As burger patties slowly crept into the planetary consciousness, everyone wondered whether the meaty slabs of mystical wonderment could sustain a business for long. Plenty of restaurants in Metro Manila answered that question with a resounding, and fatty, yes. Yet those specializing solely on burgers are a counted few. One of them must be Wham! Burgers.

To give a short background, Wham! Burgers is a gourmet burger restaurant boasting that their burgers are made with only the freshest 1/3 pound PURE BEEF patties. Recently, Wham! Burgers has updated its menu with an explosion of three new burger varieties called the Slider Trio (Cheese Burger, Wham Burger and Bacon Burger) now available in all its branches. We took a taste test last Saturday and saluted the burger-based eatery for the great reinvention.

Review of Wham! Burgers (SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City)

Ambiance: ★★★☆☆

Should you find yourself entrenched in SM Mall of Asia feeling hungry at any time, take comfort in knowing that a good burger joint is steps away. Wham! Burgers has a casual and laid-back fastfood ambiance that is ideal for hanging out with friends and just enjoying your own company while passing time.

The interior design is not overwhelming but rather very neat and simple. Illuminated by lights on the ceiling, this place keeps a bright vibe. The white walls bring some tranquility in contrast to the large WHAM! backdrop. A staircase leads up to the second floor where a small dining area like a loft can also be occupied by customers.

Service: ★★★★★

Like any typical fastfood restaurant, customers order and pay at the counter. Orders are delivered on the table with efficient and quick service considering their ground beef cylinders are never frozen and the burger patties are only cooked (with no MSG and complicated ingredients) upon customer order.

Food: ★★★★☆

The Slider Trio (Cheese Burger, Wham Burger and Bacon Burger) (PHp 250 for all three) consisted of the same wheel of pure beef patty and burger bun but with different key ingredient such as the bacon and cheese that are fused together in individual burgers. Each of the trio had a beefy, gooey core, hugged by the buns that sop up all the juices. I could not decide which was the best, but I can assure you that the experience of eating any of them would bring a hapless, meaty joy! 🙂 It hits home how good beef does not need condiments. You read it right – catsup, mustard and mayo would feel out of place on this pile.

Next served was the Whammer (PHp 195), which could just be Wham! Burgers’ trademark burger. It’s a top-rated burger as all the components were perfectly executed, and the burger came out cooked as ordered the first time it came to the table. It was made with 1/3-lb pure beef, charcoal-grilled patty topped with deep fried onion strings, cheese and BLT. The Whammer is one of the tastiest and most creative burgers I’ve encountered. I mean, with this large heap of generous elements in one bite, there’s none that I could ask for.

If you plan on venturing beyond the patties, Wham! Burgers has a decent selection of sidings. We had the Pepper Poppers (PHp 82), Potato Wedges (PHp 66), French Fries (PHp 73), and Spaghetti Fries (a secret recipe that’s not on the menu but you can order from the counter). The Spaghetti Fries has this sweet Filipino-style spaghetti sauce and also chopped red juicy hotdogs that you’d normally find in spaghetti. The notable difference is that instead of pasta, on top of the sauce, cheese and hotdogs are fries.

Overall, these four items did not have special taste or texture, but the importance of having good sidings to pair with your burger entree should not be underestimated. Kudos to the golden-brown color, crisp exterior and balanced seasoning.

Price for Value: ★★★★☆

Aside from the food listed above, we’ve also tried the Brekkie (PHp 200), Kapow (PHp 200) and Bronco (PHp 200) among Wham! Burgers’ featured burger variants. If asked which burger would be worth your hard-earned money, your valuable time, and your true burger devotion, I’d say that whichever you pick lands as perfect answer.

