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Restaurant Review: Zark’s, Katipunan

The Man and I have been wanting to try this restaurant for some time, but we’ve always been confounded by full parking. We finally had a chance to eat here when we found ourselves in the area at around 10:30am (quite a bit before the lunch rush). Zark’s Burgers is located on the second floor of the building that also houses Flaming Wings, along Katipunan Ave.

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The restaurant (which can seat maybe 20-25 people) had a couple of groups eating when we arrived, so there were lots of seats available. The strangest thing happened: they have this weird seat-and-table arrangement that they refused to adjust when we requested that both of us be seated on the couch. It’s a bit hard to explain, so just take a look at this picture and the one above.

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In the end we just took the table at the very end when the couple who sat there finished eating. That was the only set of tables that would allow both persons to be seated on the couch. This…weird customer service set a bad tone at the start of the meal. Fortunately, the food is quite good.

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Our first order was the Philly Cheesesteak Burger from the Major League Menu, which came with fries and drink, and the drink can be upgraded to bottomless. The burger came with a generous amount of cheesesteak and caramelized onions, and was in fact swimming in cheese-gravy sauce. The whole thing costs Php180 (excluding the drink upgrade). This burger was really good, and we will definitely order this again.

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Our second order was the Deep Fried Bacon Burger, which wasn’t on their regular menu. It also came with fries and drink (which we upgraded as well). This is basically a regular 1/2 pound burger, wrapped in a generous amount of bacon. Yes, the whole burger (including the bun) was wrapped entirely in bacon. It also came with a sweet sauce which was intended to be poured over the bacon (or for the bacon to be dipped into). This costs Php240 I think. This burger was tasty, except it felt really oily as it is deep fried. Even the bun was oily. The bacon was really nice though, and the sweet dipping sauce made it really pop. The oiliness is a huge factor though (it seeped into the bun!), so we probably won’t be ordering this again.

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Summary: The food and value-for-money is excellent here, but there seem to be a huge hurdle in the form of parking. I would definitely want to try their other offerings.

Food: 9
Service: 6.5
Ambiance: 7.5

You can visit their website here.

 
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Posted by on September 18, 2013 in Restaurants

 

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