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Review: House of Wagyu Stone Grill

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I always see House of Wagyu every time we go to Cardinal Santos for the girls’ checkup. At the same time, I saw some friends who ate in the said restaurant and gave good reviews about it. Since it’s our anniversary and my husband and I are both into steaks, we decided to give it a try.

…. and we’re so happy that we did. House of Wagyu 6I made reservations just to be sure since it’s our first time. The restaurant opens at 6:00 PM for dinner and being the excited couple that we are every time we try new restaurants, we arrived in Greenhills a bit early.

Anyway, as soon as we opened the door, the place can be intimidating. You can easily tell that the place is an expensive one. A receptionist will greet you and lead you to your table. Then a waiter will attend to your needs, take your orders and just wait until the food arrives.

So, here’s what I have to say about out dining experience in House of Wagyu.

Food

We started off with Potato Soup. My husband and I are even discussing how it was made since it tastes like real potato but you can’t see any hints of it in the soup. Lol!

Potato Soup
Potato Soup

Then we ordered Mediterranean Salad. If you’re not into mayonnaise and prefer balsamic vinegar on salads, then this salad is highly recommended. It is also one of their best sellers, and it’s no wonder why.

Mediterranean Salad, P295.00
Mediterranean Salad, P295.00

And here comes the steak. Initially, we ordered Grade 10 Tenderloin (I didn’t even know there’s such thing!) then changed it to Ultra Premium Tenderloin then Premium Tenderloin since the Ultra one wasn’t available. It was our first time so we wanted to go for the best. Oh, and all steak orders comes with soup of the day, mashed potato and mixed vegetables. In all honesty, this is by far the best steak I’ve ever tasted. House of Wagyu 4At first, we were wondering why the waiter didn’t even ask how we want our steak to be cooked. Yun pala, we will be cooking it right then and there. Good thing we didn’t ask.

370g Premium Tenderloin, P4,900.00
370g Premium Tenderloin, P4,900.00

The Premium Tenderloin is placed on a hot stone grill. The waiter instructed us to cut the steak in bite-size so it will be easier for the meat to get cooked. As soon as we take the first bite, hmmm, it’s so worth it. I have never eaten a steak that soft, juicy and very easy to chew. No exaggeration but as if you’re eating fish or tuna and just melts in your mouth. It turns out that stories about wagyu beef and how soft and chewy it is are true. And there is no need for gravy since the wagyu steak itself tastes really good. I tried dipping the steak on the gravy but it just messes up the flavor. If you plan to try out their steak, I suggest you eat it as it is.

Ambiance

House of Wagyu 5According to my husband, House of Wagyu is a perfect place for date night. From the time you opened the door, the chairs, lights and overall ambiance, you can’t help but fall in love with the place. The lighting is even perfect if you want to have some quality, intimate moments with your man.

Staff

I always commend service-centered businesses with respectful and professional staff. Thankfully, House of Wagyu did not fail on this one. From the time we opened the door until we left, we were greeted by their cheerful staff and easily attending to our needs. Two thumbs up.

Price

And here comes the tricky part. You always hear people say all good things come with a price and House of Wagyu is a living proof of that.

The price of their food is really something, which is why I personally recommend this resto only on special occasions. But of course, you are offered the best wagyu steak you will ever taste so expect a higher price. Appetizers range from P245.00 – P400.00 while the salads are below p300 mark, unless you ordered for the Foie Grass salad.

As for the steaks, the price depends on the grade, cut and how big it is. Price starts at P1,000 mark and can go as high as P5,000 ++. Really pricey. Oh, prices are VAT inclusive plus service charge. There are cheaper steaks on the menu. Its just that my husband wanted to try the best so we opted for the premium one πŸ™‚

Overall, if you are looking for the ultimate fine dining experience or a place to celebrate your anniversary or simply to have a quiet time with your man over sumptuous dinner, then I highly recommend House of Wagyu. Their wagyu steak is really to die for. If you’re wondering if I’m going back. Definitely! There are still a lot of mouthwatering dishes I want to try, although it may take a while because of the price.

If you’re planning to give this a try, I suggest you check the prices first to see if it is within budget.

House of Wagyu is located at McKinley Arcade, 105 Club Filipino Ave. cor. Ortigas, Greenhills, San Juan. For reservations, you can call at 725-2811. In case of parking spaces, you can park at Parking 3 (along the LSGH side) of the Greenhills Shopping Center.

Note: House of Wagyu and Melo’s are related, so you can also try their wagyu steak there. I’m just not sure if the presentation is the same.

Ayi

A former law student turned stay-at-home mom of two. Join me and read my adventures as I go through this crazy world called parenting and mommy-hood.