These burgers have a good price for value since one can fill you up quickly and satisfyingly. If you have a rather small stomach like me, I recommend bringing a friend or someone to share a burger with. The burger size is pretty big and you may not finish it wholly alone. 🙂

Ground Floor, North Parking Bldg. SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City
For inquiries, contact 556-93-94
Date Published: 03/26/2014
16 / 20 stars

Other branches:
#201 Katipunan Ave. Ext. Brgy. Milagrosa, Quezon City | 912-94-26
SM City North Edsa The Block Level 4 | 422-00-79
Level-3, Midtown Mall, Robinsons Place Manila | 567-24-23
Cluster 2, Molito Alabang, Madrigal Ave. cor. Alabang-Zapote Road | 869-89-09


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60 Responses

    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Hmm I thought it’s quite okay – not too dry. Also, the flavor bombs of beefiness come surrounded by a gorgeous crust that arguably sets the standard for the style.

    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Oh, the employees working in the nearby commercial buildings must go to Wham! a lot as it’s a particularly impressive feat t in the midst of the lunch rush.

    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Wow! Nice patronage. 🙂 These burger patties aren’t sure to blow everyone away, but they’re good enough at the end of a long day. Prices are perfectly acceptable.

  1. Teresa Martinez

    When I showed this to my son, he made me promise that we will eat at Wham! Burgers on our next visit to MOA or better yet their branch in Alabang which is a lot nearer.

    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Hehe that’s the thing about kids. When they see something likeable, they must get it! 😛 Have him try anything he likes. Once you stand by the counter, choosing a burger variant to order is hard, as there are versions both straightforward and fancified. Wham! burgers are the bragged-about burgers everyone comes for. One bite, and you’ll know why.

  2. Angelique Misa

    Now this post made me want to grab something to eat. I haven’t heard of WHAM until I read this post. Will try to check out the place soon 🙂

    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Sure. Don’t miss out on the Poppers too! They are seriously addictive, admittedly, yet appealingly greasy with crust that like crackles with crunch. 🙂

  3. Kath Rivera

    My husband’s fave. I’m not a fan of burgers per se because with only five bites my tummy’s feeling heavy na. I love hotdog sandwiches though

    • Rochkirstin Santos

      I’d say you both are comfort food lovers. 🙂 You’ll find great treats in Wham! Burgers as well. Be prepared because their food are tempting in their own right.

  4. Rebecca M

    I love burgers here in the UK for burgers I usually go to the fast food chains Burger King 7 McDonalds! And does burger look delicious!

  5. Alyssa (@heyitsalyssayu)

    I’ve been to their branch in Robinson’s Manila multiple times. I really love their burgers which is why I kept coming back! 🙂

  6. Fernando Lachica

    Every burger establishment must have a different taste for their burger and have the system that’s easy to the employees and guests. I’ll try this Wham burgers!

  7. Jien

    Whammer tastes good and I agree with you about Wham burgers but I like Crave burger more.

  8. Mindy

    I love burgers and i’m hungry now (it’s past 12 PM already) so… Not a good time to be reading this!!! Craving for burgers now hahaha

  9. Mars Callo

    Great review! Thanks for sharing.
    The branch in MOA is beside/near what other restos or stores?
    Is it in vicinity of IMAX?
    thank you ^_^

  10. jared's mum

    it has been awhile since i’ve been to Wham + i really miss their mouth-watering burger + fries! I must visit the nearest branch very soon! ^_^

  11. Violy

    I’m dieting after giving birth, I have not eaten any fast food for almost 4 months now! Whew, not an easy thing to do with all the fast food chains we have around. I have not tried this Wham burger and we don’t have it here in subic too. Would love to try it once my body is back to normal. 😉

    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Haha yup, just continue to maintain good diet and fitness. You may forget all about fast food and unhealthy stuff right now especially if you’re breastfeeding. 🙂

  12. Rhea Bue

    I always pass by Wham burgers kaso I never really get to try them out.. 🙂 after reading your review now, will definitely give them a try na! 🙂

  13. jon

    looks good but to me it’s really just a bigger spin of crave burger.

    crave burger is unique, just taste their patty, there lays the secret over all other competitors. believe you me, you will remember forever and crave for me.

  14. jon

    you have to try crave burger, their patty is just so unique in exquisite taste, nothing in town like it.

    • Rochkirstin Santos

      I’ve seen Crave Burger in SM North EDSA and the fronting ambiance alone made my mom want to try. However, we were about to have dinner with the family that time so we decided to go to another restaurant.


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