A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to Tomahawk Chops & Grill to check out their food. I had seen it before, it is on East Capitol Drive, a little further down from the Kapitolyo guard house.
The name Tomahawk made me think of American Indians, but aside from that, I had little idea of what to expect.
The restaurant is small, about 1 1/2 the size of a small townhouse. The front is about one car wide. There are stairs at the back that lead to the mezzanine area that seats more people. If you are lucky, you can find parking space in front. Otherwise, you can park nearby, there are plenty of parking spaces overseen by some watch-your-car-boys.
The restaurant is a casual place that is reminiscent of a cowboy-era saloon. It is generally clean, but there is room for improvement. Like I said, it is a very casual place and billed as an affordable place to eat in the Kapitolyo food strip. It is one of those places that have a TV playing in the background and where you might end up watching the shows while eating.
I learned that Tomahawk Chops & Grill is actually famous for their Wings-All-You-Can! They started the promo some time ago, and it was so popular that they just kept extending it! At the moment, the Wings-All-You-Can has been extended until February 29, 2016.
We started with the Chili Cheese Fries (P155). I am not a bit fries person, but I liked how the potatoes were fried – they weren’t soggy, even after being topped with the beefy chili and grated cheese. The fries were also not greasy.
We also got to try the famous wings! There are three flavors available – Buffalo Wings (the original flavor), Sweet Wings, and the newly introduced Cheesy Jalapeno. These are P180 per order, but you can go Wings-All-You-Can for only P375.
I liked the Sweet Wings the best. The Buffalo Wings were spicy but not too hot. The wings skins were crispy and were well-coated with sauce.
FYI, the Wings-All-You-Can is P375 per person and includes unlimited rice, unlimited iced tea, and one serving of buttered corn, which I found a bit on the salty side. Once you finish your first serving of wings, just ask for another serving.
These are Tomahawk’s Johnny Crockets (P185), which I think are a must-order! They are balls of yum! Haha! No, seriously. Imagine a hunk of cheese, wrapped in creamy mashed potato, then breaded, then wrapped in bacon, then fried! And then paired with a honey mustard sauce.
Who cares about calories when the food is just this tempting and comforting?
For the mains, my favorite was the Pulled Pork Waffle-wich (P225). The pulled pork is sweet and dressed with a tangy, spicy barbecue sauce. The coleslaw works really well with the pulled pork. All in all, this is the unexpected favorite! When I return to Tomahawk, I will definitely be ordering this!
The Grilled Rosemary Chicken (P215) was actually moist and sweet, and the rosemary flavor was very evident.
The other main entrees we tried still need some work though.
This is the Smoky Shrimp Creole (P375):
This is the Country Fried Steak (P295):
This is the Grilled Baby Back Ribs (P435):
And this is the Grilled Tomahawk Chops with Dirty Rice (P295 + add P25 for the Dirty Rice):
Dirty Rice is Tomahawk’s flavored fried rice.
For dessert, we had the Wookie (P125), a combination of a waffle and a cookie and topped with ice cream! It’s like a childhood dream come true, no? It is actually not too sweet or cloying. I liked it.
For drinks, we were able to try 3 different iced teas. Here is a carafe each of Peach Iced Tea (P150 per carafe), Cool Cucumber (P150 per carafe), and Sweet Pink Guava (P150 per carafe).
The Cool Cucumber and Sweet Pink Guava iced teas are pretty different from what you find in other restaurants and are worth a try. Tomahawk also has beer available, aside from the usual soft drinks options
I wouldn’t consider Tomahawk Chops & Grill’s food fancy – it is comfort food filled with fried potatoes and chicken wings and things like cookie waffles. However, for what it is – affordable comfort food, it hits the spot with some dishes!
Recommended are the Johnny Crockets, their Wings-All-You-Can (just because they are great value for wings lovers), and their Pulled Pork Waffle-wich. The other items on the menu have room for improvement.
Tomahawk Chops & Grill
56-A East Capitol Drive,Kapitolyo, Pasig City
Contact Numbers: 0915-5135908 / 02-5663192
Hours: Mon-Sun: 11 am – 2 pm; 6pm – 11pm
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