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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant in Greenbelt 3, Makati

Bubba Gump Restaurant - Run Forrest Run
Bubba Gump Restaurant - Run Forrest Run
Losing an Important Note
I'm writing this full of frustration because I just lost the note that contains all the necessary information relevant to this blog post, including my opinion on each of the dish we had. However, the reason why I am starting this post with this is because I want to simmer down a bit, and just reflect on this unfortunate event. With this, I'm  making myself believe that this situation is teaching me to be more organized with my papers and documents, so that something like it will not happen anymore (or at least will occur at a lower probability). I'm also convincing myself that I am still considerably lucky because this note, albeit important, is not a matter of life-and-death. Yeah, things could have been worse, but thankfully it wasn't.

Alright! Now that I've flushed out the negativities within me, let me start with the true topic of this blog post - Bubba Gump Restaurant!

Note: I'm writing this from memory, and hence I may not accurately remember the taste of each dish.

Part of the huge interior of Bubba Gump Restaurant in Greenbelt
Part of the huge interior of Bubba Gump Restaurant in Greenbelt
July 11, 2014 was the day that my brother and sister celebrated their nth birthday, and this is the reason why we ended up eating here in Bubba Gump Restaurant in Greenbelt! Truth be told, I've been really curious about this restaurant years ago, but I was usually discouraged by my perception of the price (which proved to be correct after this dining experience).

Some freaky yet interesting decors inside the Bubba Gump Restaurant
Some freaky yet interesting decors inside the Bubba Gump Restaurant
One of the first things I appreciated here in this restaurant is the ornate and cabin-like interior. It made me feel like I'm in a different place. Also, the ambiance is really apt with the cuisine the restaurant is offering.

Tables and chairs in Bubba Gump in Greenbelt 3, Makati
Tables and chairs in Bubba Gump in Greenbelt 3, Makati
Okay, now that we had some overview of the place, let us now check out some of the dishes here in Bubba Gump, which by the way, has a wide menu selection.

Sunburst Specialty Drink || P220
A refreshing blend of Vodka, Mango Puree, Apple Juice, Orange Juice and Grenadine
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Since it was a celebration, I decided to have a special drink that day. I chose this Sunburst Specialty drink which was refreshing with its prominent citrus taste. Of course, the alcohol made the drink interesting.

Run Across America Sampler || P695 
Shrimp Popcorn. Chilly Shrimp, Spicy Chicken Strips, Hush Pups and Fried Shrimp
Run Across American Sampler by Bubba Gump Restaurant
Run Across American Sampler by Bubba Gump Restaurant
We wanted to try as many dishes as possible for some foodie exploration; hence, we chose this dish for our appetizer. Unfortunately, we had an awful mistake. Not only was this dish expensive but also "considerably ordinary". The taste of each component of the sampler was extremely predictable with nothing new to offer.


Shrimp Popcorn of Bubba Gump Restaurant
Shrimp Popcorn as part of the Run Across America Sampler
If this sample happened to be reasonably priced, I wouldn't complain much about it. However, it costed almost P700, and I felt like we were robbed.

Frizzled Onion Strings || P195 
Hand-breaded frizzled onions, fried to golden brown, served with BBQ, Ranch and Chili Ancho Dippin' Sauces
Frizzled Onion Strings of Bubba Gump
Frizzled Onion Strings of Bubba Gump
This appetizer was one of the few dishes I was able to enjoy here in this restaurant. I just loved the concept of the dish! It was a first for me to try onions the frizzled way instead of the traditional rings. Plus, the three dips that came with it gave me some freedom and flexibility.

Frizzled Onion Strings of Bubba Gump Restaurant
Close up photo of the Frizzled Onion Strings

Yin Yang Shrimp Salad || P495 
Tender Shrimp, fresh Greens, mango, peanuts, tangy Asian Wasabi Dressing, and crispy Wonton Strips
Refreshing Salad of Bubba Gump Restaurant
The Yin Yang Shrimp Salad for some refreshing wave of greens
This salad was the next dish that I enjoyed because of the interesting sweetness coming from the fruits as well as the great sensation from the taste of the Asian Wasabi dressing. Also, the wonton strip added some dimension to the salad due to the "crunch".

Bourbon Street Fish || P545
Charbroiled Cajun spiced fish with Bourbon Sauce and Shrimp served over mashed potato
Bourbon Street Fish of Bubba Gump Restaurant
Bourbon Street Fish of Bubba Gump Restaurant
Shucks! How I wish I didn't lose the note because I can't remember much about this dish. All I know is that there was something distracting about the taste of the sauce, which made me not fully appreciate it. If in case I suddenly remember it, I'll update this portion.

