Delightful Eats at TGI Friday’s [Review]

October 26, 2021

Sharing our recent experience at TGI Friday's, one of our most favorite restaurants.

Mommy Khris and I recently had the chance to eat at TGI Friday’s again when we went to Robinsons Galleria to renew my driver’s license. It was more than a year when we last ate at a TGI Friday’s restaurant and we didn’t realize how we missed the food here so much. This time, however, we deviated from our usual orders and got the lunch meal set. We didn’t regret that decision a bit and after finishing our meal, we were reminded again why TGI Friday’s is one of our most favorite restaurants in Metro Manila.

TGI Friday's restaurant review

Delightful Eats at TGI Friday’s [Review]

    Dining at TGI Friday’s in the pandemic

    The last time that we were at a TGI Friday’s outlet was to celebrate Rafa’s christening. That was about a month before the pandemic put everything at a standstill. 

    TGI Friday's half rack ribs

    Yes, we already had Rafa christened because we were to bring him home to my town in the province at that time. We were really planning another christening and first birthday party for him at that time, similar to Miguel, but had to cancel it because of the quarantine restrictions.

    Anyway, going back to TGI Friday’s, we were drawn to it when we saw its branch at Robinsons Galleria. It was empty, so we felt a little bit of pity for it and wished that it wouldn’t close down. 

    We looked at the set meals on offer and we were instantly enticed with the Signature Bundle which had the Half Rack Ribs, Six Spiced Chicken, and the Baked Mac & Cheese.

    We asked the store manager if they accept dine-in and she said yes, provided that we were fully vaccinated. We showed her our vaccination cards and our IDs and then we were ushered to an empty table. A bottle of hand sanitizer was provided to us and then our order for the Signature Bundle was confirmed.

    Since we were the only diners during that time since it was already past lunchtime, our orders were brought out fast.

    It really felt weird to be eating with nobody around us but, again, that was to be expected since there are still health and safety restrictions being imposed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Trying something new at TGI Friday’s

    As far as I can remember, this was the first time for us to order a full rice meal from TGI Friday’s as we would usually just order fish and chips, pizza, and pasta. That being said, the items included in the Signature Bundle are new to us.

    TGI Friday's six spiced chicken from the Signature Bundle

    We tried the Half Rack Ribs first and we loved how tender it is. It was delicious, smoky, and full of barbecue flavors. The sauce was thick, tasty, and I could tell that there was a hint of spiciness in it. It came with a side of fries and corn but I’d rather eat this with rice. Just the same, the potatoes were crunchy and delicious.

    Meanwhile, I was surprised with how good the Six Spiced Chicken was. It had a thin layer of batter but it was flavorful and the boneless meat wasn’t too oily or fatty. I’m really picky with fried chicken but this Six Spiced Chicken from TGI Friday’s is one fried chicken meal that I wouldn’t hesitate to eat. It came with garlic rice, gravy, fried egg, and seasonal vegetables.

    We were too full to eat the mac and cheese so we just had it wrapped. We ate it at home though and it was delicious. The cheese was creamy and plentiful, so this pasta dish does qualify as great comfort food.

    TGI Friday’s locations

    The following is the complete list of branches of TGI Friday’s so that you won’t have to google “TGI Friday’s near me’ anymore. I’ve also included here the telephone numbers for questions, reservations, and deliveries.

    TGI Friday's mac and cheese from the Signature Bundle

    Here they are:

    TGI Friday's Malate

    Store Hours: 10am-8pm
    Stall 0193, Robinsons Place Manila, Pedro Gil St. Cor. Adriatico St. Ermita, 699 Zone 72, Manila, 1000 Metro Manila
    Manila, Philippines 1000
    0917 136 1106 | 8353-2421 | 8353-2427

    TGI Friday's Glorietta

    Store Hours: Mon to Thurs 10am-8pm | Fri to Sat 10am-9pm
    2176 Primo Rivera Street La Paz, Makati
    Makati, Philippines 1224
    0917 931 1744 | 8671-3713

    TGI Friday's MOA

    Store Hours: 10am-9pm
    Ground Floor North Entertainment Mall, Mall of Asia Pasay
    Pasay City, Philippines 1300
    0995 458 4055 | 8821-9166

    TGI Friday's Trinoma

    Store Hours: 11am-8pm
    Trinoma Park, Edsa corner North Avenue, Quezon City
    Quezon City, Philippines 1121
    0917 503 9318 | 790-15626

