Congo Grille has been our family’s go-to restaurant especially when we’re with our relatives because of their Tribal Feasts. The food choices under each feast is absolutely delicious. It can be quite steep but if you’re dining with your relatives it’s totally worth it!
The branch we always visit is Tomas Morato and it takes us about 20-30 minutes (more if there’s traffic). That’s not bad though but it would be better if there’s a branch closer to us. To our surprise, Congo Grille has opened their newest branch at Visayas Avenue Corner Road 20 Street.
Dining at Congo Grille
Though Congo Grille Visayas Avenue opened on April, we were only able to visit recently. The main reason would be the parking space, it isn’t that big. Since they’re sharing the space with their sister company TEMPURA Japanese Grill, it’s sometimes difficult to park especially during weekends.
*Update: Besides the parking space upfront, Congo Grille and Tempura Grill also have a basement parking. We missed this because we were focused on the upfront parking which is always packed.
HA! ONE Sunday, we were able to park and dine at their newest branch. *We went there early!
Congo Grille Visayas Avenue looks small outside. But once you’re in, it’s quite big. They managed to use the space pretty well adding some partitions, wall plants, leaf print wallpapers and a TV. The place is also clean, well-lighted and well-ventilated. The staff were nice, too. They assisted my grandmother when we entered the restaurant.
Now onto the food! Congo Grille offers a wide selection of wholesome Filipino dishes such as Krispy Kangkong, Pinakbet, Beef Kare Kare, Tuna Belly, and their award winning Pork Sisig. For this visit, we tried the following dishes:
Crispy Crablets (Php 165)
Chicharon Bulaklak (Php 175)
Sinigang: Salmon Belly sa Miso (Php 295)
Pinakbet Rice (Php 285)
Chicharon Bulaklak, I’m not a fan. Actually, I never was. We just ordered it because my uncle wanted it. I would rather have the Crispy Crablets. It’s addicting (in a good way) and a definite must-try.
In addition, Sinigang na Salmon Belly sa Miso is good. It’s worth mentioning that there is a good amount of fish and veggies. So the Php 295 was well spent. Last is Congo Grille’s NEWEST addition – Pinakbet Rice which is a surprise and a delight. The serving looks small but the quantity is just right because of the Pinakbet and rice combination. Also, there’s no bitterness just pure goodness.
Besides delicious food, Congo Grille also offers a great added experience for their diners. Just head to the second floor and enjoy a game of darts, billiards and beer pong or karaoke!
What are you waiting for? Experience Congo Grille’s amazing Filipino dishes and entertainment!