22 Comments

  1. Renz

    I know this resto! My husband’s isn’t a steak lover so we never really bothered trying. I guess because when we go to my parents’ house we always eat steak (my Dad’s specialty) so steak for me is hard to beat so we just stopped trying.
    But I’m glad I read a review on this resto, I have been curious for years πŸ™‚

    12 . Jan . 2015
    • Ayi

      You should try it πŸ™‚ Super sarap talaga and no exaggeration, the steak simply melts in your mouth πŸ™‚ They have a branch in Podium too, if I’m not mistaken πŸ™‚

      12 . Jan . 2015
  2. Rowena Wendy Lei

    Waaah 5k! That is pricey! XD

    12 . Jan . 2015
    • Ayi

      Pricey talaga! My husband and I are joking na that dinner is good hanggang Valentine’s :)) But it’s really yummy. As in I have nothing but good praises for their food πŸ™‚

      12 . Jan . 2015
  3. SOL RAZO

    Agree with your husband, the place has a nice ambience good for a couple’s date night–a bit romantic actually

    12 . Jan . 2015
    • Ayi

      Perfect for date nights and proposals too :))

      28 . Jan . 2015
  4. mamaspeaks

    Super expensive… I think everytime I’ll bite through the steak, I’ll have the price in mind and how many less fortunate, I bite will be able to feed!

    13 . Jan . 2015
    • Ayi

      They have cheaper steaks too, though a bit expensive than ordinary ones since it is wagyu beef πŸ™‚ We just opted for the premium one since its our first time. Anyway, there’s a special occasion to celebrate πŸ™‚

      13 . Jan . 2015
  5. MrsMartinez

    Oh, Same owner pala as Melo’s. I was disappointed with Melo’s ; ( Happy anniversary!

    xoxo
    MrsMartinez

    13 . Jan . 2015
    • Ayi

      Why mommy? Actually nagulat din ako na sister-restaurants sila πŸ™‚ Kay House of Wagyu daw kumukuha si Melo’s ng wagyu beef lang naman πŸ™‚

      13 . Jan . 2015
  6. Maan

    Yummy but pricey! Natatakam ako and it’s late na for me to eat haha. Indulging occasionally is nothing to feel guilty about especially since you and your husband bonded pa over it. πŸ™‚

    13 . Jan . 2015
    • Ayi

      True, if you do this once in a while, I think there’s nothing wrong with it. Ang joke nga namin, this dinner covers pati valentine’s na :))

      28 . Jan . 2015
  7. Nilyn EC Matugas

    Happy anniversary! Yeah, it really is pricey but I think it’s worth it.

    13 . Jan . 2015
    • Ayi

      Thank you! πŸ™‚ Worth it naman πŸ™‚ But its a place we cant go to every month for date nights :))

      14 . Jan . 2015
  8. Mr. Jacob's Mom (@MrJacobsMom)

    We love steak too! We’ve been having steak for the past two days! Ako steak lang no rice. Ok rin, but I’d love to have the nice premium ones too. If you don’t mind me asking, how much was the whole dinner? We want to try House of Wagyu, but the place looks intimidating that I’m afraid the prices will be too! We’ve tried Melo’s before, the steak was okay (maybe it wasn’t their premium one — it was during a wedding), but my In-Law’s didn’t enjoy theirs when they went to dinner there.

    14 . Jan . 2015
    • Ayi

      Hi mommy πŸ™‚ It was around P8,000, including service charge and VAT. But the steak is good for sharing na since generous sila sa serving πŸ™‚ You can also try their Grade 8 or Grade 10 tenderloin since malambot din naman, well at least according to reviews πŸ™‚ I recommend it for date nights but like what I’ve said, make sure you have a budget for that since it can be pricey πŸ™‚

      14 . Jan . 2015
  9. Jho Tacorda

    Wow really pricey but looks yunmy. Heard great feedback about the place too. Mukha ngang masarap talaga

    17 . Jan . 2015
    • Ayi

      Masarap sya and worth it πŸ™‚

      28 . Jan . 2015
  10. Louisa Mercado (@2livelovelaugh5)

    Sounds a bit too expensive for my blood but maybe worth a try at least once. The steak does look good!

    18 . Jan . 2015
    • Ayi

      Yes, it really tastes good. best steak so far πŸ™‚

      28 . Jan . 2015
  11. Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen

    House of Wagyu is a bit pricey but I hear some of my friedns rave about how good their steaks are! I will set aside so we can try it out.

    20 . Jan . 2015
    • Ayi

      Iba talaga siya. Their wagyu beef is really something. Super lambot πŸ™‚

      21 . Jan . 2015

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