Since we launched the website we’ve always asked ourselves whether we would recommend the place we’re reviewing to our friends; if we’d come back; and, more importantly, if the food was delicious. As time passed by, we made our fair share of friends and enemies in the Manila food scene. Not everyone can handle our straightforward, easy-to-read, no-nonsense, full-frontal, don’t-give-a-f*ck-what-you-think writing style. Besides, this is what Manila needs right now. An increasing rise of so-called “foodies” and “restaurant insiders” have been infecting the web with sponsored biased reviews for way too long. But you know what else Manila needs right now? Some good ole classic, well-done, simple and straight to the point, this-is-how-you-open-a-restaurant, delicious ass whooping that Bucky’s surprisingly provides.

Bucky’s is popularly known for their “not-a-brownie-brownies”. It’s a decadent chocolate flavor bomb that whacks at you with a chocolate sledgehammer over and over again, combined with a barrage of intense fudgy goodness that can only be described if you’ve tried it already. Also, if you loved the chocolate ambrosia you’ve been having from Bucky’s these past few years then get ready for a rollercoaster ride, as this humble restaurant is a completely different goliath.

“Bucky’s hands down serve THE BEST FRIED CHICKEN IN MANILA.”

They kept the menu simple with a select number of well thought out dishes. Looking for some classic fried chicken? Well lucky you, as Bucky’s hands down serve THE BEST FRIED CHICKEN IN MANILA. The bursting crispy skin with its ultra flaky batter combined with the juicy thigh meat makes those “What would your last meal” questions look like nonsense.

“They have a select liquor selection as well in case you need to settle the score with some internal food trauma that’s locked away in your subconscious.”

Their other dishes such as the Baked Ziti and the Grilled Cheese Sandwich are like grand fireworks of retribution to make up for all those times you stuffed dirt down your mouth. Their soft serve gives drug addicts a new addiction to replace shabu and marijuana. No other cup of frozen vanilla even comes close. Their amazing toppings are so good that we pretty much concluded this is what the after-life must taste like. They have a select liquor selection as well in case you need to settle the score with some internal food trauma that’s locked away in your subconscious.

If you’re looking for some simple, honest to goodness, well-executed and of course delicious bomb ass food, Bucky’s is the only solution to your problem. If there was a must visit eatery you should go to right now, Bucky’s would be it.


The Breakdown
Fried Chicken
Imagine an explosion of chicken fat all over you mouth, combined with a tender and flavourful thigh meat. Now multiply it’s delicious level tenfolds.
Baked Ziti with Ragu
Not for the faint of heart. The burnt edges of the ziti added that smokey flavour and combined with loads of cheese, ragu and sauce then you got a champion of a dish.
Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Tomato Soup
A rich molten cheese sandwiched between two equally delicious brioches and combined with the tarty but sweet tomato soup makes this some of the best grilled cheese sandwiches we’ve ever had.
Soft Serve
The hint of saltiness in the soft serve made this all the more addicting. The vanilla was very subtle and the brown butter polvoron topping was super delicious as well.
  • HEIST SCORE - 9/10
    9/10

Summary

If you’re looking for some simple, honest to goodness, well-executed and of course delicious bomb ass food, Bucky’s is the only solution to your problem. If there was a must visit eatery you should go to right now, Bucky’s would be it.

9.0/10
Bucky’s Poblacion

Address: 5666 Don Pedro Street, Poblacion, Makati City
Operating Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Telephone: +63916 7545140
Dinner for two with drinks: around ₱1,000