Shrimper's Net Catch || P770 
Our best shrimp steamed in beer with potatoes and fresh vegetables and your choice of Bubba's Garlic Spice or Secret Recipe Cajun Spice
The pricey Shrimper's Net Catch of Bubba Gump Restaurant
The pricey Shrimper's Net Catch of Bubba Gump Restaurant
I have the same comment for this Shrimper Net Catch with the Run Across America Sampler. Both of them were just pricey with nothing much to offer. Well, admittedly, the shrimps were really fresh highlighted by the cajun flavor. However, I still believe that the dish wasn't worth the money.

Seafood Pasta || P560
The bountiful Seafood Pasta of Bubba Gump
The bountiful Seafood Pasta - a taste of the sea!
Although it can still be considered expensive, this Seafood Pasta was something I enjoyed because of the generous serving of the seafood (i.e. clams, shrimps and squid).

Lt. Dan's Surf and Turf || P890
Our Award Winning Dixie Style Baby Back Ribs, slow roasted to perfection along with succulent grilled shrimp and French fries
The Baby Back Ribs of Bubba Gump Restaurant
The Baby Back Ribs of Bubba Gump Restaurant
Again, I won't deny that this dish costed us "buckets", but the ribs was really fine with a right amount of spiciness. However, I still believe that there are better ribs out there which are far more affordable.

Related Post: P280 Half Slab Ribs in Besty's Restaurant, Quezon City

Cookie Crumb Magic || P190
Oreo Cookie Crumbs and soft serve vanilla ice cream
The Oreo Cookies and Cream Milkshake of Bubba Gump
The Cookies and Cream Milkshake
For those who love sweet and creamy drinks, you will enjoy this Cookie Crumb Magic the way my younger brother enjoyed it!
Seafood Jambalaya || P520 
Cajun-style Jambalaya Rice cooked with Shrimps, Squids, Clams, Mussels and spicy Andouille Sausage
The amazing Seafood Jambalaya of Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
The amazing Seafood Jambalaya of Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Although pricey for this amount of serving, this seafood Jambalaya is one of the selected dishes I really enjoyed here in Bubba Gump. Anyway, I just love how the Jambalaya offered a bountiful flavor of seafood. Plus, the overall taste (with prominence of cajun) was really potent, in a highly appreciable way.

Related Post: Seafood Jambalaya in Gumbo - A Taste of New Orleans

Mama's Southern Fried Chicken || P470 
Boneless Breast of Chicken, fresh golden corn, garlic mashed potatoes with gravy
Mama's Southern Fried Chicken of Bubba Gump
Mama's Southern Fried Chicken
I can no longer remember the specifics of this dish, all I remember is that I also liked this one. However, I asked my sister what she can remember about the dish, and she said that it was just "so-so".

There you go! I hope I was able to provide a reasonable food review despite me losing the note, and only writing by memory. Anyway, here's a photo of me with the family + special persons in Bubba Gump Restaurant.
A Not-So-Popular Kid with the family in Bubba Gump
A Not-So-Popular Kid with the family in Bubba Gump
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant - Ratings

Note: Unshaded stars are equivalents of half-stars. The ratings apply solely to this dining experience.
Place ★★
Taste  ★★
Service ★★
Value for Money ★★☆
Budget needed: at least P650 per person (coming in a group of 4 and above) for appetizer, main dishes and drinks

Give your own rating to Bubba Gump Restaurant

Overall, I wasn't able to fully appreciate the dishes here in Bubba Gump. More than  majority of what we had were just either near okay or somewhere slightly above. Well, perhaps we just failed to order the good ones that could have made the experience much better.  However, despite all these, I must admit that the food served here in Bubba Gump were all fresh and appealing.

Furthermore, considering that the prices of the dishes are mostly high, dining here in Bubba Gump seem to need some second guessing and planning (i.e. on what to order).


Bubba Gump Restaurant
Location: 2/F Greenbelt 3 Ayala Center, Makati City

Reservation No.: (02) 757-5154
Service Charge: 10% before VAT and Taxes


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4 comments:

  1. Bubba Gump is my favorite steak place. Kaka miss naman just by looking at the photos :)

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  2. That's interesting! Thanks for sharing that to us! Maybe you want to give Besty's ribs a try. :)

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  3. I was shocked! I've been meaning to try this place for a long time, Buti na lang nakita ko post mo! :D

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  4. Grabe nga eh! I wasn't really expecting the prices to be high. Okay lang sana if the food were super awesome, pero it wasn't, for me. Pero, Zomato users rated this place high, which may indicate something. :))

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