    TGI Friday's Galleria

    Store Hours: 10am-9pm
    Edsa Corner Ortigas Avenue, Quezon City
    Quezon City, Philippines 1800
    0917 328 5974 | 8637-4802

    TGI Friday's Southwoods

    Store Hours: 10am-7pm
    Ground Level, Southwoods Mall Southwoods Ave., Biñan, Laguna
    Las Pinas, Philippines 1750
    0917 152 3245 | (049) 302-7072

    TGI Friday’s Bonifacio High Street

    Store Hours: 11am-8pm
    B3, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig, 1634 Metro Manila
    Philippines 1750
    8856-2997 | 0995 662 1314

    TGI Friday's McKinley

    Store Hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm | Friday-Sunday 10am-9pm
    Taguig, Philippines 1630
    8776-4662 | 0917 152 3245

    TGI Friday's Eastwood

    Store Hours: 10am-9pm
    Citywalk 1, Eastwood Ave, Bagumbayan, Quezon City, 1110 Metro Manila
    Quezon City, Philippines 1110
    8696-7031 | 0917 676 1358

    TGI Friday's ATC

    Store Hours: 11am-7pm
    Alabang Town Center, 2294 Access Road, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa, 1770 Metro Manila
    Muntinlupa, Philippines 1770
    842-9355 | 0915 029 8826

    TGI Friday's Evia

    Store Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-7pm | Saturday-Sunday 10am-8pm
    Daang Hari Road, Almanza Dos, Las Pinas, 1750 Kalakhang Maynila
    Las Pinas, Philippines 1750
    0917 347 2864 | 8869-3429

    TGI Friday's Solenad

    Store Hours: 11am-7pm
    G/F Solenad Nuvali 3, Sta. Rosa, Laguna
    Sta. Rosa, Philippines 4026
    0917 639 2423 | (049) 544-4991

    TGI Friday's Bataan

    Store Hours: 10am-8pm
    Ground Floor, Vista Mall Bataan, Bataan Provincial Highway, City of Balanga, Bataan
    Balanga City, Philippines 2100
    0927 588 3991

    TGI Friday's San Fernando

    Store Hours: 10am - 9pm
    Vista Mall San Fernando, Pampanga
    San Fernando, Philippines 2000
    0975 457 5255 | (045) 455-5267

    TGI Friday's Marquee

    Store Hours: 10am-8pm
    Level 1, MarQuee Park, MarQuee Mall, Aniceto Gueco St., Angeles City, 2009, Pampanga
    Angeles, Philippines 2009
    0905 500 1924 | (045) 304-1257

    TGI Friday's Cebu

    Store Hours: 10am-8pm
    Ground level, The Terraces Ayala Center Cebu, 6000, Cebu City, Cebu
    Cebu, Philippines 6000
    0936 786 1027 | (032) 231 0211

    TGI Friday's Robinsons Cebu

    Store Hours: 10am-8pm
    Level 1, Robinsons Galleria Cebu
    Cebu City, Philippines 6000
    0915 139 2427 | (032) 401-2937

    TGI Friday’s Abreeza

    Store Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11am-8pm | Friday-Saturday 11am-9pm
    Level 1, Abreeza Mall, Bajada, Davao City
    Philippines 1750
    0995 965 9282 | 321-9567

    TGI Friday's Davao

    Store Hours: Sun to Thu 11am - 8pm | Fri to Sat 11am - 9pm
    Poblacion District, Davao City, Davao del Sur
    Davao, Philippines 8000
    0995 965 9282 | 321-9567


    TGI Friday’s is one of our favorite restaurants. It’s usually our first choice when we are meeting our friends but the pandemic has prevented us from eating there for more than a year. We were just glad to have eaten here again and even tried some new dishes included in the Signature Bundle.

    TGI Friday's food review

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    1. Wow perfect nman po dito s TGI friday's ang sasarap ng mga foods and dito dn tlga msarap mag bonding magkakaibigan amd family . Thank you for sharing great review ❤️😍 (Joaquin Eli Bacod)

    2. I'm glad that you were able to enjoy one of your fave restaurant again. These are a must try, I love how tender their ribs are and how flavorful the chicken is. This is a must try, I would like to experience it myself

    3. Something new to try it out! We're excited about this, oozing with yummyyy flavours of everything they have

    4. Wow thank you for your honest review.
      TGI Fridays is Worth it to visit.
      Such a perfect place with perfect foods and ambiance.
      The whole family would loved to try this.