Word is Saging Repablik is the new place to dine. When it opened last week, my facebook timeline was full of pictures that I got curious about the place. I only saw a few images about the menu and I got more interested with the interior.
Yesterday I went there together with my buddy Myk and checked out the area (parang foreman lang.)
Located at the old Sunburst right in front of Kangaroo Coffee shop. (location below)
Saging Repablik stands proud like an edifice unbreakable despite its intentional lack of finishing paint and lights encased in geometrically designed metals. It felt like a fusion of Blu Gre's Butingtings and an upscale Kasagingan. The two floor area could accomodate plenty of customers (cant tell the exact number) with chairs and tables in different heights and design. I am not fond of the waiters uniform which was all black, it adds up to the monochromatic feel of the building. Dim the lights and it could pass as a bar.
|If they don't improve the quality of their bananas, I suggest do not create your own|
|Gigingka overload - Banana Cakes|
|the waitstaff were nice and accommodating|
|stairway to second floor|
|pasalubong area: designs are reminiscent of team manila|
The thing about their menu is that they ran out fast of their items hence if you want to avail most of the food, I suggest to come early.
|5pc lumpia ala cuban dynamite P145 - felt like lumpiang shanghai with cheese and chilli|
|Cold Drinks with banana: SAGING ni ELVY P165 - basic shake - usual taste|
|Gigingka with Speculoos - P95. It brought back memories of comfort food brought at bus stops for long travel. This one is right for the money.|
|Create your own banana cue P55 . I am dissatisfied with the banana quality. The one outside our hospital is bigger and tastier and costs only P10. Thanks Dasbir for this.|
|Dasbir and Myk in action.|
The overall Saging Repablik experience was enough to satisfy my curiosity. I have to come back for their other menu then I'll decide if its worth the recurring return. Its good avenue for merienda (if you have extra money) and sight seeing.
Price - 2/5
Food - 3/5
Place - 4/5
Ambiance - 3/5
Accommodation - 3/5