.
Note that all prices quoted are still subject to 10% service charge. A very expensive meal indeed for such simple fare and so few portions. I think its probably because Bistro Group is used to high margins and where their other restaurants that offer more portions cost in the average of Php 400, their menu in Krazy Garlik is quite cheap by their standards.
Thanks for reading and feel free to comment and let me know if you had a more positive experience here. This is all subjective to the person eating there anyway.