Formerly located along Luna Mencias Street, The Frazzled Cook has moved to Scout Gandia near Tomas Morato in Quezon City. This restaurant serves international cuisines in a quirky home-cook style and offers food which are familiar and fulfilling. We have attempted to visit this reopened branch before but got lost in the way as we followed Waze’s directions (ended up dining at Buenisimo nearby).

Last Saturday, we finally found the right place at their new address with the help of Google Maps. 🙂 We were second on the wait list and had to stay outside—not a big deal. Was the food worth the wait anyway? Absolutely.

Review of The Frazzled Cook (Tomas Morato, Quezon City)

Ambiance: ★★★★★

The Frazzled Cook is usually packed and it’s a popular laid-back restaurant where you do not have to dress up to stop for a great meal. There’s a lot to admire once you step inside. Mismatched tables and chairs in all the function rooms look unique and different from one another. Convivial interior with a variety of eye-catching details and colorful accents make the ambiance both charming and interesting.

Service: ★★★★★

Knowledgeable staff aptly handled the flow of customers without being annoying. While waiting outside for a free table, we already ordered our food and surprisingly, the dishes were immediately served on the table before we even took our seats. Service was kind and very accommodating. The waitstaff was attentive, prompt, and friendly as well.

Food: ★★★★☆

Some of us have “a little bit” of obsession with truffle, and we happen to belong to this group. The Frazzled Cook’s Truffle Pasta (PhP 325) was fantabulous. It was made with mixed pasta, sautéed portobello mushroom, and homemade white truffle sauce. The sauce was well-distributed and did not veer toward soupy or dry. The pasta was creamy and luxurious and not greasy. Truffle flavor was prominent indeed and the use of high quality mushroom was apparent.

The Tenderloin and Sausage Pizza (PhP 380) was not stringy with the amount of toppings (beef tenderloin salpicao, bell pepper, onions and kesong puti) which were incredibly indulgent. I saw clearly how my fiancé loved it very much. He finished 5/6 slices of the herbed crusted thin pizza! 😛 Yes, it was that good for him. Overall, I thought the pizza was nice but I would have appreciated it more if the pizza dough came out browner and crispier. I like biting into a crisp bottom crust.

Served with buttered vegetables and gravy, the Spicy Chicken Kebab (PhP 245) gave a delicious smoky and spicy flavor plus an attractive color. The chunks of chicken threaded on a skewer were moist and tender, and the flavor-packed marinade was everything there is to love.

Price for Value: ★★★★☆

With rewarding customer service and remarkably presented food, The Frazzled Cook in Tomas Morato area keeps the social atmosphere humming. Prices are not so cheap but have good value. Dishes have memorable tastes, ones that marry tradition with some modern touches and served with style and civility.

78 Scout Gandia, Near Tomas Morato, Laging Handa, Tomas Morato, Quezon City
For inquiries, call 02 2469069 ext:267 or (02) 374-6879
Date Published: 03/17/2016
18 / 20 stars


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11 Responses

  1. Lauren

    Wow, the food looks delicious! I love the decor too. It doesn’t look like every other restaurant you go in.

  2. Heather

    First, I absolutely love the blue on the doors to that patio area. It just looks inviting! I have yet to visit the Philippines, but I will most definitely visit The Frazzled Cook (I love that name haha) if I am in Quezon City!

  3. Sage

    I would’ve loved to have seen some vegetarian options, but assuming I wouldn’t starve, this place looks right up my alley! I love dining out, but the only time I do is when I travel Going out to eat is very expensive in Denmark, and it’s usually not worth it 🙁

  4. Cassie

    I really love The Frazzled Cook’s decor! It really does feel super homey and inviting. All of the food looks great, though I do like a crispy pizza crust myself so I understand your frustration.

  5. vidya sudarsan

    I like the casual decor in this restaurant. The open wall shelving, drapes, and lighting all feel very homely. I’m not a huge fan of mismatched furniture, therefore, can’t appreciate it as much as the rest. Overall, this place is welcoming and the food looks good to me 😉

  6. Tori Gabriel

    This sounds like an amazing restaurant and the food looks delicious. I love the decorative as well. It’s so unique. I thought it would look random and cluttered but it works brilliantly. I’m not sure I would commend them putting your food on the table before you even sat down though. Didn’t it make you feel rushed?

  7. Aileen Adalid

    Great review as always! I can still remember how I LOVED going to Tomas Morato with friends because there really are so many great restuarants in it. Thanks for this, I’ll add it to my list of places to eat when I get back!

  8. Becca Wilson

    This sounds like a great place to eat with amazing service and food. I also love the atmosphere is unique. Little places like this are better to me than chains.

  9. Katie

    You always find the prettiest restaurants. I love to go to restaurants here in the Orlando, Florida area. It’s a fun hobby and the pictures make for a wonderful memory.


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