The double-fried crispy pork specialty of Ilocos is glorified in this Bagnet-themed hole-in-the-wall resto in Makati. This place feels like Fat Michael’s and serves good food with warm service.
It is named after its street number address: 8065 Estrella. It is owned by Alain Nadal (older brother of a popular singer of our generation — Kitchie Nadal) and his partner Jeff Tuason. It’s been popular among Manila-based foodies for some time now.
Here is our 8065 Bagnet experience…
Would you eat in a place like this? The unassuming facade along Estrella St. can make some people think twice about eating here.
Inside, you’ll actually find a resto that has an artsy, homey feel with artworks on the wall and mixed tables and chairs.
The best table is the family table with a backdrop of this bagnet painting at the far end.
(I wonder what’s the story of this painting?)
Check out the 8065 Bagnet Menu
Bagnet Kare-Kare (P195). Good for 2.
They offer different versions of bagnet: spicy gata, sisig, dinuguan, curry, binagoongan and kare-kare. Which one is your favorite?
You can order it as a set meal (P105-P115) with rice and soup, or an ala carte meal good for 2 (P175-P195).
The Bagnet Kare-Kare was deliciously deadly — it’s like Bagnet with peanut gravy sauce and sweet bagoong (shrimp paste) with hints of coconut. I liked the crispy bagnet pieces, especially the rib parts.
This is the kind of comfort food for us, and we love it!
Steamed Fish (Cream Dory) in Curry Sauce (P175).
For the health-conscious foodies, you can order cream dory in curry, spicy gata sauce or shrimp paste sauce.
The cream dory was a bit thin and had a different color (that needed to be covered by the sauce). It tasted just ok.
On the second floor, they have a private function room that you can reserve for a private party.
It can accommodate a group of 15-20 people. As long as your group orders food, you can reserve this place.
There’s also a simple clothes shop there by Kitchie and Lala Nadal (with the help of Yasmin Yanong, who designed some of the dresses).
Here’s another view of the clothes available for sale.
8065 Bagnet is a just-right, feel-good place for when you are craving good comfort food in a homey, down-to-earth setting. (That’s why we included it in the Top 100 Awesome Restos in Manila in the 2012 Awesome Planner. 🙂 )
8065 Estrella St., San Antonio Village, Makati City
Telephone: +632 519-6511
Monday to Saturday 11am – 12mn;
Sunday 5pm – 12mn
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Full Disclosure: Nothing to disclose. We paid for our meals. We are not connected with the owners or any organization promoting 8065 Bagnet.
P.S. They have a second branch in Manila located at Leon Guinto St., Malate, Manila (Telephone No: +632 519-6511)
13 thoughts on “8065 Bagnet, Bagnet-Inspired Hole-in-the-Wall”
You should try the bagnet sisig! Simply to die for! Will celebrate my bday there on the 14th! Congrats Alain!
the bagnet sisig is my favorite!!!!
My partner and I LOVE this place! We always order their steamed okra with bagoong on the side, plus they sell the 1.5l softdrinks for only P55! This is truly a bang-for-your-buck place.
isang tumbling away from where i live! i love their bagnet sisig. pati free soup, masarap:) at may wi-fi doon! yay!
i always order the spicy guinataang bagnet. the sad thing is i can only eat there once a month (okay, maybe twice a month he he). there’s wi-fi? what’s the uername and password?
You tried my favorite! Kare kare Bagnet. The original is also goooooood kasi less umay. 🙂 There’s free wifi too! )
Hello. Can you help me with the directions on how to go here?
From Pasong Tamo going to JP Rizal, you should turn left to Estrella before reaching Kingswood or Shopwise.
They also have Bagnet 8065 in Taft near DLSU-M! ^_^ That’s where I first tasted their food.
They are closed on Sundays. Went there today and it’s all shuttered down.
they have a branch near DLSU?? where?? please answer asap! 🙂
Very nice concept!
Lately, the place looks dilapidated for me. It now looks like an old apartment that looked nice and cozy because of the lighting. Some paintings look creepy as well.
Oh the other hand, the food tastes great. Waiters are friendly and they never complain even if we have a lot of extra requests (extra rice, extra soup, extra ice, etc.) My future partner and I always go there every month. Can’t wait to bring my family to taste their bagnet and cream dory in Spicy Gata. 😀