14 June 2013

Johnny Rockets, Tomas Morato

After our vanity-Friday session, Mr. M. and I, together with Floki (our blogger-wannabe friend) headed to Johnny Rockets (JR1 Building, Tomas Morato Avenue, beside CBK Building, Quezon City). I scratched Johnny Rockets from my must-try-asap list after reading the review of the Foodiestation. I was persuading the two for a pasta joint instead, but they were fairly decided. Since Floki will shoulder the first P1000 from our bill, I was obliged to seat inside this friendly restaurant with dancing crews and smiley ketchup.
Johnny Rockets has an old-school American vibe. I felt I was time warp as I enter the restaurant. It makes you sing along to the likes of Do Wah Diddy and other classic pop rock songs. The only thing that was missing in that branch was the Jukebox, I actually asked the crew and she said it was lent to other branch.
Mr. M. had a Rocket Fuel Burger (P285), spicy burger with fresh lettuce and American cheddar cheese and Nacho Jalapeño. It has a single serving of fries. You can make it a double or even triple patty burger by adding P95 per patty. Floki upon seeing its huge photo in the menu book ordered for it too.

I had a bite of his burger and I forgot about it. I was hearing Mr. M. that he still liked Army Navy’s Burger better, while Floki kept on complaining that it’s too spicy. Apparently, she has a low tolerance of spicy foods, nevertheless, she finished her burger after alternately taking pictures of the food (food blogger wannabe I told you), munching and drinking water. 
Because I really liked pasta that night, I ordered Mac ‘n Cheese – P275 (I only had 2 choices the other being the spaghetti). It came with loaf bread. It has the perfect amount of cheese that sticks to your fork and your mouth. The serving was too small for my appetite. So I had to fill my tummy up with the fries and chocolate milkshake. 
I already knew that the “unlimited fries” comes with extra price but we still opt to have our fries unlimited for P75. To our surprise, it was actually a separate order, but only those who had a hamburger meal can avail. Sayang, we had two orders pa, we could have shared instead. 
Of course, our Johnny Rockets experience wouldn’t be complete without ordering their milkshake. I ordered chocolate milkshake for P145. There were various variants but I am just not bold to try. I could say I super-duper love their milkshake. It was made with pure pleasure one could forget his name. It has scope of real ice cream and other special ingredients only food fairies know. 

My take: Happy crew brings out happy customers. Although we were not satisfied with the serving, the taste was fairly above average. 
Tip: It pays to read the food description. Never judge the food by its photo.
The verdict: Johnny Rockets is still a must-try restaurant. Maybe not ASAP but it’s still worth your list.

52 comments:

  1. wow, unlimited fries? my kids will love that...maybe we can visit that place someday

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    1. Unlimited for an extra charge.

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  2. Johnny Rockets serves the best burger, even here in the UAE. Super expensive nga lang. :)

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    1. Medyo nga, medyo hindi nga lang big ang servings.

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  3. We were at Johnny Rockets Morato one morning last week too, not sure if it was Monday or Tuesday morning. It's not as expensive as before when the unlimited fries was part of the burger meal, now at least you get to decide whether you want it or not. hehe :)

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    1. Ah, so that's the story. The unlimited fries was "built-in" the burger meal's price before.

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  4. i am not impressed with Johnny Rockets because when we dinned in we were disappointed with all our orders.

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    1. Well, I'm a bit disappointed as well, but fairly because of the serving size.

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  5. I would probably be hesitant with the milkshake...what with all that food...the milkshake would spoil my stomach hehehe.

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    1. Naku, sorry to hear that. You'll be missing half of your life without milkshakes.hehe

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    2. Actually, di ako mahilig sa milk hehehe...kape na lang lol! Seriously, I rarely drink milk. My bad :-(

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    3. I think you need milk especially you're a runner. Mocha milkshake kaya. Ang kulit lang noh.hehe

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  6. Parang gusto ko yung burger, but as you said, don't judge the food by its photo. Hehe. Parang medyo pricey din sya for me, but then again, iba naman kasi pricing standards dito sa DVO. :-)

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    1. If you have low tolerance on spicy food, don't order this. There are lots of other burger meals to choose from.

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  7. I would love to try that milkshake!

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  8. I haven't had a good burger and fries meal for a looong time! This post makes me want to have one now. LOL

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  9. Haven't tried in Johnny Rockets but I've heard a lot of stories and reviews that it's quite okay here. So many one of these days will find time to dine here.

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    1. Don't take our words for it. =)

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  10. The burger should taste good based on the price, I love hearing the unlimited fries.

    MomMy Hanny

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    1. Ummm, I didn't order the burger, I just had a bite so I couldn't really say.

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  11. I'll go back to Johnny Rockets for the milkshakes! :)

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  12. The unlimited fries would be a great deal for me :)

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    1. That's what captured me, actually.

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  13. Last time we went to Johnny Rockets in Eastwood, I was so disappointed with the price. For unlimited fries and burger and shake for both, it costs us around P1100 excluding service charge. It was so expensive for me. And i would never wish to go back again.

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    1. If the serving was a little bigger, pwede na sana eh. Kaso maliit ang serving nila.

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  14. I haven't eaten in any Johnny Rockets before as they are not in Singapore now.. I think most of the outlets here closed down.

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    1. What happened. Maybe the Singaporeans are not ready for their offerings.

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  15. judging from your description, the resto reminds me of a diner. i found the prices you quoted quite expensive but i guess it's worth a try. :)

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    1. That the word, it's a diner. It's a little pricey for the food's proportions.

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  16. Parang ang sarap nga nun milkshake. Anyway, unlimited fries sounds good, hehe... I love fries e.

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    1. Naku, to die for ang milkshake (ang OA ko noh).hehe

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  17. The burger sound reasonable price and look good, pair with milkshake..sarap!

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  18. bonding time din naman ang magdine out and hopefully magka johnny rockets na dn sa area namin para hnd malau.. unlimited fries??? owww my thighs will kill me!

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    1. Haha. Okay lang naman kung paminsan-minsan. =)

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  19. food photography does its wonders on menus that sometime i get disappointed when i see the actual product too. hehe! oh wow... never experienced going to a johnny rockets place yet. i wish cebu would be more adventurous in bringing new food joints here for the public to try.

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  20. Hmmm.. Maka order nga burger mamayang hapon.. hehe

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  21. The burger looks so inviting but the price is something to think about..but it sure looks delicious!

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    1. Agree about the price, it would have been better if the serving was bigger.

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  22. hmm, i'm curious about the spicy burger and the cheesy mac and cheese! ma-try nga ito minsan. thanks for posting! :-)

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  23. nagutom ako bigla...hehehe

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  24. my son will surely love the unlimited fries.. would love to go food trip but don't have budget yet...

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    1. I'm sure he will love the fries.

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