June 11, 2015

NBA Cafe Review ~ Boys Day Out

If you have boys (and a husband :P) who are so into basketball,  you should consider dining at the NBA café at SM Aura, BGC Taguig. 
 
 
 
 
The huge NBA logo at the store front, was quite successful and attracting my kiddos' attention.  The crew invited us in and my kids were all eyes, on the NBA theming of the place ~ furnishing and decorations.

  
There are television monitors, everywhere you look, tuned to obviously the NBA channel.   
 
We came in at 11:30, with only a handful of people eating, but
I can imagine this place full of fans cheering their teams on at playoffs and finals. 
 


 
Just look at these NBA jerseys, such an eye-candy for my baseball stars wannabes.
 

 Do you see the main monitor at the background? It is humongous
 
And don't fear missing anything important as you excuse yourself to the bathroom, they have built in audio inside the restroom to make sure you are completely updated with the game.
 
 
We ordered cheese burgers, creamy macaroni and cheese and creamy spinach, white bean and artichoke dip. 
 
 
 The cheese burger plate ~ P 385. 
 
Topped with Gruyere cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and pickles  cheese burger is heavy, my husband and my eldest had their fill and felt full even after dinner time. They said they should have ordered just one for sharing.
 
 
The creamy macaroni and cheese ~ P375.
 
I shared a bowl of macaroni and cheese with my youngest.  The sauce thickens as the meal cools. 
 

Creamy spinach, white bean and artichoke for appetizer ~ P195.
 
The appetizer came with very few chips that we had to get more chips for an additional P60.
 
 
VERDICT
  • NBA café is perfect for a day out with your boys.  It is wonderful concept for basketball fans.  
  • Our orders were good, but not spectacular.  
 
Are we coming back?  
With boys who are so into basketball, I am guessing Yes! 
 
 
NBA Café Manila is located at the 5th floor, Skypark, SM Aura Premier Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
Telephone Number: 63-2-556-1683.
 
 
Check out their website for more details: http://www.nba.com/nbacafe/about.html
 
 
 
 

26 comments:

  1. Wow, the creamy macaroni and cheese looks like soup!

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    1. Hi Rowena, I was initially disappointed to see that the mac and cheese looks soupy too, but the sauce thickens as the meal cooled. It was also quite heavy in the tummy. I shared this with my 6 year old with the appetizer and had our fill.

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  2. I think my jowa and my son will enjoy this place kasi mga mukang basketball yun eh. Sana maka visit din ako soon =)

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    1. The place was created for basketball aficionados. My boys had a hard time settling it as there eyes were all over checking out the place.

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  3. Not a basketball fan but this is something my brother and cousins enjoy! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I am not a basketball fan either, but I appreciated the place. It was different and quite cool.

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  4. I should definitely take my boys here! Well our son is still too young to appreciate basketball, but my husband's a fan! I hope it's still around for if/when our son grows up to be a basketball fan.

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  5. Whoa there's an NBA Cafe in the Philippines!! Haha I think di lang sya pangboys though, even for me, another basketball lover haha! I'm so excited to check it out!

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    1. You would love it there if you are into basketball. I am not a fan, but the huge tv panels and restaurant decor kept me entertained.

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  6. I love cheese! Will try this new restaurant on our next visit to SM Aura!

    xoxo
    MrsMartinez

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  7. I've got 3 little boys, I'm not sure yet, though, if all three of them will be into basketball as right now, there are no signs of it yet, hehe. But yeah, the place sounds like a really great place for my hubby to take our kids. How was the cheeseburger? Heavy's good then, if they'll share, but I'm curious if it's good. We love good burgers. :)

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    1. The burgers are good says my husband, he was full until after dinner.

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  8. creamy macaroni and cheese and cheesebuger plates look like huge plates. perfect for the boys.

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    1. The mac and cheese was just fine, the burgers however was humongous.

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  9. That place would be crowded and really noisy during a live game.

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    1. I guess it would be crawling with basketball fans specially during championships.

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  10. Yum! I love the spinach nd artichoke! My husband and son would love to eat here for sure.

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    1. I liked their spinach, artichoke and white bean dip a lot. It is actually very good and one of the best I have had. Plus there is spinach, perfect to sending healthy veggies to your kiddos' bodies.

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  11. My husband is a big basketball fan. I'd definitely treat him to lunch at NBA Café Manila.

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    1. That would be sweet. I am sure he will appreciate it. My hubby liked the place too. It was different and yes special.

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  12. Hmmm... not quite into basketball but am definitely into burgers hehehe.. will tell my dad and bros about this.. esp. father's day is coming!

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    1. Oh you are right, this place would be perfect to bring my dad to on fathers' day... good tip!

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    2. I was thinking of the same thing. My husband who is such a huge basketball fanatic will love it here. And my dad too! But I'm guessing it'll be jampacked come Father's Day

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  13. My husband would love this place! Thanks for sharing! I know where to go next :)

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  14. Super want ko makapunta dito and sama ko si husband, kaso ang layo naman samin. hehe!

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