I saw pictures of Robot in Preview Magazine and the pictures alone made me wanna check it out. I was intrigued by the interiors which is quite flashy for Manila standards. Tons of pictures after the jump!
Robot is located in the old Wasabi Bar. Don’t be fooled by the entrance because once you go in your sense of sight will be titillated by the blinged-out interiors! This is the bar area…
I loved the ceiling of the sit-down area which is made up of hundreds (thousands?) of light bulbs. I was a bit disappointed though because when they turn it on, the pattern of the bulbs that light up is a predictable straight line. I thought the pattern would be as organic as the shape of the ceiling itself.
It’s disconcerting to walk through with the backlit stone “garden” floors (more common in Jakarta – Like Sushi Tei’s floor). One can see the chefs prepping the food through lightly tinted glass of the open kitchen.
We each ordered a Robotini Php 200+ which was quite yummy! We were happy and content to munch on the complimentary bread with this drool-worthy garlic dip while waiting for our orders.
Now on to my favorite part of this restaurant/bar…. the toilets! I know, I know…. I have a thing for beautiful toilets, I can’t help it! You will totally understand why I couldn’t help but take lots of pictures of this one! It’s so blinged out and trippy! Disco toilet!! Woot-woot!
Yep that’s just the hallway leading to the toilet which has a common sink area. Check out that ultra-modern automatic sink. Looks like an art installment doesn’t it?
Small TV screen showing Japanese cartoons in each toilet – cool!
Okay sorry I got disctracted… back to the food! We were happy with our Maki’s which were super yummy! I especially liked the Portobello Maki Php 410+ (below right). The Spicy Tuna Maki Php 320+ was quite good too.
Our other friend ordered salmon sushi and a martini with egg inside it. She totally regretted ordering the latter. So keep an eye out for that martini and don’t order it!
The Roboto Yaki (Php 550+) pictured above was disappointing considering that this is the supposed signature dish that the resto is named after. The grilled seafood and meat were not tasty at all.
After the dinner crowd of office people and even a few families, in came the drinking crowd which was younger and more hip. The room suddenly turned from yellow to purple! Whoa.
Despite not having an all-good review of the food, we had fun because we were in good company of friends and for me it was such a fun place to take pictures in! Don’t you agree?
Yes I would totally go back to have a few drinks, some maki’s and lots of cam-whoring with friends. =P If you do go, DO NOT ORDER the Robotayaki! And yes prices are a bit steep for Manila standards.
- 7921 Makati Avenue (beside Manila Peninsula, same location as the old Wasabi)
- +6391 751-ROBOT
- +632 812-8801
(click to enlarge menu photos)